David Cassak is a Vice President, Content and Managing Director, Medical Devices for Elsevier Business Intelligence, A Reed Elsevier Company. He has been involved with the healthcare industry for more than 30 years and writes extensively on the medical device industry for Windhover’s IN VIVO and Start-Up. He is also a frequent speaker before various companies and industry trade groups.
Prior to joining Elsevier, Cassak worked for nearly 20 years at Windhover Information Inc., a company he founded with his partner, Roger Longman which spun out the publications business of The Wilkerson Group, a leading management consulting firm at the time. Long known for publishing IN VIVO, widely recognized as the premier provider of business intelligence in the healthcare industry, Windhover launched a number of other publications, including Start-Up: Emerging Medical Ventures,™ and The RPM Report: Regulation, Policy, Market Access.™ In 2004, Windhover acquired Medtech Insight Inc., and now publishes the Medtech Insight: Medical Technology Market Intelligence™ newsletter. In addition, Windhover also created the Strategic Intelligence Systems, a web-based suite of databases, featuring the most comprehensive and detailed source of industry alliances, acquisitions and financings. SIS is unique among databases in providing expert commentary and analysis along with data. Windhover/EBI also produces numerous conferences, including the Investment in Innovation (In3) medical device partnering conferences around the world, as well as such pharma-focused conferences as the Pharmaceutical Strategic Alliances, Euro-Biotech and BIO-Windhover meetings. And it also offers a wide range of market research reports under its Medtech Insight imprint. In 2008, Windhover was acquired by Elsevier, which formed Elsevier Business Intelligence, combining the products of Windhover and FDC Reports, publishers of The Gray Sheet and The Pink Sheet, among other leading industry newsletters.
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