Medical Device Industry News

  • J&J to Swallow Up GERD-Prevention Device Maker

    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).

  • Automation, Zero-Defects Philosophy Behind New Drug-Delivery Components Plant

    Datwyler Sealing Solutions’s Middletown, DE, facility will produce vial and syringe components when it opens next year.Daphne Allen

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation May Reduce Opioid Use

    A new study funded by St. Jude Medical showed that most patients took fewer painkillers after being implanted with a spinal cord stimulation device.Nancy CrottiSt. Jude Medical's Prodigy Spinal Cord Stimulation System is used totreat chronic pain. 

  • How Philips is Using Augmented Reality to Improve the Accuracy of Spinal Surgery

    In a preclinical study, neurosurgeons using augmented reality were able to more precisely place screws in cadavers’ spines.Nancy Crotti

  • New Latex-Free Options for Tourniquets and Similar Devices

    Teknor Apex Co.’s Medalist family of thermoplastic elastomers now includes new compounds for cast-film applications.Daphne AllenThe latest compounds in the Medalist TPE family can be usedfor tourniquets and other cast-film products.

  • Bionic Eye Receives Approval for Trials in UK

    A life-altering bionic eye device that could partially restore eyesight for patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa has received NHS approval in the UK.Kristopher Sturgise

  • Stryker to Add Jobs in Michigan

    The Kalamazoo-based orthopedics company is building a new $130 million corporate campus in nearby Portage and will add more than 100 jobs.Jamie HartfordStryker Corp. plans to grow its presence in its home state of Michigan with a new $130 million corporate campus that’s expected to create 105 jobs over the next three years.

  • Mylan Releases Generic EpiPen

    EpiPen maker Mylan announces the launch of its generic epinephrine auto-injector, priced at less than half the cost of an EpiPen.Marie ThibaultMylan is launching its previously-announced generic for the EpiPen Auto-Injector for $300, half the approximately $600 price tag for the original.

  • Siemens Healthineers Could Double Workforce at Massachusetts Facility

    State and local officials offered the company millions of dollars in tax breaks, and Siemens Healthineers is responding by adding 400–700 jobs at the Walpole, MA, facility over the next 10 years. Jamie Hartford

  • Next-Gen Blood-Gas Monitor Expands Its Market

     Sphere Medical’s Proxima 4 can now be used for diabetics and cardiac surgery patients.Nancy CrottiThe Proxima 4 received CE Mark in September 2016.