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Chuck Weikel & Larry Barr at MD&M Minneapolis

Chuck Weikel and Larry Barr attended the MD&M show in Minneapolis this week.  Medtech activity continues to improve reflecting strong growth and innovation in the Industry.   The long-term trends of consolidation continue to re-shape the competitive landscape with new entrants and capital on the outlook for opportunities.  Combined with strong macroeconomic conditions, valuations continue to push higher as a result. ...

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Kinsella Group’s 5th Annual Pre-NASS Cocktail Reception and Panel Discussion

Bob Kinsella, Chuck Weikel and Larry Barr attended NASS and were joined by over 70 senior spine and orthopedic industry executives at Kinsella Group’s 5th annual pre-NASS cocktail reception and panel discussion.   The panel discussion “From the OR to the OEM: a Perspective” was led by Don Urbanowicz, Urbanowicz Consulting, LLC.  Panelists included Adam Wollowick, MD, MBA, Senior Director, Business Development, Stryker Spine; John Pracyk, MD, PhD, MBA, FAANS, FACS, Spine Franchise Medical Leader, DePuy Synthes; Bob Kinsella, President, Kinsella Group.   Attendees and panelists enjoyed...

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Larry Barr & Chuck Weikel at AARC

Larry Barr and Chuck Weikel attended the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) meeting and show in Indianapolis 4-6 October.     Although the number of exhibitors was down from prior years, many key decision makers were still in attendance.   A theme throughout was the continuing cost pressures being put on industry suppliers by the major hospitals and centers.  A global trend, exhibitors and attendees expect this trend to continue. ...

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Larry Barr at OMTEC

I attended the OMTEC Expo at the Stephenson Convention Center in Rosemont, IL June 14 – 15. This show is an opportunity for orthopedic contract manufacturers to exhibit their capabilities and meet with their customers from the OEM community.   The show was well attended, with exhibitors describing good traffic within their respective booths. I noted that a number of exhibitors that I had not seen at prior OMTEC Expos were in attendance this year. New exhibitors came from nearby places such as...

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Chuck Weikel at MD&M East

Chuck Weikel attended the MD&M East show in New York City June 13 - 15.  Although it started slow, MD&M East was another well attended show.  As has been typical of UBM Cannon shows (Medtec Europe, MD&M’s), there was a particular emphasis on additive manufacturing / 3D printing.  As a show oriented to component suppliers and med tech contract manufacturers, there was also a natural emphasis on design and product innovation.   Of particular interest was the keynote speaker Steve Wozniak the co-founder...

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Medtec Europe 2017 Stuttgart

Chuck Weikel, Managing Director, and Göran Brorsson, Senior Advisor, attended Medtec Europe April 4 -6 in Stuttgart Germany.  They report some strong themes from show exhibitors and visitors around regulatory issues.   Key areas of interest or concern include:   Definition of Med Device vs Pharma vs Diagnostic.  In Europe, this is an area that has been subject to a great deal of ambiguity with unclear and imprecise regulatory definitions.  Many believe that most, but not all, of this ambiguity will be cleared...

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Kinsella Group’s 5th Annual Pre-AAOS Cocktail Reception

 Bob, Chuck, Larry and Lisa Thompson, Advisory Board member attended AAOS and were joined by over 106 orthopedic industry executives at Kinsella Group’s 5th annual pre-AAOS cocktail reception. Don Urbanowicz led a panel discussion at the reception which included Nick Pachuda, Vice President Strategic Insights and Total Solutions, Depuy Synthes (JNJ); Paul Saam, Director, Strategic Planning and Business Development, Zimmer Biomet; and Bob Kinsella, President, Kinsella Group. Over 25 meetings were held at the show for five active Kinsella Group clients. Overall...

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Chuck Weikel visits Tuttlingen Germany

We would be surprised if you are in the medtech business and have not heard of or visited Tuttlingen, Germany.  Long the center of surgical instrument manufacturing due to its roots in stainless steel manufacturing, today its businesses also encompass a number of diverse world class medical device and technology suppliers. Chuck Weikel, Managing Director of Kinsella Group, spent the week visiting med tech business leaders around the Tuttlingen area.  He reports many reported strong results for fiscal year 2016 and...

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MD&M West, Anaheim

Once again MD&M West was a diverse, well attended show reported Larry Barr and Chuck Weikel from Anaheim this week.  In particular plastics companies were reporting good sales and profits in 2016 while there is an expectation of good growth in 2017.  One area of consistent comment by industry leaders is the lack of clarity around the emerging regulatory compliance environment with the new administration. ...

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Bob Kinsella at Arab Health 2017

Bob Kinsella attended Arab Health on behalf of Ohio Medical 30 Jan to 2 Feb along with over 115,000 others. Over 4,000 exhibitors in 22 exhibit spaces made for far too many opportunities to cover in too few days but turned out to be a very productive activity....

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