Karen Finn

Karen spent the past 20+ years providing editorial services for leading B2B publications, large corporations, small businesses, individuals and students around the world. Her portfolio includes articles and business communications on pharmaceuticals, medical technology, healthcare policy, regulatory and legal systems, international trade and intellectual property. Her articles have been published in Scrip Regulatory Affairs, Clinica Medtech Intelligence, MedNous, SecuringPharma and International Trade Today, among others.

Chronic Conditions 3rd December 2019

“Disability is my superpower!”

Ami Ireland thought her hearing difficulties were just the remnants of a cold. At the time, she didn’t know this was the first in a series of symptoms that would leave her with permanent disabilities and change her life ...

by Karen Finn

Cancer 20th November 2019

The truth about pancreatic cancer

When Catherine Wines lost her appetite, she knew something wasn’t right. “Besides my appetite loss, which was very unusual for me, my urine and stools weren’t normal, so I went to the doctor,” she tells This Is MedTech. “...

by Karen Finn

Family 15th November 2019

When your bundle of joy arrives early

Six weeks before her baby’s due date, Holly Matthews went into hospital to get a headache checked out, not knowing she was going to become a mum much sooner than expected. “They did some tests like blood pressure and ...

by Karen Finn

Cancer 24th October 2019

Breast cancer couldn’t keep her out of the water

Sarah Thomas recently broke a world record by becoming the first person to swim the English Channel four times non-stop. What’s even more remarkable is that she did it just a year after completing life-saving treatment for an aggressive ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 11th September 2019

When sepsis strikes

Phil Crow went into hospital for a gallstone removal procedure expecting to be home the next day. Two months later he was still there, fighting for his life after complications led to sepsis. 'In July 2010 I was admitted to hospital ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 17th June 2019

Getting back in the game

Serbian tennis pro Nenad Zimonjić talks to MedTechWeek about the total hip replacement surgery that enabled him to continue his career. “It started at Wimbledon in 2009, when I was 33 and ranked number one in the world. After one of the ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 10th May 2019

Life with Lupus…on your own terms

Kim Opszala thought her eczema had returned when a rash appeared on her face, but it was a disease called lupus. She’d been travelling around Australia before starting university in 2005/06 and upon her return Kim noticed the butterfly-shaped rash ...

by Karen Finn