Funding Surgery

Caresyntax to acquire Syus; raises $45.6m

Released on December 13, 2019

Caresyntax announced today that it acquired operating room operations and cost analytics company Syus for an undisclosed amount after it raised nearly $46 million. […]

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CE Mark Patient Monitoring

Iradimed renews CE mark for MRI-safe patient monitor

Released on December 13, 2019

Iradimed (NSDQ:IRMD) today said it completed the CE mark renewal process and resumed shipments of its patient vital signs monitoring systems. “We […]

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Biotech

Cerus Corporation Announces New Five-Year INTERCEPT Blood System Agreement With Swiss Transfusion SRC

Released on December 12, 2019

New Five-Year Agreement Maintains Exclusive Use of INTERCEPT Platelets and Expands Use of INTERCEPT Plasma CONCORD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cerus Corporation (Nasdaq:CERS) announced […]

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Patient Monitoring

Nihon Kohden launches new patient monitor

Released on December 12, 2019

Nihon Kohden (TYO:6849) announced the U.S. launch of its Life Scope SVM-7200 series vital signs monitor for outpatient facilities and beds that […]

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FDA

It’s Official, Hahn Will Lead FDA

Released on December 12, 2019

FDA officially has a new boss. The U.S. Senate voted 72-18 on Thursday to confirm Stephen Hahn, MD, as the new FDA Commissioner. The […]

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Drug-delivery M&A

3M to sell drug-delivery biz to Altaris Capital Partners for $650m

Released on December 12, 2019

3M (NYSE:MMM) announced today that it entered into an agreement to sell most of its drug-delivery business to an affiliate of Altaris […]

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MedTech

Medical device excise tax would reduce R&D spending, report says

Released on December 12, 2019

The medical device excise tax will reduce research and development spending and impede innovation if reinstated in 2020, according to a […]

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FDA Cleared MedTech

ImpediMed lands expanded 510(k) clearance for Sozo

Released on December 12, 2019

ImpediMed this week said it received expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its Sozo bioimpedance spectroscopy device. The expanded clearance allows the […]

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Funding Gastroenterology

GI Windows raises $15m Series A

Released on December 12, 2019

GI Windows announced that it raised nearly $15 million in Series A financing for its next-generation technology for clinical procedures and tissue […]

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Women's Health

Clinical Innovations strengthens commitment to NICU with acquisition of SweetUms, BoogieBaby products

Released on December 12, 2019

Labor and Delivery and NICU market leader expands product offering in the NICU December 09, 2019 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time […]

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Digital Health Wearables

Digital assistant Notable nets large system deal with CommonSpirit

Released on December 12, 2019

Dive Brief: Digital assistant Notable has inked a partnership with its first major health system, CommonSpirit, as a slew of tech […]

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Drug-delivery Ophthalmology

Bausch + Lomb Introduces enVista® Toric MX60ET Intraocular Lens With StableFlex™ Technology

Released on December 12, 2019

New Hydrophobic Acrylic Toric IOL Combines Predictable Astigmatism Correction, Exceptional Rotational Stability, Controlled Unfolding and Improved Optical Recovery BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 11, […]

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Cardiology

Wearable Iron Lung Helps COPD Patients Breathe Easier

Released on December 12, 2019

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has few treatment options, with patients frequently experiencing shortness of breath. To address this most unwelcome […]

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Biotech

Haemonetics opens new Boston headquarters

Released on December 12, 2019

Haemonetics (NYSE:HAE) said this week it opened its new global headquarters in Boston. The new location will help the company bring together […]

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MedTech

Employees say Intuitive Surgical, J&J, Stryker best places to work in 2020

Released on December 12, 2019

Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Stryker (NYSE:SYK) were recently named as Glassdoor’s employees’s choice of Best Places to Work in 2020. Each year, […]

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MedTech

EC medical device group sheds new light on MDR, IVDR sampling codes

Released on December 12, 2019

Dive Brief: The European Commission’s Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) published new guidance Wednesday on incoming EU regulations. In two separate […]

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AI Radiology

RSNA 2019: 7 radiology innovations you need to know

Released on December 11, 2019

Nearly 53,000 people attended the 2019 Radiological Society of North America annual meeting in Chicago last week. And they heard the […]

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MedTech

Surgical stapler misuse tops list of health technology hazards

Released on December 11, 2019

An independent health safety group identified misuse of surgical staplers as a top health technology concern. The ECRI Institute, a nonprofit […]

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Ophthalmology Surgery

J&J Vision names new president of its global surgery division

Released on December 11, 2019

Johnson & Johnson Vision announced that the worldwide president of its surgical business, Tom Frinzi, plans to retire at the end […]

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FDA Cleared

FDA clears Cochlear piezoelectric hearing implant

Released on December 11, 2019

The FDA has cleared a second-generation pioezoelectric bone-conduction hearing implant from Cochlear (ASX:COH), the company announced today. The Osia 2 system is an […]

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Drug-delivery FDA

Beta Bionics’ bionic pancreas wins breakthrough status from FDA

Released on December 11, 2019

The FDA has granted Beta Bionics breakthrough device designation for its iLet bionic pancreas system. The designation provides Beta Bionics with priority FDA […]

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Drug-delivery

4 Trends and Expectations for Drug Delivery in 2020

Released on December 11, 2019

Recent years have seen considerable developments in the delivery of injectable medications. Modern patients, demanding drug therapies that are both effective […]

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FDA Cleared Orthopedic

FDA clears augmented glenoids for Shoulder Innovations system

Released on December 11, 2019

Shoulder Innovations announced today that it won FDA clearance for its InSet Plus augmented glenoids for the InSet total shoulder system. The […]

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Cardiology

Barry out as InspireMD CEO

Released on December 11, 2019

InspireMD (NYSE:NSPR) announced today that president & CEO James Barry is stepping down, effective Dec. 31, to pursue other opportunities. InspireMD is […]

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Biotech Cardiology Funding

Orchestra BioMed™ Secures $20 Million Financing Facility from Silicon Valley Bank

Released on December 10, 2019

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orchestra BioMed, Inc. (“Orchestra BioMed” or the “Company”), a biomedical innovation company providing high-impact solutions […]

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Ophthalmology Surgery

Toray Industries touts polymer optical fiber

Released on December 10, 2019

  Toray Industries said today that its Raytela polymer optical fiber provides for high-quality imaging in the minimally invasive medical device […]

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AI Healthcare

OrbitaASSIST AI-Powered Bedside Virtual Assistant: Interview with Nick White, Orbita Executive VP of Patient Care

Released on December 10, 2019

Boston-headquartered Orbita, a healthcare innovation company offering conversational AI platform and virtual health assistant solutions, has released the OrbitaASSIST, a voice-powered, […]

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