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Category: Medical


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

GE Healthcare’s sales, profits up in Q1

April 20, 2018

Via: Mass Device

GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) posted gains to its top and bottom lines during the first quarter, as its corporate parent topped Wall Street’s earnings forecast despite lower-than-expected sales. Little Chalfont, U.K.-based GE Healthcare posted profits of $735 million for the three […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

CVS Health launches drug-pricing tool for pharmacies

April 12, 2018

Via: Mass Device

CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) announced this week that it plans to launch a program to help consumers compare drug prices at the pharmacy counter. The company’s Rx Savings Finder program is designed to enable pharmacists to evaluate individual prescriptions and find […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medtronic wins CE Mark for Visualase brain surgery device

April 10, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Visualase brain surgery device. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said the MRI-guided Visualase system uses a small-diameter probe to deliver laser energy to ablate soft tissue […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

How medical device industry suppliers can save their clients money

March 28, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Count Spectrum Plastics Group (Alpharetta, Ga.) among the medical device industry suppliers adding capabilities and expertise in order to add value to what they provide their customers. Long gone are the days when medtech contract manufacturers simply made orders to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Does robotic telesurgery have a future?

March 23, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Although many have experimented with remote “telesurgery,” are the conditions right for commercial companies to start making an investment in a remote robotic surgical future? Although the idea of telesurgery — performing specialized procedures with robot-assisted surgical tools from a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Cardinal Health looks to stave off below-market mini-tender

March 12, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) last week warned investors about a mini-tender offer from TRC Capital to acquire 2 million CAH shares at about 5% below their market price. Mini-tenders, because they fall below the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s reporting threshold, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process, R&D

Suffering from Data Overload? There’s a Cure

February 27, 2018

Via: Industry Week

A typical pharmaceutical plant generates a staggering amount of information. In fact, it’s not unusual for a single processing line or inspection system to produce multiple terabytes of data each day. But while the pharmaceutical sector might top the list […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process

FDA focuses on digital health and diagnostics in 2018

February 2, 2018

Via: Mass Device

US FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb provided some key digital health initiatives along with his vision on how he wants the agency to work with the sector in the coming years. A published list of the commissioner’s priorities titled “Healthy Innovation, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Honda wins CE Mark for Walking Assist Device

January 19, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Honda (NYSE:HMC) said yesterday it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Honda Walking Assist Device designed for walking rehabilitation. The walking assist device uses cooperative control technology, based on Honda’s cumulative study of human walking, the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Medical, Process, Production

Modern EBR: The Future of Batch Execution

January 16, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Phone books may be a thing of the past, but the transition from paper to digital systems is still rolling out across many industries. Exhaustive paper documentation became the status quo in the pharmaceutical industry to satisfy regulatory documentation requirements. […]