Nancy Crotti

In Pursuit of a Noninvasive Diagnostic for Bladder Cancer

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on July 28, 2017
German company numares AG is developing a noninvasive test to diagnose bladder cancer, and executives believe the technology can be used to generate other diagnostic tests. Nancy CrottiA German company has developed a system that uses patients’ metabolites to diagnose and monitor certain canc... Continue

How an App Could Catch Dementia Early

Posted by Nancy Crotti on July 19, 2017
A Canadian medical software developer wants to bring dementia detection into the digital health era with its app-based Braintest.Nancy CrottiBraintest, available for iPads and Android tablets, was designed to offer an electronic version of SAGE, which has been the standard screening method for cogni... Continue

BigFoot Taps Abbott to Close Diabetes Treatment Loop

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on July 13, 2017
Abbott's gain is Dexcom's loss, as Dexcom had previously been BigFoot's partner for glucose monitoring technology.Nancy CrottiBigFoot Biomedical said it will integrate Abbott's Freestyle Libre glucose monitoring technology into its system. Startup BigFoot Biomedical has landed one of world’s ... Continue

How AI Can Analyze ECG Data Faster

Posted by Nancy Crotti on July 10, 2017
Cardiologs Technologies says its AI-powered solution can also improve the accuracy of arrhythmia detection. Nancy Crotti FDA has approved an artificial-intelligence-powered analysis solution to screen for arrhythmias using ambulatory ECG recordings.Cardiologs Technologies’ ECG analy... Continue

VA and Mobius Arm First Veterans with a Motorized Prostheses

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on July 10, 2017
After years in the making, the LUKE arm is the first fully integrated prosthetic arm for amputees across a range of levels of amputation.Nancy CrottiTwo military veterans who participated in clinical trials that supported FDA clearance of the LUKE arm have received the motorized prosthetic devi... Continue

This Gadget Can Monitor Your Heart Better, From Home

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on June 9, 2017
Developer seeks to combine device with machine-learning algorithms to automatically alert patients and physicians of worsening heart failure.Nancy CrottiThe company that introduced one of the first smart stethoscopes just landed FDA clearance for a combined digital stethoscope and electrocardiogram ... Continue

Challenge Accepted: French Company Takes On Radiosensitivity

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on June 7, 2017
Neolys Diagnostics says its kit and lab-based test can detect sensitivity to radiation therapy for cancer patients.Nancy CrottiGuillaume Vogin, MD, PhD, of the Institut de Cancérologie de Lorraine in Nancy, France, presented study results supporting Neolys Diagnostics' technology at ESTRO 2017 in V... Continue

Edwards' Competitive Edge in TAVR Gets Even Sharper

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on June 7, 2017
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to clarify that Medtronic was first to recieve FDA approval for aortic valve-in-valve replacement procedures in 2015, while Edwards is now first to recieve the valve-in-valve indication for mitral valve replacement procedures. The valve-in-valve replac... Continue

Abbott Recalls Thousands of LVAD Controllers After 26 Deaths

Posted in 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

Abbott Issues a Massive Catheter Recall

Posted by Nancy Crotti on May 22, 2017
One patient has died and 19 were injured by coronary dilation catheters, FDA said.Nancy Crotti p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #323333; -webkit-text-stroke: #323333} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Abbott's NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter is amo... Continue