Innovation Igniter highlights everything you need to know now in medtech and consumer goods. This week’s topics of interest include the Wonder Women of Medtech, Stryker’s new deal with GE Additive and the FDA’s Digital Health Innovation Plan regarding digital medical devices and apps.

Meet the Wonder Women of MedTech >

Wonder Woman isn’t just for the silver screen. Numerous “Wonder Women” throughout the world engage in life-saving work every day. So QMed highlighted the Wonder Women of Medtech. These women range from GE Healthcare’s Aurelie Boudier, who designed the industry’s first self-compression mammography tool, to Lisa Earnhardt, CEO and President of Intersect ENT, to Stacey Pugh, who leads Medtronic’s Neurovascular business. Ten women from the medtech industry are covered in the article.

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Stryker Inks 3D Printing Deal with GE Additive >

Stryker announced its agreement with GE Additive (the 3D printing arm of GE Healthcare) to acquire machines, materials and services. Stryker plans to use these to expand its additive design and manufacturing facilities.

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FDA Commissioner Lays Groundwork for Digital Health Innovation Plan Including Certification Program >

A preview of the FDA’s new Digital Health Innovation Plan reveals it will provide greater clarity for how the FDA regulates digital medical devices and apps. According to U.S. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, “… [the FDA is] considering whether and how, under current authorities, [they] can create a third party certification program under which lower risk digital health products could be marketed without FDA premarket review and higher risk products could be marketed with a streamlined FDA premarket review.”

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Our Authors: Matt Suits and Andreya Carlson

About The Author: Matt Suits

Matt has always loved interacting with clients to find solutions for their challenges. He was drawn to business development at Kaleidoscope because of the great potential he saw. After graduating from the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati, he worked with two startups, a marketing consultancy, a financial services company and the non-profit 3CDC. He believes that listening is the most important part of sales. In his free time, Matt enjoys movies, trying new foods, traveling and the great outdoors.

About the Author: Andreya Carlson

Andreya has always been fascinated by language and the written word, which drove her to earn a degree in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She additionally earned a degree in Psychology, which kindled her interest in the healthcare industry. Her experience in marketing, communications, writing and editing includes work with a prominent human rights organization in England and a Cincinnati-based book publishing company. Andreya’s appetite for knowledge and passion for purposeful creation led her to cover design and healthcare advancement news for Kaleidoscope.

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