Guest Columns

  1. Medtech Consolidation And The Outsourcing Competitive Landscape
    7/15/2019

    While consolidation may have somewhat predictable effects in most medtech markets, this trend has a distinct impact on competitors in the outsourced devices market.

  2. Cutting Packaging Costs: What Life Sciences Can Learn From Consumer Packaged Goods
    7/11/2019

    Industries can (and should) learn from one another. As the life sciences market continues to become more competitive and social pressure to reduce healthcare costs increases, consumer packaged goods (CPG) approaches and strategies to cut packaging costs can be applied to life sciences to achieve these objectives. 

  3. Factors Shaping Four Major Infectious Disease In Vitro Diagnostic Markets
    7/10/2019

    The HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and Treponema pallidum (or syphilis) test IVD markets represent devices that apply to multiple patient groups and scenarios. As such, the size and forecast growth trends of these markets are influenced by many different factors.

  4. 4 Key Usability Considerations For Biopharmaceutical Delivery Device Design
    7/9/2019

    Often, the last thing on the minds of drug development teams working is the human factors engineering (HFE) performance of the drug delivery devices that will ultimately deliver their innovative medications to patients. Yet, such an oversight can cause major delays in delivering these new medications to market. 

  5. Understanding The FDA’s Breakthrough Devices Program
    7/8/2019

    Well-prepared manufacturers can benefit from close collaboration with the FDA during the intensive approval process, propelling their products to market in a relatively short period of time.

  6. What Will The USMCA Mean For MedTech?
    7/1/2019

    Despite the contentious nature of the negotiations, as well as criticism levelled at some of the new provisions, analysts appear to agree that the USMCA represents an upgrade — albeit a modest one — over NAFTA for all parties included.

  7. Patient Voice: Determining Fair Market Value For Patient Insights Work
    6/25/2019

    Clinical research professionals often turn to healthcare professionals to critically assess the complex prioritization and planning of clinical research and to act as surrogates for the patient perspective.

  8. AI, Data Integrity, & The Pharma Industry: Let’s Not Wait Until Someone Dies
    6/18/2019

    Simply performing computer system validation or managing computer systems under CGMP conditions is not enough to ensure data integrity and data quality for data sets where AI/ML is intended to be applied.

  9. Leveraging AI To Assess Clinical Trial Technologies
    6/13/2019

    As part of our ongoing series detailing an approach for the rapid assessment and prototyping of digital and other clinical trial technologies, we introduce here the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to optimize clinical study design and execution. 

  10. Latin America Offers Welcoming Entry Market Amid Tighter EU Regulations
    6/12/2019

    In the past, regulatory requirements that were laxer than U.S. rules made the EU almost a no-brainer as an entry market for many medtechs. However, the advent of the MDR and IVDR has tightened EU regulations and added implementation challenges. Are Latin American markets the answer?