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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
We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: We have the power to imagine better.
...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
Report predicts growth for North American bone grafts, substitutes market
A GlobalData report predicts the North American market for bone grafts and substitutes will hit $2.1 billion by 2023 with a ...Learn More
New president, CEO named by Cereve
Donald Spence, former CEO of Philips Home Healthcare, has been tapped to serve as president and CEO of sleep therapeutic ...Learn More
Agendia's multigene test gains highest evidence level label from European group
Updated guidelines from the European Group on Tumor Markers published in the European Journal of Cancer have indicated that ...Learn More
First hernia repairs using robotic surgical system recorded by TransEnterix
The first clinical use of the Senhance Robotic Surgical System for hernia repair surgeries, particularly unilateral, ...Learn More
Medtronic's next-gen TAVR device approved by FDA
Medtronic has obtained approval from the FDA for its CoreValveEvolut PRO valve for use in severe, symptomatic aortic ...Learn More
BioStable's aortic annuloplasty device wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given BioStable Science & Engineering clearance to market its HAART 300 aortic annuloplasty device, which helps ...Learn More
Reimbursement 201: A Deeper Dive into the Reimbursement Landscape
June 28-29 | Washington, D.C.This next-level reimbursement workshop was created with the more advanced professional in mind. ...Learn More
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
...Charles de Gaulle, military leader and statesman
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
For more:
...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
A global collaborative agreement has been announced by Siemens Healthineers and HeartFlow to create a solution that will aid ...Learn More
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
The CUSA Clarity, an FDA-cleared and CE-marked ultrasonic ablation system designed for use in neurosurgical procedures, has ...Learn More
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
Princeton, N.J.-based DiamiR has won a three-year Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research grant worth about $2.8 ...Learn More
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
June 6-7 | Golden Valley, Minn.Maintaining effective design control procedures is a key element of the quality system ...Learn More
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
May 11 | Washington, D.C. ...Learn More
Live always in the best company when you read.
...Sydney Smith, clergyman and philosopher
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
A round of equity financing involving eight unnamed investors has brought in $25.3 million for Vertiflex, according to a ...Learn More
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
Brill Pharma has agreed to exclusively distribute Alimera Sciences' Iluvien sustained-release intravitreal implant for ...Learn More
Turns out knee surgery can hold even in heavier patients
Increased body mass index is actually a poor predictor of whether a common type of knee surgery, meniscal repair, will fail, ...Learn More
Device for pediatric craniofacial defects under development at Ostiio
A magnetically driven internal device is being developed by Philadelphia-based medtech startup Ostiio to improve the quality ...Learn More
Customized wound closure kits unveiled by J&J units for orthopedic surgery
Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries Ethicon and DePuy Synthes have announced the US launch of customized wound closure kits for ...Learn More
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
For more:
...Read AdvaMed's statement of congratulations to Dr. Scott Gottlieb on his nomination as FDA commissioner.
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
Medumo has been named the winner of Boston Scientific's second-annual Connected Patient Challenge, receiving $35,000 in ...Learn More
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
April 18-19 | Washington, D.C.Effective navigation of the FDA application process requires an approach that is both ...Learn More
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
...Steve Jobs, entrepreneur
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
An offering of convertible preferred stock and stock purchase warrants has been priced by InspireMD in hopes of obtaining ...Learn More
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
The FDA has given W.L. ...Learn More
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
MedTech Innovation Summit: Diving Into the Ever-Changing Health Care Landscape and the New Digital Frontier
April 11-12 | Washington, D.C.Whether you're a large device company or an emerging medtech organization, one thing is true: ...Learn More
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
The ENSEAL X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealer has been launched by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon for use in hysterectomies, ...Learn More
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
Hibergene could pull in $6.4M with help of crowdfunding site members
SyndicateRoom, a UK online crowdfunding platform, is offering its members the opportunity to invest in a round of Series B ...Learn More
Device tax repeal could bring back 28,000 medtech jobs, think tank says
The American Action Forum predicts the medtech industry would recover about 28,000 jobs that were lost during the ...Learn More
Keystone Heart signs partnership deal with Chinese heart valve maker
A partnership deal has been reached by Keystone Heart and Venus Medtech, a Chinese maker of heart valves, to market Venus' ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global ultrasound market
A MarketsandMarkets report predicts the worldwide ultrasound market will hit $6.86 billion by 2021 with a 5.2% compound ...Learn More
Study shows promising results for Exact Sciences' lung cancer test
A study released by the American Association of Cancer Research showed positive results for a blood-based lung cancer test ...Learn More
BCBS of Mich. to cover use of Vermillion's ovarian cancer test
The OVA1 ovarian cancer test from Vermillion has obtained a positive coverage policy decision from Blue Cross Blue Shield of ...Learn More
Dexcom hopes to release G6 CGM next year
Dexcom said it intends to launch its first-generation G6 continuous glucose monitor, developed in partnership with Verily, ...Learn More
Remote software update released by Tandem for insulin pumps
A remote software update has been released by Tandem Diabetes Care for its t:slim insulin pumps that were purchased before ...Learn More
Medtronic announces recall of some Endurant, Endurant II stent grafts
A recall was initiated by Medtronic involving 3,331 units of its 23- and 25-mm Endurant and Endurant II stent graft systems ...Learn More
FDA clears Amend Surgical's bone graft extender for orthopedic, spine uses
The FDA has given Alachua, Fla.-based Amend Surgical 510(k) clearance for its NanoFUSE BA for use as a bone graft extender ...Learn More
Get busy living or get busy dying.
...Stephen King, writer
Illumina spinout obtains $900M in funding round
A round of Series B financing involving Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Varian Medical Systems, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $20.2M for CardioFocus
A round of equity and options financing involving 26 unnamed investors has brought in $20.2 million for CardioFocus, ...Learn More
OraSure's HIV test gains endorsement from Global Fund panel
OraSure Technologies has secured a classification from the Global Fund's Expert Review Panel for Diagnostics allowing ...Learn More
DJO Global appoints new president of regeneration business
Bryan McMillan, former president of CoorsTek Medical, has been tapped to serve as president of DJO Global's regeneration ...Learn More
New CEO, chairman named by OrthAlign
Eric Timko, former president and CEO of Blue Belt Technologies, has been named CEO and chairman of the board of OrthAlign. ...Learn More
2nd procedure using MIA device recorded by Micro Interventional Devices
A patient at the Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Clinic in Lithuania was the second to undergo a procedure using ...Learn More
FDA approves Abbott's sensor-enabled ablation catheter
The FDA has approved Abbott's sensor-enabled FlexAbility ablation catheter device, intended for treatment of atrial flutter ...Learn More
Siemens Healthineers unveils 3T MR system in Germany
The Magnetom Vida, a 3T MR system, has been launched by Siemens Healthineers in Germany. ...Learn More
CeloNova's coronary stent system wins FDA nod
CeloNova Biosciences has obtained approval from the FDA for its Cobra PzF NanoCoated Coronary Stent System, intended for ...Learn More
FDA issues warning on neurovascular guide catheter use for thrombus retrieval
The FDA has warned health care providers about the risks of device failure and serious adverse events if neurovascular guide ...Learn More
Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition -- in having to put forth the best within you to match the deeds of risk-taking, hard-working competitors.
...Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist
Private placement could pull in $45M for Corindus Vascular Robotics
A private placement involving Boston Scientific, Royal Philips and other investors could bring in $45 million in gross ...Learn More
Motus GI obtains $30M in private placement
A private placement led by Perceptive Advisors has brought in $30 million for Israel-based Motus GI. ...Learn More
$15M life sciences, tech innovation fund launched in Va.
The $15 million VTC Innovation Fund has been launched by the Virginia Tech Foundation and Carilion to create startups and ...Learn More
Stryker division exec discusses reprocessed medical device market
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Calif. company allegedly paid doctors for unnecessary genetic tests on patients
Proove Biosciences, a California-based company that sells laboratory-developed genetic tests as ordered by doctors, is ...Learn More
ReVision's Raindrop eye inlay reshapes cornea to treat presbyopia
ReVision Optics' Raindrop near vision inlay is the first eye implant that changes the shape of the cornea to treat patients ...Learn More
Canada OKs 6th-gen radiosurgery system from Elekta
Elekta has obtained a medical device license from Health Canada for its Leksell Gamma Knife Icon radiosurgery system, the ...Learn More
AdvaMed proposes safe harbors for value-based care in anti-kickback statute
AdvaMed has proposed to HHS' Office of Inspector General the addition of two safe harbors to the federal anti-kickback ...Learn More
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Scopis' surgical navigation products for ENT cleared by FDA, Canada
The FDA has given Massachusetts-based Scopis clearance to market its surgical navigation products for ear, nose and throat ...Learn More
EU approves Synergy Biomedical's synthetic bone graft
European regulators have given Synergy Biomedical CE mark approval for its Biosphere Putty, a synthetic bone graft that ...Learn More
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
...Pablo Picasso, artist
$4.33B deal to acquire Abbott unit finalized by J&J
Johnson & Johnson has announced the completion of its acquisition of Abbott Laboratories subsidiary Abbott Medical Optics, ...Learn More
Offering pulls in $4.6M for TrackX Technologies
An equity offering involving 23 investors has brought in $4.6 million for Durham, N.C.-based TrackX Technology, a maker of ...Learn More
Royal Philips teams up with Onelife on maternity, early child care
A partnership has been reached by Royal Philips and German digital health startup Onelife Health to create solutions for ...Learn More
MicroPort enters Indian market with target drug-eluting coronary stent
Days after India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority ordered a price cap on coronary stents, Chinese medtech company ...Learn More
Analysis predicts growth for Asia-Pacific bone growth stimulator market
A GlobalData analysis predicts the Asia-Pacific market for bone growth stimulators will reach $29.3 million by 2023 with a ...Learn More
FDA won't do that: Cybersecurity edition
The medical device industry should not treat cybersecurity as though it were a check box -- and it may want to brush up on ...Learn More
Data show positive results for CRT devices in heart failure treatment
Five-year economic analysis data from a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure was ...Learn More
Royal Philips' ultrasound device wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Royal Philips 510(k) clearance for its ElastQ Imaging capability, which allows for simultaneous tissue ...Learn More
Dexcom debuts continuous glucose monitor
The G5 Mobile CGM System has been released by Dexcom for use in making treatment decisions for patients ages 2 and older ...Learn More
FDA clears Velano's vascular access device
The FDA has granted San Francisco-based Velano Vascular 510(k) clearance for its Pivo needle-free vascular access device, ...Learn More
ViewRay's MRI-guided radiation therapy system cleared by FDA
ViewRay has been granted 510(k) clearance by the FDA for its MRIdian Linac, a linear accelerator-based, MRI-guided radiation ...Learn More
Start saving with the AdvaMed Purchasing Group
The AdvaMed Purchasing Group is a new member-only benefit that helps companies purchase the very best goods and services ...Learn More
The most important thing in any relationship is not what you get but what you give.
...Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady, diplomat and activist
Funding round pulls in $38M for Xenex
A round of funding led by private equity firm Essex Woodlands has brought in $38 million for San Antonio-based Xenex ...Learn More
​Visiomed opens 1st North American office
Paris-based medical device maker Visiomed Group has opened a US office in Boston as the North American headquarters for its ...Learn More
Lima collaborates with IPG on value-based orthopedic offering
Lima Corporate has entered into a partnership deal with Alpharetta, Ga.-based device benefit management solutions provider ...Learn More
Abbott's heart failure device shows more promise in real world
A study in the journal Circulation found that Abbott's CardioMEMS implantable heart monitor system, which it obtained in the ...Learn More
Stomach acid powers ingestible medical sensor developed by MIT researchers
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an ingestible medical sensor that uses the body's ...Learn More
FDA OKs Intersect's steroid-releasing implant
The FDA has given Menlo Park, Calif.-based Intersect ENT approval for PROPEL Contour, a steroid-releasing sinus implant for ...Learn More
FDA clearance grants expanded use of Vidas Brahms procalcitonin assay
The Vidas Brahms procalcitonin assay received expanded use clearance from the FDA to help health care professionals ...Learn More
Test for identifying bloodstream infections gets FDA marketing approval
The FDA has given approval to Accelerate Diagnostics for the marketing of the PhenoTest BC Kit, which can identify organisms ...Learn More
Medtronic pacemakers headed for Europe after receiving CE mark
European regulators have given CE mark approval for Medtronic's quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers, ...Learn More
If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments ... the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
...George Washington, first US president
Extension of $13.5M rights offering announced by Presbia
A rights offering that is expected to bring in $13.5 million has been extended by Dublin-based Presbia until March 8. ...Learn More
Rosetta Genomics gets $1.3M boost
A second tranche of a private placement of stock and convertible debentures has pulled in $1.3 million in gross proceeds for ...Learn More
PAVmed to open exchange offer for its common stock
A registered exchange offering has been announced by New York-based PAVmed in hopes of making its common stock exchangeable ...Learn More
LivaNova to stop trading on London Stock Exchange
LivaNova has announced plans to exit the London Stock Exchange at the close of trading on April 4 due to low trading volume. ...Learn More
FDA OKs trial expansion for E-QURE's chronic wound treatment device
The FDA has given New York-based E-QURE approval to conduct and expand a trial of its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy Device, ...Learn More
FDA clears Seventh Sense Biosystems' blood-collection device
Seventh Sense Biosystems has obtained clearance from the FDA to market its TAP phlebotomy device for blood sugar monitoring ...Learn More
Vortex Biosciences announces launch of CTC capture system
The VTX-1 Liquid Biopsy System has been launched by Menlo Park, Calif.-based Vortex Biosciences. ...Learn More
Claret Medical's Sentinel CPS gets recommendation from FDA panel
Claret Medical's Sentinel Cerebral Protection System, designed for use in transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, ...Learn More
Teleflex's TrapLiner catheter wins FDA clearance
The FDA has granted Teleflex clearance to market its TrapLiner catheter, a device designed for use in accessing the ...Learn More
Boston Scientific announces recall of Lotus heart devices
A recall was initiated by Boston Scientific involving all of its Lotus Valve heart devices in Europe and in US clinical ...Learn More
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
...Stephen R. Covey, educator, writer and speaker
Deal to buy OsteoMed's MIS platforms finalized by Wenzel Spine
The PrimaLok SP interspinous fusion system and the FF facet fixation system from OsteoMed, designed for minimally invasive ...Learn More
Abbott, Medtronic have no plans to pull coronary stents from Indian market
Abbott said it will continue marketing its coronary stents in India, contrary to reports that it plans to withdraw its ...Learn More
Hemonitor accepted as 1st company in MindUP technology incubator
Medtech firm Hemonitor has become the first company to be accepted into the MindUP technology incubator, a collaboration ...Learn More
Active Implants names new president, CEO
Ted Davis, former CEO of MicroPort Orthopedics, has been tapped to serve as president and CEO of Memphis, Tenn.-based Active ...Learn More
Study shows favorable results for Medtronic's embolization device
A 141-patient study presented at the annual International Stroke Conference showed positive results for flow diversion ...Learn More
Penumbra's aspiration system comparable to stent retriever in treating stroke
Data from a trial of Penumbra's aspiration system showed the platform compared favorably with a stent retriever as a ...Learn More
Abbott's traumatic brain injury test planned for release in India
A biomarker test that can detect traumatic brain injury using blood samples is being developed by Abbott to operate on its ...Learn More
Next-gen image guided therapy system debuted by Philips
The Azurion image-guided therapy system has been unveiled by Philips. ...Learn More
India concerned about stent shortage after price cap
India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority warned makers and importers of coronary stents to maintain current supply ...Learn More
New FDA performance requirements met by BD's influenza detection test
Becton Dickinson announced the compliance of its digital immunoassay for rapid influenza detection, the BD Veritor System ...Learn More
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
...Francis Bacon, philosopher and statesman
Abbott opens exchange offer for St. Jude Medical notes
An offer has been announced by Abbott to exchange St. ...Learn More
Warrant exercise brings in $2M for OncoCyte
About $2 million in capital has been raised by diagnostics company OncoCyte after certain warrant holders exercised 625,000 ...Learn More
Offering could pull in $6.1M for Arch Therapeutics
A direct offering of common stock and stock purchase warrants has been priced by Arch Therapeutics in hopes of obtaining ...Learn More
Asuragen, Thermo Fisher partner on IVD development
A partnership has been reached by Asuragen and Thermo Fisher Scientific to create and commercialize capillary ...Learn More
Q3 net sales increase for Medtronic
Medtronic saw a 5% increase in net sales during its fiscal third quarter ending Jan. 27, generating $7.28 billion. ...Learn More
Tweak in Boston Scientific's valve may lower need for pacemaker placement
A 50-patient extension study presented at the Cardiovascular Research Technologies annual meeting showed a design ...Learn More
FlexDex's arm-mounted platform used for first time in human surgery
The first in-human use of the first iteration of the FlexDex laparoscopic medical platform has been recorded by FlexDex ...Learn More
Microsoft's AR solution helps Stryker design operating rooms
The HoloLens augmented reality solution from Microsoft is being used by Stryker to design shared operating rooms for ...Learn More
EU OKs Clarius' wireless ultrasound scanners
The wireless C3 and L7 ultrasound scanners from Clarius, which display scans using an Android or iOS device, have been ...Learn More
Bayer's birth control device pulled from Brazilian market
The sale of Bayer's permanent birth control device Essure was suspended by Brazilian health regulator ANVISA after medical ...Learn More
Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.
...Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet and educator
Vention Medical signs divestment deals with Nordson, MedPlast
An agreement has been reached by Vention Medical to sell its advanced technology business, which makes minimally invasive ...Learn More
Iowa venture capital fund lowers target to focus on medtech startups
Iowa-based River Glen Venture Partners, a proposed venture capital fund, lowered its capital goal by $10 million and ...Learn More
NHS England awards $1.25M for Scottish startup's patient monitoring device
NHS England has awarded Scotland-based snap40 a Small Business Research Initiative Healthcare contract worth approximately ...Learn More
Microsoft chairman appointed to Illumina's board
John Thompson, chairman of the board at Microsoft, has been appointed by Illumina to serve on its board of directors ...Learn More
New board member named by Minimus Spine
Jeffrey Binder, president and CEO of Immucor, has been tapped to serve on the board of directors of Minimus Spine, a maker ...Learn More
Genetically engineered T-cells treat leukemia in babies
Researchers in London have successfully treated leukemia in two babies in what they are touting as the world's first ...Learn More
Patient enrollment for Glaukos' glaucoma treatment device completed
Glaukos has completed the enrollment of 505 patients at 36 sites in the investigational device exemption trial of its iStent ...Learn More
IBM researchers aim to streamline eye disease diagnosis with Watson
A research version of Watson has been trained by IBM researchers in Australia in hopes of making early detection of glaucoma ...Learn More
Digital Ecosystem platform unveiled by Siemens Healthineers
The global Digital Ecosystem platform was launched by Siemens Healthineers at the annual HIMSS conference to give users ...Learn More
Indian regulators eye price regulation for about 14 medical devices
After ordering a price cap on cardiac stents, India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority may also regulate the prices ...Learn More
FDA clears Royal Philips' inpatient monitoring system
The FDA has given Royal Philips 510(k) clearance for its IntelliVue Guardian, a system designed to monitor hospitalized ...Learn More
Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers, we outgrow acquaintances, libraries, principles, etc., at times before they're worn out and at times -- and this is the worst of all -- before we have new ones.
...Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, scientist
Deal to acquire Vascular Solutions finalized by Teleflex
The $1 billion acquisition of Vascular Solutions has been completed by Teleflex after receiving approval from Vascular ...Learn More
Torax Medical to be acquired by Ethicon
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount for Minnesota-based Torax Medical, a maker of ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $2.6M for ALung Technologies
A round of debt and options financing involving 37 unnamed sources has brought in $2.6 million for Pittsburgh-based ALung ...Learn More
Irish medtech company gets $2.2M boost
Financing worth about $2.2 million has been secured by Irish medtech company OncoMark from various investors that include ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for US intraoperative neuromonitoring market
A report from Orbis Research predicts the US intraoperative neuromonitoring market will see a 9% compound annual growth rate ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Insulet's hybrid closed-loop system
Data from a 24-patient feasibility study of Insulet's Omnipod Horizon hybrid closed-loop system showed positive results in ...Learn More
Medtronic's leadless pacemaker secures approval from Japan
Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Agency has given Medtronic approval for its Micra transcatheter pacing system, a ...Learn More
Hologic gets premarket approval from FDA for HCV assay
The FDA has given Hologic premarket approval for its Aptima HCV Quant Dx assay, which is intended for viral load measurement ...Learn More
Recall of Zimmer Biomet's shoulder replacement device labeled Class I by FDA
A recall initiated by Zimmer Biomet involving 3,662 units of its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System has been classified ...Learn More
This Mouse must give up one of his Mouse ways of seeing things in order that he may grow.
...Hyemeyohsts Storm, writer
Offering pulls in nearly $10M for Helius Medical
An offering of 6.6 million shares has brought in almost $10 million for Newtown, Pa.-based Helius Medical Technologies. ...Learn More
Tenn. regulators OK $9M tax incentive for NuVasive
A $9 million, 11-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive was approved for NuVasive by the board of the Economic Development ...Learn More
Corindus, MC Healthcare unit reach Japanese distribution deal
An agreement has been reached by MC Healthcare subsidiary Japan Medicalnext and Corindus Vascular Robotics to distribute ...Learn More
Thermo Fisher signs reseller agreement for 908 Devices' ZipChip
A co-exclusive, two-year value-added reseller agreement has been signed by 908 Devices and Thermo Fisher Scientific, ...Learn More
Medinol US executive chairman named
Harvey Berger, who held senior roles at Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Centocor, has been tapped by Israeli cardiology devices ...Learn More
Data show positive results for GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier device
Preliminary data from a trial of GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier device have shown positive results for treating obesity in ...Learn More
Medtronic announces initial global launch of Signia surgical stapler
The Signia Stapling System has been launched by Medtronic in the US, Japan and Western Europe for use in minimally invasive ...Learn More
FlowAid's calf muscle stimulation system wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given FlowAid Medical Technologies clearance to market its FA100 Sequential Continuous Contraction Device, a ...Learn More
Senate bill aims to modernize FDA's medical device inspections process
A bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate to implement a uniform FDA medical device inspections process that would set ...Learn More
FDA expands use of Medtronic's cryoablation catheter
Medtronic has obtained approval from the FDA for the expanded use of its Freezor Xtra Cryoablation Catheter, a flexible, ...Learn More
The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
...Charles Du Bos, writer and critic
Integra offers to pay $1.05B for J&J's Codman Neurosurgery business
Integra LifeSciences has submitted a binding offer to acquire the Codman Neurosurgery business from Johnson & Johnson in a ...Learn More
Deal to buy Mortara Instrument finalized by Hill-Rom
The acquisition of cardiac monitoring device maker Mortara Instrument has been completed by Hill-Rom for $330 million in ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $15M for HemoSonics
A round of equity financing involving one unnamed investor has brought in $15 million for Charlottesville, Va.-based ...Learn More
Avenu Medical obtains $13.1M in funding round
A round of equity financing involving 77 anonymous sources has brought in $13.1 million for Avenu Medical, an SEC filing ...Learn More
Israeli medtech company gets boost from JDRF T1D Fund
The JDRF T1D Fund has made an investment of an undisclosed amount to Israeli medical device maker GluSense, the developer of ...Learn More
Trial begins for Biosensors' drug-coated stent
The first patient in a pivotal clinical trial of the BioFreedom polymer-free drug-coated stent has been enrolled by ...Learn More
EU OKs fingertip pulse oximeter from Masimo
European regulators have given Masimo CE mark approval for its MightySat Rx fingertip pulse oximeter, which is designed for ...Learn More
Medical device tax repeal would promote innovation, job creation
Congress should make the permanent repeal of the medical device tax its "next logical step" to preserve the US' research and ...Learn More
Biotronik's bare-metal stent wins FDA approval
The FDA has given Biotronik approval for its Pro-Kinetic Energy Cobalt Chromium Bare-Metal Stent, a device designed to treat ...Learn More
Clearance for Medtronic's ablation system widened by FDA
The FDA has given Medtronic expanded clearance for its OsteoCool System for use in palliative treatment of metastases in all ...Learn More
Man is not a rational animal. He is only truly good or great when he acts from passion.
...Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister and writer
Swiss heart valve maker acquires Middle Peak Medical
US transcatheter mitral valve repair technology developer Middle Peak Medical has been acquired by Symetis, a Swiss ...Learn More
Offering could bring in $10M for Great Basin Scientific
An offering of securities has been filed by Great Basin Scientific in hopes of obtaining $10 million. ...Learn More
Invivoscribe teams up with Illumina on NGS-based IVD assays
A long-term agreement has been reached by Invivoscribe and Illumina to partner on the development and commercialization of ...Learn More
B. Braun, Iatric complete systems integration for infusion pump
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
New board member named by Alphatec Spine
David Mowry, president and CEO of Vyaire Medical, has been tapped to serve on the board of directors of Carlsbad, ...Learn More
First French procedure using surgical robot recorded by TransEnterix
A patient at CHU Saint-Etienne in France was the first in the country to undergo a procedure using TransEnterix's Senhance ...Learn More
ProMRI Configurator released by Biotronik
The ProMRI Configurator, an online software tool intended for facilitating selection of MR-conditional cardiac devices and ...Learn More
AdvaMed expresses dismay at India's capping of coronary stent prices
An order has been issued by India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority capping prices of bare-metal coronary stents ...Learn More
Centric Medical's Metatarsal Hemi Implant wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Huntley, Ill.-based Centric Medical clearance to market its Metatarsal Hemi Implant System for use in ...Learn More
In our society ... those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
...Marya Mannes, writer and broadcast commentator
Medtech startup gets $250K boost, looks to raise up to $3M
Dayton Development Coalition's Accelerant Fund I has invested $250,000 in Cincinnati-based startup Sense Diagnostics, which ...Learn More
Medtronic's outcomes-based training program introduced in EMEA
Medtronic has announced the launch of Medtronic Impact, an outcomes-based training program that will cater to 500,000 health ...Learn More
DePuy Synthes teams up with LifeNet on formable bone matrix
ViviGen Formable, an allograft that builds on the ViviGen Cellular Bone Matrix and promotes bone formation in spine fusion ...Learn More
Study shows increase in remote monitoring use among patients, providers
Berg Insight reported a 44% boost in remote monitoring use among providers and patients in 2016 and expects it to continue ...Learn More
Golden Mousetrap winners and finalists you need to know
Industrial designer Scott Summit of Summit ID used 3D printing to go beyond the traditional fiberglass cast, creating a ...Learn More
Trial begins for Intact Vascular's endovascular system
The first patient in a trial of the Tack endovascular system, designed for arterial dissection repair, has been enrolled by ...Learn More
Medtronic releases catheter line, transradial-specific products
The DxTerity Diagnostic Angiography Catheter line and transradial-specific products, including the DxTerity TRA, the ...Learn More
FDA clears MRI system from Siemens Healthineers
Siemens Healthineers has obtained clearance from the FDA for its MAGNETOM Sempra, a 60-cm, 1.5-tesla MRI system. ...Learn More
HeartFlow's cardiac technology gains NICE support
A final guidance has been released by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommending the use of ...Learn More
EU OKs Micro Medical Solutions' vascular stent
European regulators have given Micro Medical Solutions CE mark approval for its MicroStent vascular stent, which is intended ...Learn More
FDA clears Access Scientific's extended-dwell intravenous catheter
The FDA has granted Access Scientific clearance to market its 3 French, 6-cm Powerwand, an extended-dwell intravenous ...Learn More
A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world's torrent.
...Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer and statesman
US listing of health care arm eyed by Siemens, CEO says
Siemens is looking to capitalize on valuations that are higher than those in Europe through a potential listing of Siemens ...Learn More
Indian medtech startup obtains $5.8M in funding round
A round of Series A financing led by Accel Partners has pulled in $5.8 million for Indian artificial intelligence-focused ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $2.4M for Wash. medtech startup
A round of funding has brought in $2.4 million for Redmond, Wash.-based medtech startup Vesiflo, maker of the inFlow ...Learn More
Report: Global osteoporosis diagnostic products market poised for growth
The worldwide market for osteoporosis diagnostic products will reach $304 million by 2020 with a 3.8% compound annual growth ...Learn More
First commercial uses of CorPath GRX system recorded by Corindus
Patients at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, University of Virginia Health System and UC San Diego Health were the first ...Learn More
SentreHeart's LAA closure devices score reimbursement win from Germany
SentreHeart has obtained renewed NUB Status 1 from the German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System for its Lariat ...Learn More
Rapid infuser device debuted by 410 Medical
The LifeFlow rapid infuser device has been launched in the US by 410 Medical for facilitating quick delivery of fluids to ...Learn More
Senate confirms Price as HHS secretary
The Senate has voted 52-47 to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as HHS secretary. ...Learn More
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Open Payments program draws concerns from AdvaMed, others
The complexity of the CMS Open Payments program and problems with submission and validation of data continue to contribute ...Learn More
Device tax repeal would provide long-term certainty to medtech innovation
Permanently repealing the medical device tax will provide certainty to medtech companies, which invest approximately $10 ...Learn More
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
...Mahatma Gandhi, social reformer and independence movement leader
Hill-Rom could obtain $300M in private placement
A private placement of senior unsecured notes due in 2025 has been announced by Hill-Rom in hopes of raising $300 million. ...Learn More
Offering could pull in about $8.3M for Helius Medical
A public offering of common stock has been announced by Helius Medical Technologies in hopes of obtaining approximately $8.3 ...Learn More
Early-stage vascular device developer gets $1M boost
A round of Series A financing has pulled in an additional $1 million for Olathe, Kan.-based Flow Forward, bringing the ...Learn More
Nido Surgical obtains $1.3M in funding round, secures NIH grant
A round of Series A funding has brought in $1.3 million for Nido Surgical, which intends to use the money to fund the ...Learn More
NIH supports automated insulin-delivery system trials with $41M in funding
Four new real-world studies that seek to further develop automated insulin-delivery systems will receive approximately $41 ...Learn More
Study on Theraclion's echotherapy device advances
The first patients in a trial of Theraclion's Echopulse echotherapy device have completed treatment for breast ...Learn More
Army researchers' hemorrhagic shock detection device cleared by FDA
Researchers at the Army Institute of Surgical Research received clearance from the FDA for the Compensatory Reserve Index, ...Learn More
Canada OKs drug-coated balloon from Medtronic
Health Canada has given Medtronic a license for its IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon, an endovascular device designed to ...Learn More
Warning on intragastric balloons for obesity issued by FDA
The FDA released a letter alerting health care providers about the risks of acute pancreatitis and spontaneous ...Learn More
Temporary halt on HeartMate PHP use announced by Abbott
Abbott Laboratories announced a recall involving about 420 units of its HeartMate PHP catheter after eight reports of pump ...Learn More
A large heart can be filled with very little.
...Antonio Porchia, writer
AdvaMed report: US sees drop in medtech jobs amid device tax implementation
The US medical technology industry saw a decline of almost 29,000 jobs from 2012 to 2015 during the implementation of the ...Learn More
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Baxter becomes partner in medtech accelerator
Baxter has become a partner in MedTech Innovator, a medtech accelerator and nonprofit global competition group, joining the ...Learn More
Offering brings in $3.9M for Interpace Diagnostics
A public offering of common stock has been completed by Interpace Diagnostics, bringing in $3.9 million. ...Learn More
MDxHealth tapped to provide prostate cancer test to VA
A five-year General Services Administration supply contract has been secured by MDxHealth to provide the Department of ...Learn More
Report: Global medtech market poised for growth
A Markets and Markets report predicts the worldwide medical device technology market will hit $428.97 billion by 2020 with a ...Learn More
AdvaMed renames, refocuses annual conference
AdvaMed announced it is renaming its annual conference The MedTech Conference to reflect the event's expanded role as a ...Learn More
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Data show positive results for W.L. Gore's balloon-expandable stent graft
Data from a 134-patient, 27-site trial presented at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy found use of W.L. ...Learn More
Bone marrow lesion repair procedure debuted internationally by Zimmer Biomet
The Subchondroplasty procedure, a minimally invasive outpatient intervention intended for chronic bone marrow lesion repair, ...Learn More
Novartis teams up with Propeller on add-on sensor for inhaler
Propeller Health and Novartis will partner to develop an add-on sensor for the latter's Breezhaler inhaler for use by ...Learn More
Japan OKs treatment delivery system, other solutions from Accuray
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has given Accuray approval for its Radixact Treatment Delivery System, a ...Learn More
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph. No, when I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes.
...Thomas Edison, inventor and businessman
Deal to buy Pfizer's infusion systems unit finalized by ICU Medical
The cash-and-stock acquisition of Pfizer's Hospira Infusion Systems has been completed by ICU Medical. ...Learn More
Certain Acelity units secure credit deal, pay down debt
Acelity announced that a credit agreement has been reached by its subsidiaries for a term facility worth nearly $1.1 ...Learn More
DOD taps Stryker for $486.3M orthopedic supplies contract
The Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Stryker Orthopaedics a contract valued at as much as $486.3 ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $8M for Israeli medical device startup
A round of Series B financing has brought in $8 million for Israeli medtech startup Laminate Medical Technologies, which ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for US lateral lumbar interbody fusion market
The US lateral lumbar interbody fusion market is expected to see a 7.05% compound annual growth rate through 2020, according ...Learn More
DHS issues updated advisory on St. Jude devices' cybervulnerabilities
An updated advisory released by the Department of Homeland Security outlined which models of St. ...Learn More
Trial begins for Owlstone's breath-based cancer detection technology
A 1,400-patient clinical trial has been launched by UK medtech firm Owlstone Medical to assess the accuracy of its ...Learn More
HD Stroboscopy system debuted by Pentax Medical in EMEA
The HD Stroboscopy system has been launched by Hoya Group division Pentax Medical for ear, nose and throat uses in Europe, ...Learn More
FDA clears Bioness' L300 Go System
The FDA has granted Valencia, Calif.-based Bioness clearance to market its L300 Go System, an electrical stimulation device ...Learn More
Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
...Winston Churchill, statesman and prime minister
IPO could bring in $50M for Valeritas
An initial public offering has been filed by Bridgewater, N.J.-based Valeritas in hopes of obtaining up to $50 million. ...Learn More
Rights offering announced by Second Sight Medical
An upcoming offering of subscription rights has been announced by Second Sight Medical and is set to open Feb. 10. ...Learn More
Argon, Catheter Connections products acquired by Merit Medical for $48M
South Jordan, Utah-based Merit Medical Systems has paid $48 million for two unspecified product lines from Argon Medical ...Learn More
Siemens Healthineers, Turkish hospitals reach $108M-plus medical lab contract
A five-year contract valued at more than $108 million has been awarded to Siemens Healthineers by two new hospitals in ...Learn More
Stereotaxis appoints acting CEO, chairman
David Fischel, a principal at DAFNA Capital Management, has been tapped to serve as acting CEO and chairman of the board of ...Learn More
Heart failure devices: This amazing new robot could be the future
A new customizable robotic heart sleeve has demonstrated potential when it comes to aiding the beating of a failing heart, ...Learn More
Dune Medical's device shows potential in reducing re-excision lumpectomy rates
Studies showed that Dune Medical's MarginProbe, intended for distinguishing cancerous cells from healthy ones, could lower ...Learn More
BioVentrix's Revivent TC system scores reimbursement win from Germany
The German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System has granted BioVentrix NUB Status 1 for its Revivent TC ...Learn More
FDA OKs Alesi Surgical's Ultravision system
The FDA has given Alesi Surgical approval for its Ultravision system, a device designed for clearing particulate matter and ...Learn More
AdvaMed India calls for aligning medtech rules with global norms
AdvaMed India lauded India's publication of separate rules for medical devices, which are set to take effect next year, but ...Learn More
MHRA to move ahead with proposed increase in medical device fees
A proposed increase in existing fees for medical device makers and notified bodies will be implemented by the UK's Medicines ...Learn More
Many of us are more capable than some of us, but none of us is as capable as all of us.
...Tom Wilson, cartoonist
Funding round brings in $19M for Mass. medtech startup
A round of financing involving 45 investors has pulled in $19 million for Natick, Mass.-based Allurion Technologies, ...Learn More
NxThera gets $12.2M boost
An offering of convertible promissory notes, debt, warrants and Series C preferred stock warrants involving 28 anonymous US ...Learn More
Offering could bring in $3.6M for Interpace Diagnostics
Interpace Diagnostics Group is hoping to raise approximately $3.6 million, before underwriting discounts and commissions, in ...Learn More
Deal to sell assets to Royal Philips unit finalized by iCad
The $3.2 million sale of the VersaVue software and DynaCAD breast and prostate imaging devices to Royal Philips unit InVivo ...Learn More
$3M grant supports development of Specific Technologies' TB diagnostic system
The NIH has awarded Specific Technologies a $3 million grant under its Small Business Innovation Research program to develop ...Learn More
Researchers advance human testing of intravascular ventricular assist system
The NuPulseCV iVAS, a device developed by a team of University of Chicago Medicine researchers to give patients awaiting ...Learn More
Baebies' lysosomal storage disease newborn screening tool wins FDA nod
Baebies has obtained approval from the FDA to market its Seeker System for screening mucopolysaccharidosis type I, Gaucher, ...Learn More
AdvaMed campaign targets device tax repeal in budget reconciliation bill
AdvaMed is running an ad campaign in political news outlets, such as The Hill, CQ and Roll Call, as well as on social media, ...Learn More
FDA clears plating system device from Spinal Simplicity
The FDA has given Spinal Simplicity clearance to market its Minuteman G3-R, a plating system device that works as an ...Learn More
Life is not a solo act. It's a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife.
...Tim Gunn, TV personality and fashion consultant
Irish venture capital firm gets $107M-plus boost for life sciences fund
Seroba Life Sciences, an Irish venture capital firm, has secured more than $107 million for its Life Sciences Fund III, its ...Learn More
Ore. cardiac device maker gets $12.5M boost, acquires assets from Inovise
Portland, Ore.-based VisCardia announced it has raised $12.5 million in a round of Series B financing led by Kinetic Capital ...Learn More
Medtronic, QT Vascular reach global distribution deal
Medtronic will globally distribute QT Vascular's Chocolate PTA catheter under a five-year agreement that includes two ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global sports medicine device market
The global market for sports medicine devices will hit $8.63 billion by 2020 with a 4.7% compound annual growth rate, ...Learn More
Pruden resigns as chairman of J&J medical devices unit
Johnson & Johnson announced that Gary Pruden will step down as chairman of its medical devices unit effective June 1. ...Learn More
Transcatheter mitral valve system trials halted by Edwards Lifesciences
Trials of the CardiAQ-Edwards transcatheter mitral valve system have been temporarily stopped by Edwards Lifesciences ...Learn More
Second Sight's Argus II system scores reimbursement win from Germany
Second Sight Medical Products has obtained renewed NUB Status 1 from German regulators for its Argus II Retinal Prosthesis ...Learn More
New version of endometrial ablation system debuted by Hologic
The next-generation NovaSure ADVANCED global endometrial ablation system has been launched by Hologic in the US for use in ...Learn More
Elekta's image-guided brachytherapy applicator cleared by FDA
The FDA has given Elekta 510(k) clearance for its Venezia, an image-guided brachytherapy applicator designed to treat ...Learn More
FDA expands emergency use status for Abbott's Zika test
Abbott has obtained expanded emergency use authorization from the FDA for its RealTime Zika assay, an RT-PCR test designed ...Learn More
Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.
...Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist
Sale of regenerative medicine unit to Allergan finalized by Acelity
Acelity announced the completion of the $2.9 billion all-cash sale of LifeCell, its regenerative medicine unit, to Allergan. ...Learn More
Roche eyes diabetes business expansion, exec says
Roche Holding diagnostics division leader Roland Diggelmann clarified that the company is planning an expansion of its ...Learn More
ChoiceSpine acquires Exactech's spine products business
The spine products business of Gainesville, Fla.-based Exactech has been acquired by Knoxville, Tenn.-based ChoiceSpine for ...Learn More
Offering pulls in $37.2M for Entellus Medical
An underwritten offering of shares has brought in $37.2 million for Entellus Medical, regulatory filings showed. ...Learn More
Cohero Health obtains $13.3M in offering
An offering of equity and Series A preferred stock involving more than 50 investors has pulled in over $13.3 million for ...Learn More
GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier device scores reimbursement win from Germany
The German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System has granted GI Dynamics NUB Status 1 for its EndoBarrier device, ...Learn More
Peripheral nerve locator, stimulator introduced by Halyard Health
The EZstim III peripheral nerve locator and stimulator has been released by Halyard Health for use in catheter placement ...Learn More
ASC X12 advisory panel recommends UDI inclusion on claims forms
Unique device identifiers should be included on insurance claims forms when a "high-risk implantable device" is implanted or ...Learn More
Abbott's MRI-compatible pacemaker, pacing lead win FDA nod
Abbott Laboratories said it obtained approval from the FDA for magnetic resonance-conditional labeling for the Assurity MRI ...Learn More
Medtronic's noninvasive 3D cardiac mapping system cleared by FDA
Medtronic has secured 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its CardioInsight Noninvasive 3D Mapping System, a device designed ...Learn More
If each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.
...David Ogilvy, advertising executive
Hologic wraps up $1.85B sale of blood screening unit to Grifols
Hologic on Tuesday announced the completion of the $1.85 billion sale of its blood screening business to Grifols. ...Learn More
Acelity CEO shares how company responds to emerging value-based care models
As fee-for-service models are disrupted by value-based care, Acelity is responding by investing in data to enhance product ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $7.6M for Ortho Kinematics
A round of financing involving 67 unnamed investors has brought in $7.6 million for Austin, Texas-based Ortho Kinematics, ...Learn More
Ascensia reaches systems integration agreement with Glooko
A global technology partnership agreement has been reached between Ascensia Diabetes Care and Glooko to integrate the ...Learn More
Invivoscribe, Thermo Fisher expand collaboration agreement
Invivoscribe Technologies and Thermo Fisher Scientific will develop and commercialize in vitro diagnostic assays, including ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global neurology endoscopy devices market
A Technavio report predicts the worldwide market for neurology endoscopy devices will see a compound annual growth rate of ...Learn More
Data show positive results for LivaNova's sutureless valve
Data from a 617-patient, single-site study presented at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' annual meeting showed positive ...Learn More
Mini plating system introduced by Paragon 28
The Baby Gorilla mini plating system has been unveiled by Paragon 28 for use in procedures involving the foot and ankle. ...Learn More
EU OKs Illumina's updated noninvasive prenatal testing analysis software
European regulators have given Illumina the CE-IVD mark for its updated VeriSeq NIPT Analysis Software for use in clinical ...Learn More
VivaLnk's continuous thermometer patch cleared by FDA
The FDA has given Santa Clara, Calif.-based connected health startup VivaLnk clearance to market its Fever Scout, a ...Learn More
The organization is, above all, social. It is people.
...Peter Drucker, management consultant
Varian Medical announces completion of Varex spinout, management changes
Varian Medical Systems has successfully spun off its imaging components business, Varex Imaging, and will now focus on ...Learn More
Geneva Health Solutions obtains $1.9M in funding round
A round of funding involving San Diego angel investor Don Cohn and Nebraska Medicine has pulled in $1.9 million for ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $450K for Valeris Medical
A round of equity financing involving three unnamed sources has brought in $450,000 for Valeris Medical, according to a ...Learn More
Report: Global implantable CRM devices market poised for growth
A Meddevicetracker report forecasts the worldwide market for implantable cardiac rhythm management devices will reach about ...Learn More
Analysis predicts growth for global lumbar spine fusion market
A Market Reports World analysis predicts the worldwide lumbar spine fusion market will see a 4.9% compound annual growth ...Learn More
New board member named by Illumina
Caroline Dorsa, former executive vice president and chief financial officer at Public Service Enterprise Group, has been ...Learn More
Tracking the neurodegenerative disease haunting American football
Aethlon Medical subsidiary Exosome Sciences is supporting a clinical trial involving 200 retired professional football ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for Volpara's density-measuring software
A study of 111,898 mammograms from 53,239 women found use of Volpara Solutions' Volpara Density software in automatic breast ...Learn More
Toric intraocular lens unveiled by Alcon
The AcrySof IQ PanOptix Toric intraocular lens has been launched by Alcon for correcting pre-existing corneal astigmatism ...Learn More
W.L. Gore's balloon-expandable stent graft wins FDA nod
The FDA has given W.L. ...Learn More
Guiding sheaths recalled by Bard Peripheral Vascular
A recall was initiated by Bard Peripheral Vascular involving 101 of its Halo One Thin-Walled guiding sheaths, which are ...Learn More
We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.
...Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, scientist
Private placement brings in $34M for AirXpanders
A private placement of common stock has brought in approximately $34 million for Palo Alto, Calif.-based AirXpanders. ...Learn More
Royal Philips reaches $180M partnership deal with Bon Secours hospitals
A strategic partnership agreement valued at $180 million has been reached by Royal Philips and Bon Secours Charity Health ...Learn More
Rights offering could bring in $13.5M for Presbia
A rights offering of up to 4.5 million shares has been priced by Presbia in hopes of obtaining as much as $13.5 million. ...Learn More
BioVentrix obtains $7.9M in funding round
An offering of convertible notes involving 127 anonymous investors has pulled in $7.9 million for BioVentrix, an SEC filing ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $7.4M for Tela Bio
A round of equity financing involving 16 unnamed investors has brought in $7.4 million for Malvern, Pa.-based Tela Bio, ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global implantable medical devices market
A Research and Markets report predicts the worldwide market for implantable medical devices will hit $54.28 billion by 2025 ...Learn More
First pediatric procedure using SynCardia temporary artificial heart recorded
A patient at Ann & Robert H. ...Learn More
OssDsign's patient-specific cranial implant cleared by FDA
Sweden-based OssDsign has obtained 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its OSSDSIGN Cranial PSI, a 3D-printed patient-specific ...Learn More
AdvaMed comments on FDA's home-use device label e-submission rule
The FDA's proposed rule requiring electronic submission of certain home-use medical device labels and package inserts to be ...Learn More
Gramercy's bone screw system wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics 510(k) clearance for its GEO bone screw system, which offers double sterile ...Learn More
If you don't like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less.
...Eric Shinseki, military leader
Temasek invests $800M in Verily Life Sciences
Singapore-based investment firm Temasek has acquired an undisclosed minority stake in Verily Life Sciences, a maker of ...Learn More
Bigfoot Biomedical gets boost from type 1 diabetes research fund
Milpitas, Calif.-based Bigfoot Biomedical, developer of the Smartloop automated insulin delivery system, has secured an ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $20M for Medrobotics
A round of equity financing involving 12 anonymous investors has brought in approximately $20 million for Raynham, ...Learn More
Axiomed obtains $1M in funding round
A round of equity funding involving three unnamed investors has pulled in $1 million for Axiomed, according to a filing with ...Learn More
New CEO named by RTI Surgical
Camille Farhat, former president and CEO of American Medical Systems, has been tapped to serve as CEO of RTI Surgical ...Learn More
Medtronic scores reimbursement win for leadless pacemaker
A ruling has been issued by the CMS to permit coverage with evidence development for the Micra Transcatheter Pacemaker ...Learn More
Medtronic's drug-coated balloon gets IDE from FDA
The FDA has given Medtronic an investigational device exemption to conduct a trial assessing the efficacy and safety of its ...Learn More
Digital surgery prototype unveiled to partners by Verb Surgical
Johnson & Johnson's joint venture with Verily Life Sciences, Verb Surgical, said Thursday its first digital surgery ...Learn More
FDA clears screw systems from DePuy Synthes
DePuy Synthes has obtained clearance from the FDA to market its VIPER and EXPEDIUM Fenestrated Screw Systems, which are ...Learn More
Implanet's spinal implant wins clearance from FDA, EU
The FDA has granted Implanet 510(k) clearance for its Jazz Frame spinal implant, a system of connectors designed for ...Learn More
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Every gain made by individuals or societies is almost instantly taken for granted.
...Aldous Huxley, writer
Abbott CEO announces plans, expectations for 2017
Abbott Laboratories will take a break from mergers, acquisitions and share buybacks this year and concentrate on debt ...Learn More
Abbott's $5.8B Alere merger receives clearance from EU
Abbott Laboratories' acquisition of Alere, valued at $5.8 billion, has obtained clearance from the European Commission ...Learn More
Offering could pull in $24.8M for InspireMD
An offering of Series C convertible preferred stock and stock purchase warrants could bring in $24.8 million for InspireMD, ...Learn More
Thermedical obtains $3M in funding round
A round of financing has pulled in $3 million for soft tissue ablation technology maker Thermedical. ...Learn More
Tender offer for Derma Sciences shares initiated by Integra Derma
A cash tender offer for all outstanding common and preferred shares of Derma Sciences has been initiated by Integra ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global arthroscopy market
A GlobalData report predicts the worldwide arthroscopy market will reach $5.73 billion by 2023 with a 4.6% compound annual ...Learn More
Leveraging existing technologies could drive Cancer Moonshot success
The use of existing lifesaving technologies, namely radiotherapy, big data and immunotherapy, can serve as a starting point ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Medtronic's drug-coated balloon
Data from two clinical study patient cohorts in Belgium and Asia showed positive results for Medtronic's In.Pact Admiral ...Learn More
EU OKs Neural Analytics' transcranial doppler ultrasound system
European regulators have given Neural Analytics CE mark approval for its Lucid M1 transcranial doppler ultrasound system, a ...Learn More
EU restores approval of Endologix's AFX and AFX2 stent grafts
European regulators have reinstated CE mark approval for Endologix's AFX and AFX2 endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm ...Learn More
Nothing is stronger than habit.
...Ovid, poet
Deal to acquire Valtech Cardio completed by Edwards Lifesciences
The cash-and-stock acquisition of Israel-based Valtech Cardio, valued at $340 million plus $350 million in potential ...Learn More
J&J eyes strategic deals for diabetes care units
Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said it is weighing a potential sale, operating partnerships, joint ventures and other ...Learn More
Israeli nitinol wire component maker acquired by Vention Medical
Lithotech Medical, an Israel-based maker of nitinol wire components, has been acquired by South Plainfield, N.J.-based ...Learn More
Intuitive Surgical expects slower growth in da Vinci surgical robot use
Intuitive Surgical said Tuesday changes in competitive factors and hospital trends will drive a slower year-over-year growth ...Learn More
Analysis predicts growth for hip, knee orthopedic surgical implants market
The global market for hip and knee orthopedic surgical implants will reach $33 billion by 2020 due to strong demand and ...Learn More
Trial of InVivo's neuro-spinal scaffold yields improvement in 6th patient
A patient in a study of InVivo Therapeutics' Neuro-Spinal Scaffold has demonstrated signs of improvement, transitioning from ...Learn More
AGTC teams up with Bionic Sight on optogenetic therapy development
Applied Genetic Technologies has reached a partnership with early-stage medtech firm Bionic Sight to create an optogenetic ...Learn More
FDA clears Prescient Surgical's wound retraction, protection system
Prescient Surgical, a San Carlos, Calif.-based surgical device spinout of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, has ...Learn More
EU OKs smaller version of Medtronic's directional atherectomy device
European regulators have given Medtronic CE mark approval for a 6 French version of its HawkOne directional atherectomy ...Learn More
BD's catheter system cleared by FDA for certain recurrent pleural effusions
The FDA has granted Becton Dickinson clearance to market its PleurX catheter system for use in treating patients with ...Learn More
Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.
...Laozi, philosopher
AdvaMedDx launches global effort to combat antimicrobial resistance
A global initiative aimed at increasing the use of diagnostic tests to fight antimicrobial resistance has been announced by ...Learn More
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...Read the AdvaMedDx news release about the global effort and view a list of companies, associations and stakeholders that are
Funding round pulls in $35M for Atlas Genetics
A round of Series D financing involving Johnson & Johnson Innovation-JJDC and other investors has brought in $35 million for ...Learn More
Offering brings in $19M for EnteroMedics
EnteroMedics on Monday announced the completion of an underwritten public offering of common stock, stock purchase warrants ...Learn More
Chief commercial officer named by Bioventus
John Nosenzo, senior vice president of global customer operations at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, has been tapped to serve ...Learn More
Goldberger resigns as Xtant Medical CEO, director
Dan Goldberger has stepped down as CEO of Xtant Medical and as a director of the company and its subsidiaries. ...Learn More
Donald Trump: Questions medtech needs to ask
From tax breaks to Obamacare repeal, medtech companies are likely due to experience major changes under President Donald ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for SI-Bone's iFuse Implant System
A study in the International Journal of Spine Surgery showed positive results for SI-Bone's iFuse Implant System, a ...Learn More
PathMaker, French research center partner on neuromodulation device trials
A partnership with France's Brain and Spine Institute has been announced by PathMaker Neurosystems to conduct human clinical ...Learn More
7D Surgical's image guided surgery system cleared by FDA, Canada
The FDA has given Toronto-based 7D Surgical clearance to market its Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery system, which ...Learn More
FDA clears Ethicon's 45-mm endocutter with gripping surface tech
The FDA has granted Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon 510(k) clearance for its Echelon Flex 45-mm endocutter with ...Learn More
Bone Index's next-gen osteoporosis diagnosis device wins FDA clearance
The second-generation Bindex point-of-care device model, developed by Bone Index for diagnosing osteoporosis, has been ...Learn More
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
...Rudyard Kipling, writer
Acquisition of Megadyne Medical announced by Ethicon
Megadyne Medical Products, an electrosurgical tools maker, has been acquired by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon ...Learn More
Plan to raise $8M in funding round dropped by Great Basin
Great Basin Scientific has filed to withdraw its planned round of equity financing aimed at raising $8 million, which would ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $7.2M for Minn. medtech startup
A round of Series A funding led by Venture Investors and Baird Capital has brought in $7.2 million for Eden Prairie, ...Learn More
Offering could pull in $4.5M for Amedica
A public offering of common stock and warrants has been priced by Salt Lake City-based Amedica in hopes of obtaining about ...Learn More
Interpace Diagnostics could obtain $4M in securities purchase deals
Interpace Diagnostics has entered into a registered direct offering and a private placement with three undisclosed ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global orthopedic devices market
A Market Research Engine report predicts the worldwide market for orthopedic devices will reach $47.5 billion by 2022 with a ...Learn More
Researchers use biomaterials to create scaffolds for bone healing
University of Helsinki researchers have come up with a technique that promotes regrowth of bones and settling of implants ...Learn More
Smart needle created by scientists to improve brain biopsy safety
Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have developed a smart needle that works with special computer ...Learn More
AdvaMed's Scott outlines group's priorities, goals for 2017
JC Scott, head of government affairs at AdvaMed, discusses the group's continuing effort to lobby for the permanent repeal ...Learn More
EU OKs ACT's esophageal cooling device for use with Stryker's system
European regulators have given Advanced Cooling Therapy CE mark approval for its Esophageal Cooling Device for use with the ...Learn More
My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.
...George Eliot, writer
Private placement pulls in $26.1M for ViewRay
A private placement of common stock and warrants led by Puissance Capital Management has brought in $26.1 million for ...Learn More
Promissory notes issuance announced by Xtant for interest payments
New convertible promissory notes have been issued by Xtant Medical to two investors to pay $67,145 in interest from some ...Learn More
Bovie Medical, ConMed reach global sales channel partnership deal
A global sales channel partnership agreement has been reached by Clearwater, Fla.-based Bovie Medical and Utica, N.Y.-based ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global sports medicine market
A Grand View Research report predicts the worldwide sports medicine market will see a 7.8% compound annual growth rate ...Learn More
Trial of next-gen balloon device launched by CardioFocus
A trial has been launched by CardioFocus to assess its next-generation HeartLight Excalibur, a balloon device, intended for ...Learn More
Study advances for InVivo Therapeutics' neurospinal scaffold
The 11th patient in a trial of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold has been enrolled by InVivo Therapeutics. ...Learn More
Next-gen app-based ultrasound device introduced by GE Healthcare
The Vscan Extend, a next-generation hand-held ultrasound device that comes with wireless capabilities to enable integration ...Learn More
FDA clears Precision Spine's anterior cervical interbody system
The FDA has given Parsippany, N.J.-based Precision Spine clearance to market its ShurFit ACIF 2C anterior cervical interbody ...Learn More
CyMedica's wireless muscle stimulation device wins FDA clearance
CyMedica Orthopedics has obtained clearance from the FDA to market its wireless muscle stimulation device called e-vive, ...Learn More
There are two ways of exerting one's strength: One is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
...Booker T. Washington, writer, educator and orator
Public offering could pull in $16.5M for EnteroMedics
An underwritten public offering of common stock, convertible preferred stock and stock purchase warrants has been priced by ...Learn More
Corindus boosts revenue outlook, unveils plans for year
Corindus Vascular Robotics said Tuesday it expects to see higher-than-previously-projected overall revenue this year in the ...Learn More
Hitachi to consolidate units into new advanced medtech, informatics entity
Hitachi said its subsidiaries Hitachi Aloka Medical America and Hitachi Medical Systems America will be consolidated into ...Learn More
DePuy Synthes, Aspect partner on bioprinted tissue device development
A bioprinted tissue device will be developed by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes for surgical knee meniscus ...Learn More
Interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular devices market poised for growth
A Research and Markets report predicts the worldwide market for interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular devices ...Learn More
Study: Seniors implanted with ICDs after cardiac events have high survival rate
A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found almost 80% of patients ages 65 and older who received an ...Learn More
Abbott's DRG neurostimulation system debuts in Europe
The Proclaim DRG Neurostimulation System, an implant that provides electric stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion to ...Learn More
FDA clears MindChild Medical's noninvasive fetal heart monitor
MindChild Medical has obtained clearance from the FDA to market its Meridian M110 noninvasive fetal heart monitor, a device ...Learn More
EU OKs blood flow monitor from Edwards Lifesciences
European regulators have given Edwards Lifesciences CE mark approval for its HemoSphere blood flow monitor, a hemodynamic ...Learn More
SpineGuard's DSG integration module wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given SpineGuard clearance to market its Dynamic Surgical Guidance integration module for use with Zavation's ...Learn More
Every time man makes a new experiment, he always learns more. He cannot learn less.
...R. Buckminster Fuller, architect and inventor
Funding round pulls in $4M for Femasys
A round of financing involving eight investors has brought in $4 million for Atlanta-based Femasys, according to a filing ...Learn More
POPS! Diabetes Care obtains $1.2M-plus in funding round
A round of seed financing has pulled in more than $1.2 million for Stillwater, Minn.-based POPS! ...Learn More
Compliance with Nasdaq's listing requirement regained by Interpace
Interpace Diagnostics has regained compliance with Nasdaq's $1-per-share minimum closing bid price requirement following a ...Learn More
Siemens Healthineers reaches MRI software partnership with Biogen
An agreement has been reached by Siemens Healthineers and Biogen to quantify key markers of multiple sclerosis disease ...Learn More
New president of Americas named by Zimmer Biomet
Robert Delp, former vice president of US sales at Zimmer Biomet, has been tapped to serve as president of the company's ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Abbott's DRG stimulation therapy
Three-month and 12-month data from a study in the journal Pain showed positive results for Abbott's dorsal root ganglion ...Learn More
New site added by InVivo Therapeutics for neurospinal scaffold study
InVivo Therapeutics has added the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque as a clinical site for the trial of its ...Learn More
Willow smart breast pump is standout at CES 2017
The Willow smart breast pump, a connected device that can be worn inside a nursing bra to allow mothers to pump breast milk ...Learn More
Medtronic's 34 mm TAVR system wins approval from EU
European regulators have granted Medtronic CE mark approval for its CoreValve Evolut R 34 mm transcatheter aortic valve ...Learn More
EU OKs Intact's endovascular system for post-below-knee PTA dissection repair
European regulators have given Intact Vascular CE mark approval for its Tack endovascular system for use in arterial ...Learn More
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...Leo Tolstoy, writer
Bio-Rad announces acquisition of RainDance Technologies
Bio-Rad Laboratories on Monday announced it reached an agreement to pay an undisclosed amount for RainDance Technologies, a ...Learn More
Trendlines Medical Singapore wins $1.55M grant for medtech investments
Trendlines Medical Singapore, a Trendlines Group unit that invests in early-stage medtech companies, has secured a grant ...Learn More
Report: Global CT market reached $4.9B in 2016
A Kalorama Information report found the worldwide computed tomography market reached $4.9 billion in 2016 due to more ...Learn More
Medtech takes a wait-and-see approach to ACA repeal
Some major medical device industry lobbying groups are staying mum for now about the expected repeal of the US Affordable ...Learn More
Study of Boston Scientific's heart device approved by CMS
Boston Scientific has obtained approval from the CMS for a randomized study of its Watchman left atrial appendage closure ...Learn More
Calif. hospital reports installation of Mazor's surgical guidance system
Mazor Robotics' Mazor X surgical guidance system has been installed at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas in California for ...Learn More
Safe Orthopaedics announces European launch of cervical cage bone substitute
A bone substitute has been launched in Europe by French medtech firm Safe Orthopaedics for its Walnut cervical cage. ...Learn More
Chinese firm debuts whole genome NGS-based test for healthy individuals
The HealthySeq, a whole genome next-generation sequencing-based liquid biopsy test that uses circulating extracellular ...Learn More
NICE announces delay to planned charges for device, drug appraisals
Plans to charge medical device, diagnostics and pharmaceutical companies fees of up to approximately $349,000 for every ...Learn More
Physio-Control issues warning on battery risks in AEDs
A notice has been issued by Physio-Control urging users of its LIFEPAK 1000 automated external defibrillators to immediately ...Learn More
The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul.
...Emma Goldman, activist and writer
CMS to cover therapeutic continuous glucose monitors
Therapeutic continuous glucose monitors that help patients make treatment decisions have been classified by the CMS as ...Learn More
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...Read the full statement from AdvaMed about the CMS coverage decision for therapeutic continuous glucose monitors.
Offering pulls in $7.9M for OtoNexus Medical
An equity offering has brought in $7.9 million for Seattle-based OtoNexus Medical Technologies, bringing the company closer ...Learn More
Qaelum NV signs tech integration partnership with Virtual Phantoms
Virtual Phantoms' VirtualDoseCT software for organ radiation dose measurement will be integrated into Qaelum NV's Dose ...Learn More
VisionCare's telescope implant gets IDE from FDA
The FDA has given VisionCare an investigational device exemption to conduct a clinical trial of its implantable miniature ...Learn More
Aurora Spine's patent for interspinous fusion implants receives US allowance
Carlsbad, Calif.-based Aurora Spine has obtained allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its patent ...Learn More
Abbott announces US launch of cardiac arrhythmia mapping devices
The EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system and Advisor FL Circular Mapping Catheter Sensor Enabled have been launched by ...Learn More
Discussion paper on lab-developed test regulation issued by FDA
A discussion paper has been released by the FDA to provide insights on how it intends to develop regulations for ...Learn More
FDA clears Whale Imaging's next-gen surgical imaging technology
Waltham, Mass.-based Whale Imaging announced it received clearance from the FDA to market its G-Arm B6 Duo, the ...Learn More
FujiFilm's UHF clinical ultrasound system wins clearance from Canada
Health Canada has granted FujiFilm VisualSonics clearance for its Vevo MD, an ultra-high-frequency clinical ultrasound ...Learn More
Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.
...Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US president
OrthoAccel gets $15M boost, announces management changes
A total of $15 million in proceeds has been raised by Bellaire, Texas-based OrthoAccel Technologies in a second round of ...Learn More
Financing round pulls in $6M for Clearwater Clinical
A round of Series A financing led by Whitecap Venture Partners has brought in $6 million for Ottawa, Ontario-based mobile ...Learn More
Medovex, AlfaMed sign distribution deal for DenerveX System
An agreement has been reached by Atlanta-based Medovex and Italian spine surgery equipment supplier AlfaMed to distribute ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global spinal fusion market
A GlobalData report predicts the worldwide spinal fusion market will hit $9 billion by 2023 with a 3.4% compound annual ...Learn More
Smith & Nephew's chief financial officer steps down
Julie Brown left her post Wednesday as chief financial officer and director of Smith & Nephew, the company ...Learn More
Data show positive results for sleep technologies from ResMed, EarlySense
A PricewaterhouseCoopers white paper showed the use of ResMed's myAir app for tracking continuous positive airway pressure ...Learn More
Next-gen surgical navigation system debuted by Royal Phillips
A next-generation hybrid operating room system that provides a 3D augmented-reality view of the external and internal ...Learn More
Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions announces launch of table lateral system
The Allen Advance Table Lateral System has been introduced by Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions as a complement to its Allen ...Learn More
AdvaMed praises Senate bill on medical device tax repeal
A bipartisan bill that would repeal the medical device tax through an amendment to the Internal Revenue Code was ...Learn More
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Final guidance on benefit-risk determinations for IDEs issued by FDA
A final guidance has been released by the FDA outlining the factors it weighs when making evaluations of risks and benefits ...Learn More
I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the nonsuccessful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard.
...Steve Jobs, entrepreneur
Integra LifeSciences to pay $204M for Derma Sciences
Integra LifeSciences has entered into an agreement to acquire tissue regeneration company Derma Sciences for approximately ...Learn More
POC Medical Systems gets $21M boost
A round of Series A financing led by BioVentures Investors has brought in $21 million for POC Medical Systems. ...Learn More
Avex obtains $7.6M in funding round
A round of funding has pulled in $7.6 million for Grand Junction, Colo.-based Avex, which intends to use the money to launch ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $1M for Supercraft3D
Supercraft3D, a startup that makes diagnostic imaging-based medical models, implants and surgical instruments using ...Learn More
Analysis predicts growth for global spine surgery market
A WiseGuyReports analysis predicts the worldwide spine surgery market will see a 5.49% compound annual growth rate through ...Learn More
Hologic names new regional president for EMEA, Canada
Jan Verstreken has been tapped to serve as regional president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Canada at Hologic. ...Learn More
Spinal Simplicity receives 6 new patents in 2016
Six new patents have been secured by Overland Park, Kan.-based Spinal Simplicity in 2016, bringing the company's total ...Learn More
Arterys' medical imaging analytics software cleared by FDA
The FDA has granted San Francisco-based Arterys 510(k) clearance for its Arterys Cardio DL medical imaging analytics ...Learn More
Teleflex's catheter tip placement device wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Teleflex clearance to market its Arrow VPS Rhythm Device with Optional TipTracker Technology. ...Learn More
SonaCare secures FDA clearance for updated prostate tissue ablation device
An updated version of the Sonablate device, developed by Charlotte, N.C.-based SonaCare Medical for focused ablation of ...Learn More
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...Louis L'Amour, writer
Mortara Instrument to be acquired by Hill-Rom in $330M deal
A $330 million agreement has been reached by Hill-Rom to acquire Mortara Instrument, a Milwaukee-based maker of diagnostic ...Learn More
Boston Scientific CEO forecasts earnings, sales growth for this year
Boston Scientific is expected to generate $300 million in structural heart product sales and see a "double-digit" increase ...Learn More
Varian Medical's board approves imaging components business spinout
The $200 million spinout of Varian Medical's imaging components business, Varex Imaging, has been approved by Varian's board ...Learn More
ALung Technologies gets $2.6M boost
A round of funding involving 36 anonymous investors has brought in $2.6 million for Pittsburgh-based ALung Technologies, ...Learn More
Brainlab invests in German robotic surgical startup
A round of Series A financing led by Brainlab has been completed by medineering, a German robotic surgical startup. ...Learn More
New executive VP of operations named by Amendia
Gary Maingot, who has 25 years of medical device industry experience, has been tapped to serve as executive vice president ...Learn More
InVivo Therapeutics adds new site for neurospinal scaffold study
Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I., has been added by InVivo Therapeutics as a new clinical site for the study of its ...Learn More
FDA clears HyperMed's hand-held diagnostic imaging device
HyperMed Imaging has obtained clearance from the FDA to market its HyperView, a hand-held diagnostic imaging device that ...Learn More
AdvaMed comments on FDA's plan to adopt global software guidance
AdvaMed has raised concerns about the FDA's plan to implement a draft International Medical Device Regulators Forum guidance ...Learn More
FDA, EU approve Orthofix's next-gen bone growth stimulators
The FDA has given Orthofix approval for its next-generation CervicalStim and SpinalStim bone growth stimulators, which are ...Learn More
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
...Nelson Mandela, activist and political leader
ConforMIS gets $50M boost, files shelf registration statement
A five-year agreement with specialty finance firm Oxford Finance has brought in $50 million in debt financing for Bedford, ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $25M for Ivantis
A round of Series C funding led by RA Capital Management has pulled in $25 million for Irvine, Calif.-based Ivantis. ...Learn More
Endotronix secures $12M loan
Debt financing worth $12 million from Silicon Valley Bank has been secured by Endotronix, which makes the Cordella Heart ...Learn More
Titan Spine obtains $1.5M in funding round
A round of equity financing involving nine anonymous investors has brought in $1.5 million for Titan Spine, according to a ...Learn More
CES 2017: Medical technologies you need to know
Companies used CES 2017 in Las Vegas to tout mobile health technologies ranging from game-based hand therapy for stroke ...Learn More
Illumina announces cancer genomic data partnerships with IBM, Royal Philips
Illumina on Monday said it reached two separate partnerships, one with Royal Philips to integrate the latter's IntelliSpace ...Learn More
New site added by InVivo Therapeutics for neurospinal scaffold trial
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Software security patch for cardiac devices offered by Abbott's St. Jude
Abbott Laboratories has provided a software patch to protect its St. ...Learn More
ResMed's connected CPAP device wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given ResMed 510(k) clearance for its AirMini, a small continuous positive airway pressure device that functions ...Learn More
FDA clears ivWatch's pediatric IV therapy monitoring device
The FDA has granted ivWatch 510(k) clearance for its Model 400 medical device for monitoring pediatric intravenous therapy. ...Learn More
EU OKs Globus Medical's robotic trajectory guidance, navigation system
European regulators have given Globus Medical CE mark approval for its Excelsius GPS, a robotic trajectory guidance and ...Learn More
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men of talent.
...Theodore Thornton Munger, minister
Pfizer, ICU Medical modify terms of Hospira Infusion Systems sale
Terms of a deal to sell Pfizer's Hospira Infusion Systems to ICU Medical have been revised to adjust the transaction's value ...Learn More
Hatteras Venture's 5th life sciences fund gets $150M-plus in capital
Hatteras Venture Partners has raised more than $150 million in capital for the Hatteras Venture Partners V fund, its fifth ...Learn More
Owlstone Medical gets $11.3M boost
A round of financing involving existing investors has pulled in approximately $11.3 million for Owlstone Medical, a UK-based ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $901K for Synaptive Medical
A round of equity financing involving six anonymous sources has brought in $901,256 for Synaptive Medical, according to a ...Learn More
Adaptive to partner with Amgen on NGS-based ALL assay
Adaptive Biotechnologies intends to develop and commercialize its clonoSEQ next-generation sequencing-based immune profiling ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for US implantable medical devices market
A Transparency Market Research report predicts the US market for implantable medical devices will reach $73.9 billion by ...Learn More
5 BCBS affiliates now cover Myriad's breast cancer test
Independence Blue Cross, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Blue Cross ...Learn More
Canada OKs hand-held scanner from Siemens Healthineers
Health Canada has given Siemens Healthineers approval for its Acuson P500 Frosk, a hand-held ultrasound unit that comes in a ...Learn More
FDA issues order to reclassify surgical mesh instruments
A final order has been issued by the FDA reclassifying surgical mesh instrumentation for treating female stress urinary ...Learn More
FDA to consider de novo petition for Claret's Sentinel CPS
The FDA's Circulatory System Devices Panel will meet Feb. ...Learn More
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
...Aldous Huxley, writer
Illumina's liquid biopsy startup seeks at least $1B in funding round
Illumina on Thursday said a round of Series B financing involving undisclosed private and strategic investors could pull in ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $21.5M for Exact Imaging
A round of Series C financing co-led by Lumira Capital and Vesalius Biocapital has brought in $21.5 million for Exact ...Learn More
Cereve secures $38M in financing round
Oakmont, Pa.-based Cereve, which makes the Cereve Sleep System for treating patients with insomnia, has raised $38 million ...Learn More
Intuity Medical receives $15M funding boost
A round of Series C funding has pulled in an additional $15 million for Intuity Medical, bringing the round's total proceeds ...Learn More
Private placement pulls in $7M for NeuroMetrix
A private placement involving 7,000 shares of Series E convertible preferred stock and stock purchase warrants has brought ...Learn More
Terumo signs Japanese distribution deal with Xenex
A deal has been reached by Terumo and Xenex to distribute Xenex's LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots in Japan. ...Learn More
EU patent issued to Implanet for JAZZ implant's universal tensioning system
The European Patent Office has granted France-based Implanet a patent for its JAZZ implant's universal tensioning system. ...Learn More
Canada approves Axonics' rechargeable Sacral Neuromodulation System
Health Canada has given Axonics Modulation Technologies approval for its rechargeable Sacral Neuromodulation System, which ...Learn More
Luminex's assay for antepartum GBS detection wins FDA clearance
Austin, Texas-based Luminex has obtained clearance from the FDA for its Aries Group B Streptococcus Assay for use in ...Learn More
Japan OKs Lombard's IntelliFlex delivery system for Aorfix stent graft
Lombard Medical has obtained approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its IntelliFlex Low ...Learn More
Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves.
...Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet and educator
$25B acquisition of St. Jude Medical completed by Abbott
Abbott Laboratories has completed its cash-and-stock acquisition of St. Jude Medical, valued at $25 billion, making St. ...Learn More
ConvaTec acquires EuroTec in $26.5M deal
EuroTec, a Dutch maker of ostomy systems and accessories, has been acquired by ConvaTec for approximately $26.5 million. ...Learn More
Silicon Valley Bank provides $3.7M loan package to Sphere Medical
A credit package worth about $3.7 million has been secured by Sphere Medical from Silicon Valley Bank, with half to be drawn ...Learn More
Report: Spinal, neurostimulation intervention products market poised for growth
A ReportBuyer report predicts the worldwide market for spinal and neurostimulation intervention products will reach $15.8 ...Learn More
Cleveland Clinic records deep brain stimulation surgery for stroke recovery
A patient at the Cleveland Clinic was the first to undergo deep brain stimulation surgery using Boston Scientific's Vercise ...Learn More
SGS compliance certification granted to Medovex's DenerveX System
Switzerland-based multinational testing and certification company SGS has awarded Medovex a certification of compliance for ...Learn More
Cook Medical's hybrid guide wire for urology reaches market
The Motion two-in-one hybrid guide wire has been launched by Bloomington, Ind.-based Cook Medical for use in urology ...Learn More
FDA clears blood volume algorithm-based device from Flashback
The FDA has given Flashback Technologies de novo clearance to market a device using its Compensatory Reserve Index ...Learn More
Draft guidance on 510(k) submissions for bone anchors issued by FDA
Draft guidance has been released by the FDA to update its 1996 guidelines on 510(k) submissions for bone-anchor devices, ...Learn More
EU OKs Global Kinetics' next-gen Parkinson's monitoring system
European regulators have given Global Kinetics CE mark approval for its second-generation Parkinson's KinetiGraph system, an ...Learn More
Everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself.
...Leo Tolstoy, writer
Interventional Spine assets acquired by DePuy Synthes
A purchase and development agreement has been reached by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes to acquire ...Learn More
Funding round stretched by Intact Vascular to $46M
Three investors in a round of Series B financing have exercised their right to invest additional capital in Intact Vascular, ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in about $178K for Titan Spine
A round of Series B financing involving nine investors has brought in $178,043 for Titan Spine, a filing with the SEC ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global surgical navigation systems market
A report by MarketResearchReports predicts the worldwide market for surgical navigation systems will see a 7.04% compound ...Learn More
New CEO named by Titan Medical
David McNally, former president, CEO and chairman of the board of Domain Surgical, has been tapped to serve as CEO of ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Augmenix's SpaceOAR system
Data from a Phase III clinical trial published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics showed ...Learn More
Advanced patient monitoring technologies debuted by Masimo in India
Advanced patient monitoring technologies Rad-97 Pulse-CO Oximeter and Next Generation SedLine Brain Function Monitoring have ...Learn More
AdvaMed lauds bill on medical device tax repeal
The Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017, which was introduced Tuesday in the House of Representatives and would ...Learn More
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FDA's device center implements earlier posting of device recall information
The FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health began releasing information Tuesday on its Medical Device Recalls ...Learn More
Hologic gets premarket approval from FDA for HIV-1 quantitative test
The FDA has given Hologic premarket approval for its Aptima HIV-1 Quant test, a quantitative nucleic acid amplification test ...Learn More
Making mistakes is the privilege of the active -- of those who can correct their mistakes and put them right.
...Ingvar Kamprad, business magnate
St. Jude Medical acquisition to be completed by Abbott this week
Abbott Laboratories said its acquisition of St. Jude Medical, valued at $25 billion, will be completed Wednesday. ...Learn More
Apollo Endosurgery finalizes reverse merger deal with Lpath
Austin, Texas-based medtech company Apollo Endosurgery has gone public after completing its reverse merger agreement with ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $5M for Trice Medical
A round of debt financing has brought in $5 million for Trice Medical, bringing the company closer to its $6.3 million goal, ...Learn More
NeuroVasc Technologies gets $1M boost
A round of financing involving three unnamed investors has pulled in $1 million for Laguna Hills, Calif.-based NeuroVasc ...Learn More
Report: Surgical equipment market poised for growth
The surgical equipment market will reach $20.3 billion by 2025 with a compound annual growth rate of more than 7%, according ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global remote patient monitoring device market
A Research and Markets report predicts the worldwide market for remote patient monitoring devices will hit $1.9 billion in ...Learn More
Public to get early warnings about medical devices
The FDA will start providing the public with early warnings about medical devices that may be causing adverse events, under ...Learn More
First transcatheter tricuspid valved stent implantation recorded by NaviGate
A patient at the Cleveland Clinic was the first to undergo implantation using NaviGate Cardiac Structures' GATE tricuspid ...Learn More
Verily partners with Nikon unit on retinal imaging technologies
Verily and Nikon subsidiary Optos have partnered to develop machine learning-enabled retinal imaging technologies for ...Learn More
Benefit-risk guidance for medical device decisions finalized by FDA
A final guidance has been released by the FDA outlining benefit-risk factors for making decisions on medical device ...Learn More
FDA releases order to reclassify pedicle screw systems
The FDA has issued a final order reclassifying pedicle screw systems that work as an adjunct to fusion procedures from Class ...Learn More
Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.
...Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet
Intarcia Therapeutics gets $206M boost
The second part of a Series EE equity financing has brought in $206 million for Boston-based Intarcia Therapeutics, ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $16.7M for Minerva Surgical
A round of funding involving 18 unnamed investors has brought in $16.7 million for Redwood City, Calif.-based Minerva ...Learn More
Boston Scientific challenge targets data analytics innovations in health care
Boston Scientific is calling on startups that use data analytics for patient care and health care efficiency optimization to ...Learn More
Analysis predicts growth for lumbar spine fusion market
A Market Report Worlds analysis predicts the global lumbar spine fusion market will see substantial growth through 2020 due ...Learn More
VIDA partners with OneMedNet on medical imaging data exchange
A partnership has been reached by precision pulmonary imaging firm VIDA Diagnostics and image exchange services provider ...Learn More
Apama Medical working on radiofrequency-balloon combo system for AFib
The Apama RF balloon catheter system, composed of a balloon, an RF generator and a sheath, is being developed by Apama ...Learn More
NanoVibronix's ultrasound-based wound device cleared by Canada
Canadian regulators have granted Elmsford, N.Y.-based NanoVibronix clearance to market its WoundShield, a patch-based device ...Learn More
Japan OKs NuVasive's lateral interbody fusion instruments reclassification
NuVasive's request for reclassification of its dilator and associated components used in the eXtreme Lateral Interbody ...Learn More
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We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
...Stevie Wonder, singer and songwriter
$300M credit deal reached by Myriad Genetics
A credit agreement has been secured by Myriad Genetics for a revolving credit facility in a principal amount of $300 ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $40M for Femasys
A round of funding led by Salem Partners has brought in $40 million for Georgia-based medtech company Femasys. ...Learn More
Securities purchase deal could bring in $7M for NeuroMetrix
A definitive securities purchase agreement involving 7,000 shares of Series E convertible preferred stock, as well as stock ...Learn More
MiMedx's EpiFix allograft scores reimbursement win from Aetna
The use of MiMedx's EpiFix nonviable cellular amniotic membrane allograft for soft tissue regeneration has been classified ...Learn More
Breathalyzer created by researchers for diagnosis of 17 diseases
A compact breathalyzer has been developed by a team of researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology to allow ...Learn More
Whitaker: Congress should prioritize medical device tax repeal
Permanent repeal of the medical device tax should be among the incoming Congress' top priorities next year as part of its ...Learn More
Lateral plating system from Precision Spine wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Precision Spine 510(k) clearance for its AccuFit Plate, a low-profile titanium plating system intended for ...Learn More
EU OKs pain relief device from Avacen Medical
European regulators have given Avacen Medical CE mark approval for its Avacen 100 for use in treating patients with ...Learn More
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.
...Francis Bacon, philosopher and statesman
US antitrust regulators approve Abbott's $25B purchase of St. Jude Medical
Abbott Laboratories has received approval from the US Federal Trade Commission to go ahead with its acquisition of St. ...Learn More
Kubota to create ophthalmology joint venture with SBI Holdings
An agreement has been reached by Japanese companies Kubota Pharmaceutical Holdings and SBI Holdings to create a joint ...Learn More
Temporary hold on AFX system shipments announced by Endologix
Shipments of the AFX Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm system have been halted by Endologix while the company works to ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for US surgical navigation systems market
A Technavio report predicts the US market for surgical navigation systems will see a nearly 6% compound annual growth rate ...Learn More
Canada OKs trabeculotomy system from Sight Sciences
Health Canada has given Menlo Park, Calif.-based Sight Sciences approval for its TRAB 360 trabeculotomy system, which is ...Learn More
Avinger's imaging console wins FDA clearance
The FDA has granted Avinger clearance to market its Lightbox L250 imaging console, a device that facilitates atherectomy ...Learn More
Guidance on cybersecurity management in medical devices issued by FDA
A final guidance has been released by the FDA outlining recommendations for identifying and addressing postmarket cyber ...Learn More
FDA reclassifies Concentric Medical's mechanical thrombectomy devices
The Trevo ProVe and XP ProVue retrievers, developed by Stryker subsidiary Concentric Medical for use in mechanical ...Learn More
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...Antoine de Saint-Exupery, writer and aviator
S. Korea orders sale of Abbott's vessel closure device assets
Abbott Laboratories has been ordered by the South Korean Fair Trade Commission to sell its vessel closure device business to ...Learn More
EnteroMedics' board announces 1-for-70 reverse stock split
A 1-for-70 reverse stock split has been declared by EnteroMedics' board of directors effective Wednesday, a move by the ...Learn More
Derriston Capital to list on London stock market, eyes medtech acquisition
A new medical technology venture, Derriston Capital, will be listed on the London stock market on Thursday after obtaining ...Learn More
Royal Philips unit to purchase assets from iCAD for $3.2M
Nashua, N.H.-based iCAD has reached a $3.2 million deal to sell its VersaVue software and DynaCAD breast and prostate ...Learn More
Hospira teams up with Iatric on IV-EMR interoperability
Hospira is partnering with Iatric Systems to make Hospira's smart infusion devices interoperable with Iatric's Accelero ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Presbia's optical lens
Data from a US pivotal clinical trial involving 421 participants showed positive results for Presbia's Flexivue Microlens in ...Learn More
China OKs wound closure device from ZipLine Medical
The China Food and Drug Administration has given Campbell, Calif.-based ZipLine Medical approval to market its Zip Surgical ...Learn More
FDA to host workshop on acute ischemic stroke devices registry
A public workshop has been scheduled for Feb. 2 by the FDA to discuss a proposed registry for acute ischemic stroke devices. ...Learn More
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
...Marie Curie, physicist and chemist
Varian Medical to pay $276M for PerkinElmer's imaging business
Varian Medical Systems has entered into an agreement to acquire PerkinElmer's medical imaging business for $276 million, ...Learn More
2-for-1 stock split wins approval from Integra LifeSciences shareholders
A 2-for-1 stock split, as well as a boost from 60 million to 240 million shares of stock, has been approved by Integra ...Learn More
Australia backs development of Analytica's urinary incontinence system
The Australian government has awarded medtech firm Analytica tax incentives worth approximately $861,000 to support research ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global ultrasound device market
An Allied Market Research report predicts the worldwide market for ultrasound devices will hit approximately $10.48 million ...Learn More
NHS approves funding for Second Sight's retinal prosthesis system
Second Sight Medical's Argus II retinal prosthesis system, which uses electrical stimulation to elicit visual perception in ...Learn More
CT/NG assay expands Roche's Cobas 6800/8800 testing capabilities
The Cobas CT/NG, a CE-IVD-cleared test designed for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, has ...Learn More
AdvaMed raises concerns about India's plan to cap stent prices
A recent decision by India's Department of Pharmaceuticals to put drug-eluting stents and bare metal stents under Drugs ...Learn More
FDA's device center shares publication priorities for 2017 guidelines
Publication of four draft guidance documents and 12 final guidances are among the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological ...Learn More
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Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer your goal.
...Elbert Hubbard, writer
Public offering brings in $26.5M for NeuroMetrix
A public offering of common stock and warrants has brought in $26.5 million for NeuroMetrix, maker of the Quell wearable ...Learn More
B. Braun, Trendlines unit reach investment, cooperation agreement
Milestone Scientific gets $3M boost
An offering of common stock and warrants has pulled in $3 million for Milestone Scientific, maker of the Compu-Flo ...Learn More
Bayer enters companion Dx partnership with Leica Biosystems
Bayer has reached an agreement with Leica Biosystems to co-develop an immunohistochemistry- and RNAscope-based companion ...Learn More
Study advances for InVivo Therapeutics' neurospinal scaffold
The 10th patient in a trial of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold has been enrolled by InVivo Therapeutics. ...Learn More
Statlife's breast density assessment software cleared by FDA
The DenSeeMammo breast density assessment software, developed by Statlife to deliver a standardized and automatic breast ...Learn More
Masimo's pulse oximetry device wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Masimo 510(k) clearance for its TFA-1 Single-Patient-Use Adhesive Forehead Sensor for monitoring patients ...Learn More
FDA clears brachytherapy device from Salutaris Medical Devices
Tucson, Ariz.-based Salutaris Medical Devices has obtained clearance from the FDA for its SMD-Sr90-DA Radionuclide ...Learn More
Decide ... whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.
...Amelia Earhart, aviator
Acelity to sell regenerative medicine unit to Allergan for $2.9B
Allergan will acquire Acelity's regenerative medicine unit, LifeCell, in an all-cash deal valued at $2.9 billion, the ...Learn More
Stryker plans $130M corporate campus in Mich.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. ...Learn More
Agilent Technologies to pay $71M for Multiplicom
Agilent Technologies has reached an approximately $71 million all-cash deal to acquire Belgian molecular diagnostic company ...Learn More
TransEnterix enters $25M stock purchase deal with Chicago investor
A three-year purchase agreement involving up to $25 million worth of stock has been signed by TransEnterix with ...Learn More
Janssen's Cellsearch business, assets to be acquired by Menarini-Silicon
An agreement has been reached by Italy-based Menarini-Silicon Biosystems to acquire assets and business associated with the ...Learn More
New chief medical officer named by ResMed
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First procedure using MIA implant recorded by Micro Interventional
A patient at the Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Clinic in Lithuania was the first to undergo implantation using ...Learn More
Animas' OneTouch Vibe Plus wins approval from FDA, Canada
The FDA has granted Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Animas approval for its OneTouch Vibe Plus insulin pump and continuous ...Learn More
Medical Device Complaints, MDRs & Reports Workshop
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A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
...James Joyce, writer
Lombard Medical partners with MicroPort Orthopedics, gets $15M boost
Lombard Medical and Chinese medtech firm MicroPort Orthopedics have reached a partnership deal to advance commercialization ...Learn More
Zimmer Biomet exec discusses company's growth strategy in spine market
Zimmer Biomet intends to expand its foothold in the spine space by leveraging the reputation it has earned in hip and knee ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $10.5M for Providence Medical
A round of equity financing led by MVM Life Science Partners has brought in $10.5 million for Walnut Creek, Calif.-based ...Learn More
Offering could bring in $1.7M for Interpace Diagnostics
A direct offering of common stock and warrants involving a single institutional investor could pull in approximately $1.7 ...Learn More
New execs for public affairs, alliance development named by AdvaMed
Greg Crist, former public affairs executive at the American Health Care Association, has been tapped by AdvaMed to serve as ...Learn More
How Proto Labs is helping the blind to see -- with their tongues
Middleton, Wis.-based Wicab is ramping up production of its BrainPort "oral electronic vision device." Quick-turn ...Learn More
Halt Medical's Acessa System wins reimbursement from BCBS of S.C.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina has agreed to provide coverage for procedures using the Acessa System, a device ...Learn More
Novocure's glioblastoma therapy device secures approval in Japan
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has granted Novocure approval for its Optune tumor-treating fields ...Learn More
Combo product postmarket safety reporting rule finalized by FDA
A final rule has been released by the FDA to establish requirements for postmarket safety reporting for combination products ...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
I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed, and had done the very best you could.
...Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady, diplomat and activist
India approves Abbott's $25B acquisition of St. Jude Medical
Abbott Laboratories' proposed acquisition of St. ...Learn More
DOD taps Carestream Health for $571M radiology supplies contract
The Department of Defense has awarded Carestream Health a $571 million contract to provide the department with radiology ...Learn More
Intrinsic Therapeutics obtains $17.9M in funding round
A round of equity financing involving 18 anonymous sources has brought in $17.9 million for Intrinsic Therapeutics, ...Learn More
Offering could pull in $3M for Milestone Scientific
An offering of common stock and warrants has been priced by Livingston, N.J.-based Milestone Scientific in hopes of ...Learn More
Executive chairman named by Arthrosurface
Joe Darling, former chief operating officer at Interventional Spine, has been tapped to serve as executive chairman of ...Learn More
QT Vascular's drug-coated balloon gets IDE from FDA
The FDA has given QT Vascular an investigational device exemption to conduct a 585-patient, 50-site US trial of its ...Learn More
Sarcoma FISH probes unveiled by Oxford Gene Technology
Oxford Gene Technology has launched three products under its range of Cytocell Aquarius sarcoma fluorescence in situ ...Learn More
Commentary: Utah needs device tax repeal to bolster economy, patient care
Medtech investments in Utah have strengthened the state's economy and the industry's innovation ecosystem since the ...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
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying ... that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
...Alexander Pope, poet
Bio-Techne, others acquire minority stake in Astute Medical for $43M
Astute Medical has secured a $43 million minority stake investment from Bio-Techne and some of its existing investors. ...Learn More
Grifols plans debt refinancing after finalizing $1.85B Hologic deal
Grifols intends to refinance its debt upon completion of its $1.85 billion acquisition of Hologic's stake in their ...Learn More
Roche ends sequencing tech development deal with Pacific Biosciences
A development, commercialization and licensing agreement with Pacific Biosciences has been terminated by Roche, effective ...Learn More
New Sanovas unit debuted to prevent hospital-acquired infections
Sanovas on Wednesday announced the launch of subsidiary SteriView, and the SteriView instrument inspection and infection ...Learn More
Sphere Medical names blood gases monitor distributor in Spain
Proyectos Hospitalarios Internacional has been tapped by medical diagnostics device manufacturer Sphere Medical to ...Learn More
Data show positive results for EnteroMedics' weight-loss device
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Prefillable glass syringe debuted by Becton Dickinson
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NICE, FDA collaborate on program to speed up patient access to medtech
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St. Jude's heart-mapping tools win FDA clearance
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EU OKs IV product line from ClearLine
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Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
...Eugene Ionesco, playwright
Grifols to pay $1.85B for Hologic's stake in blood screening business
Hologic has reached an all-cash agreement with Grifols to sell its stake in their blood screening joint venture, which ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $1.1M for GI Dynamics
A sale of CHESS depositary interests has brought in approximately $1.1 million for GI Dynamics, which intends to use the ...Learn More
Siemens plans $300M expansion of Mass. manufacturing facility
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Fresenius Kabi, Terumo reach exclusive distribution deal
A five-year exclusive distribution agreement has been reached by Fresenius business group Fresenius Kabi and Terumo ...Learn More
RTI Surgical names interim CEO
Robert Jordheim, executive vice president and chief financial officer at RTI Surgical, has been tapped to serve as interim ...Learn More
New board member named by Orthofix
Alexis Lukianov, who has held senior executive positions at Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics and Medtronic Sofamor Danek, has ...Learn More
Providence Medical illustrates novel tissue sparing PCF technique in paper
A paper has been published in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience by spinal fusion device maker Providence Medical ...Learn More
Advanced bone allograft debuted by Zimmer Biomet
The PrimaGen Advanced Allograft, an allogeneic bone graft substitute intended for use in tissue repair, reconstruction, ...Learn More
LifeScan's BGM system cleared by FDA for integration with WellDoc platform
The FDA has granted Johnson & Johnson unit LifeScan clearance for the wireless integration of its OneTouch Verio Flex blood ...Learn More
Clarius' wireless ultrasound scanners win FDA clearance
The FDA has given Clarius Mobile Health 510(k) clearance for its C3 and L7 Clarius Wireless Ultrasound Scanners, which ...Learn More
The Digital MedTech Conference
March 2 | San Francisco, Calif.Bringing together leading experts and innovators from across the industry, this one-day event ...Learn More
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
...W.H. Auden, poet
A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.
...Robert Oxton Bolt, screenwriter and playwright
Intuitive Surgical's share repurchase program raised to $3B
Intuitive Surgical on Tuesday said the authorized share repurchase amount under its buyback program has been increased by ...Learn More
Offering pulls in $1B-plus for Zimmer Biomet
An offering of Euro-dominated senior unsecured notes brought in more than $1 billion for Zimmer Biomet. ...Learn More
Pulsar Vascular acquired by Codman Neuro
Pulsar Vascular, maker of the PulseRider device for brain aneurysm treatment, has been acquired by Johnson & Johnson unit ...Learn More
Deal to acquire Neovasc's assets finalized by Boston Scientific
The $75 million all-cash acquisition of a 15% equity stake in Neovasc and certain assets of the company's advanced ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global orthopedic trauma fixation market
A Persistence Market Research report predicts the worldwide orthopedic trauma fixation market will hit $9.4 billion by 2020 ...Learn More
Study shows promising results for Cook Medical's iliac branch device
A 140-patient, seven-site study published in the Journal of Endovascular Therapy showed promising results for Cook Medical's ...Learn More
FDA OKs Levl's breath technology weight-loss device
The FDA has given GM Nameplate spinout Levl approval to release its breath technology weight-loss device to the market as a ...Learn More
21st Century Cures Act signed into law
The 21st Century Cures Act, a $6.3 billion legislative package designed to speed approval of medical devices and drugs and ...Learn More
Final guidance on medical device "emerging signals" issued by FDA
A final guidance has been released by the FDA to establish the policy for giving public warnings on "emerging signals" for ...Learn More
FDA clears endoscopic device from Lumendi
The FDA has given Lumendi clearance to market its DiLumen, which is designed to facilitate surgical treatment of colon ...Learn More
PMA Submissions Workshop
March 2-3 | Irvine, Calif.Completing the MTLI set of interactive submissions workshops, senior industry experts and FDA ...Learn More
A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.
...Robert Oxton Bolt, screenwriter and playwright
Funding round pulls in $1M for StimMed
A round of financing has brought in $1 million for Buffalo, N.Y.-based medical device startup StimMed, which makes a sock ...Learn More
New AdvaMed sector to focus on digital health
AdvaMed on Monday announced the launch of AdvaMed Digital, a sector within its organization that focuses on digital health ...Learn More
Medovex's IV suspension system assets sold to Skytron
Atlanta-based medtech portfolio firm Medovex has completed the sale of its Streamline IV suspension system assets to ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global orthopedic devices market
A Market Research Engine report predicts the worldwide market for orthopedic devices will hit $47.5 billion by 2022 with a ...Learn More
Alphatec announces changes in management
Terry Rich, former president of upper extremities at Wright Medical Group, has been tapped to serve as CEO and board member ...Learn More
IBM Watson tapped for health care cybercrime watch
The Watson for Cyber Security beta program has launched to help prevent crime in finance, health care and more. ...Learn More
Humana to cover Exact Sciences' colon cancer screening test
Humana has agreed to cover the Cologuard colon cancer screening test from Exact Sciences beginning Jan. 1. ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for Glaukos' trabecular micro-bypass stent
A study in the Journal of Glaucoma showed positive results for Glaukos' iStent trabecular micro-bypass stent in treating ...Learn More
CerebroScope working on device for sensing injury-induced brain waves
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FDA labels Centurion's catheter recall as Class I
A recall initiated by Centurion involving 1,000 of its convenience kits that contain Multi-Med single lumen catheters has ...Learn More
ISO issues new standard for small-bore connectors
A new standard known as ISO 80369-7 has been released by the International Organization for Standardization for small-bore ...Learn More
When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.
...Euripides, playwright
Becton Dickinson to build $22.3M R&D center in Ireland
Becton Dickinson said it intends to spend $22.3 million to build a research and development center of excellence in ...Learn More
Samara Capital invests $25M in Indian stent maker
Definitive agreements have been signed by private equity firm Samara Capital Partners Fund II to acquire a significant stake ...Learn More
Offering could pull in $16.1M for Iridex
An offering of 1.15 million shares has been priced by Mountain View, Calif.-based Iridex in hopes of obtaining approximately ...Learn More
General manager of process innovation, development named by SeaSpine
William Rhoda has been tapped to serve as general manager of process innovation and development at SeaSpine, a position just ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global kyphosis market
A Market Research Future report predicts the worldwide kyphosis market will see an 11.4% compound annual growth rate through ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Seno Medical's opto-acoustic tech
Data from two analyses of a postmarket study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showed positive results ...Learn More
Connected metered-dose inhaler debuted by Cohero Health, H&T Presspart
A connected metered-dose inhaler has been launched by Cohero Health and H&T Presspart to improve the care and medication ...Learn More
Repeal of medical device tax expected under Trump administration
President-elect Donald Trump and the incoming Republican-led Congress are likely to eliminate the medical device tax as part ...Learn More
Actuated Medical's TubeClear system gains additional FDA clearance
The FDA has given Actuated Medical additional clearance for its TubeClear therapy system for use in decompression tubes with ...Learn More
FDA clears proton therapy system from ProNova Solutions
The FDA has given Provision Healthcare subsidiary ProNova Solutions 510(k) clearance for its SC360 proton therapy system, ...Learn More
IDE Submissions Workshop
March 1 | Irvine, Calif.During this interactive workshop, FDA staff (invited) and industry experts will lead you through the ...Learn More
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Edwards details strategy for transcatheter mitral, tricuspid device pipeline
Edwards Lifesciences on Thursday unveiled its multipronged strategy for advancing its transcatheter mitral and tricuspid ...Learn More
J&J Innovation, HAX form health hardware accelerator program
Johnson & Johnson Innovation has partnered with China-based accelerator and hardware investor HAX to establish a four-month ...Learn More
Singulex, Thermo Fisher reach license, supply agreement
A license and supply deal has been reached by Singulex and Thermo Fisher Scientific to provide Singulex with access to ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global minimally invasive spine surgery market
A ResearchMoz report predicts the worldwide minimally invasive spine surgery market will see a 7.57% compound annual growth ...Learn More
Siemens Healthineers appoints new vice president
Matt Hoffman has been tapped to serve as vice president of interventional radiology and advanced therapies sales management ...Learn More
Interim chief financial officer named by InVivo Therapeutics
Melanie Morel-Ferris has been appointed interim chief financial officer at InVivo Therapeutics effective Jan. 2. ...Learn More
Aetna agrees to cover Interpace Diagnostics' thyroid assay
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A patient at Duke University was the first to undergo a magnetic scarless robotic gallbladder surgery using Levita ...Learn More
Exact Imaging's micro-ultrasound platform wins FDA clearance
Exact Imaging has obtained clearance from the FDA to market its ExactVu micro-ultrasound system, which is intended for ...Learn More
EU OKs full-body MR-conditional labeling for St. Jude's SCS system
European regulators have given St. ...Learn More
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Abbott files lawsuit to stop $5.8B Alere merger
A complaint has been filed by Abbott Laboratories in the Delaware Chancery Court to stop its $5.8 billion acquisition of ...Learn More
Acelity drops plans to go public
Acelity, a San Antonio-based company that markets advanced wound care systems and tissue implants, has filed to withdraw its ...Learn More
Imaging unit spinoff to transfer $200M to Varian Medical
Varex Imaging, the imaging components spinoff of Varian Medical Systems, will provide Varian with about $200 million in a ...Learn More
Medtronic enters data integration partnership with Fitbit
A partnership has been reached by Medtronic and Fitbit to integrate data from Medtronic's iPro2 continuous glucose ...Learn More
Illumina names new senior VP, chief financial officer
Sam Samad has been tapped to serve as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Illumina effective Jan. 6. ...Learn More
Rivanna receives notices of allowance for patents in US, Japan
The US Patent and Trademark Office has sent two notices of allowance to Rivanna Medical for patent applications for its ...Learn More
FDA, EU clear diabetes management device from Voluntis
The FDA has given Voluntis clearance to market its Insulia Diabetes Management Companion, a prescription-only device that ...Learn More
Baxter announces launch of infusion safety management system
The Sigma Spectrum Safety Management System, which is designed for mitigating infusion pump programming risks, has been ...Learn More
Senate votes to approve 21st Century Cures Act
The 21st Century Cures Act, which would expedite the regulatory process for medical devices and drugs, cleared the Senate by ...Learn More
FDA expands use of Abiomed's Impella CP heart pump
The FDA has given Abiomed an expanded indication for its Impella CP heart pump for use in high-risk percutaneous coronary ...Learn More
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You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
...Dale Carnegie, writer and motivational speaker
Abyrx gets $10M boost, expands license agreement with Bezwada
A round of equity financing has pulled in $10 million for Abyrx, which intends to use the proceeds to advance pipeline ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $3.5M for ClearLight Diagnostics
A round of Series B financing has brought in $3.5 million for ClearLight Diagnostics. ...Learn More
Gordian Surgical obtains $2.25M in funding round
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Teva unit, NantHealth reach exclusive reseller agreement
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries subsidiary Oncotest-Teva has agreed to exclusively resell NantHealth's GPS Cancer molecular ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global biological implant market
A Grand View Research report predicts the worldwide market for biological implants will hit $9.8 billion by 2024 due to an ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Neovasc's transcatheter mitral valve
Data from a clinical trial presented at the annual ICI Meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel, showed positive results for Neovasc's ...Learn More
FDA, EU clear One Drop's mobile blood glucose monitoring system
The FDA has granted New York-based One Drop clearance to market its One Drop Chrome, a mobile blood glucose monitoring ...Learn More
Digital pressure transducers debuted by Centurion Medical
Centurion Medical Products has announced the launch of new digital pressure transducers for its Compass platform. ...Learn More
EU expands approval for Medtronic's Endurant II/IIs stent graft
European regulators have given Medtronic expanded CE mark approval for its Endurant II/IIs stent graft for use with the ...Learn More
FDA clears total hip system from Kyocera Medical
The FDA has granted Japan-based Kyocera Medical clearance to market its Initia total hip system. ...Learn More
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The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.
...Charles de Lint, writer
Creo Medical gets $25.4M boost, to begin trading on AIM
UK-based Creo Medical has secured approximately $25.4 million in a conditional placement of shares and will begin trading ...Learn More
OrthoSpace obtains $7M in financing round
A round of financing involving Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Smith & Nephew and other investors has brought in $7 million ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $15M for Metabolon
A round of funding involving Essex Woodlands has pulled in $15 million for Metabolon, which received an initial investment ...Learn More
SystemOne partners with Daktari on connected diagnostics
A development and license agreement has been reached by SystemOne and Daktari Diagnostics to provide local health care ...Learn More
Roche reaches marketing agreement with Good Start Genetics
Roche Diagnostics has agreed to market Good Start Genetics' GeneVu carrier screening test in combination with its Harmony ...Learn More
Integra LifeSciences appoints new executives
Robert Davis Jr., who has over 25 years of medtech industry experience, has been promoted to corporate vice president and ...Learn More
Researchers uncover hackable "fatal flaws" in defibrillators
Exploitable cybersecurity flaws that could be fatal were found in 10 different implantable medical devices, according to a ...Learn More
Trial begins for Biotronik's implantable heart monitor
The first patients in a multicenter, prospective, nonrandomized postmarket trial of the BioMonitor 2 heart monitor, which is ...Learn More
Real-time anemia monitoring system debuted by HemoCue
The HemoCue HealthTrender Anemia, a cloud-based solution designed for anemia screening and monitoring, has been launched by ...Learn More
FDA issues order to classify computerized post-concussion tests
ImPACT Applications' Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing device and other computerized tests for ...Learn More
EU OKs single-use colonoscope from Invendo Medical
European regulators have given Garden City, N.Y.-based Invendo Medical CE mark approval for its invendoscope SC200, a ...Learn More
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A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
...John Shedd, writer
Vascular Solutions to be acquired by Teleflex in $1B deal
Telefex has entered into an agreement to pay about $1 billion for Vascular Solutions, maker of devices for minimally ...Learn More
Boston Scientific to acquire Neovasc's assets for $75M
Boston Scientific has reached a deal to acquire Neovasc's advanced biological tissue business, which makes components for ...Learn More
Impel NeuroPharma gets $36M boost
A round of Series C financing involving life science-focused companies venBIO, Vivo Capital and 5AM Ventures has brought in ...Learn More
Placement pulls in $1.4M for Proteomics
A placement of 6 million shares has brought in $1.4 million for Proteomics International Laboratories, which plans to use ...Learn More
B. Braun, Omnicell partner on IV infusion, compounding management
A collaborative agreement has been reached by B. ...Learn More
Senseonics expands exclusive distribution deal with Roche
A deal allowing Roche Holding to exclusively distribute Senseonics' Eversense System, a long-term implantable continuous ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for tumor-tracking linear accelerator
A 29-patient Japanese study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America showed positive ...Learn More
Sanovas announces launch of subsidiary, sinus treatment system
The RegENT sinus treatment system, designed to deliver controlled drug delivery and regional anesthetization in sinus ...Learn More
Brazil further extends compliance deadline for new INMETRO ordinance
The deadline for complying with the INMETRO electronic safety certification requirements for certain medical device makers ...Learn More
FDA clears Nanowear's remote cardiac monitoring undergarment
The FDA has granted early-stage nanosensor technology developer Nanowear a Class II 510(k) clearance for its iPhone-based ...Learn More
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
...John Buchan, politician and writer


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