On our visit to Med in Ireland medtech industry event, we had a chance to check out some cool indigenous materials engineering that goes on in Ireland to benefit medtech. Specifically, ATD emolda, a company based outside of Dublin, was showing off its Abderma foam, a product designed for wound management applications. Abderma, a biocompatible [&hel (Read more...)
Ireland was once a poor country. Agriculture was its main output and Guinness its ambassador to the world. Things have drastically changed in the last couple of decades, so much so that Ireland is now the fastest growing economy in Europe and one of the hottest places for medical technology companies to do business. A […]
Richard l. Lindstrom
NEW ORLEANS — A large number of doctors are joining companies as chief medical officers, OSN Chief Medical Editor Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, said in remarks at the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit, where he introduced a panel discussion highlighting the migration of key opinion leaders into industry.
“We have a significant example of that [on the panel] here,” Lindstrom said, as he solicited stories of balancing practice and business from Rajesh K. Rajpal, MD, Emmett T. Cunningham Jr., MD, PhD, MPH, Steven C. Schallhorn, MD, Johathan Talamo, MD, (Read more...)
Increasing access to meaningful information, including price, cost and quality data on health care services, can aid in efforts to improve health care price transparency and may help mend the health care fragmentation, according to a new policy paper by the ACP.
“Our health care system is undergoing multiple shifts: an increase in insured patients, moving payments to quality-based systems, and ever-increasing data,” Jack Ende, MD, MACP, president of ACP, said in a press release. “Additionally, patients are increasingly responsible for a greater portion of their
Edward J. Holland
NEW ORLEANS — Data from two studies reinforce the finding that intranasal tear neurostimulation results in significantly increased acute tear production compared with either active extranasal or sham intranasal applications, a speaker said.
“As we’ve learned over the last few years, stimulation of the trigeminal afferent nerve in the nasal mucosa triggers the nasolacrimal reflex pathway, and this contributes both to basal and stimulated tear production,” Edward J. Holland, MD, said at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. “The intranasal
NEW ORLEANS ― At the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting here, Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth, discusses the single-pass, four-throw pupilloplasty technique he has been using in narrow-angle and closed-angle glaucoma cases to drastically lower IOP.