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May 2016

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Baebies to introduce world’s first near birth newborn testing platform 03 May 2016 US-based newborn screening and pediatric testing company Baebies is set to introduce the near-birth newborn testing platform, Finder, at the 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS)...

Fresenius Renal Therapies unveils CLiC device for hemodialysis treatment 03 May 2016 Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) a division of Fresenius Renal Therapies has unveiled the CLiC device, the latest technological developments of their Crit-Line technology product...

Accuray signs development and supply agreement with medPhoton 03 May 2016 US-based radiation oncology company, Accuray, has signed an agreement with Austrian radiotherapy medical imaging company medPhoton to partner on integrating the ImagingRing system with...

April 2016

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Deals of the week: RayVio, AnthroTronic, Augmedix, ChartSpan Medical Technologies 29 April 2016 RayVio, an advanced health and hygiene company specialised in providing UV medical devices, has raised $26m in a venture financing led by IPV Capital and Tsing...

Abbott to acquire St Jude Medical for $25bn 29 April 2016 US-based pharmaceuticals and health care products firm Abbott has signed a definitive agreement to acquire medical device company St Jude Medical for...

M&A this week: Allied 100, Nokia, West Pharmaceutical Services, Zimmer Biomet Holdings 29 April 2016 Allied 100, a distributor of automated external defibrillators (AED) and accessories based in the US, has acquired a 100% stake in Lifeguard Medical Solutions (Lifeguard), one of the largest...

HeartWare completes enrolment in lateral study for HVAD system 29 April 2016 US-based company HeartWare, a developer of miniaturised implantable cardiovascular devices, has completed the patient enrolment in the HeartWare ventricular assist system (HVAD system) lateral...

Shockwave Medical reports positive data from pooled DISRUPT PAD study for lithoplasty technology 29 April 2016 US-based developer of lithoplasty technology, Shockwave Medical has reported positive results from the pooled DISRUPT PAD study while assessing the safety and performance of Lithoplasty System...

Meridian Bioscience secures CE mark for new molecular diagnostic test 28 April 2016 US-based life science company Meridian Bioscience has secured the CE mark for its new molecular diagnostic test 'illumigene Mycoplasma Direct' to detect Mycoplasma pneumonia (M....

Atricure secures FDA clearance for AtriClip PRO2 LAA exclusion system 28 April 2016 US-based medical device firm Atricure has secured US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the AtriClip PRO2 Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Exclusion...

Synapse Biomedical reports positive result from NeuRx DPS study to treat spinal cord injuries 28 April 2016 Synapse Biomedical has reported positive results from a study conducted on the company’s NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS) for spinal cord injuries...

US FDA clears Intuity Medical’s POGO automatic blood glucose monitoring system 27 April 2016 Medical technology company Intuity Medical has secured the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its POGO automatic blood glucose monitoring...

Stratasys and Jacobs Institute partner to advance 3D printing medical applications 27 April 2016 Israel-based Stratasys will partner with US company Jacobs Institute (JI) to develop a new Center of Excellence (COE) to expand the usage of 3D printing for a range of medical...

MD Anderson agrees to buy Elekta Linear accelerators and other radiotherapy solutions 27 April 2016 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre has entered into a deal with Elekta to acquire Elekta Infinity linear accelerators, brachytherapy afterloaders including software and...

Imaging Advantage collaborates with MIT researchers to develop artificial intelligence X-ray engine 26 April 2016 US-based provider of cloud-based radiology service Imaging Advantage (IA) has collaborated with the faculty members from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Medical School...

Gore announces first implant of Gore Synecor Biomaterial in hernia repair 26 April 2016 W L Gore & Associates (Gore) has announced the first implant of the Gore Synecor Biomaterial in a robotically-assisted hernia repair at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana,...

Victoria introduces real-time prescription drug monitoring system 26 April 2016 The Government of Victoria in Australia has introduced a real-time prescription monitoring system to reduce the number of the residents dying from prescription drug...

Hologic’s Affirm prone biopsy system secures FDA clearance 25 April 2016 Hologic has secured US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and has commercially launched the Affirm prone biopsy...

FDA grants clearance for Fiagon's brain navigation software 25 April 2016 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510k clearance to Germany-based medical technology company Fiagon's brain navigation...

BD unveils new surgical instrument sterilisation containers 25 April 2016 Global medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has unveiled its new line of surgical instrument sterilisation containers which are validated for the latest...

M&A this week: Gyros, Auris Surgical Robotics 22 April 2016 Gyros Protein Technologies, a company based in Sweden, has announced an agreement to merge with US-based company Protein Technologies,...


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