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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The growing aging population and rising obesity rates are paving the way for patch-based drug delivery systems to treat such common age-related diseases as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, hormonal deficiencies, heart disease, as well as for managing acute and chronic pain patients. According to a new report by Meddevicetracker, the global market for transdermal patch products will reach $8.1bn by 2021, a CAGR of 2.9% from 2016. In this feature, we'll take a closer look at the overall market and the key players in the individual segments in this overall market. We'll take a deep dive into the neurological disorders segment, which is expected to see the biggest growth in the overall segment. We'll also feature physician specialty surveys outlining the pros and cons of using patch-based systems.
MedTech Innovator is now accepting applications for the $500K MedTech Innovator Competition, offering start-ups the opportunity to win cash prize awards and build relationships with medtech's industry leaders.
Start-Up Spotlight: Two Pore Guys, Gearing Up To Market Unique Handheld Nanopore Sensor After Inking Agreement With Monsanto
Two Pore Guys has developed a digital, hand-held single-molecule biosensor capable of detecting a wide array of molecules including viruses, bacteria, antibodies and pathogens. The company plans to send the first-generation of the developer kits to strategic partners in mid-2018 and already has inked agreements with human diagnostics, animal health companies and agribusiness giant Monsanto Co.
In this edition of Device Week, Tina Tan chats to Marion Webb about the ophthalmic surgical devices market, specifically the smallest but fastest-growing segment of micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices. Marion gives an insight into some of the emerging players in this space and the feedback from clinicians who have used MIGS devices in their practice.
The rising aging population and ever-increasing incidences of glaucoma and cataract are clearing a bright path for the ophthalmic surgical products market, which is expected to reach $9.4bn by 2021, a CAGR of 4.6% from 2016. Meddevicetracker expects that continued innovation in minimally invasive technologies and next-generation surgical systems, developed by giants like Alcon and smaller rivals, will address the need of hundreds of millions of people suffering from cataract and glaucoma, the two leading causes of blindness globally. In this feature, we'll take a closer look at the overall market and the key players in the individual segments of surgical systems, surgical instruments and IOLs. We'll take a deep dive into the smallest, yet fastest-growing MIGS devices segment and talk to surgeons about how they're transforming glaucoma management for their patients.
Medtech Insight recently caught up with a top executive at robotic surgery leader Intuitive Surgical at the Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diego. Check out our podcast interview with VP of Strategy, Catherine Mohr, about future plans at her company and much more.