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Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Dance Biopharm raises $24m for inhaled insulin device

September 25, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Privately-held Dance Biopharm said yesterday that it raised $24.5 million in a private equity round to help fund the development of its inhaled insulin product. SternAegis Ventures was the exclusive placement agent for the offering. Molex Ventures, an electronics company […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medtronic is all-in on surgical robotics with $1.6B Mazor buy

September 21, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is all-in on the surgical robotics game now that’s inked a deal to buy Mazor Robotics (NSDQ:MZOR) for more than $1.6 billion in cash. The world’s largest medical device maker has held a position in Mazor, which makes […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Heidelberg Engineering wins FDA nod for upgraded eye imaging technology

September 20, 2018

Via: Mass Device

The FDA has approved Heidelberg Engineering’s optical coherence tomography angiography module (OCTA), the company said today. The module is available for new and existing Spectralis upgradeable diagnostic imaging devices used to manage diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and other macular […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

FDA clears Contego Medical’s Paladin carotid balloon

September 18, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Contego Medical said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Paladin carotid balloon with embolic protection. Raleigh, N.C.-based Contego said the Paladin device consists of an angioplasty balloon and a 40-micron filter for carotid stenting procedures. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process, R&D

FDA works with technology industry to promote digital health innovation

September 13, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Owing to digital advances, we’re experiencing a reimagination of health care delivery. Consumers are now empowered to take more control of their own health information to make better-informed decisions about their medical care and healthy living. These advances enable better […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medtronic launches one-month DAPT study for drug-eluting stent in U.S., Japan

September 10, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it’s launching a study in the U.S. and Japan to evaluate dual antiplatelet therapy in high bleeding risk patients implanted with the Resolute Onyx drug-eluting stent during percutaneous coronary intervention. The company’s Onyx One Clear […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process, R&D

Intel, Philips tout speed gains in AI-powered healthcare algorithms

August 22, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Intel (NSDQ:INTC) and Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said last week they are partnering to test Intel hardware’s ability to run deep learning artificial intelligence programs intended to improve the capabilities of Philips tech. The two companies joined to test the abilities […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

BrainsWay wins ‘historic milestone’ clearance to treat OCD

August 22, 2018

Via: Mass Device

BrainsWay said it has won de novo clearance from the FDA for its deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (Deep TMS) system for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adults. The clearance marks the second indication granted for BrainsWay Deep TMS, and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Tandem launches insulin pump with predictive low glucose suspend feature in US

August 20, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Tandem Diabetes Care (NSDQ:TNDM) last week launched its t:slim X2 insulin pump with Basal-IQ technology in the U.S. The company’s latest pump includes a predictive low glucose suspend feature designed to reduce the frequency and duration of hypoglycemia. Using the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medtronic launches Extravascular ICD pilot study

August 10, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said yesterday it launched a pilot study of its investigational Extravascular Implantable cardioverter defibrillator system, with the first patient implant already performed at New Zealand’s Christchurch Hospital. The Fridley, Minn.-based company’s EV ICD system uses leads placed outside […]