Archive for November, 2011

What is VdE? And, will it change the U.S. medical device industry?

November 29, 2011 |  by  |  Innovation, MedTech Industry  |  No Comments

Anyone been following the Value-driven Engineering movement (VdE)?  In response to President Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative, the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA,) has launched a national effort in VdE. Read More


We never got a chance to say goodbye to R&D

November 1, 2011 |  by  |  Development, MedTech Industry  |  No Comments

I grew up in the medical device industry when revenue-producing companies actually had internal R&D groups (and, I don’t even have any gray hair).  Not “commercialization teams” or “New Product Development”, but actual investigation of novel medical device candidates.

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