Medical Devices

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Color is launching a high-capacity COVID-19 testing lab and will open-source its design and protocols


Excerpt from the article: “Genomics health technology startup Color is doing its part to address the global COVID-19 pandemic, and has detailed the steps it’s taking to support expansion of testing efforts in a new blog post and letter from CEO Othman Laraki on Tuesday. The efforts include development of a high-throughput lab that can…

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UK trials new breathing aid developed by Mercedes Formula One


Excerpt from the article: A new version of a breathing aid that can help coronavirus patients has been developed in less than a week by a team involving Mercedes Formula One, and is being trialled at London hospitals. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices have been used in China and Italy to deliver air and…

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