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  • Medtech stories we missed this week: May 5, 2017

    From Biomerics’s $38.5 million expansion in Salt Lake City to new study results and partnerships, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Biomerics opening new corporate HQ Biomerics announced in a May 1 press release that it is moving its corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City. The […]

  • Avinger shares dive on Q1 miss

    Shares in Avinger have fallen over 15% today after the medical device maker missed expectations on Wall Street with its 1st quarter earnings results. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company posted losses of $15.3 million, or 64¢ per share, on sales of $3.5 million for the 3 months ended March 31, seeing losses shrink 5.1% while […]

  • FDA and NIH release final template for clinical trial protocols

    By: Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D. A little more than a year ago, FDA and NIH announced the availability of a draft template for investigators to use when organizing clinical trial protocols, which are essentially roadmaps for conducting a clinical trial. Today, we are excited to announce that the NIH-FDA Joint Leadership Council has issued a final […]

  • Stratos Product Development quietly and abruptly shutters doors

    Stratos Product Development of Seattle has abruptly shut down. The design firm had worked with some of the biggest names in tech and healthcare, and its closing leaves other design firms and medtech industry watchers in shock. E-mailed inquiries to the company returned with this message:  “This response serves to notify you of the closing of […]

  • 10 new crowdfunded health devices that will intrigue you

    With crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, companies can obtain the funding for ideas they want to come to life (even potato salad parties), with the promise of something in return to the donors. And while crowdfunding presents challenges for regulated medical devices, it’s proven to be a boon for startups touting potentially innovative health and […]

  • G4S launches new portable security system to protect patients

    G4S, an integrated security company, has launched a portable monitoring system for vulnerable patients who have psychiatric disorders or cognitive conditions. Virtual Patient Watch is a security system that monitors patients and sends out an alarm if someone tries to get out of bed or has behavior that requires immediate medical attention. It is designed […]

  • New medicines could eliminate uterine fibroid surgeries

    Decisions Resources Group, a healthcare research and data company, suggests that the launch of new medicines could be a long-term management alternative to uterine fibroids surgeries over the next 10 years. Novel selective progesterone receptor modulators (SPRMs) like Allergan/Gedeon Richter’s ulipristal, Bayer’s vilaprisan and Repros’s Proellex – and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) antagonists like AbbVie’s elagolix, […]

  • How deep learning algorithms could detect diabetic eye disease

    Researchers at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University believe deep learning algorithms, a form of artificial intelligence, hold the key to detecting diabetic retinopathy and averting blindness in patients. Diabetic retinopathy damages the blood vessels at the back of the eye and is the leading cause of preventable blindness globally. Up to 45% of […]

  • Shin-Etsu Silicones launches Sil-X-Shintm extrusion series for tubing applications

    Shin-Etsu Silicones of America (SESA) has recently announced the launch of their newest HCR (High Consistency Rubber) product line Sil-X-ShinTM Silicone Elastomers. The platinum, addition-cure series includes two distinct HCR extrusion versions: Methyl-Vinyl and Phenyl Silicone specifically engineered for extruded tubing and profiles and designed for use in healthcare, beverage and architectural glazing applications. Both […]

  • Brazilian INMETRO certifications compliance deadline stays

    By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Brazilian regulators are leaving in place the latest deadline of May 1, 2017 for new INMETRO certification requirements for some medical devices, despite extending this deadline twice in the past. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s […]

  • TE Connectivity acquires MicroGroup

    TE Connectivity has acquired MicroGroup, a Medway, Mass.–based provider of precision metal shafts for medical devices. The deal, which TE Medical SVP and general manager Paraic Curtis announced in a message to customers on May 1, is but the latest in a number of acquisitions TE has made in recent years to strengthen its medical device […]

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