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DeviceTalks, a podcast from the makers of MassDevice, brings you conversations with leaders of the companies that are changing medicine. From entrepreneurial stories to technological breakthroughs, our conversations with leaders in medtech touch upon the most interesting and pressing issues in medicine. The podcast was created by MassDevice.com, the online business journal of the medical device industry. MassDevice covers the medical device world's hottest news about the medical device industry

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DeviceTalks, a podcast from the makers of MassDevice, brings you conversations with leaders of the companies that are changing medicine. From entrepreneurial stories to technological breakthroughs, our conversations with leaders in medtech touch upon the most interesting and pressing issues in medicine. The podcast was created by MassDevice.com, the online business journal of the medical device industry. MassDevice covers the medical device world's hottest news about the medical device industry

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DeviceTalks by MassDevice

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DeviceTalks, a podcast from the makers of MassDevice, brings you conversations with leaders of the companies that are changing medicine. From entrepreneurial stories to technological breakthroughs, our conversations with leaders in medtech touch upon the most interesting and pressing issues in medicine. The podcast was created by MassDevice.com, the online business journal of the medical device industry. MassDevice covers the medical device world's hottest news about the medical device industry

Rank #1: How the Medtronic/Covidien merger will change medtech| A discussion

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Panel discussion recorded at June 24th DeviceTalks Minnesota event featuring Nadim Yared, Deb Rectenwald, Philip Ebeling.

Jun 30 2014
31 mins
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Rank #2: Behind the Boston Scientific turnaround with CEO Mike Mahoney

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In this episode of DeviceTalks, recorded live at our DeviceTalks Boston event at Boston Scientific's corporate headquarters, we sit down with CEO Mike Mahoney to discuss the company's recent turnaround. Mahoney, who joined the company as its CEO in 2012, sat down with MassDevice's Brian Johnson to take us inside how the company has improved its performance.

Sep 04 2015
36 mins
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Rank #3: A look at the massive Medtronic/Covidien deal with Covidien exec Stacy Enxing Seng

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This MassDevice podcast featuring Covidien's Stacy Enxing Seng was recorded live on June 24th at DeviceTalks Minnesota.

Jun 30 2014
42 mins
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Rank #4: Inside one of the largest medtech companies in the world| B. Braun Medical CEO Caroll Neubauer

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MassDevice publisher Brian Johnson interviews Caroll Neubauer, CEO, B. Braun Medical about the medical device tax, Obamacare, patient safety and the current state of the medical device industry.

Dec 02 2014
34 mins
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Rank #5: The leadership lessons of Stryker's John Brown

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For a man who took a private company from $17 million in sales to a $4.5 billion publicly traded juggernaut, John Brown is a remarkably humble man. However, he is, by all intents and purposes, the man who put Stryker on the map. Today, the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based medical device company nets nearly $10 billion in annual sales. In this episode of DeviceTalks, recorded at the recent AdvaMed 2015 conference, Brown spoke to us about how he built such impressive results during his tenure at Stryker, including the lessons he learned along the way.

Nov 12 2015
18 mins
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Rank #6: Teleflex CEO Benson Smith on what it takes to be great in sales

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This interview, recorded live on June 6, 2016 in St. Paul, Minn. at DeviceTalks Minnesota, is one of the funniest, most enlightening and interesting discussions we've ever had at DeviceTalks. Teleflex CEO Benson Smith takes us through his career from door-to-door salesman to CEO of 1 of the top performing medical device companies in the past five years. Listen all the way to the end to hear an unforgettable tale of going all out to get the job.

Jul 19 2016
36 mins
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Rank #7: Talking innovation with Johnson & Johnson's medtech R&D guru Martin Fitchet

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Martin Fitchet is responsible for R&D at JNJ's medical device unit, a tall task for anyone but appropriate for this former surgeon. In this episode of DeviceTalks, we talk about what innovation means to a behemoth like JNJ and what areas he sees in medicine that are ripe for disruption.

Dec 23 2015
19 mins
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Rank #8: Making the deal with CEOs from Zoll, NxStage Medical, Ocular Therapeutix and ConforMIS

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MassDevice reporter Brad Periello speaks with CEO and founder of NxStage Medical Jeff Burbank, Zoll CEO Richard Packer, ConforMIS CEO Philipp Lang, and Ocular Therapeutix CEO Amar Sawhney about what it takes to keep companies on the cutting edge, as well as their ups and downs as heads of major medtech companies.

Jul 18 2013
40 mins
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Rank #9: What it's like to be the CEO of the world's largest medtech company with Bill Hawkins

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On this episode of DeviceTalks we dive into life in the corner office with Bill Hawkins, former CEO of Medtronic and chairman of Immucor. Hawkins shares his experiences on the front lines of medicine where he has spent 25 years leading companies as diverse as start ups to the world's largest medical device company.

Mar 07 2016
56 mins
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Rank #10: How I built the company with Masimo CEO Joe Kiani

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Medtech entrepreneur, patient safety advocate Joe Kiani, CEO, Masimo Corp. talks about building the company from scratch. In addition, he discusses his mission as the founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, recorded at DeviceTalks West on November 19, 2014. Also featured, B. Braun CEO Carroll Neubauer.

Dec 15 2014
47 mins
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Rank #11: How teaching computers to recognize emotion led to healthcare innovation: MIT's Rosalind Picard

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In this episode of DeviceTalks, we delve deeply into emotion and how teaching computers to recognize emotions led to a potentially major breakthrough in medical technology with MIT scientist and entrepreneur Rosalind Picard. Listen to hear the backstory behind her book Affective Computing, her work with artificial intelligence and pioneering wearable technology.

Aug 06 2015
37 mins
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Rank #12: Does culture eat strategy for breakfast? A chat with Smiths Medical CEO Jeff McCaulley

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When Jeffery McCaulley took the reigns at Smiths Medical, the company was in a slump. Several years of flat growth and a potential merger that didn’t go through, had sapped the winning spirit of the Twin Cities, Minn.- based company. However, with McCaulley’s arrival, came a renewed sense of what was possible for Smiths Medical. The medtech veteran employed several new initiatives, honed at companies like GE to rebuild the company’s culture and move it back on a path to growth. In this podcast, we discuss McCaulley’s playbook when it comes to fostering a winning culture in the medical device industry.

Sep 23 2016
36 mins
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Rank #13: Building the Cologuard and the fight against colorectal cancer with Exact Sciences Graham Lidgard

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Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet it is also one of the deadliest forms of the disease. In this episode, we speak with Graham Lidgard, the Chief Science Officer, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Exact Sciences, a Wisc. -based company that has developed a non invasive test to detect colorectal cancer without having to undergo a colonoscopy. We talk to Graham about the Cologuard test and his 40 year career developing breakthrough medical technology.

Oct 27 2015
36 mins
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Rank #14: Spinal cord injuries and the quest to find a better treatment with Invivo Therapeutics Mark Perrin

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Ten years after it was spun out of MIT, Invivo Thereapeutics and its neuro scaffold treatment for traumatic spinal cord injuries is moving closer to a reality. The company has completed enrollment of its 5 patient pilot study, which has made headlines around the world and is looking to push forward on adding more patients. In this episode of DeviceTalks, we talk to new CEO Mark Perrin about the company and why there has been so little movement in the fight against paralysis.

Sep 14 2015
38 mins
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Rank #15: One of medtech's most successful men reflects on failure

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Dr. Manny Villafana is one of the most successful men in the history of medical innovation, having founded four companies, including CPI/Guidant Corp. and St. Jude Medical, Inc. His most recent venture, Kips Bay Medical was supposed to be his best work yet. However, problems with the FDA and shortfalls on funding doomed the company, which shut down in September 2015. Recorded live on September 23rd at DeviceTalks Minnesota, just one day after he resigned as CEO of Kips Bay Medical, we discuss failure with Dr. Villafana. How does someone who has had so much success deal with the opposite? What comes next for this serial entrepreneur?

Oct 13 2015
22 mins
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