Medtech stories we missed this week: April 21, 2017

From new and renewed partnerships to FDA approvals, here are medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Life Spine receives FDA clearance for cervical spacer system Life Spine announced in an April 19 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Plateau-C Ti Cervical Spacer System. The system uses

Medtech stories we missed this week: April 14, 2017

From FDA approvals to business expansion plans, here are medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. BioTelemetry launches offer to acquire LifeWatch BioTelemetry and LifeWatch announced in an April 9 press release that the 2 companies have entered a transaction agreement that states BioTelemetry will launch a tender offer to acquire all

Trinseo offers medical grade MAGNUM ABS for medical equipment

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, is offering medical equipment manufacturers and molders medical-grade MAGNUM ABS Resins. The material features the advantages of Trinseo’s mass polymerization technology combined with the properties needed most for medical applications to assure the integrity of end-use applications. Trinseo’s MAGNUM 8391 MED ABS Resins

RJG now offers Mold Design course

RJG, Inc. held their first Mold Design class in March of this year. The goal of offering this course is to provide mold makers, design engineers and molders with the common language and core knowledge required to design injection molds that exceed time, cost and quality requirements. Mold Design is meant to bridge the gap

Fluid Metering has new valveless waste transfer pump

Fluid Metering is touting a new valveless waste transfer pump that is designed to remove waste fluid created by medical diagnostic instrumentation while analyzing patient fluid samples. Waste fluid usually has a mixture of patient samples, like blood components and urine samples, that get combined with reagents, byproducts of reagent reactions and wash fluids. The

Masimo touts adult EEG sensor

Masimo has announced that its RD SedLine EEG sensor is now available in the U.S. The EEG sensor is meant to be used with Masimo SedLine Brain Function Monitoring and is compatible with the O3 Regional Oximetry offered by Masimo. The SedLine and O3 monitor onto the Masimo Root monitoring platform to help clinicians obtain

Fibrosis: How to prevent it in medical device implants

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have discovered a way to prevent fibrosis from forming around medical device implants. The body’s immune system usually attacks implanted medical devices that are used for drug delivery, sensing or tissue regeneration. Defense cells in the body try to isolate the foreign material from devices

MedLumics secures 34.4M Euros in Series B funding

MedLumics, a cardiac device company specializing in optically guided minimally invasive instruments, announced that it has raised 34.4M Euros in financing that will be used to help advance the product and clinical development of the company’s AblaView catheter, intended for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) and other arrhythmias. This financing is the largest in

Medtech stores we missed this week: March 10, 2017

The FDA and Health Canada cleared a couple medical devices while other companies touted their device studies. Here are medtech stories we missed this week but were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Medela’s neonatal enteral feeding device Medela has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its ENFit Low Dose Tip eternal syringes,

Paper pump powers microfluidic devices for less than a dime

North Carolina researchers have developed a pump that powers microfluidic devices using paper. The inexpensive paper pump – developed by researchers at  North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – uses capillary actions to power portable microfluidic devices, which control fluids of 1 ml or less volume. “One longstanding

GCMI and BD to support medtech startups in Southeast U.S.

The Global Center for Medical Innovation has partnered with Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD) to support the launch of the GCMI Medtech Accelerator. “Too many medtech startups fail unnecessarily due to a lack of bridge, or seed funding, required to advance far enough in the commercialization process to attract investment by a larger device company,”

DoD taps BD’s Pyxis for $100m medication dispensing contract

Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) said today that it won a $100 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense for its Pyxis ES system. According to the contract, Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based BD will provide its medication dispensing technology to 115 military inpatient health facilities and military inpatient pharmacies. Get the full story at our sister

3M releases stopper cap that can help reduce bloodstream infections

3M has released its new Curos stopper disinfecting cap for open female luers that will help ensure clinicians that all intraluminal vascular access points are protected through passive disinfection. The Curos stopper cap is one of the only brands that have a cap for intraluminal IV access points, providing time-saving, consistent and reliable disinfection, according to

Medtech stories we missed: Feb. 24, 2017

Several companies made distribution deals this week, while others received approval for their products. Here are some medtech stories we missed this week but were still worth mentioning. 1. Israel OKs E-Qure’s BST device for chronic wounds E-Qure Corp. announced this week that it received marketing approval for its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy Device (BST Device) from the

Philips has a value argument for new image guided therapy platform

Royal Philips has announced the launch of its next generation image-guided therapy platform, deemed Azurion. Philips designed the platform to allow clinicians to easily perform a variety of routine and complex procedures. Meant for use in interventional labs, Azurion is but another example of medical device products with a strong value-based sales pitch around controlling costs