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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
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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
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Medtech Talk

Latest release on May 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: Mahoney Shares What Surprised Him at Boston Scientific and How the Company Turned Around its Culture

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What steps did Boston Scientific – under Mahoney’s leadership – take to unlock such significant growth? In an interview at the Medtech Conference, Mahoney – interviewed by Kevin Hykes, CEO of Metavention - laid out some of the meaningful changes Boston Scientific made.

Jul 13 2017

41mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: Intersect ENT CEO Lisa Earnhardt Discusses New Products and Plans as Medtech Talk Hits the 100 Mark

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CEO Lisa Earnhardt, who appeared as the first guest on the Medtech Talk Podcast, returns in episode number 100 to share why she took the helm of the 12-person start-up 10 years ago, and how Intersect ENT has managed company culture over years of enormous growth. She also discusses where Intersect ENT is headed in the future, with new products and business development projects.

Apr 10 2018

32mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: Invus Opportunities Partner Ben Tsai Seeks – and Finds – Success in Medtech Investments

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Benjamin Tsai says his initial plans – or the plans he’d been given – called on him being a doctor. But he quickly saw a greater opportunity working in the life sciences industry. Tsai made a quick run through consulting firms and business school before finding a place at Invus, an investment firm that has operated mostly out of the limelight. In this podcast, Tsai discusses his career, his outlook on Medtech and why Invus – investor in Auris Health and other high-profile deals – is beginning to get out to tell its own story.

Mar 22 2019

30mins

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Rank #10: Endeavour Vision’s Ellias Reveals the Path from Pre-Med to Medtronic to Investing in Medtech

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Ask Endeavour Vision’s Katie Ellias what song best represents her career path to venture capital and she’d probably say, “The Long and Winding Road.” Hear how the VC established a career path that took her from Pre-Med plans to Medtronic and then Venture Capital.

Aug 04 2017

46mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: Cardionomic’s Goedeke Talks Team Jackets, Ski Lifts, and Changing How ADHF Is Treated

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Steve Goedeke says he was the kid who liked to take things apart. But he’s built a career putting things together including a promising neuromodulation start-up called Cardionomic. In this episode, Goedeke shares the thoughts – and concerns – that went into leaving a seemingly stable gig at Medtronic to lead the new company. He also reveals what ideas he’d consider pursuing before a serendipitous ski trip set him on his current path.

Nov 10 2017

37mins

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Rank #15: New Metavention CEO Todd Berg Talks M&A, Raising Capital, and Why He’s Excited to Join the Start-up

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Todd Berg has a bit of a winning streak going.

Berg worked at three Medtech start-ups prior to accepting the CEO post at exciting new start-up Metavention, and all three companies would be acquired including Torax Medical, the GERD company Berg led from start to finish.

What led Berg to Medtech? Why did he co-found Torax? How did he find success raising capital? How is he approaching his new challenge leading Metavention, which is developing a novel, new potential treatment for type 2 diabetes?

Jan 23 2018

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Rank #16: Baxter Ventures VP Anne Sissel Says Strategic Investors Can Help Start-Ups Reach Their Potential

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Anne Sissel, vice president of Baxter Ventures, says she followed the numbers into Medtech. Now, she enjoys using the strategic's capital to help start-ups find ways to curtail costs and create new treatments for dreadful diseases.

Apr 04 2018

33mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: Rohlen Explains How KKR, Ajax Are Rethinking How We Run Medtech Start-ups

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Duke Rohlen, CEO and director of Ajax Health, co-founder and CEO of Spirox Inc., explains how he’s combining his expertise, connections, and experience exiting Medtech companies with KKR’s capital to devise a new way to run start-ups.

Jun 08 2017

18mins

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Rank #19: Santé Ventures’ James Eadie, MD, Reveals the Early-Stage Strategy That’s Producing Epic Returns

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Santé Ventures partner James Eadie, MD, doesn’t recall the good old days of Medtech. He joined the Austin-based Venture Firm after two tours in Iraq with the Air Force where he led an ER and served as part of a “flying ICU,” airlifting wounded soldiers out of combat zones. Upon returning to the states, Eadie recognized his desire to run a company could be satisfied by investing in early-stage medical device firms, and he’s developed an impressive record over that span backing companies including TVA Medical, Claret Medical, and Millipede – three companies that could ultimately secure close to a billion dollars in M&A. In this podcast you’ll hear how Santé views early-stage ideas, including those literally drawn up on napkins. Does Santé bet on the jockey or the horse? We’ll let Eadie answer that one.

Feb 07 2019

40mins

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Rank #20: Klein Shares how NEA Plans to Put More Than $300 Million to Work in Medtech Companies

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This week, New Enterprise Associates – known to its friends as NEA – announced closing on a $3.3 billion venture capital fund, with roughly 10% of that total going to Medtech companies. We asked partner Justin Klein, MD, how might the $300 million or so invest in Medtech companies be deployed differently than in the prior fund.

Jun 26 2017

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