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Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Chip analyses human white blood cells

May 20, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

Resolution is sufficient to discriminate between lymphocytes and monocytes, “rivaling the performance of commercial cytometers”, said Imec scientific director Niels Verellen. It is a flow cytometer and is based on the scattering of a laser beam though a sample. The […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Siemens Healthineers invests $314M in new MRI manufacturing plant

May 15, 2024

Via: MedTech Dive

MRI machines use liquid helium to cool their superconducting magnets. Seeking to minimize the use of helium, a nonrenewable element prone to supply disruptions, Siemens spent years working to design a magnet that uses its own refrigerator to stay cool. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

FDA finalizes lab developed test rule despite industry opposition

April 29, 2024

Via: MedTech Dive

Critics argue that the FDA’s plan to increase oversight of LDTs would slow development of cutting-edge diagnostics. Under the new rule, most LDTs would be regulated as medical devices, subject to pre-market review as other in vitro diagnostics are now, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medtronic will transfer or offer comprehensive support to workers affected by ventilator exit

February 26, 2024

Via: MedTech Dive

Last week, Medtronic said it would shut down its ventilator product lines and reorganize the remaining patient monitoring and respiratory interventions businesses into a new unit, called Acute Care and Monitoring. The decision reverses a planned spin-off of the businesses […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Heart-on-a-Chip promises cardiovascular benefits

February 14, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

The HoC promises to replace animal testing, shorten drug development timelines and reduce costs. It mimics the interactions of cells within the heart on a small chip and is part of the larger organ-on-a-chip (OoC) suite. The actual design of […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

ABB Robotics and Mettler-Toledo Int Join Forces

February 7, 2024

Via: Industry Today

ABB Robotics and METTLER TOLEDO, a global supplier of precision instruments and services, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer an innovative solution that seamlessly integrates ABB’s robots with LabX, METTLER TOLEDO’s laboratory instrument management software. The combined […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

The top medtech trends in 2024

January 31, 2024

Via: MedTech Dive

The medical device industry is set up for an eventful year after weathering numerous challenges for the past four years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other macroeconomic factors. Last year, device companies found some stability as those pressures eased, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

FDA acts on industry call for clarity about scope of device shortage reporting rules

November 17, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

Section 506J of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires manufacturers of certain devices to tell the FDA in advance if they are permanently ending production of the product or face an interruption that is likely to meaningfully impact […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Acutus laying off 65% of employees to focus solely on Medtronic heart device deal

November 10, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

Acutus developed mapping technology to try to reduce the rate of atrial fibrillation recurrence after patients undergo ablation. The company pitched its non-contact approach to mapping as a better fit for atrial fibrillation and other complex or unstable arrhythmias, but […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

FDA extends pandemic-era policy allowing certain device, production changes without prior approval

November 2, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

The guidance, first issued in May 2020, was supposed to expire at the end of the public health emergency. The policy allowed for any required production process changes, like social distancing, or manufacturing changes due to supply chain shortages, which […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Biotech/Pharma Industry Locations: Leading With Life Sciences

October 10, 2023

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Innovation drives growth in the biotech and pharmaceutical space. According to The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the U.S. biopharmaceutical sector directly supports more than 900,000 jobs across the economy. Manufacturing employs more than 330,000 high-wage workers in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Beta Bionics raises $100M to challenge Medtronic, Tandem for automated insulin dosing market

September 1, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

Beta Bionics raised a $57 million series C financing round early last year. That financing, which was co-led by a syndicate of venture capital funds with an assist from strategic partner Novo Nordisk, equipped the company to develop iLet, file […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Elon Musk’s brain implant company raises $280M to fund clinical trials

August 9, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

Musk has made big claims since founding Neuralink in 2016, pitching its technology as both a treatment of conditions such as blindness, and a way to augment humans to compete against artificial intelligence. To start testing if those claims hold […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Teva Pharmaceuticals Leveraging Honeywell Technology

July 27, 2023

Via: Industry Today

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., a leading generic pharmaceutical company, (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced today that it is working with Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) to help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions at its Debrecen, Hungary, manufacturing facility. Teva will leverage […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

J&J earnings a ‘positive early indicator’ for medtech in Q2: analyst

July 20, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

Johnson & Johnson raised its full-year earnings forecast for the second quarter in a row, reflecting improved procedure volumes and a steady drumbeat of new product launches in its medtech segment. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company now expects revenue […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process

Alfa Chemistry: Custom Design and Manufacturing Takes Organs-On-Chips to the Next Level

July 17, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

In a groundbreaking move to revolutionize the field of biomedical research, Alfa Chemistry recently announced the launch of its highly anticipated custom design and manufacturing services for organs-on-chips. This cutting-edge technology provides scientists and researchers with an innovative platform to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Global Biotech Company Chooses New Jersey For $50M Investment

June 15, 2023

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Enzene Biosciences, Ltd., a global biotech company based in Pune, India, will invest $50 million to open a state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant in New Jersey. Operations in the new facility, located on the Princeton West Innovation Campus in Hopewell, are […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

FDA hits iRhythm with warning letter over problems at heart monitor facility

June 1, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

FDA inspectors concluded their assessment of iRhythm’s facility in Cypress, Calif. in August 2022. The FDA visit led to a Form 483 later that month. iRhythm took steps to address the concerns raised in the 483 but its actions failed […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Integra recalls all devices made at Boston facility in the past 5 years, pauses production

May 24, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

Integra initiated the voluntary recall after an internal investigation found endotoxin testing deviations. The deviations may have resulted in the release of medical devices with levels of endotoxins that exceed the levels permitted by the product specifications, the company said. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medtronic’s US diabetes business is floundering. Can the MiniMed 780G rescue it?

May 2, 2023

Via: MedTech Dive

In the multibillion-dollar market for diabetes technology, Medtronic’s U.S. diabetes sales have declined in the last four years as the company grappled with regulators and competitors rolled out new devices. With two strokes of a pen in late April, the […]