How medtech is tackling supply chain challenges

A host of medical device companies with manufacturing in Puerto Rico found their supply chains impacted by Hurricane Maria in 2017. It was a harbinger of what was to come. [Image is public domain]Join us at DeviceTalks Boston on May 10-11 to hear how medical device companies are propping open supply lines and ensuring a steady flow of products to customers in a constantly changing world.

Sharing best practices is more important than ever because supply chain challenges aren’t expected to diminish post-pandemic. That’s because superstorms, fires, droughts and other extreme events driven by climate change are already straining the industry’s supply chain — and it could get a lot worse.

(Go to DeviceTalks Boston’s site to register!) 

Over the two-day meeting we’ll hear how companies large and small are adapting to new demands, including:

How Viant and Vapotherm combined forces to meet unforeseen demands brought on by the COVID-19 pandemi…
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How medtech is tackling supply chain challenges

A host of medical device companies with manufacturing in Puerto Rico found their supply chains impacted by Hurricane Maria in 2017. It was a harbinger of what was to come. [Image is public domain]

Join us at DeviceTalks Boston on May 10-11 to hear how medical device companies are propping open supply lines and ensuring a steady flow of products to customers in a constantly changing world.

Sharing best practices is more important than ever because supply chain challenges aren’t expected to diminish post-pandemic. That’s because superstorms, fires, droughts and other extreme events driven by climate change are already straining the industry’s supply chain — and it could get a lot worse.

(Go to DeviceTalks Boston’s site to register!) 

Over the two-day meeting we’ll hear how companies large and small are adapting to new demands, including:

How Viant and Vapotherm combined forces to meet unforesee…
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The top 5 medtech news stories of 2021

The past year saw significant changes in the medtech space. Our editorial team picked their top stories.

The lingering COVID-19 pandemic was top of mind in 2021, but there was much more going on in the medical device industry. The Life Sciences editorial team here at WTWH Media discussed their top picks during the December 17 episode of our DeviceTalks Weekly podcast.

Go to our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing to read more. 

And here are some MassDevice stories that got social media attention in 2021…

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Medtronic targets supply chain for greenhouse gas emission reductions

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) plans to reward suppliers that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout its supply chain, citing “the risks that climate change poses to human health and long-term global financial stability.”

Fridley, Minnesota–based Medtronic said the efforts will help the biggest company in medtech achieve net-zero emissions across scopes 1, 2, and 3 — which categorize a business’s direct and indirect emission sources — by fiscal year 2045.

The plan — outlined in Medtronic’s Decarbonization Roadmap — starts with steps to get Medtronic’s business operations to carbon neutrality by fiscal year 2030. Carbon neutrality means that even if a business is still emitting gases that contribute to climate change, it can pay for other entities to reduce their own emissions in exchange, or fund projects (like reforestation) that pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

Medtronic’s next step is a reduction of greenho…

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