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  Medtech Insight
   Full-text available via subscription Subscription journal
   ISSN (Print) 1876-8008
   Published by Informa plc Homepage  [14 journals]
  • Orthopedics: Bracing For Change
    • Abstract: Despite ongoing economic pressures, the worldwide orthopedic market grew 3% in 2014, reaching $34.7 billion. Although consolidation continues to cause uncertainty and disruption in this space, manufacturers at this year’s AAOS meeting were upbeat about the future as they brace for changes in the competitive landscape, health care delivery, and reimbursement.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:05:20 -040
  • Medtronic Hints At Greater Diagnostic Focus
    • Abstract: At the IATI Biomed conference held in Tel Aviv in May, Medtronic executives hint at an increasing focus on diagnostics, personalized medicine, and patient outcomes.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:05:09 -040
  • Prevention/Innovation Key To Driving Down Hospital Infections
    • Abstract: The US market for infection control and biosafety products will see strong growth ahead as hospitals continue the battle against health care-associated infections with innovative products and services designed to prevent needlesticks, nosocomial infections, and the spread of antibiotic-resistant organisms.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:05:01 -040
  • Medical Device Deals Update, May 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 April-May 2015.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:01:04 -040
  • Glyconics: Infrared Spectroscopy To Detect And Manage COPD
    • Abstract: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remains a particularly difficult disease to accurately diagnose, with little improvement over the last 30 years. UK-based Glyconics Ltd. hopes to reliably detect COPD with an easy, five-minute, in-office procedure that uses a sputum sample to identify a handful of proprietary biomarkers specific for the disease.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:58 -040
  • Navigate Surgical Technologies: CT-Guided Dental Surgical Navigation
    • Abstract: The percentage of dentists placing dental implants could increase substantially in the coming months and years, thanks in part to a real-time, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) guided surgical navigation system scaled to an accessible level for a general practitioner. Inliant Clinical from Navigate Surgical Technologies Inc. uses optical motion tracking to increase drilling accuracy and streamline procedure workflows.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:54 -040
  • IBM Forms Health Company, Forges Partnerships With Apple, J&J, And
    • Abstract: Computing giant IBM has become the latest tech company to move into the health care space, setting up a dedicated business unit, IBM Watson Health, and signing up a slew of big-hitting partners.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:44 -040
  • Medtech Execs On The Move, May 2015
    • Abstract: Recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the medical device and diagnostics industries.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:37 -040
  • 3D Printing: Will Personalized Medical Devices Be The Next Big Thing'
    • Abstract: Medical device manufacturers have a growing interest in 3D printing, a technology that could upend the manufacturing and distribution of certain medical devices and expand the scope of personalized medicine – especially in orthopedics, where it's used for some models, implants, and surgical cutting guides. Despite uncertainties related to regulation, reimbursement, and scaling up, global 3D printing revenues for medical and dental applications reached an estimated $537.1 million in 2014.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:26 -040
  • Finland's Medtech Innovation Flow Bubbles Quietly But Surely
    • Abstract: Finland’s contributions to medtech are often less recognized than those of its Nordic cousins, Sweden and Denmark. But the country has produced its fair share of industry firsts and while in vitro diagnostics is a particular stronghold of Finland, its medical device innovators are no laggards, according to Medtech Insight’s sister publication, Clinica.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:22 -040
  • Medtronic Receives CE Mark For World’s Smallest Pacemaker
    • Abstract: Medtronic’s Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is not only the world’s tiniest approved pacemaker, but the vitamin-sized transcatheter device also has no leads and is cosmetically invisible. The pacemaker targets patients with a slow heartbeat who can benefit from single-chamber pacing.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:16 -040
  • First IV Sensor Technology Is Game Changer To Detect Infusates
    • Abstract: ivWatch LLC plans to launch a first-of-its-kind FDA-cleared sensor technology in September 2015 for detecting IV fluids that accidently leak outside of the vein causing harm to patients.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:09 -040
  • Interactive Virtual Reality Comes To Health Care With EchoPixel’s
           True 3D Viewer Medical Visualization Software
    • Abstract: EchoPixel has received 510(k) clearance for the first truly interactive virtual reality medical visualization software. The True 3D Viewer integrates standard imaging into a 3D map that allows doctors to improve clinical efficacy and workflow in diagnostic imaging, surgical planning, and image-guided surgery.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:02 -040
  • Medtech Insight – Experience The Transformation
    • Abstract: In a recent client survey, you told us conclusively that you preferred the speed, convenience and depth of content that only our online service can provide. We also learned that more and more of our readers want to access Medtech Insight’s analysis “on the go.” So we took a long hard look at how we currently meet your information needs, and decided to add new content and make some important enhancements to your service.
      PubDate: Wed, 27 May 2015 14:30:00 -040
  • Neuromodulation 2015: Innovation Expands Opportunities In Chronic Pain
    • Abstract: In the market for neuromodulation devices, the largest opportunity is in the treatment of chronic pain, a condition that affects more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. Innovation is driving growth in this sector as companies develop next-generation neuromodulation technologies designed to improve outcomes, and resolve some of the problems with existing devices; these technologies will significantly expand the treatable population, and will allow companies both large and small to capture market share based on device efficacy and the strength of clinical evidence.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:05:17 -040
  • Hearing Aid Industry Poised For Growth
    • Abstract: The aging baby boomer population is driving linear growth in the multibillion-dollar hearing aid market, which increased 4.76% in 2014, with 3.1 million units sold in the US alone according to the Hearing Industries Association. To drive further growth and capture market share, hearing aid manufacturers have been catering to boomers, and developing new high-tech hearing aids that are more like wearable health care technology, with improved performance and wireless connectivity to electronic devices.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:05:10 -040
  • Companion Diagnostics Come Of Age
    • Abstract: The US companion diagnostics sector is predicted to grow from $1.6 billion to $6.2 billion between 2015 and 2021, a CAGR of 25.3%, outpacing the IVD market growth fivefold. This rapid growth will be driven by the development of new targeted pharmaceutical products and moves by the FDA to quickly approve new treatments and diagnostics together.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:05:00 -040
  • Novel Devices Penetrate Migraine Headache Market
    • Abstract: Several new device-based therapies are emerging designed to fill the treatment gap for migraine suffers who do not respond to traditional migraine therapies. These novel treatments include a headband-like device designed to stimulate the trigeminal nerve and an image-guided intranasal interventional treatment.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:50 -040
  • Potential Breakthrough Treatment For Enlarged Prostate
    • Abstract: A potential breakthrough treatment for patients with an enlarged prostate is attracting attention as studies begin to show a new interventional technique could be a very effective alternative to surgery. A minimally invasive procedure known as prostate artery embolization was one of the main subjects of an interventional radiology conference, where results of a study were recently released.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:40 -040
  • Companion Diagnostics Oncology Deals, 2013-Q1 2015
    • Abstract: A comprehensive list of compation diagnostics deals in oncology signed January 2013 through March 2014.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:34 -040
  • Velano Vascular: Vascular Access Via Peripheral IV Catheters
    • Abstract: Velano Vascular Inc. aims to spare hospitalized patients the pain of numerous needle blood draws. It is commercializing a single-use, disposable vascular-access device that resembles a syringe and interacts with an existing peripheral intravenous catheter that has already been inserted in the patient’s hand or arm.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:29 -040
  • 3DBiopsy: Real-Time 3D Prostate Biopsy Technology
    • Abstract: 3DBiopsy LLC thinks its technology could significantly improve a physician’s ability to diagnose and treat patients suspected of having prostate cancer. It has developed a complete biopsy system that utilizes the start-up’s proprietary software to transform ultrasound or MRI imaging into 3D models of the prostate and give physicians a more accurate guide.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:20 -040
  • Cerevast Therapeutics’ Ultrasonic Stroke Treatment Gains Momentum
    • Abstract: Cerevast Therapeutics is gaining momentum as the company raises new funds and advances enrollment in its pivotal Phase III clinical trial evaluating its Clotbust ER, an ultrasonic head-frame that delivers acoustic energy to the brain to enhance clot dissolution in acute ischemic stroke patients who receive intravenous tPA.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:15 -040
  • Medtech Execs On The Move, April 2015
    • Abstract: Recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the medical device and diagnostics industries.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:09 -040
  • Medical Device Deals Update, April 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 March–April 2015.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -040
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