Tom Salemi

Contributing Writer

Tom serves as Content Director for Healthegy, joining the company in 2014, to create and manage a new line of podcasts, publications and other editorial products. At Healthegy, Tom hosts the OIS Podcast and MedtechTalk, contributes to the Engage and Eye on Innovation newsletters and assists in the agenda development of new and existing conferences.

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OIS Podcast | Episode 219

May 14 2019

Novartis’ Patrick Mooney Gives Inside Look on the Impact of Alcon Spin-Out, Bid to Acquire Xiidra

PODCAST EPISODE 219 Patrick Mooney, head of Novartis’ US eye care business, lays out Novartis’ plans following the spin-out of Alcon and bid to acquire ...
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OIS Podcast | Episode 217

April 17 2019

Oculis CEO Riad Sherif Talks About Novartis, Alcon, and What’s Promising in His Company’s Pipeline

PODCAST EPISODE 217 Oculis CEO Riad Sherif, who once worked for Novartis and Alcon, reveals which company he’d invest in following the spin-off of the ...
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OIS Podcast | Episode 216

April 10 2019

Oyster Point Pharma CEO Jeffrey Nau Highlights Details of the Company’s Recent B Round, Ponders IPO

PODCAST EPISODE 216 With more than $100 million raised in venture capital and three late-stage clinical programs, Oyster Point Pharma is getting a lot done ...
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OIS Podcast | Episode 215

April 2 2019

Novaliq’s Bernhard Günther Reveals Company’s Fateful Start, Promising Future for Dry Eye Treatments

PODCAST EPISODE 215 After entering the ophthalmology industry “by accident,” Bernhard Günther founded Novaliq in 2004 to pursue therapeutic applications for CyclASol, a novel solution ...
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OIS Podcast | Episode 214

March 21 2019

What Impact Will Gene Therapy Deals Have on Patients? Start-Ups? Jay Duker, MD, Can Speak for Both

PODCAST EPISODE 214 We dip into the gene therapy pool one more time, talking with Jay Duker, MD about Luxturna’s impact on ophthalmology. We also ...
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March 13 2019

Wall Street Analyst David Nierengarten of Wedbush Dissects Recent Gene Therapy Shopping Spree

PODCAST EPISODE 213 Together, Roche and Biogen paid over $5.5 billion for gene therapy companies Spark and Nightstar. What does this mean for the emerging ...
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OIS Podcast | Episode 212

February 28 2019

BONUS EPISODE: Direct from OIS@SECO – Industry Leaders Speaking Out on the Optometric Channel

PODCAST EPISODE 212 Industry leaders say optometry presents an enormous opportunity for eye care companies. Panelists: Joseph Boorady, OD, FAAO, VP, Ocular Surface - Johnson ...
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OIS Podcast | Episode 211

February 27 2019

Co-Chair James Thimons Walks Us Through the Highs and Even Highers of the First OIS@SECO

PODCAST EPISODE 211 We visit again with James Thimons, OD, FAAO, co-chair of OIS@SECO, the newest member of the OIS family. OIS@SECO convened last week ...
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OIS Podcast | Episode 210

February 20 2019

Former CMO Brian Levy Sits in the CEO Chair to Lead OcuNexus Down a Bold, New Biopharma Path

PODCAST EPISODE 210 Former Aerie CMO Brian Levy, OD, was settling down for a quieter life in Florida when he came upon OcuNexus, a biopharmaceutical ...
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OIS Podcast | Episode 209

February 13 2019

Ocutrx CEO Michael Freeman Honors a Promise to Develop AR Device That Could Help AMD Patients See

PODCAST EPISODE 209 Twenty five years ago, Michael Freeman collaborated with his father and brothers to create the first video technology that could transmit via ...
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OIS Podcast | Episode 208

February 5 2019

Paul Karpecki Sees ‘a Lot of Opportunity’ to Grow Treatment of Dry Eye and Other Ocular Diseases

PODCAST EPISODE 208 Paul Karpecki thought his odds were pretty good at the start of his career, but an early setback put him on a ...
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OIS Podcast | Episode 207

January 31 2019

Mark Blumenkranz Previews Upcoming Laser-Based Imaging Workshop, Updates on Big Data, Digital Tech

PODCAST EPISODE 207 Eye care innovator extraordinaire Mark Blumenkranz, MD joins the podcast to preview the April 8 Forum on Laser-Based Imaging workshop. In this ...
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