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Arundhati Parmar
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A healthcare journalist looking to learn about innovation and business strategy
A healthcare journalist looking to learn about innovation and business strategy

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St. Jude Medical's CEO, Daniel Starks, is happy to grow organically and do small, tuck-in acquisitions where they make sense. He is not looking to merge with another company to grow bigger.  

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mHealth devices have been largely divided into consumer tracking devices and apps on the one hand and clinical devices and apps prescribed by doctors. Now one San Diego #mhealth startup wants to provide clinical grade tracking and diagnostic ability to consumers.

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Patent trolls in medtech have been making their presence felt since about last year. Now one of these appears to have close ties to Medtronic. 

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It's a bold move by Medtronic to buy Covidien but for its competitors its mainly bad news.

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A conversation with the new chief of a medtech industry association shows medtech executives are wrestling with multiple, bewildering challenges. 

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FDA gives the green signal to CardioMEMS' implantable wireless sensor for heart failure patient monitoring. Now hospitals have to choose between noninvasive remote patient monitoring through weight gain such as the one offered by Medtronic's CardioCom and St. Jude Medical's invasive PA pressure sensing technology.

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There is much talk these days about the medtech IPO market. Instead of sitting and watching their biotech brethren drink sweet ambrosia from public markets like they did last year, this year medtechs can partake of the fanfare too. But are medtech IPOs failing?

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Defibrillators have caused many a headache for Boston Scientific's legal department in the past. Now, there is new interest in some of the company's defibrillators from the Department of Health and Human Services about launch and performance of some of its CRT-Ds and ICDs.
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