When it comes to verification and validation, medical device companies need to ensure that what they're doing actually makes sense. How confident is your medical device company when you reach the design verification and design validation stages? Known colloquially as “V&V,” for many it feels like you’re on the homeward stretch to market, yet there are often issues causing companies to get stuck. For example, do you want to ensure that you have the “right” answers?
Posted in Medical Device Business by mthibault on August 7, 2017During the second quarter, the value of mergers and acquisitions in the medical device field was higher than in any other healthcare subsector. While two massive deals were significant contributors to the quarter’s deal value, experts expect a continued healthy appetite for purchases going forward, according to the .
New Startup Aims to Stamp out Diabetic Foot UlcersPosted in Medical Device Business by MDDI Staff on August 1, 2017The Podimetrics SmartMat was designed for earlier detection of diabetic foot ulcers. has the diabetic community buzzing over its latest study analyzing the clinical results of its flagship technology, the . The device was shown to detect 97% of developing non-traumatic plantar foot ulcers, and did so roughly five weeks before they presented any visible signs clinically.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".