Medical Devices

How Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer is leading the company forward

12/29/2020

Excerpt from the Article: Like most companies in 2020, Dexcom (NSDQ:DXCM) faced a number of challenges brought on by COVID-19, public unrest and more. Dexcom chairman, president & CEO Kevin Sayer had to prioritize the health of his employees over all else, while also keeping patients safe and somehow managing to keep the diabetes giant rolling…

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Early data suggest wearables can catch some cases of Covid-19 before symptoms emerge

12/25/2020

Excerpt from the Article: The results of several ambitious studies testing wearables as early predictors of for Covid-19 are in — and they suggest that data from devices including Apple Watches, Fitbits, and Oura smart rings may be useful for flagging some infections in people before they even feel ill. Recently published research from ongoing…

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Stanford develops CRISPR ‘lab on a chip’ for detecting COVID-19

11/16/2020

Excerpt from the Article: Researchers at Stanford University have developed a CRISPR-based “lab on a chip” to detect COVID-19, and are working with automakers at Ford to develop their prototype into a market-ready product. This could provide an automated, hand-held device designed to deliver a coronavirus test result anywhere within 30 minutes. In a study…

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InnovHeart Reports Successful First-in-Human Implantation of its Saturn Transcatheter Mitral Valve with Excellent 30-day Follow-up

09/30/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: NEWTON, Mass. and MILAN, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — InnovHeart s.r.l., a developer of novel Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) systems for the treatment of Mitral Regurgitation (MR), announced today the successful First-in-Human implantation of its proprietary Saturn Transcatheter Mitral Valve along with excellent results at the 30-day follow-up for the…

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Silicon Valley Startup Exo Secures $40M in Series B+ Funding to Advance Handheld Medical Imaging

08/25/2020

Excerpt from the Press Release: REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exo (pronounced “echo”), a pioneering health information and devices company, closed a $40 million Series B+ funding round that will fund research and product development on a revolutionary handheld medical device and cloud-based workflow software platform. Medical imaging technology has lagged far behind the needs of today’s…

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Dexcom rebounds from COVID-19 dip as demand returns for wearable glucose monitors

08/07/2020

Excerpt from the Article: “In April, San Diego’s Dexcom saw a slowdown in patients signing up for its continuous glucose monitors as consumers hunkered down and doctors transitioned to tele-medicine because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The question was how long would the dip last? As it turned out, not very long. As physicians and patients…

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DeviceTalks Weekly: Stryker CEO Kevin Lobo says medtech can increase workforce diversity

06/28/2020

Excerpt from the article: “This week’s DeviceTalks Weekly podcast episode talks with industry leaders about improving worker diversity and developing new ways to treat COVID-19 patients. Kevin Lobo, chairman and CEO of Stryker, explains how his company — and the industry group AdvaMed — has been working  to increase diversity of its workforce, particularly in…

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Super-strong surgical tape detaches on demand

06/27/2020

Excerpt from the article: “Last year, MIT engineers developed a double-sided adhesive that could quickly and firmly stick to wet surfaces such as biological tissues. They showed that the tape could be used to seal up rips and tears in lungs and intestines within seconds, or to affix implants and other medical devices to the…

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eCOVID Platform Provides Remote Patient Monitoring

05/28/2020

Excerpt from the article: “Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a remote monitoring platform for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 but aren’t in need of hospitalization. The system is being tested by patients in a clinical trial at UC San Diego Health. It is intended to help health care…

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Low-dose CT works well for COVID-19 assessment

04/25/2020

Excerpt from the article: April 23, 2020 — Chest CT at a radiation dose under 1 mSv can accurately and rapidly assess COVID-19 infection in emergency room patients — particularly those who have had symptoms longer than 48 hours, according to a study published April 21 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. The results are good news…

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