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Looking for a New Job? Be a Sniper.

By Joseph Mullings     It is all about reverse engineering. It starts with being specific about what you want in your next role and then back out your activities from there. When you finally decide it is time for a change, be sure to [...]

Massachusetts Allows Me to Finally Use the Word “Malarkey”

By Joseph Mullings     “In a groundbreaking effort to close the wage gap between men and women, Massachusetts has become the first state to bar employers from asking about applicants’ salaries before offering them a job.” NY Times – August 2, 2016 I must [...]

Managing Your Career and Being True to Yourself

By Joseph Mullings     While we all play in the med-tech space, to be successful, there are basic principles that need to be addressed. Qualities that immediately come to mind are intelligence, self-awareness, hustle, collaboration and empathy. Once you move beyond those over-arching principles, [...]

International News

Cardiac Dimensions® Initiates European Commercialization of CARILLON® Mitral Contour System®

Commercial Rollout includes PRIME Study, Collecting Data on up to 300 European Patients KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 28, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ --Cardiac Dimensions®,Inc. today announced that it has initiated its commercial efforts in Europe, treating the first patients with its CARILLON® Mitral Contour System® under its [...]

$265 million for Israeli-founded medical device company

An admirable exit for the Israeli-founded medical device company, Rhythmia Medical, as it gets picked up by Boston Scientific – a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices- for $265 million. The agreement (signed today) calls for an upfront payment of $90 million payable [...]

Implant scandal sparks revamp of EU medical device rules

*Rules to tighten product approvals, safety checks * Changes follow French breast implant safety scandal * Plans must be approved by EU governments, lawmakers BRUSSELS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The European Union has proposed tougher rules on assessing the safety and monitoring the use of [...]

European regulators approve Surefire Infusion System for chemo – and radioembolization procedures

European regulators have approved Surefire Medical's Surefire Infusion System, a next generation device for chemo- and radioembolization procedures. The Colorado-based medical device company today announced that it is launching this product in the European market immediately. "Surefire Medical developed this ground-breaking technology to provide interventional [...]