Arundhati Parmar

Arundhati Parmar

Arundhati Parmar is the Medical Devices Reporter at MedCity News. She has covered medical technology since 2008 and specialized in business journalism since 2001. Parmar has three degrees from three continents - a Bachelor of Arts in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India; a Masters in English Literature from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. She has sworn never to enter a classroom again.

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U.S. telehealth patient population to grow to 1.3 million by 2017 from 227,400

U.S. telehealth patient population to grow to 1.3 million by 2017 from 227,400

February 8, 2013 11:23 am by | 1 Comments

A desire to curtail costs is fueling a growth in U.S. telehealth patient population as a new report projects that the number is set to rise to 1.3 million by…


California start-up developing device to make office hysteroscopy a breeze seeks $2.5 million

California start-up developing device to make office hysteroscopy a breeze seeks $2.5 million

February 8, 2013 10:44 am by | 0 Comments

EndoSee Corp., a Los Altos, California company, is seeking to raise $2.5 million to commercialize an investigational device that makes office hysteroscopy possible. The company has already raised $1.6 million….



Here’s take 2 of legislative effort to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device tax

Here’s take 2 of legislative effort to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device tax

February 7, 2013 1:03 pm by | 0 Comments

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That seems to be the mantra of Minnesota’s congressional delegation as it relates to the highly unpopular 2.3 percent medical device…


You just got laid off from Boston Scientific, or wherever. Be smart and build a social resume

You just got laid off from Boston Scientific, or wherever. Be smart and build a social resume

February 7, 2013 12:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Boston Scientific recently announced that it will be laying of 900 to 1,000 employees globally. Here’s what every laid off employee should do — build a social resume. And here’s why:…


No. of life science start-ups receiving VC money for first time in 2012 was lowest since 1995

No. of life science start-ups receiving VC money for first time in 2012 was lowest since 1995

February 7, 2013 10:52 am by | 0 Comments

Life science venture capital activity may have picked up in the last quarter of 2012, but it still wasn’t enough to overwhelm the dismal showing in the first half of…


If nonadherence is a “health condition”, use big data as preventive screening tool

If nonadherence is a “health condition”, use big data as preventive screening tool

February 6, 2013 6:13 pm by | 1 Comments

Many companies are taking a crack at the intractable and expensive problem of medication nonadherence. The question is how to get people to take their prescription medications regularly so there…


Two reasons to make patient engagement a priority: better clinical outcomes, lower costs

Two reasons to make patient engagement a priority: better clinical outcomes, lower costs

February 6, 2013 10:14 am by | 0 Comments

Patients who are engaged in their own healthcare not only have better clinical outcomes but have also lower costs of healthcare, according to new studies published in  Health Affairs. By analyzing…



Medtech cos enter fray to compete for investor attention at Tenn. conference for start-ups

Medtech cos enter fray to compete for investor attention at Tenn. conference for start-ups

February 5, 2013 12:06 pm by | 0 Comments

If you are a start-up located everywhere else (read outside Silicon Valley and NYC) then Memphis, Tennessee is the place to be Feb. 10 to 12. That’s because Everywhere Else.Co…


California device company developing intravascular glucose monitor for ICU patients raises $3M

California device company developing intravascular glucose monitor for ICU patients raises $3M

February 5, 2013 11:12 am by | 0 Comments

California medical device firm GluMetrics, which has developed an intravascular continuous glucose monitor, has raised a little more than $3 million in its hunt for $6 million, according to a…


Here comes the Sun(shine Act) … and it’s not going to be alright for pharma and device reps

Here comes the Sun(shine Act) … and it’s not going to be alright for pharma and device reps

February 4, 2013 2:49 pm by | 5 Comments

They say it’s better late than never. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid finally issued the final rules related to the Physician Payment Sunshine Act   on Friday, nearly three years…


There are 6 types of healthcare consumers; Which ones would you like to target?

There are 6 types of healthcare consumers; Which ones would you like to target?

February 4, 2013 12:02 pm by | 0 Comments

Knowing your customer is the first rule of business. The rising tide of consumerism in the healthcare industry means that more attention is being paid to define the consumer or…


Have a breakthrough idea in Health IT? Test it with athenahealth’s innovation program

Have a breakthrough idea in Health IT? Test it with athenahealth’s innovation program

February 1, 2013 1:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Disruption and acquisition are the dual goals of an innovation program run by health IT firm athenahealth, appropriately named More Disruption Please. What began as an event to bring together…


California device start-up treating vertebral compression fractures raises $14 million

California device start-up treating vertebral compression fractures raises $14 million

January 31, 2013 10:58 am by | 0 Comments

A Santa Rosa, California start-up making products to treat vertebral compression fractures announced Thursday  that it has raised $14 million in a new financing round. The private investor who led…


Mayo Clinic launches $6B project to maintain preeminence as global medical destination

Mayo Clinic launches $6B project to maintain preeminence as global medical destination

January 30, 2013 6:26 pm by | 1 Comments

Mayo Clinic has pulled back on its plans to expand into the Twin Cities, and appears to be doubling down on its commitment to its headquarters 80 miles south in…


Advice for medical technology firms looking to raise capital: Go East

Advice for medical technology firms looking to raise capital: Go East

January 30, 2013 3:08 pm by | 1 Comments

Last month I interviewed the CEO of Minnesota medical device start-up Mardil Medical who did not quit when he couldn’t raise capital in the U.S. Jim Buck thought well, if…