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Category: Medical


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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Moderna Revenue Triples on Soaring Vaccine Sales

May 4, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Moderna Inc. MRNA -1.16% said that its first-quarter revenue and profit tripled from a year earlier on higher sales of its Covid-19 vaccine and that a fall booster-shot campaign could drive continued sales gains. The biotechnology company’s revenue topped $6 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process, R & D

Essentium Fast Tracks COVID-19 Breathalyzer Kiosk Development With High Speed Extrusion 3D Printing

April 28, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Essentium, Inc., a worldwide leader in industrial additive manufacturing (AM), today announced the Essentium High Speed Extrusion (HSE™) 3D Printing Platform and industrial materials were used to conceptualize, design, prototype, and manufacture ten functional Worlds Protect COVID-19 breathalyzer kiosks in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Johnson & Johnson Suspends Covid Vaccine Sales Guidance

April 19, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Johnson & Johnson JNJ +3.04% suspended full-year guidance for sales of its Covid-19 vaccine, citing a global surplus of doses and uncertainty over how the course of the pandemic will affect demand. The healthcare-products company said Tuesday that Covid-19 shots […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Vaccine Makers Pfizer, Moderna Hire New CFOs

April 11, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Vaccine makers Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. named company outsiders as chief financial officers as they look to deploy some of the cash they have generated during the Covid-19 pandemic. New York-based Pfizer on Monday said David Denton will take […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Pandemic Pressures & Their Ripple Effects on Medical Device Materials

March 30, 2022

Via: Design News

Navigating FDA’s strict and ever-changing regulatory requirements is far from a new balancing act that medical device manufacturers face daily. But the many pressures born from the pandemic, such as supply chain disruption coupled with the stringent regulatory environment, have […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

US replaces EU as priority market for medtech industry: survey

March 16, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

The past few years have seen regulators on both sides of the Atlantic change their approach to medtech. The biggest changes have happened in the EU, where MDR and the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation are redefining what it takes to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

GE Healthcare profit forecasts meet estimates; spinoff details remain cloudy

March 11, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

When GE announced in November it was spinning off its healthcare business — in which the company will retain a 20% stake — the conglomerate said capital structures, brands and other details were to be determined later. Four months later, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Improving efficiency in medical device manufacturing

March 9, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

At the Medical Expo MD&M West 2022 at booth 3097 (April 12 – 14, 2022, in Anaheim, CA, U.S.A.), Kistler will showcase its broad range of process monitoring and measurement solutions for medical device manufacturing. Visitors will be able to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Healthcare Fabrics Market Size to Reach USD 13590 Million by 2028 at CAGR 5.3% – Valuates Reports

March 3, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

The Healthcare Fabrics Market is Segmented By Type (Polypropylene, Polyester, Viscose, Polyamide), By Application (Hygiene, Dressing, Clothing, Curtains, Blanket & Bedding). The report covers global opportunity analysis and industry forecasts from 2023 to 2028. The Healthcare Fabrics market was valued […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Dexcom’s omicron hit easing in February; company still awaiting European launch for G7

February 11, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

Diabetes technology has been one of the most resilient markets during the pandemic, with companies like Dexcom, Tandem Diabetes Care and Insulet growing revenues and users as the adoption of wearable devices and digital health technologies have taken off. Along […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Distalmotion’s New Milestone Shows 2022 Will be Big for Surgical Robotics

February 8, 2022

Via: Design News

If 2021 set the stage for the next few years’ worth of developments in surgical robotics, then it stands to reason 2022 will pay off on some of those actions. One of those actions is the continued development of new […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Covid-19 Pill Developer to Spend SPAC IPO Funds on Clinical Trial, Hiring

January 12, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Biopharmaceutical firm Pardes Biosciences Inc. plans to spend a large chunk of the funds it raised through a public offering late last month on a pill it is developing to treat Covid-19, including on manufacturing and hiring more clinical staff. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

BD, Pfizer, Wellcome Collaborate to Improve Global Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Practices

January 11, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced a collaboration with Pfizer Inc. and global charitable foundation Wellcome to better understand the role of diagnostics in advancing antimicrobial stewardship practices around the world. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Nanoscope Awarded Key U.S. Patent Protecting its Multi-Characteristic Opsin Gene Therapy Platform For Reversing Blindness

January 10, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

Nanoscope Therapeutics Inc, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing optogenetic gene therapies for retinal degenerative diseases, today announced that Nanoscope has been awarded U.S. patent 11,180,537 covering its Multi-Characteristic Opsin (MCO) optogenetic gene therapy platform for restoring vision. This award bolsters […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Made in USA At-Home Testing Kits and Other American-Made COVID Supplies

January 5, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has kept a running list of N95 and other kinds of masks that are Made in the USA. Now, as the omicron variant continues to spread, and at-home testing becomes […]