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Category: Medical Devices


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 total $14.71bn globally

July 17, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The value marked an increase of 78.8% over the previous quarter and a rise of 72.1% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $8.54bn. Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Study finds hearing aids may protect against dementia

July 16, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Called PROTECT, the study builds on recent findings by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care, which indicated that hearing loss is a key risk factor for dementia. According to the latest research, which involved 25,000 people aged […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Europe’s medical devices industry sees a rise of 34.8% in deal activity in June 2019

July 15, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 31 medical devices industry deals worth $645.78m were announced for the region in June 2019, against the 12-month average of 23 deals. Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in June 2019 with 18 […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New blood flow monitor has potential to save lives

July 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A tiny fiber-optic sensor has the potential to save lives in open heart surgery, and even during surgery on pre-term babies. The new micro-medical device could surpass traditional methods used to monitor blood flow through the aorta during prolonged and […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Google Assistant is better than Alexa or Siri at helping patients with their drugs, study finds

June 20, 2019

Via: CNBC

In the race among tech companies to bring their voice recognition technology into the realm of personal medicine, Google is the furthest along, according to a study published on Thursday in the journal Nature Digital Medicine. Researchers Yan Fossat and […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry deals in May 2019 total $9.1bn globally

June 19, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The value marked an increase of 547% over the previous month and a rise of 122.04% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.1bn. In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 12.7% over the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Rutgers University team develops virtual biopsy device

June 14, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The device has been designed to provide information on a skin lesion’s depth and potential malignancy, without the need for a scalpel. A study published in Wiley Online Library says that non-invasive analysis of a skin tumour could allow less […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New smartphone app helps anorexic patients to normalize their eating rate

June 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Swedish scientists say that eating disorders should be considered just that – eating disorders, rather than mental disorders. The proof, they say, is in the eating. Professor Per Sodersten, lead author of an article in Frontiers in Neuroscience defending his […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

Dilemmas in regulating brain-computer interface devices

June 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The guidance follows an FDA public workshop and centres around recommendations for industry on procedures for non-clinical testing and clinical trial design when developing brain-computer interface devices. The aim is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of research output in […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

The growing need among diabetics for improved continuous glucose monitoring devices

May 31, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

At this rate, more than one in five of the US population will be diabetic, resulting in over 68 million cases of diabetes in the US. As diabetes has a huge impact on the quality of life of patients, this […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Boston Scientific device may replace anticoagulants in heart surgery

May 24, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

WATCHMAN is a permanent implant for closing the left atrial appendage in the heart to mitigate the stroke risk. The new device has a fully enclosed and rounded frame to enable implantation flexibility for customising the placement. Physicians will be […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

8 ways smartphones are being used as medical devices

May 22, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Smartphones are quickly gaining the capabilities to make patients’ homes an extension of physicians’ offices, facilitating access to timely medical care. Technological advancements in the phones are enabling them to take higher-resolution photos and deliver better sound quality, suggests Christy […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Microsoft supports development of epilepsy prediction device

May 17, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Named NeuroSyd, the device will be designed to act as a seizure warning system via real-time monitoring and processing of brain-signals that indicate an epileptic seizure. Primarily intended to help adult epilepsy patients while driving, the device will provide an […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott introduces new device to detect irregular heartbeats

May 8, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Confirm Rx holds US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and the European CE-Mark. The paperclip-sized, next-generation insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) features smartphone connectivity and continuous, remote monitoring of irregular heartbeats to enable quick diagnosis. Arrhythmia is characterised by abnormal […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medtronic introduces new revascularisation device in US

May 1, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The device can be used to mechanically remove blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain. This helps restore blood flow in acute ischemic stroke patients with large vessel occlusion. Stroke, which causes approximately six million deaths annually, is considered […]