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Swedish IPO pulls in $57.4M for Bonesupport
An initial public offering of more than 17.2 million shares on the Swedish stock exchange, Nasdaq Stockholm, has brought in ...Learn More
Placement pulls in about $4.9M for Oventus Medical
A private placement has brought in approximately $4.9 million for Oventus Medical, an Australian company that makes oral ...Learn More
Great Basin Scientific gets $2.1M boost
An offering of 8.9 million units of common stock, warrants and stock purchase warrants has pulled in $2.1 million in net ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global minimally invasive surgery market
A Zion Market Research report predicts the worldwide minimally invasive surgery market will see growth through 2024 because ...Learn More
US patent issued for Zyga's SImmetry Decorticator
The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new patent for Zyga Technologies' SImmetry Decorticator, an instrument that ...Learn More
Exactech's shoulder, knee and hip replacement systems win approval in Japan
Japanese regulators have given Exactech approval for its shoulder, knee and hip replacement systems, including the Novation ...Learn More
Single-use kit of tools for wrist fracture surgery debuted by DePuy Synthes
The Distal Radius Sterile Kit has been launched by DePuy Synthes for use in surgical treatment of wrist fractures. ...Learn More
Medical device tax repeal included in Senate GOP's ACA replacement bill
Senate Republicans released the Better Care Reconciliation Act, a bill aimed at repealing provisions of the Affordable Care ...Learn More
FDA, EU clear Implanet's redesigned JAZZ braid
The FDA has given Implanet clearance to market the improved version of its JAZZ braid, part of which is now ultrasonically ...Learn More
ClearFlow's active clearance technology system wins FDA clearance
The FDA has granted Anaheim, Calif.-based ClearFlow 510(k) clearance for its FlowGlide active clearance technology system, a ...Learn More
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
...Publilius Syrus, writer
Philips enters $36.7M deal to acquire Electrical Geodesics
Philips has agreed to pay $36.7 million for Oregon-based medical device firm Electrical Geodesics in a deal that represents ...Learn More
Public offering brings in $12.2M for Interpace Diagnostics
Interpace Diagnostics has obtained $12.2 million in net proceeds from its public offering of 9.9 million shares of common ...Learn More
410 Medical gets $2.1M funding boost
A round of Series A financing has pulled in an additional $2.1 million for Durham, N.C.-based 410 Medical, raising the ...Learn More
Adaptive Biotechnologies enters Dx partnership with Janssen
Adaptive Biotechnologies and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen have agreed on a collaboration to assess the effectiveness ...Learn More
SpineGuard reaches distribution deal with XinRong Medical
SpineGuard and XinRong Medical Group have reached an agreement for the exclusive distribution of SpineGuard's PediGuard in ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for Glaukos' iStent plus topical travoprost
A 53-patient study showed that the use of Glaukos' iStent device in combination with topical travoprost for treating ...Learn More
ImpediMed's bioimpedance spectroscopy system gains EU approval
European regulators have given ImpediMed CE mark approval for its Sozo bioimpedance spectroscopy platform, which uses the ...Learn More
New 1.5T MR system unveiled by Toshiba Medical
The Vantage Titan/Zen Edition 1.5T has been launched by Toshiba Medical for speeding workflow and reducing patient ...Learn More
Trade office: India may face enforcement actions over medtech price controls
The Office of the US Trade Representative will attempt to resolve issues raised by US medtech companies about India's price ...Learn More
FDA expands MRI labeling for LivaNova's VNS Therapy device
LivaNova's Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy device has been granted expanded MRI labeling by the FDA. ...Learn More
Education ... is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
...John Dewey, psychologist and educational reformer
Financing round brings in $34.6M for Reva Medical
A two-tranche round of financing has pulled in $34.6 million for San Diego-based Reva Medical, maker of the Fantom ...Learn More
Offering could pull in $947M for Danaher unit
An offering of senior notes has been priced by Danaher's wholly owned subsidiary, DH Europe Finance, in hopes of obtaining ...Learn More
Great Basin Scientific looks to raise $2.7M in offering
A public offering of securities has been priced by Great Basin Scientific in hopes of raising $2.7 million. ...Learn More
$6M 3D printing facility to be built in India for medical devices
A collaboration between 3D-printing platform think3D and medtech manufacturing park Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone will build a ...Learn More
Infuseon enters glioblastoma treatment partnership with OncoSynergy
A strategic alliance has been reached by Infuseon Therapeutics and OncoSynergy to establish proof of concept for the direct ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global sports medicine market
A Research and Markets report predicts the worldwide sports medicine market will see an 8.9% compound annual growth rate ...Learn More
Study advances for InVivo Therapeutics' neurospinal scaffold
The 16th patient in a study of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold has been enrolled by InVivo Therapeutics at Allegheny General ...Learn More
Lordotic expandable interbody device unveiled by K2M
The SAHARA AL Expandable Stabilization System has been introduced by K2M for use in providing balance to the spine. ...Learn More
FDA clears inguinal hernia repairs with Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci Xi
The FDA has given Intuitive Surgical clearance for its da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system for use in inguinal hernia ...Learn More
ConforMIS' hip replacement system wins FDA clearance
The FDA granted ConforMIS 510(k) clearance for its iTotal Hip replacement system, which includes the company's iFit ...Learn More
FDA clears Hologic's HSV assay on Panther system
The FDA has given 510(k) clearance to Hologic for its Aptima Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 molecular assay as part of its fully ...Learn More
Only someone who is well-prepared has the opportunity to improvise.
...Ingmar Bergman, director and screenwriter
Stryker enters $701M deal to buy Canadian imaging technology firm
Stryker will pay approximately $701 million for NOVADAQ Technologies, a Canadian maker of fluorescent imaging technology for ...Learn More
PerkinElmer announces $1.3B acquisition of German diagnostics firm
Massachusetts-based scientific instruments maker PerkinElmer reached a deal to acquire German medical diagnostics company ...Learn More
OpGen reaches supply agreement with Thermo Fisher
OpGen and Thermo Fisher Scientific have reached a supply agreement to commercialize OpGen's Acuitas Rapid Test for Pathogen ...Learn More
Mazor Robotics announces leadership changes
Mazor Robotics appointed Oren Zarchin to lead its newly created Product Development Group and Eli Zehavi to head its newly ...Learn More
New CEO named by Clear Guide Medical
Bob Cathcart has been tapped to serve as CEO of Johns Hopkins spinout Clear Guide Medical. ...Learn More
Battery-free pacemaker successfully powers the heart
A wireless, battery-free pacemaker has shown success in powering the heart in pig models, according to researchers from Rice ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for tibial base of DePuy Synthes' Attune system
A 30-patient study by the Canadian Radiostereometric Analysis Network showed stable fixation in knee replacement with the ...Learn More
MDxHealth, QUT bluebox enter scientific deal on oral cancer test
A scientific agreement between MDxHealth and QUT bluebox, the Queensland University of Technology's commercialization arm, ...Learn More
FDA clears Meditech Spine's intervertebral body device
Meditech Spine obtained clearance from the FDA for its Talos Lumbar (HA) Peek IBF, an intervertebral body device for ...Learn More
CBO estimates costs of implementing user fee reauthorization bill
The FDA would require appropriations worth $1.2 billion from 2018 to 2022 to implement changes in the Senate's user fee ...Learn More
Mass. governor to propose $500M medtech, biotech initiative
Massachusetts Gov. ...Learn More
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
...Thomas Fowell Buxton, politician and abolitionist
Calif. neurological-focused device startup obtains $14M in funding round
A round of Series A financing has brought in $14 million for Mindstrong Health, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup focused on ...Learn More
Offering could pull in $13.7M for Interpace Diagnostics
A public offering of 12.5 million shares of common stock and warrants to buy up to 12.5 million additional shares has been ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $10.2M for Tusker Medical
An equity offering involving an unnamed investor has brought in $10.2 million for Menlo Park, Calif.-based Tusker Medical, a ...Learn More
Convertible note offering brings in $5M for GI Dynamics
An offering of convertible notes involving the Crystal Amber Fund has pulled in $5 million for GI Dynamics. ...Learn More
Atomo Diagnostics gets $1.08M boost
Atomo Diagnostics has secured an additional $1.07 million from New York-based Global Health Investment Fund, property ...Learn More
Case presentation shows positive results for Neovasc's transcatheter device
A case presentation at the annual Transcatheter Valve Therapies conference showed positive outcomes from the use of ...Learn More
FDA OKs Bayer's Betaseron autoinjector, companion app
The FDA has given Bayer approval for the Betaconnect electronic autoinjector and its companion app, myBETAapp, for use in ...Learn More
US lawmakers call for reconsideration of India's cardiac stent price cap
A group of 18 US lawmakers sent a letter to India's ambassador to Washington asking the country to reconsider its price cap ...Learn More
Essential Diagnostics List to be developed by WHO
The World Health Organization is expected to develop an Essential Diagnostics List, using recommendations from an expert ...Learn More
EU expands approval for Agilent's Opdivo companion Dx
European regulators have given Agilent Technologies expanded CE mark approval for its Dako PD-L1 IHC 28-8 pharmDx test for ...Learn More
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.
...James Branch Cabell, writer
Accuray gets $52M boost in revolving loan agreement
A revolving loan agreement has been reached by Accuray with MidCap Financial Trust for a senior secured revolving loan ...Learn More
Healthquad raises $12M to invest in Indian health care companies
Health care-focused venture capital fund Healthquad secured a total commitment of approximately $12 million to use in ...Learn More
Canadian medtech company obtains $7.6M in funding round
A round of Series A venture capital financing has brought in approximately $7.6 million for Evasc Neurovascular Enterprises, ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $5.5M for Spry Health
A round of Series A funding pulled in $5.5 million for Palo Alto, Calif.-based remote patient monitoring solutions maker ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global heart valve device market
A Transparency Market Research report predicts the worldwide market for heart valve devices will reach $14.4 billion in ...Learn More
Neb. science project to test Medtronic's Micra pacemaker in space
Medtronic's nano-sized Micra pacemaker will be launched into space next week to examine the effects of extremely low ...Learn More
Siemens Healthineers' 3-Tesla MRI scanner wins FDA clearance
The FDA has cleared the Magnetom Vida 3-Tesla MRI scanner from Siemens Healthineers. ...Learn More
Gottlieb announces pilot project for regulating digital health products
A soon-to-be-launched FDA pilot program would establish a third-party certification program allowing companies to market ...Learn More
EU OKs Abbott's Alinity hq hematology analyzer
European regulators have given Abbott Laboratories CE mark approval for its Alinity hq hematology analyzer, an instrument ...Learn More
Recall of catheter tip syringes issued by Becton Dickinson
A recall has been initiated by Becton Dickinson involving 275 lots of its 100ml Plastipak catheter tip syringes because of ...Learn More
Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art.
...Charles McCabe, columnist
Upsized offering could bring in $75M for GenMark Diagnostics
A previously announced public offering has been upsized by GenMark Diagnostics to offer about 6.4 million shares of its ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $4M for Saranas
A round of Series B financing has brought in $4 million for Houston-based Saranas, which makes the sensor-enabled Early Bird ...Learn More
InterValve acquired by Chinese heart valve maker
Chinese heart valve maker Venus Medtech announced the acquisition of InterValve, a US-based company whose V8 and TAV8 aortic ...Learn More
GE Additive, Stryker reach additive manufacturing partnership
A partnership agreement between General Electric's additive manufacturing division, GE Additive, and Stryker will bring GE's ...Learn More
HTG, Qiagen unit enter into statement of work
A statement of work has been signed by HTG Molecular Diagnostics and a Qiagen subsidiary to perform initial-phase ...Learn More
J&J Medical Device Cos., MUSC team up on infection prevention
Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Cos. ...Learn More
US patent issued for Microbot's device for shunt stenosis prevention
Microbot Medical has secured a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its device to prevent shunt stenosis. ...Learn More
Limited launch of Haart 300 annuloplasty device announced by BioStable
The HAART 300 aortic annuloplasty device has been launched on a limited basis by Austin, Texas-based cardiovascular device ...Learn More
AdvaMed to meet with lawmakers on user fees
More than 50 medical device industry executives will meet with dozens of lawmakers in an effort organized by AdvaMed to ...Learn More
FDA clears TechLab's E. histolytica infection test
The FDA has given TechLab 510(k) clearance for its E. ...Learn More
How small the vastest of human catastrophes may seem at a distance of a few million miles.
...H.G. Wells, writer
Swedish IPO could bring in $45M for Bonesupport
Sweden-based Bonesupport intends to launch an initial public offering on the Swedish stock exchange, Nasdaq Stockholm, in ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $5.5M for Irish medtech startup
The initial close of a round of Series B financing has pulled in $5.5 million for neoSurgical, an Irish medtech startup that ...Learn More
Siemens Healthineers, Fast-track Diagnostics partner on molecular Dx
A strategic alliance has been reached by Siemens Healthineers and Fast-track Diagnostics allowing the addition of ...Learn More
Becton Dickinson reaches single-cell analysis partnership with FlowJo
Becton Dickinson has formed a strategic relationship with FlowJo to market FlowJo's cloud-based data analysis software, ...Learn More
Analysts predict growth for gastrointestinal endoscopy devices market
The global market for gastrointestinal endoscopy devices is expected to see a compound annual growth rate of 5.09% through ...Learn More
Vertera Spine's cervical interbody fusion device obtains CMS reimbursement
A new ICD-10 code has been issued by the CMS covering the use of Vertera Spine's Cohere radiolucent porous interbody fusion ...Learn More
Study begins for new indication of DJO Global's bone growth stimulator
DJO Global launched a randomized, double-blind study for a new indication of its CMF OL1000 Bone Growth Stimulator, a ...Learn More
EU OKs 3-Tesla full-body scans with Biotronik's MR-conditional pacemakers
European regulators have given Biotronik CE mark approval for 3-Tesla full-body scans with its Edora, Evity and Enitra ...Learn More
FDA clears SI-BONE's iFuse-3D Implant
The FDA has given SI-BONE clearance for its iFuse-3D Implant, a 3D-printed titanium implant designed for use in fusion for ...Learn More
Biocartis' EGFR mutation test wins EU approval
European regulators have given Biocartis CE mark approval for its Idylla EGFR Mutation Test for lung cancer. ...Learn More
Good order is the foundation of all good things.
...Edmund Burke, statesman and orator
LifeScan enters partnership with Qualcomm unit, debuts next-gen app
Johnson & Johnson company LifeScan has reached a partnership agreement with Qualcomm Life to use Qualcomm's medical-grade ...Learn More
Public offering could pull in $65M for GenMark Diagnostics
A public offering of common stock has been launched by GenMark Diagnostics in hopes of obtaining $65 million. ...Learn More
Vertos Medical obtains $28M in funding round
A round of financing led by MVM Life Science Partners has brought in $28 million for Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Vertos ...Learn More
Smart intubation device developer gets $20M boost
A round of funding led by Advanced Medical Technologies has pulled in $20 million for Israel- and Palo Alto, Calif.-based ...Learn More
Biodesix signs distribution deal with Positive Bioscience
An agreement has been reached by Biodesix allowing Positive Bioscience to distribute its GeneStrat and VeriStrat liquid ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global spinal implants, devices market
An Allied Market Research report predicts the worldwide market for spinal implants and devices will hit $13.38 billion by ...Learn More
Why US first may be the new medical device development strategy
Increased regulatory hurdles in Europe and China could mean more medical device development focusing on the US market first. ...Learn More
BCBS of Vt. issues coverage policy for minimally invasive SI joint fusion
A written coverage policy has been established by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont for minimally invasive sacroiliac ...Learn More
Siemens Healthineers' PET/CT scanner wins FDA clearance
The FDA has granted Siemens Healthineers clearance for its Biograph Horizon Flow edition, a positron emission ...Learn More
Thermo Fisher secures clearances, registration for buprenorphine assay
Thermo Fisher Scientific has obtained clearance from the FDA to market its CEDIA Buprenorphine II assay, designed to ...Learn More
FDA clears syphilis assay from Bio-Rad
The FDA has given Bio-Rad Laboratories clearance for its BioPlex 2200 Syphilis Total & RPR assay, a fully automated ...Learn More
If there is no point in the universe that we discover by the methods of science, there is a point that we can give the universe by the way we live, by loving each other, by discovering things about nature, by creating works of art.
...Steve Weinberg, physicist
$140M debt refinancing announced by Spectranetics
An amendment to Spectranetics' existing credit facilities has increased the company's total credit facility to $140 million, ...Learn More
IPO could pull in $9M for Co-Diagnostics
An initial public offering of 1.3 million shares has been priced by Salt Lake City-based Co-Diagnostics in hopes of ...Learn More
Glytec, AgaMatrix partner on diabetes management platform development
AgaMatrix and Glytec have reached a partnership deal allowing the development of a cloud-based diabetes management platform ...Learn More
Zynex names new chief financial officer
Dan Moorhead has been tapped to serve as chief financial officer of Lone Tree, Colo.-based electrotherapy medical device ...Learn More
Medtronic aims to lower heart device infection rates with risk-sharing program
Over 140 US hospitals and clinics have signed up for Medtronic's risk-sharing program that seeks to lower infection rates ...Learn More
TransMedics advances perfusion device with US trials, successful procedures
Five US clinical trials are being sponsored by TransMedics for its Organ Care System, an ex vivo warm perfusion device, ...Learn More
CT/SPECT system debuted by Siemens Healthineers
The Symbia Intevo Bold CT and single-photon emission computed tomography system has been unveiled by Siemens Healthineers. ...Learn More
AirXpanders' AeroForm Tissue Expander System launched in US
The AeroForm Tissue Expander System has been released by AirXpanders to over 100 US medical institutions and health systems ...Learn More
AdvaMed fights for repeal of medical device tax amid health law uncertainty
AdvaMed and other groups lobbying for permanent repeal of the medical device tax have boosted their efforts amid uncertainty ...Learn More
Qiagen's 4th-gen tuberculosis blood test wins FDA nod
The FDA has given Qiagen approval for the QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus test, the company's fourth-generation blood test designed ...Learn More
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
...Anatole France, writer and journalist
Boston Scientific pledges $19M to Irish endoscopy research, design facility
Boston Scientific has committed to invest approximately $19 million by 2020 in endoscopy research and in its new RoadRunner ...Learn More
Nexeon Medsystems announces shareholder offering of 5.3M shares
An upcoming offering of 5.3 million shares by company shareholders has been announced by Nexeon Medsystems, a Dallas-based ...Learn More
Bigfoot Biomedical announces acquisition of connected insulin pen tech maker
Patients Pending, along with its Timesulin connected insulin pen technology, have been acquired by artificial pancreas ...Learn More
Ascensia Diabetes, Insulet enter systems integration partnership
A strategic alliance has been reached by Ascensia Diabetes Care and Insulet to allow integration of Ascensia's Contour Next ...Learn More
Q3 revenue rises for Cantel Medical
Cantel Medical generated $192.1 million in revenue during its fiscal third quarter, up 10.6% from the same period a year ...Learn More
Study begins for Novocure's Optune device, Roche's Avastin
The first patient in a Phase II pilot study of a combination of Novocure's Optune tumor-treating fields delivery device and ...Learn More
Medtronic announces US launch of MiniMed 670G system
The MiniMed 670G system has been launched by Medtronic in the US for treating patients with type 1 diabetes. ...Learn More
FDA expands labeling for Hologic's 3D mammography system
The FDA has cleared Hologic for expanded labeling of its Genius 3D mammography system for use in routine breast cancer ...Learn More
List of reusable devices subject to validation data requirements issued by FDA
A list of reusable devices that will be required to have validated instructions for use and reprocessing validation data in ...Learn More
W.L. Gore's preperitoneal biomaterial hernia repair device wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given W.L. ...Learn More
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
...William Blake, poet
Public offering could pull in $281.7M for Exact Sciences
An underwritten public offering of 7 million shares of common stock has been priced by Exact Sciences in hopes of obtaining ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $14.8M for ivWatch
A round of financing has pulled in $14.8 million for ivWatch, which makes the FDA-cleared ivWatch Model 400 device to ...Learn More
Interpace looks to obtain $10.5M in public offering
Interpace Diagnostics will launch a public offering of nearly 6.3 million shares of its common stock in hopes of obtaining ...Learn More
Cybersecurity startup Patientory gets $7.2M boost
Patientory, an Atlanta-based cybersecurity startup, has obtained $7.2 million in three days of equity crowdfunding involving ...Learn More
Study begins for Mallinckrodt's skin tissue graft
The first patient in a pivotal Phase III trial of the StrataGraft skin tissue graft has been enrolled by Mallinckrodt. ...Learn More
EU OKs Boston Scientific's deep brain stimulation system
Boston Scientific has obtained CE mark approval from European regulators for its Vercise Gevia Deep Brain Stimulation ...Learn More
Eko's smart heart monitor-stethoscope combo wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Eko Devices 510(k) clearance for its Eko DUO smart heart monitor, a combination portable one-lead ...Learn More
Indian regulator seeks price controls for 4 medical devices
The health ministry of India was asked by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority to add cardiac catheters, balloons, ...Learn More
FDA clears OrbusNeich's PTCA balloon dilatation catheters
OrbusNeich has obtained clearance from the FDA to market its Sapphire II PRO and Sapphire NC Plus percutaneous transluminal ...Learn More
House panel votes in favor of user fee reauthorization bill
A bill that would reauthorize user fee programs for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, generic drugs and biosimilars has ...Learn More
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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.
...Mark Twain, writer and humorist
Funding round pulls in $19.3M for Trice Medical
A round of Series C financing involving Smith & Nephew and other investors has brought in $19.3 million for King of Prussia, ...Learn More
Neuronetics gets $15M boost
A round of Series G financing has pulled in $15 million for Malvern, Pa.-based Neuronetics, a developer of noninvasive ...Learn More
ZipLine Medical obtains $12M in funding round
ZipLine Medical has raised $12 million in a round of Series E financing led by newly invested growth equity fund HighCape ...Learn More
Admetsys secures investment from T1D Exchange
T1D Exchange has made an investment of an undisclosed amount in artificial pancreas startup Admetsys as part of its ...Learn More
Global cervical total disc replacement device market poised for growth
A Persistence Market Research report predicts the worldwide market for cervical total disc replacement devices will reach ...Learn More
Data show positive results for GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier device
Data from an investigator-initiated study showed GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier device demonstrated reductions in HbA1c levels and ...Learn More
Health Canada OKs Medtronic's SureTune3 DBS software
Health Canada has granted Medtronic approval for its SureTune3 software, which facilitates physicians' decision-making in ...Learn More
Humanitarian device exemption regulations amended by FDA
Regulations for humanitarian device exemptions have been amended by the FDA to align with changes under the 21st Century ...Learn More
FDA expands use of Edwards' Sapien 3 heart valve
The FDA has given Edwards Lifesciences approval for the expanded use of its Sapien 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve, a device ...Learn More
Qiagen's CMV assay on QiaSymphony platform OK'd by FDA
Qiagen has obtained premarket approval from the FDA for its Artus CMV QS-RGQ molecular diagnostic kit on the fully ...Learn More
When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
...Paulo Coelho, writer
Exchange offers, consent solicitations for Bard notes extended by BD
Exchange offers for up to $1.1 billion worth of outstanding C.R. ...Learn More
Earlens gets $118M boost
Menlo Park, Calif.-based Earlens has obtained $118 million in funding, with up to $45 million coming from a structured debt ...Learn More
Thermo Fisher enters co-marketing agreement with Biognosys
An agreement has been reached by Thermo Fisher Scientific and Swiss firm Biognosys to co-market Thermo Fisher's Orbitrap ...Learn More
Qiagen reaches 2 NGS assay agreements
Qiagen and Bristol-Myers Squibb have entered an agreement to look into the use of next-generation sequencing in the ...Learn More
Your fitness tracker could be misleading you
Your heart rate may be accurate on your fitness tracker, but the number of calories burned is significantly wrong, according ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Baxter's HDx therapy with Theranova dialyzer
Data from two studies presented at the Congress of the European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant ...Learn More
Claret Medical's TAVR embolic protection system wins FDA clearance
Claret Medical has obtained clearance from the FDA through its de novo classification pathway for the Sentinel Cerebral ...Learn More
FDA extends UDI compliance dates for Class I, unclassified devices
The compliance date for unique device identifier requirements for Class I and unclassified medical devices has been extended ...Learn More
Roche's CMV test OK'd by FDA for use on cobas 6800/8800 systems
Roche Holding's cobas CMV test has been approved by the FDA for use on the fully automated cobas 6800 and cobas 8800 ...Learn More
FDA clears BD's intestinal bacteria test
The FDA has granted Becton Dickinson 510(k) clearance for its molecular test designed for the detection of harmful ...Learn More
Whatever can be done another day can be done today.
...Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
India, manufacturers in standoff over coronary stent prices
Medical device manufacturers Boston Scientific, Abbott Laboratories and Medtronic have filed paperwork to remove their most ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $26.6M for Monteris Medical
A round of Series C financing has brought in $26.6 million for MRI-guided neurosurgical ablation systems developer Monteris ...Learn More
Israeli glaucoma treatment device maker gets $5M boost
A round of financing has pulled in $5 million for Israeli startup Belkin Laser, a portfolio company of the RAD Biomed ...Learn More
Arthromeda raises funds for hip replacement navigation system
A round of Series D financing has brought in an undisclosed amount for Lowell, Mass.-based Arthromeda. ...Learn More
TeraRecon announces merger with McCoy Medical
TeraRecon has acquired machine learning company McCoy Medical Technologies and is forming a new company focused on creating ...Learn More
Finland reschedules Nexstim's R&D loan repayments
The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation has agreed to a three-year extension of the due date for Nexstim's research and ...Learn More
Trial shows positive results for W.L. Gore's septal occluders
A 664-patient, 63-site trial presented at the European Stroke Organisation Conference showed use of W.L. ...Learn More
Blue Shield of Calif. now covers Agendia's MammaPrint test
Blue Shield of California has released an updated medical policy that includes coverage for the use of Agendia's MammaPrint ...Learn More
Scientists create nonivasive deep brain stimulation technique
A technique called temporally interfering stimulation has been developed by MIT researchers to allow noninvasive stimulation ...Learn More
NICE to unveil online assessment tool for medical device, Dx companies
The Medtech Early Technical Assessment tool will be launched by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ...Learn More
Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.
...Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and writer
Boston Scientific exec: Medtech success is about category leadership
Boston Scientific will use category leadership as a strategy to succeed in the medical device industry as health care ...Learn More
European Investment Bank provides $22.6M loan facility to Stat-Dx
The European Investment Bank has granted Spanish molecular diagnostics firm Stat-Dx a loan facility worth approximately ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $2.1M for CardioNXT
A round of equity financing has brought in $2.1 million for CardioNXT, a Westminster, Colo.-based medical device company ...Learn More
Expansion into global market eyed by Singapore medtech startups
A number of emerging medtech startups in Singapore are looking to expand into the global market as they secure funding from ...Learn More
New executive of international operations named by NuVasive
Skip Kiil, who has over 15 years of experience in the global medical technologies and life sciences business, has been ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Endologix's abdominal stent graft system
Thirty-day data from a 225-patient trial showed use of Endologix's Ovation abdominal stent graft system led to at least 28% ...Learn More
Glooko, Dexcom expand partnership with cloud integration
A partnership between Dexcom and digital diabetes management company Glooko has been expanded to allow cloud integration ...Learn More
FDA OKs Roche's companion Dx assay for Novartis' lung cancer drug
Roche Holding has obtained approval from the FDA for its Ventana ALK (D5F3) CDx Assay, which is intended for determining ...Learn More
FDA clears BioFire's FilmArray Respiratory Panel 2
The FDA has given BioMerieux affiliate BioFire Diagnostics clearance to market its FilmArray Respiratory Panel 2, which is ...Learn More
EU approves troponin assay from Singulex
European regulators have given Singulex the CE mark for its Sgx Clarity cTnl assay for use in quantitative measurement of ...Learn More
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
...Marcus Garvey, political activist and publisher
Hyalex Orthopaedics gets $16M boost, announces leadership changes
A round of Series A financing involving Johnson & Johnson Innovation -- JJDC and other investors has brought in $16 million ...Learn More
Grail reaches merger deal with Cirina
A merger agreement has been reached by Illumina spinout Grail and Hong Kong-based startup Cirina, both of which are aiming ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $6.7M for Alesi Surgical
A round of funding has pulled in approximately $6.7 million for UK-based minimally invasive surgery technology developer ...Learn More
Irish medtech company obtains more than $5.8M in new funding
The EU has given Irish medtech company Altratech about $3.37 million in funding under the Horizon 2020 program. ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $3.1M for Vertera Spine
A round of financing has brought in $3.1 million for Atlanta-based Vertera Spine, according to an SEC filing. ...Learn More
Study launched by Medtronic to create OIRD risk assessment scoring tool
A 1,650-patient study was launched by Medtronic to evaluate the effect of using capnography and pulse oximetry in ...Learn More
Exact Sciences' Cologuard scores reimbursement win from United Healthcare
A coverage determination guideline has been released by United Healthcare including coverage for the use of Exact Sciences' ...Learn More
FDA clears Masimo's O3 regional oximetry device for pediatric use
Masimo has obtained clearance from the FDA to market its O3 regional oximetry monitoring system with an O3 pediatric sensor, ...Learn More
AdvaMed, industry execs meet with commerce, HHS secretaries
AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker and 11 medtech industry executives met with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and HHS ...Learn More
Augmenix's SpaceOAR system wins approval in Japan
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EnteroMedics buys maker of Gastric Vest System
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Amend Surgical gets funding for continued development, expansion
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EU suspends CE mark for GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier device
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Chinese medtech company buys Sharklet Technologies
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Report predicts growth for colonoscopy device market
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FDA clears BrainCool's temperature management system
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Price calls for higher user fees, cuts in FDA's appropriations
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...Thomas Jefferson, third US president
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CartiHeal gets $18.3M boost
Israel-based CartiHeal has raised $18.3 million in a round of financing led by investment firm aMoon Partners. ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $2.5M for Swiss blood collection device maker
DBS System, a maker of blood collection devices based in Switzerland, has raised approximately $2.5 million in a round of ...Learn More
Rosetta Genomics, Cytolog reach distribution deal for thyroid test
Cytolog Laboratories has agreed to exclusively distribute Rosetta Genomics' RosettaGX Reveal thyroid test in Brazil for ...Learn More
Data show positive results for CytoSorbents' blood purification tech
Data from a trial presented at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery's centennial conference showed that use of ...Learn More
Linear accelerator system debuted by Varian Medical Systems
The Halcyon linear accelerator system has been unveiled by Varian Medical Systems for use in image-guided volumetric ...Learn More
CareTaker's connected BP, heart rate sensor wins expanded FDA clearance
CareTaker Medical's CareTaker wearable blood pressure and heart rate sensor has received expanded clearance from the FDA to ...Learn More
EU device, IVD rules set for implementation this month
New regulations for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics in Europe are scheduled to take effect beginning May 25 ...Learn More
FDA clears Crospon's next-gen Endoflip system with Flip topography module
The FDA has given Crospon 510(k) clearance for its next-generation Endoflip system, Endoflip 2.0, with Flip topography ...Learn More
2017 Women's Executive Network Conference
June 20 | Cambridge, Mass.Across this unique one-day event, we'll feature a range of executives from across the medical ...Learn More
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...Anne Frank, diarist
Siemens considering listing options for health care unit, CFO says
Siemens is weighing several listing options for its health care business, Siemens Healthineers, including a spinoff, an ...Learn More
Exec provides updates on Stryker's current state, strategies
Stryker generated more than $11 billion in sales last year and has been expanding at the medtech market's high end, Chairman ...Learn More
Report: Medtronic, Boston Scientific lead medtech acquisitions
Acquisitions activity in the medical device industry since 2012 has been led by Medtronic, which bought 15 medtech firms, ...Learn More
Draft coverage determinations issued by Palmetto for molecular Dx
Draft local coverage determinations have been released by Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA, giving positive decisions for ...Learn More
Study begins for door to unloading with Abiomed's Impella CP system
The first patient in a prospective feasibility study of door to unloading using the Impella CP system in patients with acute ...Learn More
FDA clears Faxitron's RFID lesion localization system
The FDA has granted Tucson, Ariz.-based Faxitron clearance to market its LOCalizer radio frequency identification lesion ...Learn More
Carestream's anti-scatter software wins FDA clearance
Carestream Health's SmartGrid software has been granted 510(k) clearance by the FDA. ...Learn More
ACA replacement bill that includes device tax repeal clears House
The American Health Care Act, a bill aimed at repealing the medical device tax and other sections of the Affordable Care ...Learn More
Recall of Medtronic's HVAD splice kit labeled by FDA as Class 1
A recall initiated by Medtronic involving select units of its HeartWare Splice Kits has been classified by the FDA as Class ...Learn More
Acutus Medical's percutaneous catheter introducer cleared by FDA
The FDA has given California-based Acutus Medical clearance for its AcQGuide Steerable Sheath, a percutaneous catheter ...Learn More
Integrating Human Factors Into Medical Device Design Control And Beyond Workshop
June 6-7 | Golden Valley, Minn.Maintaining effective design control procedures is a key element of the quality system ...Learn More
You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.
...Byron Katie, writer and speaker
LivaNova announces $72M buyout of Caisson Interventional
London-based LivaNova has agreed to buy the remaining 51% stake it does not already own in Maple Grove, Minn.-based Caisson ...Learn More
GI Dynamics considers listing on AIM market
GI Dynamics is looking to trade on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with the help of Allenby Capital, a nominated ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $76.5M for Outset Medical
A round of Series C financing brought in $76.5 million for San Jose, Calif.-based commercial-stage medtech company Outset ...Learn More
Medtronic to invest $6.5M in S.C. facility expansion
Medtronic announced plans for a $6.5 million expansion project that will add a production line and new equipment to its ...Learn More
Texas diagnostics startup obtains $2M in funding round
A round of funding has pulled in $2 million for EverlyWell, an Austin, Texas-based startup that offers direct-to-consumer ...Learn More
Visionary Venture Fund gets boost from first financing round
Technology and life sciences accelerator OCTANe and Visionary Venture Fund announced completion of the first financing round ...Learn More
Trial seeks to assess Alzheimer's disease treatment with focused ultrasound
A clinical trial has been launched by Canadian researchers to evaluate the use of focused ultrasound, particularly ...Learn More
FDA clears Interscope's endoscopic resection tool
The EndoRotor endoscopic resection tool, developed by Worcester, Mass.-based startup Interscope for gastroenterology and ...Learn More
Warning on Medtronic's NavLock Tracker released by FDA
The FDA has issued a warning to health care providers concerning reports of patient injuries, including two deaths, ...Learn More
Baxter receives FDA guidance on pathway for peritoneal dialysis tech
Baxter said it will use the regulatory pathway for a combination product for its new home peritoneal dialysis solution ...Learn More
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...Marie Curie, physicist and chemist
Funding round pulls in $45M for Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics
A round of equity funding led by Ajax Health has pulled in $45 million for Santa Clara, Calif.-based Advanced Cardiac ...Learn More
Calif. eye device maker obtains $21M in funding round
A round of Series A financing has brought in $21 million for LensGen, an Irvine, Calif.-based company that makes implantable ...Learn More
Axonics Modulation Technologies gets $14.5M boost
A round of Series C financing has pulled in $14.5 million for Axonics Modulation Technologies, bringing the Irvine, ...Learn More
Qiagen, Maccura form joint venture to market NGS system, develop gene panels
Qiagen and China-based in vitro diagnostics firm Maccura Biotechnology have created Maqgen, a joint venture that will be ...Learn More
EnteroMedics enters diabetes treatment trial with So Cal Permanente Medical
EnteroMedics and Southern California Permanente Medical Group have reached an agreement to conduct a trial aimed at ...Learn More
Siemens' robotic X-ray system obtains approval from Health Canada
Siemens Healthineers has secured approval from Health Canada for its Multitom Rax robotic X-ray system, designed for ...Learn More
House panel holds hearing on medtech regulation bills
The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing Tuesday, during which the panel discussed four medical device-related ...Learn More
FDA clears Teleflex's intra-aortic balloon pump
The FDA has given Teleflex 510(k) clearance for its Arrow AC3 Optimus intra-aortic balloon pump. ...Learn More
Roche's PD-L1 assay for bladder cancer wins FDA approval
The FDA has approved Roche Holding's Ventana PD-L1 assay for use as a complementary diagnostic for patients with locally ...Learn More
AdvaMed 2017 Payment Policy Conference
May 16-17 | Baltimore, Md.As the reimbursement and coverage landscapes for the medical technology industry are continuously ...Learn More
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...Charles Bukowski, writer
Varex finalizes $276M deal to buy PerkinElmer's imaging business
Varex Imaging, a Varian Medical Systems spinoff, has completed its $276 million acquisition of PerkinElmer's medical imaging ...Learn More
Abbott wins $11.3M DOD contract to develop traumatic brain injury test
Abbott Laboratories has secured an $11.3 million contract from the Department of Defense for the development of a traumatic ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $7M for Ventec Life Systems
A round of equity financing involving 56 unnamed investors has brought in $7 million for Bothell, Wash.-based Ventec Life ...Learn More
ReThink Medical gets $3M boost
A round of Series A financing led by medical device equity firm Emergent Medical Partners has pulled in $3 million for San ...Learn More
InspireMD, German company enter distribution deal for CGuard EPS
InspireMD and ab medica Deutschland GmbH have reached an agreement to distribute InspireMD's CGuard EPS in Germany. ...Learn More
The 10 hottest medtech startups of 2017
Medtech startups face more challenges than they have in the past, but several companies are developing products that take ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Royal Philips' ultrasound software
Data from a study in the European Heart Journal showed Royal Philips' HeartModel Anatomically Intelligent Ultrasound ...Learn More
FDA clears Samsung NeuroLogica's digital radiography system
The FDA has given Samsung NeuroLogica 510(k) clearance for its GC70 digital radiography system. ...Learn More
AdvaMed recommends differential pricing for India's drug-eluting stents
AdvaMed said the Indian government should classify various generations of drug-eluting stents based on their innovative ...Learn More
Medtronic's drug-eluting stent wins FDA approval
Medtronic has obtained approval from the FDA for its Resolute Onyx zotarolimus-eluting stent for use in adults with coronary ...Learn More
Roche secures FDA clearance for high-volume testing immunoassay solution
The FDA has granted Roche Holding clearance for its new dedicated high-volume testing immunoassay solution, cobas e 801 ...Learn More
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...Neil Armstrong, astronaut
Varex finalizes $276M deal to buy PerkinElmer's imaging business
Varex Imaging, a Varian Medical Systems spinoff, has completed its $276 million acquisition of PerkinElmer's medical imaging ...Learn More
Abbott wins $11.3M DOD contract to develop traumatic brain injury test
Abbott Laboratories has secured an $11.3 million contract from the Department of Defense for the development of a traumatic ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $7M for Ventec Life Systems
A round of equity financing involving 56 unnamed investors has brought in $7 million for Bothell, Wash.-based Ventec Life ...Learn More
ReThink Medical gets $3M boost
A round of Series A financing led by medical device equity firm Emergent Medical Partners has pulled in $3 million for San ...Learn More
InspireMD, German company enter distribution deal for CGuard EPS
InspireMD and ab medica Deutschland GmbH have reached an agreement to distribute InspireMD's CGuard EPS in Germany. ...Learn More
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Data show positive results for Royal Philips' ultrasound software
Data from a study in the European Heart Journal showed Royal Philips' HeartModel Anatomically Intelligent Ultrasound ...Learn More
FDA clears Samsung NeuroLogica's digital radiography system
The FDA has given Samsung NeuroLogica 510(k) clearance for its GC70 digital radiography system. ...Learn More
AdvaMed recommends differential pricing for India's drug-eluting stents
AdvaMed said the Indian government should classify various generations of drug-eluting stents based on their innovative ...Learn More
Medtronic's drug-eluting stent wins FDA approval
Medtronic has obtained approval from the FDA for its Resolute Onyx zotarolimus-eluting stent for use in adults with coronary ...Learn More
Roche secures FDA clearance for high-volume testing immunoassay solution
The FDA has granted Roche Holding clearance for its new dedicated high-volume testing immunoassay solution, cobas e 801 ...Learn More
It's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. ... We're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
...Neil Armstrong, astronaut
Baxter CEO confident on potential $7.5B acquisition
Baxter Chairman and CEO Joe Almeida expressed optimism that the company could execute a major acquisition, which could be ...Learn More
Olympus reaches $87M deal to buy Mass. health care systems integrator
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DOD taps J&J unit, Physio-Control for supplies contracts
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare System has won a one-year contract from the Department of Defense to provide the Army, Air ...Learn More
Epic Sciences gets $40M boost
A round of Series D financing has pulled in $40 million for Epic Sciences. ...Learn More
TransEnterix announces $24.9M offering, seeks clearance for surgical robot
TransEnterix priced a $24.9 million funding round to support the application and launch process for its Senhance ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $2.1M for Mich. medtech startup
A $10 million round of capital financing has brought in $2.1 million for BFKW, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based medical device ...Learn More
Hospital in Jerusalem records first dual robotic spinal surgery
Siemens' Artis Zeego and Mazor Robotics' Renaissance Guidance System were used in combination for the first dual robotic ...Learn More
Alcon offers 2 new probes for vitreoretinal surgery
Alcon announced the launch of its Vektor articulating illuminated laser probe and Advanced Ultravit beveled high-speed probe ...Learn More
GE seeks 510(k) clearance for MRI system
GE Healthcare is seeking FDA 510(k) clearance for its Signa Premier platform, a 3-tesla wide-bore MRI system designed for ...Learn More
Tepha unit's 3D surgical scaffold wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Tepha subsidiary Galatea Surgical clearance to market its GalaForm 3D Surgical Scaffold, a device designed ...Learn More
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Avedro gets $42M boost
Waltham, Mass.-based Avedro has raised $42 million from rounds of equity and debt financing. ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $12M for ChromaCode
A round of Series B financing has brought in $12 million for molecular diagnostics firm ChromaCode, which intends to use the ...Learn More
Physcient advances private stock offering
Physcient has raised $344,862 of its goal of $1 million in a private stock offering, according to a filing with the SEC. ...Learn More
Global vertebral compression fracture devices market poised for growth
An Allied Market Research report predicts the worldwide market for vertebral compression fractures devices will reach almost ...Learn More
Q1 sales increase for Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific saw a roughly 10% year-over-year increase in sales during its fiscal first quarter, generating $2.16 ...Learn More
Matter, Three Lakes Partners launch innovation challenge for IPF
Chicago-based health care technology incubator and innovation hub Matter and Three Lakes Partners announced the $1 million ...Learn More
Canada OKs Medtronic's cooled radiofrequency ablation system for spine use
Health Canada approved Medtronic's OsteoCool radiofrequency ablation system for treatment of spinal metastases. ...Learn More
NAFTA renegotiation would have impact on medtech industry
President Donald Trump announced plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that would have ...Learn More
Spine surgery device from joimax wins FDA clearance
The FDA has granted joimax clearance for its Endovapor 2 Multi Radio Frequency System, which facilitates electrical power ...Learn More
EU approves Contego Medical's peripheral balloon angioplasty system
European regulators have given Raleigh, N.C.-based Contego Medical CE mark approval for its Vanguard IEP peripheral balloon ...Learn More
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...Theodor Seuss Geisel, writer and illustrator
Epigenomics agrees to be acquired by Blitz F16-83 for $186M
German molecular diagnostics company Epigenomics has accepted a public takeover offer of approximately $186 million from ...Learn More
Funding boost secured by Allotrope Medical
A round of funding has brought in an undisclosed amount for Houston-based medical device company Allotrope Medical. ...Learn More
BD, Roche reach stochastic labeling tech licensing deal
Becton Dickinson has granted Roche Holding a nonexclusive license for its patented stochastic labeling technology for ...Learn More
Analysis predicts growth for global lumbar spine fusion market
An Absolute Reports analysis predicts the worldwide lumbar spine fusion market will see a 4.9% compound annual growth rate ...Learn More
IDE application for COPD treatment submitted by ALung Technologies
Pittsburgh-based ALung Technologies has filed an investigational device exemption application with the FDA to conduct a ...Learn More
Hill-Rom debuts wearable airway clearance system
The Monarch airway clearance system, a mobile vest that delivers high-frequency chest wall oscillation, has been launched by ...Learn More
EU OKs Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci X system
European regulators have given Intuitive Surgical CE mark approval for its da Vinci X robotic-assisted surgical system, ...Learn More
Bill would ease regulatory processes for device accessories, backers say
The Risk-Based Classification of Accessories Act was introduced in the House to streamline regulatory reviews of medical ...Learn More
Medtech companies' request to pull latest stents denied by Indian regulator
Applications filed by Abbott and Medtronic to pull their new-generation stents from the Indian market have been rejected by ...Learn More
FDA clears Bausch + Lomb's vitreous removal device
The FDA has given Bausch + Lomb clearance to market its Vitesse, a hypersonic device intended for removal of vitreous. ...Learn More
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
...Winston Churchill, statesman and prime minister
Offering could pull in $40M for Reva Medical
Reva Medical has announced plans to offer convertible notes to several institutional investors and one corporate investor in ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $27M for AltheaDx
A round of Series D financing has brought in $27 million for San Diego-based AltheaDx, a commercial-stage molecular ...Learn More
Proxy Biomedical now operates under Aran Biomedical brand
Ireland-based Proxy Biomedical is rebranding as Aran Biomedical, a new group company and brand created to position itself ...Learn More
Endoscopy equipment market poised for growth
The endoscopy equipment market is expected to hit $35.3 billion by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate of 6.2% because ...Learn More
Report predicts growth in medical imaging software market
A Technavio report predicts the worldwide market for medical imaging software will be worth more than $4.8 billion by 2021, ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Medtronic's drug-coated balloon
Data from two subanalyses of a global study presented at the annual Charing Cross Symposium showed positive results for ...Learn More
Postmarket study begins for Tela Bio's ventral hernia repair device
The first patient in a postmarket clinical study of the OviTex reinforced bioscaffold for soft-tissue repair has been ...Learn More
Small CPAP device debuted by ResMed for travel use
ResMed announced the launch of its AirMini, a pocket-sized, lightweight continuous positive airway pressure device designed ...Learn More
Rapid test for malaria unveiled by Alere
The Alere Malaria Ag P.f. has been launched by Alere for detecting malaria infection in asymptomatic people. ...Learn More
FDA clears Allergan's intranasal tear neurostimulator
The FDA has given Allergan clearance to market its TrueTear Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator, a device that transmits an ...Learn More
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...J.M. Barrie, writer
Sunshine Heart gets $9.2M boost
Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Sunshine Heart has raised about $9.2 million in gross proceeds in an underwritten public offering ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $3M for Sonavex
A round of financing has brought in $3 million for Baltimore-based Sonavex, which makes the EchoSure ultrasound device for ...Learn More
SpeeDx, Thermo Fisher partner to obtain FDA nod for STD assay
A partnership has been reached by Australian diagnostics company SpeeDx and Thermo Fisher Scientific to seek approval from ...Learn More
VP of marketing for Active Healing Therapies named by Bioventus
David Varner, former vice president of global sales operations at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, has been tapped by Bioventus ...Learn More
3 enduring leadership lessons to boost your medtech success
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Data show positive results for Si-Bone's iFuse implant
Data from a six-year, 137-patient study published in the journal Neurosurgery showed positive results for Si-Bone's iFuse ...Learn More
StealthStation S8 neurosurgery tech debuted by Medtronic
The S8, the new version of the StealthStation neurosurgery system, has been launched by Medtronic for tracking the location ...Learn More
Medtech companies seek to pull new-gen stents from Indian market
Applications have been filed by Abbott, Boston Scientific and Medtronic with India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing ...Learn More
EU, Australia OK Synaptive Medical's neurosurgical planning system
European regulators have given Synaptive Medical CE mark approval for its BrightMatter Plan neurosurgical planning system, ...Learn More
Australia clears Amedica's Valeo interbody fusion product line
Australian regulators have given Salt Lake City-based Amedica clearance to market its Valeo interbody fusion devices. ...Learn More
The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.
...Norman Rockwell, artist
C.R. Bard to be acquired by Becton Dickinson in $24B deal
Becton Dickinson has agreed to pay $24 billion for C.R. ...Learn More
AdvaMed Digital addresses regulatory void
As more big and small device makers are entering the digital health sector, AdvaMed Digital hopes "to identify slightly more ...Learn More
Abbott to complete Alere purchase by end of Q3, CEO says
Abbott CEO Miles White said the company's acquisition of Alere will progress as planned and be completed by the end of the ...Learn More
Beaver-Visitec announces acquisition of Malosa Medical
Malosa Medical, a UK-based maker of single-use ophthalmology surgical instruments, has been acquired by Waltham, Mass.-based ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $4.5M for Cardiac Insight
A round of funding has brought in $4.5 million for Kirkland, Wash.-based Cardiac Insight, which is developing advanced ...Learn More
7D Surgical reaches deals on US image guided surgery platform sales
Exclusive sales representative deals have been reached by Canada-based 7D Surgical with DB Surgical and Surgical One to ...Learn More
1st procedure using Exablate Neuro system recorded by Insightec
A patient at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami was the first to undergo focused ultrasound procedure using Insightec's ...Learn More
Stimwave tapped to supply spinal cord stimulation systems to DOD
The Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Stimwave Technologies a five-year Distribution and Pricing ...Learn More
AdvaMed comments on FDA's manufacturer-payer communications guidance
Comments have been submitted by stakeholders about the FDA's draft guidance on communications between manufacturers and ...Learn More
MHRA releases 2017-2018 post-Brexit business plan
Developing a model for the future regulation of medical devices and drugs post-Brexit is the top priority stated by the UK's ...Learn More
Security is mostly a superstition. ... Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
...Helen Keller, writer and activist
Sandhill-Medovations merger to operate as Diversatek Healthcare
A merger has been announced between Sandhill Scientific and Medovations, both owned by Diversatek, through which they will ...Learn More
Offering pulls in $8.2M for Delphinus
A mixed shelf offering involving nine unnamed investors has brought in $8.2 million for Novi, Mich.-based Delphinus Medical ...Learn More
DePuy Synthes announces acquisition of TRS' 3D tech
Tissue Regeneration System's 3D technology has been acquired by Johnson & Johnson unit DePuy Synthes in a move that is ...Learn More
Cellnovo, TypeZero reach systems integration deal
TypeZero Technologies has signed a nonexclusive agreement giving Cellnovo a commercial license to integrate its artificial ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for European biliary, pancreatic stents market
A GlobalData report predicts the European market for pancreatic and biliary stents will reach about $84 million by 2023 with ...Learn More
Study launched by Illumina spinout for early breast cancer detection
The STRIVE trial, a longitudinal, prospective, observational study, has been launched by Illumina spinout Grail in hopes of ...Learn More
Cardiac Insight's wearable ECG sensor wins FDA clearance
Cardiac Insight has obtained clearance from the FDA for its single-use, leadless, wearable electrocardiogram sensor, Cardeo ...Learn More
Halyard's thermal treatment for osteoarthritis knee pain cleared by FDA
The FDA has granted Halyard Health clearance to market its Coolief cooled radiofrequency thermal treatment for relieving ...Learn More
FDA clears Life Spine's cervical spacer system
The FDA has given Illinois-based Life Spine clearance to market its Plateau-C Ti cervical spacer system, which comes with ...Learn More
Recall of Medtronic's StrataMR valves, shunts labeled Class I by FDA
A recall initiated by Medtronic involving nearly 2,000 StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts has been classified by the FDA ...Learn More
Medical Device Complaints, MDRs & Reports Workshop
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I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.
...Tom Schulman, screenwriter
J&J on track with efforts to bolster medical device business, exec says
Johnson & Johnson is moving forward in restructuring its medical device business and is also progressing as planned in ...Learn More
Abbott exec maintains timetable for St. Jude ICD clearance, launch
Abbott Laboratories' timetable for obtaining clearance for and launching St. ...Learn More
Oxford Finance provides $20M loan to Cerapedics
A senior secured term loan worth $20 million has been secured by Westminster, Colo.-based Cerapedics from Oxford Finance. ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $17.6M for Onkos Surgical
A round of Series B financing led by Canaan Partners has brought in $17.6 million for Onkos Surgical, a Parsippany, ...Learn More
Offering could pull in $8M for Sunshine Heart
An underwritten public offering of common stock, shares of preferred stock and stock purchase warrants has been priced by ...Learn More
Substance disposal system maker acquired by Stryker
Stryker announced its acquisition of all assets of Cactus, a manufacturer of controlled substance waste management systems. ...Learn More
DOD agency awards $9.2M contract to MeMed for IVD platform development
The Department of Defense's Defense Threat Reduction Agency has awarded Israel-based MeMed a $9.2 million contract to ...Learn More
New spinal trauma portfolio unveiled by NuVasive
The RELINE Trauma portfolio has been launched by NuVasive in the US spinal trauma fixation market to allow surgeons to ...Learn More
FDA clears Edwards Lifesciences' hemodynamic monitoring system
The FDA has granted Edwards Lifesciences 510(k) clearance for its HemoSphere hemodynamic monitoring system, which is ...Learn More
Ethicon's circular-powered stapler cleared by FDA
The FDA has given Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon clearance to market its Echelon circular-powered stapler, a device ...Learn More
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...Henry Ford, industrialist
Cardinal Health agrees to buy some Medtronic assets for $6.1B
Medtronic says it has reached an agreement with Cardinal Health to sell its patient care, deep-vein thrombosis and ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $23.1M for NeuroTronik
A round of Series B financing led by Boston Scientific Group has brought in $23.1 million for NeuroTronik, the developer of ...Learn More
Amniox Medical tapped to supply regenerative products to DOD institutions
The Military Health System has awarded Amniox Medical a Federal Supply Schedule contract to provide the Department of ...Learn More
GenDx, S. Korean company enter distribution deal for HLA assays
GenDx has reached an agreement with South Korean firm Infopia to distribute Infopia's GeneFinder human leukocyte antigen ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global orthopedic surgical robots market
A Technavio report predicts the worldwide market for orthopedic surgical robots will reach $687.2 million by 2021, up from ...Learn More
Global study begins for Boston Scientific's EMBLEM MRI S-ICD system
A worldwide study has been launched by Boston Scientific for evaluating sudden cardiac arrest prevention therapy using its ...Learn More
Monitored Therapeutics' home-use spirometer cleared by FDA
The FDA has granted Dublin, Ohio-based Monitored Therapeutics 510(k) clearance for its GoSpiro Home Spirometer, a device ...Learn More
MR-conditional tachycardia lead introduced by Biotronik
Biotronik announced the US launch of its Plexa ProMRI 7.8 French MR conditional tachycardia lead, which is intended to be ...Learn More
ElectroCore's VNS device wins FDA nod for episodic cluster headache
The gammaCore, a noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation device developed by electroCore, has been approved by the FDA for ...Learn More
Recall of Medtronic's HVAD controllers labeled Class I by FDA
A recall initiated by Medtronic over internal battery failures, worn alignment guides and loose power and data connectors in ...Learn More
AdvaMed 2017 Payment Policy Conference
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...Kevin Systrom, entrepreneur
$60M mixed shelf registration filed by Corindus Vascular Robotics
A mixed shelf registration has been filed by Corindus Vascular Robotics for an offering of up to $60 million, an SEC filing ...Learn More
Perceptive Advisors provides $50M credit facility to Singulex
A senior secured debt facility worth $50 million has been secured by immunodiagnostic company Singulex from Perceptive ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $30M for Aspect Imaging
A round of financing has brought in $30 million for Aspect Imaging, an Israeli maker of compact MRI systems. ...Learn More
Research, service agreements announced by HTG Molecular
A research and service agreement has been signed by HTG Molecular Diagnostics to perform work, including the development of ...Learn More
Ultrasound business director named by Toshiba Medical Systems
Dan Skyba has been tapped by Toshiba Medical Systems to serve as director of the company's ultrasound business unit. ...Learn More
Star Trek tricorder: This may be the best we can do -- for now
Two mobile platforms -- algorithms and sensors paired with smart devices -- nearly met the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize's ...Learn More
CMS reimbursement cuts, additional coverage proposed for Abiomed's Impella
A proposed rule released by the CMS for fiscal year 2018 would cut the reimbursement rates for three of the four covered ...Learn More
Additive Orthopaedics' 3D-printed plating system cleared by FDA
The FDA has given Additive Orthopaedics clearance to market its 3D-printed Locking Lattice Plating System, which is designed ...Learn More
AdvaMed comments on FDA's draft pre-RFD guidance
AdvaMed submitted several comments about the FDA's draft guidance on preparing a prerequest for designation of combination ...Learn More
Quidel's influenza test on Sofia 2 platform wins FDA clearance
Quidel has obtained 510(k) clearance from the FDA for an influenza A and B immunoassay that runs on its next-generation ...Learn More
Saline infusion pump recalled by Cardiovascular Systems
A recall was initiated by Cardiovascular Systems involving 900 units of its 7-10014 saline infusion pump. ...Learn More
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...Jack London, writer
Abbott Laboratories, Alere end legal fight with $5.3B merger deal
Abbott Laboratories has ended months of legal fighting with Alere after agreeing to acquire Alere for about $5.3 billion, ...Learn More
Deal amendment boosts ViewRay's borrowing capacity to $65M
ViewRay's borrowing capacity under a loan agreement with health care investment firm CRG has been increased by $15 million ...Learn More
DOD taps Cardinal Health for $46.5M laboratory supplies contract
The Department of Defense has awarded Cardinal Health a one-year base economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery, ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $14.5M for Chinese medical device maker
A round of Series B financing has brought in $14.5 million for China-based Zhejiang POCTech Medical, which intends to use ...Learn More
Acquisition of Spinal Elements announced by Amendia
Spinal Elements, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based developer of Ti-Bond porous titanium coating, has been acquired by Marietta, ...Learn More
Health tracking watch introduced by Verily for medical research
The Study Watch, an investigational wearable device designed to collect heart rate, electrocardiogram data and other ...Learn More
FDA clears Entellus' system for persistent eustachian tube dysfunction
The FDA has given Entellus Medical 510(k) clearance for its XprESS ENT dilation system for use in patients with persistent ...Learn More
House bill aims to limit product liability, medical malpractice lawsuits
House Republicans have drafted a bill that would set limits, including a $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages, in product ...Learn More
Draft user fee legislation released by House, Senate panels
A draft bill aimed at reauthorizing user fee programs for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, generic drugs and biosimilars ...Learn More
Medtronic exec discusses significance of Chinese health care reforms
China's health care reforms, as well as its Belt and Road initiative, are central to helping Medtronic achieve its goals of ...Learn More
There are no limitations to what you can do, have, or be except the limitations you place on yourself by your own thinking.
...Brian Tracy, writer and motivational speaker
Drug-delivery device takes aim at extended-release challenge
Massachusetts-based Lyndra raised $23 million in a Series A financing round as the company prepares to move its ...Learn More
Dose Medical's IOP sensor system assets acquired by Glaukos
Glaukos has paid $5.5 million in cash, plus $9.5 million in potential milestone fees, for the intraocular pressure sensor ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $3.5M for Israeli balloon implant maker
A round of financing has brought in $3.5 million for Xenia Venture Capital portfolio company BioProtect, an Israel-based ...Learn More
Mass. institute opens center to speed up smart medtech development
A medical and technology development center called PracticePoint at WPI has been launched by Worcester Polytechnic Institute ...Learn More
Medtronic, Garmin reach data-integration deal
A deal has been reached by Medtronic to allow data from Garmin's wearable devices to be integrated into Medtronic Care ...Learn More
Paper-based chip developed to diagnose diabetes, study finds
A personalized medical diagnostic device that prints a paper-based chip has been developed to help detect diseases such as ...Learn More
Winners announced in Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize
Pennsylvania-based Final Frontier Medical Devices won the $2.6 million first-place prize in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize ...Learn More
Philips' whole slide imaging digital pathology system gets FDA approval
Philips has obtained clearance from the FDA for its Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution, a whole slide imaging system ...Learn More
Abbott warned by FDA over manufacturing issues with cardiac devices
An FDA investigation of Abbott Laboratories' Sylmar, Calif., facility found manufacturing flaws, including premature battery ...Learn More
FDA clears ACT's Esophageal Cooling Device for Stryker's Altrix system
The FDA has given Advanced Cooling Therapy 510(k) clearance for its Esophageal Cooling Device for use with Stryker's Altrix ...Learn More
What does not destroy me makes me stronger.
...Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
BioTelemetry makes approximately $247M tender offer for LifeWatch
A tender offer has been launched by cardiac monitoring company BioTelemetry to acquire its Swiss competitor LifeWatch for ...Learn More
BARDA awards $8.9M for Siemens Healthineers' Zika test
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority has awarded Siemens Healthineers $8.9 million in funding to ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global artificial disc market
A Global Market Insights report predicts the worldwide artificial disc market will reach more than $4.5 billion by 2024 ...Learn More
Endotronix announces leadership changes
Endotronix has appointed former HeartWare and JenaValve Technology chief medical officer Katrin Leadley as its new chief ...Learn More
New executive VP of R&D named by Spine Wave
Brian May has been tapped to serve as executive vice president of research and development at Shelton, Conn.-based Spine ...Learn More
Simplify Medical records first implantation of cervical artificial spinal disc
A patient at the Texas Back Institute was the first to undergo implantation of Simplify Medical's Simplify cervical ...Learn More
FDA clears Mazor's spinal deformity correction software
The FDA cleared Mazor Robotics' Mazor X Align spinal deformity correction planning software for the Mazor X Surgical ...Learn More
Double-bend quadripolar LV lead introduced by Abbott
The Quartet quadripolar left ventricular lead has been launched by Abbott for use in cardiac resynchronization therapy ...Learn More
List of Class I devices exempt from 510(k) requirements released by FDA
A list of over 70 Class I medical devices exempted from premarket notification requirements under the 21st Century Cures Act ...Learn More
Next-gen TMS device from NeuroStar cleared by FDA
The FDA has given NeuroStar clearance for its next-generation NeuroStar advanced therapy transcranial magnetic stimulation ...Learn More
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...Richard Branson, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist
SV Health Investors gets $400M boost for health care fund
Boston-based venture capital and growth equity firm SV Health Investors has raised $400 million for SV VI, its sixth ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $36M for ALung Technologies
A round of Series C financing involving Philips, Abiomed and other investors has brought in $36 million for ALung ...Learn More
HiberGene obtains approximately $7.1M in funding round
A round of funding has brought in approximately $7.1 million for Dublin-based HiberGene Diagnostics, a developer of ...Learn More
New Stryker Endoscopy headquarters opened in Calif.
Stryker Endoscopy has unveiled its Customer Experience Center in San Jose, Calif. ...Learn More
Study: LVAD use may lead to full recovery from heart failure
A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed heart function in patients with severe heart failure may ...Learn More
Toshiba announces launch of Aquilion Lightning 80 CT system
The Aquilion Lightning 80 CT system, a 160-slice, 80-detector row CT, has been launched by Toshiba Medical for use in ...Learn More
Portal for t:connect app introduced by Tandem Diabetes Care
The t:connect HCP Portal has been launched by Tandem Diabetes Care for its cloud-based t:connect diabetes management app. ...Learn More
Whitaker: Device tax could be repealed this year
AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker predicted Tuesday that repeal of the medical device tax would pass this year, and ...Learn More
FDA clears Alere's camera-based diagnostic analyzer
The FDA has granted Alere 510(k) clearance for its camera-based diagnostic analyzer, the Alere Reader, which allows for ...Learn More
Australia OKs Stimwave Technologies' spinal cord stimulation system
The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration has given Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Stimwave Technologies approval for its ...Learn More
10th Annual FDA/AdvaMed Medical Devices and Diagnostics Statistical Issues Conference
April 26-27 | Washington, D.C.Join us to celebrate our 10th year of the Annual FDA-AdvaMed Medical Devices and Diagnostics ...Learn More
Change is a law, and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.
...Dan Millman, gymnast, writer and lecturer
Irish stroke therapy device maker sold to Codman Neuro affiliate
Irish medtech company Neuravi has been acquired by DePuy Ireland, an affiliate of Johnson & Johnson unit Codman Neuro, for ...Learn More
AdvaMed, MDMA to partner on annual conference
AdvaMed announced it is rebranding its annual meeting, which will now be called The MedTech Conference, and will be ...Learn More
$25M credit deal reached by Organogenesis
A revolving line of credit agreement has been secured by Organogenesis from Silicon Valley Bank for $25 million in new ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $10M for Neural Analytics
A round of financing has brought in $10 million for San Francisco-based Neural Analytics, which makes the Lucid M1 ...Learn More
BioDirection obtains $2M in funding round
An interim financing round involving Provident Healthcare Capital, MedScience Ventures and other investors has pulled in $2 ...Learn More
Vasoptic Medical gets $1.5M boost
A round of equity financing involving one unnamed investor has brought in $1.5 million for Baltimore-based Vasoptic Medical, ...Learn More
These big medtech names performed the best in early 2017
Whether it is continuous glucose monitoring at Dexcom, surgical robotics at Intuitive Surgical or pulse oximetry at Masimo, ...Learn More
New site added by InVivo Therapeutics for neurospinal scaffold study
Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has been added by InVivo Therapeutics as a clinical site for the study of its ...Learn More
Siemens' Somatom go CT scanner line cleared by FDA
Siemens Healthineers has obtained clearance from the FDA for its Somatom go CT scanner line, which includes the 32-slice ...Learn More
Medtech industry, FDA prepare for device cyberattacks
The FDA and the medtech industry have taken measures including hiring cybersecurity experts and information-sharing ...Learn More
Final guideline on adverse event reporting terminology issued by IMDRF
A final guideline has been released by the International Medical Device Regulators Forum outlining harmonized terminologies ...Learn More
If you would escape moral and physical assassination, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing -- court obscurity, for only in oblivion does safety lie.
...Elbert Hubbard, writer
DOD taps Hologic for $721.1M radiology supplies contract
The Department of Defense has awarded Hologic a indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year base ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $30M for ProTom International
A round of financing has brought in $30 million for ProTom International, a company that makes the Radiance 330 proton ...Learn More
Ortho Kinematics gets $18.6M boost
A round of Series D financing has pulled in $18.6 million for Ortho Kinematics, a spine imaging informatics-focused health ...Learn More
Adhesys Medical acquired by German pharma group
Germany-based pharmaceutical company Grunenthal Group has acquired Houston-based Adhesys Medical, a biotech company that ...Learn More
ConMed, KFx reach rotator cuff repair licensing deal
An agreement has been signed by KFx Medical granting ConMed and its subsidiaries a license to market KFx's products and ...Learn More
Analysts predict growth for global interventional spine devices market
The worldwide market for interventional spine devices will see a 10.5% compound annual growth rate through 2021 because of ...Learn More
Abbott to limit European use of Absorb, Absorb GT1 devices to registries
A letter was released by Abbott informing physicians that the use of its Absorb and Absorb GT1 bioresorbable vascular ...Learn More
Lateral system with Squadron Retractor introduced by Alphatec Spine
The Battalion Lateral System with Squadron Retractor has been released by Alphatec Spine. ...Learn More
FDA clears BD's flow cytometer system with leucocount reagent assay
The FDA has given Becton Dickinson clearance to market its flow cytometer system, BD FACSVia, with a leucocount reagent ...Learn More
StrataMR valve, shunt recalled by Medtronic
A recall was initiated by Medtronic involving its StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts used for managing hydrocephalus. ...Learn More
Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
...Charlotte Whitton, feminist and political leader
Funding round pulls in $12.3M for Sommetrics
A round of Series B-1 financing has brought in $12.3 million for Vista, Calif.-based Sommetrics, which makes medical devices ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $3.1M for Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions
A new round of equity financing has brought in $3.1 million for Italy-based Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions. ...Learn More
Smith & Nephew, Leaf Healthcare partner for unveiling of patient monitor
Smith & Nephew will distribute Leaf Healthcare's Leaf patient monitor under a partnership deal signed by the companies in ...Learn More
BeiGene enters companion diagnostic development deal with Myriad Genetics
Molecular diagnostics firm Myriad Genetics and BeiGene, a developer of cancer treatments, have reached a companion ...Learn More
Insurers to cover use of NxThera's Rezum system
The Rezum system from NxThera, a minimally invasive system developed to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, has obtained ...Learn More
Insulin delivery systems are beneficial to diabetes patients, study finds
Diabetes medication delivery devices, such as Valeritas' V-Go insulin delivery system, may help improve medication adherence ...Learn More
EU OKs bioresorbable drug-eluting coronary scaffold from Reva Medical
European regulators have given CE mark approval to Reva Medical's Fantom, a bioresorbable drug-eluting coronary scaffold ...Learn More
23andMe wins FDA approval for DTC genetic tests for 10 diseases
23andMe received FDA authorization to market its direct-to-consumer genetic tests designed to evaluate a person's genetic ...Learn More
Roche Diagnostics' cytomegalovirus test cleared by FDA
The FDA has given Roche Diagnostics clearance for its Elecsys CMV IgM test for the diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection. ...Learn More
FDA clears Icare HOME tonometer for marketing in the US
Icare USA has been granted clearance by the FDA to market its HOME tonometer in the US. ...Learn More
There are many kinds of success in life worth having.
...Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US president
Deerfield provides Endologix with $170M credit facility
A credit facility involving a $50 million, three-year secured asset-based revolving credit line and a $120 million, six-year ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $10M for Synchron
A round of Series A financing involving Neurotechnology Investors and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has ...Learn More
Australian bionic eye developer gets $18M boost
Hong Kong-based China Huarong International Holdings and State Path Capital have invested $18 million in Bionic Vision ...Learn More
Integra LifeSciences' credit facility raised to $2.2B
Integra LifeSciences' bank group, led by Bank of America, has expanded the company's credit facility from $1.5 billion to ...Learn More
Data show higher survival, lower stroke rates for Medtronic's HVAD system
Data from a trial presented at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Scientific Meeting showed use of ...Learn More
Medtronic issues alert on corrective action for ventilator alarm failure
A worldwide alert has been released by Medtronic informing its customers about a "voluntary field corrective action" for its ...Learn More
Fixation products unveiled by MicroPort Orthopedics
The Evolution Revision Tibial System has been released by MicroPort Orthopedics for use in total knee replacement ...Learn More
AdvaMed chairman discusses how device tax affects small medtech companies
AdvaMed will continue to work on finding the right pathway to ensure a repeal of the medical device tax, said Chairman Nadim ...Learn More
New rules for medical devices, IVDs adopted by EU Parliament
New regulations for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics have been adopted by the European Parliament without amendment. ...Learn More
FDA clears Roche's histology test for cervical precancer
The FDA has given Roche Holding 510(k) clearance for its CINtec Histology test for cervical precancer. ...Learn More
Don't think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become?
...Anthony Robbins, writer and motivational speaker
Cardiovascular Systems gets $40M revolver, $21.5M boost from HQ sale
A revolving credit facility worth $40 million has been secured by Cardiovascular Systems from Silicon Valley Bank to support ...Learn More
Caesarea Medical Electronics acquired by Becton Dickinson
Becton Dickinson has announced the completion of its acquisition of Caesarea Medical Electronics for undisclosed terms. ...Learn More
$8.6M deal to buy Pyng Medical finalized by Teleflex
The $8.6 million acquisition of Pyng Medical, a maker of intraosseous infusion technology, pelvic stabilization and ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $7.25M for Magnolia Medical
A round of financing involving Canepa Advanced Healthcare Fund and other institutional investors has brought in $7.25 ...Learn More
Biocartis announces creation of US subsidiary
A US subsidiary has been established by Belgium-based molecular diagnostics company Biocartis to support a recent agreement ...Learn More
Rotation Medical exec appointed to AdvaMed's board of directors
Martha Shadan, president and CEO of Rotation Medical, has been appointed as a member of AdvaMed's board of directors. ...Learn More
Trial begins for CyMedica Orthopedics' muscle activation device
The first patient in a trial of the e-vive muscle activation device has been enrolled by CyMedica Orthopedics. ...Learn More
EU OKs NICO's nondisruptive cranial access technology
European regulators have given NICO CE mark approval for its BrainPath brain access system, a technology that uses a ...Learn More
Industry groups concerned over outcomes of user-fee inaction
Failure to reauthorize the five-year user fee programs would result in over 3,000 FDA job cuts, leading to delayed research ...Learn More
For more:
...Read AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker's statement on congressional reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee Act
FDA clears ETS' advanced wound matrix for acute, chronic wounds
The FDA has given Montana-based ETS Wound Care clearance for its Mirragen advanced wound matrix for use in acute and chronic ...Learn More
Silence is the bluntest of blunt instruments.
...Erica Jong, writer
Management buyout from Becton Dickinson completed by UK Medical
UK Medical, a UK-based health tech company that sells medical devices to the National Health Service and the private health ...Learn More
Menarini-Silicon announces completion of Janssen CTC assets buy
A deal to acquire the assets and business associated with the Cellsearch Circulating Tumor Cell system from Johnson & ...Learn More
Deal to buy CR Kennedy endoscopy assets finalized by Cantel Medical
The acquisition of endoscopy business assets from CR Kennedy, an Australian distributor, has been completed by Little Falls, ...Learn More
Offering pulls in $3.3M for 410 Medical
A private stock offering involving five investors has brought in $3.3 million for Durham, N.C.-based 410 Medical, an SEC ...Learn More
Hologic, Somatex enter distribution partnership for biopsy products
A distribution partnership has been reached by Hologic and Somatex allowing Hologic to include certain Somatex Tumark biopsy ...Learn More
Growing human hearts: The answer is spinach leaves?
We could someday be using spinach to grow human hearts, thanks to new research from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Novocure's glioblastoma device
Final data from a 695-patient trial presented at an annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting showed positive ...Learn More
1st robotic-assisted PCI procedures in Asia use Corindus' CorPath GRX system
Patients at Fu Wai Hospital in China were the first in Asia to undergo robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention ...Learn More
Companies collaborate on point-of-care ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
Royal Philips and B. ...Learn More
EU OKs automated in vitro diagnostics platform from Singulex
European regulators have given Singulex CE mark approval for its automated in vitro diagnostics platform, Sgx Clarity ...Learn More
FDA labels Merit Medical's sheath introducer recall as Class I
A recall initiated by Merit Medical Systems involving 1,265 units of its Merit 7F Prelude short sheath introducer has been ...Learn More
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...Leo Buscaglia, writer and motivational speaker
Private placement could pull in $23.4M for PAVmed
A private placement has been filed by PAVmed in hopes of raising about $23.4 million, an SEC filing showed. ...Learn More
Deal to buy Vention's device manufacturing business finalized by Medplast
The acquisition of the medical device manufacturing services business from Vention Medical has been completed by Tempe, ...Learn More
Financing round brings in $5M-plus for Cordex Systems
A round of Series A financing has pulled in more than $5 million for Annapolis, Md.-based Cordex Systems, an early-stage ...Learn More
Bio2 Medical gets $1.5M boost
A round of debt and option financing involving one unnamed investor has brought in $1.5 million for Bio2 Medical, an SEC ...Learn More
Qiagen secures exclusive license from Johns Hopkins for AR-V7 testing
Johns Hopkins University has granted Qiagen an exclusive worldwide license for the identification of the AR-V7 biomarker in ...Learn More
Bodycad's joint reconstruction implant system cleared by FDA
The FDA has given Canadian company Bodycad clearance for its Unicompartmental Knee System, a joint reconstruction implant ...Learn More
Japan clears Cardiovascular Systems' coronary orbital atherectomy system
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has given Minnesota-based Cardiovascular Systems clearance to market its ...Learn More
Analysis: US-Mexico border tax would shake up medtech industry, health care
A tax on Mexican imports being considered by the Trump administration could lead to higher medical device prices that would ...Learn More
Bill aimed at improving local coverage determination process introduced in Senate
A bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate that would improve the transparency of the local coverage determination ...Learn More
For more:
...Read a statement from AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker on the Senate bill to improve the Medicare LCD process.
FDA OKs expanded label for RenovoRx's dual-balloon infusion catheter
The FDA has granted approval for the expanded use of RenovoRx's RenovoCath dual-balloon infusion catheter, a device that ...Learn More
People pay for what they do, and, still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply: by the lives they lead.
...James Baldwin, writer
Symetis to be acquired by Boston Scientific in $435M deal
An agreement has been reached by Boston Scientific to pay $435 million cash upfront for Symetis, a Swiss maker of devices ...Learn More
Merit Medical obtains $136.5M in public offering
A public offering of 5.2 million shares has been completed by Merit Medical Systems, bringing in $136.5 million in net ...Learn More
MedyMatch, Samsung unit reach AI partnership on prehospital care
Samsung Electronics' health care unit, Samsung NeuroLogica, and MedyMatch Technology will partner in an effort to improve ...Learn More
ConvaTec announces infusion set business expansion for Medtronic
ConvaTec announced an expansion of its Unomedical infusion set business to support Medtronic's diabetes segment under an ...Learn More
Expanded Mass. headquarters opened by Abiomed
Abiomed has unveiled its newly expanded headquarters in Danvers, Mass. ...Learn More
Trial begins for Medtronic's cardiac cryoablation catheter
The first patient in a trial of the Arctic Front Advance cardiac cryoablation catheter has been enrolled by Medtronic. ...Learn More
Revision system, cemented stem launched by DePuy Synthes
The ATTUNE Revision Fixed Bearing Tibial Base and the 14mm-by-50mm Cemented Stem have been launched by DePuy Synthes. ...Learn More
Yared discusses AdvaMed's advocacy agenda
AdvaMed will continue to prioritize full repeal of the medical device tax in any form, Board Chairman Nadim Yared said at a ...Learn More
Icare USA's tonometer wins FDA clearance
The FDA has granted Icare Finland subsidiary Icare USA 501(k) clearance for its Icare Home tonometer, which is indicated for ...Learn More
FDA clears Qiagen's test for polycythemia vera
The FDA has given Qiagen clearance for its Ipsogen JAK2 RGQ real-time PCR kit for the detection of the JAK2 V617F/G1849T ...Learn More
Criticism without suggestion is like trying to stop flood with flood and put out fire with fire. It will surely be without worth.
...Mozi, philosopher
Siemens to retain majority stake in health care unit after IPO or spinoff
Siemens intends to maintain a majority stake in Siemens Healthineers following a spinoff or an initial public offering that ...Learn More
DOD taps Siemens unit for $4.13B supplies, training contract
The Department of Defense has awarded Siemens Medical Solutions USA, a Siemens unit, a $4.13 billion ...Learn More
$75M shelf registration filed by HTG Molecular
A shelf registration has been filed by HTG Molecular for a public offering of up to $75 million of its common stock, an SEC ...Learn More
Offering pulls in $23.1M for Tandem Diabetes
An offering of about 18.5 million shares of common stock has brought in $23.1 million in gross proceeds before underwriting ...Learn More
CardioFocus gets $20M boost
A round of equity financing has pulled in $20 million for Marlborough, Mass.-based CardioFocus, a maker of ablation ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global spinal fusion devices market
An Allied Market Research report predicts the worldwide market for spinal fusion devices will reach almost $7.44 billion by ...Learn More
ViaCyte enters collaboration with W.L. Gore for synthetic pancreas device
A collaborative research deal has been reached by ViaCyte and W.L. ...Learn More
Royal Philips reaches deep-learning partnership with PathAI
Royal Philips and PathAI, a developer of artificial intelligence for pathology, have partnered to improve the precision and ...Learn More
NuVasive's cervical cage cleared for intervertebral body fusion
The FDA has given NuVasive clearance for its CoRoent Small Interbody System for use in up to four contiguous levels. ...Learn More
Providence wins clearance for fusion devices, announces leadership changes
The FDA has cleared Providence Medical Technology's CAVUX Cervical Cage-L System and ALLY Facet Screws for use with the ...Learn More
The biggest failure in life is never trying.
...Debbi Fields, entrepreneur
Offering now expected to pull in $136.5M for Merit Medical
Merit Medical Systems expects to raise $136.5 million in total net proceeds from a previously announced public offering of ...Learn More
Securities purchase deals could bring in $9.3M for Biocept
Securities purchase agreements involving about 4.3 million shares of common stock and warrants to buy up to about 2.2 ...Learn More
Teleflex unit's $8.6M takeover offer wins approval from Pyng shareholders
A takeover offer worth $8.6 million from Teleflex's Canadian subsidiary has been approved by shareholders of Pyng Medical, a ...Learn More
Lifespot unit seeks medtech collaboration in medicinal cannabis space
BodyTel, the German subsidiary of Lifespot Health, is in talks with some medical-device makers in Europe to seek out ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for Abbott's CardioMEMS heart failure system
A retrospective cohort study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed positive results for Abbott's ...Learn More
Trial of InVivo's neuro-spinal scaffold yields improvement in 7th patient
A patient in a study of InVivo Therapeutics' Neuro-Spinal Scaffold has shown signs of improvement, transitioning from an AIS ...Learn More
Full commercial availability of Cadence system announced by Integra
Integra Lifesciences has expanded commercial availability of its Cadence Total Ankle system from a limited basis to a full ...Learn More
FDA OKs iCAD's detection solution for digital breast tomosynthesis
The FDA has granted iCAD approval for its PowerLook Tomo Detection, a concurrent-read computer-aided detection solution ...Learn More
FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs to launch program alignment in May
A program alignment for the FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs will be launched May 15 as the office seeks to transition ...Learn More
EU OKs Roche's HPV assay on cobas 6800/8800 systems
The cobas HPV assay from Roche Holding has been granted the CE IVD mark by European regulators for use on the fully ...Learn More
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...Mandy Hale, writer
DOD exercises $77.2M option on contract with Philips Healthcare
The Department of Defense has exercised the eighth one-year option, valued at $77.2 million, on a potential nine-year ...Learn More
Private placement pulls in $10.4M for Vascular Dynamics
A private placement has brought in $10.4 million for Mountain View, Calif.-based Vascular Dynamics, a maker of ...Learn More
Owlstone Medical gets $5M boost from Aviva Ventures
UK diagnostics company Owlstone Medical has secured an approximately $5 million investment from Aviva Ventures, the venture ...Learn More
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Study shows positive results for Boston Scientific's drug-eluting stent
A 1,684-patient trial presented at the annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session showed positive results for ...Learn More
Singapore patent issued to Orthocell's soft tissue repair device
An additional Singapore patent has been secured by Orthocell for its Celgro Smart Graft, a collagen-based medical device ...Learn More
Touch-screen tablet unveiled by Stryker for safety sponge system
The SurgiCount tablet, a 10-inch touch-screen tablet, has been released by Stryker for its SurgiCount safety sponge system, ...Learn More
Biotronik announces launch of Edora pacemakers
The Edora series of heart pacemakers was launched by Biotronik in Europe. ...Learn More
FDA clears Bovie Medical's Cool-Coag generator, handpiece
The FDA has given Bovie Medical clearance for its J-Plasma generator and handpiece with Cool-Coag technology for surgical ...Learn More
Genedrive Medical seeks CE IVD certification for HCV assay
An application for CE IVD certification has been filed by molecular diagnostics company Genedrive for its Genedrive HCV ID ...Learn More
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...James Cameron, filmmaker
Funding round could pull in $7.5M for Israeli medtech firm
An offering of shares and warrants has been priced by Israel-based medtech company Medigus in hopes of obtaining $7.5 ...Learn More
GE Healthcare announces $40M S.C. facility expansion
GE Healthcare is spending $40 million to expand its existing 500,000-square-foot magnetic resonance imaging components ...Learn More
Dr. Reddy's, Integra LifeSciences reach exclusive distribution deal
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Alphatec announces leadership changes
Brian Snider, former business lead of thoracolumbar anterior at NuVasive, has been tapped to serve as executive vice ...Learn More
New board members named by AtriCure
Regina Groves, CEO of REVA Medical, and B. ...Learn More
CMS releases coverage criteria for Dexcom's mobile CGM
Medicare beneficiaries with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who are on intensive insulin therapy will receive reimbursement for ...Learn More
Scientists create flexible glass to enable nanoscale testing
A flexible glass has been developed by Brigham Young University researchers to allow lab-on-a-chip medical devices to trap ...Learn More
GOP's ACA replacement plan pulled from House
The American Health Care Act, an Affordable Care Act replacement plan that included a provision on repealing the medical ...Learn More
Participants sought for FDA device center's staff training program
The FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health is calling on medical device companies, incubators, accelerators and ...Learn More
Recall of Royal Philips' monitor/defibrillator labeled Class I by FDA
A recall initiated by Royal Philips involving about 47,362 units of its HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator has been ...Learn More
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...Ellen DeGeneres, comedian, TV host and producer
Deal to buy Torax Medical finalized by Ethicon
The acquisition of Torax Medical, which makes the Linx acid reflux treatment system for patients with gastroesophageal ...Learn More
Valeritas looks to raise $52.5M in IPO
An initial public offering of 5.25 million shares of common stock has been priced by Valeritas with the goal of securing ...Learn More
Offering could pull in $22.5M for Tandem Diabetes Care
An underwritten public offering of common stock has been priced by Tandem Diabetes Care in hopes of obtaining $22.5 million. ...Learn More
Private placement brings in $18.9M for Alphatec
A private placement of common stock, Series A convertible preferred stock and warrants has brought in approximately $18.9 ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global sports medicine market
A Grand View Research report predicts the worldwide sports medicine market will hit $12.5 billion by 2025 with a 7.7% ...Learn More
Study of InVivo's neuro-spinal scaffold approved by Canada
Health Canada has given InVivo Therapeutics approval to conduct a trial of its neuro-spinal scaffold for treating acute, ...Learn More
Microultrasound/MRI application debuted by Exact Imaging
FusionVu, a combination of microultrasound and MRI, has been introduced by Exact Imaging. ...Learn More
FDA clears Alcon's multifocal toric intraocular lens
The FDA has granted Alcon clearance for its AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +2.5 Multifocal Toric intraocular lens with Activefocus ...Learn More
EU OKs in vitro diagnostic assay from HTG
European regulators have given HTG Molecular Diagnostics CE mark approval for its HTG EdgeSeq ALKPlus Assay EU, which is ...Learn More
Zoll Medical's automated external defibrillators win approval in Canada
Health Canada has given Zoll Medical approval for its Zoll AED 3 and Zoll AED 3 BLS automated external defibrillators, which ...Learn More
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...J.K. Rowling, writer
Senior notes offering could pull in $2B for Medtronic
An offering of 1.7% senior notes due in 2019, 3.35% senior notes due in 2017 and 4.625% senior notes due in 2045 has been ...Learn More
Yared begins term as AdvaMed board chairman
CVRx President and CEO Nadim Yared is beginning his two-year term as the new chairman of the AdvaMed board of directors. ...Learn More
For more:
...Read the AdvaMed news release about new board Chairman Nadim Yared and the new committee and board chairs for 2017-19.
Private placement pulls in up to $14.3M for QT Vascular
A private placement deal with Gem Global Yield Fund will bring in up to $14.3 million for Singapore-based QT Vascular. ...Learn More
Varex, Toshiba enter renewed pricing deal for CT tubes
A renewed three-year pricing agreement has been reached by Varian Medical Systems spinoff Varex Imaging with Toshiba Medical ...Learn More
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First hernia repairs using robotic surgical system recorded by TransEnterix
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Medtronic's next-gen TAVR device approved by FDA
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Public offering could pull in $125M for Merit Medical Systems
An underwritten public offering of common stock has been launched by Merit Medical Systems in hopes of obtaining $125 ...Learn More
Symetis looks to raise up to nearly $70M in IPO
Symetis, a Swiss company that develops devices for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, has started an initial public ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $10.5M for EndoShape
A round of equity financing involving 16 unnamed investors has brought in $10.5 million for Boulder, Colo.-based EndoShape, ...Learn More
MDxHealth, Lab21 reach nonexclusive distribution agreement
An agreement has been announced by MDxHealth allowing Lab21 to become a nonexclusive distributor of its SelectMDx prostate ...Learn More
Smith to resign as chief financial officer of Ocular Therapeutix
Bradford Smith, chief financial officer at Ocular Therapeutix, will step down from his position at the end of the month, ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global colonoscopy device market
The worldwide market for colonoscopy devices is expected to reach $2 billion by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate of ...Learn More
Nonclinical studies module submitted by InVivo for neuro-spinal scaffold
InVivo Therapeutics said its nonclinical studies module, the first of three modules required to complete a humanitarian ...Learn More
EU OKs noninvasive BP measurements for Masimo's Rad-97
European regulators have given Masimo CE mark approval for noninvasive blood pressure measurements for its Rad-97 Pulse ...Learn More
Senate panel holds hearing on FDA user fee reauthorizations
A hearing was held Tuesday by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to discuss reauthorizing the FDA ...Learn More
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...Read AdvaMed's statement on the Senate medical device user fee reauthorization hearings.
NuVasive's lateral interbody fusion procedure gains NICE support
An updated guidance for lateral interbody fusion in the lumbar spine has been issued by the UK's National Institute for ...Learn More
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.
...Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer
Financing round pulls in $37M for MedLumics
A round of Series B financing led by Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners has brought in approximately $37 million for ...Learn More
Viveve looks to raise $30M in offering
An offering of about 7.5 million shares of stock has been priced by Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Viveve in hopes of raising $30 ...Learn More
SetPoint Medical gets boost from venture capital firm
Venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates has made an investment of an undisclosed amount in Valencia, Calif.-based ...Learn More
Loxo Oncology partners with Roche unit on companion Dx development
A partnership has been reached by Loxo Oncology and Roche Holding subsidiary Ventana Medical Systems to create a pan-TRK ...Learn More
SolidWorks training mistakes and how to avoid them
The way designers and engineers are taught to use SolidWorks apparently has some fundamental flaws, according to Matt May, ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Biotronik's hybrid drug-eluting stent
Data from a 579-patient study presented at the annual Japanese Circulation Society congress showed positive results for ...Learn More
Trial advances for InVivo Therapeutics' neurospinal scaffold
The 13th patient in a study of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold has been enrolled by InVivo Therapeutics at the Cooper Neurological ...Learn More
Novocure's 2nd-gen tumor-treating field device wins approval in Japan
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has given Novocure approval for its second-generation Optune, a device ...Learn More
Cardiovascular ultrasound device from Toshiba receives FDA approval
The FDA has cleared Toshiba Medical's Aplio i900 cardiovascular ultrasound device intended for use in pediatric, fetal, ...Learn More
FDA delays implementation of final rule affecting off-label communications
The FDA has postponed implementation of a rule affecting off-label communications between medical device makers, drugmakers ...Learn More
FDA OKs Siemens Healthineers' HCV genotype assay
Siemens Healthineers has obtained premarket approval from the FDA for its Versant HCV Genotype 2.0 assay, which can detect ...Learn More
2017 Women's Executive Network Conference
June 20 | Cambridge, Mass.Across this unique one-day event, we'll feature a range of executives from across the medical ...Learn More
I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: Turn back.
...Erica Jong, writer
Offering could pull in nearly $99M for Penumbra
A public offering of 1.3 million shares has been priced by Alameda, Calif.-based Penumbra in hopes of obtaining nearly $99 ...Learn More
Spectrum Health creates $100M VC arm for health care innovations
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based health system Spectrum Health has launched Spectrum Health Ventures, a venture capital arm that ...Learn More
Mass. infusion pump maker gets $10M boost
The first tranche of an equity offering involving 18 unnamed investors has brought in $10 million for Massachusetts-based ...Learn More
Millar, Endotronix reach MEMS sensor tech licensing deal
Endotronix has agreed to grant Millar exclusive rights to its wireless MEMS sensor technology for neurosurgical ...Learn More
Analysis predicts growth for global hip replacement implant market
A Transparency Market Research analysis predicts the worldwide market for hip replacement implants will hit $9.1 billion by ...Learn More
Siemens Healthineers partners with HeartFlow on coronary solutions
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BioSig, Mayo Clinic enter strategic partnership
A strategic partnership has been reached by BioSig with Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Ventures to create advanced clinical ...Learn More
Integra LifeSciences releases neurological tissue ablation system
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Alert on adverse events risk in Abbott's Absorb BVS released by FDA
The FDA has issued a letter alerting health care providers about the increased rates of major adverse cardiac events and ...Learn More
Boston Scientific's battery-powered CRT-Ds gain NICE support
A guidance has been released by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence endorsing the use of cardiac ...Learn More
Reimbursement 101: A Primer on Medical Device Reimbursement
June 27-28 | Washington, D.C.During this workshop, you will be provided with the roadmap and practical applications to ...Learn More
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.
...E.M. Forster, writer
Valeritas looks to raise $60M in IPO
Bridgewater, N.J.-based Valeritas said it intends to offer 6 million shares in an initial public offering with the goal of ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $50M for Moximed
A round of Series C financing has brought in $50 million for California-based Moximed, which makes the next-generation Atlas ...Learn More
Corindus gets $45M boost in offering
An offering of 68.1 million shares of common stock has pulled in $45 million for Corindus Vascular Robotics. ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $40M for Active Implants
Active Implants, a developer of orthopedic medical devices, has raised $40 million in a round of financing involving its ...Learn More
AliveCor gets $30M boost, launches AI platform for AFib detection
A round of financing involving Omron Healthcare and the Mayo Clinic has pulled in $30 million for Mountain View, ...Learn More
RenalGuard obtains $14.5M in funding round
A round of Series A financing has brought in $14.5 million for RenalGuard Solutions, which makes a system for the prevention ...Learn More
Bioventus announces clinical research for ultrasound bone healing system
Bioventus said it plans to conduct further validation research on the ability of its EXOGEN Ultrasound Bone Healing System ...Learn More
Reverse shoulder system launched by Integra LifeSciences
The Titan Press-Fit Reverse Shoulder for Fracture System has been unveiled by Plainsboro, N.J.-based Integra LifeSciences. ...Learn More
Higher FDA user fees sought under Trump's budget proposal
The total fees charged by the FDA to review and approve new drugs and medical devices would more than double to more than $2 ...Learn More
Guidance on leadless pacemaker studies issued by MHRA advisory group
Initial recommendations have been released by the expert advisory group of the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products ...Learn More
Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.
...Mary Shelley, writer
Seattle venture capital firm gets $200M boost for health care fund
Seattle-based venture capital firm Biomatics Capital Partners has secured $200 million for its initiatory fund, which will ...Learn More
Offering pulls in $10.8M for Presbia
A rights offering has brought in $10.8 million for Ireland-based Presbia, maker of the Flexivue lens implant for the ...Learn More
Corindus, WakeMed partner on robotics research, training
A partnership agreement has been reached by Corindus Vascular Robotics and WakeMed Health & Hospitals to establish a center ...Learn More
Grant supports development of Biocartis' automated MSI test
The Flanders Organization for Innovation & Entrepreneurship has awarded Belgian molecular diagnostics company Biocartis a ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global advanced wound care market
A Meddevicetracker report predicts the worldwide advanced wound care market will hit over $10.4 billion by 2020 with a 6.4% ...Learn More
Data show positive results for procedures using J&J unit's knee system
Primary total knee arthroplasty procedures using DePuy Synthes' Attune knee system provide clinical and economic benefits in ...Learn More
NIH awards $2.8M for DiamiR's Alzheimer's disease test
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Siemens' robotic C-arm angiography system wins FDA clearance
The FDA has granted Siemens Healthineers clearance for its Artis pheno robotic C-arm angiography system, which is indicated ...Learn More
FDA clears Teleflex's dual access catheter
Teleflex has obtained marketing clearance from the FDA for its Twin-Pass Torque dual access catheter. ...Learn More
DJO Global's revision hip device cleared by FDA
DJO Global has secured clearance from the FDA to market its Exprt revision hip, a device intended for connecting the femoral ...Learn More
Integrating Human Factors Into Medical Device Design Control And Beyond Workshop
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The best of ideas is hurt by uncritical acceptance and thrives on critical examination.
...George Polya, mathematician
UK monitoring tech company acquired by GE Healthcare
Monica Healthcare, a UK-based maker of wearable wireless fetal monitoring devices, has been acquired by GE Healthcare for ...Learn More
CellAegis Devices gets $9.5M boost
A round of Series C financing led by CTI Life Sciences Fund has brought in $9.5 million for Toronto-based CellAegis Devices. ...Learn More
Seed funding round brings in $1.2M for NeuroOne
A round of seed funding has pulled in $1.2 million for Minnetonka, Minn.-based NeuroOne, a developer of neuromodulation cEEG ...Learn More
Cook Medical appoints president of regenerative medicine unit
Cook Medical has promoted Umesh Patel to president of its regenerative medicine unit, Cook Biotech. ...Learn More
New adviser, board of managers member named by Spinal Simplicity
Gary Henley, former president, CEO and board member of United Orthopedic Group, has been tapped to serve as an adviser to ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Abiomed's Impella 2.5 heart pump
Data from a 230-patient study in the journal Circulation Research showed positive results for Abiomed's Impella 2.5 heart ...Learn More
Robotic platform total-knee application debuted by Stryker
The Mako Total Knee, an application that combines the Mako System robotic platform and the Triathlon Total Knee System, has ...Learn More
Medtronic's sacral fracture-treating bone cement cleared by FDA
Kyphon Xpede Bone Cement, developed by Medtronic for treating sacral fractures, has been granted 510(k) clearance by the ...Learn More
Medtronic's transcatheter pulmonary valve wins expanded FDA approval
Medtronic has obtained approval from the FDA for its Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve for use as a minimally invasive ...Learn More
EU OKs AngioDynamics' microwave tissue ablation system
European regulators have given AngioDynamics CE mark approval for its Solero microwave tissue ablation system for use in ...Learn More
Executive Communications Workshop
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Live always in the best company when you read.
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Debt deal boosts Invuity's borrowing capacity to up to $50M
A debt agreement has been secured by Invuity for a $30 million term loan and a revolving credit facility of up to $20 ...Learn More
Equity financing brings in $30M for Cardiva
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Cardiva Medical has raised $30 million in equity financing. ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $25M for Vertiflex
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Offering could bring in $5.6M for Titan Medical
A shelf prospectus has been filed by Titan Medical for an offering of shares and share purchase warrants that could pull in ...Learn More
Alimera reaches exclusive distribution deal with Brill Pharma
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Device for pediatric craniofacial defects under development at Ostiio
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FDA issues draft list of devices exempt from 510(k) requirements
The FDA has drafted a list of hundreds of Class II medical devices, including many basic diagnostic tests and reagents, that ...Learn More
FDA clears insertable cardiac monitor from Medtronic
The FDA has granted Medtronic clearance to market its Reveal Linq cardiac monitor with TruRhythm Detection computer ...Learn More
Clearance for Spineology's interbody fusion system widened by FDA
The FDA has given Spineology expanded clearance for its Elite expandable interbody fusion system, which is designed to be ...Learn More
Life is not lost by dying! Life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand, small, uncaring ways.
...Stephen Vincent Benet, writer
Gottlieb is Trump's pick for FDA commissioner
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former deputy commissioner of the FDA under President George W. ...Learn More
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CFO explains Philips' shift to health technology
Philips is shifting toward becoming a "complete healthtech company" with a focus on personal health, preventive health care ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $3.1M for CellAegis Devices
A round of equity financing involving five unnamed sources has brought in $3.1 million for Toronto-based CellAegis Devices, ...Learn More
9 companies selected to join Teva-Philips medtech incubator in Israel
Sanara Ventures, an Israel-based medtech incubator established by Philips Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, has ...Learn More
Report: European total ankle replacement market poised for growth
A GlobalData report predicts the European total ankle replacement market will reach $84.6 million by 2023 with a 5.7% ...Learn More
CMS to cover Medtronic's leadless pacemaker
Medtronic's Micra transcatheter pacing system, which is indicated for patients who require a single-chamber pacemaker, has ...Learn More
Boston Scientific announces winners of Connected Patient Challenge
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FDA OKs Zoll Medical's in-hospital wearable defibrillator
The FDA has given Zoll Medical premarket approval for its Hospital Wearable Defibrillator, a system designed to monitor ...Learn More
Indian regulator: Medical device packages should show maximum retail price
India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has issued an order enforcing the inclusion of the maximum retail price on ...Learn More
EU expands use of Autonomic Technologies' microstimulator system
European regulators have given Autonomic Technologies expanded CE mark approval for its Pulsante SPG microstimulator system, ...Learn More
FDA Submissions Strategy Workshop
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Second Sight Medical gets $20.1M boost
An offering of subscription rights has brought in approximately $20.1 million for Second Sight Medical. ...Learn More
Offering could bring in $50M for Tandem Diabetes Care
A public offering of common stock has been filed by Tandem Diabetes Care with the goal of raising $50 million. ...Learn More
InspireMD looks to raise $7.5M in offering
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Utah development board OKs $3M tax credit for Biomerics
A plan to provide up to $3 million in a post-performance tax credit to Biomerics has been approved by the Utah Governor's ...Learn More
Trial begins for Medtronic's drug-coated balloon catheter
The first patient in a trial of Medtronic's In.Pact paclitaxel-coated percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon catheter ...Learn More
Study advances for InVivo Therapeutics' neurospinal scaffold
The 12th patient in a trial of InVivo Therapeutics' Neuro-Spinal Scaffold has been enrolled by Keck Hospital of the ...Learn More
Updated tools released by Siemens Healthineers for endovascular procedures
The Artis Freestyle Access, a combination of the Acuson Freestyle Elite ultrasound scanner and the Artis angiography systems ...Learn More
AdvaMed comments on FDA device center's priority guidances for 2017
AdvaMed has submitted comments to the FDA concerning the guidance documents that are of the highest priority to its members, ...Learn More
W.L. Gore's endoprosthesis with controlled expansion cleared by FDA
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Canada OKs microultrasound device from Exact Imaging
Exact Imaging has obtained approval and a medical device license from Health Canada for its ExactVu microultrasound device, ...Learn More
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It's not to anybody's best interest to think about how they will be perceived tomorrow. It hurts you in the long run.
...Bob Dylan, singer-songwriter
Offering could pull in $529M for Thermo Fisher Scientific
An offering of senior notes has been priced by Thermo Fisher Scientific in hopes of obtaining approximately $529 million. ...Learn More
Calif. spinal device maker gets $40M boost
A round of financing has brought in $40 million for Carlsbad, Calif.-based Vertiflex, which makes the Superion Indirect ...Learn More
Kinsa raises $17M in funding round
San Francisco-based Kinsa, a maker of smart thermometers, has raised $17 million in a round of financing. ...Learn More
Titan Medical looks to raise $5.6M in offering
An overnight equity offering has been priced by Toronto-based Titan Medical with the goal of raising $5.6 million. ...Learn More
Xact Medical gets boost from CincyTech
Xact Medical has secured an investment of an undisclosed amount from seed-stage investor and venture developer CincyTech. ...Learn More
Analytik Jena partners with Illumina on sample prep system development
Analytik Jena and Illumina are partnering to create and market an automated ultra-high-throughput sample preparation system ...Learn More
Research partners to work on cognitive platform for leukemia, lymphoma
A unique collaborative partnership between the Munich Leukemia Laboratory, Illumina and IBM seeks to establish a cognitive ...Learn More
Canada OKs 3D-only mammography screening on Siemens' system
Health Canada has given Siemens Healthineers approval for the use of 3D-only screening mammography on its Mammomat ...Learn More
Recall of Physio-Control's defibrillators labeled Class I by FDA
A recall initiated by Physio-Control involving 50,046 units of its Lifepak 1000 defibrillators has been classified by the ...Learn More
Alere's RSV test earns CLIA certification
The FDA has given Alere a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waiver for its Alere i RSV test, which detects ...Learn More
Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in the magic will never find it.
...Roald Dahl, writer
Funding round brings in $17M for Velano Vascular
A round of financing has pulled in $17 million for Velano Vascular, which makes the PIVO needle-free device for collecting ...Learn More
Israeli medtech startup gets $5.7M boost
A round of Series A financing brought in $5.7 million for Israeli startup RadiAction Medical, which makes a radiation ...Learn More
New SVP of strategic corporate accounts named by Siemens Healthineers
David Edwards has been tapped to serve as senior vice president of strategic corporate accounts at Siemens Healthineers. ...Learn More
Safe Orthopaedics names head of sales for Germany
French medtech company Safe Orthopaedics is expanding its footprint into Germany and has tapped Jochen Esser to serve as ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for Terumo unit's embolic system
A prospective, randomized and controlled trial involving 513 patients showed positive results for the HydroCoil embolic ...Learn More
TransEnterix to file 510(k) application for surgical robot by May
TransEnterix intends to submit a 510(k) clearance application to the FDA for its Senhance surgical robot before it holds its ...Learn More
Large jaw tissue sealer debuted by Ethicon
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Repeal of medical device tax included in GOP's ACA replacement plan
A legislative plan unveiled by House Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act includes a provision that would ...Learn More
FDA clears Intellijoint's 3D mini-optical navigation device
The FDA has given Intellijoint Surgical clearance to market its intellijoint HIP Anterior, a 3D mini-optical navigation ...Learn More
Stryker's balloon system wins FDA clearance
The AVAflex Balloon System, developed by Stryker for treating vertebral compression fractures, has been granted clearance by ...Learn More
There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.
...Thornton Wilder, writer
Halyard Health unveils plans for medtech business growth
Halyard Health said it intends to advance its medical devices business growth and maintain the performance of its Surgical ...Learn More
Bluegrass Vascular enters strategic relationship with Merit Medical
San Antonio-based Bluegrass Vascular Technologies has secured an investment of an undisclosed amount from Merit Medical ...Learn More
Via Surgical, Progressive Medical reach US distribution deal
Progressive Medical has agreed to exclusively distribute Israel-based Via Surgical's FasTouch System in the US. ...Learn More
New executive VP, chief financial officer named by Alphatec Spine
Jeffrey Black has been tapped to serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Carlsbad, Calif.-based ...Learn More
Cardiology breakthroughs you need to know
Recent months have seen a slew of major research advances related to new cardio devices and diagnostics, tissue engineering ...Learn More
Trial shows positive results for cataract surgery plus Alcon's micro-stent
A 374-patient trial presented at the American Glaucoma Society meeting showed positive results for phacoemulsification plus ...Learn More
Navigation device for knee arthroplasty debuted by OrthAlign
The UniAlign, a handheld navigation device designed to facilitate unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, has been launched by ...Learn More
New medical device, IVD rules adopted by EU council
The latest versions of regulations for medical devices and IVD have been adopted by the Council of the European Union. ...Learn More
Tryton Medical's side-branch stent wins FDA approval
Tryton Medical has secured approval from the FDA for its side-branch stent for use in treating coronary bifurcation lesions ...Learn More
Canada OKs W.L. Gore's dual-component vascular stent
Health Canada has given W.L. ...Learn More
I've always run by the hierarchy of, 'If not funny, interesting. If not interesting, hot. If not hot, bizarre. If not bizarre, break something.'
...Jon Stewart, comedian, actor and director
BD wins $100M medication dispensing tech contract from DOD
The Department of Defense has awarded Becton Dickinson a $100 million contract to provide 115 military inpatient health ...Learn More
DOD taps Hitachi unit for $162.8M radiology systems, training contract
The Defense Logistics Agency of the Department of Defense has awarded Hitachi Aloka Medical America a potential 10-year ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $15.3M for NxThera
A round of financing has brought in $15.3 million for Maple Grove, Minn.-based NxThera, bringing the company closer to its ...Learn More
Colo. catheter maker gets $12.8M boost
A round of Series D financing has pulled in $12.8 million for Westminster, Colo.-based Surefire Medical, which makes ...Learn More
BD, medical innovation center team up on Southeast medtech accelerator
A partnership has been reached by Becton Dickinson and the Global Center for Medical Innovation to back the launch of the ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Medtronic's stent retriever in real world
Data from a real-world registry presented at the International Stroke Conference showed mechanical thrombectomy performed in ...Learn More
Boston Scientific announces finalists in Connected Patient Challenge
Six companies have been announced by Boston Scientific as finalists in its second annual Connected Patient Challenge, a ...Learn More
EU OKs next-gen hemodialysis system from NxStage
European regulators have given NxStage Medical CE Mark approval for its next-gen System One hemodialysis system, a device ...Learn More
Ventripoint's heart analysis system wins approval from Canada
Health Canada has granted Ventripoint a license for its new VMS-PLUS machine and the 4-chamber heart analysis system for use ...Learn More
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
...Henry David Thoreau, writer and naturalist


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