They said it at DeviceTalks Boston 2023

Medical device industry leaders from Boston Scientific, Abbott, ZimVie, Medtronic, Stryker and more met at DeviceTalks Boston to share lessons learned and their perspectives on industry trends, device design and medtech innovation.

BD Chair, CEO and President Tom Polen (right) at DeviceTalks Boston with DeviceTalks Editorial Director Tom Salemi [Photo by Jeff Pinette for Medical Design & Outsourcing]

Bidding farewell to DeviceTalks Boston 2023, we look back at an exceptional two-day medical device conference teeming with insights from over 100 top industry leaders.

These experts unfolded many complexities of the medtech industry in more than 35 sessions, walking attendees from the medical device product development continuum through the latest medical innovations and strategies to tackle regulatory challenges, prototyping, manufacturing, product launches and more.

Between the high-profile keynote int…

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Contract manufacturer selection tips, tricks and red flags

A few years ago, Vivasure Medical faced an emergency that “nearly shut our company down,” co-founder Gerard Brett said.

“We picked a supplier in good faith — it looked like they had what it took to do the job for us,” he said. “We were working away at developing a part of our product, and we got a phone call with 24 hours’ notice to say the sheriff is going to put a lock on the door of that company.”

The supplier was about 4,500 miles from Vivasure’s Galway, Ireland headquarters where Brett serves as chief operating officer.

“We literally put people on a plane, hired what looked like the CIA, we had black Suburbans, and we backed up to the back of that facility at 2 a.m. and took our stuff out: equipment and materials,” Brett said. “At 6 a.m., it was locked.”

Vivasure Medical co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Gerard B…

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Spectrum Plastics CEO is leaving to take over Natus Medical

Natus Medical’s incoming CEO Thomas Sullivan [Image from LinkedIn]

Natus Medical recently announced that it appointed Thomas Sullivan as president and CEO, effective December 27.

Sullivan previously served as president and CEO of medical device global contract manufacturer Spectrum Plastics. He has also held numerous leadership roles at A&E Medical, Symmetry Surgical and Symmetry Medical. In addition, he held executive positions at Johnson & Johnson, including president of J&J’s medical products Canada division and its U.S. orthopedics division.

Get the full story on MDO’s sister site MassDevice. 

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