FDA Approved Implantables Neuro

Medtronic announces US launch of its InterStim Micro neurostimulator

Released on August 12, 2020

Medtronic has announced that its recently US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved InterStim Micro neurostimulator for sacral neuromodulation (SNM) therapy is […]

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CE Mark Ophthalmology Wearables

eSight Wins CE Mark for Wearable to Enhance Vision

Released on August 11, 2020

eSight has won CE mark for a wearable assistive technology that can enhance vision for people living with low vision and […]

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AI Drug-delivery M&A

Medtronic to acquire Companion Medical, expands diabetes business

Released on August 11, 2020

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today said it would acquire insulin pen manufacturer Companion Medical for an undisclosed amount. Companion Medical’s product portfolio includes the […]

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Funding Robotics Surgery

Vicarious Surgical raises $13.2M toward commercializing surgical robotics, VR

Released on August 11, 2020

Vicarious Surgical Inc. last week announced that it has raised $13.2 million in funding. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company said the latest […]

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Cardiology Funding Structural Heart

Neovasc raises $12.6M

Released on August 11, 2020

Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) announced today that it agreed to sell shares of its common stock in a registered direct offering worth approximately $12.6 […]

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Diagnostics MedTech

Hologic spending more than $50M to expand COVID-19 test production

Released on August 11, 2020

Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) is spending $50 million — including $14 million during its most recent quarter — to boost its production of COVID-19 […]

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Digital Health Healthcare

Digital health platform Xealth strikes partnership with another big health IT vendor

Released on August 10, 2020

Xealth, a startup working to solve some of the logistical challenges faced by digital health companies, struck a partnership with Cerner. […]

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M&A MedTech Ophthalmology

CooperVision acquires GP Specialists

Released on August 10, 2020

CooperVision (NYSE:COO) announced that it acquired customized orthokeratology contact lens manufacturer and distributor GP Specialists for an undisclosed amount. San Ramon, Calif.-based […]

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FDA Approved Neuro Wearables

Neurolief wins FDA breakthrough nod for wearable neuromod for depression

Released on August 10, 2020

Neurolief announced today that it received FDA breakthrough device designation for its Relivion DP system for treating major depression. Relivion is a […]

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Cardiology Funding Structural Heart

Conformal Medical raises $70 million

Released on August 10, 2020

Stroke prevention technology developer Conformal Medical filed an SEC Form D to confirm the sale of $70 million in an equity offering. Nashua, […]

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MedTech

Medtech and COVID-19: 7 things you need to know

Released on August 10, 2020

When COVID-19 set upon the U.S. in March, medtech executives only had a month at most to explain to analysts in […]

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Digital Health Imaging Women's Health

PulseNmore At-Home Tele-Ultrasound for Pregnant Women

Released on August 10, 2020

During these trying COVID days, patients have been limited in the care they receive because clinics have been limiting access and […]

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Diagnostics FDA Cleared Oncology

Guardant companion diagnostic gets FDA nod as 1st liquid biopsy with NGS

Released on August 10, 2020

Dive Brief: FDA Friday approved Guardant Health’s liquid biopsy diagnostic that uses next-generation sequencing (NGS) to identify patients with mutations of […]

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AR/VR Orthopedic Surgery

MicroPort and Osso VR Partner on Hip and Knee Surgery Training

Released on August 10, 2020

Earlier this year, Medgadget reported on how Osso VR, a virtual reality (VR) surgical training and assessment platform, has prioritized expanding […]

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FDA MedTech

BD’s FDA filing to update recalled Alaris pumps delayed by 6 months

Released on August 10, 2020

Dive Brief: BD plans to submit an updated 510(k) filing to the FDA for its Alaris infusion pump in the late […]

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Cardiology Structural Heart Vascular

Confluent Medical opens catheter development center in Austin, Texas

Released on August 10, 2020

Confluent Medical this week announced it has opened a Complex Catheter Design and Development Center in Austin, Texas. The facility is […]

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MedTech

Notified bodies list for incoming EU regs hits 20 with designation of DQS for MDR

Released on August 10, 2020

Dive Brief: Germany’s DQS Medizinprodukte has become the 16th notified body to be designated under the incoming Medical Device Regulation. The […]

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Biotech Diagnostics Funding

Sight Diagnostics raises $71M Series D

Released on August 7, 2020

Blood diagnostic testing developer Sight Diagnostics announced this week that it raised $71 million in a Series D financing round. Koch Disruptive Technologies, […]

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MedTech Neuro Surgery

LIVE from SNIS: Bridging therapy independently predicts haemorrhagic complications in atrial fibrillation associated stroke

Released on August 7, 2020

Exposure to bridging therapy independently predicts haemorrhagic complications—without improving functional outcomes—in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) associated stroke. The findings from […]

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Cardiology Digital Health Wearables

Samsung Announces Health-Focused Galaxy Watch3 Smartwatch

Released on August 7, 2020

Electronics giant Samsung recently held their virtual “Galaxy Unpacked” event where they announced the latest upgrades to their popular mobile devices. […]

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FDA Cleared Implantables Orthopedic

FDA clears LifeSpine anterior lumbar spacer system

Released on August 7, 2020

Spinal disorder treatment developer Life Spine announced that it received FDA clearance for its Plateau-A Ti anterior lumbar spacer system. Huntley, Ill.-based Life […]

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AI Digital Health Imaging

NIH launches imaging AI collaboration for COVID-19 and beyond

Released on August 7, 2020

The National Institutes of Health is turning to artificial intelligence and imaging scans to not only help detect cases of COVID-19 […]

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MedTech Oncology

Guardant growth slows in Q2 but still tops expectations

Released on August 7, 2020

Dive Brief: Guardant Health’s second quarter sales bump of 23% to roughly $66 million beat analysts’ estimates as both its precision oncology and development […]

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Cardiology Funding Public Offering

Acutus Medical launches IPO on Nasdaq

Released on August 6, 2020

Cardiac mapping technology developer Acutus Medical announced that it priced its initial public offering on the Nasdaq market. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company is […]

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Implantables MedTech Orthopedic

Conformis’ Surprising Strategic Shift to Standard Knee Implants

Released on August 6, 2020

The orthopedic company known for its customized knee implants now plans to sell a standard off-the-shelf knee in parallel to its higher-cost customized knee […]

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Digital Health MedTech Wearables

8 Devices that Help Treat, Manage, or Monitor COVID-19 Symptoms

Released on August 6, 2020

MD+DI takes a look at eight devices used to either help treat or manage symptoms of the virus. Some of these […]

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Cardiology CE Mark Implantables

Endologix Alto Abdominal Stent Graft for AAA Cleared in Europe

Released on August 6, 2020

Endologix, based in Irvine, California, won clearance in the European Union for its ALTO Abdominal Stent Graft System. The implant is […]

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