Neuronetics reels in $108m from IPO

Neuronetics (NSDQ:STIM) this week closed its initial public offering, according to a document filed with the SEC. The Malvern, Penn.-based company said that it offered 6,325,000 shares of its common stock and that underwriters exercised in full their option to buy additional shares, bringing the total proceeds from the IPO to $107.5 million. Shares began trading […]

Trump’s tariffs on $34B of Chinese products kick in

Tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump on $34 billion of Chinese goods, including a slew of medical devices, went into effect on Friday. China immediately retaliated, kicking off tariffs of equal size for American goods. Trump said this week that his administration will implement tariffs for another $16 billion worth of Chinese goods in the […]

5 medtech stories we missed this week: July 6, 2018

[Image from] From Zetta getting FDA clearance to Prescient Medical receiving CE Mark approval, here are five medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Zetta wins FDA clearance for Zoom MRI software Zetta announced in a June 25 press release that its MRI software has received FDA 510(k) clearance. […]

Venture investing in medtech and digital health: Here’s advice from the trenches

Medtech entrepreneurs agree that it’s still tough to find funding at the Series A level. Here’s their advice about how to find it. Bill Evans [Image is public domain] Competition for medtech venture investing is fierce, at the same time that traditional investors pull back from the space. To get to the bottom of what’s […]

Vaccine maker PaxVax tackles the unmet need posed by chikungunya virus

Transmitted by the same mosquitoes that spread Zika virus and dengue fever, the chikungunya virus is named for an African word meaning “to become contorted.” People infected with the alphavirus are afflicted with lasting joint pain that causes their backs to hunch over, according to the World Health Organization. The virus, which has cropped up in […]

StratoScientific raises $12m for smartphone stethoscope

Privately-held StratoScientific has raised $12.4 million from 12 investors as part of an indefinite offering that began in June of 2016, according to a document filed this week with the SEC. The Washington-based company sells a device that is integrated into a smartphone case and when paired with its mobile app provides real-time visualization of […]

Drug-coated balloon developer Urotronic raises $6m

Urotronic has raised $6.1 million in an equity offering involving 21 investors, according to a document filed with the SEC this week. The Minnesota-based company has not publicly stated how it plans to spend its newly-acquired funds. Urotronic is developing a drug-coated balloon catheter designed to treat urethral strictures in men. Get the full story at our sister […]

Saudi regulators revise medical device shipment requirements

By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has published revised requirements for clearing imported medical devices at Saudi ports of entry. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of […]

Cellect, denovoMATRIX to combine stem cell production technologies

Cellect Biotechnology, a developer of a stem cell production technology, has signed a collaboration and material transfer agreement with the denovoMATRIX group of the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden).

EC approves expanded indication for BMS’ Sprycel

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has announced that the European Commission (EC) has expanded the indication for Sprycel (dasatinib) to include the treatment of children and adolescents aged 1 year to 18 years with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in chronic phase (CP), and to include a powder for oral suspension formulation.