Blog Contributors

Sherrie Conroy

Sherrie Conroy is the Director of Content for Medical Design. For more than 25 years, Sherrie has been an editor specializing in B2B technical publications. Before joining Penton this year, Sherrie was at UBM Canon, primarily covering the medical device industry for more than 15 years as editor-...

in Medtech Insights Apr 09, 2013

Bipartisan support to repeal device tax hits critical milestone

Good news came out of the House today for the medical device industry. Representative Erik Paulsen (MN), member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement after his legislation to repeal the 2.3% excise tax on US-made medical devices gained its 218th cosponsor, giving the bill enough support to pass the U.S....More

Guest Contributor

Multiple industry insiders contribute to the Perspectives blog.

in Perspectives Jan 30, 2013

Why it is critical to understand the role of BLDC motors in medical applications

By Michael Bloom, president, Sinotech, Portland, OR Technology, science, and medical devices are similar in that they never cease to advance. Medical devices piggyback on the latest discoveries to provide patients with the best, most ....More

Joe Jancsurak

Joe Jancsurak is Editor of Medical Design.  For more than 32 years Joe has served as a B2B journalist. During that time he  has covered a range of business, design, and manufacturing-related topics. Prior to joining Medical Design in 2008, he served as Editor of Appliance Manufacturer...

in DoubleTake Oct 23, 2013

Watson, knowledge, and wisdom

The knowledge-vs.-wisdom theme came up again. (See the “Tomatoes and Medtech” blog.) This time it arose during a panel session at last week’s Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit....More

Conor MacCormack

Dr. Conor MacCormack is co-founder and CEO of Mcor Technologies, maker of affordable, full-color, eco-friendly 3D printers.


Using Paper-Based 3D Printing to Reduce Surgical Time

Working from the digitally scanned contours of patients’ bones, doctors push a button to create full-size 3D physical models they can use as surgical guides. Since the model is a facsimile of the patient’s actual physiology, surgeons can use it to precisely shape metal inserts that fit along a patient’s residual bone....More

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