Corindus opens new HQ; take a photo tour of the facility

The new Corindus headquarters has a cleanroom that is three times larger than the previous headquarters. [Photo courtesy of Corindus]Corindus announced the opening of its new headquarters this week, moving to Newton, Massachusetts, for a space that’s more than twice as big.

The precision vascular robotics developer’s new facility totals 77,000 ft², compared to 35,000 ft² in the former headquarters in Walham, Massachusetts.

The production area alone is tripling in size to 25,000 ft² and was designed to facilitate the flow of materials through the building. The 6,000 ft² R&D space is also three times larger than the previous headquarters, including a dedicated lab for remote robotic R&D activities and a model shop for quicker prototype machining and shorter development timelines.

The new headquarters will also serve as the global Center of Excellence for Siemens Healthineers endovascular robotic technologies, including development, manufac…

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Corindus opens new HQ; take a photo tour of the facility

The new Corindus headquarters has a cleanroom that is three times larger than the previous headquarters. [Photo courtesy of Corindus]

Corindus announced the opening of its new headquarters this week, moving to Newton, Massachusetts, for a space that’s more than twice as big.

The precision vascular robotics developer’s new facility totals 77,000 ft², compared to 35,000 ft² in the former headquarters in Walham, Massachusetts.

The production area alone is tripling in size to 25,000 ft² and was designed to facilitate the flow of materials through the building. The 6,000 ft² R&D space is also three times larger than the previous headquarters, including a dedicated lab for remote robotic R&D activities and a model shop for quicker prototype machining and shorter development timelines.

The new headquarters will also serve as the global Center of Excellence for Siemens Healthineers end…

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DTW Podcast: Earnhardt shares how Abbott shifted gears to counter pandemic; Grail still looks to upend oncology

Abbott’s medical devices EVP Lisa Earnhardt discusses the life science giant’s pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, Abbott’s medical devices EVP Lisa Earnhardt explains how the life sciences giant pivoted during the pandemic. Earnhardt shares what programs were given greater priority when the lockdown’s impact became clear and why the company performed so well in one of its key businesses.

We also explore this week’s news that the FTC will oppose Illumina’s acquisition of Grail through interviews with Dr. Christopher Keir, vice president of medical affairs at Grail, and Vijay Kumar, senior managing director at Evercore ISI.

And, of course, Chris Newmarker, executive editor of MassDevice, delivers this week’s Newmarker’s Newsmakers, including news from Illumina, Grail, Corindus, Zimmer Biomet, BD, Medtronic and Abbott.

Final…

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DTW Podcast: Earnhardt shares how Abbott shifted gears to counter pandemic; Grail still looks to upend oncology

This week, we’ll talk with Lisa Earnhardt, executive vice president, medical devices at Abbott about how the life sciences giant pivoted during the pandemic.

This week, we’ll talk with Lisa Earnhardt, executive vice president, medical devices at Abbott about how the life sciences giant pivoted during the pandemic.

Earnhardt shares what programs were given greater priority when the impact of the lockdown became clear and why the company performed so well in one of its key businesses.

We also explore this week’s news that the FTC will oppose Illumina’s acquisition of Grail.

First, we talk with Dr. Christopher Keir, vice president of medical affairs at Grail, about the great potential of the company’s diagnostic technologies. The interview was recorded last month prior to the FTC’s decision.

Then we talk to Vijay Kumar, senior managing director at Evercore ISI, about why the FTC is making a strong case to block the deal.

And, of course, Chris …

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How 5G could affect medtech

The latest standard of broadband technology continues to make waves in 2021. But what about medtech?

 

Cellphone using 5G

Cellphone using 5G (Imagy by Frederik Lipfert on Unsplash)

Wireless tech companies such as Qualcomm are predicting download speeds as high as 10 gigabits per second as next-generation 5G cellular networks roll out worldwide.

The open question in medtech is how quickly companies will take advantage of the super-speedy connectivity for their own products.

“5G is about bringing more capacity and speed to the pipes,” said Don Jones, a member of the advisory council at BrightInsight and a veteran of the digital healthcare space. Jones spent more than 11 years building Qualcomm’s healthcare group.

“What you have to analyze is, ‘Can healthcare take advantage of what essentially amounts to these bigger pipes?’ Because more data can be shoved through them with m…

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