nVision’s Acquisition Positions Innovative Technology to Potentially Help Millions of Women

As the first and only device cleared by the FDA to collect cells from the fallopian tubes, the Mako 7 device, originally developed by nVision, a Fogarty Institute graduate, offers a potential platform for earlier detection of ovarian cancer. The company was recently acquired by Boston Scientific, as the device represents an exciting opportunity for the company to expand its focus on women’s health and provides a potential platform to improve care for women worldwide.

The One Clear Message from the FDA? “We are Here to Help”

Navigating through the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) policies, laws, pathways to approval and potential changes to existing regulations can be an intimidating process, especially for new or early-stage medical device startups. However, the organization has done an admirable job at proactively developing educational programs and reaching out to the industry and consumers.

Q&A with Mark Leahey, CEO of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association 

As any successful medtech company knows, developing an innovative device is just the first step in improving patient care. Once that idea has come to fruition, regulatory approval begins, which is why medtech startups need an ally who can help walk them through the process and be their voice with the regulatory bodies who will ultimately grant approval and reimbursement,

Rep. Khanna

Rep. Khanna Shares His Views on Technology and Education as Keys to Continued American Success

“A truly prosperous American economy is one that is diversified, driven by innovation and works for all people. I believe that to achieve this across the country, we must embrace technology and use it as a vehicle to put people to work. I support advanced American manufacturing, as well as a nationwide investment in high-tech apprenticeships and worker training programs.”

Spotlight: K. Angela Macfarlane, Institute Board Member; Founder, Managing Member and CEO of ForSight Labs, LLC

Angela Macfarlane Brings Decades of Medtech Experience and Mentoring Acumen to Fogarty Institute Board

Some people’s careers are a straight path, while others are a winding road. The latter was the case for Angela Macfarlane. After all, not many people can say they started their career in the field of law as a judicial extern for the United States District Court,

Monthly Spotlight: Elizabeth McDermott, Founder, Ferolyn Fellowship

Unconditional passion for the industry. A patient-first mindset. Grit. A selfless willingness to give back to the field to help advance the next generation of entrepreneurs and inventors.

These are just a few of the traits that describe the individuals drawn to the medical device industry, and one of the aspects that makes it so unique and strong.

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