Medical Devices

How eConsent empowers more participant engagement in clinical trials

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Creating the simplest process for informed consent benefits the potential participant by allowing them the time and resources to understand fully what they are consenting to. Through eConsent processes, research also opens the door to a more diverse population to engage in trials.

FDA warns of infection risk from reusable urological endoscopes

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The agency said it had received more than 450 reports of infections or other issues in the last four years from reprocessed urological endoscopes, which are used to view or access the urinary tract. Three patient deaths were associated with these infections. 

Drug Delivery Devices Symposium

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Drug Delivery Devices Symposium 10 March 2021 | GMT (UTC+0) We have the distinct privilege of unveiling Oxford Global’s Drug Delivery Devices Symposium, taking place on the 10th of March, 2021. Free Passes Now Available: https://bit.ly/2YoWrId This one-of-a-kind event brings together global leaders in the Drug… Read More »Drug Delivery Devices Symposium

FDA issues warning on pulse oximeter limitations, but says little about racial disparities

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In an alert on Friday, the Food and Drug Administration warmed that pulse oximeters might be inaccurate in some circumstances. The agency listed skin color among other factors that may affect the accuracy of a reading, but didn’t mention research that has demonstrated the devices… Read More »FDA issues warning on pulse oximeter limitations, but says little about racial disparities

Dexcom launches first VC fund

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Dexcom launched its first venture fund. The company, which makes continuous glucose monitors, plans to invest in glucose sensing technologies and metabolic monitoring.

MetroHealth System, Care Simple, Epic Launch Remote Patient Monitoring Program

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What You Should Know: – Care Simple, Epic, and MetroHealth System announced that they have entered into a strategic remote patient monitoring integration partnership. – Under the terms of the agreement, CareSimple will empower the Cleveland, Ohio public health system with simple, patient-friendly RPM solutions… Read More »MetroHealth System, Care Simple, Epic Launch Remote Patient Monitoring Program

What is the MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect experience like?

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The INVEST Pitch Perfect contest is part of our INVEST conference April 19-23, which will be hosted online due to Covid-19, and includes five tracks for startups: biopharma, medical devices, diagnostics, health IT and health services. Read more on how to apply.

New CMS rule to enable immediate coverage for FDA-designated ‘breakthrough’ devices

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The agency has finalized a rule that allows it to provide immediate Medicare coverage for FDA-approved products that are deemed “breakthrough devices.” The new coverage process would enable seniors to get access to these devices more quickly, but some provider and payer groups are concerned… Read More »New CMS rule to enable immediate coverage for FDA-designated ‘breakthrough’ devices

Medical Device Design: 4 Ways Designers Can Create Medical Devices That Work for Everyone

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Stuart Karten, Founder/President, Karten Design Medical device design has been going through sweeping changes over the last decade.  Ten years ago, medical device companies weren’t concerned with delivering consumer-level design: Devices that are both attractive and intuitively easy to use by a wide variety of… Read More »Medical Device Design: 4 Ways Designers Can Create Medical Devices That Work for Everyone

Connected stethoscope-maker Eko raises $65M

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The company, which makes a digital stethoscope and electrocardiogram, raised $65 million in series C funding. It plans to use the funds to build out a telehealth platform and at-home monitoring program for cardiopulmonary patients.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Launches 3 Collaborations to Advance Healthcare in China

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Front row (left to right): Jian Chen, Vice President, Xian Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Dan Wang, Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific; Sharona Tao, Leader, Communications & Public Affairs, Johnson & Johnson China; Jennifer Yang, Head, Lung Cancer Initiative China, Johnson & Johnson Back row (left… Read More »Johnson & Johnson Innovation Launches 3 Collaborations to Advance Healthcare in China

How Data-Driven Technology Holds The Promise of Better Outcomes for Vascular Patients

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Abbott recently released global research on vascular patient care, designed to shine a light on the vascular patient journey. The report called “Beyond Intervention” uncovers the universal challenges faced by physicians who deliver vascular care, their patients, and the hospital administrators who support them. It… Read More »How Data-Driven Technology Holds The Promise of Better Outcomes for Vascular Patients

Healthcare investing sets a new record in Q3

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Global healthcare funding set a new record in the third quarter, according to data from CBInsights. Healthcare companies raised a total of $21.8 billion across 1,539 deals.

Eargo goes public, raising $141.3M

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The Bay Area hearing device-maker planned to raise $141.3 million in an upsized IPO. Its stock started trading on Nasdaq under the ticker “EAR.”

HP Launches EMR-Integrated Print Solutions to Digitize Point of Care Workflows

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What You Should Know: – HP launches patient-first print technologies to help healthcare workers stay safe and spend more time caring for patients. – Innovations co-developed with healthcare professionals include industry’s first sterilizable printers, exclusive EMR-compliant workflow solutions, and services to improve patient safety and… Read More »HP Launches EMR-Integrated Print Solutions to Digitize Point of Care Workflows

Realizing healthcare’s robotic revolution

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Trained clinical judgment and human compassion will always be irreplaceable, but robotics and automation can also provide predictable and repeatable movements, facilitating better standardization of treatment, which allows physicians to focus on clinical decision making.

PRISYM ID appoints Software Delivery Manager to oversee clinical labeling team

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PRISYM ID appoints Software Delivery Manager to oversee team developing new clinical labeling solutions     Wokingham, United Kingdom — 30 September 2020 — PRISYM ID, a leading provider of regulated content and label management solutions, has announced the appointment of Amresh Bangalore as Software Delivery Manager. In his new role, Amresh will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the people, resources and processes… Read More »PRISYM ID appoints Software Delivery Manager to oversee clinical labeling team

J.P. Morgan on the state of life sciences and strategies to fuel innovation [Sponsored]

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In an interview, Peter Meath, J.P. Morgan’s co-head of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries, says the Covid-19 pandemic has cast a bright light on the life sciences industry with startups raising venture funding at record levels as the virus has… Read More »J.P. Morgan on the state of life sciences and strategies to fuel innovation [Sponsored]

Portable dialysis company Outset Medical files for IPO

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Outset Medical, a San Jose-based company making portable dialysis machines, filed the initial paperwork for an IPO. The company has not yet set a price range for its stock, but said it plans to raise roughly $100 million.

Former KKR Vet Jim Momtazee Launches Healthcare Investment Firm, Patient Square Capital

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Jim Momtazee, Managing Partner at Patient Square Capital What You Should Know: – Former KKR veteran Jim Momtazee announced the launch of Patient Square Capital, a partnership being purpose-built to become the preeminent investment firm in healthcare.  – Patient Square will partner with best-in-class management… Read More »Former KKR Vet Jim Momtazee Launches Healthcare Investment Firm, Patient Square Capital

New Attacks, Regulations, and Stakes Call for New Security Strategies

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 Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, Sectigo The amount of data generated by the healthcare industry is staggering—and constantly increasing.  Healthcare data encompasses the personal information of patients, doctors, nurses, and administrators. It includes diagnostic information, test results, ultrasound images, x-ray images, and of course insurance and… Read More »New Attacks, Regulations, and Stakes Call for New Security Strategies

Why MedCity News should be your go-to advertising partner

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MedCity News has the most engaged healthcare business audience in the industry. We can collaborate with you to develop customized content or provide a platform for your business to present sponsored thought leadership content highlighting from executives in healthcare and life sciences.

New speaker session with Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals at Pre-filled Syringes East Coast 2020

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SMi Reports: new speaker session with Paul Roussel, Senior Director, Combination Products, at the Pre-filled Syringes East Coast 2020 conference I am pleased to inform you that Paul Roussel, Senior Director, Combination Products, Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, has confirmed his position as speaker at the conference. Paul’s… Read More »New speaker session with Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals at Pre-filled Syringes East Coast 2020

Who won the MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect competition?

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Healthcare startups across health services, health IT, medical devices, biopharma and diagnostics tracks took part in the week-long competition at the conference July 20-24. Here are the winners for the five tracks.

Featured speakers for 2nd annual Wearable Injectors and Connected Devices Conference

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SMi Reports: Featured Speakers listed for SMi Group’s 2nd annual Wearable Injectors and Connected Devices Conference taking place in October. The global wearable devices market size is expected to reach a value of $62.82 billion USD by 2025 with time dependent delivery, improved patient experience… Read More »Featured speakers for 2nd annual Wearable Injectors and Connected Devices Conference

Developing custom syringes for highly viscous formulations discussed at PFS San Francisco

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SMi Reports: ‘Developing custom syringes for highly viscous formulations’ one of the many topics to be presented at the inaugural Pre-filled Syringes San Francisco Conference on September 14 and 15. SMi Group is holding the inaugural Pre-filled Syringes San Francisco virtual conference, taking place on… Read More »Developing custom syringes for highly viscous formulations discussed at PFS San Francisco