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Medtech Insight
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     ISSN (Print) 1876-8008
     Published by Informa plc Homepage  [13 journals]
  • MIS Trends 2014: Improving Visualization
    • Abstract: Innovation is driving healthy growth in the multibillion-dollar market for minimally invasive surgical products as manufacturers develop new laparoscopic visualization systems and advanced surgical tools with robotic-like features designed to enable more complex procedures to be performed via a minimally invasive approach.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:05:14 -040
       
  • US Cardiovascular Sector In Need Of A Jolt From First-of-A-Kind Balloons
           And Stents
    • Abstract: The US interventional cardiology market will continue to exhibit weak growth in the next five years, but there will be pockets of healthy growth, such as in coronary thrombectomy devices. According to Medtech Insight’s latest report on the sector, growth to 2018 will also be supported by several other factors.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:05:09 -040
       
  • ASCO 2014: Oncology Companion Diagnostics Market Poised For Growth
    • Abstract: The market for oncology companion diagnostics is poised for significant growth, according to Sagient Research Systems. Reporting from ASCO 2014, Sagient analysts highlight key presentations on companion diagnostics, provide information on oncology diagnostic market trends, and note movement in clinical trials toward more adaptive designs with smaller patient numbers and incorporation of companion diagnostics.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:05:03 -040
       
  • Medtech Reimbursement In The EU: The Early Bird Catches The Worm
    • Abstract: There is no “one size fits all” approach to gaining reimbursement in Europe – medtech companies must tailor their strategies to individual markets. A panel of reimbursement specialists at the recent IN³ meeting in Dublin advised companies planning market entry to do their homework, keep up to date with market developments, and think early.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:05:01 -040
       
  • Rotation Medical: Healing Rotator Cuff Tears
    • Abstract: Rotation Medical Inc.’s implantable collagen scaffold induces formation of new tendon-like tissue, and in some cases eliminates the need for suture anchors in surgical repair. This new technique has the potential to prevent rotator cuff disease progression and significantly reduce the incidence of re-tears.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:41 -040
       
  • ProDural: Safe Epidural Placement
    • Abstract: Missing the mark when placing an epidural needle can lead to accidental punctures and the delivery of drugs to the wrong place. To help overcome the challenge of administering epidurals successfully, Ireland’s ProDural has developed a syringe that has a visual indicator to help confirm when the needle has reached the epidural space.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:38 -040
       
  • Onciomed: Minimally Invasive Bariatric Implant
    • Abstract: Onciomed Inc. is looking to reduce bariatric surgery complications and the impact of costly co-morbidities with its clinical-stage, minimally invasive, long-term, reversible implant that imitates sleeve gastrectomy without removing a portion of the stomach.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:34 -040
       
  • New Hybrid Hearing Device Expands Treatment Options For People With
           Ski-Slope Hearing Loss
    • Abstract: Cochlear Americas launched the Cochlear Nucleus Hybrid Implant System in the US market in May 2014, a first-of-its kind technology that integrates the functions of a hearing aid and cochlear implant in a single device.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:30 -040
       
  • FDA Approves Biotronik’s Pacemaker As MRI-Compatible
    • Abstract: In April, Biotronik SE & Co. KG became the second company to receive an FDA supplemental PMA for its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-compatible pacemaker system, the Entovis ProMRI.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:26 -040
       
  • European Approval For BioControl Medical’s Nerve Stimulation System
           For Treatment-Resistant Depression
    • Abstract: BioControl Medical’s FitNeS vagus nerve stimulation system now has a second approved European indication: treatment-resistant depression. This follows the implantable neuromodulation system’s first CE mark for drug-resistant epilepsy in 2010.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:19 -040
       
  • Smartphone Technologies Aim To Improve Access To Care And Early Disease
           Detection
    • Abstract: The transformation of the smartphone into the universal medical device continues at a fast pace. The latest products that could change various health care markets come from the sixth annual Wireless Innovation Project, a competition established by the Vodafone Americas Foundation to support mobile and wireless projects designed to improve people’s lives.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:14 -040
       
  • ASCO 2014: Diagnostics And Drugs
    • Abstract: A comprehensive list of the companion diagnostics or biomarkers that were either presented at ASCO 2014 or mentioned in press releases concurrent with the conference, including information on the companies developing them and on clinical time frames.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:11 -040
       
  • Medical Device Deals Update, June-July 2014
    • 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 May-June 2014.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:05 -040
       
  • Medtech Execs On The Move, June-July 2014
    • Abstract: Recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the medical device and diagnostics industries.
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:01 -040
       
  • Arrhythmia Monitoring: The Challenges Of Detecting AF In Cryptogenic
           Stroke
    • Abstract: Innovation in arrhythmia monitoring technologies, as well as new research showing how these devices may improve arrhythmia diagnosis and management, particularly in cryptogenic stroke patients, will help drive growth in the market for outpatient ambulatory cardiac monitoring devices, which is valued at approximately $1.5 billion in the US alone.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 May 2014 00:05:15 -040
       
  • Growth Ahead For US Ophthalmic Surgery Systems Market
    • Abstract: According to a recent Medtech Insight report, the US market for ophthalmic surgical systems totaled almost $1.7 billion in 2013, and is expected to experience healthy – if moderate – growth over the next five years, reaching an estimated $2.26 billion by 2018.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 May 2014 00:05:10 -040
       
  • Can Pencil Beam Proton Therapy Revolutionize Cancer Care'
    • Abstract: In the billion dollar market for radiotherapy products, pencil beam proton therapy could potentially revolutionize cancer care but the technology is very expensive, and it remains to be seen how many medical institutions in the US and worldwide will be interested in adopting the large systems, which require years to construct. Scripps Proton Therapy Center medical director Carl Rossi, MD, speaks about the benefits of proton therapy compared with other types of radiation therapy.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 May 2014 00:05:06 -040
       
  • Mega-Deals In Orthopedics: Size Matters
    • Abstract: With the surprise announcement that Zimmer, the number three player, will acquire Biomet, the number five player, in a transaction valued at $13 billion, a transformation in the orthopedic industry is underway. Most of the major orthopedic manufacturers are primed with a war chest of cash to make acquisitions for future growth, and as health care reform unfolds, companies are positioning themselves to compete in a changing world where “bigger is better.”
      PubDate: Fri, 30 May 2014 00:05:02 -040
       
  • Silk Road Medical Inc.
    • Abstract: Patients with carotid artery disease currently have two treatment options: traditional surgical repair or transfemoral stenting, but a new minimally invasive therapy that combines the benefits and minimizes the shortcomings of these two choices will soon be available. The ENROUTE procedure from Silk Road Medical consists of a neuroprotection system that reverses blood flow out of the brain to protect the brain from any debris that is liberated during the procedure, and a permanent stent that props open the narrowed carotid artery.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 May 2014 00:01:58 -040
       
  • FDA Clear’s Monarch Medical’s Glycemic Control Technology
    • Abstract: Monarch Medical Technologies has received FDA clearance for its EndoTool IV glucose management solution, part of the previously released EndoTool Glucose Management System platform.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 May 2014 00:01:53 -040
       
  • Self-Expanding Sinus Dilation Technology Offers More With Less
    • Abstract: SinuSys Corp. received FDA clearance in December 2013 for its Vent-Os Sinus Dilation System, a novel in-office treatment for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) affecting the maxillary sinus that uses a self-expanding, removable capsule and osmotic technology to open the sinuses
      PubDate: Fri, 30 May 2014 00:01:49 -040
       
  • HRS 2014 Roundup
    • Abstract: The 2014 Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions ended May 10 in San Francisco with a big study from Boston Scientific on the benefits of implantable cardioverter defibrillator remote monitoring, and data on a smartphone-enabled electrocardiogram and the use of a spinal stimulator for heart failure patients. Earlier in the meeting, data were reported on the success of pacemaker remote monitoring and other studies.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 May 2014 00:01:36 -040
       
  • Ergoresearch Handheld Scanner Replaces Plaster Cast For Fitting Knee Brace
    • Abstract: Canadan-based Ergoresearch Ltd. has developed a 360-degree scanning system to create custom-fit knee orthotics.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 May 2014 00:01:33 -040
       
  • EuroPCR: Edwards' Sapien 3 Could Be Game Changer
    • Abstract: Post-litigation settlement, Edwards Lifesciences is again facing competition from arch TAVI rival Medtronic, but it’s third-generation Sapien 3 device could save the day. Edwards presented late-breaking data from the SAPIEN 3 trial at the EuroPCR meeting, held in Paris in May.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 May 2014 00:01:29 -040
       
  • TurboTax For 510(k)s' FDA Seeks Volunteers For eSubmissions Pilot
    • Abstract: The agency has launched a pilot that will allow makers of cardiac diagnostic and peripheral interventional devices to submit 510(k)s in electronic-only format. FDA says it expects the program to improve both speed and quality of submissions.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 May 2014 00:01:22 -040
       
 
 
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