Current Headlines

  1. Toyota Partners With Segway Inventor Kamen To Develop Stair-Climbing Wheelchairs
    5/25/2016

    Toyota announced a strategic partnership with Segway inventor Dean Kamen and his company Deka Research and Development to develop the next-generation iBot, a motorized wheelchair capable of self-balancing and climbing stairs. The deal will give Toyota access to Deka’s proprietary balancing technology while providing Deka with the necessary funds to launch iBot and other potential collaborative projects.

  2. Varian Medical Spins Off Imaging Components Business
    5/25/2016

    Varian Medical Systems plans to spin off its imaging components business into a new independent, publicly traded company with projected annual revenues of $574 million and 1,300 employees worldwide. The move will allow Varian to concentrate on its radiation oncology business.

  3. FDA Releases Final Guidance On Postmarket Surveillance Of Medical Devices
    5/24/2016

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final guidance for manufacturers subject to postmarket surveillance requirements of certain Class II and Class III medical devices under Section 522 of the US Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (the Act), as amended by Section 212 of the Food and Drug Modernization Act (FDAMA) of 1997, and Section 212 of the Food and Drug Modernization Act (FDAMA) of 1997.

  4. Wearable Biosensor That Measures Blood Alcohol In Sweat Wins NIH Prize
    5/24/2016

    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), an arm of the National Institute of Health (NIH), has awarded a $200,000 prize to San Francisco-based startup BACtrack for its wristband that monitors blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in sweat. The developers say the device could aid alcoholism research and treatment.

  5. Clinical Innovations CEO Ken Reali Receives Inaugural PwC Small MedTech Company Compliance Award
    5/24/2016

    Ken Reali, president and CEO of Clinical Innovations, LLC, recently was honored with the inaugural PwC Award for Small Company Compliance Achievement in the MedTech Industry at the ninth annual Global MedTech Compliance Conference (GMTCC) in Dublin, Ireland.

  6. Philips Signs $36M Patient-Monitoring Partnership With South Carolina Hospital System
    5/23/2016

    Royal Philips announced recently an eight-year, $36 million deal to provide patient monitoring services for Medical University of South Carolina Health (MUSC Health). It's Philips' fifth, long-term, strategic deal with a North American hospital.

  7. Stanford’s New Take On The At-Home Urinalysis Test
    5/23/2016

    Stanford University scientists have developed a technology that could make the rapid urine tests frequently used in the doctors’ offices more reliable and accurate for at-home use. By addressing the most common human errors in dipstick testing — timing, volume of sample, and lighting — the technology could deliver faster test results to patients and reduce the burden on overextended medical laboratories and primary care doctors.

  8. BALT Appoints Pascal Girin As CEO Of BALT International
    5/23/2016

    BALT's president, Nicolas Plowiecki, and the Board of Directors has recently hired Pascal Girin, a veteran of Medical Devices market, as the new CEO of BALT International. BALT will continue to focus on accompanying practitioners through further innovation to treat complex life-threatening conditions. The appointment of Pascal is meant to bolster the commercial and market access capabilities of Balt and lead its expansion in the US market.

  9. Phillips-Medisize Corp. Appoints Richard Even As GM Of Medical Campus In Menomonie Wisconsin
    5/23/2016

    Phillips-Medisize Corporation recently announced the appointment of Richard Even as General Manager of BioPharma and the medical campus in Menomonie Wisconsin. This is the latest in a series of strategic hires driven by the company’s continued growth in biopharma drug delivery devices, consumable diagnostics, and medical devices.

  10. Ivy's Powerful Grasp Could Lead To Better Medical Adhesives
    5/23/2016

    English ivy's natural glue might hold the key to new approaches to wound healing, stronger armor for the military and maybe even cosmetics with better staying power.