ARTICLES BY BOB MARSHALL

What Happens In Vagus…Is Stimulating!
What Happens In Vagus…Is Stimulating! The vagus nerve is the tenth cranial nerve and interfaces with parasympathetic control of the heart, lungs, and digestive tract. It is the longest nerve of the autonomic nervous system in the human body. So, what happens when the vagus nerve becomes compromised or does not function properly, and how do we treat it?  Continue Reading...
Memory Recovery Device Takes Novel Approach To Alzheimer’s Disease
Memory Recovery Device Takes Novel Approach To Alzheimer’s Disease Proposed implant provides a redundant backup system for the brain, offering hope to those at risk for Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.   Continue Reading...
Stomping Out Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Stomping Out Diabetic Foot Ulcers A diabetic foot ulcer is a serious open sore or wound found in about 15 percent of diabetic patients. Since these ulcers could lead to amputation in up to 24 percent of those who develop one, prevention is of great importance to both the patient and medical professional. Would you be willing to step on a device that looks like a bathroom scale each morning for 20 seconds to help ensure your mobility?  Continue Reading...
Bad Cardiac Rhythm Causes The Blues
Bad Cardiac Rhythm Causes The Blues At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib, according the American Heart Association (AHA), and that number likely is close to 45 million people worldwide. What advances are being made in the management of this condition?  Continue Reading...
3 Eye-Opening Takeaways From The MedTech Conference
3 Eye-Opening Takeaways From The MedTech Conference Three speakers opened our ears, eyes, and minds at Healthegy’s Medtech Conference last month in Minneapolis. Two presentations provided input that reshaped my own long-held notions, while the third helped me to think about value-based outcomes from a more productive perspective.  Continue Reading...
Two Lessons From A Reproductive Health Startup
Two Lessons From A Reproductive Health Startup Company's progressive regulatory strategy and awareness of market, regulator, and consumer concerns hold insights for other medtechs.   Continue Reading...
MedTech Funding: A City Of Two Tales
MedTech Funding: A City Of Two Tales Medtech investment always has been different, a fact that was on display as I attended two recent regional events showcasing innovation. So how are investors - and the industry itself - meeting ever-evolving innovation, development, and investment challenges?  Continue Reading...
3 Pros Keeping Your Device On The Market
3 Pros Keeping Your Device On The Market In the final chapter of this series, we will discuss three key individuals who sustain a device from release until the device is retired.  Continue Reading...
Are You Satisfied With The FDA?
Are You Satisfied With The FDA? More than half of Americans are displeased with President Donald Trump's performance to date, and nearly four-fifths of the nation collectively sighs when evaluating Congress. So what does the medtech industry think of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as we near the halfway point of 2017? The answer may surprise you.   Continue Reading...
Lights, Camera, Validation! — Preparing For FDA Prime Time
Lights, Camera, Validation! — Preparing For FDA Prime Time In the “validation/manufacturing transfer” stage, we move beyond lab-queen prototypes, small sample sizes, and controlled bench testing to prove that the product will fully satisfy user needs under actual or simulated operating conditions. This is the dress rehearsal for commercialization.  Continue Reading...
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Bob Marshall

Bob Marshall brings more than 20 years of experience in medical device product development, manufacturing, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs to Med Device Online. He spent the last seven years with medical device consulting firm Regulatory & Quality Solutions, and previously held leadership positions with Renal Solutions (now Fresenius Medical Care), Siemens Medical Solutions, Medrad (now Bayer HealthCare), and Respironics (now Philips Healthcare). He holds both a BS degree in electrical engineering and an MS degree in organizational leadership from Geneva College.