Ashley Yeo is attached to the medtech titles within Informa’s Pharma intelligence division.
As Health Care editor on In Vivo (monthly hardcopy and online daily services), he writes and commissions news and feature material to meet the strategic business and market access information needs of senior players and device makers as they move innovations into the global medtech market place.
As part of the Principal Analyst team, he also contributes news delivery and insight needs across the group’s other medtech titles in the field of market access (global regulatory, reimbursement, policy changes). Key areas of focus are Germany, the UK and global themes, and EU and other outside global regulatory insight.
A linguist by training, he joined what was later to become Informa in mid-1988 as a French and German news reporter (with some other European languages also in the mix), and has been editor of three of the group’s titles (including Clinica) over a 14-year-period.
These duties are combined with supporting the growing Ask The Analyst service. He says: “This helps us as a group keep a close relationship with long-term and potential subscribers in a sector where insight and knowledge are key to our clients’ commercial success.”
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ConMed’s ambitions in orthopedics are to be the clinician’s support, develop differentiated offerings and avoid “me too” activity, before all notions of leading the market rankings.
In 2018, the top 100 publicly listed and reportable medical device technology companies had global sales spanning from over $30bn to some $100m in the lower reaches. As the latest In Vivo Medtech 100 ranking shows, many of the major changes in value sales were linked to company restructurings. But there were some impressive organic gains too.
ConMed Corp. is company of two halves ̶ general surgery and orthopedics – and is readying itself for a renewed assault on these two markets on the back of a technology pipeline, targeted acquisitions and a new growth-winning culture, says CFO Todd Garner.
The disruptive medtech M&A of recent years was not matched in the past year for volume, but there were isolated outbreaks of major activity, as shown in our company rankings.
For providers and medtech manufacturers alike, the decade ahead will be a time of coming to terms with digital technologies and integrating new methods of payment. Quality of service delivery remains the market entry criterion, but companies will have to adapt to evolving health care delivery models. The stakes are implausibly high. Will they be able to capitalize on the changes in a market that is more competitive and unpredictable than ever?
The potential of China’s vast health care products market is alluring. It has proved off-limits to most of the global medtech industry, and is rarely in the early launch strategies of global companies. Government-led initiatives want that to change, as evidenced in the latest Five-Year Plan and the recent Healthy China 2030 report.