Medical Devices

100Plus webinar recap: How physician practices can implement an RPM program and succeed [Sponsored]

In a recent webinar sponsored by 100Plus, the healthcare company provided a roadmap on how their RPM program works, including device deployment, collaboration with clinicians, implementation and reimbursement.

MedCity Pivot podcast: Reflecting on the 10-year anniversary of FDA’s approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Edwards Lifesciences introduced TAVR to the U.S. back in November 2011 when FDA approved its Sapien heart valve for patients with aortic stenosis who were too sick to undergo open heart surgery. This episode of Pivot features Larry Wood, corporate vice president for TAVR with Edwards, who reflects on the journey.

Who won INVEST Pop Health Pitch Perfect?

Six healthcare startups took center stage at the conference and presented their approaches to addressing pain points in chronic condition management and population health.

How medical device makers can improve access to the quality patient insights that are essential for future growth

Savvy patients. Customer reviews. Increasing choices. It’s easy for medical device brands to view dramatic shifts like these in the market as problems. However, adaptable companies will find that this scenario presents an opportunity to harness the power of quality patient insights for a highly competitive edge.  

How Label Management Solutions Can Help CDMOS Grow Their In-House Capabilities

BRINGING IT ALL HOME: HOW LABEL MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS CAN HELP CDMOS GROW THEIR IN-HOUSE CAPABILITIES   In this blog, PRISYM ID’s Clinical Trials Sales Manager Bob Bowdish looks at the challenges of in-sourcing label management processes for CDMOs, and explores how they can be overcome by investing in a cloud-based, validation-ready labeling solution. Stick or …

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J&J is latest big pharma, device company to call it splits with consumer health

Johnson & Johnson announced it plans to separate its consumer health products into a separate company, leaving the remaining business to focus on the more research-oriented pharmaceuticals and medical devices business segments. The announcement follows similar moves made by other large pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

How medical device makers can improve access to the quality patient insights that are essential for future growth

Savvy patients. Customer reviews. Increasing choices. It’s easy for medical device brands to view dramatic shifts like these in the market as problems. However, adaptable companies will find that this scenario presents an opportunity to harness the power of quality patient insights for a highly competitive edge. 

The role of AI in advancing neuromodulation treatment for epilepsy

Vagus nerve stimulation devices still have a long way to go, but the therapeutic potential of the vagus nerve, the advent of AI and machine learning in healthcare and the opportunity to establish truly personalized digital medicine are enough to warrant further exploration into VNS.

Point-of-Care-Ultrasound tech expands non-invasive imaging capabilities across diverse dettings

Point-of-care ultrasound is increasingly being used in out-of-hospital emergency settings, or pre-hospital care settings. It can be used in doctor’s offices, remotely in rural areas, during global health and disaster situations, military, and battlefield assessments – even in outer space.

INVEST Pitch Perfect winner spotlight: Strados Labs and its ‘Holter for the lungs’

Strados Labs has developed a wearable device that senses lung sounds in patients with asthma, COPD, and other respiratory disorders. The startup, which has FDA clearance and a growing list of customers, was judged the winner in the Pitch Perfect competition at MedCity News’ recent INVEST Digital Health conference.

FDA panel supports J&J Covid-19 vaccine booster; no vote on mixing and matching

Johnson & Johnson won the support of an FDA advisory panel, which unanimously recommended a booster shot for adults. The backing comes one day after the panel’s affirmative vote on a Moderna vaccine in a busy week of regulatory developments for Covid-19 vaccines, therapies, and diagnostics.

Medical Wearables for Biosensors USA Conference 2021

SMi Group Proudly Presents… Medical Wearables for Biosensors USA Conference 2021 Conference: 25 – 26 October 2021 Virtual Conference: Online Access Only Website: www.biosensors-medical-wear.com/pharmaphorum Exploring therapeutic applications of connected on-body devices The global wearable biosensors market is a rapidly expanding industry with increasingly growing potential for applications in healthcare and technological advances. With potential in …

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Why the right-to-repair conversation needs to extend further

President Joe Biden’s July executive order supported the repair and reuse of many different products but excluded that for healthcare products. It is disappointing that the President’s order ignores established healthcare re-use practices that pose no elevated patient risk and follow manufacturer standards.

GRIP Molecular goes with graphene to put powerful diagnostics into patient hands

Diagnostics startup GRIP Molecular is developing an at-home test for Covid-19 and other respiratory infections. The technology builds on advances from several fields, including the discovery of graphene, a material that offers biocompatibility and conductivity.

Apple Watch could be used to detect arrhythmias other than AFib, study shows

A study published in Circulation showed that the Apple Watch’s ECG detected some arrhythmias other than atrial fibrillation. The device is currently cleared to take ECGs and general irregular pulse alerts, which could indicate potential cases of atrial fibrillation.

FDA to review data on stroke-prevention implants after study finds more adverse events in women

A study published in August found that women experienced more adverse events from Boston Scientific’s Watchman implant than men. The FDA said it plans to take a closer look at data for these stroke-prevention implants, but still says the benefits outweigh the risks. 

Life sciences use of digital twins mirrors its application in other industries

Life sciences companies are using “digital twins” for everything from drug discovery to manufacturing. A panel of experts at MedCity News’ INVEST Digital Health conference discussed how this capability to run virtual simulations is changing practices now while also shaping the industry for the years to come.

Spotting and rooting out bias in AI algorithms for healthcare

Algorithms are everywhere and so are the biases behind them. As algorithms find greater use in healthcare, a panel at MedCity News’ INVEST Digital Health virtual conference addressed how and why algorithms are biased, how that bias affects clinical care, and some possible solutions to bias.

Brain data startup Rune Labs reveals $23M, plans to rev up neuro drug R&D

Rune Labs developed software that aggregates brain data, providing insights for clinical care and clinical research. Health systems are starting to adopt the technology, and the startup has now raised $22.8 million to grow that part of the business while also expanding use of the technology in drug development.

Dice’s IPO roll comes up with $204M for R&D of oral drugs to rival biologics

Dice Therapeutics raised $204 million from its IPO to support development of oral drugs that could compete against biologic drugs that are injected or infused. Also debuting on the public markets were Tyra Biosciences and Procept BioRobotics.

4 Things Healthcare Facilities Should Know About Medical Device Recalls

Joan Melendez, Founder & President of Xcelrate UDI More than 4 million recalled medical devices may harm patients in 2021. And that’s just what we can see has been “posted” on the FDA site through June 25, 2021. The number of medical device recalls issued halfway through 2021 is far higher than in the previous …

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The future of healthcare is dependent on securing AI-powered medical devices

As more connected medical devices are built on AI, cybersecurity risks will increase as well – and it’s more important than ever before for manufacturers to implement advanced security protections in the design phase to ensure the safety of healthcare organizations, providers and patients.

The Post-pandemic future of clinical trials: How recruiting, participating and monitoring are changing

Unleashed from restrictive norms for recruiting and interacting with patients, researchers are finding ways to bring more people into trials by simply making enrollment and participation accessible beyond restraints like geography and availability during “business hours.”

Apple, Bose and Others Pump Up the Volume on Hearing Aid Options, Filling Void Left by FDA

Spurred by decades of complaints about the high cost of hearing aids, Congress passed a law in 2017 to allow over-the-counter sales, with hopes it would boost competition and lower prices. Four years later, federal regulators have yet to issue rules to implement the law. But changes in the industry are offering consumers relief. In …

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Emulate CEO shares the organ-chip maker’s vision to understand and predict drug response

Each Organ-Chip is a transparent, flexible microenvironment that contains two parallel chambers that can be configured to grow human cells from an organ of interest, such as the liver, kidney proximal tubule, intestine, lung and brain

Eli Lilly joins $30M Series A financing for startup bringing AI analysis to endoscopy

The artificial intelligence-based technology of Iterative Scopes brings computer vision analysis to endoscopic images. The startup’s technology was initially developed to assist gastroenterologists in finding pre-cancerous polyps but CEO and founder Jonathan Ng said it’s also finding additional use helping pharmaceutical companies identify patients for clinical trials.

Withings Devices Integrates with One Drop App for Multi-Condition Employer Program

What You Should Know: – One Drop and Withings have announced a strategic partnership to integrate One Drop’s AI-powered chronic condition management platform with Withing’s suite of smart medical device. Through this integration partnership, members enrolled in the One Drop employer program can qualify to receive a Withings Body smart scale or a Withings BPM Connect smart blood pressure monitor in addition to the One Drop glucose meter.  – Withings devices integrates directly with One Drop app, allowing members to seamlessly measure and monitor weight and …

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Regulated digital health explained: What you need to know to stay compliant [Sponsored]

Digital health thought leader Mark Tarby, BrightInsight vice president of regulatory and quality management systems, shared his take on what the EU MDR means for connected devices, Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), and the go-to market strategies for the companies behind them.

INVEST Precision Medicine winner spotlight: Nia Therapeutics

The FDA has yet to approve a therapy for memory loss. Nia Therapeutics is developing a medical device that stimulates the brain to bring it back to a “good memory state,” and it was judged the winner in the life sciences track of the INVEST Precision Medicine Pitch Perfect Competition.

PRIYSM ID boosts customer service offer with new customer experience team

The regulated content and labeling software firm has made three new customer-facing appointments and created a brand-new Customer Experience Team to provide enhanced, end-to-end customer support for medical device and clinical trial organizations. Chief Executive Richard Adams says the creation of the new team reflects the company’s desire to improve the hands-on advice and assistance …

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Check out video highlights of INVEST Precision Medicine conference from pediatrics to funding trends

The INVEST Precision Medicine conference cast a spotlight on the role of children’s hospitals, biopharma companies, diagnostic companies and startups in biopharma innovation. The video recordings of the conference sessions are now available to view.

Why Google is focusing its consumer health efforts on Fitbit

Google recently reshuffled its health division, moving a significant number of employees over to its Fitbit and Search businesses. Analysts said it’s no surprise Google would focus its consumer health efforts on Fitbit, given Fitbit’s broad reach and the competition to add more meaningful health features to these devices. 

Enhancing the management of cardiac device data: One physician’s journey to improving operational workflow

As clinicians, we are positioned to understand obstacles and identify solutions that others cannot and likely will not recognize. That is exactly why we must always help drive the creation of solutions that can truly improve care delivery and operational efforts critical to the long-term viability of cardiac practices.

Day 2 of INVEST Precision Medicine: Life science startup pitches, biopharma software R&D, and more

Register for INVEST Precision Medicine to check out the life science track of the Pitch Perfect startup contest and hear compelling panel discussions on software supporting biopharma R&D, and the supply chain challenges of scaling production and delivering personalized therapies.

Check out the life science startups taking part in the pitch contest at INVEST Precision Medicine

Register for INVEST Precision Medicine for free and check out the life science track of the startup pitch contest Pitch Perfect. The presenting companies focus on neurostimulation to treat memory loss, improving clinical outcomes for women’s health, wireless drug delivery, opioid risk prediction and more.

AcuityMD Nabs $7M for Targeting Platform for Medical Device Companies

What You Should Know: –  AcuityMD, a platform for commercializing and improving medical devices with data announced it has raised $7M in funding led by Benchmark with participation from Ajax Health. Eric Vishria, General Partner at Benchmark will also join AcuityMD’s board of directors. – Since launching commercially in 2020, AcuityMD has become a trusted …

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CMS’ rule granting speedy coverage to FDA-designated ‘breakthrough’ devices delayed again

CMS delayed the start date of its rule that would provide expedited Medicare coverage for products the FDA deems “breakthrough devices” from May 15 to Dec. 15. CMS wants more time to examine concerns expressed about the rule, including that devices may gain coverage despite limited evidence of their use among seniors.

Talking about Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Medical Devices Shouldn’t be Taboo

Nastassia Tamari, Director of Information Security Operations for BD According to the National Vulnerability Database, 18,353 vulnerabilities were reported in 2020. That’s nearly three times the volume of vulnerabilities reported five years ago, and higher than any year in the previous two decades. Given the rise in connected devices, this increase is not entirely unexpected. …

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Neuroelectrics gets $17M for new take on electrical therapy for epilepsy, depression

Neuroelectrics is planning a pivotal test of its wearable medical device, which delivers brain electrical stimulation to treat epilepsy. The startup’s Series A round of funding was led by Morningside Ventures.

Biotech and medical device companies raise $913M in a five-IPO week

The five life sciences IPOs this week continues the steady march companies are making to the public markets this year. This week’s activity follows a first quarter that Renaissance Capital calculates was the busiest for newly public companies since 2000. Healthcare IPOs continued to dominate the stock offerings.

Like it or not, value-based contracting is coming for drugs and medical devices

Value-based contracts covering the reimbursement of drugs and medical devices are slowly gaining acceptance. A panel at the MedCity News INVEST conference discussed the challenges and opportunities for these contracts, which aim to improve patient outcomes and control the cost of care.

HHS reverses previous administration’s push to deregulate more than 80 medical devices

In the final days of the Trump Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services sought to deregulate 83 different types of medical devices, citing a lack of reported adverse events. But the Food and Drug Administration put an end to the sudden reversal, saying the proposed exemptions were “flawed.” 

Validic Integrates Medical Device Data with Wellframe App

What You Should Know: – Today, Wellframe and Validic® announced a strategic collaboration today, empowering Wellframe members to integrate medical device data within the Wellframe mobile app. This integration with Validic will first enable Wellframe users to track their blood glucose levels across 50 glucometer devices, right from the Wellframe app. Wellframe’s ability to collect …

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How eConsent empowers more participant engagement in clinical trials

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.

Helius Medical’s device gets FDA all clear to stimulate the brain via the tongue

A Helius Medical Technologies medical device that stimulates the brain by sending electrical stimulation to the tongue has received FDA clearance for multiple sclerosis patients. The company says its approach could also have applications in other disorders.

GSK fires ex-Warp Speed chief Moncef Slaoui after sexual harassment inquiry

GSK has terminated Moncef Slaoui as board chair of Galvani Bioelectronics after an investigation substantiated a sexual harassment claim dating to his tenure at the pharmaceutical giant. The company said the inquiry is continuing.

How Emergent BioSolutions Put an ‘Extraordinary Burden’ on the U.S.’s Troubled Stockpile

The shortage of lifesaving medical equipment last year was a searing example of the government’s failed coronavirus response. As health workers resorted to wearing trash bags, one Maryland company profited by selling anthrax vaccines to the country’s emergency reserve.

Satsuma Pharma rounds up $80M to give its migraine treatment another shot

Satsuma Pharmaceuticals executives say they now understand why their intranasal migraine treatment failed a pivotal test. But even with a new Phase 3 plan, the company is behind a competitor that could launch its intranasal migraine treatment later this year.

How digital health impacts the development and adoption of cancer immunotherapies [Sponsored]

In an interview, BrightInsight Co-founder and CEO Kal Patel, MD, offered a preview of the report, The Role of Digital Health in Immuno-oncology Therapy Development and Adoption.

Improving Inventory Management During COVID-19 and Beyond

Todd Stewart, Vice President, Enterprise Workflow Solutions, CenTrak Healthcare systems across the country are facing high patient volumes combined with higher patient expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, hospitals and other healthcare facilities need to consider technology that can help them keep pace with evolving demands while prioritizing the health, safety, and experience of …

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Geisinger Health Plan, Tomorrow Health partner to make getting home care supplies easier

Per the partnership, Geisinger Health Plan’s half a million members will gain access to Tomorrow Health’s services, which focus on coordinating medical supplies for home-based care. Tomorrow Health’s platform connects patients to medical equipment suppliers and guides them through the purchase process.

Life Sciences Firm OrbiMed Raises $3.5B Across Private Investment Funds

What You Should Know: Life sciences investment firm OrbiMed announced $3.5 billion in commitments for its latest private investment funds, including $1.5 billion for OrbiMed Private Investments VIII, $800 million for OrbiMed Asia Partners IV, and $1.2 billion for OrbiMed Royalty & Credit Opportunities III. The three new funds include a broad range of medical …

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Drug Delivery Devices Symposium

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 Delivery Technology and Medical Devices field for an intensive one-day …

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

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 miss low blood oxygen levels more often in Black patients.

ECRI Institute: Top 10 Health Technology Hazards to Watch in 2021

What You Should Know: – ECRI Institute identified the complexity of managing medical devices with COVID-19 emergency use authorization as the number one technology hazard in its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2021 report. ECRI Institute’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards, now in its 14th year, identifies top health technology concerns that warrant attention from healthcare leaders. The …

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FDA approves Signifier’s obstructive sleep apnoea device

The FDA has approved Signifier Medical Technologies’ prescription-only device eXciteOSA, which uses electrical muscle stimulation to treat obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). In a statement, the regulator said that unlike devices used while patients sleep, this is the first device used while awake that is intended to improve tongue muscle function. In this case it can …

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Sector specialism is essential for clinical labeling solutions

PRISYM ID’s Chief Executive Richard Adams has said that to meet the unique labeling and product information needs of the life science industry it has never been more important for regulated labeling technology companies to draw on deep, specialized knowledge and experience of the sector to enable it to continue to deliver the unmatched standards …

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Apply to MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect and you could meet a future investor in your business

The startup pitch contest is part of our INVEST conference, April 19-23, which will be hosted online due to the Covid-19 public health crisis. It includes five tracks for startups: biopharma, medical devices, diagnostics, health IT and health services.

RxSource optimizes clinical labeling process with PRISYM 360 cloud-based solution

The Covid-19 pandemic has put further pressure on clinical trial suppliers to be fleet of foot in getting products dispatched when a new patient is recruited, as studies for vaccines have been set up and run at unprecedented speed.    For PRISYM ID client RxSource, a Global Clinical Trial Supplies Specialist, it means being ready to partner with sponsor …

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

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 to improve health outcomes for their high-risk senior and chronically …

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Philips Acquires Medical Device Integration Platform Capsule for $635M

What You Should Know: – Philips announces the acquisition of Capsule, a leading vendor-neutral Medical Device Integration Platform with a software-as-a-service business model – The Capsule acquisition is a strong fit with Philips’ strategy to transform the delivery of healthcare along the health continuum with integrated solutions. Philips, today announced that it has signed an …

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IoMT Is Improving Patient Access: We Must Avoid Creating New Barriers

Heidi Sveistrup, CEO at Bruyère Research Institute Elza Seregelyi, Director at L-SPARK The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is changing the face of healthcare and has the potential to significantly improve patient access as well as system efficiencies. The adoption of telemedicine, for example, spurred on by the Covid-19 pandemic, has spread rapidly.  Forrester revised …

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

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 that this could cause patient harm.

The challenges of cybersecurity during global mass vaccination programmes

For many of us 2021 feels like a lot like 2020 with lockdowns imposed and hospital pressures increasing. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel with several vaccines now being rolled-out globally, says Dr Saif Abed, founding partner, AbedGraham.

Medtronic CEO expects to submit renal denervation data to FDA this year, overcoming previous failures

Medtronic suffered a shocking setback back in 2014 when its Symplicity 3 pivotal trial failed to meet its primary endpoint of reducing blood pressure meaningfully. Now it is gearing up to present new data to the FDA.

Push for better patient outcomes drives new standard of care [Sponsored]

In this webinar on Feb. 10,healthcare experts from Desert Oasis Healthcare and iRhythm Technologies will discuss how Zio monitors, designed to be worn for longer duration than holter monitors, represent a new standard of care in remote cardiac monitoring.

J&J and medical device innovation: the pharmaphorum podcast

In episode 27 of the pharmaphorum podcast I’m joined by Erin McEachren, who’s EU regional vice president at J&J Surgical Vision. She talks about her priorities at J&J – having joined the company six months ago, the current state of the medical devices sector and some of the trends she’s keeping a close eye on. …

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

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 users.  Then the Affordable Care Act was passed, and adherence …

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3D Printing Makes Medical Devices More Personal

Personalized medicine is a major trend in pharmaceutical R&D—and it’s transforming the way we think of therapeutics. Unlocking the secrets of the genome has made it possible to create treatments for disease that are more suited to the individual. But personalized medicine isn’t a concept that only applies to drug therapies. It is also highly …

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3D Printing Makes Medical Devices More Personal

Personalized medicine is a major trend in pharmaceutical R&D—and it’s transforming the way we think of therapeutics. Unlocking the secrets of the genome has made it possible to create treatments for disease that are more suited to the individual. But personalized medicine isn’t a concept that only applies to drug therapies. It is also highly …

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Ensuring Telehealth Providers’ Virtual Care Dollars Make Sense

Don Godbee Don Godbee, Mobile Solutions Architect at Stratix Don Godbee Telehealth and virtual care are not brand-new phenomena suddenly cobbled together as a rapid response to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the average US patient could be forgiven for thinking that it is. Indeed, virtual visits to care providers and remote patient …

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Israeli Digital Health Startup G Medical Innovations Withdraws $30M US IPO

What You Should Know: – Israeli-based G Medical Innovation has withdrawn its plans for an initial public offering (IPO) on Tuesday, Nasdaq first reports. – The company originally filed an IPO to raise $30 million by offering 5 million shares at a price range of $5 to $7 last month to list on the Nasdaq …

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While We Wait for 5G, Is Wi-Fi or Cellular Better for RPM Solutions?

Mark Denissen, President and CEO, Anelto Many in the healthcare industry are keeping an eye on the rollout of 5G wireless, which promises to connect people and things at higher speed and lower latency. In the healthcare realm, this means high-resolution images such as CT scans and X-rays can be taken and transmitted instantaneously to …

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Medigate, Ordr Emerge as Leaders in Growing Healthcare IoT Market, KLAS Report Finds

What You Should Know: – As the buying wave of healthcare IoT solutions continues, strong technology offerings and numerous new wins in the last year have established Medigate and Ordr as leaders in the growing market. –  KLAS finds that the adoption of security solutions for the healthcare internet of things (IoT) continues to grow …

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

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 to right): Alex Zhavoronkov, Founder & CEO, Insilico Medicine; Li …

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KLAS Spotlight on Zoom for Healthcare Examines Early Outcomes

Source: Zoom KLAS recently issued a Spotlight on Zoom for healthcare. KLAS Spotlights are first looks at new and emerging technology. Everyone knows Zoom, but how well does the solution perform for healthcare organizations looking to handle the immediate demands created by COVID-19 as well as develop long-term strategic initiatives? In this Spotlight, KLAS examines …

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

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 also explores how the right use of technology and data …

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

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 privacy. Today, HP Inc. officially launched new print solutions for …

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Limbix digital therapeutic for adolescent mental health finds niche amid Covid-19 pandemic

The Silicon Valley startup plans to start its registration-directed study of Limbix Spark in the earlier part of next year and – if successful – would anticipate FDA clearance in early 2022.

Product Complaints & Recalls Virtual Summit

By having an effective complaint management system, life science organizations have a better chance to ward off inspections by using the appropriate guidelines and regulations. Monitoring complaint trends over time and having a complaint program improves the customer’s experience with your products. Part of the process is being ready for anything, while a recall is …

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PRISYM ID appoints Software Delivery Manager to oversee clinical labeling team

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 required to deliver new solutions and upgrade existing products, primarily around the …

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

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 transformed the way people usually do business in the sector. 

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

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 teams whose products, services, and technologies improve health.  – Prior …

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

 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 financial information. With so much sensitive patient information there for …

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Bodyport raises $11.2M, strikes partnership with Brigham and Women’s

Bodyport, a startup developing a scale intended to detect early signs of cardiovascular disease, raised $11.2 million in series A funding. The San Francisco-based company also struck a partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Why Now Is The Time to Reimagine Healthcare Through Technology

Jeff Fallon, CEO, eVideon It wasn’t that long ago that people went to the bank on a Friday to cash their paper paychecks. Maybe they’d put some in checking and take some out in cash. They’d go to the grocery store over the weekend and maybe write one of those checks. Everyone always had to …

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Pre-filled Syringes San Francisco will now take place as a Virtual Conference

SMi Reports: Due to the ongoing challenges surrounding COVID-19 and large public gatherings, September’s Pre-filled Syringes San Francisco conference will now run as a virtual event. With the continued uncertainty surrounding large gatherings in the UK, SMi Group have made the decision to turn the pre-filled Syringes Conference on the 14h – 15th September 2020 …

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

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 presentation is as follows: Development of a Combination Product- A …

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Indigo raises 38 million euros for ‘invisible’ diabetes glucose sensor

Medical device company Indigo Diabetes has raised 38 million euros to develop an “invisible” sensor for people with diabetes, which could provide an alternative to the “patch” based monitors currently on the market. The new investment round will enable Indigo to prepare and start up the clinical study phase for the device. Indigo hopes that the …

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Who won the MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect competition?

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.

Telehealth and Cybersecurity: What You Should Know

Healthcare providers are seeing between 50 and 175 times (1) more patients via telehealth than before. Telehealth platforms* offer solutions for a wide array of different healthcare issues. An estimated 20 percent of all emergency room visits and 24 percent of routine office visits and outpatient volume could be delivered virtually via telehealth. Telehealth is …

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How can life science companies benefit from hiring a Professional Employer Organization? [Sponsored]

In an interview, TriNet’s Vice President of Life Sciences, Maria Abouseif, talked about the role Professional Employer Organizations play in helping life science companies navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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

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 and adherence and large volume administration with minimal injection pain …

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A special presentation from J.P. Morgan for MedCity’s INVEST conference [Sponsored]

Pamela Aldsworth, head of VC coverage and managing director at J.P. Morgan, discusses deals and dealmaking during the pandemic and how startups can survive, in a special presentation to mark MedCity News’ annual INVEST conference.

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

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 the 14th and 15th September 2020, in San Francisco, USA. …

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Medical Device CROs – The next Growth Opportunity

Over the past decade, numerous scientific and technological breakthroughs in the medical device industry have resulted in an accelerated pace of research and innovation within this domain. Further, the demand for high quality and efficient medical devices, driven by a growing geriatric population and increasing incidence of various chronic clinical conditions, is on the rise. …

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