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Medtech Insight
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     ISSN (Print) 1876-8008
     Published by Informa plc Homepage  [13 journals]
  • MIS 2014, Part 2: Opportunities And Challenges
    • Abstract: The increasing prevalence of MIS and the opportunity for greater MIS penetration in existing procedures translate into significant growth potential for the MIS products market in the years ahead. Despite some challenges, device manufacturers are driving growth in the market by targeting key procedures and geographies with new robotic surgery systems and robotic-like technologies designed to enable more complex procedures to be performed via an MIS approach.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:05:27 -040
  • Peripheral Artery Disease: Treatments And Diagnostics Poised For Growth
    • Abstract: The market for peripheral vascular interventions and diagnostics is poised for significant growth in the years ahead, driven by an aging population and the growing incidence of peripheral vascular disease, along with new technological developments such as drug-eluting balloons, which are inching closer to regulatory approval in the US.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:05:21 -040
  • ADA 2014: Diabetes Players Move Closer To An Artificial Pancreas
    • Abstract: The quest to bring an artificial pancreas to market has taken some giant steps forward recently, as major players continue to produce impressive data from clinical studies that measure the use of various insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), and algorithms. Improvements in CGM sensor technology have helped move AP research, and competition is proving to be a driving force on the road to producing a commercial product that could be within two or three years from reaching the market.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:05:00 -040
  • AxoGen: Advancing Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Repair
    • Abstract: AxoGen, with three commercially available peripheral nerve repair products, is looking to expand its horizons into new clinical areas and improve quality of life for patients with challenging nerve damage.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:47 -040
  • OrthAlign’s “Smart” Navigation Device For Total Hip And
           Total Knee Arthroplasty
    • Abstract: OrthAlign has received 510(k) clearance for OrthAlign Plus, a palm-sized “smart” instrument designed to be a reliable and efficient alternative to expensive and bulky computer-assisted surgery systems.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:44 -040
  • Inspire’s New Treatment Option For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Abstract: Inspire Medical System Inc.’s new Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation system offers a new treatment option for the estimated one million patients in the US diagnosed with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea who are unable to tolerate continuous positive airway pressure.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:39 -040
  • Covidien’s Strategies For MIS: An Interview With Chris Barry
    • Abstract: Chris Barry, president of Advanced Surgical Technologies at Covidien, discusses the company’s growth, strategies for increasing MIS penetration, and future directions.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:35 -040
  • Spirox: Treating Nasal Obstruction Simply And Non-Surgically
    • Abstract: Faced with the large unmet clinical need of people with chronic nasal obstruction, an ENT physician formed Spirox to develop a non-surgical implant to restore the nasal valve. The ultimate goal is to develop a 15-minute procedure that ENTs can perform in their office to help patients breathe better.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:30 -040
  • HeadSense Medical: Measuring Intracranial Pressure, Noninvasively
    • Abstract: Drilling a burr hole in the skull and placing a pressure sensor in the brain tissue is the unsettling but standard method for monitoring intracranial pressure in patients with severe traumatic brain injury or stroke. HeadSense Medical Ltd. has developed a noninvasive patient headset and tablet monitor that uses a low-frequency acoustic signal to automatically and continuously measure ICP.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:26 -040
  • Anagnostics Bioanalysis: Integrated Sepsis Diagnostics
    • Abstract: Rather than waiting up to one full week to confirm suspected cases of sepsis through a routine blood test that uses conventional microbiology and the growing of bacteria or fungi, the hyborg cylindrical microarray platform from Austria’s Anagnostics Bioanalysis GMBH allows results in a mere four hours.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:21 -040
  • Medical Device Deals Update, August 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 June-July 2014.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:15 -040
  • Medtech Execs On The Move, August 2014
    • Abstract: Recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the medical device and diagnostics industries.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:11 -040
  • GE Healthcare’s Invenia: Improving Breast Cancer Detection In Dense
    • Abstract: GE Healthcare launched in June the Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS), the first FDA-approved breast cancer screening option for women with dense breasts.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:02 -040
  • 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
    • 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
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