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Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Kyocera buys part of Renovis Surgical

January 16, 2019

Via: Mass Device

Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera (TYO:6971) said it will buy the major assets of Renovis Surgical Technologies’ artificial joint and spinal products businesses to expand its U.S. footprint. Kyocera will transfer the assets into a new, wholly owned, California-based company to be […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Abbott to acquire mitral valve device maker Cephea Valve Tech

January 16, 2019

Via: Mass Device

Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that it plans to acquire mitral heart valve replacement tech developer Cephea Valve Technologies for an undisclosed amount. The Chicago-area healthcare giant backed the Santa Clara, Calif.-based valve company in July 2015 and secured an option […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Medical, Process

What’s ahead for the drug delivery market in 2019?

January 15, 2019

Via: Mass Device

What were the trends that drove the biopharma and drug delivery markets in 2018? Many of 2018’s key trends revolved around increasing regulatory requirements. However, as the market continues to move toward more personalized medicine, such as cell and gene […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Medical, Process

Analyst downgrades pressure medtech stocks

January 3, 2019

Via: Mass Device

Several medical device companies took hits yesterday after analysts on Wall Street downgraded their stocks, on a day when the major market indices each closed up a hair, and even medtech firms that enjoyed upgrades came under pressure. Globus Medical […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

FDA approves Teva’s digital COPD, asthma inhaler

December 26, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Teva (NYSE:TEVA) said this week that the FDA approved its ProAir Digihaler device – a digital inhaler that uses sensors to connect to a companion mobile app for people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The company’s device features […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

What is the future of medtech in 2019?

December 7, 2018

Via: Mass Device

A global push to increase medical device industry regulation and the continued blurring of high tech and medtech – those are but some of the predictions that Medical Design & Outsourcing editors are hearing from experts. Read on to discover […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Impel NeuroPharma raises $68m for CNS drug-device tech

December 6, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Impel NeuroPharma said today that it raised $67.5 million in a Series D financing round, with investments from KKR, Norwest Venture Partners, Vivo Capital, 5Am Ventures and venBio Partners. The Seattle-based company plans to use the round’s proceeds to support […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

FDA panel votes in support of Impulse Dynamic’s cardiac contractility modulation pulse generator

December 6, 2018

Via: Mass Device

The FDA’s Circulatory Systems Device Panel this week voted in favor of Impulse Dynamics’s Optimizer Smart implantable pulse generator, supporting the company’s premarket approval application seeking clearance for use in patients suffering from heart failure, according to a Healio report. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

Zimmer Biomet recalls bone stimulators on contamination risk

November 27, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) recalled nearly 1,400 bone stimulators on the risk that they could be contaminated with bacteria or chemicals, the FDA said yesterday. The Class I recall, denoting the risk of serious injury or death, covers 1,360 implantable bone […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process

Boston Scientific plans $200m restructuring

November 16, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said yesterday that it’s planning a three-year restructuring program that’s slated to cost at least $200 million. The Marlborough, Mass.-based medical device maker said it expects to maintain roughly the same number of workers, although there will […]