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  • ‘Radiating Shoe Sales’

    By: Vanessa Burrows Since the discovery of X-rays in the late 19th century, the technology has enhanced health care in a variety of ways. Like many cutting-edge scientific developments, however, it also has inspired uses of uncertain therapeutic value. That was the case with the shoe-fitting fluoroscope, the subject of the latest episode of FDA’s […]

  • Invetech announces senior management changes

    Invetech – provider of instrument development, custom automation and contract manufacturing – has announced refinements to its senior management structure as it continues to pursue growth in the diagnostics, connected health and cell therapy automation markets. Anthony Annibale has accepted the role of  global VP of sales, diagnostics and healthcare. Annibale is a proven product […]

  • Apple Watch detects atrial fibrillation using built-in technology

    The Apple Watch can automatically detect atrial fibrillation (AF) using its built-in heart rate sensor and artificial intelligence, according to a new study. The research used a deep neural network that was based on photoplethysmographic (PPG) sensors that are frequently found in smart watches. When paired with an artificial intelligence-based algorithm, Apple Watch’s heart rate […]

  • NAMSA announces partnership with Naglreiter

    Medical research organization NAMSA today announced a partnership with the Naglreiter medical device development organization, which focuses on medical device design, development and manufacturing. For nearly 50 years, NAMSA has focused on offering the most critical services required to accelerate time-to-market and reduce costs for medical device research clients across the world. Consistently recognized as a pioneer in […]

  • Resonetics adds applications development lab and nitinol processing to San Diego facility

    Resonetics has announced its plans to add a Lightspeed ADLTM application development lab to its manufacturing site in San Diego. The site will offer a variety of micro manufacturing tools to service medical device and diagnostics customers and will feature various laser wavelengths optimized for polymers, glass and metals. In addition, the San Diego facility […]

  • TransEnterix CEO: Robotic surgery has a big problem

    Todd Pope has been working in the surgical robotics space for over a decade. As the CEO of TransEnterix, which has developed Senhance surgical assistance device, Pope believes the surgical robotics market is about to explode. But before it can take off, Pope noted that players have to address a really big problem with robotic […]

  • Stratasys unveils multi-cell additive manufacturing platform

    Stratasys has launched its Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator multi-cell additive manufacturing platform for low-volume, continuous production. The Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator is a modular unit that has multiple 3D print cells working together through a central, cloud-based architecture. The platform is designed to create parts in a continuous manner with very little minor operator intervention. […]

  • Spectrum Plastics Group: Why the merger took place

    The M&A deal creating Spectrum Plastics Group is but the latest in a wave of consolidations taking place among medical device industry outsourcers. Mauricio Arellano, president of Spectrum’s medical division, thinks 2 trends are driving the consolidations: the need of OEMs to provide truly disruptive innovations to meet health providers needs for value-based care, and […]

  • FDA and NIH launch new clinical trial protocol writing tool

    By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group US regulators at the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have published a new writing tool for use in applying for regulatory approval to conduct clinical trials for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed […]

  • 5 officials running healthcare under Trump

    President Donald Trump’s critics complain that the president has yet to make hundreds of appointments to midlevel positions. But at least with healthcare, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of who is in charge. Just on May 10, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Scott Gottlieb as FDA commissioner. Here are 5 top officials shaping […]

  • Gut microbiomes can predict non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

    There is a microbe in stool samples that can predict non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. NAFLD occurs when there is a build up extra fat in liver cells that isn’t caused by alcohol, according to the American Liver Foundation. The liver has […]