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Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Eli Lilly Posts 9% Sales Drop on Covid-Treatment Decline

February 2, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Eli Lilly & Co. said revenue for the recently ended quarter fell 9% as lower sales of its Covid-19 antibodies and the strong U.S. dollar weighed on growth. The pharmaceutical company said Thursday that quarterly revenue fell 9% to $7.30 […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process

Why medical device designers need to become more agile — and how they can do it

January 26, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

As medical device companies strive to remain competitive and agile in today’s fast-paced world, they must center manufacturing in business optimization plans while embracing a design-to-value approach from the start. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the healthcare industry’s transformation, driving faster […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Prealize Health Releases 2023 State of Health Market Report – In The Aftermath

January 10, 2023

Via: PR Newswire

Prealize, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled predictive analytics company, today announced the release of its much anticipated, third annual State of Health Report. Prealize’s 2023 State of Health – In The Aftermath identifies the top at-risk conditions and utilization spikes that […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

AstraZeneca to Buy U.S. Cardiorenal-Drug Maker

January 9, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Anglo-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca PLC has agreed to buy CinCor Pharma Inc., including global rights to its baxdrostat cardiorenal drug, for an upfront transaction value of around $1.3 billion. AstraZeneca said Monday that it will initiate a tender offer to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

China-Developed mRNA Covid Vaccine Starts Test Production

January 6, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Chinese drugmaker CanSino Biologics Inc. started trial production of a vaccine targeting new variants of Covid-19 that are behind the country’s current outbreak, which would be among the first developed in China using the mRNA technology that drove inoculation in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Illumina signs new $750M credit agreement after bumpy year

January 5, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

The financial regulatory filing issued by Illumina to disclose the new $750 million credit facility is almost identical to its statement about the 2021 agreement. One of the options for setting the variable interest rate is now the “term secured […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process

Product innovation in medtech

December 17, 2022

Via: Today's Medical Developments

In the era of value-based care, providers across the care spectrum are being measured (and compensated) on patient health outcomes. While nobody is arguing with the premise of that focus, many providers are struggling to adapt to the new measurement […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Narcan Maker Fast-Tracked for Over-the-Counter Nasal Spray

December 6, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Emergent BioSolutions Inc., maker of Narcan, a nasal-spray form of naloxone, said Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fast-tracked an application it submitted for an over-the-counter version of its widely used opioid-reversal nasal spray. The company said it […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Biotech Sector Gaining Wins Against Pancreatic Cancer with Early Detection and New Therapies

November 14, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

English actor, comedian and Monty Python alumnus Eric Idle credits early detection for his victory over pancreatic cancer, known as the world’s deadliest common cancer. “The good news is that we are starting to fight back,” said Idle after creating […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Update on overseas clinical trials progress of novel adjuvant COVID-19 vaccine ReCOV

November 8, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

Jiangsu Recbio Technology Co., Ltd. (the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) is pleased to announce that positive results were achieved for its primary vaccination Phase II study in the Philippines and heterologous booster vaccination Phase II study in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Moderna Cuts Outlook Amid Covid-Vaccine Supply Hurdles

November 3, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Moderna Inc.’s third-quarter revenue fell by nearly a third and the pharmaceutical company cut its outlook, saying as part of its earnings report that supply constraints for its Covid-19 vaccines might sap as much as $3 billion in sales this […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Pfizer Squares Off With Merck on Pneumonia Shots

October 31, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Rival drugmakers are seeking to upend Pfizer Inc.’s dominance of the $7 billion worldwide market for pneumonia vaccines, launching what is shaping up to be one of the industry’s fiercest battles. Merck & Co. has already introduced a new competitor […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

Drugmakers Look to Curb Medicare’s New Power to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices

October 20, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Drugmakers are trying to blunt Medicare’s newfound power to negotiate medicine prices while coping with internal industry disputes and ebbing influence in Washington, D.C. Under the Inflation Reduction Act, Congress gave Medicare, the country’s biggest buyer of prescription drugs, the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

GE shores up contrast supply through deal with Chilean miner

October 13, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

GE Healthcare is taking steps to secure its supply of the substance used in x-rays and CT scans after shortages of iodinated contrast media led to doctors in the U.S. postponing nonemergency tests. The company said on Thursday that it […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, News

J&J opens new research hub near San Francisco

September 20, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday unveiled a new research and development facility in San Francisco, aiming to grow its presence in one of the top biotechnology hubs in the U.S. J&J has had a presence in the city for years. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Abbott will invest $450M in Ireland to expand EU production of FreeStyle Libre CGMs

August 15, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

Abbott is facing increased competition from Dexcom in Europe, which received a CE mark for its G7 device in March and began a commercialization strategy that initially targeted large markets such as Germany and the U.K. Abbott has been expanding […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

As Senate passes $280 billion measure to bolster U.S. chip production, medtech industry applauds

July 27, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

The U.S. medical device industry hailed the Senate vote today to appropriate $280 billion over several years to increase domestic production of computer chips, including a special fund to ensure the production of older generation chips used in many medical […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Semiconductor shortage leaves medtech industry ‘more pessimistic’ as customers leave: survey

July 7, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

The July 2021 survey provided data to quantify the reports of semiconductor shortages, revealing delays ranging from two weeks to more than one year. Competing with tech companies and automakers for the chips, the respondents reported delays, reduced order quantities, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

BD’s Pyxis medication dispenser gets fifth DHS cybersecurity alert in 5 years

June 1, 2022

Via: Medtechdive

The DHS has posted one notice about the Pyxis device each year from 2018 to 2020. While no new vulnerabilities emerged last year, two alerts were given in 2022 with the latest coming weeks after the department flagged a risk related to the use […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medical Microinstruments Launches New Simulator for Robotic Microsurgery

May 26, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

Medical Microinstruments (MMI) SpA, a robotics company dedicated to improving clinical outcomes for patients undergoing microsurgery, today announced the launch of its Symani Surgical System Simulator developed by VirtaMed. The simulator will improve, expand, and digitize the pathways for Symani […]