Medical Device Business

1094 Medical Device Business Articles
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on March 24, 2017
Just as the House was expected to vote on the GOP's healthcare plan, which was designed to replace the now seven-year-old Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) pulled the measure from a scheduled Friday afternoon vote. The decision to cancel the vote came just a day ... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on March 22, 2017
These 16 medical device startups, taking on a wide range of problems in medicine, are part of a contest being hosted by MD+DI. Learn about them and cast your vote!Marie ThibaultModern medicine and its life-saving devices are already awe-inspiring, but the avant garde founders behind these 16 startup... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on March 20, 2017
PQ Bypass has developed a trio of devices designed to help doctors perform a fully percutaneous femoral popliteal bypass in patients with extremely long lesions in their superficial femoral artery due to peripheral arterial disease. The new devices now have CE mark approval in Europe.Amanda Pedersen... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on March 16, 2017
The NIH would absorb a painful $5.8 billion cut under President Trump's first budget proposal, and double the amount of user fees FDA collects from drug and device makers.Amanda Pedersen President Donald Trump’s plan to make America great again involves major slashes to the National Institute... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on March 14, 2017
Public medtech companies seem to be benefitting from investor skittishness toward pharmaceutical and biotech stocks as President Trump continues to criticize high drug prices. Amanda Pedersen In January, during his first formal press conference as president, Trump said drug companies were ... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on March 13, 2017
The industry has been quick to throw its support behind Scott Gottlieb, President Trump's pick to run FDA. Gottlieb has a history of advocating for faster FDA approvals and stronger regulatory transparency.Amanda PedersenScott Gottlieb has won medtech over, will he also win over the Senate? Kno... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on March 10, 2017
Up to 400 workers at a Johnson & Johnson surgical suture plant in Scotland could be out of work. The company said it will close the plant as part of its medical devices unit restructuring plans revealed last year. The suture facility accounts for less than 6% of the company's global capacity.Ama... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on March 9, 2017
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals, which kicks off its 31st year on Friday, March 10, has become a hot spot for the latest health technology. As evidence, we’re turning the spotlight on 11 medtech, digital health, and health wearables startups at the show.These companies are f... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on March 7, 2017
GOP healthcare bill would permanently do away with the 2.3% medical device tax. AdvaMed and other industry trade groups have been strongly pushing for a permanent repeal of the device tax for months.Amanda Pedersen Republican lawmakers this week unveiled a plan that would dismantle key aspects ... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on March 2, 2017
You’ve heard about the rise of the emerging markets in the medical device industry, but this time, there’s a new twist on the trend.Marie ThibaultThe promise and rapid growth of healthcare in the emerging markets is old news by now. The potential of the medical device industry in emerging market... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on March 1, 2017
Alere Inc. said it will file its annual report late again this year as the company tries to sort out an accounting mess in Asia. Amanda Pedersen Alere Inc. can't seem to catch a break. The company filed for a 15-day extension for its annual report because it is trying to sort out inappropr... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on February 27, 2017
Well-known medtech executives discussed the potential impact of specific policy changes that may be implemented under the Trump administration.Marie ThibaultAs medtech companies reported their quarterly earnings over the past month, executives were asked repeatedly about the potential impact of spec... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by Nancy Crotti on February 24, 2017
 Nancy Crotti Medtech companies do not appear to be letting off the M&A gas pedal any time soon. Based on EvaluateMedTech data, EP Vantage recently released its annual report, Medtech 2016 in Review, offering an analysis and expert commentary on M&A deals, venture financing, initia... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on February 23, 2017
Boston Scientific pulled all of its Lotus valves from the market based on reports of a mechanical mishap with a pin connecting the valve to the delivery system. The recall could delay the U.S. launch of the Lotus Edge valve by about six months.Amanda PedersenBoston Scientific's latest Lotus problem ... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by Nancy Crotti on February 22, 2017
Torax Medical makes a magnetic device that keeps stomach acid in place.Nancy CrottiA subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson is buying a small company that makes a surgical solution to gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD).Cincinnati-based Ethicon, Inc. announced the purchase of competitor Torax Medica... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by Kristopher Sturgis on February 21, 2017
Canadian researchers have created a new implantable device that can be triggered to release drugs by passing a magnet over the device outside the skin. Kristopher SturgisShown is an image of the magnetic implant next to the Canadianone-dollar coin. A new implantable drug delivery device wa... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on February 17, 2017
Aspire Ventures pitted its adaptive artificial intelligence platform, A2I, against some of Europe's best diabetes specialists in an observational trial and the A2I won.Amanda Pedersen  A diabetes management system built on a new artificial intelligence platform proved it could offer p... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on February 16, 2017
Integra Lifesciences made a $1.05 billion offer for Johnson & Johnson’s Codman Neurosurgery business, but some analysts see it as a risky move.Amanda Pedersen Valentine’s Day may have just been one day, but medtech has been showing the love all week long — for deals, that is.Integra L... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on February 15, 2017
Analysts were caught off guard by Hologic’s $1.65 billion proposal to buy aesthetic company Cynosure. Amanda Pedersen  Hologic Inc. threw analysts and investors for a loop this week with its $1.65 billion proposal to buy aesthetic technology maker Cyosure Inc., a deal that would pla... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by Nancy Crotti on February 15, 2017
Scopis recently opened an office in Cambridge and is cultivating investors in the U.S.Nancy CrottiScopis offers target-guided surgery via augmented reality. A German company that sells augmented reality products for minimally invasive surgery has landed in the United States.Found... Continue