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MedTech Innovation Round – Up (March 2022)

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I hope we can reflect on the many contributions women have made to STEM — from historical figures like Marie Curie to modern-day pioneers like Nina Tandon, Sunetra Gupta, and Cynthia Canyon.

You’ll see these contributions and more on full display at MD&M West 2022. We hope to see you there!


MD&M West 2022 is just a few weeks away — and Nectar will be making a big announcement live at the show! Join us, and the entire medical design & manufacturing community, at the Anaheim Convention Center on April 12-14.

If you’re in the area, be sure to swing by Booth #1736!

Looking for a little extra face-time? Let us know, and we’ll schedule a meeting. Can’t attend? Don’t worry, we’ll keep you in the loop with live streaming and blogging.

Medical & Tech Innovations

Medtronic’s surgical robotics group is leveraging Touch Surgery Enterprise, its AI-powered management and analytics platform for the operating room. (Medtech Insights)

Formlabs is sponsoring a webinar exploring 3D printing from clinical, commercial, and regulatory perspectives. (MedCityNews)

Medtech Insight’s Barnaby Pickering discusses Zimmer Biomet’s recent spin-off of its spinal and dental businesses under the name ZimVie and editor Marion Webb explains the emerging field of femtech. (Medtech Insight)

A panel discussion hosted by Omada health focuses on how the experiences of rural communities — such as those in Alaska — offer insight into the future development of telehealth. (Medtech Insight)

FDA reach MDUFA V user-fee deal, which includes a $110M Total Product Lifecycle Advisory Program. It also credits unused funds past a certain threshold back to the industry. (Medtech Insight)

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are developing a powerful chip that combines nanoscale optical sensing and liquid metal to improve the success of molecular testing. (MDDI Online)


March 14 is PI Day, and NASA celebrated by hosting its ninth annual PI Day Challenge. To learn more about the big event, as well as the history of PI Day, check out this article. (Slashdot)

Forrester released a study on the impacts of cloud-native application development and delivery to discover the right approach for scaled execution and to learn recommendations for cloud-first thinking. (MIT Technology Review)

Visibility is key in the cloud era! Companies need transparency into cloud applications, the networks they cross, and the experiences they deliver to adapt to a quick-moving market. (MIT Technology Review)


After more than three years of treating the Tandem Diabetes Care Control-IQ Technology system as moderate-risk class II, the US FDA has made the designation official. The classification will also apply to future similar devices. (Medtech Insight)

The US Food and Drug Administration has published a highly anticipated proposed rule to harmonize its medical device quality management system (QMS) regulation, 21 CFR Part 820, to the ISO 13485 QMS standard. (Emergo)


Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West recently announced its educational conference content. Digital health, robotics, and 3-D printing are to take center stage. (Business Wire)

Stick with us for updates on how we’re changing the world, curing diseases, relieving pain, and enhancing human life overall.

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