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MassMEDIC Taps Device News Publisher As New Prez

The Massachusetts-focused device industry trade group has appointed journalist Brian Johnson as its new president, replacing long-time leader Tom Sommer.

State News Policy

Kennedy Replacement On Supreme Court Could Impact FDA Preemption Law, Sales Of Contraceptive Devices

President Trump’s promise to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy with a new, more conservative justice could have big implications on the court’s future rulings on a range of device-related issues, from US FDA pre-emption to IUD sales, to Affordable Care Act coverage of devices.

The first of a multi-part Medtech Insight feature series on what a more conservative Supreme Court could mean for future court decisions that impact the medical device industry.

Legal Issues Appointments

C-Suite Changes At J&J

Sandra Peterson is retiring as worldwide chairman of J&J after about five years in the post; several other executives moved up in the ranks.

Appointments Commercial

Gelesis Absorbs Clinical Affairs and Commercial Expertise With New Appointments

Gelesis reels in former Walgreens and Boehringer Ingelheim execs as it prepares to take its anti-obesity capsule-based treatment towards regulatory approvals.

Metabolic Disorders Appointments

Englert, Crouse Rise Up As Vortex Biosciences Reshuffles Top Team

Vortex Biosciences has announced two promotions within its top executive team, including naming a new CEO.

Appointments Companies

SetPoint Taps Intersect's Former BD Exec To Head Commercial Ops

Neuromodulation technology specialist SetPoint Medical has appointed Ankit Shah, whose track record include stints at Intersect ENT and Medtronic, as head of commercialization and marketing.

Inflammation Appointments

QUOTED. May 14, 2018. Omar Ishrak.

Company stock will make up the "vast majority" of Mike Weinstein's compensation for being Medtronic's new senior VP of strategy. CEO Omar Ishrak said Medtronic's evolving executive compensation policies are an element of the firm's efforts to improve value to shareholders. See what Ishrak said about it here.

Quoted Appointments

Inivata Launches Search For New CEO

Liquid biopsy company Inivata is on the hunt for a new CEO following Michael Stocum's departure.

Appointments Companies

Medtronic Taps JP Morgan Veteran Mike Weinstein To Help Improve Shareholder Value

Weinstein, who has followed the firm extremely closely from his perch as an analyst, says he is very confident about the opportunities that can be leveraged within Medtronic's business, so much so that he is tying most of his salary to company stock.

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