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Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Medical Device Tax Repeal Still in Debate
Democratic senators on the Appropriations Committee chafed at Price’s refusal to give “yes or no” answers to their queries, as they used his appearance before them to criticize the drafting an Obamacare replacement bill without their input, and for what they believe will...
June 19, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Medtronic’s Tyrx Antibacterial Envelope Aims to Reduce Infection Rates
Medtronic PLC has quietly signed up more than 140 U.S. hospitals and clinics in a program that aims to cut infection rates in heart devices using its innovative dissolvable surgical envelopes and rebates. Replacing heart devices that have become infected is estimated to...
June 19, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Saranas Raises $4M to Advance Real-Time Detection Device of Internal Bleeding During Cardiac Procedures
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Saranas, a medical device company with a new technology for real-time detection of internal bleeding during cardiac procedures, has closed a $4 million Series B round of financing. The funding will be used to advance the company’s Early Bird™ Bleed Detection device...
June 16, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Incentives to Upgrade Legacy Medical Devices
Cycling out legacy medical systems and devices that create cybersecurity vulnerabilities for healthcare providers is a difficult task that could benefit from a structured incentive program, experts say. One reason healthcare is plagued with cybersecurity vulnerabilities is that the industry is built on...
June 16, 2017
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
FDA Approves Hologic’s Genius™ 3D Exam as Only Superior Mammogram for Dense Breasts
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam is now the only mammogram that is FDA-approved as superior to standard 2D mammography for routine breast cancer screening of women with dense breasts.1 The...
June 14, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Neuromonitoring Company Founded by Former NFL Quarterback Set to Go Public
Assure Holdings, an intraoperative neuromonitoring company founded by former NFL quarterback Preston Parsons, will begin trading on the TSX Venture Exchange on May 29, under the trading symbol IOM. Assure Neuromonitoring, a wholly owned subsidiary of Assure Holdings Inc. (IOM:TSX.V), provides intraoperative neuromonitoring...
June 13, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Move Over Digital Health, the Future is Prepping for Digital Medicine
The future of healthcare is not a device or a drug thus far undiscovered. No, it’s digital and that’s no surprise — but it’s not nearly as simple as today’s digital health. Rather, forward-looking hospitals including Mount Sinai, LifeBridge Health and Thomas Jefferson,...
June 13, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
FDA Releases List of Reuseable Medical Devices with Highest Infection Risk
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday published a list of reusable medical devices that hold the greatest risk of infection transmission or poor performance if not appropriately reprocessed, reports Regulatory Focus.   The agency will now require device makers to submit validated...
June 12, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Man with Two Hearts Survives Heart Attack
At first there didn’t seem to be anything unusual about the man who, in 2010, reported to a Verona, Italy emergency room. He was short of breath, sweating, and had low blood pressure – cardiovascular trouble, no doubt. E.R. doctors see similar symptoms...
June 12, 2017
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