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Deal to acquire Vascular Solutions finalized by Teleflex
The $1 billion acquisition of Vascular Solutions has been completed by Teleflex after receiving approval from Vascular ...Learn More
Torax Medical to be acquired by Ethicon
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount for Minnesota-based Torax Medical, a maker of ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $2.6M for ALung Technologies
A round of debt and options financing involving 37 unnamed sources has brought in $2.6 million for Pittsburgh-based ALung ...Learn More
Irish medtech company gets $2.2M boost
Financing worth about $2.2 million has been secured by Irish medtech company OncoMark from various investors that include ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for US intraoperative neuromonitoring market
A report from Orbis Research predicts the US intraoperative neuromonitoring market will see a 9% compound annual growth rate ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Insulet's hybrid closed-loop system
Data from a 24-patient feasibility study of Insulet's Omnipod Horizon hybrid closed-loop system showed positive results in ...Learn More
Medtronic's leadless pacemaker secures approval from Japan
Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Agency has given Medtronic approval for its Micra transcatheter pacing system, a ...Learn More
Hologic gets premarket approval from FDA for HCV assay
The FDA has given Hologic premarket approval for its Aptima HCV Quant Dx assay, which is intended for viral load measurement ...Learn More
Recall of Zimmer Biomet's shoulder replacement device labeled Class I by FDA
A recall initiated by Zimmer Biomet involving 3,662 units of its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System has been classified ...Learn More
This Mouse must give up one of his Mouse ways of seeing things in order that he may grow.
...Hyemeyohsts Storm, writer
Offering pulls in nearly $10M for Helius Medical
An offering of 6.6 million shares has brought in almost $10 million for Newtown, Pa.-based Helius Medical Technologies. ...Learn More
Tenn. regulators OK $9M tax incentive for NuVasive
A $9 million, 11-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive was approved for NuVasive by the board of the Economic Development ...Learn More
Corindus, MC Healthcare unit reach Japanese distribution deal
An agreement has been reached by MC Healthcare subsidiary Japan Medicalnext and Corindus Vascular Robotics to distribute ...Learn More
Thermo Fisher signs reseller agreement for 908 Devices' ZipChip
A co-exclusive, two-year value-added reseller agreement has been signed by 908 Devices and Thermo Fisher Scientific, ...Learn More
Medinol US executive chairman named
Harvey Berger, who held senior roles at Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Centocor, has been tapped by Israeli cardiology devices ...Learn More
Data show positive results for GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier device
Preliminary data from a trial of GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier device have shown positive results for treating obesity in ...Learn More
Medtronic announces initial global launch of Signia surgical stapler
The Signia Stapling System has been launched by Medtronic in the US, Japan and Western Europe for use in minimally invasive ...Learn More
FlowAid's calf muscle stimulation system wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given FlowAid Medical Technologies clearance to market its FA100 Sequential Continuous Contraction Device, a ...Learn More
Senate bill aims to modernize FDA's medical device inspections process
A bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate to implement a uniform FDA medical device inspections process that would set ...Learn More
FDA expands use of Medtronic's cryoablation catheter
Medtronic has obtained approval from the FDA for the expanded use of its Freezor Xtra Cryoablation Catheter, a flexible, ...Learn More
The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
...Charles Du Bos, writer and critic
Integra offers to pay $1.05B for J&J's Codman Neurosurgery business
Integra LifeSciences has submitted a binding offer to acquire the Codman Neurosurgery business from Johnson & Johnson in a ...Learn More
Deal to buy Mortara Instrument finalized by Hill-Rom
The acquisition of cardiac monitoring device maker Mortara Instrument has been completed by Hill-Rom for $330 million in ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $15M for HemoSonics
A round of equity financing involving one unnamed investor has brought in $15 million for Charlottesville, Va.-based ...Learn More
Avenu Medical obtains $13.1M in funding round
A round of equity financing involving 77 anonymous sources has brought in $13.1 million for Avenu Medical, an SEC filing ...Learn More
Israeli medtech company gets boost from JDRF T1D Fund
The JDRF T1D Fund has made an investment of an undisclosed amount to Israeli medical device maker GluSense, the developer of ...Learn More
Trial begins for Biosensors' drug-coated stent
The first patient in a pivotal clinical trial of the BioFreedom polymer-free drug-coated stent has been enrolled by ...Learn More
EU OKs fingertip pulse oximeter from Masimo
European regulators have given Masimo CE mark approval for its MightySat Rx fingertip pulse oximeter, which is designed for ...Learn More
Medical device tax repeal would promote innovation, job creation
Congress should make the permanent repeal of the medical device tax its "next logical step" to preserve the US' research and ...Learn More
Biotronik's bare-metal stent wins FDA approval
The FDA has given Biotronik approval for its Pro-Kinetic Energy Cobalt Chromium Bare-Metal Stent, a device designed to treat ...Learn More
Clearance for Medtronic's ablation system widened by FDA
The FDA has given Medtronic expanded clearance for its OsteoCool System for use in palliative treatment of metastases in all ...Learn More
Man is not a rational animal. He is only truly good or great when he acts from passion.
...Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister and writer
Swiss heart valve maker acquires Middle Peak Medical
US transcatheter mitral valve repair technology developer Middle Peak Medical has been acquired by Symetis, a Swiss ...Learn More
Offering could bring in $10M for Great Basin Scientific
An offering of securities has been filed by Great Basin Scientific in hopes of obtaining $10 million. ...Learn More
Invivoscribe teams up with Illumina on NGS-based IVD assays
A long-term agreement has been reached by Invivoscribe and Illumina to partner on the development and commercialization of ...Learn More
B. Braun, Iatric complete systems integration for infusion pump
Global cervical total disc replacement device market poised for growth
A Persistence Market Research report predicts the worldwide market for cervical total disc replacement devices will reach ...Learn More
New board member named by Alphatec Spine
David Mowry, president and CEO of Vyaire Medical, has been tapped to serve on the board of directors of Carlsbad, ...Learn More
First French procedure using surgical robot recorded by TransEnterix
A patient at CHU Saint-Etienne in France was the first in the country to undergo a procedure using TransEnterix's Senhance ...Learn More
ProMRI Configurator released by Biotronik
The ProMRI Configurator, an online software tool intended for facilitating selection of MR-conditional cardiac devices and ...Learn More
AdvaMed expresses dismay at India's capping of coronary stent prices
An order has been issued by India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority capping prices of bare-metal coronary stents ...Learn More
Centric Medical's Metatarsal Hemi Implant wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Huntley, Ill.-based Centric Medical clearance to market its Metatarsal Hemi Implant System for use in ...Learn More
In our society ... those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
...Marya Mannes, writer and broadcast commentator
Medtech startup gets $250K boost, looks to raise up to $3M
Dayton Development Coalition's Accelerant Fund I has invested $250,000 in Cincinnati-based startup Sense Diagnostics, which ...Learn More
Medtronic's outcomes-based training program introduced in EMEA
Medtronic has announced the launch of Medtronic Impact, an outcomes-based training program that will cater to 500,000 health ...Learn More
DePuy Synthes teams up with LifeNet on formable bone matrix
ViviGen Formable, an allograft that builds on the ViviGen Cellular Bone Matrix and promotes bone formation in spine fusion ...Learn More
Study shows increase in remote monitoring use among patients, providers
Berg Insight reported a 44% boost in remote monitoring use among providers and patients in 2016 and expects it to continue ...Learn More
Golden Mousetrap winners and finalists you need to know
Industrial designer Scott Summit of Summit ID used 3D printing to go beyond the traditional fiberglass cast, creating a ...Learn More
Trial begins for Intact Vascular's endovascular system
The first patient in a trial of the Tack endovascular system, designed for arterial dissection repair, has been enrolled by ...Learn More
Medtronic releases catheter line, transradial-specific products
The DxTerity Diagnostic Angiography Catheter line and transradial-specific products, including the DxTerity TRA, the ...Learn More
FDA clears MRI system from Siemens Healthineers
Siemens Healthineers has obtained clearance from the FDA for its MAGNETOM Sempra, a 60-cm, 1.5-tesla MRI system. ...Learn More
HeartFlow's cardiac technology gains NICE support
A final guidance has been released by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommending the use of ...Learn More
EU OKs Micro Medical Solutions' vascular stent
European regulators have given Micro Medical Solutions CE mark approval for its MicroStent vascular stent, which is intended ...Learn More
FDA clears Access Scientific's extended-dwell intravenous catheter
The FDA has granted Access Scientific clearance to market its 3 French, 6-cm Powerwand, an extended-dwell intravenous ...Learn More
A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world's torrent.
...Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer and statesman
US listing of health care arm eyed by Siemens, CEO says
Siemens is looking to capitalize on valuations that are higher than those in Europe through a potential listing of Siemens ...Learn More
Indian medtech startup obtains $5.8M in funding round
A round of Series A financing led by Accel Partners has pulled in $5.8 million for Indian artificial intelligence-focused ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $2.4M for Wash. medtech startup
A round of funding has brought in $2.4 million for Redmond, Wash.-based medtech startup Vesiflo, maker of the inFlow ...Learn More
Report: Global osteoporosis diagnostic products market poised for growth
The worldwide market for osteoporosis diagnostic products will reach $304 million by 2020 with a 3.8% compound annual growth ...Learn More
First commercial uses of CorPath GRX system recorded by Corindus
Patients at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, University of Virginia Health System and UC San Diego Health were the first ...Learn More
SentreHeart's LAA closure devices score reimbursement win from Germany
SentreHeart has obtained renewed NUB Status 1 from the German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System for its Lariat ...Learn More
Rapid infuser device debuted by 410 Medical
The LifeFlow rapid infuser device has been launched in the US by 410 Medical for facilitating quick delivery of fluids to ...Learn More
Senate confirms Price as HHS secretary
The Senate has voted 52-47 to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as HHS secretary. ...Learn More
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...Read a statement of congratulations from AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker to new HHS Secretary Tom Price.
Open Payments program draws concerns from AdvaMed, others
The complexity of the CMS Open Payments program and problems with submission and validation of data continue to contribute ...Learn More
Device tax repeal would provide long-term certainty to medtech innovation
Permanently repealing the medical device tax will provide certainty to medtech companies, which invest approximately $10 ...Learn More
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
...Mahatma Gandhi, social reformer and independence movement leader
Hill-Rom could obtain $300M in private placement
A private placement of senior unsecured notes due in 2025 has been announced by Hill-Rom in hopes of raising $300 million. ...Learn More
Offering could pull in about $8.3M for Helius Medical
A public offering of common stock has been announced by Helius Medical Technologies in hopes of obtaining approximately $8.3 ...Learn More
Early-stage vascular device developer gets $1M boost
A round of Series A financing has pulled in an additional $1 million for Olathe, Kan.-based Flow Forward, bringing the ...Learn More
Nido Surgical obtains $1.3M in funding round, secures NIH grant
A round of Series A funding has brought in $1.3 million for Nido Surgical, which intends to use the money to fund the ...Learn More
NIH supports automated insulin-delivery system trials with $41M in funding
Four new real-world studies that seek to further develop automated insulin-delivery systems will receive approximately $41 ...Learn More
Study on Theraclion's echotherapy device advances
The first patients in a trial of Theraclion's Echopulse echotherapy device have completed treatment for breast ...Learn More
Army researchers' hemorrhagic shock detection device cleared by FDA
Researchers at the Army Institute of Surgical Research received clearance from the FDA for the Compensatory Reserve Index, ...Learn More
Canada OKs drug-coated balloon from Medtronic
Health Canada has given Medtronic a license for its IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon, an endovascular device designed to ...Learn More
Warning on intragastric balloons for obesity issued by FDA
The FDA released a letter alerting health care providers about the risks of acute pancreatitis and spontaneous ...Learn More
Temporary halt on HeartMate PHP use announced by Abbott
Abbott Laboratories announced a recall involving about 420 units of its HeartMate PHP catheter after eight reports of pump ...Learn More
A large heart can be filled with very little.
...Antonio Porchia, writer
AdvaMed report: US sees drop in medtech jobs amid device tax implementation
The US medical technology industry saw a decline of almost 29,000 jobs from 2012 to 2015 during the implementation of the ...Learn More
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...Read more about the loss of jobs in the medtech industry during the implementation of the medical device tax.
Baxter becomes partner in medtech accelerator
Baxter has become a partner in MedTech Innovator, a medtech accelerator and nonprofit global competition group, joining the ...Learn More
Offering brings in $3.9M for Interpace Diagnostics
A public offering of common stock has been completed by Interpace Diagnostics, bringing in $3.9 million. ...Learn More
MDxHealth tapped to provide prostate cancer test to VA
A five-year General Services Administration supply contract has been secured by MDxHealth to provide the Department of ...Learn More
Report: Global medtech market poised for growth
A Markets and Markets report predicts the worldwide medical device technology market will hit $428.97 billion by 2020 with a ...Learn More
AdvaMed renames, refocuses annual conference
AdvaMed announced it is renaming its annual conference The MedTech Conference to reflect the event's expanded role as a ...Learn More
For more:
...Read the news release about AdvaMed's rebranding of its annual conference.
Data show positive results for W.L. Gore's balloon-expandable stent graft
Data from a 134-patient, 27-site trial presented at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy found use of W.L. ...Learn More
Bone marrow lesion repair procedure debuted internationally by Zimmer Biomet
The Subchondroplasty procedure, a minimally invasive outpatient intervention intended for chronic bone marrow lesion repair, ...Learn More
Novartis teams up with Propeller on add-on sensor for inhaler
Propeller Health and Novartis will partner to develop an add-on sensor for the latter's Breezhaler inhaler for use by ...Learn More
Japan OKs treatment delivery system, other solutions from Accuray
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has given Accuray approval for its Radixact Treatment Delivery System, a ...Learn More
I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph. No, when I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes.
...Thomas Edison, inventor and businessman
Deal to buy Pfizer's infusion systems unit finalized by ICU Medical
The cash-and-stock acquisition of Pfizer's Hospira Infusion Systems has been completed by ICU Medical. ...Learn More
Certain Acelity units secure credit deal, pay down debt
Acelity announced that a credit agreement has been reached by its subsidiaries for a term facility worth nearly $1.1 ...Learn More
DOD taps Stryker for $486.3M orthopedic supplies contract
The Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Stryker Orthopaedics a contract valued at as much as $486.3 ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $8M for Israeli medical device startup
A round of Series B financing has brought in $8 million for Israeli medtech startup Laminate Medical Technologies, which ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for US lateral lumbar interbody fusion market
The US lateral lumbar interbody fusion market is expected to see a 7.05% compound annual growth rate through 2020, according ...Learn More
DHS issues updated advisory on St. Jude devices' cybervulnerabilities
An updated advisory released by the Department of Homeland Security outlined which models of St. ...Learn More
Trial begins for Owlstone's breath-based cancer detection technology
A 1,400-patient clinical trial has been launched by UK medtech firm Owlstone Medical to assess the accuracy of its ...Learn More
HD Stroboscopy system debuted by Pentax Medical in EMEA
The HD Stroboscopy system has been launched by Hoya Group division Pentax Medical for ear, nose and throat uses in Europe, ...Learn More
FDA clears Bioness' L300 Go System
The FDA has granted Valencia, Calif.-based Bioness clearance to market its L300 Go System, an electrical stimulation device ...Learn More
Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
...Winston Churchill, statesman and prime minister
IPO could bring in $50M for Valeritas
An initial public offering has been filed by Bridgewater, N.J.-based Valeritas in hopes of obtaining up to $50 million. ...Learn More
Rights offering announced by Second Sight Medical
An upcoming offering of subscription rights has been announced by Second Sight Medical and is set to open Feb. 10. ...Learn More
Argon, Catheter Connections products acquired by Merit Medical for $48M
South Jordan, Utah-based Merit Medical Systems has paid $48 million for two unspecified product lines from Argon Medical ...Learn More
Siemens Healthineers, Turkish hospitals reach $108M-plus medical lab contract
A five-year contract valued at more than $108 million has been awarded to Siemens Healthineers by two new hospitals in ...Learn More
Stereotaxis appoints acting CEO, chairman
David Fischel, a principal at DAFNA Capital Management, has been tapped to serve as acting CEO and chairman of the board of ...Learn More
Heart failure devices: This amazing new robot could be the future
A new customizable robotic heart sleeve has demonstrated potential when it comes to aiding the beating of a failing heart, ...Learn More
Dune Medical's device shows potential in reducing re-excision lumpectomy rates
Studies showed that Dune Medical's MarginProbe, intended for distinguishing cancerous cells from healthy ones, could lower ...Learn More
BioVentrix's Revivent TC system scores reimbursement win from Germany
The German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System has granted BioVentrix NUB Status 1 for its Revivent TC ...Learn More
FDA OKs Alesi Surgical's Ultravision system
The FDA has given Alesi Surgical approval for its Ultravision system, a device designed for clearing particulate matter and ...Learn More
AdvaMed India calls for aligning medtech rules with global norms
AdvaMed India lauded India's publication of separate rules for medical devices, which are set to take effect next year, but ...Learn More
MHRA to move ahead with proposed increase in medical device fees
A proposed increase in existing fees for medical device makers and notified bodies will be implemented by the UK's Medicines ...Learn More
Many of us are more capable than some of us, but none of us is as capable as all of us.
...Tom Wilson, cartoonist
Funding round brings in $19M for Mass. medtech startup
A round of financing involving 45 investors has pulled in $19 million for Natick, Mass.-based Allurion Technologies, ...Learn More
NxThera gets $12.2M boost
An offering of convertible promissory notes, debt, warrants and Series C preferred stock warrants involving 28 anonymous US ...Learn More
Offering could bring in $3.6M for Interpace Diagnostics
Interpace Diagnostics Group is hoping to raise approximately $3.6 million, before underwriting discounts and commissions, in ...Learn More
Deal to sell assets to Royal Philips unit finalized by iCad
The $3.2 million sale of the VersaVue software and DynaCAD breast and prostate imaging devices to Royal Philips unit InVivo ...Learn More
$3M grant supports development of Specific Technologies' TB diagnostic system
The NIH has awarded Specific Technologies a $3 million grant under its Small Business Innovation Research program to develop ...Learn More
Researchers advance human testing of intravascular ventricular assist system
The NuPulseCV iVAS, a device developed by a team of University of Chicago Medicine researchers to give patients awaiting ...Learn More
Baebies' lysosomal storage disease newborn screening tool wins FDA nod
Baebies has obtained approval from the FDA to market its Seeker System for screening mucopolysaccharidosis type I, Gaucher, ...Learn More
AdvaMed campaign targets device tax repeal in budget reconciliation bill
AdvaMed is running an ad campaign in political news outlets, such as The Hill, CQ and Roll Call, as well as on social media, ...Learn More
FDA clears plating system device from Spinal Simplicity
The FDA has given Spinal Simplicity clearance to market its Minuteman G3-R, a plating system device that works as an ...Learn More
Life is not a solo act. It's a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife.
...Tim Gunn, TV personality and fashion consultant
Irish venture capital firm gets $107M-plus boost for life sciences fund
Seroba Life Sciences, an Irish venture capital firm, has secured more than $107 million for its Life Sciences Fund III, its ...Learn More
Ore. cardiac device maker gets $12.5M boost, acquires assets from Inovise
Portland, Ore.-based VisCardia announced it has raised $12.5 million in a round of Series B financing led by Kinetic Capital ...Learn More
Medtronic, QT Vascular reach global distribution deal
Medtronic will globally distribute QT Vascular's Chocolate PTA catheter under a five-year agreement that includes two ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global sports medicine device market
The global market for sports medicine devices will hit $8.63 billion by 2020 with a 4.7% compound annual growth rate, ...Learn More
Pruden resigns as chairman of J&J medical devices unit
Johnson & Johnson announced that Gary Pruden will step down as chairman of its medical devices unit effective June 1. ...Learn More
Transcatheter mitral valve system trials halted by Edwards Lifesciences
Trials of the CardiAQ-Edwards transcatheter mitral valve system have been temporarily stopped by Edwards Lifesciences ...Learn More
Second Sight's Argus II system scores reimbursement win from Germany
Second Sight Medical Products has obtained renewed NUB Status 1 from German regulators for its Argus II Retinal Prosthesis ...Learn More
New version of endometrial ablation system debuted by Hologic
The next-generation NovaSure ADVANCED global endometrial ablation system has been launched by Hologic in the US for use in ...Learn More
Elekta's image-guided brachytherapy applicator cleared by FDA
The FDA has given Elekta 510(k) clearance for its Venezia, an image-guided brachytherapy applicator designed to treat ...Learn More
FDA expands emergency use status for Abbott's Zika test
Abbott has obtained expanded emergency use authorization from the FDA for its RealTime Zika assay, an RT-PCR test designed ...Learn More
Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.
...Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist
Sale of regenerative medicine unit to Allergan finalized by Acelity
Acelity announced the completion of the $2.9 billion all-cash sale of LifeCell, its regenerative medicine unit, to Allergan. ...Learn More
Roche eyes diabetes business expansion, exec says
Roche Holding diagnostics division leader Roland Diggelmann clarified that the company is planning an expansion of its ...Learn More
ChoiceSpine acquires Exactech's spine products business
The spine products business of Gainesville, Fla.-based Exactech has been acquired by Knoxville, Tenn.-based ChoiceSpine for ...Learn More
Offering pulls in $37.2M for Entellus Medical
An underwritten offering of shares has brought in $37.2 million for Entellus Medical, regulatory filings showed. ...Learn More
Cohero Health obtains $13.3M in offering
An offering of equity and Series A preferred stock involving more than 50 investors has pulled in over $13.3 million for ...Learn More
GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier device scores reimbursement win from Germany
The German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System has granted GI Dynamics NUB Status 1 for its EndoBarrier device, ...Learn More
Peripheral nerve locator, stimulator introduced by Halyard Health
The EZstim III peripheral nerve locator and stimulator has been released by Halyard Health for use in catheter placement ...Learn More
ASC X12 advisory panel recommends UDI inclusion on claims forms
Unique device identifiers should be included on insurance claims forms when a "high-risk implantable device" is implanted or ...Learn More
Abbott's MRI-compatible pacemaker, pacing lead win FDA nod
Abbott Laboratories said it obtained approval from the FDA for magnetic resonance-conditional labeling for the Assurity MRI ...Learn More
Medtronic's noninvasive 3D cardiac mapping system cleared by FDA
Medtronic has secured 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its CardioInsight Noninvasive 3D Mapping System, a device designed ...Learn More
If each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.
...David Ogilvy, advertising executive
Hologic wraps up $1.85B sale of blood screening unit to Grifols
Hologic on Tuesday announced the completion of the $1.85 billion sale of its blood screening business to Grifols. ...Learn More
Acelity CEO shares how company responds to emerging value-based care models
As fee-for-service models are disrupted by value-based care, Acelity is responding by investing in data to enhance product ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $7.6M for Ortho Kinematics
A round of financing involving 67 unnamed investors has brought in $7.6 million for Austin, Texas-based Ortho Kinematics, ...Learn More
Ascensia reaches systems integration agreement with Glooko
A global technology partnership agreement has been reached between Ascensia Diabetes Care and Glooko to integrate the ...Learn More
Invivoscribe, Thermo Fisher expand collaboration agreement
Invivoscribe Technologies and Thermo Fisher Scientific will develop and commercialize in vitro diagnostic assays, including ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global neurology endoscopy devices market
A Technavio report predicts the worldwide market for neurology endoscopy devices will see a compound annual growth rate of ...Learn More
Data show positive results for LivaNova's sutureless valve
Data from a 617-patient, single-site study presented at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' annual meeting showed positive ...Learn More
Mini plating system introduced by Paragon 28
The Baby Gorilla mini plating system has been unveiled by Paragon 28 for use in procedures involving the foot and ankle. ...Learn More
EU OKs Illumina's updated noninvasive prenatal testing analysis software
European regulators have given Illumina the CE-IVD mark for its updated VeriSeq NIPT Analysis Software for use in clinical ...Learn More
VivaLnk's continuous thermometer patch cleared by FDA
The FDA has given Santa Clara, Calif.-based connected health startup VivaLnk clearance to market its Fever Scout, a ...Learn More
The organization is, above all, social. It is people.
...Peter Drucker, management consultant
Varian Medical announces completion of Varex spinout, management changes
Varian Medical Systems has successfully spun off its imaging components business, Varex Imaging, and will now focus on ...Learn More
Geneva Health Solutions obtains $1.9M in funding round
A round of funding involving San Diego angel investor Don Cohn and Nebraska Medicine has pulled in $1.9 million for ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $450K for Valeris Medical
A round of equity financing involving three unnamed sources has brought in $450,000 for Valeris Medical, according to a ...Learn More
Report: Global implantable CRM devices market poised for growth
A Meddevicetracker report forecasts the worldwide market for implantable cardiac rhythm management devices will reach about ...Learn More
Analysis predicts growth for global lumbar spine fusion market
A Market Reports World analysis predicts the worldwide lumbar spine fusion market will see a 4.9% compound annual growth ...Learn More
New board member named by Illumina
Caroline Dorsa, former executive vice president and chief financial officer at Public Service Enterprise Group, has been ...Learn More
Tracking the neurodegenerative disease haunting American football
Aethlon Medical subsidiary Exosome Sciences is supporting a clinical trial involving 200 retired professional football ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for Volpara's density-measuring software
A study of 111,898 mammograms from 53,239 women found use of Volpara Solutions' Volpara Density software in automatic breast ...Learn More
Toric intraocular lens unveiled by Alcon
The AcrySof IQ PanOptix Toric intraocular lens has been launched by Alcon for correcting pre-existing corneal astigmatism ...Learn More
W.L. Gore's balloon-expandable stent graft wins FDA nod
The FDA has given W.L. ...Learn More
Guiding sheaths recalled by Bard Peripheral Vascular
A recall was initiated by Bard Peripheral Vascular involving 101 of its Halo One Thin-Walled guiding sheaths, which are ...Learn More
We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.
...Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, scientist
Private placement brings in $34M for AirXpanders
A private placement of common stock has brought in approximately $34 million for Palo Alto, Calif.-based AirXpanders. ...Learn More
Royal Philips reaches $180M partnership deal with Bon Secours hospitals
A strategic partnership agreement valued at $180 million has been reached by Royal Philips and Bon Secours Charity Health ...Learn More
Rights offering could bring in $13.5M for Presbia
A rights offering of up to 4.5 million shares has been priced by Presbia in hopes of obtaining as much as $13.5 million. ...Learn More
BioVentrix obtains $7.9M in funding round
An offering of convertible notes involving 127 anonymous investors has pulled in $7.9 million for BioVentrix, an SEC filing ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $7.4M for Tela Bio
A round of equity financing involving 16 unnamed investors has brought in $7.4 million for Malvern, Pa.-based Tela Bio, ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global implantable medical devices market
A Research and Markets report predicts the worldwide market for implantable medical devices will hit $54.28 billion by 2025 ...Learn More
First pediatric procedure using SynCardia temporary artificial heart recorded
A patient at Ann & Robert H. ...Learn More
OssDsign's patient-specific cranial implant cleared by FDA
Sweden-based OssDsign has obtained 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its OSSDSIGN Cranial PSI, a 3D-printed patient-specific ...Learn More
AdvaMed comments on FDA's home-use device label e-submission rule
The FDA's proposed rule requiring electronic submission of certain home-use medical device labels and package inserts to be ...Learn More
Gramercy's bone screw system wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics 510(k) clearance for its GEO bone screw system, which offers double sterile ...Learn More
If you don't like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less.
...Eric Shinseki, military leader
Temasek invests $800M in Verily Life Sciences
Singapore-based investment firm Temasek has acquired an undisclosed minority stake in Verily Life Sciences, a maker of ...Learn More
Bigfoot Biomedical gets boost from type 1 diabetes research fund
Milpitas, Calif.-based Bigfoot Biomedical, developer of the Smartloop automated insulin delivery system, has secured an ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $20M for Medrobotics
A round of equity financing involving 12 anonymous investors has brought in approximately $20 million for Raynham, ...Learn More
Axiomed obtains $1M in funding round
A round of equity funding involving three unnamed investors has pulled in $1 million for Axiomed, according to a filing with ...Learn More
New CEO named by RTI Surgical
Camille Farhat, former president and CEO of American Medical Systems, has been tapped to serve as CEO of RTI Surgical ...Learn More
Medtronic scores reimbursement win for leadless pacemaker
A ruling has been issued by the CMS to permit coverage with evidence development for the Micra Transcatheter Pacemaker ...Learn More
Medtronic's drug-coated balloon gets IDE from FDA
The FDA has given Medtronic an investigational device exemption to conduct a trial assessing the efficacy and safety of its ...Learn More
Digital surgery prototype unveiled to partners by Verb Surgical
Johnson & Johnson's joint venture with Verily Life Sciences, Verb Surgical, said Thursday its first digital surgery ...Learn More
FDA clears screw systems from DePuy Synthes
DePuy Synthes has obtained clearance from the FDA to market its VIPER and EXPEDIUM Fenestrated Screw Systems, which are ...Learn More
Implanet's spinal implant wins clearance from FDA, EU
The FDA has granted Implanet 510(k) clearance for its Jazz Frame spinal implant, a system of connectors designed for ...Learn More
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MedTech Innovator is the industry's nonprofit global competition and accelerator. ...Learn More
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...Aldous Huxley, writer
Abbott CEO announces plans, expectations for 2017
Abbott Laboratories will take a break from mergers, acquisitions and share buybacks this year and concentrate on debt ...Learn More
Abbott's $5.8B Alere merger receives clearance from EU
Abbott Laboratories' acquisition of Alere, valued at $5.8 billion, has obtained clearance from the European Commission ...Learn More
Offering could pull in $24.8M for InspireMD
An offering of Series C convertible preferred stock and stock purchase warrants could bring in $24.8 million for InspireMD, ...Learn More
Thermedical obtains $3M in funding round
A round of financing has pulled in $3 million for soft tissue ablation technology maker Thermedical. ...Learn More
Tender offer for Derma Sciences shares initiated by Integra Derma
A cash tender offer for all outstanding common and preferred shares of Derma Sciences has been initiated by Integra ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global arthroscopy market
A GlobalData report predicts the worldwide arthroscopy market will reach $5.73 billion by 2023 with a 4.6% compound annual ...Learn More
Leveraging existing technologies could drive Cancer Moonshot success
The use of existing lifesaving technologies, namely radiotherapy, big data and immunotherapy, can serve as a starting point ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Medtronic's drug-coated balloon
Data from two clinical study patient cohorts in Belgium and Asia showed positive results for Medtronic's In.Pact Admiral ...Learn More
EU OKs Neural Analytics' transcranial doppler ultrasound system
European regulators have given Neural Analytics CE mark approval for its Lucid M1 transcranial doppler ultrasound system, a ...Learn More
EU restores approval of Endologix's AFX and AFX2 stent grafts
European regulators have reinstated CE mark approval for Endologix's AFX and AFX2 endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm ...Learn More
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...Ovid, poet
Deal to acquire Valtech Cardio completed by Edwards Lifesciences
The cash-and-stock acquisition of Israel-based Valtech Cardio, valued at $340 million plus $350 million in potential ...Learn More
J&J eyes strategic deals for diabetes care units
Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said it is weighing a potential sale, operating partnerships, joint ventures and other ...Learn More
Israeli nitinol wire component maker acquired by Vention Medical
Lithotech Medical, an Israel-based maker of nitinol wire components, has been acquired by South Plainfield, N.J.-based ...Learn More
Intuitive Surgical expects slower growth in da Vinci surgical robot use
Intuitive Surgical said Tuesday changes in competitive factors and hospital trends will drive a slower year-over-year growth ...Learn More
Analysis predicts growth for hip, knee orthopedic surgical implants market
The global market for hip and knee orthopedic surgical implants will reach $33 billion by 2020 due to strong demand and ...Learn More
Trial of InVivo's neuro-spinal scaffold yields improvement in 6th patient
A patient in a study of InVivo Therapeutics' Neuro-Spinal Scaffold has demonstrated signs of improvement, transitioning from ...Learn More
AGTC teams up with Bionic Sight on optogenetic therapy development
Applied Genetic Technologies has reached a partnership with early-stage medtech firm Bionic Sight to create an optogenetic ...Learn More
FDA clears Prescient Surgical's wound retraction, protection system
Prescient Surgical, a San Carlos, Calif.-based surgical device spinout of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, has ...Learn More
EU OKs smaller version of Medtronic's directional atherectomy device
European regulators have given Medtronic CE mark approval for a 6 French version of its HawkOne directional atherectomy ...Learn More
BD's catheter system cleared by FDA for certain recurrent pleural effusions
The FDA has granted Becton Dickinson clearance to market its PleurX catheter system for use in treating patients with ...Learn More
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...Laozi, philosopher
AdvaMedDx launches global effort to combat antimicrobial resistance
A global initiative aimed at increasing the use of diagnostic tests to fight antimicrobial resistance has been announced by ...Learn More
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Funding round pulls in $35M for Atlas Genetics
A round of Series D financing involving Johnson & Johnson Innovation-JJDC and other investors has brought in $35 million for ...Learn More
Offering brings in $19M for EnteroMedics
EnteroMedics on Monday announced the completion of an underwritten public offering of common stock, stock purchase warrants ...Learn More
Chief commercial officer named by Bioventus
John Nosenzo, senior vice president of global customer operations at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, has been tapped to serve ...Learn More
Goldberger resigns as Xtant Medical CEO, director
Dan Goldberger has stepped down as CEO of Xtant Medical and as a director of the company and its subsidiaries. ...Learn More
Donald Trump: Questions medtech needs to ask
From tax breaks to Obamacare repeal, medtech companies are likely due to experience major changes under President Donald ...Learn More
Study shows positive results for SI-Bone's iFuse Implant System
A study in the International Journal of Spine Surgery showed positive results for SI-Bone's iFuse Implant System, a ...Learn More
PathMaker, French research center partner on neuromodulation device trials
A partnership with France's Brain and Spine Institute has been announced by PathMaker Neurosystems to conduct human clinical ...Learn More
7D Surgical's image guided surgery system cleared by FDA, Canada
The FDA has given Toronto-based 7D Surgical clearance to market its Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery system, which ...Learn More
FDA clears Ethicon's 45-mm endocutter with gripping surface tech
The FDA has granted Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon 510(k) clearance for its Echelon Flex 45-mm endocutter with ...Learn More
Bone Index's next-gen osteoporosis diagnosis device wins FDA clearance
The second-generation Bindex point-of-care device model, developed by Bone Index for diagnosing osteoporosis, has been ...Learn More
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
...Rudyard Kipling, writer
Acquisition of Megadyne Medical announced by Ethicon
Megadyne Medical Products, an electrosurgical tools maker, has been acquired by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon ...Learn More
Plan to raise $8M in funding round dropped by Great Basin
Great Basin Scientific has filed to withdraw its planned round of equity financing aimed at raising $8 million, which would ...Learn More
Funding round brings in $7.2M for Minn. medtech startup
A round of Series A funding led by Venture Investors and Baird Capital has brought in $7.2 million for Eden Prairie, ...Learn More
Offering could pull in $4.5M for Amedica
A public offering of common stock and warrants has been priced by Salt Lake City-based Amedica in hopes of obtaining about ...Learn More
Interpace Diagnostics could obtain $4M in securities purchase deals
Interpace Diagnostics has entered into a registered direct offering and a private placement with three undisclosed ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global orthopedic devices market
A Market Research Engine report predicts the worldwide market for orthopedic devices will reach $47.5 billion by 2022 with a ...Learn More
Researchers use biomaterials to create scaffolds for bone healing
University of Helsinki researchers have come up with a technique that promotes regrowth of bones and settling of implants ...Learn More
Smart needle created by scientists to improve brain biopsy safety
Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have developed a smart needle that works with special computer ...Learn More
AdvaMed's Scott outlines group's priorities, goals for 2017
JC Scott, head of government affairs at AdvaMed, discusses the group's continuing effort to lobby for the permanent repeal ...Learn More
EU OKs ACT's esophageal cooling device for use with Stryker's system
European regulators have given Advanced Cooling Therapy CE mark approval for its Esophageal Cooling Device for use with the ...Learn More
My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.
...George Eliot, writer
Private placement pulls in $26.1M for ViewRay
A private placement of common stock and warrants led by Puissance Capital Management has brought in $26.1 million for ...Learn More
Promissory notes issuance announced by Xtant for interest payments
New convertible promissory notes have been issued by Xtant Medical to two investors to pay $67,145 in interest from some ...Learn More
Bovie Medical, ConMed reach global sales channel partnership deal
A global sales channel partnership agreement has been reached by Clearwater, Fla.-based Bovie Medical and Utica, N.Y.-based ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global sports medicine market
A Grand View Research report predicts the worldwide sports medicine market will see a 7.8% compound annual growth rate ...Learn More
Trial of next-gen balloon device launched by CardioFocus
A trial has been launched by CardioFocus to assess its next-generation HeartLight Excalibur, a balloon device, intended for ...Learn More
Study advances for InVivo Therapeutics' neurospinal scaffold
The 11th patient in a trial of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold has been enrolled by InVivo Therapeutics. ...Learn More
Next-gen app-based ultrasound device introduced by GE Healthcare
The Vscan Extend, a next-generation hand-held ultrasound device that comes with wireless capabilities to enable integration ...Learn More
FDA clears Precision Spine's anterior cervical interbody system
The FDA has given Parsippany, N.J.-based Precision Spine clearance to market its ShurFit ACIF 2C anterior cervical interbody ...Learn More
CyMedica's wireless muscle stimulation device wins FDA clearance
CyMedica Orthopedics has obtained clearance from the FDA to market its wireless muscle stimulation device called e-vive, ...Learn More
There are two ways of exerting one's strength: One is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
...Booker T. Washington, writer, educator and orator
Public offering could pull in $16.5M for EnteroMedics
An underwritten public offering of common stock, convertible preferred stock and stock purchase warrants has been priced by ...Learn More
Corindus boosts revenue outlook, unveils plans for year
Corindus Vascular Robotics said Tuesday it expects to see higher-than-previously-projected overall revenue this year in the ...Learn More
Hitachi to consolidate units into new advanced medtech, informatics entity
Hitachi said its subsidiaries Hitachi Aloka Medical America and Hitachi Medical Systems America will be consolidated into ...Learn More
DePuy Synthes, Aspect partner on bioprinted tissue device development
A bioprinted tissue device will be developed by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes for surgical knee meniscus ...Learn More
Interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular devices market poised for growth
A Research and Markets report predicts the worldwide market for interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular devices ...Learn More
Study: Seniors implanted with ICDs after cardiac events have high survival rate
A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found almost 80% of patients ages 65 and older who received an ...Learn More
Abbott's DRG neurostimulation system debuts in Europe
The Proclaim DRG Neurostimulation System, an implant that provides electric stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion to ...Learn More
FDA clears MindChild Medical's noninvasive fetal heart monitor
MindChild Medical has obtained clearance from the FDA to market its Meridian M110 noninvasive fetal heart monitor, a device ...Learn More
EU OKs blood flow monitor from Edwards Lifesciences
European regulators have given Edwards Lifesciences CE mark approval for its HemoSphere blood flow monitor, a hemodynamic ...Learn More
SpineGuard's DSG integration module wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given SpineGuard clearance to market its Dynamic Surgical Guidance integration module for use with Zavation's ...Learn More
Every time man makes a new experiment, he always learns more. He cannot learn less.
...R. Buckminster Fuller, architect and inventor
Funding round pulls in $4M for Femasys
A round of financing involving eight investors has brought in $4 million for Atlanta-based Femasys, according to a filing ...Learn More
POPS! Diabetes Care obtains $1.2M-plus in funding round
A round of seed financing has pulled in more than $1.2 million for Stillwater, Minn.-based POPS! ...Learn More
Compliance with Nasdaq's listing requirement regained by Interpace
Interpace Diagnostics has regained compliance with Nasdaq's $1-per-share minimum closing bid price requirement following a ...Learn More
Siemens Healthineers reaches MRI software partnership with Biogen
An agreement has been reached by Siemens Healthineers and Biogen to quantify key markers of multiple sclerosis disease ...Learn More
New president of Americas named by Zimmer Biomet
Robert Delp, former vice president of US sales at Zimmer Biomet, has been tapped to serve as president of the company's ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Abbott's DRG stimulation therapy
Three-month and 12-month data from a study in the journal Pain showed positive results for Abbott's dorsal root ganglion ...Learn More
New site added by InVivo Therapeutics for neurospinal scaffold study
InVivo Therapeutics has added the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque as a clinical site for the trial of its ...Learn More
Willow smart breast pump is standout at CES 2017
The Willow smart breast pump, a connected device that can be worn inside a nursing bra to allow mothers to pump breast milk ...Learn More
Medtronic's 34 mm TAVR system wins approval from EU
European regulators have granted Medtronic CE mark approval for its CoreValve Evolut R 34 mm transcatheter aortic valve ...Learn More
EU OKs Intact's endovascular system for post-below-knee PTA dissection repair
European regulators have given Intact Vascular CE mark approval for its Tack endovascular system for use in arterial ...Learn More
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...Leo Tolstoy, writer
Bio-Rad announces acquisition of RainDance Technologies
Bio-Rad Laboratories on Monday announced it reached an agreement to pay an undisclosed amount for RainDance Technologies, a ...Learn More
Trendlines Medical Singapore wins $1.55M grant for medtech investments
Trendlines Medical Singapore, a Trendlines Group unit that invests in early-stage medtech companies, has secured a grant ...Learn More
Report: Global CT market reached $4.9B in 2016
A Kalorama Information report found the worldwide computed tomography market reached $4.9 billion in 2016 due to more ...Learn More
Medtech takes a wait-and-see approach to ACA repeal
Some major medical device industry lobbying groups are staying mum for now about the expected repeal of the US Affordable ...Learn More
Study of Boston Scientific's heart device approved by CMS
Boston Scientific has obtained approval from the CMS for a randomized study of its Watchman left atrial appendage closure ...Learn More
Calif. hospital reports installation of Mazor's surgical guidance system
Mazor Robotics' Mazor X surgical guidance system has been installed at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas in California for ...Learn More
Safe Orthopaedics announces European launch of cervical cage bone substitute
A bone substitute has been launched in Europe by French medtech firm Safe Orthopaedics for its Walnut cervical cage. ...Learn More
Chinese firm debuts whole genome NGS-based test for healthy individuals
The HealthySeq, a whole genome next-generation sequencing-based liquid biopsy test that uses circulating extracellular ...Learn More
NICE announces delay to planned charges for device, drug appraisals
Plans to charge medical device, diagnostics and pharmaceutical companies fees of up to approximately $349,000 for every ...Learn More
Physio-Control issues warning on battery risks in AEDs
A notice has been issued by Physio-Control urging users of its LIFEPAK 1000 automated external defibrillators to immediately ...Learn More
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...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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Offering pulls in $7.9M for OtoNexus Medical
An equity offering has brought in $7.9 million for Seattle-based OtoNexus Medical Technologies, bringing the company closer ...Learn More
Qaelum NV signs tech integration partnership with Virtual Phantoms
Virtual Phantoms' VirtualDoseCT software for organ radiation dose measurement will be integrated into Qaelum NV's Dose ...Learn More
VisionCare's telescope implant gets IDE from FDA
The FDA has given VisionCare an investigational device exemption to conduct a clinical trial of its implantable miniature ...Learn More
Aurora Spine's patent for interspinous fusion implants receives US allowance
Carlsbad, Calif.-based Aurora Spine has obtained allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its patent ...Learn More
Abbott announces US launch of cardiac arrhythmia mapping devices
The EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system and Advisor FL Circular Mapping Catheter Sensor Enabled have been launched by ...Learn More
Discussion paper on lab-developed test regulation issued by FDA
A discussion paper has been released by the FDA to provide insights on how it intends to develop regulations for ...Learn More
FDA clears Whale Imaging's next-gen surgical imaging technology
Waltham, Mass.-based Whale Imaging announced it received clearance from the FDA to market its G-Arm B6 Duo, the ...Learn More
FujiFilm's UHF clinical ultrasound system wins clearance from Canada
Health Canada has granted FujiFilm VisualSonics clearance for its Vevo MD, an ultra-high-frequency clinical ultrasound ...Learn More
Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.
...Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US president
OrthoAccel gets $15M boost, announces management changes
A total of $15 million in proceeds has been raised by Bellaire, Texas-based OrthoAccel Technologies in a second round of ...Learn More
Financing round pulls in $6M for Clearwater Clinical
A round of Series A financing led by Whitecap Venture Partners has brought in $6 million for Ottawa, Ontario-based mobile ...Learn More
Medovex, AlfaMed sign distribution deal for DenerveX System
An agreement has been reached by Atlanta-based Medovex and Italian spine surgery equipment supplier AlfaMed to distribute ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global spinal fusion market
A GlobalData report predicts the worldwide spinal fusion market will hit $9 billion by 2023 with a 3.4% compound annual ...Learn More
Smith & Nephew's chief financial officer steps down
Julie Brown left her post Wednesday as chief financial officer and director of Smith & Nephew, the company ...Learn More
Data show positive results for sleep technologies from ResMed, EarlySense
A PricewaterhouseCoopers white paper showed the use of ResMed's myAir app for tracking continuous positive airway pressure ...Learn More
Next-gen surgical navigation system debuted by Royal Phillips
A next-generation hybrid operating room system that provides a 3D augmented-reality view of the external and internal ...Learn More
Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions announces launch of table lateral system
The Allen Advance Table Lateral System has been introduced by Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions as a complement to its Allen ...Learn More
AdvaMed praises Senate bill on medical device tax repeal
A bipartisan bill that would repeal the medical device tax through an amendment to the Internal Revenue Code was ...Learn More
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Final guidance on benefit-risk determinations for IDEs issued by FDA
A final guidance has been released by the FDA outlining the factors it weighs when making evaluations of risks and benefits ...Learn More
I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the nonsuccessful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard.
...Steve Jobs, entrepreneur
Integra LifeSciences to pay $204M for Derma Sciences
Integra LifeSciences has entered into an agreement to acquire tissue regeneration company Derma Sciences for approximately ...Learn More
POC Medical Systems gets $21M boost
A round of Series A financing led by BioVentures Investors has brought in $21 million for POC Medical Systems. ...Learn More
Avex obtains $7.6M in funding round
A round of funding has pulled in $7.6 million for Grand Junction, Colo.-based Avex, which intends to use the money to launch ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $1M for Supercraft3D
Supercraft3D, a startup that makes diagnostic imaging-based medical models, implants and surgical instruments using ...Learn More
Analysis predicts growth for global spine surgery market
A WiseGuyReports analysis predicts the worldwide spine surgery market will see a 5.49% compound annual growth rate through ...Learn More
Hologic names new regional president for EMEA, Canada
Jan Verstreken has been tapped to serve as regional president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Canada at Hologic. ...Learn More
Spinal Simplicity receives 6 new patents in 2016
Six new patents have been secured by Overland Park, Kan.-based Spinal Simplicity in 2016, bringing the company's total ...Learn More
Arterys' medical imaging analytics software cleared by FDA
The FDA has granted San Francisco-based Arterys 510(k) clearance for its Arterys Cardio DL medical imaging analytics ...Learn More
Teleflex's catheter tip placement device wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given Teleflex clearance to market its Arrow VPS Rhythm Device with Optional TipTracker Technology. ...Learn More
SonaCare secures FDA clearance for updated prostate tissue ablation device
An updated version of the Sonablate device, developed by Charlotte, N.C.-based SonaCare Medical for focused ablation of ...Learn More
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
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Software security patch for cardiac devices offered by Abbott's St. Jude
Abbott Laboratories has provided a software patch to protect its St. ...Learn More
ResMed's connected CPAP device wins FDA clearance
The FDA has given ResMed 510(k) clearance for its AirMini, a small continuous positive airway pressure device that functions ...Learn More
FDA clears ivWatch's pediatric IV therapy monitoring device
The FDA has granted ivWatch 510(k) clearance for its Model 400 medical device for monitoring pediatric intravenous therapy. ...Learn More
EU OKs Globus Medical's robotic trajectory guidance, navigation system
European regulators have given Globus Medical CE mark approval for its Excelsius GPS, a robotic trajectory guidance and ...Learn More
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...Theodore Thornton Munger, minister
Pfizer, ICU Medical modify terms of Hospira Infusion Systems sale
Terms of a deal to sell Pfizer's Hospira Infusion Systems to ICU Medical have been revised to adjust the transaction's value ...Learn More
Hatteras Venture's 5th life sciences fund gets $150M-plus in capital
Hatteras Venture Partners has raised more than $150 million in capital for the Hatteras Venture Partners V fund, its fifth ...Learn More
Owlstone Medical gets $11.3M boost
A round of financing involving existing investors has pulled in approximately $11.3 million for Owlstone Medical, a UK-based ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $901K for Synaptive Medical
A round of equity financing involving six anonymous sources has brought in $901,256 for Synaptive Medical, according to a ...Learn More
Adaptive to partner with Amgen on NGS-based ALL assay
Adaptive Biotechnologies intends to develop and commercialize its clonoSEQ next-generation sequencing-based immune profiling ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for US implantable medical devices market
A Transparency Market Research report predicts the US market for implantable medical devices will reach $73.9 billion by ...Learn More
5 BCBS affiliates now cover Myriad's breast cancer test
Independence Blue Cross, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Blue Cross ...Learn More
Canada OKs hand-held scanner from Siemens Healthineers
Health Canada has given Siemens Healthineers approval for its Acuson P500 Frosk, a hand-held ultrasound unit that comes in a ...Learn More
FDA issues order to reclassify surgical mesh instruments
A final order has been issued by the FDA reclassifying surgical mesh instrumentation for treating female stress urinary ...Learn More
FDA to consider de novo petition for Claret's Sentinel CPS
The FDA's Circulatory System Devices Panel will meet Feb. ...Learn More
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
...Aldous Huxley, writer
Illumina's liquid biopsy startup seeks at least $1B in funding round
Illumina on Thursday said a round of Series B financing involving undisclosed private and strategic investors could pull in ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $21.5M for Exact Imaging
A round of Series C financing co-led by Lumira Capital and Vesalius Biocapital has brought in $21.5 million for Exact ...Learn More
Cereve secures $38M in financing round
Oakmont, Pa.-based Cereve, which makes the Cereve Sleep System for treating patients with insomnia, has raised $38 million ...Learn More
Intuity Medical receives $15M funding boost
A round of Series C funding has pulled in an additional $15 million for Intuity Medical, bringing the round's total proceeds ...Learn More
Private placement pulls in $7M for NeuroMetrix
A private placement involving 7,000 shares of Series E convertible preferred stock and stock purchase warrants has brought ...Learn More
Terumo signs Japanese distribution deal with Xenex
A deal has been reached by Terumo and Xenex to distribute Xenex's LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots in Japan. ...Learn More
EU patent issued to Implanet for JAZZ implant's universal tensioning system
The European Patent Office has granted France-based Implanet a patent for its JAZZ implant's universal tensioning system. ...Learn More
Canada approves Axonics' rechargeable Sacral Neuromodulation System
Health Canada has given Axonics Modulation Technologies approval for its rechargeable Sacral Neuromodulation System, which ...Learn More
Luminex's assay for antepartum GBS detection wins FDA clearance
Austin, Texas-based Luminex has obtained clearance from the FDA for its Aries Group B Streptococcus Assay for use in ...Learn More
Japan OKs Lombard's IntelliFlex delivery system for Aorfix stent graft
Lombard Medical has obtained approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its IntelliFlex Low ...Learn More
Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves.
...Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet and educator
$25B acquisition of St. Jude Medical completed by Abbott
Abbott Laboratories has completed its cash-and-stock acquisition of St. Jude Medical, valued at $25 billion, making St. ...Learn More
ConvaTec acquires EuroTec in $26.5M deal
EuroTec, a Dutch maker of ostomy systems and accessories, has been acquired by ConvaTec for approximately $26.5 million. ...Learn More
Silicon Valley Bank provides $3.7M loan package to Sphere Medical
A credit package worth about $3.7 million has been secured by Sphere Medical from Silicon Valley Bank, with half to be drawn ...Learn More
Report: Spinal, neurostimulation intervention products market poised for growth
A ReportBuyer report predicts the worldwide market for spinal and neurostimulation intervention products will reach $15.8 ...Learn More
Cleveland Clinic records deep brain stimulation surgery for stroke recovery
A patient at the Cleveland Clinic was the first to undergo deep brain stimulation surgery using Boston Scientific's Vercise ...Learn More
SGS compliance certification granted to Medovex's DenerveX System
Switzerland-based multinational testing and certification company SGS has awarded Medovex a certification of compliance for ...Learn More
Cook Medical's hybrid guide wire for urology reaches market
The Motion two-in-one hybrid guide wire has been launched by Bloomington, Ind.-based Cook Medical for use in urology ...Learn More
FDA clears blood volume algorithm-based device from Flashback
The FDA has given Flashback Technologies de novo clearance to market a device using its Compensatory Reserve Index ...Learn More
Draft guidance on 510(k) submissions for bone anchors issued by FDA
Draft guidance has been released by the FDA to update its 1996 guidelines on 510(k) submissions for bone-anchor devices, ...Learn More
EU OKs Global Kinetics' next-gen Parkinson's monitoring system
European regulators have given Global Kinetics CE mark approval for its second-generation Parkinson's KinetiGraph system, an ...Learn More
Everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself.
...Leo Tolstoy, writer
Interventional Spine assets acquired by DePuy Synthes
A purchase and development agreement has been reached by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes to acquire ...Learn More
Funding round stretched by Intact Vascular to $46M
Three investors in a round of Series B financing have exercised their right to invest additional capital in Intact Vascular, ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in about $178K for Titan Spine
A round of Series B financing involving nine investors has brought in $178,043 for Titan Spine, a filing with the SEC ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global surgical navigation systems market
A report by MarketResearchReports predicts the worldwide market for surgical navigation systems will see a 7.04% compound ...Learn More
New CEO named by Titan Medical
David McNally, former president, CEO and chairman of the board of Domain Surgical, has been tapped to serve as CEO of ...Learn More
Data show positive results for Augmenix's SpaceOAR system
Data from a Phase III clinical trial published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics showed ...Learn More
Advanced patient monitoring technologies debuted by Masimo in India
Advanced patient monitoring technologies Rad-97 Pulse-CO Oximeter and Next Generation SedLine Brain Function Monitoring have ...Learn More
AdvaMed lauds bill on medical device tax repeal
The Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017, which was introduced Tuesday in the House of Representatives and would ...Learn More
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FDA's device center implements earlier posting of device recall information
The FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health began releasing information Tuesday on its Medical Device Recalls ...Learn More
Hologic gets premarket approval from FDA for HIV-1 quantitative test
The FDA has given Hologic premarket approval for its Aptima HIV-1 Quant test, a quantitative nucleic acid amplification test ...Learn More
Making mistakes is the privilege of the active -- of those who can correct their mistakes and put them right.
...Ingvar Kamprad, business magnate
St. Jude Medical acquisition to be completed by Abbott this week
Abbott Laboratories said its acquisition of St. Jude Medical, valued at $25 billion, will be completed Wednesday. ...Learn More
Apollo Endosurgery finalizes reverse merger deal with Lpath
Austin, Texas-based medtech company Apollo Endosurgery has gone public after completing its reverse merger agreement with ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $5M for Trice Medical
A round of debt financing has brought in $5 million for Trice Medical, bringing the company closer to its $6.3 million goal, ...Learn More
NeuroVasc Technologies gets $1M boost
A round of financing involving three unnamed investors has pulled in $1 million for Laguna Hills, Calif.-based NeuroVasc ...Learn More
Report: Surgical equipment market poised for growth
The surgical equipment market will reach $20.3 billion by 2025 with a compound annual growth rate of more than 7%, according ...Learn More
Report predicts growth for global remote patient monitoring device market
A Research and Markets report predicts the worldwide market for remote patient monitoring devices will hit $1.9 billion in ...Learn More
Public to get early warnings about medical devices
The FDA will start providing the public with early warnings about medical devices that may be causing adverse events, under ...Learn More
First transcatheter tricuspid valved stent implantation recorded by NaviGate
A patient at the Cleveland Clinic was the first to undergo implantation using NaviGate Cardiac Structures' GATE tricuspid ...Learn More
Verily partners with Nikon unit on retinal imaging technologies
Verily and Nikon subsidiary Optos have partnered to develop machine learning-enabled retinal imaging technologies for ...Learn More
Benefit-risk guidance for medical device decisions finalized by FDA
A final guidance has been released by the FDA outlining benefit-risk factors for making decisions on medical device ...Learn More
FDA releases order to reclassify pedicle screw systems
The FDA has issued a final order reclassifying pedicle screw systems that work as an adjunct to fusion procedures from Class ...Learn More
Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.
...Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet
Intarcia Therapeutics gets $206M boost
The second part of a Series EE equity financing has brought in $206 million for Boston-based Intarcia Therapeutics, ...Learn More
Funding round pulls in $16.7M for Minerva Surgical
A round of funding involving 18 unnamed investors has brought in $16.7 million for Redwood City, Calif.-based Minerva ...Learn More
Boston Scientific challenge targets data analytics innovations in health care
Boston Scientific is calling on startups that use data analytics for patient care and health care efficiency optimization to ...Learn More
Analysis predicts growth for lumbar spine fusion market
A Market Report Worlds analysis predicts the global lumbar spine fusion market will see substantial growth through 2020 due ...Learn More
VIDA partners with OneMedNet on medical imaging data exchange
A partnership has been reached by precision pulmonary imaging firm VIDA Diagnostics and image exchange services provider ...Learn More
Apama Medical working on radiofrequency-balloon combo system for AFib
The Apama RF balloon catheter system, composed of a balloon, an RF generator and a sheath, is being developed by Apama ...Learn More
NanoVibronix's ultrasound-based wound device cleared by Canada
Canadian regulators have granted Elmsford, N.Y.-based NanoVibronix clearance to market its WoundShield, a patch-based device ...Learn More
Japan OKs NuVasive's lateral interbody fusion instruments reclassification
NuVasive's request for reclassification of its dilator and associated components used in the eXtreme Lateral Interbody ...Learn More
SmartBrief will not publish Monday
...In observance of the New Year's holiday, SmartBrief will not publish Monday. Publication will resume Tuesday.
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
510(k) Submissions Workshop
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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
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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)
Dec. 14 | WebinarIf you want to drive retention at your company, it's time to start mentoring. ...Learn More
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
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
...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
A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will...
...Walt Disney, cartoonist, film producer and business magnate
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
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Chembio Diagnostics enters deal to buy Malaysian point-of-care Dx firm
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Point-of-care device interface developer acquired by Siemens
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PAVmed, academic institutions team up on development of resorbable ear tubes
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First implantation of bionic vision system recorded by Pixium Vision
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Biotronik announces US launch of Inventra HF-T CRT-D
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Japan OKs bioresorbable heart stent from Abbott
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CorWave obtains $17.1M in funding round
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Funding round pulls in $2.15M for InnAVasc Medical
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LumenR's tissue retractor acquired by Boston Scientific
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San Antonio venture capital firm seeks more funding for medtech, biotech
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Synaptive Medical secures investment from General Atlantic
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EU awards RSP Systems $2.7M grant for glucose monitor
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Report predicts growth for US spine implants market
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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
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Arterys' 4D cardiac imaging software wins FDA clearance
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Vortex Biosciences' CTC capture system obtains FDA registration, EU nod
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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
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Cohero Health obtains $9M in funding round
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Second Sight's retinal prosthesis system obtains reimbursement codes
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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
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Boston Scientific's newest Lotus valve on hold in Europe
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Funding round pulls in $3.8M for Sunshine Heart
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Abiomed's Impella quality assurance program debuts
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Halt Medical gets license for InnerOptic's 3D guidance software
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Study shows positive results for Zimmer Biomet's fusion system
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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
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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
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SyntheticMR reaches MRI partnership with Siemens
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Biodesix's lung cancer test wins reimbursement from 3 insurers
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ISO certification granted to Exact Imaging
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Report predicts growth for global capsule endoscopy market
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Four lessons learned: Managing 21CFR Part 11 Compliance for medical devices
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Study shows positive results for Stryker's 3D-printed interbody cages
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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
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Becton Dickinson's vaginal pathogen panel cleared by FDA
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