“You can’t keep stuffing gizmos into people to treat end-stage disease,” the keynote speaker said. “When biotechnology gets right, we’re finished. Because it’s restorative, not palliative as devices are.”Biotechnology for pacemakers? Not yet. Biotechnology for treating tachyarrhythmias with stem cell injections? Not yet.
Maybe Mr. Osterle knows something that I don't know, but for now, I'm gonna keep "stuffing in" his company's devices. I just haven't seen the Fountain of Youth from biotech spring forward for my patients.
But heck, why not dream?