Medical Device Industry News

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Monday, May 20, 2019
The company has launched RAPID U, a training certification program for iSchemaView’s RAPID technology. An imaging standard around the world, RAPID is the platform designed to provide physicians with fast, fully automated, and easy-to-interpret imaging that facilitates clinical decision-making around stroke.
The company reports new clinical data confirms that PROCEPT BioRobotics’ Aquablation therapy is a durable, safe, effective and reproducible minimally invasive surgical treatment option for benign prostatic hyperplasia
Arrotek, located in Sligo, Ireland, develops and designs minimally invasive medical devices supporting a range of catheter-based, interventional applications.
Available commercially as is-smart™, the test could provide physicians with the most conclusive data currently attainable for ruling in IBS. Primarily applicable to patients with a diarrheal component to their symptoms, the test could serve up to two-thirds of the 45 million Americans suffering from IBS.
EpiFaith® syringe is a physician-centered safeguard for epidural analgesia, indicated for painless labor, surgical anesthesia and chronic pain management.
Medtronic plc (today announced its entrance into the guide extension catheter market with the global launch of the Telescope(TM) Guide Extension Catheter, a newly designed catheter used to provide additional backup support and access to distal lesions. Guide extension catheters help deliver coronary stents, balloons and other interventional devices during angioplasty procedures that help to restore blood flow through the coronary and peripheral arteries.
Reflexion Health has secured 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to extend its flagship product for use with trunk and upper extremities. Previously, Reflexion Health’s Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant (VERA™) was only cleared for lower extremity.  
The GORE® ACTIVE CONTROL System provides controlled, two-stage deployment, with primary deployment to an intermediate diameter and a secondary deployment to full diameter. This design allows for continuous blood flow throughout the deployment with multiple opportunities to visualize and refine graft placement. It is also designed to allow for angulation of the proximal end of the device for improved seal and apposition. It gives physicians added precision in placement and angulation so they can take full advantage of the exceptional conformability of the Gore device and confidently provide a minimally-invasive solution to more patients.
With the acquisition, Ginkgo will integrate Warp Drive Bio's genome mining team, technology, and database into its already vast codebase and premier platform for biological engineering. This pairing of the two teams and the merging of biological information and technical capabilities brings unprecedented power to the search for new antibiotics, as well as other pharmaceutical applications.
AMDT Holdings, Inc., developer of new products to address existing and emerging needs in the extremity market — has gained FDA clearance for its SixFix™ hexapod fixator device and an associated version of its SixFix deformity analysis and correction software (DACS) application.
Pneuma Respiratory, Inc., developer of a proprietary breath-activated digital inhaler (BDI), and Leads Biolabs Inc. announce an agreement granting Pneuma an exclusive license to develop Leads Biolabs' panel of immuno-oncology monoclonal antibodies and fusion protein molecules for the pulmonary delivery of Leads' antibodies and molecules.
Opthea Limited (ASX:OPT), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel biologic therapies to treat eye diseases, announced today that the final patient in the Company’s Phase 2b trial of OPT-302 for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has completed their last clinical visit.
MC10, Inc., a healthcare technology company specializing in wearable digital health sensors, and AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the companies are working together on clinical trials designed to explore a range of outcome measures in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) using the BioStamp nPoint® system.

Market Reports

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Non-Profit News

Proceedings from inaugural Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention Released

Leaders from the 43 national medical organizations and the American Bar Association attended the historic meeting on February 10-11 in Chicago, which was hosted by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT).

The 2019 Kelly West Award to Be Presented to Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, PhD

This award recognizes significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology. Dr. Mayer-Davis will be recognized with this honor at the ADA’s 79th Scientific Sessions, June 7-11, 2019, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. She will deliver her Kelly West Award Lecture titled, “Improving Outcomes—Translating Epidemiology to Clinical Trials,” on Sunday, June 9.

5/7/19: Sadaf Farooqi, MB, ChB (Hons), PhD, Named American­­­ Diabetes Association’s® 2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) will present the 2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award (OSAA) to Sadaf Farooqi, MB, ChB (Hons), PhD. Dr. Farooqi will be recognized with this honor, which is given annually for research in diabetes that demonstrates particular independence of thought and originality, during the ADA’s 79th Scientific Sessions, June 7-11, 2019, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. She will deliver her OSAA Lecture, titled “Obesity and the Biology of Weight Regulation,” during the National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards Presentation on Monday, June 10.

Executives

At the Shareholders' Meeting of Esaote S.p.A. took notice of the resignation submitted by the CEO of the Group Karl-Heinz Lumpi and has appointed the new Board of Directors composed by Wu Guangming – confirmed Chairman - Franco Fontana, Eugenio Biglieri, Xie Yufeng, e Zheng Hongzhe.
Sangeeta Bhorade, M.D. has been named medical director of pulmonology. The news was announced today by Veracyte. Bhorade will report to Giulia Kennedy, Ph.D., Veracyte’s chief scientific and medical officer.
Divya Annamraju, Deputy Director of Strategy for Medical Devices Product Supply at Bayer, was honored as a Luminary by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) at its annual Woman of the Year event, Thursday, May 9, at the Marriott Marquis in New York.
Dr. Gregory Moore is currently the Corporate Vice President, Health Technology and Alliances at Microsoft Corporation.

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