Medical Device Business

1059 Medical Device Business Articles
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
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 10, 2017
St. Jude releases software patch to reduce hacking risk for its implantable heart devices, but is it enough of a fix? Not according to Muddy Waters.Amanda Pedersen It’s never fun to be on the receiving end of an “I told you so,” a position St. Jude Medical is finding itself in this week.A... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 9, 2017
As Theranos cuts another 155 jobs, CEO Elizabeth Holmes may be eating her words from a 2015 Stanford Business School interview.Amanda PedersenElizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos  Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes once boasted that she was “not big on backup plans.” That’s unfortunate, give... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 5, 2017
Researchers funded by Boston Scientific made a penile implant that remains flaccid at body temperature but becomes erect with heat.Amanda PedersenThis nitinol implant is flaccid at body temperature ... ... but returns to an expanded shape when heated  Researchers have developed a heat... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 5, 2017
Judge upheld jury’s findings in faulty hip cases, but cut about $500M from the damages award. Amanda Pedersen Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will only have to shell out about half of what it was previously ordered to pay plaintiffs injured by defective hip implants.Learn how orthopedics... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 5, 2017
PixarBio offered $100 million in stock for InVivo Therapeutics Corp., but only if certain directors to get the boot.Amanda Pedersen Frank Reynolds upped the ante in PixarBio Corp.’s hostile takeover bid for his former company, InViVo Therapeutics Corp., but there are strings attached.Don't mi... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on January 5, 2017
DePuy Synthes is collaborating with Aspect Biosystems on a 3-D printed artificial meniscus.Marie ThibaultJohnson & Johnson is adding another 3-D printing partnership to its resume.Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC has announced that DePuy Synthes Products is collaborating with Aspect Bio... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 4, 2017
PixarBio CEO’s hostile takeover bid for InVivo Therapeutics, the company he abruptly quit three years ago, has current management shaking their heads. Amanda Pedersen Frank Reynolds wants to take over the company he abruptly quit three years ago, and he’s playing the Trump card to make... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on January 4, 2017
These are some of the hottest medical devices expected to hit the U.S. market in 2017.Marie ThibaultIt’s a new year and that means a spate of new medical devices for patients in the United States. Highly anticipated products include diabetes devices, a new transcatheter aortic valve, and novel sur... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on January 3, 2017
With regulatory hurdles cleared, Abbott is expected to finalize its $25 billion acquisition of St. Jude Medical this week.Amanda PedersenAbbott's headquarters in Abbott Park, IL The countdown is officially on for Abbott Laboratories and St. Jude Medical Inc. Abbott said it has secured all neces... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on December 29, 2016
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a district court summary judgment granted to Medtronic in 2015, putting a securities fraud class action suit related to the company's INFUSE product back on the table.Marie ThibaultAn appeals court has vacated a district court summary judgment for Medt... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on December 28, 2016
Stool test maker attributes insurance coverage success to value proposition.Amanda PedersenHumana recently joined a growing list of commercial insurers that now cover the Cologuard stool-based cancer test from Exact Sciences Corp. There may not be an exact science to getting payers to cove... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on December 28, 2016
Varian’s imaging spinoff isn’t even final and the new company is already making deals.Amanda PedersenVarex Imaging is kicking off its growth strategy early Varian Medical Systems Inc.’s medical imaging spinoff is putting its cart before its horse – for good reason.Don't Miss The MD&... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by Jamie Hartford on December 27, 2016
Here's a look back at the medtech stories that captured Qmed readers' attention this year.As 2016 draws to a close, we're taking a look back at what this year meant for medtech. There were, of course, industry-changing acquisitions, a consequential election, regulatory hiccups, and exciting tec... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by Jamie Hartford on December 21, 2016
These companies, concepts, and technologies fell on hard times this year.From the death of revered pop star David Bowie to Brexit to an at times nauseating U.S. presidential campaign, 2016 was full of bad news. In fact, many people are calling it "the worst year ever." But hyperbole aside, thes... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by MarieThibault on December 21, 2016
Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson plans to open a health technology center in Rhode Island, with employees focused on information technology and software apps.Marie ThibaultJohnson & Johnson has announced it will open a new health technology center in Providence, Rhode Island. The announcem... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by Jamie Hartford on December 20, 2016
These companies, concepts, and technologies came out on top this year.Qmed StaffAs another year comes to an end, we're looking back on how things shook out in the medtech industry. For these players, concepts, and technologies, 2016 was indeed a good year. Check out the medt... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on December 16, 2016
Siemens is working with German researchers to save time on stroke diagnosis and treatment by combining MRI and angiography.Amanda PedersenThere’s no shortage of evidence supporting the notion that time is brain when it comes to stroke treatment, and yet separate imaging examinations using differen... Continue
Posted in Medical Device Business by amanda.pedersen on December 16, 2016
FDA cleared St. Jude Medical’s EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system and Advisor FL catheter, but will that be enough to offset product gaps and other CRM weaknesses in 2017? Amanda PedersenSt. Jude's EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system is designed to to provide automation, flexibility, and ... Continue