Cardiology Structural Heart

LivaNova to shutter mitral valve replacement line

Released on November 20, 2019

Dive Brief: LivaNova will end its transcatheter mitral valve replacement program as part of a broader restructuring of its heart valve […]

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FDA Cleared Ophthalmology

MiSight Contacts FDA Cleared to Slow Myopia in Kids

Released on November 20, 2019

Myopia is a very common condition in children, often progressing rapidly and triggering earlier onset of other eye conditions, such as […]

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Cardiology Public Offering

Abiomed stock recovers some as company further questions critical Impella studies

Released on November 20, 2019

Shares of heart pump company Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) recovered a bit today — a day after the company’s stock took a 20% dive after two critical […]

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Cardiology FDA

Getinge shares drop on news of more deaths, injuries linked to faulty IABPs

Released on November 20, 2019

Shares of Getinge (STO:GETI-B) dropped 5% today on news that the FDA had received 60 more reports of adverse events — […]

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Funding Orthopedic Spine

Curiteva raises $8M for spine implant tech

Released on November 20, 2019

Curiteva filed an SEC Form D to confirm the sale of $8 million in equity as it develops implants for complex spinal […]

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Diagnostics MedTech

Hologic unloads underperforming Cynosure medical aesthetics unit

Released on November 20, 2019

Dive Brief: Hologic said Wednesday it entered into a deal to sell off Cynosure, the underperforming medical aesthetics business it purchased […]

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Drug-delivery Funding

Tissium raises €39M to advance tech with drug delivery uses

Released on November 20, 2019

Tissium has raised €38.8 million ($42.9 million) to fund work on synthetic programmable polymers with applications in drug delivery and other […]

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Funding Imaging Sensors

Vayyar raises $109 million to bring its 4D radar imaging tech to more markets

Released on November 20, 2019

Vayyar Imaging, an Israeli startup that provides radar imaging sensor technology to multiple industries, has raised $109 million in a series […]

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M&A MedTech

Asian private equity group to buy Lumenis in $1B deal

Released on November 20, 2019

Dive Brief: Baring Private Equity Asia is set to buy Lumenis in a takeover that values the medtech company at more […]

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Cardiology FDA Structural Heart

BioVentrix Has Developed a Unique Way to Improve Heart Functionality

Released on November 19, 2019

BioVentrix is getting closer to bringing its transcatheter-based structural cardiovascular device to treat heart failure to the U.S. The private company […]

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Cardiology Funding Sensors

Peerbridge announces $11M raise to grow ECG ambulatory sensor patch business

Released on November 19, 2019

Peerbridge Health has closed $11 million in funding from Northwell Health, Ascent Biomedical Ventures, Olipan Investments and Kinled Holding, company founder […]

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Cardiology FDA

Medtronic Moves Past EPS Estimates

Released on November 19, 2019

Medtronic topped estimates in its latest earnings quarter. The Dublin-based company brought in earnings per share of $1.31, 3 cents ahead […]

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MedTech

Freudenberg Medical Launches Wave of Product and Process Innovations

Released on November 19, 2019

GLOUCESTER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Freudenberg Medical, a global developer and manufacturer of medical devices, components, and minimally invasive solutions, has launched a major […]

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M&A MedTech

Incoming Medtronic CEO to prioritize ‘aggressive’ tuck-in M&A, ‘reinvigorating’ diabetes unit

Released on November 19, 2019

Dive Brief: Medtronic’s best spine results in recent memory and expansion of TAVR technology into low-risk patient procedures supported Wall Street-beating quarterly […]

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Sensors Wearables

Wearable monitors help older people better manage diabetes – study

Released on November 19, 2019

Wearable monitors help older people better manage diabetes – study Older people with diabetes would benefit from using wearable glucose monitors […]

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CE Mark Robotics Surgery

Avatera Robot Cleared in Europe for Minimally Invasive Laparoscopies

Released on November 19, 2019

A German company called avateramedical GmbH won European regulatory approval for its avatera robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgical system. The CE Mark […]

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Cardiology

Boston Scientific issues safety notice for AngioJet Ultra consoles

Released on November 19, 2019

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) issued an urgent field safety notice to inform users of a correction to its AngioJet Ultra consoles that were […]

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Orthopedic

Exactech touts knee research

Released on November 19, 2019

Exactech (NSDQ:EXAC) revealed results from 10 new studies that the company said highlighted the benefit of its knee and shoulder implants. Two […]

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FDA Cleared Orthopedic

OrthoPediatrics launches PediFoot system

Released on November 19, 2019

OrthoPediatrics (NSDQ:KIDS) announced the U.S. launch of its PediFoot deformity correction system for feet after it won FDA 510(k) clearance months ago. […]

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Imaging

NanoVibronix wins reimbursement from CMS for PainShield device

Released on November 19, 2019

NanoVibronix (NSDQ:NAOV) announced today that it won a unique reimbursement code from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for its PainShield […]

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FDA MedTech

AdvaMed wants FDA to define ‘significantly’ improved for Safer Technologies Program eligibility

Released on November 19, 2019

Dive Brief: FDA’s effort to launch a new pathway to market for devices “reasonably expected to improve the benefit-risk profile of […]

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Cardiology Structural Heart

Edwards has edge over Medtronic in TAVR registry studies

Released on November 19, 2019

Dive Brief: Two registry studies have linked Edwards Lifesciences’ transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system to better outcomes than Medtronic’s rival […]

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FDA Approved Ophthalmology

FDA Approves First Contact Lens to Slow the Progression of Nearsightedness in Kids

Released on November 18, 2019

Children with nearsightedness (myopia) may now benefit from the first contact lens approved by FDA for slowing the progression of the […]

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Imaging Ophthalmology

Optical Coherence Tomography Finally Used to Measure Cartilage Health

Released on November 18, 2019

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging modality that provides a micron-level look at the tissues being examined. It is used […]

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Cardiology Vascular

LimFlow Shows ‘PROMISE’ During VIVA

Released on November 18, 2019

A firm that was labeled one of Medtech’s 16 Most Promising Private Companies by Canaccord Genuity earlier this year, has strong […]

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M&A Sensors Wearables

Massachusetts-based Biofourmis to acquire Zurich wearable company

Released on November 18, 2019

Biofourmis, which makes software-based therapeutic platforms, has purchased Biovotion, a company that makes a wearable biosensor. The financial details of the […]

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AI Sensors

Autonomous Monitoring of Healthcare Facilities Using AI and Advanced Sensors: Interview with Chakri Toleti, Founder and CEO of care.ai

Released on November 18, 2019

care.ai, an artificial intelligence company based in Florida, has partnered with Google to create an autonomous patient monitoring system. By combining […]

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