Medical Device Business

1147 Medical Device Business Articles
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on June 28, 2017
The company was previously called out by an analyst as an attractive acquisition target because of its coveted Stellarex drug-coated balloon technology, which is expected to hit the U.S. market this year.Amanda PedersenThe Stellarex drug-coated balloon is expected to hit the U.S. market sometime thi... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on June 27, 2017
Yes, the Senate healthcare bill would effectively kill the much-loathed medical device tax, but the proposed legislation could be a double-edged sword for the industry.  By now most stakeholders in the industry have heard the stats that support a permanent repeal of the 2.3% medical device... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on June 26, 2017
Seeking fairness on the admissibility of FDA 510(k) clearance decisions in court, AdvaMed is throwing its support behind Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon in a high-profile court case involving the company's TVT-O pelvic mesh.Amanda Pedersen In 2014, a court in West Virginia stopped John... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on June 22, 2017
In less than three weeks of its release, the movie Wonder Woman surpassed $600 million in ticket sales worldwide, and has received outstanding reviews by critics and superhero fans alike. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Today we recogni... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on June 21, 2017
The medtech firms criticized a new priority review pathway proposal in Australia, saying it would not actually cut the time it takes for patients there to access new medical devices.Amanda Pedersen Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson are leading the industry in a pushback against a new regulato... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by Kristopher Sturgis on June 20, 2017
Researchers create a new device that pairs a 3-D camera with vibrating motors and a braille interface to help the visually impaired identify surrounding environments.Kristopher Sturgis For decades the visually impaired have been largely reliant on one of the most simple solutions for navigation... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on June 20, 2017
Findings from an annual survey of medical sales representatives point to a continued increase in total compensation and quick upticks in pay as new reps gain experience in the field.Marie ThibaultMedical sales representatives have weathered a flood of doom-and-gloom forecasts in recent years. Consta... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on June 15, 2017
In recognition of Men’s Health Month, Qmed has compiled a list of innovative medical devices designed to address unmet needs related to men’s health. According to the Men’s Health Month website, the goal of this month is to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early det... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on June 14, 2017
Robert E. Fischell, PhD, winner of the 2017 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award, shared some of the wisdom he has gained from more than 50 years in the medical device business during MD&M East this week.Amanda Pedersen   After more than 50 years in the medical device business, and sec... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on June 13, 2017
Several months after merging with Molex, Phillips-Medisize points to the benefits of the combination, including vertical integration, added electronics capabilities, and a faster time to market.Marie ThibaultGame changer.That’s how an executive for Phillips-Medisize Corporation describes the compa... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on June 8, 2017
FDA approved a new label for Hologic’s Genius 3-D mammography technology, designating it as being superior to standard 2-D mammography for routine best cancer screening of women with dense breasts. It is the first system of its kind to recieve such labeling.Amanda PedersenHologic's Genius 3D Mammo... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on June 7, 2017
Rumor has it the debt-ridden company is looking to sell its Bausch + Lomb surgical product assets to Carl Zeiss Meditec for as much as $2 billion, but Valeant has a track record of talking about more deals than it completes.Amanda Pedersen The deal rumor mill is hot this week with reports that ... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on June 2, 2017
Is uncertainty around healthcare legislation impacting business at medical device companies?Marie ThibaultAs the Senate considers healthcare reform and the 2018 budget proposal is weighed, is the medtech industry experiencing any changes as a result? We reviewed dozens of transcripts from earnings c... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on May 31, 2017
The newest addition to Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci family provides a lower-priced surgical robot with the option to upgrade to more advanced features as needed.Amanda PedersenThe new da Vinci X could address a major adoption barrier in robotic surgery by offering a lower-cost system that custome... Continue
The wearable, known as the V-Go, aims to make insulin delivery for patients with Type 2 diabetes simpler and more efficient.Kristopher Sturgis New data suggests this insulin patch, known as the V-Go, has cost benefits as well as ease-of-use perks for diabetes patients People with Type 2 di... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on May 25, 2017
Christopher Ridgeway had appealed a 2016 jury verdict in which he was ordered to pay nearly $750,000 for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and a trade-secrets claim.Amanda Pedersen A former Stryker employee who had accused the company of fabricating the non-compete document that was... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by Nancy Crotti on May 24, 2017
Heart failure patients who died had tried to switch the controllers on their own, FDA says.Nancy Crotti Abbott has received 70 reports of incidents in which the HeartMate II's pocket system controller malfunctioned after an exchange. The company provides the backup controller to the patient in ... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on May 23, 2017
The 2017 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award winner shares a few of his best stories, including how he put Alfred Mann in the medical device business.Amanda PedersenIf you get to be 88 years old, you’ll find you have a lot of good stories to tell. Robert E. Fischell, PhD, is certainly no exception to ... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on May 19, 2017
Marie ThibaultAre you an entrepreneur trying to advance a novel health technology? Maybe you’re an R&D engineer trying to keep tabs on the latest and greatest innovations in medical devices. Either way, following these healthcare incubators and accelerators will keep you up to date on the new ... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on May 15, 2017
Shares of Exact Sciences got flushed down the toilet after a short seller dumped on its colon cancer test, but at least one analyst defended the diagnostic company.Amanda Pedersen Exact Sciences' stock plunged almost 4% after short-seller Citron Research attacked Cologuard, a stool-based DNA te... Continue