Let’s get digital, digital… 

Often entrepreneurs are describing their new company as a digital health start up, but what exactly is digital health?  Some incorrectly think it is anything medical with a website or connected to an iPad.  In his book, The Fourth Wave, Paul Sonnier describes it as...

We’re All Heart: Best in Show at TCT

It is that time of year again when the interventional cardiology and vascular communities reflect on the recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting which took place in Denver and finished late last week.  We take pause to remember that TCT is one...

Navigating the MedTech Fundraising Environment

For many years, the fundraising environment for MedTech companies has been exceedingly difficult. Venture firms that were historically active in MedTech shifted their investment allocations to other areas of life sciences and capital became constrained. New entrants...

What is the regulatory STATE of stem cells?

Stem cells seem to be everywhere.  We are constantly hearing discussions about the use of stem cells, regulatory issues for stem cells and the role for regenerative medicine.  The conversations bridge multiple therapeutic areas including orthopedics, cosmetics,...

What is the Point of Point of Care?

After stops and starts, successes and disappointments, point-of-care diagnostic testing (POCT) has finally come of age. From its humble beginnings in the 1990’s, POCT has become a $16 billion market, delivering value to patients, caregivers and investors. As a...