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Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Boston Scientific Exercises Option to Buy Millipede for $325M
Nearly a year after bagging the option to acquire Millipede, Boston Scientific has pulled the trigger. When the pair inked the agreement in January, Boston Scientific handed over $90 million for a portion of the mitral regurgitation startup’s shares. Now,...
December 28, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Acorda’s Inhaled Parkinson’s Therapy Device Wins FDA Nod
Acorda Therapeutics said this week that the FDA approved its Inbrija device for the intermittent treatment of  “off” episodes in people with Parkinson’s disease. The self-administered, inhaled therapy is designed for people experiencing a re-emergence of Parkinson’s symptoms. These “off” episodes...
December 26, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
False-Positive Mammograms Increase a Woman’s Breast Cancer Risk
Women who experience false-positive mammograms are at an increased risk of breast cancer for more than a decade, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer. The authors collected data from more than 1.1 million women from three population-based screening...
December 20, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
GE Healthcare Secretly Files for IPO
GE Healthcare reportedly filed confidentially for an initial public offering as it readies a spinout of its GE Healthcare business. The Boston-based industrial giant tapped Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley for help with the...
December 19, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Smith & Nephew Buys Ceterix Orthopedics for up to $105M
Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, today announces that it has agreed to acquire Ceterix® Orthopaedics, Inc, the developer of the NovoStitch® Pro Meniscal Repair System. This unique device addresses complex meniscal tear patterns not adequately served by other repair systems. It...
December 18, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
ConMed Spending $365M on Buffalo Filter’s Surgical Technology
CONMED Corporation today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Buffalo Filter LLC (Buffalo Filter) for $365 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The transaction is expected to be financed through a combination of new convertible notes and an expanded and...
December 17, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
PeekMed Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Orthopedic Planning System
PeekMed® reached 510(k) clearance for its orthopedic planning system, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), after regulatory approval in the European Union, and successfully working with more than 1100 surgeons. Developing a product in the medical field is highly demanding when it comes...
December 14, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Nexxt Spine Receives 510(k) for Posterior Cervical Spine System
Nexxt Spine has received FDA 510(k) clearance and has commercially launched its Saxxony Posterior Cervical Thoracic System. The system is designed to stabilize cervical (C1 to C7) and thoracic (T1 to T3) spinal segments through posterior screw fixation. “The Saxxony...
December 11, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Itamar Medical Reports Record Third Quarter Results
Itamar Medical, a company that develops, manufactures, and markets non-invasive diagnostic medical devices for sleep apnea with a focus on the cardiology market, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2018. “We are pleased with the solid increase...
November 28, 2018
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