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David Filmore

Executive Editor

Rochester, NY
David Filmore has been covering the health care sector as a writer and editor for 16 years. He specializes in devices and diagnostics, particularly focusing on the regulatory and reimbursement dynamics that impact a company’s ability to succeed in the marketplace. Originally trained as a scientist, Dave enjoys dissecting technical topics to reach a core understanding. As a writer and editor, he relishes communicating that understanding, important context and key takeaways for practical use by the reader. Dave has led operations or served on the staff of “The Gray Sheet” for more than a decade, and now oversees Regulatory and Policy content for the new Medtech Insight. Previously, he was an editor with the American Chemical Society, producing content for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry and analytical instrumentation space. He has also worked in the pharma industry, and has a degree in chemistry. Dave lives with his wife and two kids in Rochester, NY.
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