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Innovate UK funds bio-active implant development to combat post-operative infection 26 August 2016 Innovate UK has provided funding for the research and clinical trials of a bio-active implant to treat post-operative infection following a total knee replacement...

M&As this week: Tiger X Medical, Straumann Holding, Patricia Industries AB 26 August 2016 Orthopedic medical device company, Tiger X Medical, and BioCardia, a regenerative medicine company developing novel therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases, have agreed to merge and form...

Deals this week: Glidewell Laboratories, Sample6, OraSure Technologies 26 August 2016 James R. Glidewell Dental Ceramics, doing business as Glidewell Laboratories, has signed a licensing agreement with Technique d'usinage Sinlab (Sinlab), pursuant to which, the latter granted...

Report: Hip and knee reconstruction to be a $16.5bn market by 2022, driven by emerging economies 26 August 2016 Emerging economies are expected to drive the growth of global hip and knee reconstruction market, according to a new report by...

Insightec reports positive outcome of pivotal study of Exablate Neuro system to treat essential tremor 26 August 2016 Israel-based medical device company Insightec has reported positive pivotal study results of its Exablate Neuro system for the non-invasive treatment of essential tremor...

Amedica gets FDA approval for expanded aleo(R) II Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Device 25 August 2016 US-based biomaterial company Amedica has obtained the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its expanded Valeo II Lateral Lumbar...

SI-BONE reports positive INSITE study results of iFuse Implant System 25 August 2016 US-based medical device company SI-BONE has reported positive results of the Investigation of Sacroiliac Fusion Treatment (INSITE) study of its iFuse Implant System compared with...

Molecular Dynamics reports positive outcome of first phase clinical trial of Valiance X12 25 August 2016 Hobart Group member, Molecular Dynamics, has reported positive results from its first phase clinical trial of the Valiance X12 whole-body Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) based digital SPECT/CT...

ZipLine Medical reports positive study results of Zip Surgical Skin Closure device 24 August 2016 US-based medical device company ZipLine Medical has reported positive results from a study of its Zip Surgical Skin Closure in pediatric...

FDA approves devices to test patient's cognitive skills post head injury 24 August 2016 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new devices to evaluate a patient's cognitive function following the diagnosis of a suspected brain injury or...

University of Washington researchers unveil implantable Wi-Fi devices 23 August 2016 Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have introduced a technology which will enable devices such as brain implants, contact lenses and other electronic wearable devices to...

Kemuri shortlisted for AAL Smart Ageing Challenge prize 23 August 2016 Kemuri has been shortlisted for the Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Challenge Prize out of 200 healthcare...

Ayoxxa and Märzhäuser launch Ayoxxa Reader AR01 for protein multiplex analysis 23 August 2016 German establishments Ayoxxa Biosystems and Märzhäuser Wetzlar have introduced a new device for protein multiplex...

Vela Diagnostics gets CE Mark for Sentosa SA ZIKV PCR Test to detect Zika virus 22 August 2016 Vela Diagnostics has announced that its real-time PCR based Sentosa SA ZIKV PCR Test has secured CE mark for in-vitro diagnostic...

Alere gets FDA 510(k) clearance for Alere i RSV Rapid Molecular Test 22 August 2016 Global diagnostic device and service provider Alere has secured the US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) marketing approval for its Alere i RSV Rapid Molecular Test to detect...

Edwards Lifesciences secures FDA approval for expanded use of SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve 22 August 2016 Edwards Lifesciences has secured approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the expanded use of Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve to treat patients suffering from...

Masimo secures CE mark for RAS-45 sensor for rainbow Acoustic Monitoring of respiration rate 19 August 2016 Masimo has secured CE mark for its RAS-45, a single-use adult and pediatric acoustic respiration sensor for rainbow Acoustic Monitoring (RAM) of respiration rate...

M&As this week: Zimmer Biomet, Merz Pharma, StemCells 19 August 2016 Zimmer Biomet Holdings has announced the acquisition of CD Diagnostics in a move to foster its signature...

Berry Genomics, BioNano Genomics to co-develop next-generation mapping system for China 19 August 2016 Berry Genomics has selected BioNano Genomics’ Irys system for next-generation mapping (NGM) as the platform on which it will seek approval of the Chinese regulatory authorities for a number...

Cianna Medical secures FDA 501(k) approval for SAVI SCOUT radar localisation system 19 August 2016 Cianna Medical has secured an additional FDA 510(k) clearance for the SAVI SCOUT radar localisation system, enabling the reflector to be placed at the lumpectomy site up to 30 days before...

Deals this week: InSightec, Mazor Robotics, Vyriad 19 August 2016 InSightec, a pioneer in MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS), has signed a strategic agreement with Siemens Healthineers to expand its access to Exablate Neuro...


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