Medical Devices

Rakuten Medical and Karkinos Healthcare Announce Strategic Partnership to Expand the Reach of Novel Cancer Care in India


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN MATEO, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Rakuten Medical Inc, and Karkinos Healthcare Private Limited announced a strategic collaboration to expand the reach of novel cancer care to India. This includes a minority stake acquisition in Karkinos Healthcare by Rakuten Medical. Rakuten Medical’s investment marks Karkinos Healthcare’s first international investor. Rakuten…

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Arch Therapeutics Provides Corporate Update


90-Day Report Card for Commercialization Effort Excerpt from the Press Release: FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: ARTH) (“Arch” or the “Company”), a marketer and developer of novel self-assembling wound care and biosurgical devices, today provided a corporate update at the LD Micro Main Event XIV investor conference in…

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Arch Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Larry Hicks to the Board


Brings deep industry experience to support commercialization plan Excerpt from the Press Release: FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Sept. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: ARTH) (“Arch” or the “Company”), a marketer and developer of novel self-assembling wound care and biosurgical devices, today announced the appointment of Larry Hicks to its Board of Directors. Mr.…

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Pliant Therapeutics Reports Positive Interim Results from Phase 2a PET Imaging Clinical Trial in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis


Excerpt from the Press Release: – Single dose administration of PLN-74809 achieved αvβ6 target engagement up to 98% in the lungs of IPF patients – All doses achieved target engagement above the threshold for predicted anti-fibrotic activity, with an observed dose-response relationship – PLN-74809 reached highly fibrotic regions of the lung and was bound to αvβ6 in IPF…

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An expert’s guide to developing medical devices


Excerpt from the Article: When it comes to designing and building novel medical devices to meet the needs of patients and healthcare systems, developers should rely on the core skills of engineering and design to inform their process. But there are “lessons learned” that are unique to the medical device development process. The team at Goddard has…

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SeaSpine Announces Agreement to Acquire 7D Surgical


Excerpt from the Press Release: CARLSBAD, Calif., March 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SeaSpine Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SPNE), a global medical technology company focused on surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of 7D Surgical, Inc.,…

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Dexcom Launches Inaugural Venture Capital Fund


Excerpt from the Press Release: SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DexCom, Inc. (Nasdaq: DXCM), the global leader in continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes, today announced the launch of Dexcom Ventures. The inaugural fund will seek to identify and invest in opportunities to supplement growth in the core business and advance the development of adjacent technologies for…

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How Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer is leading the company forward


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


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


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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