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Laura Thomson

M&As this week: Nissha, The Jordan Company, Westone Laboratories

Nissha Co Ltd has acquired French manufacturer Integral Process SAS through its wholly owned subsidiary, Graphic Controls Group.

Report: Drug delivery devices market in India to reach $510m by 2023

The drug delivery devices market in India is expected to rise at a compound annual growth (CAGR) of 3.1% from $411m in 2016 to $510m by 2023, according to a report by GlobalData.

Deals this week: ITUS, Medtronic Care Management Services, genedrive

US-based ITUS Corp plans to raise $24m through a public offering of securities, including common stock, preferred stock, warrants and units.

UW and UCLA researchers develop sensor skin for robots and prosthetics

Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) and University of California (UCLA) in the US have developed a new flexible sensor skin to allow robots or prosthetics to sense vibrations and shear forces.

Abbott introduces new DRG stimulator system for pain relief in US

Abbott has introduced its new Proclaim DRG Neurostimulator System in the US for reducing pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the lower limbs such as the foot, knee and hip.

Second Sight to evaluate Argus II system for retinitis pigmentosa

Implantable visual prosthetics maker Second Sight Medical Products is set to conduct a clinical study of its Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System in better-sighted retinitis pigmentosa (tunnel vision) patients.

Dante Labs launches non-invasive test for prenatal chromosomal abnormalities

Biotech firm Dante Labs has introduced its next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology-based Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) for the screening of the most common chromosomal abnormalities before birth.

FDA clears Philips’ new transducer for small parts imaging

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Royal Philips’ new eL18-4 PureWave linear array transducer, which offers a complete solution for the detection of abnormalities in small organs close to the skin through an ultrasound exam.

Medtronic and Mercy to develop data sharing network for medical device innovation

Medtronic has partnered with US-based Mercy’s IT division Mercy Technology Services to co-develop a new data sharing and analysis network to gather clinical evidence required for medical device development, safety and patient access.

Deals this week: Shockwave Medical, Theraclion, Pacific Edge

Shockwave Medical Inc has secured an additional $35m in a series C venture financing round led by Fidelity Management and Research Company.