Catherine Longworth is a reporter covering commercial and R&D developments in the medtech industry. A graduate of St. George's, University of London, Catherine holds a BSc in Biomedical Science. Before joining Informa, she worked in the editorial team at Pharmaceutical Press, the publishing division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, where she wrote and edited for a number of pharmaceutical publications. After gaining experience in the world of scientific publishing, Catherine took the leap to study a postgraduate qualification in journalism. During the course, she carried out placements with local London newspapers, writing general news and building her portfolio by reporting on a wide range of current affairs such as the European migrant crisis, political protests and the London mayoral election. Catherine is passionate about human rights and is fascinated by the innovative nature of the medtech industry and the healthcare advances that have the greatest benefit to mankind. She lives in London and loves music, arts, travel, writing, reading and is always happy to receive recommendations for books or places to travel!
Latest From Catherine Longworth
Medtronic's revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 was down 25% year-year-over due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hardest-hit segment was restorative therapies, which reported a 33% year-over-year decline in the quarter due to the drop off in deferrable procedures and capital purchases. For the full fiscal year, Medtronic's revenue was down 4.2% to $28.9bn.
Sergey Young is on a mission to "extend healthy lifespans" by investing in longevity breakthroughs. Last year, the venture capitalist established a $100m fund investing in technologies with the potential to improve healthy long living.
Roche's diagnostics sales increased 5% to $2.93bn in the first quarter of 2020. Molecular diagnostics was the main growth contributor, driven by demand for COVID-19 tests and automated testing systems.
Israeli start-up BrainQ has a vision of helping paralyzed neurodisorder patients regain motor function. The clinical-stage company is developing an AI-based wearable system for at-home treatment of neurodisorders.
In this week's podcast, Medtech Insight’s Reed Miller discusses the impact of COVID-19 on Johnson & Johnson’s medical device businesses in Q1 2020. And Marion Webb explains Abbott and Dexcom's plans to bring continuous glucose monitoring devices directly to hospitals for remote monitoring of COVID-19 patients.
Abbott has launched its first COVID-19 antibody test to help determine if a person has been previously infected with the virus. The diagnostics giant said it intends to ship a total of 4 million tests in April.