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   ISSN (Print) 1876-8008
   Published by Informa plc Homepage  [16 journals]
  • LAA Closure Devices: Cardiology Societies Weigh In
    • Abstract: In June 2015, three cardiology societies issued a clinical overview on implantation of left atrial appendage closure devices that is the first in a series of documents highlighting the critical issues that need to be addressed in order to integrate these new technologies into clinical practice.
      PubDate: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:24 -040
  • LAA Closure Devices At The Tipping Point
    • Abstract: Since the FDA approval of Boston Scientific Corp.'s WATCHMAN device in March, the US market for left atrial appendage closure devices has reached a tipping point. With first-to-market advantage in the US, and a four- to five-year lead on the competition in bringing a LAAC device to the US market, BSX is well positioned to gain a strong foothold in this potentially billion dollar plus market; however, several factors will dictate market adoption of these devices in the US, including reimbursement, clinical efficacy, cost and ease of use.
      PubDate: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:15 -040
  • Urgent Changes Needed To Spur Indian Device Sector
    • Abstract: India has promised to change import duties seen as discouraging the local manufacture of medical devices, as a report forecasts that industry sales could increase nearly eight-fold to $50bn in a decade with the right tariffs, regulatory structure, quality image and manufacturing skills.
      PubDate: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:11 -040
  • Wright Sees Potential $1B+ Market Opportunity With Newly-Approved
    • Abstract: The Augment biologic-based device was approved for use in ankle and hindfoot fusions after overcoming multiple regulatory challenges, opening up a $300 million US market opportunity. It's the first indication for a product platform that Wright hopes to extend to use in soft-tissue procedures such as rotator cuff or tennis elbow repair, which represent a $1 billion-plus opportunity.
      PubDate: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:03 -040
  • Genetic Biomarkers Offer New Hope In Identifying Prostate Cancer
    • Abstract: Although physicians still struggle with the best ways to treat patients suspected of having prostate cancer, a new group of genetic-based tests could provide new tools that will help improve diagnostic accuracy. These new biomarkers offer hope in reducing the number of patients who receive unnecessary treatment for cancers that are not actually present in their bodies and for those cancers not aggressive enough to cause harm.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:00 -040
  • ESC 2015: ‘Shocking’ Outcomes Of Sleep Apnea-Heart Failure
           Trial Spell Gloom For ResMed
    • Abstract: Results from the SERVE-HF trial, presented at the recent European Society of Cardiology meeting and published in the NEJM, showed systolic heart failure patients with central sleep apnea treated with adaptive servo-ventilation actually had worse mortality outcomes than the control group. These results "shocked " both the respiratory and cardiology community and spell gloom for ResMed's sleep apnea therapy.
      PubDate: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:00:01 -040
  • China Dips Its Toes in Disruptive IVD Tech
    • Abstract: The number of Chinese IVD companies exhibiting at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting (AACC) & Clinical Lab Expo (CLE) was slightly down from last year, but the breadth of diagnostic products and innovations from China appears to be on the up. Hrishi Poola and Jon Chen discuss the moves China is making to become a generator of disruptive technologies and reports on the new products and the players emerging from this market
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:00:00 -040
  • ApiFix: Fusionless Fix For Adolescent Scoliosis
    • Abstract: ApiFix Ltd. says its minimally invasive, fusionless technique for treating adolescent idiopathic scoliosis effectively remedies three hotly contested areas in spine: motion preservation, minimally invasive techniques and deformity correction. The device consists of an implantable ratcheting rod that only increases in length over a short segment of the spine, at the apex of the scoliotic curve, compared to a long segment) required for fusion surgery, and it requires only two pedicle screws to anchor the rod.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:00:03 -040
  • US Neurostimulation Devices Market Forecast to Grow by $1B+ With New
           Indications, New Technologies
    • Abstract: The US neurostimulation technology market will grow nearly 46% over the next five years, according to a new report from Medtech Insight.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:00:02 -040
  • Medical Device Deals Update, September 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 July-August 2015.
      PubDate: Wed, 09 Sep 2015 09:35:00 -040
  • Medtronic Advances Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Diagnosis With New
           Interventional Lung Biopsy System
    • Abstract: With the recent FDA approval of Medtronic's GenCut core biopsy system, the company is moving closer to its vision of diagnosing and treating lung cancer with a completely non-invasive, outpatient solution. GenCut is specifically designed for the unique challenges of lung biopsy/sampling lung lesions and allows physicians to capture larger pieces of lung tissue to be preserved for more in-depth and accurate testing and personalized care when used during bronchoscopy procedures.
      PubDate: Tue, 08 Sep 2015 09:00:01 -040
  • FDA Green-Lights Medrobotics' Flex Robotic System For Transoral Head And
           Neck Surgery
    • Abstract: Medrobotics Corp. recently received US FDA 510(k) clearance for its Flex Robotic System for transoral head and neck surgery, a market estimated at roughly $1 billion in the US alone. Although Medrobotics is only the second company to bring a robotic soft-tissue surgical system to market in the US, other novel systems are in development, including a unique robotic system for needlescopic procedures.
      PubDate: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:00:01 -040
  • Medtech Execs On The Move, September 2015
    • Abstract: Recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the medical device and diagnostics industries.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -040
  • VADs Set To Enter Big Leagues With St. Jude's Plan To Acquire Thoratec
    • Abstract: St. Jude Medical says it will pay $3.4 billion to own ventricular-assist device leader Thoratec, pointing to significant synergies in the heart failure and interventional cardiology markets.
      PubDate: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:30:02 -040
  • PODCAST: A New Era In Stroke Care – An Interview With Medtronic's
           Brett Wall
    • Abstract: Positive data from five clinical trials and new treatment guidelines for mechanical thrombectomy devices have ushered in a new era in stroke care. In this first in a new series of podcasts, Medtech Insight spoke at the recent SNIS meeting with Brett Wall, vice president and president of the Neurovascular group at Medtronic, to find out what impact the trials and guidelines are having on stroke care, the market for mechanical thrombectomy devices, demand for Solitaire FR and the company's plans for innovation.
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:01 -040
  • Diabetes Market Sees Advances In CGMs, Artificial Pancreas Systems, And
    • Abstract: The focus of the diabetes market is firmly on the development of an artificial pancreas, now within two or three years from becoming commercialized, and progress is going so well that several companies are in line to release a product. Meanwhile, digital health is increasingly playing a major role in diabetes care, and device manufacturers are investing in connectivity solutions to satisfy patient and consumer needs.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:00:00 -040
  • Cartilage Regeneration: Solving The Unsolvable'
    • Abstract: CartiHeal's simple, cell-free construct may offer a potential solution to one of the greatest unsolved problems in musculoskeletal surgery – cartilage regeneration. An interview with Nir Altschuler, founder and CEO of the Israeli start-up.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:00:02 -040
  • Proteome Sciences Refines Assays For Early Alzheimer's Detection
    • Abstract: Proteome Sciences' diagnostic technologies are showing promise in detecting the onset of Alzheimer's disease earlier than any other method according to data from ongoing clinical trials presented at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Washington, July 18-23.
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -040
  • Helping The Blind To See: Medtech Start-Ups Focus On Vision Restoration
    • Abstract: In recent years, medtech start-ups have made great strides in developing technologies to treat eye disease such as cataracts, diminishing vision, and even dry eye. But the greatest leaps – or the most life changing – may have been executed by companies such as Second Sight Medical Products Inc. and Wicab Inc. that are finding ways to actually help blind people see.
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:30:02 -040
  • Ethicon Seeks To Expand Access To Bariatric Surgery, Increase Product
           Market Share Through Investment
    • Abstract: With nearly 30% of the world’s population overweight or obese, Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon division is seeking to expand patients’ access to bariatric surgery in certain countries by funding studies that demonstrate its benefits. By convincing payors in these countries that bariatric surgery addresses not only weight loss but also metabolic diseases, Ethicon hopes to increase its products' market share in these countries, too.
      PubDate: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:00:01 -040
  • Stroke Prevention For TAVR – And, Perhaps, Beyond
    • Abstract: Although TAVR-related stroke rates have been diminishing, it remains a devastating complication of the procedure. Two companies with devices to deflect or collect emboli are embarking on IDE trials that they hope will make cerebral embolic protection a standard of care in TAVR and perhaps other cardiac surgeries, as it already is in carotid artery stenting.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:20:01 -040
  • Medical Device Deals Update, August 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 June-July 2015.
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:00:01 -040
  • Medtech Execs On The Move, August 2015
    • Abstract: Recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the medical device and diagnostics industries.
      PubDate: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:00:01 -040
  • Intuitive Still Dominates, But New Robotic Surgery Players Could Speed
    • Abstract: Intuitive Surgical's latest earnings and procedure numbers beat analysts' expectations and further solidified its leading position in surgical robotics. But potential robotic rivals are in the wings with alternative solutions that could make robotic surgery more affordable and accessible, including Cambridge Medical Robotics, Transenterix, Titan Medical, SOFAR and J&J/Google.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:00:01 -040
  • Philips' Lumify To Enable High-Quality Ultrasound Via Smart Device
    • Abstract: This fall, Royal Philips will make commercially available Lumify, an applications-based ultrasound solution that lets a physician use his own smart device, along with a Philips transducer, for convenient, high-quality, portable imaging that can be integrated into the patient’s hospital medical records.
      PubDate: Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:00:01 -040
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