SAGES 2019 Overview
Joe Mullings, CEO of The Mullings Group, flew to Baltimore to attend the 2019 SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons) conference.
Founded in 1981, SAGES supports academic, clinical and research achievement in gastrointestinal endoscopic surgery. Joe shares his insight and review of the conference this year including how imaging , navigation, robotics and new technologies are driving the medtech growth engine in the GI space.
“The imaging companies are either going to be the gateway to tech or they are going to struggle. Olympus, Storz, Fuji, Stryker are no longer going to get away with being a tower providing an image. Should they choose to rest on those legacy platforms, they will be compromised.
Look for key partnerships to start forming with companies like FlexDex, Activ Surgical and other platforms that provide a higher degree of information or capabilities in the surgeons and surgical teams hands. More info leads to better decisions. Reducing friction leads to better outcomes.
Admittedly being an engineer I also geeked out on the Intuitive Xi and SP systems, as well as Storz VR offering. Still need to have fun in all of this.” – Joe Mullings