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Catherine Longworth

Catherine Longworth is a reporter covering commercial and R&D developments in the medtech industry. A graduate of St. George's, University of London, Catherine holds a BSc in Biomedical Science. Before joining Informa, she worked in the editorial team at Pharmaceutical Press, the publishing division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, where she wrote and edited for a number of pharmaceutical publications. After gaining experience in the world of scientific publishing, Catherine took the leap to study a postgraduate qualification in journalism. During the course, she carried out placements with local London newspapers, writing general news and building her portfolio by reporting on a wide range of current affairs such as the European migrant crisis, political protests and the London mayoral election. Catherine is passionate about human rights and is fascinated by the innovative nature of the medtech industry and the healthcare advances that have the greatest benefit to mankind. She lives in London and loves music, arts, travel, writing, reading and is always happy to receive recommendations for books or places to travel!

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With the US FDA urging providers to transition away from fixed duodenoscopes to newer designs that reduce or eliminate reprocessing of the device, Pentax Medical is seizing an opportunity to increase supply of its disposable cap scope. Medtech Insight talks to the company’s global clinical officer, Garrett Hudson, on the challenges of endoscopy hygiene and the company’s response to guidance.

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Device Week, 17 October 2019 – A Mix Of Earnings and 'Taboo' Tech: Johnson & Johnson's Third-Quarter Earnings; Tech Innovations Around Sex And Death

In this edition of Device Week, Medtech Insight managing editor Marion Webb chats with deputy editor Reed Miller about the most recent earnings report from Johnson & Johnson, and talks with London-based Catherine Longworth about her upcoming "taboo" tech coverage from the 2019 Global Innovation and New Technology Health Event (GIANT).

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Qiagen In Crisis, Previews Poor Q3 Sales; Long-Term CEO Steps Down

Qiagen shares took a hit following a series of negative announcements, including lower than expected results for Q3 2019 and the departure of long-term CEO Peer Schatz. The company said it had been affected by poor sales growth in China.

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Accelmed Launches New $100M Venture Medtech Fund

Israeli healthtech fund Accelmed is raising $100m for its fourth fund focused on medical device and digital health companies.

 

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Exec Chat: Intuitive Surgical CEO Gary Guthart On Expansion, Innovation And Competition

With the opening of a new UK & Ireland headquarters last month, Intuitive Surgical is aiming to strengthen its grip on the the market as it faces increasing competition in the robotic surgery space. CEO Gary Guthart sat down with Medtech Insight at its new Oxfordshire, UK HQ to discuss expansion and innovation plans.

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Device Week, 4 October 2019 – Demant Group Recovers From Cyber-Attack; TCT Conference Highlights

In this week's podcast, senior reporter Catherine Longworth provides an update on how the Demant Group is recovering from a ransomware attack that forced the Danish hearing-aid manufacturer to shut down its IT systems, and deputy editor Reed Miller reviews the highlights of the clinical trial presentations at the recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in San Francisco.

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