Marion Webb has been writing about health care issues for nearly two decades as a full-time reporter and freelancer. As the senior business reporter for the San Diego Business Journal, Marion covered new medical innovations at San Diego’s top-ranking research institutions and the medical device and life sciences industry for nearly eight years. She’s also been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles County Medical Association’s Physician Magazine and Physicians News Network focusing on new technologies, practice management, reimbursement and other trendy issues relevant to physician practices and their ability to succeed. She remains fascinated by the ever-growing numbers of innovative products coming out of the medtech sector, from potentially life-saving devices to help treat patients who otherwise wouldn’t have access to medical care to breakthrough technologies that benefit mankind. Marion earned her BA in communications from UC San Diego and continues to enjoy an active lifestyle in San Diego.
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Biogen and Happy Health announced a pilot partnership to evaluate Happify Health’s Kopa app to support people living with multiple sclerosis. This follows a licensing deal with digital therapeutics developer MedRhythms to support MS patients with gait deficit.
In this month’s Digital Health roundup, Medtech Insight’s Marion Webb discusses her deep-dive article on menopause with leading experts in this rising industry and Barnaby Pickering highlights UK-based Proximie, which developed a web-based platform that allows surgeons and other clinical experts to collaborate virtually in the operating suite. The company recently raised $80m in a series C round.
Moshe Shoham talks about the innovative technologies behind surgical robotics companies Microbot Medical, XACT Robotics, Tamar Robotics and ForSight Robotics, which were all spun out of his laboratory in Israel.
Sensonics received the CE mark for its next-generation E3 CGM with plans to launch in the third quarter. It will be facing stiff competition from CGM makers Dexcom and Abbott in the European market.
ResMed’s planned buy-out of Germany health care software company Medifox is expected to strengthen its position with out-of-hospital providers outside of the US and strengthen its position as a worldwide leader in health care software solutions.
Menopause market is a multi-billion opportunity gaining traction with digital health companies offering solutions to help women manage their symptoms and provide treatment and support. Medtech Insight spoke with three female founders and entrepreneurs, as well as a partner at Lux Capital and clinical lead of ORCHA, about this market.