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Category: Medical Devices


Innovation, Medical Devices

Heart failure device Optimizer Smart gets FDA approval

March 22, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The new system is designed to improve walking distance, quality of life and functional status of patients that are incompatible with other treatments such as cardiac resynchronisation therapy, which coordinates the function of the left and right ventricles. Consisting of […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 41.4% in deal activity in February 2019

March 21, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 41 deals worth $6.15bn were announced in February 2019, compared to the 12-month average of 70 deals. Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 31 deals which accounted for 75.6% […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Remote monitoring of implanted defibrillators in heart failure patients prevents hospitalizations

March 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Remote monitoring keeps heart failure patients out of hospital, according to late-breaking findings from the RESULT trial presented today at EHRA 2019, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. The set-up is so effective that it has won reimbursement from […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Could a smartphone app detect diabetes?

March 8, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Worryingly, almost one in four people in the U.S. are living with diabetes but do not know. Without treatment, diabetes […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Health plans take steps to study use of fitness wearables, data

March 1, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Health plans are beginning to wrestle with how to best use wearable devices—and the data they provide—it improve patient care and lower overall costs. For example, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is partnering with Fitbit to make its […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US researchers develop wireless sensors to monitor babies in NICU

March 1, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The new infant sensors are soft, flexible and gentler on a baby’s skin, the researchers said. When tested on premature babies at two hospitals in Chicago, US, the wireless sensors were able to deliver data with accuracy similar to that […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA issues draft guidance for brain-computer interface devices

February 25, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

BCI devices are often used to regulate limb prosthesis. The direct control feature of these implants is expected to enable significantly more mobility and independence for patients. The regulatory agency added that the devices possess the potential to help people […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Invasive surgeries could be avoided with new pacemakers powered by heartbeats

February 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Pacemakers are used to manage heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats). These conditions can either manifest as tachycardia (a rapid heartbeat exceeding the normal resting rate) or bradycardia (a resting heart rate of under 60 beats per minute). Arrhythmia can affect anyone […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Current Health gets FDA clearance for remote monitoring device

February 7, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Current has been designed as a wireless solution for automatic and continuous monitoring of patients. The device is developed using a real-time physiological data set. It has been embedded with the company’s algorithms to analyse data and contextual patient information […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US researchers to develop new paediatric medical devices

February 6, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The initiative will be supported by the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium. Currently, a team of the researchers is developing a device to facilitate the non-surgical closure of feeding tube sites in children. Feeding tubes are generally used in children on […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US researchers power medical implants with heart’s energy

February 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Implants such as pacemakers and defibrillators are powered by batteries that require replacement every five to ten years. The replacement surgeries are costly and could lead to complications and infections. In the latest three-year research, the team aimed to eliminate […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

By 2025, a lot more people will be tracking their blood sugar, predicts doctor — here’s why

February 1, 2019

Via: CNBC

Let’s start with a prediction: By 2025, everyone with diabetes will be tracking their blood sugar with devices called continuous glucose monitors, and it will be common for many people without diabetes to dabble in tracking, too. This may sound […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Apple and Aetna are teaming up on a new app to help track and reward healthy behavior

January 29, 2019

Via: CNBC

Apple and insurance giant Aetna have teamed up on an iPhone and Apple Watch app that provides rewards, including an option to earn a free Apple Watch, to members who engage in healthy behaviors like getting regular exercise and more […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Artificial pancreas smartphone app proves safe, effective

January 28, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A pilot FDA-approved clinical trial has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System, a new smartphone-based application platform. The iAPS app, which runs on an unlocked smartphone, is able to interface wirelessly with leading continuous glucose […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

Abbott’s heart defect treatment device for babies gets FDA approval

January 15, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

PDA is a common congenital cardiac defect that is characterised by an opening between two blood vessels leading from the heart, resulting in difficulty in breathing. Of the 60,000 premature babies born each year in the US, approximately 12,000 have […]