MedtronicTalks Podcast: Giovanni Di Napoli, president of gastrointestinal, discusses broader pipeline, big opportunity

Giovanni Di Napoli, president of Medtronic’s gastrointestinal business

In this episode of the MedtronicTalks podcast, Giovanni Di Napoli, president of Medtronic’s gastrointestinal business, says his move to medtech wasn’t an easy decision.

He was seeing great success coaching professional basketball in Italy, but he saw a career in medtech as a new opportunity to win.

Today, he leads Medtronic’s gastrointestinal business, which hadn’t been seen as a significant player in the space until the merger with Covidien. Now, Medtronic is introducing new diagnostic and imaging equipment to make early diagnosis of colon cancer and other serious ailments easier for patients.

“The portfolio we built in the last three years is very solid. It’s very innovative,” Di Napoli said. “I know I’m biased, but if you talk to [gastroenterologists] across the globe, now they see Medtronic being the most innovative company in …

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Hear Episode 1 of the new MedtronicTalks Podcast

Hear episode 1 of the MedtronicTalks podcast

A year ago, the emerging pandemic brought Medtronic’s respiratory business front-and-center as demands for ventilators shot up to save the lives of thousands of people hit with COVID-19.

In this interview, the first of the MedtronicTalks Podcast Series, Medtronic’s Ariel Mactavish and Dr. John de Csepel detail how Medtronic answered the call in many ways.

MacTavish, president of the company’s Respiratory Interventions Operating Unit at Medtronic, said Medtronic quickly realize they couldn’t work alone.

“We scaled as rapidly as possible internally with our own manufacturing facilities, but we also worked with partners to try to expand different areas of by sharing our ventilation IP, allowing others to manufacture it, giving good advice to others, to try to ramp that up,” she says in this interview.

Meanwhile, Dr. Csepel, chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs of Medtronic’s Americas…

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