Reed focuses on new technology development, including clinical trials and investment start-up companies. He has been covering medical technology since joining Medtech Insight predecessor The Gray Sheet in 2000, and also covered cardiovascular technology for theheart.org and drug industry compliance issues for HCPro. Reed has a BA in religion from the College of William & Mary and an MA in philosophy of religion from Boston University. He lives and works in his hometown of State College, Pennsylvania.
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Medtronic will stop producing ventilators and combine the rest of its patient monitoring and respiratory interventions business into a new business called acute care and monitoring. The company had previously announced plans to divest all of the patient monitoring and respiratory intervention business.
News We're Watching: Accenture Expects 'More Human' Tech, Cardiac Genetic Tests In Walmart; And More
Medtech Insight's News We're Watching highlights a few noteworthy industry developments you might have missed: Accenture's new Vision Report addresses the future of "more human" tech in health care; Efemoral secures FDA's breakthrough status for its bioresorbable peripheral stent; Impulse Dynamics secures $135m to support its cardiac contractility modulation; PrecisionLife and Metrodora announced a partnership to address chronic diseases including long COVID; Cardio Diagnostics launches its cardiac epigenetic/genetic tests in a Walmart near Chicago.
Studies presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons' annual meeting in San Francisco found that robotics did not improve revision rates in total knee arthroplasty surgeries and chatbots do not consistently provide accurate information to orthopedics patients. Wall Street analysts came away from the meeting bullish on the joint reconstruction surgery market. More news from the 12-16 February meeting.
After an FDA advisory panel voted in support of Abbott’s PMA for the TriClip G4 transcatheter tricuspid valve repair device, Medtech Insight discussed the panel’s review with Barathi Sethuraman, DVP for clinical affairs for Abbott’s structural heart business.
News We're Watching: Layoffs At Illumina, Canary's Heart Sensor; SCS To Help Amputees; Samsung's Apnea Monitor
Medtech Insight's News We're Watching highlights a few medtech industry developments we are following: Illumina will lay off 111 people from its San Diego headquarters as it comes to grips with the impending Grail divestiture; a team of researchers have devised a way to use spinal cord stimulators to give amputees "feeling" in a leg that is no longer there; Samsung earns FDA de novo for sleep apnea monitor.
An FDA advisory panel will discuss Abbott’s PMA for the TriClip G4 transcatheter tricuspid valve repair device on 13 February. The group’s discussion will likely focus on the lack of a clear mortality or hospitalization benefit in the TRILUMINATE pivotal trial.