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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
The most important person is the one you are with in this moment.
...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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...Read the full statement from AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker urging Congress to swiftly repeal the medical device ta
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
Sometimes we have the dream but we are not ourselves ready for the dream. We have to grow to meet it.
...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
St. ...Learn More
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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...Read AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker's full statement on the introduction of legislation in the House to permanently
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
Your task is not to foresee the future, but to enable it.
...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
SmartBrief will not publish Monday
...In observance of Christmas, SmartBrief will not publish Monday. Publication will resume Tuesday.
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
Dr. ...Learn More
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
May 23-24 | Washington, D.C. ...Learn More
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
EnteroMedics announced positive results from a real-world assessment of patient data evaluating its Maestro vBloc therapy ...Learn More
Prefillable glass syringe debuted by Becton Dickinson
The BD Neopak 2.25 milliliter prefillable glass syringe has been launched by Becton Dickinson for use in high-volume ...Learn More
NICE, FDA collaborate on program to speed up patient access to medtech
The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence said Wednesday its Scientific Advice program will be involved in ...Learn More
St. Jude's heart-mapping tools win FDA clearance
St. ...Learn More
EU OKs IV product line from ClearLine
European regulators have given ClearLine MD CE mark approval for its ClearLine IV product line, designed to prevent air ...Learn More
Recalls from A to Z: Regulations, Decisions, Procedures, and Best Practices
March 29-30 | Washington, D.C.During this workshop you'll establish a clear understanding of how the regulatory affairs ...Learn More
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
Siemens Healthineers said it intends to invest $300 million on the expansion and upgrading of its Walpole, Mass., laboratory ...Learn More
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
A noninvasive, electrocardiogram-like device is being developed by Pittsburgh-based startup CerebroScope for use in tracking ...Learn More
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
Every child is an artist until he's told he's not an artist.
...John Lennon, singer and songwriter
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
Interpace Diagnostics has received a positive coverage policy decision from Aetna for its ThyraMir microRNA classifier test ...Learn More
First magnetic scarless robotic gallbladder surgery recorded by Levita
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
So many dreams at first seem impossible. And then they seem improbable. And then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
...Christopher Reeve, actor and director
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
Gordian Surgical, a portfolio company of Singapore-listed Trendlines, has raised $2.25 million in a round of financing led ...Learn More
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
2017 Latin America Compliance Conference
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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
11 Steps for Launching Your Corporate Mentoring Program and Keeping Your Millennials (webinar)
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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
Offering could pull in $6M for Genetic Technologies
An offering of depositary shares involving unnamed US institutional investors could bring in $6 million in gross proceeds ...Learn More
Mass. digital health firm acquired by BioTelemetry
Telcare Medical Supply, a Massachusetts-based digital health company that markets diabetes management tools, has been ...Learn More
Skyline Medical gets $2M boost
An offering of common stock and warrants has brought in $2 million in gross proceeds for Skyline Medical, maker of the ...Learn More
Propeller, Italian spirometer firm reach systems integration deal
A collaborative agreement has been reached by Propeller Health and Italy-based Medical International Research to allow the ...Learn More
New technology center opened by Agilent in Calif.
A $14.7 million technology center has been opened by Agilent Technologies in Folsom, Calif., to support its Intuvo 9000 Gas ...Learn More
Siemens, Northwell Health partnership yields data that might improve stroke care
New York-based Northwell Health is working with Siemens Healthineers to improve population health under a four-year ...Learn More
Cardiac Dimensions' mitral valve repair device gets IDE from FDA
Cardiac Dimensions has obtained an investigational device exemption from the FDA to conduct a pivotal trial of its Carillon ...Learn More
Becton Dickinson adopts new OS for automated drug-dispensing system
Becton Dickinson announced Thursday that its automated drug-dispensing Pyxis ES system is now using the Windows 10 Internet ...Learn More
Japan OKs reimbursement of Medtronic's TAVR system
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has given Medtronic reimbursement approval for its CoreValve Evolut R ...Learn More
FDA clears BrightWater's convertible nephroureteral stent system
BrightWater Medical has secured clearance from the FDA to market its ConvertX Nephroureteral Stent System, which is designed ...Learn More
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
...Leo Tolstoy, writer
Coloplast reaches $160M deal to acquire Comfort Medical
Coloplast on Wednesday announced it agreed to pay $160 million in cash to acquire Coral Springs, Fla.-based Comfort Medical, ...Learn More
Endonovo Therapeutics gets $5M boost
A round of funding involving an anonymous strategic investor has brought in $5 million for Los Angeles-based Endonovo ...Learn More
Trovagene reaches supply, distribution deal with Boreal Genomics
Trovagene and Boreal Genomics have agreed to co-develop urine and blood circulating tumor DNA assay kits for clinical ...Learn More
Report: Global hip, knee orthopedic surgical implant market poised for growth
A MarketResearchReports.biz report predicts the worldwide market for hip and knee orthopedic surgical implants will reach ...Learn More
Smith & Nephew appoints new chief financial officer
Graham Baker has been tapped to serve as chief financial officer at Smith & Nephew effective March 1. ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for Neuronix's Alzheimer's treatment system
A 131-patient, 10-site trial scheduled for presentation at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease meeting showed ...Learn More
IBM companies debut AI, deep learning imaging solutions
A number of artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies have been introduced by IBM companies Merge Healthcare ...Learn More
21st Century Cures Act clears House
The 21st Century Cures Act, which contains provisions designed to accelerate discovery and availability of medical devices ...Learn More
AdvaMed lauds Trump's pick for HHS secretary
House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, R-Ga., has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as HHS secretary ...Learn More
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EU OKs Abbott's hand-held blood testing system
European regulators have given Abbott CE mark approval for its i-Stat Alinity System, intended for measuring a variety of ...Learn More
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn't wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?
...Franz Kafka, writer
Medtronic enters integrated health solutions deal with Cleveland hospital
Medtronic has reached its first integrated health solutions agreement in the US, under which it will help operate the ...Learn More
Placement could pull in $7.64M for Ellex Medical Lasers
An institutional placement involving Petra Capital and Taylor Collison could bring in approximately $7.64 million for Ellex ...Learn More
Bio-Rad reaches partnership with Genetic Analysis
A partnership has been reached by Bio-Rad Laboratories and Norwegian clinical diagnostics firm Genetic Analysis under which ...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 Mazor Robotics
Yuval Yanai, who has 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, has been tapped to serve on the board of ...Learn More
Trial begins for Micell's drug-eluting absorbable polymer coronary stent
The first patient in a randomized, double-blind trial of the MiStent SES sirolimus eluting absorbable polymer coronary stent ...Learn More
New version of visual analysis, quantification system debuted by Royal Philips
The IntelliSpace Portal 9.0, which uses machine learning to facilitate radiological detection, diagnosis and follow-up ...Learn More
EU OKs less-invasive implant procedure for Medtronic's HVAD system
European regulators have given Medtronic CE mark approval for a less-invasive approach to implanting its HVAD system left ...Learn More
NeuroMetrix's pain relief device secures EU approval
European regulators have given NeuroMetrix CE mark approval to market its Quell wearable pain relief device. ...Learn More
Quidel's herpes, varicella assay wins FDA clearance
Quidel has obtained clearance from the FDA for its Solana HSV-1+2/VZV assay, which is designed for the detection and ...Learn More
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
...Alexander Graham Bell, scientist and inventor
Valtech Cardio to be acquired by Edwards Lifesciences for up to $690M
Edwards Lifesciences has reached a cash-and-stock agreement to acquire Israel-based valve repair and replacement device ...Learn More
ApiFix obtains $5M in funding round
A round of Series B financing led by B. ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $6M for Bovie Medical
A round of funding that included a secondary offering of 1.63 million shares has brought in $6 million in net proceeds for ...Learn More
GE, Boston Children's Hospital reach imaging partnership for pediatric diseases
GE Healthcare has partnered with Boston Children's Hospital to improve pediatric disease diagnosis and treatment through the ...Learn More
Tissue Regenix reaches deals for knee repair treatment distribution
Agreements have been signed by Tissue Regenix Group for the distribution of its OrthoPure XT knee repair treatment in ...Learn More
LG enters US medical imaging market with monitors, radiography device
LG Electronics has entered the US medical imaging device market with the introduction of a 27-inch surgical monitor, a ...Learn More
Adams simulations help diagnose knee problems
MSC's Adams, a multibody dynamics simulation solution, can provide the right insights to help get a better understanding of ...Learn More
Trial of Neovasc's replacement heart valve OK'd in Europe
Regulatory and ethics committee approval has been granted to Neovasc to conduct a 115-patient trial that will assess the ...Learn More
New feature for post-processing software unveiled by SyntheticMR
The REMyDI feature, which allows for automatic quantification of myelin volume in the brain, has been introduced by ...Learn More
FDA OKs breast biopsy accessory from Dilon, GE Healthcare
The FDA has given Dilon Diagnostics and GE Healthcare approval for a molecular breast imaging localization accessory for ...Learn More
Medtronic issues safety notice on hemodialysis machines
An urgent field safety notice has been issued by Medtronic concerning three fires connected to its Formula hemodialysis ...Learn More
It is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.
...Epictetus, philosopher
Abbott secures conditional EU OK for $25B St. Jude Medical deal
Abbott Laboratories' acquisition of St. ...Learn More
Offering pulls in $15.1B for Abbott
A public offering of senior notes has brought in $15.1 billion for Abbott, according to a regulatory filing. ...Learn More
Zimmer Biomet, IUIH team up on affordable musculoskeletal care
Zimmer Biomet has partnered with the Indo UK Institute of Health to enhance patient access to affordable musculoskeletal ...Learn More
New president, CEO named by DJO Global
Brady Shirley, the former president of surgical business at DJO Global, has been tapped to serve as president and chief ...Learn More
Collagen Matrix appoints new chief financial officer
Oystein Valberg, who has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, has been tapped to serve as chief financial ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for Boston Scientific's HeartLogic system
A 900-patient study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions showed positive results for ...Learn More
EU OKs micro-ultrasound system from Exact Imaging
European regulators have given Exact Imaging CE mark approval for its ExactVu micro-ultrasound platform for prostate imaging ...Learn More
Senate Dems hope for changes to 21st Century Cures bill despite GOP deal
Republican leaders in Congress said they have reached an agreement on the 21st Century Cures Act, which contains provisions ...Learn More
Xtant Medical's expandable interbody system cleared by FDA
Belgrade, Mont.-based Xtant Medical has obtained clearance from the FDA for its Xsert Lumbar Expandable Interbody System, a ...Learn More
FDA authorizes emergency use of Abbott's Zika assay
Abbott has obtained emergency use authorization from the FDA for its RealTime Zika assay, which is intended for the ...Learn More
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.
...Alan Alda, actor, writer and director
Deal to buy EndoChoice finalized by Boston Scientific
The acquisition of Georgia-based EndoChoice, valued at approximately $210 million in cash, has been completed by Boston ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $45M for Shockwave Medical
A round of Series C financing has brought in $45 million for Shockwave Medical. ...Learn More
Helius extends contract with Army for neuromodulation stimulator trial
A sole-source cost-sharing contract between the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Helius Medical Technologies ...Learn More
New VP of sales, marketing named by Amedica
Dana Lyons, who has over 27 years of experience in medical device sales and sales management, has been tapped to serve as ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Corvia Medical's shunt device
One-year data from a 64-patient trial presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions showed positive ...Learn More
Digital therapeutics can reduce health care costs
Businesses can save money on health care costs by introducing digital therapeutics, which use technology such as sensors and ...Learn More
EU OKs drug-coated angioplasty balloon from Spectranetics
European regulators have given Spectranetics CE mark approval for its Stellarex 0.014-inch drug-coated angioplasty balloon, ...Learn More
FDA labels SentreHeart's guidewire recall as Class I
A recall initiated by SentreHeart involving certain lots of its FindWIRZ guidewire systems has been categorized by the FDA ...Learn More
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Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
...Rose Kennedy, philanthropist
Tender offers for $1.1B senior notes announced by Zimmer Biomet
Zimmer Biomet has announced tender offers for about $1.1 billion worth of its 5.75% senior notes due in 2039, its 4.25% ...Learn More
Share buyback program approved by Varian Medical
Varian Medical Systems has approved its plan to buy back about $700 million of its common stock in addition to the 4 million ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $6.8M for Monteris Medical
A round of debt and options financing involving a pair of unidentified investors has brought in $6.8 million for Plymouth, ...Learn More
Spineway gets approximately $1.49M boost
An issue of 355,260 shares with attached warrants to China-based TINAVI Medical Technologies has increased Spineway's ...Learn More
Health care's new culture code
Roy Smythe, who is the chief medical officer for Valence Health, spoke at the IDSA Medical Conference about the uncanny ...Learn More
NeuroStar announces launch of depression outcomes registry
A registry has been launched by NeuroStar to track disease state outcomes in patients with major depressive disorder treated ...Learn More
Next-gen dual-therapy stent debuted by OrbusNeich
OrbusNeich has announced the launch of the Combo Plus, its latest-generation implantable dual-therapy stent that comes with ...Learn More
Marketing application for diabetes pump submitted by Intarcia
An application for marketing approval has been submitted by Intarcia Therapeutics to the FDA for its ITCA 650, an ...Learn More
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...Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and lecturer
Funding round pulls in $36M for Genalyte
A round of funding involving Khosla Ventures and Redmile Group has brought in $36 million for Genalyte, which is developing ...Learn More
Micell Technologies obtains $26M in funding round
A round of equity and debt financing involving 51 anonymous sources has pulled in $25.8 million for Micell Technologies, ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $10M for Seventh Sense Biosystems
Seventh Sense Biosystems has raised $10 million in a round of Series C financing involving Novartis, Laboratory Corp. ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $5M-plus for 4Dx
A round of Series A financing has brought in more than $5 million for medical imaging startup 4Dx. ...Learn More
Analysis shows positive results for Novocure's tumor-treating field device
A long-term analysis of data from a Phase III trial presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology showed ...Learn More
Patient-matched glenoid implant debuted by Zimmer Biomet
The Comprehensive Vault Reconstruction System, a patient-unique glenoid implant intended for treating severe rotator cuff ...Learn More
Livongo unveils new features for blood glucose meter
Livongo has upgraded its FDA-cleared blood glucose meter to enable over-the-air downloading of software updates for the ...Learn More
Finalization of guidance on laboratory-developed tests postponed by FDA
The FDA has decided to delay finalizing its draft guidance governing laboratory-developed tests and will work with the new ...Learn More
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.
...Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist
Biocartis gets $34.7M boost, announces distribution deal with Thermo Fisher
A private placement has brought in $34.7 million for Belgian molecular diagnostics company Biocartis Group, which intends to ...Learn More
Texas Medical Center accelerator unveils 9 medtech startups
The Texas Medical Center's Innovation Institute has introduced nine medical device startups that have been housed at its ...Learn More
Juno Biomedical, Promenade partner to enhance stroke treatment device
A partnership has been reached by Juno Biomedical and Promenade Software to develop software for Juno Biomedical's CELLTech ...Learn More
GE Healthcare, UCSF reach deep learning algorithms partnership
GE Healthcare has teamed up with the University of California at San Francisco's Center for Digital Health Innovation to ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global drug delivery technologies market
A GBI Research report predicts the worldwide market for drug delivery technologies will reach about $26 billion by 2020, up ...Learn More
Trial advances for InVivo Therapeutics' neurospinal scaffold
The ninth patient in a trial of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold has been enrolled by InVivo Therapeutics. ...Learn More
Japan OKs cardiac imaging technology from HeartFlow
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has given HeartFlow approval for its HeartFlow FFRct Analysis, a ...Learn More
Rules for surgical instrument repair shops being weighed by FDA
The medtech industry has raised concerns over the safety risks associated with using reprocessed and repaired instruments ...Learn More
FDA finalizes guidance on 510(k) filings for MR diagnostic devices
A final guidance has been released by the FDA to assist manufacturers in submitting premarket notifications for magnetic ...Learn More
Risks with modular necks prompt recall of Smith & Nephew's hip implants
A recall was initiated by Smith & Nephew involving its Modular SMF and Modular Redapt hip implants because data analysis ...Learn More
Entering the China Device Market Virtual Workshop
In this virtual program, industry experts will provide a thorough overview and update on industry policies, recent CFDA ...Learn More
The unexamined life is not worth living.
...Socrates, philosopher
Inspire Medical Systems gets $37.5M boost, names new board members
A $37.5 million round of Series F financing led by Amzak Health has been completed by Maple Grove, Minn.-based Inspire ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $13.2M for Apama Medical
A round of equity financing involving 63 anonymous investors has brought in $13.2 million for Campbell, Calif.-based Apama ...Learn More
San Diego medtech startup obtains $3.6M in funding round
A round of funding has pulled in $3.6 million for San Diego-based Clarify Medical. ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $2M for Astute Medical
A round of debt financing involving 13 anonymous sources has brought in $2 million for San Diego-based Astute Medical, an ...Learn More
Interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular devices poised for growth
An Allied Market Research report predicts the interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular devices market will hit $25 ...Learn More
CMS proposes coverage decision for leadless cardiac pacemakers
A policy that would permit coverage with evidence development for leadless cardiac pacemakers, such as Medtronic's Micra ...Learn More
Data positive for next-gen heart-pumping device
Six-month data from a study presented at the American Heart Association meeting found that use of St. ...Learn More
Olympus America unveils electric morcellator with containment bag
An electric morcellator that comes with a containment bag for preventing accidental spread of uterine cancer has been ...Learn More
Expanded use of Medtronic's stent retriever device approved by FDA
The FDA has given Medtronic an expanded approval for its Solitaire stent retriever device for use as an initial therapy for ...Learn More
EU OKs stent graft system from LimFlow
European regulators have given LimFlow CE mark approval for its LimFlow Stent Graft System, a device intended to improve ...Learn More
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Distal Access' gynecology, urology assets acquired by Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific has paid an undisclosed amount to buy Distal Access' gynecology and urology portfolio, which includes the ...Learn More
Offering of AngioDynamics shares could pull in $40M
A secondary offering of 2.5 million shares has been priced by AngioDynamics in hopes of raising $40 million. ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $5M for Stasis Labs
A round of funding led by RTP-HC has brought in $5 million for Stasis Labs, which makes a patient monitoring system for ...Learn More
Xtant Medical gets $3.8M boost, expanded clearance for cervical cage
An offering of stock and warrants has brought in $3.8 million for Belgrade, Mont.-based Xtant Medical. ...Learn More
J&J Innovation, Janssen announce winners of health care innovation challenge
Johnson & Johnson Innovation and J&J unit Janssen have announced the winners of the World Without Disease QuickFire ...Learn More
NeoTract's Urolift system wins reimbursement from Medicare contractor
The use of NeoTract's Urolift system for benign prostatic hyperplasia will be covered by First Coast Service Options, a ...Learn More
Researchers create breathalyzer for blood glucose monitoring
A minimally invasive breathalyzer, currently the size of a small book, has been developed by researchers from Western New ...Learn More
Industry seeks changes in FDA's guidance on 510(k) device modifications
Industry stakeholders have urged the FDA to update its draft guidance on 510(k) device modifications, noting that the ...Learn More
New label for Bayer's permanent birth control device OK'd by FDA
An updated labeling for Bayer HealthCare's permanent birth control device Essure, which includes a new boxed warning and a ...Learn More
Russia OKs embolic prevention system from InspireMD
Russian regulators have given InspireMD approval to commercialize its CGuard Embolic Prevention System for treating patients ...Learn More
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
...Thomas Watson, corporate leader
Gates Foundation awards $5M to Masimo
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Masimo a grant worth around $5 million to aid in developing a low-cost ...Learn More
LeMaitre Vascular to buy Restore Flow Allografts for $14M
Burlington, Mass.-based LeMaitre Vascular has reached a deal to acquire Restore Flow Allografts, a tissue preservation ...Learn More
Seed funding round pulls in $1.2M for Genetesis
A round of seed financing co-led by Radical Investments and CincyTech has brought in $1.2 million for Mason, Ohio-based ...Learn More
Stryker, Indo UK Institute of Health partner on affordable orthopedic care
Stryker and the Indo UK Institute of Health's Medicity Program have reached a 20-year collaborative deal to provide patients ...Learn More
What it's like to be a woman in the corner office
Why is it still such a rarity to find women in the higher echelons of corporate life? ...Learn More
Scrutiny of sales reps in the OR is growing
Medical device industry reps are often present during joint replacements, cardiac defibrillator implantations and spinal ...Learn More
Royal Philips announces Canadian launch of spectral CT scanner
The IQon Spectral CT scanner, which delivers layers of retrospective data in one low-dose scan while allowing for ...Learn More
CRT-D from Medtronic approved by FDA
The FDA has given Medtronic approval for its Claria MRI Quad cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator SureScan device ...Learn More
St. Jude's SCS system wins FDA nod for full-body MR-conditional label
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Premarket application for NSCLC companion Dx submitted by Thermo Fisher
A premarket approval application has been submitted by Thermo Fisher Scientific to the FDA for its Oncomine Universal Dx ...Learn More
My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
...Louis Pasteur, chemist and microbiologist
$250M credit deal secured by AngioDynamics
A credit agreement composed of a loan worth $100 million and a $150 million credit line has been secured by AngioDynamics ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $40M for Intuity Medical
A round of financing led by PTV Healthcare Capital has brought in $40 million for Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Intuity Medical. ...Learn More
PillDrill obtains $3M in seed funding round
A round of seed financing has pulled in $3 million for PillDrill. ...Learn More
Medtronic's program for joint replacement episodes of care debuts
Medtronic has unveiled Medtronic Orthopedic Solutions to help providers meet CMS requirements for total joint replacement ...Learn More
Carl Zeiss eyes expansion through targeted takeovers
German medical device and optical systems maker Carl Zeiss is looking for companies to acquire in an effort to support its ...Learn More
Alcon sale being considered by Novartis, chairman says
Novartis is weighing a sale of its Alcon eye care division after failing to see growth from the unit over the past two ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Spectranetics' drug-coated balloon
Data from a trial presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics symposium showed positive results for ...Learn More
Upgraded software for genetics, pathology labs released by Agilent
The Cartagenia Bench Lab 5.0, an updated version of the Cartagenia Bench Lab software designed to support clinical genetics ...Learn More
Hologic's Aptima HCV, HBV Quant assays win approval in Canada
Health Canada has given Hologic approval for its Aptima HCV and HBV Quant assays, which are designed for use in detection of ...Learn More
Thrombotic events risk prompts recall of Concert Medical's coronary guidewires
A recall was initiated by Concert Medical involving some lots of its Galeo Pro coronary guidewires. ...Learn More
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.
...Colin Powell, statesman
Siemens announces plan to publicly list health care unit
Siemens on Thursday said it intends to publicly list its $15 billion health care business, Siemens Healthineers, as part of ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $32M for ReVision Optics
A round of equity financing led by Johnson & Johnson Development has brought in $32 million for Lake Forest, Calif.-based ...Learn More
Offering of Bovie Medical shares could bring in $12M
Clearwater, Fla.-based Bovie Medical has priced an offering of 3 million shares of its common stock, half of which will come ...Learn More
Becton Dickinson partners with JDRF on extended-wear insulin delivery device
A research collaboration has been reached by Becton Dickinson and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to create an ...Learn More
Sophia Genetics integrates analytical tech with ArcherDx ctDNA kits
Sophia Genetics has partnered with ArcherDx to offer an integrated analytical and next-generation sequencing sample ...Learn More
Growth on the horizon for minimally invasive neurosurgery devices
A Future Market Insights report predicts worldwide growth for minimally invasive neurosurgery devices through 2025 due to ...Learn More
Illumina reaches genetic disorder research partnership with Mayo Clinic
Illumina and the Mayo Clinic have teamed up to create an informatics platform for automation and improvement of genomic ...Learn More
Upgraded syringe pump interoperability software launched by Smiths Medical
PharmGuard interoperability software, which provides bidirectional integration with IHE-compatible EMR systems, has been ...Learn More
Industry groups call for updated FDA rules on off-label communications
AdvaMed and other industry groups this week called on the FDA to update policies concerning communications about the ...Learn More
EU OKs Immucor's fifth-gen immunohematology instrument
European regulators have given Immucor the CE mark for its Echo Lumena, a fifth-generation immunohematology instrument ...Learn More
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
...Audre Lorde, writer and civil rights activist
Offering could pull in $11M for Xtant Medical
An offering of 15 million units of common stock and warrants has been priced by Xtant Medical in hopes of obtaining $11 ...Learn More
TransEnterix, Getz Healthcare reach distribution agreement
Getz Healthcare has agreed to exclusively distribute TransEnterix's Senhance surgical robotics system in the New Zealand and ...Learn More
Horizon Discovery enters OEM deal with CareDx
CareDx has signed an original equipment manufacturer agreement that will allow it to use cell-free DNA-based molecular ...Learn More
New CPT code to cover Augmenix's SpaceOAR device
Augmenix on Wednesday announced its SpaceOAR device will be covered under a Category I, Current Procedural Terminology ...Learn More
New chief financial officer named by Exact Sciences
Jeff Elliott, a former senior research analyst at Robert W. ...Learn More
New site added by InVivo Therapeutics for neurospinal scaffold trial
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, has been added by InVivo Therapeutics as a site for the ...Learn More
Syringe for Humulin R U-500 insulin debuted by Becton Dickinson
The BD U-500 Insulin Syringe has been launched by Becton Dickinson for patients with diabetes who use Eli Lilly and Co.'s ...Learn More
Trump victory may be good news for medtech industry
President-elect Donald Trump pledged throughout his campaign to repeal the medical device tax, a key legislative priority ...Learn More
Electrosurgical probes from joimax win FDA clearance
The FDA has given German medtech firm joimax clearance for its Vaporflex and Legato electrosurgical probes with radiowave ...Learn More
FDA grants second clearance for Kator's suture anchor device
The FDA has given Surgical Frontiers subsidiary Kator its second 510(k) clearance for the Kator Suture Anchor System, which ...Learn More
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
...Robert Collier, writer
Baxter raises share repurchase program to $1.9B
Baxter said Tuesday its plan to buy back $1.5 billion more of its stock has been approved by its board of directors, ...Learn More
Smiths Medical's IVF business acquired by CooperSurgical
Smiths Medical's in vitro fertilization segment, Wallace, has been sold by Smiths Group to CooperSurgical for approximately ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $12.5M for Inspire Medical Systems
A round of equity financing involving 22 anonymous sources has brought in $12.5 million for Inspire Medical Systems, ...Learn More
Agendia enters distribution agreement with Cryogene, Mist
Lebanon-based Cryogene and its sister company, Mist, have agreed to distribute Agendia's MammaPrint gene expression-based ...Learn More
New VP of business development named by Clearside Biomedical
Rick McElheny, former senior vice president of corporate development at Sarvint, has been tapped to serve as vice president ...Learn More
Medinol wins Japan's approval for stent trial
Japan's Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency has given Parsippany, N.J.-based Medinol approval to conduct a clinical ...Learn More
Boston Scientific's kidney stone retrieval device debuts in US, Europe
Boston Scientific has announced the US and European launch of its Dakota Retrieval Device, which features its OpenSure ...Learn More
Gene sequencing assay unveiled by Illumina
The TruSight Tumor 170, a 170 gene sequencing solution intended for supporting the tumor-profiling paradigm's transformation ...Learn More
EU OKs MR-conditional labeling for St. Jude Medical's CRT-P
European regulators have given St. ...Learn More
FDA clears posterior fixation system from SeaSpine
Carlsbad, Calif.-based SeaSpine has secured clearance from the FDA for its Mariner Posterior Fixation System, which is ...Learn More
Talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work and study.
...Stephen King, writer
$4B deal to buy Cepheid finalized by Danaher
The acquisition of Cepheid, valued at $4 billion, has been completed by Danaher. ...Learn More
Chembio Diagnostics enters deal to buy Malaysian point-of-care Dx firm
Chembio Diagnostics has reached a deal to acquire RVR Diagnostics, a Malaysian firm that makes and distributes point-of-care ...Learn More
Point-of-care device interface developer acquired by Siemens
Conworx Technology, a Berlin-based point-of-care developer of device interface and data management solutions, has been ...Learn More
PAVmed, academic institutions team up on development of resorbable ear tubes
A licensing agreement for undisclosed terms has been reached by PAVmed with Tufts University, Massachusetts General Hospital ...Learn More
New managing director of international for EMEA named by Bioventus
Andrew McCartney has been tapped to serve as managing director of international for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at ...Learn More
Harnessing the power of value engineering
The global medical industry is evolving. ...Learn More
First implantation of bionic vision system recorded by Pixium Vision
A patient at Moorfields Eye Hospital in the UK was the first to undergo implantation and activation of Pixium Vision's IRIS ...Learn More
Biotronik announces US launch of Inventra HF-T CRT-D
The Inventra HF-T cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator, which delivers a higher-than-usual amount of energy on ...Learn More
Final guidance on device reporting, record keeping released by FDA
A final guidance has been released by the FDA to assist manufacturers in fulfilling regulatory requirements for reporting ...Learn More
Japan OKs bioresorbable heart stent from Abbott
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has given Abbott approval for its Absorb bioresorbable heart stent for ...Learn More
FDA clears Propeller's connected inhaler platform for GSK inhaler
The FDA has given Propeller Health 510(k) clearance for its Propeller connected inhaler platform for use with ...Learn More
If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.
...Oprah Winfrey, media personality, businesswoman and philanthropist
Tender offer for EndoChoice shares extended by Boston Scientific
An $8-per-share tender offer for EndoChoice shares has been extended by Boston Scientific until Nov. ...Learn More
CorWave obtains $17.1M in funding round
A round of Series B financing led by Novo Seeds has pulled in $17.1 million for CorWave, a developer of circulatory support ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $2.15M for InnAVasc Medical
A round of equity financing involving 39 anonymous sources has brought in $2.15 million for InnAVasc Medical, according to ...Learn More
Seegene reaches molecular Dx test development deal with Hologic
Seegene has agreed to develop highly multiplexed real-time PCR reagents and assays using its MuDT, dual-priming ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global anterior cervical fixation devices market
A report from Absolute Reports predicts the worldwide market for anterior cervical fixation devices will see a 1.54% ...Learn More
Medtronic pledges data sharing in effort to improve patient safety
Medtronic has committed to share individual de-identified patient-level data from its monitoring and diagnostic devices with ...Learn More
FDA post-approval study of gastric band finalized by Apollo Endosurgery
The post-approval study of the Lap-Band AP adjustable gastric band, a device designed to be positioned laparoscopically, has ...Learn More
Researchers develop contact lenses able to track blood glucose levels
Researchers from Oregon State University have developed a transparent sensor using an amorphous indium gallium oxide field ...Learn More
Final guidance on IDE for neurological devices released by FDA
A final guidance has been released by the FDA to assist sponsors in submitting investigational device exemptions to perform ...Learn More
Teleflex recalls intranasal mucosal atomization device
A recall was initiated by Teleflex Medical involving some lots of its LMA MAD intranasal mucosal atomization device, which ...Learn More
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The AdvaMed Purchasing Group is a new member-only benefit that helps companies purchase the very best goods and services ...Learn More
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Abbott presents concessions to secure EU nod for $25B St. Jude deal
The European Commission has been offered concessions by Abbott Laboratories in an effort to obtain antitrust approval for ...Learn More
LumenR's tissue retractor acquired by Boston Scientific
The LumenR Tissue Retractor System, which is being developed for endoscopic resection of lesions in the gastrointestinal ...Learn More
San Antonio venture capital firm seeks more funding for medtech, biotech
San Antonio-based Fountainhead Investment Partners is raising additional money as it intends to invest in medical device and ...Learn More
Synaptive Medical secures investment from General Atlantic
Toronto-based Synaptive Medical on Thursday said it received an undisclosed amount of strategic investment from growth ...Learn More
EU awards RSP Systems $2.7M grant for glucose monitor
The European Union has granted Denmark-based RSP Systems a $2.7 million grant, through the Horizon 2020 framework, to ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for US spine implants market
A Research and Markets report predicts the US market for spine implants will see a 5.29% compound annual growth rate through ...Learn More
E-QURE wins conditional FDA OK for electrotherapy device trial
The FDA has granted Delaware-based E-QURE conditional approval to begin an investigational device exemption trial of its ...Learn More
Bipolar hot hemostasis forceps introduced by Pentax Medical
The HemoStat WideCup, a bipolar hot hemostasis forceps device, has been unveiled by Hoya Group division Pentax Medical for ...Learn More
Arterys' 4D cardiac imaging software wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given medical imaging software firm Arterys 510(k) clearance to market its Arterys Software in clinical settings ...Learn More
Vortex Biosciences' CTC capture system obtains FDA registration, EU nod
The VTX-1 Liquid Biopsy System developed by Vortex Biosciences has been registered with the FDA as a Class I medical device ...Learn More
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...Mahatma Gandhi, social reformer and independence movement leader
Funding round pulls in $16.6M for Neuravi
A round of debt financing involving IPF Partners has brought in approximately $16.6 million for Ireland-based Neuravi, which ...Learn More
Public offering could pull in $30M for Veracyte
Molecular diagnostics firm Veracyte aims to raise $30 million in gross proceeds in a public offering of 5 million shares. ...Learn More
Cohero Health obtains $9M in funding round
A round of Series A financing led by Three Leaf Ventures has pulled in $9 million for New York City-based Cohero Health. ...Learn More
Second Sight's retinal prosthesis system obtains reimbursement codes
Second Sight Medical on Wednesday said procedures using its Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, which elicits visual ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for spine biologics market
The spine biologics market is expected to see growth through 2026 due to the demand for minimally invasive surgery and ...Learn More
4Tech appoints Hawkins chairman
Clinical-stage medical device company 4Tech has elected Bill Hawkins as chairman. ...Learn More
Analysis shows positive results for Boston Scientific's heart device
An analysis of procedural data published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed positive results for ...Learn More
TytoCare's digital stethoscope for telehealth system wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Israel-based TytoCare 510(k) clearance to market its digital stethoscope as part of its Tyto telehealth ...Learn More
FDA clears Neural Analytics' portable transcranial ultrasound system
The FDA has given Neural Analytics 510(k) clearance for its next-generation Lucid M1 system for transcranial Doppler ...Learn More
Boston Scientific's newest Lotus valve on hold in Europe
Boston Scientific has put utilization of its Lotus Edge heart valve on hold in Europe after receiving reports about a ...Learn More
The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes, but that we are making too few.
...Phil Knight, corporate leader
Intellijoint Surgical obtains $8.2M in funding round
A round of Series A financing has pulled in approximately $8.2 million for Intellijoint Surgical, which offers the ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $3.8M for Sunshine Heart
An offering of shares of two series of convertible preferred stock has brought in $3.8 million for Eden Prairie, Minn.-based ...Learn More
Merger with Aspen Park finalized by The Female Health Co.
A transformational merger with Aspen Park Pharmaceuticals has been completed by The Female Health Co. under modified terms. ...Learn More
Abiomed's Impella quality assurance program debuts
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Halt Medical gets license for InnerOptic's 3D guidance software
Halt Medical has secured a license to use InnerOptic Technologies' patented and FDA-cleared Aim 3D guidance software in its ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for Zimmer Biomet's fusion system
A 103-patient, multicenter trial showed positive results for Zimmer Biomet's Aspen MIS Fusion System as an adjunct to ...Learn More
Intact Vascular wins staged approval from FDA for endovascular system trial
Intact Vascular has obtained staged approval from the FDA for its investigational device exemption application to start ...Learn More
Masks for sleep apnea treatment unveiled by ResMed
The AirFit N20 nasal mask and the AirFit F20 full-face mask have been introduced by ResMed for use in continuous positive ...Learn More
Guidance on race, ethnicity data collection in trials updated by FDA
An updated guidance on collecting ethnicity and race data in clinical trials for medical devices, drugs and biologics has ...Learn More
Edwards Lifesciences' heart valve wins approval from Canada
Health Canada has given Edwards Lifesciences approval for its Intuity Elite rapid deployment aortic valve replacement ...Learn More
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
...Alice Roosevelt Longworth, socialite and writer
XENIOS to be acquired by Fresenius Medical Care
Fresenius Medical Care has reached an agreement with German private venture capitalist zfhn Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn to ...Learn More
SyntheticMR reaches MRI partnership with Siemens
SyntheticMR, a medical imaging software firm based in Sweden, has announced a partnership with Siemens Healthineers to ...Learn More
Biodesix's lung cancer test wins reimbursement from 3 insurers
Humana, PreferredOne and Medical Mutual of Ohio have given Biodesix positive coverage decisions for its VeriStrat, a ...Learn More
ISO certification granted to Exact Imaging
Exact Imaging has been granted ISO 13485:2003 and EN ISO 13485:2012 certification for its quality management system for the ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global capsule endoscopy market
A report from Wise Guy Reports predicts the worldwide capsule endoscopy market, valued at $178.8 million, will see a 14.8% ...Learn More
Four lessons learned: Managing 21CFR Part 11 Compliance for medical devices
Leveraging the mobile health space is a main concern for medical device manufacturers. ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for Stryker's 3D-printed interbody cages
A study presented at the North American Spine Society's annual meeting showed positive results for the 3D-printed Tritanium ...Learn More
FDA clears Corindus Vascular's second-generation robotic system
The FDA has given Corindus Vascular Robotics 510(k) clearance for its second-generation CorPath GRX, which builds on the ...Learn More
China to allow priority medtech review starting next year
Medical device manufacturers can apply for priority review by the China Food and Drug Administration beginning in January. ...Learn More
SeaSpine's anterior cervical standalone system wins FDA clearance
The FDA has granted SeaSpine clearance to market its Shoreline Anterior Cervical Standalone System, which features ...Learn More
Becton Dickinson's vaginal pathogen panel cleared by FDA
The FDA has given Becton Dickinson clearance for its BD Max Vaginal Panel under the agency's de novo program. ...Learn More
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
...Elbert Hubbard, writer, publisher and artist
Calif. medtech accelerator announces business growth services launch
A program called OCTANe Growth Services has been launched by Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based medtech business accelerator OCTANe ...Learn More
IPO pulls in $243M for Brazilian diagnostics company
An initial public offering has brought in $243 million for Centro de Imagem Diagnosticos, a Brazilian medical diagnostics ...Learn More
Atomo Diagnostics wins $3.6M grant from Gates Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Sydney-based Atomo Diagnostics a $3.6 million grant to develop and ...Learn More
4 strategic distribution deals announced by Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health has reached four separate strategic distribution agreements with Biosensors International, Kaneka, Meril and ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global pediatric interventional cardiology market
A Research and Markets report predicts the worldwide market for pediatric interventional cardiology devices will see a 9% ...Learn More
St. Jude Medical advises doctors to stop Nanostim cardiac pacemaker implants
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Zero-profile anterior cervical plate debuted by DePuy Synthes Spine
The ZERO-P NATURAL Plate has been launched by DePuy Synthes Spine to help support bone growth and stability during anterior ...Learn More
FDA releases final guidance on permanent contraception device labeling
A final guidance has been released by the FDA requiring the inclusion of a black box warning on the labeling of Bayer's ...Learn More
St. Jude Medical's patent foramen ovale occluder device wins FDA nod
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FDA clears temporary pacing device from BioTrace Medical
The FDA has given BioTrace Medical 510(k) clearance for its Tempo Lead, a temporary pacing device intended to be used in ...Learn More
Well-behaved women seldom make history.
...Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, historian
Abbott's acquisition of St. Jude Medical wins shareholders' vote
Abbott's pending acquisition of St. Jude Medical, valued at $25 billion, has obtained approval from St. ...Learn More
Telerehabilitation startup acquired by Zimmer Biomet
RespondWell, a startup that offers telerehabilitation technology, has been acquired by Zimmer Biomet for undisclosed terms. ...Learn More
Bonesupport obtains $37M in funding round
A round of oversubscribed equity and debt financing led by Tellacq has brought in $37 million for Sweden-based Bonesupport. ...Learn More
Funding round stretched by Titan Medical to $8.6M
An additional 2 million shares have been sold by Titan Medical from an overallotment option on its recent overnight ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for US surgical navigation, robotics market
An iData Research report predicts the US market for surgical navigation and robotics systems will reach $5 billion by 2023 ...Learn More
Health Care Services Corp. to cover MDxHealth's prostate cancer test
MDxHealth has secured a positive coverage policy from Health Care Services Corp. ...Learn More
Portable spine imaging system unveiled by DePuy Synthes Spine
A portable spine imaging system, the KICK System with FluoroExpress Software Module, has been launched by DePuy Synthes ...Learn More
Clearance for RTI Surgical's OCT system widened by FDA
The FDA has given RTI Surgical expanded 510(k) clearance for its Streamline OCT Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System for use in ...Learn More
FDA OKs MR-safe indication for NuVasive's spine system
The FDA has granted NuVasive expanded clearance for its Magec system, a magnetically controlled growth modulation system ...Learn More
Quidel's Solana molecular platform wins FDA clearance
The FDA has granted Quidel 510(k) clearance for its Solana Strep Complete Assay for use in qualitative and quick detection, ...Learn More
ConvaTec sets price for London IPO
ConvaTec on Wednesday priced the initial public offering of about 33.8% of its shares on the London Stock Exchange, which ...Learn More
Stryker unveils implant delivery solution for ambulatory surgery centers
Ascential, an implant delivery solution intended for use in low-acuity spine surgeries, has been launched by Stryker to ...Learn More
Medicrea announces lifetime warranty for spinal rods in US
Medicrea, a French maker of spinal products, has launched the UNiD lifetime warranty program for its spinal rods, effective ...Learn More
Helix enters DNA sequencing partnerships, gets boost
Illumina investee Helix on Wednesday announced partnerships with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, National ...Learn More
New area VP of sales named by Spinal Elements
Steven Haayen, who has 10 years of experience in spine sales and management, has been tapped to serve as area vice president ...Learn More
Adaptive Biotechnologies' test detects immune changes for cancer treatment
Doctors at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle successfully detected the presence of leukemia cells in a ...Learn More
Trial begins for Acutus Medical's imaging and mapping system
The first patient in a trial of Acutus Medical's AcQMap high-resolution imaging and mapping system has been treated using ...Learn More
Interbody systems debuted by K2M in US
CASCADIA's Interbody Systems, which include the CASCADIA TL, Lateral, AN, AN Lordotic Oblique and Cervical Interbody ...Learn More
FDA approves Medtronic's 34mm TAVR system
The FDA has given Medtronic approval for its CoreValve Evolut R 34mm transcatheter aortic valve replacement system for use ...Learn More
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
...Thomas Edison, inventor and businessman
Danaher obtains credit facility worth $3B
A 364-day revolving credit facility worth $3 billion has been secured by Danaher for use as liquidity support for its US and ...Learn More
Perceptive Advisors secures $323M for health care debt fund
Perceptive Advisors has raised $323 million for its Perceptive Credit Opportunities Fund, which is dedicated to providing ...Learn More
IPO could bring in $25M for CollPlant
An initial public offering has been filed by Israel-based CollPlant in hopes of obtaining $25 million. ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $675K for Belluscura
A round of oversubscribed funding has brought in $675,000 for Belluscura, a Tekcapital investee that specializes in ...Learn More
PharmaJet reaches collaborative deal with Vaccibody for HPV vaccine
A collaborative agreement has been reached by PharmaJet and Vaccibody to use PharmaJet's needle-free injection device for ...Learn More
First implantation of visual cortical prosthesis recorded by Second Sight
A patient at the University of California at Los Angeles was the first to undergo implantation using Second Sight Medical's ...Learn More
MiniMed Connect app for Android debuted by Medtronic
An Android version of the MiniMed Connect app has been launched by Medtronic in collaboration with Samsung. ...Learn More
FDA expands use of Ethicon's fibrin sealant patch
The FDA has given Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon an expanded indication for its EVARREST Fibrin Sealant Patch for use ...Learn More
EU OKs Svelte Medical's rapid-exchange coronary stent system
European regulators have given Svelte Medical Systems CE mark approval for its Direct Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent ...Learn More
Recall of St. Jude's ICDs, CRT-Ds labeled Class I by FDA
A recall initiated by St. ...Learn More
I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.
...Arthur Miller, playwright
Sale of large-joints business to Corin finalized by Wright Medical
Wright Medical has announced the completion of the $32.3 million sale of its legacy Tornier large-joints business, which ...Learn More
Danaher clears antitrust hurdles for $4B Cepheid purchase
Danaher on Monday secured antitrust clearances or the required waiting periods have expired in the US, Austria, Germany and ...Learn More
NovioSense raises funds for tear glucose sensor, taps new executive
A fourth round of financing has been completed by NovioSense to fund the clinical validation phase of its miniature tear ...Learn More
Illumina reaches companion Dx partnership with Q2 Solutions
An agreement has been reached by Illumina and Q2 Solutions, a clinical trials laboratory services organization, to develop ...Learn More
New president, CEO named by ConforMIS
Mark Augusti has been tapped to serve as president and CEO of ConforMIS effective Nov. 14. ...Learn More
Design from data: Cognoa CEO Vaughan on learning, failing, marketing and getting paid
Cognoa CEO Brent Vaughan talks about creating convenience with medtech apps and how an early diagnosis often leads to better ...Learn More
Jarvik Heart gets conditional FDA OK for pediatric heart assist device trial
The FDA has granted New York City-based Jarvik Heart conditional approval to begin an investigational device exemption study ...Learn More
Theranova HDx system launched by Baxter in 6 countries
Baxter announced the launch of its Theranova HDx hemodialysis therapy system in Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, ...Learn More
Vascular Solutions' inflation device wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Vascular Solutions 510(k) clearance for its Fluent inflation device for use in creating, maintaining and ...Learn More
FDA clears new version of Medtronic's directional atherectomy system
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to Medtronic for its new, smaller HawkOne 6 French directional atherectomy system for ...Learn More
Immucor's test wins FDA nod for sickle cell screening of blood donors
The FDA has granted Norcross, Ga.-based Immucor approval for its PreciseType HEA test for use in screening of blood donors ...Learn More
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
...Rosa Parks, civil rights activist
Abbott's acquisition of Alere wins shareholders' vote
Alere shareholders voted in favor of approving the company's pending acquisition by Abbott Laboratories, valued at $5.8 ...Learn More
Irish medtech startup gets about $2.8M boost
A round of funding has brought in about $2.8 million for Ireland-based medical device startup Signum Surgical, a developer ...Learn More
Zimmer Biomet, Nextremity reach exclusive global distribution deal
Zimmer Biomet has agreed to exclusively distribute Nextremity Solutions' foot and ankle deformity correction products on the ...Learn More
Leadtek eyes medical electronics market with wearable device
Leadtek Research, a professional graphics card vendor based in Taiwan, is moving into the medical electronics market with ...Learn More
Augmenix to move its headquarters in Mass.
Augmenix plans to move its headquarters from Waltham, to Bedford, Mass., by the end of the year. ...Learn More
Trials to evaluate NICO's neurosurgical technology for hemorrhagic stroke
Indianapolis-based NICO and the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta will launch separate trials to assess early ...Learn More
Canada OKs insulin pump system from Medtronic unit
Health Canada granted a license to Medtronic Canada's MiniMed 630G insulin pump system for treating patients with diabetes ...Learn More
FDA, CMS to continue parallel review for innovative medical devices
The FDA and the CMS have announced they are extending indefinitely their parallel review program for innovative medical ...Learn More
FDA's guidance on companion IVDs draws industry comments
The FDA's draft guidance on the co-development of an in vitro companion diagnostic device with a therapeutic product drew ...Learn More
Roche's blood, plasma donor screening test wins FDA nod
The FDA has given Roche approval for its Cobas MPX test, a nucleic acid test that detects hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C ...Learn More
No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is long left without proper reward.
...Booker T. Washington, educator, writer and orator
iRhythm Technologies raises IPO target to $107M
An initial public offering has been priced by iRhythm Technologies, a wearable heart monitor maker, in hopes of obtaining ...Learn More
Propeller Health obtains $21.5M in funding round
A round of Series C financing has pulled in $21.5 million for Madison, Wis.-based Propeller Health, a startup that makes ...Learn More
Public offering pulls in $10M-plus for Biocept
A public offering of stock and warrants has brought in a little more than $10 million, before underwriting discount and ...Learn More
Vascular Designs launches crowdfunding effort for cancer treatment device
An Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign has been launched by Vascular Designs in hopes of raising $500,000. ...Learn More
Verb Surgical eyes new robotic platform to transform global surgery
Johnson & Johnson's joint venture with Verily Life Sciences, Verb Surgical, intends to use a "transformative agenda" in ...Learn More
First procedure using peripheral scaffold recorded by Elixir, Akesys
A patient at Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand was the first to undergo implantation using the PRAVA Sirolimus Eluting ...Learn More
InVivo Therapeutics adds new site for neurospinal scaffold trial
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has been added by InVivo Therapeutics as a new site for the clinical trial of ...Learn More
Ankle fracture treatment system debuted by aap Implantate in US
The polyaxial Loqteq VA Distal Tibia and Fibula Plates 2.7/3.5, a system designed to facilitate treatment of ankle ...Learn More
FDA expands use of Avinger's atherectomy system
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Blood-loss risk prompts recall of Boston Scientific guide catheters
A recall has been initiated by Stryker's neurovascular division involving some Guider guide catheters that it distributes. ...Learn More
The minute you're satisfied with where you are, you aren't there anymore.
...Tony Gwynn, baseball player
Abbott CEO assures progress in deals with Alere, St. Jude Medical
Abbott Laboratories Chairman and CEO Miles White said during a third-quarter earnings call Wednesday that the company's ...Learn More
Arteriocyte Medical Systems acquired by Isto Holdings
Arteriocyte Medical Systems has been acquired by Isto Holdings, the parent company of Isto Technologies, for undisclosed ...Learn More
GF Securities, Quark Venture announce $500M health sciences fund
A global health sciences venture fund worth $500 million has been launched by Quark Venture and GF Securities in Vancouver, ...Learn More
Venture capital firm's second life sciences fund gets $140M boost
Spanish venture capital firm Ysios Capital has closed the Ysios BioFund II Innvierte, its second life sciences fund, at $140 ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $35.5M for Bigfoot Biomedical
A round of Series A financing has brought in $35.5 million for Milpitas, Calif.-based Bigfoot Biomedical. ...Learn More
Study examines survival outcomes from post-surgical cardiac device use
A 39,546-patient, single-center study published in the journal Europace found patients who received pacemakers or ...Learn More
Researchers create smartphone spectrometer for cancer detection
A low-cost, lightweight smartphone spectrometer that simultaneously detects cancer biomarkers in up to eight samples has ...Learn More
Medtronic releases safety notice on deep-brain stimulation rechargers
A safety notice has been issued by Medtronic to its customers concerning the susceptibility of some of its Model 37751 ...Learn More
EU OKs soft tissue repair matrix from Collplant
European regulators have given Israel-based Collplant CE mark approval for Vergenix STR, a soft tissue repair matrix ...Learn More
FDA expands compassionate use of Avita's regenerative device
The FDA has given Avita Medical a third approval to expand the compassionate use of its ReCell regenerative medical device. ...Learn More
Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past -- let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
...John F. Kennedy, 35th US president
Abbott, St. Jude Medical to divest some assets for about $1.12B
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AdvaMed launches purchasing-group benefit offering for members
AdvaMed has debuted a benefit offering called the AdvaMed Purchasing Group to leverage purchasing power and ensure that its ...Learn More
J&J announces new Texas medical device innovation center
The Center for Device Innovation has been opened by Johnson & Johnson Innovation at the Texas Medical Center to advance the ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for worldwide medtech market
A report from market research firm Evaluate predicts the global medical device and technology market will reach almost $530 ...Learn More
Report: Global neuromodulation market poised for growth
The worldwide neuromodulation market is expected to reach $5 billion by 2021 due to an expanding aging population, growing ...Learn More
Trial begins for use of implant to treat congenital heart defects
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Hemostasis clip debuted by Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific has announced the launch of its Resolution 360 hemostasis clip, a device intended for providing physicians ...Learn More
Ethicon announces launch of high-precision surgical shears
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Senators criticize FDA's program for reporting device-related adverse events
The FDA's retrospective summary reporting program for medical devices, which allows companies to report adverse events long ...Learn More
FDA clears Teleflex's midline catheter with Chlorag+ard Technology
The FDA has given Teleflex 510(k) clearance for its Arrow Midline catheter with Chlorag+ard Technology. ...Learn More
To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
...Nelson Mandela, activist and political leader
AdvaMed issues report on medtech industry trends, challenges
The medtech industry, which is dominated by smaller companies and older firms, has seen sharp declines in the number of ...Learn More
St. Jude Medical announces creation of cybersecurity advisory board
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Funding round could pull in $15.2M for Profound Medical
A round of funding led by GMP Securities brought in $13.2 million, plus the potential for $2 million more from an ...Learn More
Globavir, Bio-Rad reach licensing deal on dengue detection assay
Bio-Rad Laboratories and Globavir Biosciences have reached an agreement that allows Bio-Rad to license Globavir's PanGlob ...Learn More
Tricare now covers Exact Sciences' colon cancer test
Tricare has given a positive reimbursement decision for the use of Exact Sciences' Cologuard colon cancer screening test ...Learn More
Prevention vs. treatment: Why an individual specific diet (customization) matters for patients suffering from IBS
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Study shows positive results for Intersect ENT's sinus implant
A 300-patient pivotal trial showed positive results for Intersect ENT's Resolve steroid-releasing sinus implant, a minimally ...Learn More
EU OKs dosimetry software from BTG, Mirada Medical
European regulators have given BTG and Mirada Medical CE mark approval for Simplicit90Y dosimetry software, which is ...Learn More
FDA guidances on NGS Dx tests for germline diseases draw industry comments
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EU expands approval for Medrobotics' robot-assisted surgery device
European regulators have given Raynham, Mass.-based Medrobotics expanded CE mark approval for its Flex robot-assisted ...Learn More
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
...Cicero, philosopher
Funding round pulls in $3.5M for Rivanna Medical
A round of financing has brought in $3.5 million for Charlottesville, Va.-based Rivanna Medical. ...Learn More
Deal to buy Immunetics finalized by Oxford Immunotec
Oxford Immunotec Global, a diagnostics company focused on immune-regulated conditions, has announced the completion of its ...Learn More
Public offering could bring in $10M for Biocept
A public offering of common stock and warrants has been priced by Biocept in hopes of obtaining about $10 million in gross ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global spinal implants market
A Grand View Research report predicts the worldwide market for spinal implants will reach $19.54 billion by 2024 due to an ...Learn More
Report: Global MRI market poised for growth
The global market for MRI systems is expected to reach $8 billion through 2021 at a 5.7% growth rate, according to a BCC ...Learn More
New chief medical officer for global ophthalmic devices named by Carl Zeiss
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Study shows positive results for Rotation Medical's bioinductive implant
A study in the journal Arthroscopy showed positive results for Rotation Medical's collagen-based bioinductive implant for ...Learn More
Complex lens exchange system unveiled by VisionCare
The Lens Exchange System, a Class I medical device designed to facilitate complex lens exchange procedures, has been ...Learn More
Blood clot risk prompts recall of some Medtronic neurovascular products
A recall has been initiated by Medtronic involving some lots of its neurovascular products, namely the Alligator retrieval ...Learn More
FDA clears Royal Philips' S4-1 cardiac transducer for ultrasound device
The FDA has given Royal Philips 510(k) clearance to market an S4-1 cardiac transducer for its smart-diagnostic ultrasound ...Learn More
Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.
...Jane Kenyon, poet
European medtech accelerator gets $11.5M boost
MD Start, a European medtech accelerator backed by Medtronic, LivaNova and other investors, has secured $11.5 million in ...Learn More
N.C. medtech startup secures $6.3M in funding
A total of $6.3 million, which includes $5.2 million from a funding round and $1.1 million in convertible debt, has been ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $7.5M for Titan Spine
A round of Series D funding involving Southlake Equity Group has brought in $7.5 million for Titan Spine, according to a ...Learn More
Titan Medical, Ximedica sign deal to restart surgical system development work
Titan Medical will restart development work on its Sport robot-assisted surgery platform under a deal with the system's ...Learn More
Report: Global cervical total disc replacement device market poised for growth
A MRRSE report predicts the worldwide market for cervical total disc replacement devices will see growth due to a low ...Learn More
CDC issues warning on infection risk from heart surgery devices
The CDC has warned patients and health care providers about the risk of serious bacterial infection from using potentially ...Learn More
Trial begins for Neural Analytics' next-gen portable diagnostic platform
The first patient in a Phase I trial of a next-generation portable diagnostic platform for early stroke detection in an ...Learn More
Titan Spine starts full US release of nanoLOCK surface technology
Titan Spine has announced the full commercial launch of its nanoLOCK surface technology in the US. ...Learn More
FDA seeks comments for guidance on software as a medical device
The FDA is asking for public feedback on a guidance produced by the International Medical Device Regulators Forum, which ...Learn More
Medtronic's full suite of MRI-safe cardiac devices OK'd by FDA
The FDA has given Medtronic approval for its full suite of MRI-safe SureScan MR-conditional pacemakers, cardiac ...Learn More
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
...Rene Descartes, mathematician and philosopher
Funding round pulls in $12M for Fortimedix Surgical
A round of Series A funding led by Dutch venture capital firm Chemelot Ventures has brought in $12 million for Fortimedix ...Learn More
Cruzar Medsystems gets $2.9M boost
A round of equity financing involving five anonymous sources has pulled in $2.9 million for Braintree, Mass.-based Cruzar ...Learn More
Celgene, Agios team up with Abbott on companion Dx development
Collaboration deals have been reached by Celgene and Agios Pharmaceuticals with Abbott to develop and commercialize ...Learn More
HTG reaches companion Dx development deal with Merck KGaA
An agreement has been reached by HTG Molecular Diagnostics and Merck KGaA to develop a companion diagnostic for use with ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global minimally invasive surgery market
A Transparency Market Research report predicts the worldwide minimally invasive surgery market will reach $50.6 billion by ...Learn More
Trial begins for Novocure's tumor-treating field technology
The first patient in a Phase III pivotal trial of a tumor-treating field technology plus radiosurgery has been enrolled by ...Learn More
Study compares bioresorbable scaffold, drug-eluting stent in lesion treatment
A study in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions found bioresorbable vascular scaffolds had similar scaffold area ...Learn More
Instrumentation Laboratory's automated immunoassay makes international debut
The HemosIL AcuStar VWF:CB assay, a fully automated chemiluminescent immunoassay designed to diagnose Von Willebrand disease ...Learn More
Report weighs analytics for helping HCPs assess device quality
A report released by the Case for Quality, a partnership between the Medical Device Innovation Consortium and the FDA, ...Learn More
Nidek's retinal evaluation device wins FDA clearance
Nidek has obtained 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its MP-3 microperimeter, a 12-megapixel fundus camera for use in ...Learn More
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
...Edmund Burke, statesman and orator
Funding round pulls in $36M for Relievant Medsystems
A round of equity funding led by New Enterprise Associates has brought in $36 million for Redwood City, Calif.-based ...Learn More
VertiFlex obtains $15M in funding round
A round of debt financing involving six unnamed sources has pulled in $15 million for San Clemente, Calif.-based VertiFlex, ...Learn More
Synaptive Medical gets $3.7M boost
Synaptive Medical has secured $3.7 million in a round of equity financing involving 18 unnamed investors, according to an ...Learn More
Tepha completes buyout of royalty obligation to Metabolix
Lexington, Mass.-based Tepha has announced the completion of a deal with its former licenser and parent company Metabolix to ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global orthopedic imaging market
A Future Market Insights report predicts the worldwide market for orthopedic imaging systems will see growth through 2026, ...Learn More
St. Jude issues alert on battery depletion risk in defibrillators
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Researchers create 3D-printed biodegradable vascular stent
Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a vascular stent that can be customized to fit a patient's blood ...Learn More
FDA releases final rule to amend custom device definition
A final rule has been issued by the FDA to add new statutory requirements for custom devices. ...Learn More
FDA clears allograft bone use with Spineology's interbody devices
The FDA has cleared the use of allograft bone with Spineology's Rampart Interbody Fusion Devices, which come sterile-packed ...Learn More
BioFire's respiratory panel wins FDA clearance, CLIA certification
BioFire Diagnostics, the molecular biology affiliate of bioMerieux, has obtained 510(k) clearance and a Clinical Laboratory ...Learn More
It is an incalculable added pleasure to any one's sum of happiness if he or she grows to know, even slightly and imperfectly, how to read and enjoy the wonder-book of nature.
...Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US president
$50M venture fund launched by Helsinn Healthcare
The Helsinn Investment Fund, a $50 million fund dedicated to companies with technologies and assets in cancer diagnostics ...Learn More
Roche Diagnostics confirms exit from Indian insulin pumps segment
Roche Diagnostics confirmed that it has pulled out of the insulin pumps segment in India to focus on providing ...Learn More
BioDirection eyes $15M funding, portable concussion test trials
BioDirection said it is hoping to secure $15 million in funding for use in building a commercial headquarters in western ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for US patient monitoring, diagnostic device market
An iData Research report predicts the US market for patient monitoring and diagnostic equipment will see growth in the ...Learn More
New executive VP, global chief medical officer named by Boston Scientific
Ian Meredith, a professor at Australia's Monash University and director of MonashHeart and Monash Health, has been tapped to ...Learn More
Taking production cost out of medical devices starts with design
There are many ways to approach the DFM/DFI process. ...Learn More
BioMerieux enters public-private partnership on sepsis biomarkers
BioMerieux has partnered with Sanofi, GSK, French microbiology tech innovation accelerator Bioaster, the Hospices Civils de ...Learn More
Patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy may benefit from LVADs
A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found left ventricular assist device implantation may lead to ...Learn More
St. Jude Medical debuts fractional flow reserve measurement system
The PressureWire X Guidewire fractional flow reserve measurement system has been launched by St. ...Learn More
Clever Culture's automated plate assessment system cleared by FDA
Clever Culture Systems has obtained clearance under the FDA's de novo program to market its Automated Plate Assessment ...Learn More
FDA clears Viveve's electrocoagulation system
The FDA has given Viveve 510(k) clearance for its Viveve System, a device intended to be used in general surgical procedures ...Learn More
Sometimes, the shortest path between two points is serpentine.
...Christopher Benfey, literary critic
Tender offer for EndoChoice shares launched by Boston Scientific
A tender offer for EndoChoice shares has been launched by Boston Scientific at $8 per share as part of its acquisition of ...Learn More
Mass. investment firm gets $87M boost for medtech fund
Wellesley, Mass.-based venture capital firm BioVentures Investors has secured $87 million for its Fund IV, its fourth fund ...Learn More
iRhythm Technologies to float 5.35M shares in IPO
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RIVANNA gets $1.5M grant for ultrasound-based 3D imaging device
The NIH has awarded Charlottesville, Va.-based RIVANNA a $1.5 million grant under its Small Business Innovation Research ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $5M for Harbor MedTech
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First procedures using bioabsorbable pulmonary heart valve recorded by Xeltis
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EU OKs skin disease-treating devices from Ra Medical
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Obalon Therapeutics has obtained $75 million in proceeds from its initial public offering of 5 million shares. ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $30M for Enable Injections
A round of Series A financing led by ORI Healthcare Fund has brought in $30 million for Cincinnati-based Enable Injections, ...Learn More
Eccrine Systems gets $5.5M boost
A round of Series A financing has brought in $5.5 million for Cincinnati-based Eccrine Systems, which develops a wearable ...Learn More
DxTerity secures BARDA contract for radiation biodosimetry test
DxTerity Diagnostics has received a contract worth up to $150.1 million from the Biomedical Advanced Research and ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global drug-device combination market
A Grand View Research report predicts the worldwide market for drug-device combination products will hit $17.7 billion by ...Learn More
Federal investments play vital role in research, development
The federal government may not get credit for fostering innovation amid restrictive rules and spending caps, but in reality ...Learn More
St. Jude Medical's cardiac mapping system released in Europe
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Researchers develop wearable microscope to detect biomarkers beneath skin
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, and Verily Life Sciences developed a wearable microscope that ...Learn More
St. Jude Medical's spinal cord stimulation device wins FDA nod
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EU OKs Fortimedix Surgical's single-port surgery solution
European regulators have given Fortimedix Surgical CE mark approval for its FMX314, a single-port device intended for use in ...Learn More
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Abbott seeks EU nod for $25B deal with St. Jude Medical
Abbott Laboratories asked for antitrust approval from the European Commission on Oct. 3 for its pending acquisition of St. ...Learn More
Deal to form respiratory solutions joint venture finalized by BD, Apax
Becton Dickinson has completed a deal with Apax Partners to launch a joint venture, which includes all business lines within ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $3M for San Diego medtech startup
A round of funding led by Acquipharma has brought in $3 million for San Diego-based medtech startup Burl Concepts. ...Learn More
Cepheid, Novacyt reach HPV testing alliance
Cepheid has entered into a three-year, nonexclusive agreement with Novacyt to distribute the latter's NOVAprep vial, media ...Learn More
Analysis predicts growth for global orthopedic devices market
A Transparency Market Research analysis predicts the worldwide market for orthopedic devices will reach $41.2 billion by ...Learn More
J&J insulin pump has hacking risk, but threat is low, firm says
Johnson & Johnson's Animas One Touch Ping insulin pump potentially could be accessed by a hacker who could trigger an ...Learn More
Royal Philips releases imaging, measurement systems in Canada
Royal Philips on Tuesday announced the debut of its Volcano catheter-based imaging and measurement systems in Canada for use ...Learn More
Bone graft delivery system debuted by Stryker's spine division
The LITe BIO Delivery System, a hand-held device designed for facilitating bone graft material delivery in spine fusions and ...Learn More
Colon cleansing system from MOTUS GI cleared by FDA
The FDA has granted Israel-based startup MOTUS GI clearance to market its Pure-Vu System, which is designed for cleansing ...Learn More
EU OKs Profusa's injectable oxygen biosensor
European regulators have given Profusa CE mark approval for its Lumee Oxygen Platform, an injectable biosensor system ...Learn More
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London IPO could bring in $1.8B for ConvaTec
ConvaTec on Monday said it plans to launch an initial public offering this year of at least 25% of its shares on the London ...Learn More
Alere bullish on Abbott merger completion after court order
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Seed funding round pulls in $1.05M for QuiO
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Exosome Diagnostics enters liquid biopsy Dx partnership with Amgen
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NeoTract's UroLift system wins reimbursement from Geisinger, EmblemHealth
Geisinger Health Plan and EmblemHealth will provide coverage for procedures using NeoTract's UroLift System for benign ...Learn More
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Best practices for transitioning from design to production
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Valencia Technologies' neurostimulator gets IDE from FDA
The FDA has given Valencia Technologies an investigational device exemption to conduct a 300-patient trial of its eCoin ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Medtronic's surgical aortic valve
Data from a trial presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery in Spain showed ...Learn More
NSF awards $735K grant for Invictus' noise attenuation technology
The National Science Foundation has awarded Invictus Medical a Phase II grant worth $735,000 to advance development of its ...Learn More
EU OKs Edwards Lifesciences' hypotension monitor
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DOD taps Boston Scientific for $71M cardiovascular supplies contract
Boston Scientific has secured a $71 million contract from the Defense Department to provide the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, ...Learn More
NIH awards $2M for DoseOptics' radiation therapy imaging technology
The NIH has awarded Lebanon, N.H.-based DoseOptics a $2 million grant, which will be disbursed in the next two years, to ...Learn More
Public offering could pull in $1.28M for Delcath
A public offering of 425,000 shares has been priced by New York-based Delcath in hopes of obtaining $1.28 million. ...Learn More
Elekta, Brainlab reach technical exchange agreement
A technical exchange agreement has been reached by Elekta and Brainlab to improve the treatment capabilities and ...Learn More
Terumo, Cognate announce collaborative development deal
Cognate BioServices is expected to become a Terumo development and contract manufacturing center using the Quantum Cell ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Augmenix's hydrogel rectal spacer
Data from a Phase III trial presented at the meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology showed positive results ...Learn More
Owlstone Medical working on breath-based cancer detection system
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