Imaging Ophthalmology

IBM Watson pulls the plug on Merge Eye, Topcon to take over

Released on October 16, 2019

Topcon Healthcare Solutions said today that it is partnering with IBM Watson Health Imaging to support a transition plan for the Merge Eye imaging […]

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FDA Approved

FDA approves Philips’ low-dose Stellarex balloons

Released on October 16, 2019

Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today that two of the company’s new Stellarex drug-coated balloons received FDA approval for the treatment of upper […]

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FDA MedTech

Intarcia Therapeutics takes another run at FDA approval

Released on October 16, 2019

Intarcia Therapeutics said last week that the FDA accepted its new drug application resubmission for ITCA 650 for the treatment of Type […]

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Cardiology MedTech

Acutus Medical and Innovative Health to collaborate to increase patient access to electrophysiology care

Released on October 16, 2019

Acutus Medical and Innovative Health have announced a partnership in electrophysiology that they say will offer advanced technology to improve patient […]

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Wearables

Sony’s launches new B-to-B mobile health platform including a wearable

Released on October 16, 2019

Sony is launching its mSafety mobile health platform that includes a smart wristwatch. Sony is debuting its new mSafety mobile health […]

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MedTech

Johnson & Johnson gains on Q3 beats

Released on October 15, 2019

Shares in JNJ gained this morning after the healthcare giant beat expectations for its third-quarter sales and earnings and raised its […]

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Biotech Diagnostics FDA

Ancestry takes on 23andMe, rolls out genetic health test services

Released on October 15, 2019

Dive Brief: Ancestry announced Tuesday it’s getting into the genetic health testing space with the launch of a two-tiered AncestryHealth platform […]

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MedTech

Silicon Valley Outranks Twin Cities as Top US Medtech Hub in Reader Survey

Released on October 15, 2019

For decades the Minneapolis-St. Paul region has stood out as a hotbed for medical device innovation. But other U.S. regions have […]

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MedTech

From Zero to $5.75 Billion: Velis Talks Building Medtech Powerhouses

Released on October 15, 2019

Christopher Velis is known as the co-founder of Auris Health, a surgical robotics company Johnson & Johnson acquired for $3.4 billion with […]

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MedTech Robotics

J&J Talks Up Surgical Robotics Plans

Released on October 15, 2019

Few medtech sectors are as hot as surgical robotics is right now, so it comes as no surprise that analysts tried […]

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FDA Structural Heart

Medtronic Launches Evolut Pro+ TAVR System: Interview with Dr. Pieter Kappetein

Released on October 15, 2019

Last month, Medtronic announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for and launch of the Evolut Pro+ TAVR […]

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MedTech

Nothing Basic About Abbott’s Diabetes Deal with Tandem

Released on October 15, 2019

Abbott and Tandem Diabetes Care dropped a big partnership announcement Tuesday that sent shares of Tandem up nearly 9.5% while DexCom shares […]

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Cardiology FDA Cleared

FDA Clears geko Muscle Pump Activator to Prevent VTE

Released on October 15, 2019

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) too often strikes bedridden patients in the hospital, and this is one of the main reasons that patients […]

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Spine Surgery

NuVasive Announces Conference Call and Webcast of Third Quarter 2019 Results

Released on October 15, 2019

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, […]

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Digital Health

Abbott deepens Type 2 diabetes play with Omada partnership

Released on October 15, 2019

Dive Brief: Abbott is widening its base of potential Type 2 diabetes FreeStyle Libre users by offering access to the glucose […]

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Cardiology

Admedus Turns Attention to TAVR Program

Released on October 14, 2019

Change is in the air for Admedus. The Brisbane, Australia-based company is selling off its CardioCel and VascuCel businesses to LeMaitre […]

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Diagnostics

Microfluidic Device for Rapid Lyme Disease Diagnosis

Released on October 14, 2019

Researchers at Columbia University have developed a microfluidic device that can diagnose Lyme disease in as little as 15 minutes. The […]

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Funding Imaging Spine

Xoran raises $8m for portable CT scanner

Released on October 14, 2019

Xoran Technologies said yesterday that it landed a total of $8 million from a matching grant program with the National Institutes of […]

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Funding Structural Heart

Edwards Lifesciences to put $100m into Costa Rica expansion

Released on October 14, 2019

Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) is slated to add a $100 million expansion and 500 new jobs by the end of 2020 in an […]

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Funding Structural Heart

Valfix Medical pulls in $1m for dual heart valve repair-replacement device

Released on October 14, 2019

Valfix Medical this week filed an SEC Form D reporting that it sold more than $1 million in an equity offering. The […]

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Cardiology

VA hospital launches study of CHF Solutions Aquadex FlexFlow device

Released on October 14, 2019

CHF Solutions (NSDQ:CHFS) said yesterday that a U.S. Veterans Administration hospital in Florida received approval to begin an outpatient study using its […]

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FDA Cleared

Sky Medical Technology Nabs FDA Clearance for VTE Device

Released on October 11, 2019

Sky Medical Technology Ltd. won FDA clearance for a device that stimulates calf muscles to prevent venous thrombosis in non-surgical patients […]

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Cardiology

iRhythm-Verily Partnership: Interview with iRhythm CEO Kevin King

Released on October 11, 2019

iRhythm and Verily announced a partnership last month to “co-develop solutions intended to provide early warning, diagnosis and management for patients, […]

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Cardiology

Penumbra Looks to Bolster Indigo Through CHEETAH

Released on October 11, 2019

The first patient has been enrolled in Penumbra’s CHEETAH post-market study to evaluate the Indigo System with CAT RX Aspiration Catheter […]

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Funding Ophthalmology

Myra Medical raises $3m seed round, lures ex-MVRx chief Chang as new CEO

Released on October 11, 2019

Newly formed Shifamed spinout Myra Medical said today that it closed a seed financing round worth $3.2 million and announced the appointment of Robert Chang […]

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Neuro

LivaNova recalls VNS generators

Released on October 11, 2019

LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) is recalling some of its Model 1000 SenTiva vagus nerve stimulation therapy (VNS) generators, which may reset themselves during therapy. […]

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FDA Vascular

New FDA guidance out for vascular device labels

Released on October 11, 2019

The FDA has issued two new final guidance documents governing labels for a variety of intravascular devices. One covers labels for intravascular catheters, […]

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