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Disinfection robots, Google Glass, artificial pancreas top hospitals' tech list

January 20, 2015 by Brian Johnson

The ECRI Institute releases its watch list of 10 technologies hospital C-suite executives should look out for in 2015.

Disinfection robots, Google Glass, artificial pancreas top hospitals' tech list

Automated robotic systems used to combat hospital-acquired infections topped the ECRI Institute’s "2015 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List," an annual report on technologies healthcare executives should look out for in the next year to 18 months.

Weight loss: ReShape Medical's Duo balloon system looks to curb obesity

January 5, 2015 by Brian Johnson

A Q&A with ReShape Medical CEO Richard Thompson on the company's cash pay procedure and how it can make a dent in obese patients.

Weight loss: ReShape Medical's Duo balloon system looks to curb obesity

There doesn't seem to be much stopping the obesity epidemic in the U.S., with ⅓ of the population considered dangerously overweight – but not for lack of trying, as evidenced by a glut of diets, pills, programs and surgeries aimed at helping people lose weight.

BioVentrix raises $12M for heart attack treatment | On Call

July 9, 2014 by Brad Perriello

BioVentrix reports a $12.4 million funding round for its Revivent myocardial anchoring treatment for heart failure. On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — BioVentrix reported a $12.4 million funding round for its Revivent heart failure treatment.

San Ramon, Calif.-based BioVentrix said in an equity filing that the equity round, involving 195 unnamed investors, began Jan. 24 and closed today.

Weight loss: ReShape Medical closes pivotal trial enrollment for surgery-free device

February 26, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

California device maker ReShape Medical closes enrollment in a pivotal trial of its ReShape Duo intra-gastric balloon, a non-surgical weight-loss system.

ReShape Medical Duo

San Clemente, Calif.-based ReShape Medical closed pivotal trial enrollment for its ReShape Duo non-surgical weight-loss system, the company announced this week.

ReShape's Duo system is comprised of dual intra-gastric balloons that are placed in the stomach non-surgically via an endoscope inserted into the mouth. The balloons takes up space in the stomach to help patients feel full faster, causing them to eat smaller portions.

Weight loss: ReShape Medical forms up $16M | Wall Street Beat

October 22, 2012 by MassDevice staff

ReShape Medical raises $16 million in an equity round it hopes will wind up adding $22 million to its coffers for its dual-intragastric weight loss balloon. Wall Street Beat

ReShape Medical reeled in $15.8 million of a hoped-for $21.5 million funding round from a group of 7 unnamed investors, according to a regulatory filing.

The San Clemente, Calif.-based medical device company is developing a non-surgical weight loss device, the ReShape Duo, to treat obese patients. The device is a dual balloon designed to take up space in the stomach to reduce its capacity for food. 

Women's health company Viveve names Patricia Scheller CEO | Personnel Moves

June 25, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Viveve, developer of devices targeting women's health, named health care veteran Patricia Scheller CEO and board member.


 Women's health devices maker Viveve appoints Patricia Scheller CEO
Privately held Viveve today named Patricia Scheller CEO, also adding her to the company's board of directors.
Scheller has spent more than 25 years in the health care industry, including as CEO of Prescient Medical and SomaLogic.

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