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Journal Cover Medtech Insight
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   ISSN (Print) 1876-8008
   Published by Informa plc Homepage  [16 journals]
  • Stealth Robot-Maker Auris Buys Hansen for $80 Million
    • Abstract: Auris, which is backed by serial surgical robotic entrepreneur Frederic Moll, picked up the struggling Hansen, which makes robotic catheter systems for electrophysiology and vascular interventions.
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:00:10 -040
       
  • First Endovascular Neural Interface Eyed By New Firm Synchron
    • Abstract: The company launched in Silicon Valley on April 21 with plans to develop a device that can be delivered to the brain with a catheter to record neuron signals that might be used to control an advanced prosthetic.
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:00:00 -040
       
  • NuCryo Vascular: The Return Of PolarCath For
           Peripheral Vascular Disease
    • Abstract: Despite enthusiastic uptake by cardiologists when it was first introduced, cryoplasty has become the poor relation of the interventional peripheral vascular disease treatment sector. A new version of a pioneering product is back on the market, thanks to start-up NuCryo Vascular.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:00:09 -040
       
  • Total Joints: Bundled Payments Driving Procedural Innovation
    • Abstract: Manufacturers bracing for CMS' new mandatory bundled payment program for total hip and knee replacement surgery may be able to breathe a sigh of relief as hospitals are expected to target post-acute-care rather than implants to bring down costs. Amid these changes, orthopedic manufacturers are helping hospitals address bundled payments by developing innovative solutions that improve procedural efficiencies, recovery times, costs and patient outcomes, including outpatient total joint surgery, robotics, custom implants, and patient-specific instrumentation.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:00:01 -040
       
  • AACR-ROUND-UP: A Novel Drug Delivery System And More Liquid Biopsy Results
           Highlight New Orleans Meeting
    • Abstract: Highlights from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting on April 19 include an implantable microdevice for evaluating drug efficacy in treating breast cancer tumors, as well as the latest research and innovation in liquid biopsy testing.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:00:16 -040
       
  • MediBeacon Inc.
    • Abstract: The Optical Renal Function Monitor from MediBeacon Inc. could overcome the shortcomings of blood tests to measure renal function by using an external light sensor placed on the skin, and then administering a proprietary biocompatible tracer. The technology can measure kidney function in real time at the point of care.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:00:02 -040
       
  • Chronix's Liquid Biopsy Test Shows Promise In Predicting Therapeutic
           Response To Chemo
    • Abstract: Chronix Biomedical's blood-based liquid biopsy test showed promise in predicting therapeutic response to chemotherapy in a blinded proof-of-concept study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana (April 16-20).
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 03:00:00 -040
       
  • Epigenomics Finally Gains FDA Approval For Epi proColon Blood Test
    • Abstract: Epigenomics has finally gained US FDA approval for its Epi proColon noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test, ending what has been a long, obstacle-filled journey for the German-US molecular diagnostics company.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:00:13 -040
       
  • Doctor-Created Device Turns To Crowdfunding
    • Abstract: The Omni-Pro “14-in-one” integrates a range of common exam-room tools into a stethoscope-mounted unit. It has raised $6,000 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo since March 20.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:00:06 -040
       
  • Teleflex Bets Percutaneous Laparoscopy Will Be MIS Game Changer
    • Abstract: Story and Podcast: Teleflex Medical launched in March a novel portfolio of miniaturized percutaneous surgical instruments that have the same functionality as full-sized laparoscopic instruments, but allow surgeons to access the abdominal cavity using trocar-less entry and much smaller incisions than those required in traditional laparoscopy. Teleflex execs say the technology is a game changer, and the company hopes percutaneous laparoscopy will become the standard of care for the 4 million laparoscopic procedures performed annually in the US.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:00:02 -040
       
  • Medtech Execs On The Move, April 2016
    • Abstract: Recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the medical device and diagnostics industries.
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 03:00:00 -040
       
  • EVAR Update: Companies Target Complex Anatomies With Innovative Solutions
    • Abstract: As endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) becomes a mainstream procedure, companies are racing to develop products that can treat patients with more challenging anatomy. As the space bubbles with ongoing trials and new-product launches, newer companies hope to make their mark in a space dominated by the established market leaders Medtronic PLC, Cook Medical Inc. and WL Gore & Associates.
      PubDate: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 03:00:02 -040
       
  • Report: Boom In 3D-Printed Medical Devices By 2022
    • Abstract: A new market report estimates the global health-care revenue from 3D-printed medical devices is likely to grow to almost $3 billion by 2022. FDA has a keen interest in understanding how to oversee production of 3D-printed devices that can be made anywhere, and device-makers are interested in the technology to develop products personalized to patients.
      PubDate: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:00:08 -040
       
  • Medical Device Deals Update, April 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 February-March 2016.
      PubDate: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:00:01 -040
       
  • Smart Vision Labs Inc.
    • Abstract: Smart Vision Labs Inc. has developed SVOne, a smartphone-powered, pocket-sized autorefractor that enables accurate vision testing in any setting.
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -040
       
  • Large Registry Finds Questionable PCI Procedures Before Surgery Remain
           Common
    • Abstract: Although most patients undergoing diagnostic coronary catheterization before noncardiac surgery do not have symptoms of coronary disease, about half of these patients are referred for revascularization despite the lack of evidence showing a benefit of revascularization in these patients according to data from a large national registry.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:55:01 -040
       
  • Podcast: Beyond Wearables--Profusa CEO Discusses Novel Tiny Injectable
           Biosensor For Long-Term Monitoring
    • Abstract: In this podcast interview with Medtech Insight, Profusa Inc. Chairman and CEO Ben Hwang discusses the company's long-term biochemical monitoring platform, the first application for its tiny injectable biosensor, and what's next for the company.
      PubDate: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:35:00 -040
       
  • PODCAST: Olympus' Todd Usen On Sony JV And Ultra High-Definition Imaging
           For MIS
    • Abstract: Todd Usen, president, Medical Systems Group at Olympus spoke to Medtech Insight at the recent Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) annual meeting in Boston regarding the company's new VISERA 4K ultra high-definition (UHD) imaging system, the strategy behind the Sony Olympus Medical Solutions joint venture, the market potential for this technology and how Olympus plans to position 4K UHD imaging in the market for minimally invasive surgery products.
      PubDate: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:20:02 -040
       
  • New Study Suggests Mammograms Could Identify Patients At High Risk For
           Heart Disease
    • Abstract: New trial results suggest that breast arterial calcification on digital mammography is a better predictor of coronary artery calcification than standard cardiovascular risk factors.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:40:01 -040
       
  • US Patient Monitoring Devices Market Forecast To Grow $500 Million By 2019
           Despite Pricing Pressures, Spending Slowdown
    • Abstract: Despite slowdowns in capital equipment spending and strong pricing pressures, the US patient monitoring device market will grow by over $500 million between 2014 and 2019, reaching more than $2.5 billion by 2019 – a CAGR of almost 5%. Several factors are driving growth in this market, including the need for seamless solutions that can provide monitoring from hospital to home, and the growing adoption of portable and wearable technologies.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 03:00:00 -040
       
  • Avita Taps Sinopharm To Ramp-Up China Sales Of ReCell "Spray-On-Skin"
    • Abstract: Avita Medical has awarded Sinopharm with exclusive rights to distribute across China ReCell, an autologous cell harvesting device that creates a cellular suspension made from the patient’s own skin for use in advanced wound care and the treatment of skin defects. This "spray-on-skin" can be used in conjunction with all other key wound care approaches and is currently in a multi-center pivotal trial to obtain US FDA premarket approval, which is expected in Q3 2017.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:00:12 -040
       
  • Sonavex Inc.
    • Abstract: EchoSure from Sonavex Inc. is designed to provide reliable, early detection of thrombosis, coupled with an excellent device safety profile, by detecting changes in blood flow using Doppler ultrasound.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:00:07 -040
       
  • Smart Vision Labs Inc.
    • Abstract: Smart Vision Labs Inc. has developed SVOne, a smartphone-powered, pocket-sized autorefractor that enables accurate vision testing in any setting.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:00:01 -040
       
  • Medtech Execs On The Move, March 2016
    • Abstract: Recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the medical device and diagnostics industries.
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 03:00:01 -040
       
  • Medical Device Deals Update, March 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 January-February 2016.
      PubDate: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 03:00:01 -040
       
 
 
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