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Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 33.33% in deal activity in October 2021

November 23, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US medical devices industry saw a drop of 33.33% in overall deal activity during October 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Alkeon Capital, Coatue Management, Tiger Global and Whale Rock Capital Management’s $600m venture financing of […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Efficacy of UVC light prototype devices for inactivating SARS-CoV-2

November 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has prompted significant economic, scientific, and public efforts to contain the virus. The inactivation of the virus on surfaces and air might be a very […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Intuity Medical launches automatic blood glucose monitoring system in US

November 4, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Intuity Medical has launched the POGO Automatic Blood Glucose Monitoring System for diabetes patients in the US. The system is claimed to be the first and only blood glucose monitor to offer automatic testing that has been approved by the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Flexible device could treat hearing loss without batteries

October 27, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Some people are born with hearing loss, while others acquire it with age, infections or long-term noise exposures. In many instances, the tiny hairs in the inner ear’s cochlea that allow the brain to recognize electrical pulses as sound are […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Devices industry deals total $17.1bn globally in September 2021

October 26, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry deals worth $17.1bn were announced globally for September 2021, with the $12.4bn acquisition of Hill-Rom Holdings being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 10.7% over the previous […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Orthopaedics trends: Knee replacement leads Twitter mentions in Q3 2021

October 21, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Knee replacements leads the top tweeted terms in the trending industry discussions happening on Twitter by key individuals (influencers) as tracked by the platform. 1. Knee Replacement – 143 mentions Robot-assisted joint replacement surgery, the association between overdose risk score […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Battery Life in Implantable Medical Devices

October 7, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

Heart disease continues to be a major health problem. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report it was the number one cause of death in 2019. In many cases, heart disease can be treated via lifestyle changes such […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

North America’s medical devices industry saw a drop of 7.29% in deal activity during August 2021

September 28, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

North America’s medical devices industry saw a drop of 7.29% in deal activity during August 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by 22C Capital, Insight Partners and Nordic Capital’s $7.3bn private equity deal with Inovalon Holdings, according […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Devices industry cross border deals total $11.9bn globally in August 2021

September 22, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry cross border deals worth $11.9bn were announced globally for August 2021, with the $7.3bn private equity deal with Inovalon Holdings being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

The Covid effect: How to navigate long lead times for medical device components

September 16, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Last year, the global pandemic impacted procurement heavily, highlighting just how susceptible the medical device supply chain is to disruption. When the virus first hit in March, factory shutdowns meant that many lead times for components and raw materials doubled […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Novel molecular device exhibits exceptional computing prowess

September 2, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In a discovery published in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers has described a novel molecular device with exceptional computing prowess. Reminiscent of the plasticity of connections in the human brain, the device can be reconfigured on the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Q2 2021 saw a 3% drop in COVID-19 medical device approvals

August 31, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The number of COVID-19 indicated medical devices gaining approval in Q2 2021 saw a 3% drop when compared with Q1 2021, according to GlobalData’s medical devices marketed products database Compared with Q2 2020, the number of COVID-19 indicated medical devices […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators: How a small device saves lives

August 19, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

When discussing medical devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), often people who have been unaffected assume that these devices are only necessary for the elderly. What’s more, they may assume that living a healthy lifestyle ensures that […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Memic agrees to merge with MedTech Acquisition

August 16, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Israel-based medical device company Memic Innovative Surgery has signed a definitive business combination agreement with special purpose acquisition company MedTech Acquisition. Founded in 2013, Memic focuses on developing surgical robotic technology. The company’s Hominis platform is the first US Food […]


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NIHR-funded study shows benefit of CPAP in hospitalised Covid-19 patients

August 6, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-supported RECOVERY-RS trial has shown that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) reduces the invasive mechanical ventilation requirements in hospitalised Covid-19 patients. The multi-centre, adaptive, randomised controlled trial enrolled a total of 1,272 adult […]