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Medtech Talk

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A weekly conversation with the innovators who will change how health care is delivered.

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A weekly conversation with the innovators who will change how health care is delivered.

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28 Ratings
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Great podcast

By Catherine.cookie - Jul 13 2019
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Great for anyone looking to learn more about medical technologies/ current Med tech news

Medtech Investor

By MJ12345! - Mar 14 2019
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Love the interview content. Well rounded and interesting. Always learn something new

iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
Average Ratings
20
5
2
0
1

Great podcast

By Catherine.cookie - Jul 13 2019
Read more
Great for anyone looking to learn more about medical technologies/ current Med tech news

Medtech Investor

By MJ12345! - Mar 14 2019
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Love the interview content. Well rounded and interesting. Always learn something new
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Medtech Talk

Latest release on Jun 05, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: CEO Stevens Says HeartFlow Took No Shortcuts to Commercialization, Raising $240 million Series E

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John H. Stevens, MD, was too excited to sleep when he first heard what HeartFlow's technology could potentially do. Eight years later, he's sleeping a lot better, having secured $240 million to fund the company's commercial rollout of the HeartFlow Analysis system.

Overview: HeartFlow has built a strong financial argument for its imaging system.

Surprises: This stuff belongs on Star Trek. Very cool.

Takeaway: "There are no shortcuts."

Mar 06 2018

35mins

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Rank #2: Justin Klein, MD, JD, Partner at New Enterprise Associates

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Justin Klein, MD, JD, sits down with Healthegy TV to provide details on where his firm, New Enterprise Associates, sees the greatest opportunities in Medtech. He also explains how a firm with $3 billion to manage still makes early-stage investments.

Feb 29 2016

24mins

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Rank #3: HealthQuest’s Kong on teamwork, Medtech, and investing $225 million

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HealthQuest Capital secured a $225 million fund to invest in new health care technologies. Managing Director Garheng Kong, MD, explains the firm’s views on health care, how doctors view new technologies and what competitive volleyball can teach us about venture investing.

Mar 30 2016

26mins

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Rank #4: Relievant CEO Kevin Hykes Shares the Advice that Led Him to Set a Successful Course as CEO

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Under CEO Kevin Hykes, Relievant Medsystems is racking up some wins. The company closed on a $58 million Series E round last month and this week announced the first commercial application of its Intraspect pain-relief procedure. In this podcast, Hykes doles out some valuable career advice for wanna be CEOs and talks about the technology that could turn Relievant into a Medtech powerhouse.

Jul 13 2018

37mins

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Rank #5: Advice of the Valkyrie – GE Venture’s Lisa Suennen Explains How Medtechers Can Find Their Voice

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For more than a decade, Lisa Suennen, Senior Managing Director, healthcare at GE Ventures and Managing Partner at Venture Valkyrie, LLC, has blogged and opined on the healthcare industry. In this podcast she reveals what first led her to speak up and shares how Medtech execs can find their own voices. She also talks about CSweetner.org, a not-for-profit she created to help women executives rise to the C-suite.

Apr 06 2017

39mins

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Rank #6: Foundry’s Gifford: Innovating Innovation in a Changing Health Care World

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Hanson Gifford of The Foundry reviews the evolving challenges behind Medtech innovation and shares details on Fire1 and Ardian.

Apr 23 2015

27mins

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Rank #7: Stryker’s Kevin Lobo Explains Why He Calls Medtech Home, How the “Serial Acquirer” Will Keep Growing

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Growing up in Canada, Kevin Lobo only knew he wanted to be a senior executive at a global company someday. That overriding objective took him through the consumer good and chemical industries before the financial executive found his first job in Medtech. In this interview conducted at the Medtech Conference in Minneapolis, Lobo reveals that while he first was reluctant to take that Medtech job, he’s now grateful to have found a home. “If you’ve only been in Medtech, you do not understand how lucky you are to be in this industry.” Lobo shares insights on how he built a career that positioned him to lead one of Medtech’s giant. He also explains why under his watch Stryker grew to become a “serial acquirer” of that has spent $14 billion to acquire 55 companies during his tenure as CEO. 

Jun 17 2019

37mins

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Rank #8: SVB’s Jon Norris Reveals Medtech’s Most Prolific Investors, Hottest Areas, and Biggest Exits

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Earlier this month, Silicon Valley Bank released its Trends in Healthcare Investments and Exits 2019, the latest of the bank’s annual reports on the state of healthcare investing. In this podcast we talk with Report Guru (and Managing Director) Jonathan Norris about the top takeaways including:

  • What’s the emerging hot spot for Device Start-Ups?
  • What VCs are making Series A deals?
  • Are Angels and Crowdfunding groups making an impact?
  • How busy are Corporates?
  • What’s a Big Exit? And why are they on the rise?


You can download the report yourself here.

Join us at the Medtech Conference to hear Norris’ update on Medtech Funding

Jan 25 2019

40mins

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Rank #9: Stanford’s Yock Talks Medtech Costs, Biodesign’s Birthday, and How He Feels about Apple and Google

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Paul Yock, MD, started Stanford’s Byers Center for Biodesign to help teach innovation. While the idea didn’t excite everyone, the center has emerged as the hub of entrepreneurial excellence. Dr. Yock speaks to the role of innovation and how it impacts Medtech.

May 03 2017

25mins

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Rank #10: Managing Director Kirk Nielsen Talks Origins, Medtech, and Versant Ventures’ new $400 Million Fund

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Kirk Nielsen’s path to Versant passed through thoughts of medical school, a short stint in the NHL, and a span at Medtronic. Today, Nielsen represents the global VC’s interests in Medtech, serving as part of a new generation of partners taking over from the VC giant’s founders.

Mar 17 2017

29mins

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Rank #11: Propeller Health CEO David Van Sickle Explains How Sensors, Data Can Help Manage Respiratory Disease

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David Van Sickle, CEO & Co-Founder of Propeller Health, brings his public health background to health tech start-up Propeller Health. The company has created a line of sensors that work in conjunction with inhalers and spirometers to measure medication intake and breathing capacity of people with asthma. The start-up has undertaken some bold projects with entire cities including Louisville to demonstrate how tools such as these can benefit communities. In this podcast Van Sickle discusses the company's unique origins, its technology and a small hiccup involving the company's former name. Van Sickle will be speaking on an innovative panel at the May 31 Medtech Conference in Minneapolis.

May 11 2018

33mins

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Rank #12: How Will Abbott & Auris Deals Impact Early Stage Start-ups?

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Abbott’s move to acquire St. Jude demonstrates how Medtronic’s moves toward “Total Solutions” may change the game in Medtech. We’re going to tackle that topic at the June 1 Medtech Conference. Our conference co-chairs discuss that piece of our upcoming agenda as well as our focus on robotics.

May 03 2016

21mins

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Rank #13: Ceterix CEO John McCutcheon Is Writing a Different Ending with New Tech That Can Save the Meniscus

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In 2010, John McCutcheon joined Ceterix, a start-up with big goals and a surer FDA path than his previous company. McCutcheon recounts the FDA's battering of that company, Emphasys, and explains how his current company is rolling today.

Apr 26 2018

35mins

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Rank #14: How Will CEO Pavlidis Help VytronUS Deliver Disruptive Ultrasound Tool to Treat Afib in the EP Lab?

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John Pavlidis, president and CEO of VytronUS, has built a strong resume leading and selling Medtech start-ups. Now the self-described engineering “nerd” is leading VytronUS, a start-up combining the powers of imaging, ablation, and robotics to create a powerful new tool that can elevate the precision of treating atrial fibrillation in the electrophysiology lab.

Nov 03 2017

34mins

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Rank #15: SVB’s Numbers Guru Jon Norris Points to More Investors, Stronger Exits Facing Medtech in 2018

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Hard to find anyone working harder than Jonathan Norris to help us see the forest for the trees.

Jon is a fixture at many conferences including – thankfully – the upcoming Medtech Conference on May 31. But we wanted to get to his insights early. In this Medtech Talk Podcast, Jon and I discuss his report, “Trends in Healthcare Investments and Exits 2018.”

Overview: Jon shares some positive views for Medtech. Good to hear.
Surprises: I didn’t know Jon’s initial career choice.
Regrets: I didn’t get to ask how his pitching arm is doing. Jon still plays ball on a regular basis.

Enjoy the podcast!

Jan 29 2018

41mins

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Rank #16: FundRx Finding the Formula to Bring LPs, VCs, Individuals to Fund Promising Medtech Start-Ups

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Zeshan Muhammedi thinks he and his co-founders of FundRx have identified some “misalignments” in funding Medtechs. The solution may be FundRx, a new breed of venture capital firm bringing LPs, KOLs, and entrepreneurs on the same page.

Feb 24 2017

34mins

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Rank #17: Mylea Charvat Says Savonix Working to Turn Cognitive Function into Vital Measure

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Faced with an unacceptable diagnosis after her husband was seriously injured in an accident, Savonix CEO Mylea Charvat created a tool to measure cognitive function to aid his recovery. Now Savonix seeks to establish cognitive function as a standard measure of human health. The technology potentially could could fill a huge shortage of physicians while improving patient outcomes and accelerating medical innovation.

Oct 20 2017

39mins

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Rank #18: NxThera CEO Bob Paulson Talks M&A, Career Twists, Family, and Lessons Learned from Selling Yogurt

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Boston Scientific's acquisition of NxThera obviously signals an end of one era. The 10-year-old start-up will live inside the global giant, of course, but we ask CEO Bob Paulson what the sale means to him on a personal level. Paulson also walks us through his unorthodox career in marketing, corporate law, accounting, and finally leading a highly successful Medtech Start-Up.

May 07 2018

44mins

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Rank #19: Wahr says Nuvaira gives him a familiar feeling; lays out plans for fund-raising, commercial launch

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Nuvaira CEO Dennis Wahr, MD, sees similarities between interventional pulmonology today and interventional cardiology in its early days. He hopes Nuvaira, which is developing a tool to ablate lung tissue, will be able to further the field through upcoming clinical trials and fund-raising.

Oct 13 2017

29mins

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Rank #20: CEO John Pedersen Explains Why Urology – and Augmenix – Are Enjoying Such an “Interesting Time”

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In this Medtech Talk Podcast, CEO John Pedersen explains why he chose to help Augmenix roll out its SPACEOAR implant, a hydrogel that's inserted between a patient's prostate and rectum to save healthy tissue from radiation exposure. In this talk, Pedersen discusses the rise of urology - which includes the recent acquisitions of Neotract and NxThera. He also updates listeners on Augmenix's efforts to secure reimbursement. Finally, the former Boston Scientific exec offers advice to anyone working in a global Medtech company.

Jun 13 2018

27mins

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