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Peter Charlish

Principal analyst

Surrey, England
Peter originally trained as a pharmacologist and has been following the fortunes of the pharmaceutical and medtech industries for over 35 years. During that time he has interviewed many people, attended many conferences and trade shows, and has visited companies large and small. He has written items for newsletters, feature articles for magazines, as well as longer in-depth reports. He has also spoken on healthcare-related matters at a number of international conferences. Out of all that has come a passion to understand what drives individuals and organisations to push back the frontiers of knowledge for the overall benefit of mankind. In his spare time he likes to complain about falling standards (grammar, manners, road users who don’t indicate), and he has little time for those who use management gobbledegook.
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Thirty-five Years Covering Health Care: The More Things Change…

The health care industry has come a long way in the past 35 years, although in some areas very little has changed. Recently retired In Vivo editor Peter Charlish has seen most of the major developments, and in his final feature, he looks back at some of the big stories in a reporting career that began in the early 1980s.

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Less invasive transcatheter techniques will increasingly displace older, riskier open-heart procedures in the treatment of heart valve disease, according to a new Meddevicetracker report. By 2021, transcatheter systems will account for 76% of the global market for heart valve disease treatment products, with the US retaining its current dominant position in this sector.

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The market for minimally invasive weight loss devices will reach more than $290 million by 2021, according to a new report from Informa’s Meddevicetracker. Issues relating to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding systems will result in a greater emphasis being placed on intragastric balloons, which will grow at twice the segment average.

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Medtronic’s Deal With Aetna Heralds New Value-Based Era

Medtronic's outcomes-based insulin pump supply deal with Aetna is the latest example of the medtech industry's shift toward value-based care.

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Liquid Biopsy On Course To Transform Cancer Management

Liquid biopsies look set to revolutionize the management of cancer patients.  A significant application could come in immuno-oncology, given the rapid uptake of IO drugs and the need to monitor changes in a patient’s immune profile over time to guide therapy selection.

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Qiagen's Strategic Alliances, 2012–2017

The January deal with Singulex is just the latest in a long string of Qiagen's tie-ups with pharma and diagnostics partners. Herein, a five-year review of Qiagen's collaborations.

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