FDA Neuro Orthopedic

Abilitech aims to arm people with independence

Released on February 26, 2020

Some have dubbed Abilitech’s device “a wheelchair for the arms.” Its machined aluminum exoskeletal arm and breathable cloth vest use a […]

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Cardiology Funding Vascular

Aria completes $31m Series B for its pulmonary hypertension treatment device

Released on February 26, 2020

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treatment developer Aria CV announced today that it completed a $31 million Series B financing round. The proceeds from […]

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Funding Imaging Orthopedic Spine

Viseon closes $18m Series B

Released on February 26, 2020

Viseon announced yesterday that it closed a Series B financing round worth $18 million to support a number of company initiatives. The […]

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FDA Oncology Women's Health

FDA advises boxed warning for surgical devices half-decade after flagging cancer risk to women

Released on February 26, 2020

Dive Brief: FDA issued a series of updates Tuesday regarding a women’s health device safety issue spotlighted in a 2014 advisory […]

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M&A Orthopedic Spine

Wright Medical misses Q4 targets as Cartiva shortfall persists

Released on February 26, 2020

Dive Brief: Wright Medical’s fourth quarter sales, tucked into the to-be-acquired device maker’s annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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AI Healthcare Patient Monitoring

Consumer Technology Association creates standard for AI in healthcare

Released on February 25, 2020

The Consumer Technology Association rolled out a new standard for the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The standard, based on […]

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Cardiology Digital Health FDA

J&J and Apple Begin Enrollment for Heartline Study

Released on February 25, 2020

In the past few years, Apple has greatly increased its presence in healthcare. The Cupertino, CA-based company has received FDA nods […]

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CE Mark Neuro Radiology

Contour Treats Brain Aneurysms Using Single Device

Released on February 24, 2020

Cerus Endovascular, a firm based in Fremont, California, won the EU’s CE Mark for the Contour Neurovascular System, the company’s flagship […]

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Drug-delivery FDA Cleared Vascular

United Therapeutics and DEKA Announce Additional FDA Clearance Related to the Unity Subcutaneous Delivery System for Remodulin®

Released on February 24, 2020

Remunity™ expected to be available for patients by July 2020 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — United Therapeutics Corporation […]

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Diagnostics Neuro

Handheld Eye Scanner to Detect Autism Spectrum Disorder

Released on February 24, 2020

Researchers at Flinders University in Australia have developed a handheld eye scanner that could help to identify children with autism spectrum […]

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MedTech Robotics Surgery

CMR Surgical rolls out modular surgery robot to NHS hospitals

Released on February 21, 2020

U.K.-based surgery robot developer CMR Surgical has begun rolling out its Versius platform to National Health Service (NHS) hospitals and has […]

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Cardiology CE Mark

Abbott wins CE Mark for ICD device

Released on February 21, 2020

Abbott (NYSE:ABT) this week announced it received CE Mark for its Gallant implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator devices. The Gallant […]

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Cardiology Patient Monitoring

BioSig Technologies announces 100th patient case with its ECG booster

Released on February 21, 2020

BioSig Technologies (NSDQ:BSGM) announced today that it successfully completed 100 patient cases with its Pure EP electrocardiographic system. The Pure EP is […]

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Cardiology FDA Approved Structural Heart

Cardiovalve scores FDA wins for its transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement tech

Released on February 21, 2020

Cardiovalve (Or Yehuda, Israel) said today that U.S. FDA has granted a breakthrough device designation for its transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement system. […]

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Implants Spine

Genesys Spine launches Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System

Released on February 21, 2020

Genesys Spine has announced the launch of its Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System. The system consists of partially threaded and fully threaded […]

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Orthopedic Spine

Ortho, spine players Smith & Nephew, NuVasive and Globus post Q4 results

Released on February 21, 2020

Dive Brief: Smith & Nephew reported annual revenues exceeding $5 billion this week, sparking a 7% rise in its stock in […]

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Digital Health Drug-delivery Wearables

Insulet’s Omnipod to integrate with Dexcom, Abbott CGMs for automated, smartphone-controlled dosing

Released on February 20, 2020

Insulin pump maker Insulin announced partnerships yesterday with two of the leading continuous glucose monitor companies, Abbott and Dexcom. Both involve […]

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Cardiology M&A Structural Heart

Teleflex strikes $260M deal, gaining device used in TAVR procedures

Released on February 20, 2020

Dive Brief: Teleflex has struck a $260 million deal to buy IWG High Performance Conductors as it looks to build on […]

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Drug-delivery M&A MedTech

Integer expands to Israel

Released on February 19, 2020

Integer Holdings (NYSE:ITGR) today announced it has acquired medtech manufacturer Inomec, formally establishing its presence in Israel. The Plano, Texas-based company […]

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Cardiology Structural Heart

This heart valve can adapt as a child grows

Released on February 19, 2020

Boston Children’s Hospital is touting a new design that could allow children to maintain the same prosthetic heart valve until adulthood, […]

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Cardiology CE Mark Implants

Abbott Picks Up Key Approval for ICD Technology

Released on February 19, 2020

Abbott Laboratories has won CE mark for the new Gallant implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and CRT-D devices. The Abbott Park, Il-based company […]

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FDA Cleared Vascular

Surfacer FDA Cleared for Unusual Dialysis Central Venous Access

Released on February 19, 2020

The right internal jugular vein is typically the ideal access point for performing hemodialysis via a central venous catheter. Yet, in […]

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AI Healthcare MedTech

EU introduces AI strategy to build ‘ecosystem of trust’

Released on February 19, 2020

The European Commission unveiled today a sweeping set of proposals that it hopes will establish the region as a leader in […]

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Cardiology CE Mark FDA Cleared Imaging

Acutus Medical Secures FDA Clearance, CE Mark for SuperMap™ and Announces First Procedures in U.S. and Initial Experience in EU

Released on February 19, 2020

Breakthrough Technology Enables Super-Fast Electrical Mapping and Re-Mapping of the Entire Heart Chamber – Leading to Rapid, Efficient and Individualized Ablation […]

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Digital Health Drug-delivery Wearables

Abbott, Dexcom announce plans for CGM compatibility with Insulet system

Released on February 19, 2020

Dive Brief: Continuous glucose monitor market giants Dexcom and Abbott on Wednesday independently announced plans to integrate their newest technologies with […]

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AI Digital Health M&A

Medtech conglomerate Medtronic purchases Digital Surgery in bid to expand their Surgical Robotics arm

Released on February 18, 2020

US medical technology provider Medtronic has announced the acquisition of Digital Surgery, a UK-based company specialising in surgical AI and digital […]

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Cardiology MedTech Structural Heart

As CMS coverage decision nears, Abbott gears for MitraClip expansion

Released on February 18, 2020

Dive Brief: Awaiting a Medicare reimbursement decision any day for its MitraClip transcatheter mitral valve repair device, Abbott is expanding manufacturing […]

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