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  1. Voxello’s Speech-Generation Device Cleared By FDA
    2/20/2017

    Voxello, developer of communication solutions for impaired hospitalized patients, recently announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the noddleTM, a pioneering solution that detects voluntary gestures in hospitalized patients who would otherwise be unable to communicate.

  2. J&J’s Ethicon Agrees To Buy Torax Medical
    2/20/2017

    Ethicon, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Torax Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company that manufactures and markets the LINX® Reflux Management System, a novel minimally invasive device for the surgical treatment of GERD.

  3. Medtronic Unveils Signia Stapler For Minimally-Invasive Surgery
    2/17/2017

    Medtronic's newest addition to its growing minimally-invasive surgery portfolio is the single-handed, powered Signia surgical stapler, which has the ability to sense human tissue thickness and automatically adjust stapling speed to achieve consistent staple lines.

  4. FDA Clears Portable Device To Improve Blood Flow At Home Or In Clinical Settings
    2/17/2017

    FlowAid Medical Technologies (FlowAid), makers of non-invasive devices and therapies for circulatory disorders affecting extremities, have announced FDA approval for a calf muscle stimulation system that reduces incidence of blood clots and swelling. 

  5. Hologic Moves Into Aesthetics Market With $1.65 Billion Purchase Of Cynosure
    2/16/2017

    Hologic, a manufacturer of diagnostics and women's health products, is moving into the burgeoning — but still underpenetrated — $2 billion medical aesthetics market by acquiring Cynosure, a leading maker of non-invasive body contouring, hair removal, and skin revitalization products.

  6. Integra LifeSciences To Buy J&J’s Neurosurgery Business For $1.05 Billion
    2/16/2017

    Integra LifeSciences has agreed to purchase Johnson & Johnson (J&J) subsidiary Codman Neurosurgery for $1.05 billion, with plans to build a more comprehensive neurosurgery portfolio and expand its international foothold. 

  7. FDA Clears Medtronic’s Cryoablation Catherer For Expanded Indication
    2/16/2017

    Medtronic plc recently announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Freezor Xtra Cryoablation Catheter for treating patients with atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT), a life-threatening abnormal heart rhythm.

  8. Seven Million Patients Now Remotely Monitored By Connected Health Devices
    2/15/2017

    The number of patients under remote monitoring using interconnected devices jumped by 44 percent to 7.1 million in 2016, as patients and providers continue to realize the convenience and cost-efficiency of mHealth devices and applications, according to a report by Berg Insight.

  9. Masimo’s Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Earns CE Mark Approval
    2/15/2017

    Masimo announced recently the CE marking of the measurement of respiration rate from the pleth (RRp) on the MightySat Rx fingertip pulse oximeter.

  10. FDA Clears Siemens’ “Budget Friendly” MR System For Small to Medium-Sized Hospitals
    2/15/2017

    Siemens Healthineers announced FDA approval for its new 1.5 Tesla MRI system, which uses an algorithm to decrease acquisition times, meaning the system experiences less motion interference and is less likely to require a rescan.