Marion Webb has been writing about health care issues for nearly two decades as a full-time reporter and freelancer. As the senior business reporter for the San Diego Business Journal, Marion covered new medical innovations at San Diego’s top-ranking research institutions and the medical device and life sciences industry for nearly eight years. She’s also been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles County Medical Association’s Physician Magazine and Physicians News Network focusing on new technologies, practice management, reimbursement and other trendy issues relevant to physician practices and their ability to succeed. She remains fascinated by the ever-growing numbers of innovative products coming out of the medtech sector, from potentially life-saving devices to help treat patients who otherwise wouldn’t have access to medical care to breakthrough technologies that benefit mankind. Marion earned her BA in communications from UC San Diego and continues to enjoy an active lifestyle in San Diego.
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Telehealth is a growing trend in cardiology and SnapMD says it's on the forefront.
Digital health technologies from smartphone applications, wearables, digital weight scales and telehealth are rapidly changing the landscape of cardiac care, offering new tools for engaging cardiology patients and enhancing cardiologists' workflows. There is a lot of hype, but also some real promise. Here's a look at what's happening and some expert insights on the benefits and challenges these new innovations represent, as well as market projections. Digital health was a major topic of discussion by cardiologists and entrepreneurs during this year's Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in San Diego. This is the second in a series of articles on the future of cardiovascular technology, spotlighting discussion and presentations from TCT.
Device Week, Oct. 18, 2018 – Digital Health Market Intelligence; New Blood Therapies Harvested From The Ocean
In this edition of Device Week, Medtech Insight's Marion Webb gives an overview of her new Market Intelligence article on innovative digital technologies applied to cardiology and Catherine Longworth reports on a Hermarina – a company in Brittany helping to build France's "blue economy" based on marine resources – which has developed several products, including a blood-replacement therapy, from a certain type of sandworm.
Myriad Genetics, Inc. and Pfizer Inc. signed an agreement to promote Myriad's BRACAnalysis CDx test, currently under US FDA review, as a companion diagnostic for Pfizer's investigational breast cancer drug, talazoparib.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement pioneer Martin Leon discussed what is coming down the pike for technologies in the TAVR and heart valve device space at the recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in San Diego. Here is a run-down of what he highlighted, including AI-driven technologies that promise to improve patient access and outcomes. This is the first of a two-part series focusing on innovations in interventional cardiology.
Abbott's defunct Absorb BVS stent's efficacy is noninferior to that of the Xience metallic everolimus-eluting stent, new data presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in San Diego show. But the risk of thrombotic events was still higher with Absorb. This prompted a discussion among panelists whether bioresorbable stents should still be investigated, given the availability of newer-generation drug-eluting stents, which have shown to be safer.