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Journal Cover Medtech Insight
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   ISSN (Print) 1876-8008
   Published by Informa plc Homepage  [16 journals]
  • International Biomedical Devices Inc.
    • Abstract: An automated method to ensure a precise incision of the capsular bag for cataract surgery should soon be commercially available from International Biomedical Devices Inc. The Aperture Continuous Thermal Capsulotomy System (ApertureCTC) uses thermal energy delivered through a microincision to a 360-degree, small, steel ring placed on the anterior capsule to create a perfectly round and smooth incision in mere milliseconds.
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:00:07 -050
       
  • Medtech Execs On The Move, January 2016
    • Abstract: Recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the medical device and diagnostics industries.
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:00:01 -050
       
  • NIH To Fund Three Robotic Projects To Improve Health And Quality Of Life
    • Abstract: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to provide $2.2 million in funding over the next five years for the development of three innovative "co-robot" projects: an affordable hand-worn device to help the visually impaired grasp objects, a smart-walker to increase mobility in the elderly and a social-robot companion for children. The hand-worn device, which can detect a small object and help the blind user maintain alignment with the object while approaching it, has a global market potential of nearly $20 billion.
      PubDate: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 03:00:00 -050
       
  • Penumbra Continues Push Into Peripheral Therapies
    • Abstract: Penumbra Inc. continues its push into peripheral therapies with the recent US introduction of the POD Packing Coil, designed to occlude arteries and veins in conjunction with the company's Ruby and POD (Penumbra Occlusion Device) embolization products for the treatment of peripheral vascular conditions such as aneurysms and fistulas. The POD Packing coil, which earned a 510(k) in 2015 along with a neurovascular version of the device, grew out of the platinum coil technologies used to treat brain aneurysm.
      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 03:00:00 -050
       
  • Novel Molecular Imaging Technology Could Improve Tumor Margin Assessment
           During Breast Cancer Surgery
    • Abstract: A novel molecular imaging technology for intraoperative assessment of tumor margins during breast cancer surgery is positioned to not only improve patient outcomes, but to also reduce costs by eliminating the need for repeat surgeries. Lightpoint Medical has already received the CE mark for its product, which could be developed for use in other cancers, and a US launch could come as early as the first quarter of 2016.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 03:00:02 -050
       
  • Medical Device Deals Update, January 2016
    • Abstract: Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Medical Device Deals Update column is a survey of recent medtech M&A, alliance, and financing activity. This month’s column covers deals announced November-December 2015.
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 03:00:01 -050
       
  • Despite Unknowns, Companies Bet On Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
    • Abstract: Amid the success of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), strategic acquisitions of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) companies and the success of mitral valve repair device MitraClip, a group of companies are developing a number of minimally invasive options to repair mitral valves. Whether minimally invasive repair, replacement, or some combination will emerge as the best option for patients with mitral regurgitation remains unclear, and insiders say this road will be rockier than it was for TAVR.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:00:01 -050
       
  • MNA ANALYSIS: IVD Technology Companies Remain Popular Merger Targets In
           2015
    • Abstract: The most popular targets for mergers and acquisitions in the medical device space during 2015 were companies making in-vitro diagnostic tests and cardiovascular technology.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:00:00 -050
       
  • Top Medtech Insight Stories Of 2015
    • Abstract: Medtech Insight's top stories in 2015 were jam-packed with analyses and insight into some of the biggest and fastest-growing markets in medtech. Dominating the list of top stories for the year were articles on neuromodulation, orthopedics/spine, stroke, cardiovascular, 3-D printing, obesity, and digital health (free with registration.)
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 03:00:01 -050
       
  • BioControl Becomes Latest Company To Report Disappointing Outcomes With
           VNS Therapy For Heart Failure
    • Abstract: BioControl Medical has terminated the INOVATE HF trial of its CardioFit vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) for the treatment of heart failure after a pre-specified interim analysis showed the trial had little chance of meeting its primary endpoint. Despite the disappointing results, some physicians remain optimistic about VNS for heart failure and researchers continue to analyze patient subgroups and secondary endpoints to identify potential patients who might benefit from VNS therapy.
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:00:01 -050
       
  • Spine Market: Pure Plays Continue to Grab Share
    • Abstract: Amidst low growth and a potential rebound in the $9 billion global spine market, the pure-play spine companies, including NuVasive, Globus, K2M and LDR, continue to outperform and grab share from the diversified giants. Medtech Insight founder and former CEO Sharon O'Reilly reports on these companies and more from the 2015 North American Spine Society (NASS) conference in Chicago, where the latest news centered around ancillary approaches to fusion, patient-specific tools, robotics, biologics, expandable cages, MIS and cervical discs.
      PubDate: Thu, 07 Jan 2016 03:00:02 -050
       
  • Xenios Advances Novel i-cor Synchronized Cardiac-Assist System In Europe
    • Abstract: Xenios announced in late November that it had received CE mark for i-cor, an acute mechanical circulatory support device that provides assistance to a failing heart with an external, heartbeat-synchronized system that generates an artificial pulse. The company believes i-cor will open up new therapy options for the hundreds of thousands of patients in acute heart failure (cardiogenic shock) and in those undergoing high-risk interventions in the cath lab – a market opportunity estimated at $5 billion annually in the US and Europe alone.
      PubDate: Tue, 05 Jan 2016 03:00:01 -050
       
  • Perimeter Medical: Intraoperative Imaging Of Excised Tissue
    • Abstract: The Optical Tissue Imaging System (OTIS) from Toronto-based Perimeter Medical Imaging Inc. uses laser light to penetrate tissue and measure the density of different tissue types at a resolution roughly eight times that of ultrasound or X-ray. “
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:01 -050
       
  • Angle’s JNJ-trumping Liquid Biopsy System Could See Five-fold Jump
           In Near-Term Sales
    • Abstract: UK-based Angle plc began developing its circulating tumor cell capture system, Parsortix only in 2011, but the company is now moving into the commercialization phase and expecting a sharp sales ramp-up over the next couple of years.
      PubDate: Mon, 21 Dec 2015 03:00:03 -050
       
  • US Ortho Extremities/Soft-Tissue Repair Market To Grow $2.2 Billion By
           2019
    • Abstract: The US market for orthopedic extremities and soft-tissue repair products will grow by $2.2 billion over the next five years, according to a global market report from Medtech Insight. Major factors contributing to the strong growth of this market include: the expanding elderly demographic, an increase in the number of active adults who are prone to physical injuries, and improvements in biological material and implants that reduce complications and improve quality of life.
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Dec 2015 03:00:00 -050
       
  • Medical Device Deals Update, December 2015
    • Abstract: Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Medical Device Deals Update column is a survey of recent medtech M&A, alliance, and financing activity. This month’s column covers deals announced October-November 2015.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 03:00:00 -050
       
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Therapy: Opportunities And Challenges
    • Abstract: Amid the clinical and commercial success of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), companies are preparing for what is predicted to be an even larger market in minimally invasive mitral valve replacement and repair technologies; in the summer of 2015, strategics made huge bets in quick succession on promising replacement valves. There is a great deal of activity on the repair side, too, and debate is ongoing about technical and regulatory challenges and which technologies are likely to be appropriate for patients with various types of mitral valve regurgitation.
      PubDate: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 03:00:01 -050
       
  • DynoSense: Under The Tongue Health Scanner
    • Abstract: The handheld, battery-operated Dyno Sensor from DynoSense Corp. is a health scanner, akin to a digital thermometer, that can ascertain 33 critical health metrics via a small wireless device placed under the tongue for less than 60 seconds
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 03:00:00 -050
       
  • HiberGene's Under-An-Hour Meningitis Test Hits Europe
    • Abstract: Emerging Irish IVD company HiberGene Diagnostics has just CE marked HG Meningococcus, a molecular diagnostic test for bacterial meningitis that can detect Neisseria meningitidis in cerebrospinal fluid, whole blood and via a nasopharyngeal swab in less than one hour. The company is set to launch the test in Europe with distribution agreements in place for Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Turkey and Poland.
      PubDate: Wed, 09 Dec 2015 03:00:02 -050
       
  • Medtronic Targets Airway Management, Respiratory Monitoring For Rapid
           Growth
    • Abstract: Medtronic is moving quickly to increase its market share in airway management and respiratory monitoring and is expanding its product portfolio to help hospitals reduce the incidence of respiratory compromise and preventable adverse events. The company recently acquired Aircraft Medical and its video laryngoscopy business, launched its own laryngeal mask product and identified a wide range of potential applications for its fast-growing capnography product line.
      PubDate: Tue, 08 Dec 2015 03:00:01 -050
       
  • DJO Launches New EMPOWR 3D Knee Amid Growing Trend Toward Outpatient Total
           Joint Replacement
    • Abstract: DJO Global Inc. launched its new EMPOWR 3D Knee in November amid the growing trend toward outpatient total joint replacement in younger and more active patients. Advanced implant sizing and modernized instrumentation compared with the legacy 3DKnee system should also drive higher surgeon adoption rates.
      PubDate: Thu, 03 Dec 2015 03:00:02 -050
       
  • SPR Therapeutics: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation To Treat Pain
    • Abstract: The Smartpatch from SPR Therapeutics LLC stimulates the peripheral nerves that carry the pain signal to the central nervous system. The minimally invasive and reversible neurostimulation system can remain implanted for up to 60 days, offering therapy to patients in acute as well as chronic pain.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:00:02 -050
       
  • Medtech Execs On The Move, December 2015
    • Abstract: Recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the medical device and diagnostics industries.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:00:01 -050
       
  • PODCAST: Masimo CEO Bets Smart Glasses Are The Future Of Patient
           Monitoring
    • Abstract: When Masimo chairman and CEO Joe Kiani saw Atheer's smart glasses and virtual reality platform, he thought the possibilities for patient monitoring were endless. Now the two companies have joined forces and are moving quickly to turn virtual reality into a clinical reality with a prototype interactive display and novel patient monitoring system that they say has the power to transform health care and the market for patient monitoring, which is estimated at more than $2 billion in the US alone according to an upcoming report from Medtech Insight.
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:00:00 -050
       
  • INTERVIEW: Bioabsorbable Stents' No, Drug-Filled Stents Is Way
           Forward, Says Medtronic Cardiac Intervention CMO
    • Abstract: The world’s largest medtech pureplay, Medtronic, believes drug-filled stents (DFSs) will be a major advance in coronary stent technology, which is why it is bypassing bioabsorable technologies like Abbott’s Absorb BVS stent and planning its next steps toward bringing DFSs to market.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 03:00:00 -050
       
 
 
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