Author Archives: Andrea Gonzalez

Stryker boosts 3-D printing manufacturing efforts with GE Additive partnership

By Stacy Lawrence, Staff Writer Orthopedics giant Stryker Corp. has long been committed to advancing 3-D printing in its manufacturing. It has completed a facility dedicated to 3-D manufacturing in Carrigtohill, County Cork, Ireland, and is now in the midst…

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

Centogene nabs €25M to go global with genetic diagnostics for rare diseases

By Stacy Lawrence, Staff Writer Centogene AG already has revenues from patient use of its expansive genetic testing portfolio for orphan disease patients – as well as from biopharma partnerships including a deal with rare disease specialist Shire plc. Now,…

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

Myomo offers robotics industry IPO

By Katie Pfaff, Staff Writer Medical robotics company Myomo Inc. goes public with IPO offering of $5 million at $7.50 per share. The Cambridge, Mass., company specializes in mobility devices for the arms and hands. The company’s initial public offering…

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

Witness says good luck may have spared U.S. in WannaCry outbreak

By Mark McCarty, Regulatory Editor Cybersecurity in the health care arena is proving more difficult as hackers forge ahead of responses to those threats, and some believe that medical devices and electronic health records are unusually susceptible to hacking. Leo…

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

Boston Scientific RF treatment effective in reducing asthma severity, study finds

By Katie Pfaff, Staff Writer Persistent severe asthma patients may benefit from bronchial thermoplasty (BT) with reduced ER and hospital visits, suggests a Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific sponsored study of its Alair System, presented at the American Thoracic Society meeting…

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

Enteromedics seeks to strengthen position in obesity treatment market with Bariosurg buy

By Omar Ford, Staff Writer Enteromedics Inc. has acquired obesity treatment specialist Bariosurg Inc. Lake Forest, Calif.-based Bariosurg is developing the Gastric Vest, an investigational, minimally invasive, laparoscopically implanted device being studied for weight loss in morbidly obese patients. The…

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

COPD study finds noninvasive ventilation, oxygen useful to deter readmission, death

By Stacy Lawrence, Staff Writer Once patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are hospitalized with a life-threatening event, it’s common for them to be readmitted or even die within the following weeks and months after their initial release….

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

Wall Street punishes Endologix as it extends FDA timeline for Nellix system

By Stacy Lawrence, Staff Writer Small cap Endologix Inc. lost about one-third of its valuation after it pushed back the U.S. regulatory timeline for its Nellix Endovascular Aneurysm Sealing System. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that it needs to conduct…

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

Start up Robocath advances robotic assistance for over-radiated cardiologists

By John Brosky, Contributing Writer PARIS – Interventional cardiologists are as pleased to see the arrival of a robotic assistant as the workers at the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown site. A study published by the American Heart Association in…

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

New CE mark rules make the FDA seem user-friendly for cardiovascular devices

By John Brosky, Contributing Writer PARIS – One week before regulations governing the CE mark for medical devices formally takes the force of law, makers of cardiovascular devices have already turned their backs on Europe and are headed to the…

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share

Marketo