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Medtech startups outsource R&D

May 27, 2015 by Scott Wooldridge

Small medtech companies are finding value in outsourcing their research & development functions, according to a panel at a LifeScience Alley conference last week.

Medtech startups outsource R&D

Starting a medtech company comes with a host of challenges, from regulation to financing to reimbursement. One way that companies can overcome those challenges, according to 2 industry experts, is to outsource some of the research and development work – and in the process, create a leaner, more flexible company.

Philips inks 5-year, $25m research deal with MIT

May 20, 2015 by Fink Densford

Philips says it inked a 5-year research alliance with the Mass. Institute of Technology and plans to move its North American research center to Cambridge, Mass.

Philips inks 5-year, $25m research deal with MIT, moves R&D to Cambridge, Mass.

Zebra Medical raises $8m, launches imaging research platform

April 6, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Zebra Medical Vision rides down an $8 million funding round and launches its new medical imaging research platform.

Zebra Medical raises $8m, launches imaging research platform

Zebra Medical Vision said it raised an $8 million funding round led by Khosla Ventures and launched a closed beta version of its medical imaging research platform.

Svelte Medical, Asahi Intecc in deal for wrist catheter

February 13, 2015 by Mark Hollmer

Svelte Medical Systems and Asahi Intecc team to develop a coronary stent delivery system designed for delivery through through the wrist.

Svelte Medical, Asahi Intecc in deal for wrist catheter

Pacemakers learn from wristwatches to ditch batteries

September 3, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Another team of researchers is working on pacemakers that use motion for power, with aims to eliminate reliance on depletable batteries.

Pacemakers learn from wristwatches to ditch batteries

Swiss researchers are taking a page from their country's most iconic products to change how pacemakers are powered inside the body.

Medtronic's Ishrak completes the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' for ALS research (video)

August 18, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak douses himself with ice-water to raise awareness and money for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

The so-called Ice Bucket Challenge has reached the medtech sphere in a big way, with Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) CEO Omar Ishrak getting in on the viral video phenomenon with a short video showing him pouring a bucket of ice water over his head for charity.

Study: Afib doubles stroke risk after surgery

August 13, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Surgical patients who experience atrial fibrillation may see a doubled stroke risk in the months following their procedure, according to a new study published in JAMA.

Study: Post-surgery afib heightens lifetime stroke risk

Results from a new study suggest that atrial fibrillation (AF) may pose a significant threat to patients undergoing surgery, especially those having non-cardiac procedures.

In an analysis of more than 1.7 million patients, researchers found that perioperative AF was associated with twice the risk of stroke in patients who had non-cardiac surgery. Patients who underwent a cardiac procedure saw a 30% increase in their stroke risk.