ARTICLES BY BOB MARSHALL

Get “Personal” And Go Digital To Secure Medtech Funding
Get “Personal” And Go Digital To Secure Medtech Funding $5.3 billion was invested in the Healthcare sector in Q1 of 2018, including 168 deals, but notice the types of products garnering the attention of venture capitalists...  Continue Reading...
MDTX Was A Cure For The “Regulatory Blues”
MDTX Was A Cure For The “Regulatory Blues” Last week’s MDTX event was a thought leaders' forum for medical device innovators who design, develop, or commercialize devices. There were interesting conversations with speakers and leading-edge knowledge from experts about everything from concept to commercialization, and regulations to reimbursement. My own presentation was on recently-released FDA guidance documents and how these new expectations might influence your next product...  Continue Reading...
Buying More Time For Stroke Victims
Buying More Time For Stroke Victims Fresh regulatory updates and a new generation of medical devices are expanding caregivers’ options for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke.  Continue Reading...
What Is The Best Medical Device Job For You?
What Is The Best Medical Device Job For You? A recent look at LinkedIn’s 50 most popular companies not only shows why those companies thrive, but provides insight on how job-seekers can find an employer who shares and supports their priorities and goals.  Continue Reading...
The One Tattoo You Will Never Regret
The One Tattoo You Will Never Regret Like the faded, “tribal” armband tattoo they got in college, colorectal cancer screening — or even discussion — can be a source of embarrassment for some people. But preventive care is something to be proud of, and this Pennsylvania company has an inkling of how to make CRC screening more effective.  Continue Reading...
A “Device” For Providing Better Drug Outcomes
A “Device” For Providing Better Drug Outcomes Patients who don’t take their medication regularly often experience poor health outcomes, increased hospitalizations, and even death — all of which are very expensive to healthcare systems, according to the American Journal of Managed Care.  Continue Reading...
Evolving To Meet The Medical Device Outsourcing Boom
Evolving To Meet The Medical Device Outsourcing Boom The global medical device outsourcing market is expected to reach $88.2 billion by 2025. I spoke with Steve Cottrell, president of global life sciences consulting firm Maetrics, to learn about some of his approaches to serving the medical device market and planning for this growth.  Continue Reading...
Empowering Women’s Healthcare With Data Science And AI
Empowering Women’s Healthcare With Data Science And AI The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published statistics on U.S. personal healthcare spending by age and gender in 2012. The key difference that drives these numbers for women between the ages of 19 and 44 is the cost of maternity care. One company focused on supporting women in this space and looking to capitalize on this market opportunity is Ava Science, Inc.  Continue Reading...
Frequently Asked (Regulatory) Questions
Frequently Asked (Regulatory) Questions The pivot from 25 years as a medical device practitioner to the chief editor’s chair at Med Device Online has been fun, but not devoid of challenges. My initial fear – that stepping out of the hands-on device development and manufacturing trenches would inhibit my ability to make a tangible difference for device users – has given way to satisfaction in the knowledge that my experience can help to inform ...  Continue Reading...
Medtronic Fighting For Minutes…While Losing Hours
Medtronic Fighting For Minutes…While Losing Hours We’ve all seen or heard commercials from the American Stroke Association (ASA) encouraging people who suspect they might be having a stroke to call 9-1-1 right away, because “time lost is brain lost.”. Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 people a year. That’s one in every 20 deaths, according to the ASA. But even if you survive a stroke, you are not even close to being out...  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.