Category: Deals Roundup
Emergency medical teams will use Google Glass to broadcast live video from ambulances to care providers while en route to the hospital.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A pair of California healthcare companies are teaming up to outfit a suite of ambulances and mobile medical teams with Google Glass, allowing first responders to collaborate with hospitals while en route with emergency patients.
Mobile communications provider CrowdOptic teamed up with medical transport provider ProTransport-1 to deploy the Google Glass broadcasting solution, which the companies hope will improve patient care as well as benefit documentation systems.
Beckman Coulter picks up Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics' clinical microbiology business in a closed-doors deal.
Novartis' Alcon eye care partners with Google's X labs to develop and commercialize the glucose-measuring contact lenses.
Swiss eye care company Alcon has signed up to partner with Google (NSDQ:GOOG) to commercialize "smart" contact lenses that can measure blood glucose levels and transmit reports wirelessly.
Nellcor agrees to drop its litigation in return for a $275,000 payment and a promise from Nellcor to drop its claims for legal fees.
Philips and Salesforce unveil a healthcare IT partnership with 2 cloud-based products already ready for launch this summer.
Hologic, Welch Allyn, InVivo, Digirad and ICAD claim nearly $67 million in medtech contracts with the Dept. of Defense.
The Defense Dept. handed out some $66.7 million in supply contracts to 5 medical device makers, covering Pap test kits, radiology and patient monitoring systems.
After breaking up last year, Insulet and DexCom come together again to integrate insulin pump devices with mobile apps that aggregate and display important data for patients with diabetes.