LATEST ISSUE: Vol. 6, No. 9 - June 13, 2019


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GI Endoscopy - “EndoGastric Solutions Ushers in a New Day for GERD Interventions”

By Mary Stuart, Senior Writer/Market Analyst

Over the past two decades, many companies have tried and failed to develop safe and effective interventions for gastroesophageal reflux disease to the point where the field was practically unfinanceable. But EndoGastric Solutions has not only survived the journey, it’s also gained FDA approval, reimbursement codes, and is now scaling up to serve a large patient population that previously had no good therapeutic options. Its recent $45 million venture capital round solidifies its lead.



Executive Interviews - “Surgery 4.0: The Future of Healthcare in a Robotics World, An Interview with Scott Huennekens”

By David Cassak, Co-Editor-in-Chief

As the lines between medical technology and high-tech blur, interest in robotics has soared, and new companies are emerging seemingly every day. But that very blurring is also redefining what robotically-enabled surgery is all about. Having now arrived on the scene, where is robotics headed?

Spine - “The Risk-Reward Ratio of Simplify Medical’s Comeback in Cervical TDR”

By Wendy Diller, Senior Writer/Market Analyst

It appears to be the best of times for total disc replacement, but, depending on one’s perspective, Simplify Medical’s herculean efforts to bring a new cervical implant to this area of spine surgery either reflects the opportunity or raises questions about the risk-reward balance for device innovators in this field.



Gastroenterology - “The Minimally Invasive Revolution in GI Endoscopy: An Interview with Kenneth Chang”

By Mary Stuart, Senior Writer/Market Analyst

Kenneth Chang, MD, a thought-leader in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy, speaks about the migration of surgery to less invasive procedures that is changing gastroenterology as it has so many other clinical specialties. Innovations here promise to increase the numbers of patients who get treated for some difficult conditions.

Sleep Medicine - “Beddr: A Head-On Approach to Sleep Tracking”

By Colin Miller, Contributing Writer

The importance of a good night’s sleep is often overlooked, to the detriment of patients‘ health and the economy. However, clinical sleep assessment tools remain out of reach for most. Beddr Sleep offers a small device worn on the forehead that records multiple kinds of physiological data during sleep for an AI app to synthesize and inform predictive tips aimed at improving subsequent nights' slumber.



Obesity - “Nitinotes Surgical: A New Endoscopic Option for Patients with Obesity”

By Mary Stuart, Senior Writer/Market Analyst

Nitinotes is a member of a rising class of companies operating in endoscopic gastroenterology, which aim to help underserved patients that have diseases of the GI system. With an automated endoscopic suturing device for sleeve gastroplasty, the start-up is targeting obesity.

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Companies Covered in this Issue: Apollo Endosurgery Inc., Beddr Sleep, Boston Scientific Corp., Centinel Spine LLC, EndoGastric Solutions Inc., Intuitive Surgical Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic PLC, NDO Surgical Inc., Nitinotes Surgical Ltd., Nuvasive Inc., Orthofix Inc., Restech, Simplify Medical Inc., USGI Medical Ltd., Verb Surgical Inc., Zimmer Biomet

Topics Covered in this Issue: Business Strategies; Digital Health; Executive Interviews; Gastroenterology; Orthopedics/Spine; Patient Monitoring; Regulatory & Reimbursement; Start-Ups to Watch; Surgery/Robotics