Medical Device Business

1077 Medical Device Business Articles
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 amanda.pedersen on February 14, 2017
Allergan wants to buy aesthetic device company Zeltiq for $2.47 billion, a deal that would give the biopharmaceutical giant a strong position in body contouring, a $4 billion global market opportunity. Amanda Pedersen  Allergan has been placing big bets on the fast-growing medical aes... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on February 10, 2017
The Senate voted to confirm Price as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Here's what to expect.Marie ThibaultTom Price, MD is in as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after the U.S. Senate voted 52-47 to confirm his nomination. The post of HHS head i... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on February 9, 2017
An IoT expert talks about what works and what doesn't work in the rapidly-growing world of sensor technologyAmanda Pedersen When it comes to developing sensor-based products, it's okay to get a bit crazy, as long as the end product conforms to five guiding design principals. At least, that's wh... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on February 8, 2017
Owlstone Medical has launched a 1,400-patient breath-based test using its microchip FAIMS technology to detect early-stage colorectal cancer. Amanda PedersenOwlstone Medical's FAIMS platform is designed to detect disease biomarkers in breath Two years ago, Bill Boyle lost hi... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on February 6, 2017
When asked if U.S. immigration restrictions will impact medical innovation, 44% of Qmed readers said yes.Amanda Pedersen Last week Qmed published a story highlighting an Iranian researcher impacted by President Trump’s executive order blocking citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Sy... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on February 3, 2017
Joe Almeida reflected on Baxter’s progress and cultural changes during his first year as the company’s CEO Amanda Pedersen  A year ago, during Baxter’s fourth quarter 2015 earnings call, CEO Joe Almeida put his newness to the company in perspective by telling analysts he knew wh... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by Kristopher Sturgis on February 2, 2017
An Indiana court becomes the first in the U.S. to offer a new drug treatment program for offenders addicted to heroin that features a device that eases the pain of heroin withdrawal.  Kristopher SturgisSee how the Neuro-Stim System Bridge from Innovation Health Solutions works Greenwood Ci... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 31, 2017
One Iranian researcher feels trapped in ‘big prison called the United States of America’ while another Iranian researcher is stuck on the other side, unable to get to Boston to work on precision medicine advancements at a Harvard Medical School lab.Amanda PedersenSan Francisco artist Naomi Aless... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by Nancy Crotti on January 31, 2017
A superseding indictment adds filing false tax returns to the existing charges faced by former Starkey executives accused of stealing $20 million from the company.  Nancy CrottiTwo fired executives of hearing aid manufacturer Starkey Laboratories face new charges in a federal embezzlement ... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 30, 2017
Medtech M&A activity is expected to pick up, and one analyst said these companies are the industry’s most attractive acquisition targets right now.  The robust M&A activity medtech has seen over the past couple of years is not likely to slow down any time soon. In fact, Canaccord Genu... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 27, 2017
Alere still isn't ready to fold, but Abbott is long past ready to walk away from the $5.8 billion deal the two companies agreed to a year ago. Amanda Pedersen In business, as in life, it’s important to “know when to fold ‘em,” as Kenny Rogers put it in his 1978 hit “The Gamb... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 23, 2017
President Trump signaled his intention to move quickly on repealing and replacing Obamacare by signing an executive order to minimize the economic and regulatory burdens of the policy. But industry advocates are more concerned about getting the device tax repealed. Amanda PedersenPresident Dona... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 23, 2017
GE executives said uncertainty around the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act could hinder growth in its U.S. healthcare segment as customers may become cautious. Amanda PedersenGE CEO Jeff Immelt said U.S. healthcare customers could show caution around GOP efforts to kill Ob... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 20, 2017
President Trump touched on plenty of hot-button issues during his 16-minute inaugural address Friday. But not one of them had to do with healthcare. Amanda PedersenPresident Donald Trump In the 16 minutes that he spoke to the American people after being sworn in Friday as the 45th presiden... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on January 20, 2017
In the annual ranking of biggest medtech companies, some companies have climbed up a few rungs and others have fallen a few spots.Marie ThibaultThe fast-shifting sands of the medtech landscape means the list of the largest companies in the device and diagnostic industry a year ago doesn’t match to... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 17, 2017
MiMedx Group Inc. has been accused of demanding its managers give cash to a company-operated political action committee that was a top contributor to Tom Price, a Georgia congressman and President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Health and Human Services secretary. Amanda Pedersen The... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on January 11, 2017
Healthcare funding may have declined in the fourth quarter of 2016, but these 10 medical device and equipment companies closed big funding rounds.Marie ThibaultAppetite for healthcare investments cooled in the last quarter of 2016, according to The PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree™ Report. Data from that... Continue