Current Headlines

  1. Philips Launches Healthcare Informatics Service, Gets FDA Nod For Patient-Monitoring Device
    2/22/2017

    Philips aims to meet the needs of growing economic uncertainty and rapidly advancing digital health market with a high-performance, scalable health informatics platform featuring an end-to-end managed service and risk-sharing pay-per-use model, according to senior executives.

  2. After Slashing Cardiac Stent Prices, India Looking To Cap 14 Other Medical Devices
    2/22/2017

    In an effort to curtail runaway medical device prices, Indian government regulators could soon expand price control from cardiac stents to cover 14 other types of device.

  3. Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Infographic Shows Industry Growth
    2/21/2017

    With PACK EXPO East (Feb. 27–March 1, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia) quickly approaching, show organizer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reports that the market for pharmaceuticals and medical devices continues to grow. In total, the 2015 pharmaceutical industry produced $1.1 trillion in global sales with medical devices reaching $350 billion.

  4. Senate Bill Seeks To Improve FDA Inspections Of Medtech Facilities
    2/21/2017

    A bipartisan bill filed by Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) is seeking to make U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspections of medical device facilities in the United States and abroad much quicker, more uniform, and more efficient.

  5. Long-Lasting Injectable CGM Uses Live Cells To Regenerate Sensor
    2/21/2017

    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) has invested in a long-lasting continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that uses engineered live cells to replenish and maintain the stability of the implant’s optical biosensor over time.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.