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Sony's SmartWig: Vital-sign monitoring with style | On Call

November 26, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Sony's newly patented "SmartWig" technology, still under development, may feature every from brain-wave sensing technology to a laser pointer, according to patent documents. On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Technology giant Sony Corp. (TYO:6758) filed patents this year for "SmartWig" technology, described as everything from standard health monitoring to a "presentation aid," MobiHealthNews reported.

CAZ Investments raises $29M fund | Wall Street Beat

July 17, 2013 by Brad Perriello

CAZ Investments raises a $29 million round to back commercialized medical firms. Wall Street Beat

CAZ Investments raised a nearly $29 million funding round it plans to use to back medical companies that already have products on the market.

The Houston-based asset management firm reeled in $28.7 million from 61 unnamed investors, according to a regulatory filing.

CAZ Investments chairman Christopher Zook said the firm plans to use the cash to invest in commercialized companies.

Sony puts $10M into Israeli medical device portfolio company Rainbow Medical

May 9, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medical device industry newcomer Sony Corp. joins Medtronic and Abbott in backing Israeli medtech portfolio company Rainbow Medical with a $10 million investment.

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Technology giant Sony Corp. (TYO:6758) invested $10 million into Israel-based Rainbow Medical, a medical device portfolio company that has drawn other big players in the medtech industry.

Medtech newcomer Sony expands device biz, lays off thousands

October 22, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Medical device industry newcomer Sony plans to cut 20% of its home-base employees as it prepares to expand its footprint in medical equipment.

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There are mass layoffs in the works as electronics giant and medical device industry newcomer Sony Corp. (TYO:6758) continues its company-wide overhaul.

Sony picks up 11% Olympus stake for $640M | Wall Street Beat

October 1, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Sony Corp. plans to acquire an 11% stake in beleaguered Olympus Corp. for $642 million. Wall Street Beat

Sony Corp. (TYO:6758) plans to become the largest shareholder in Olympus (TYO:7733) with a $642 million investment that will give it an 11% stake in Olympus.

Post-scandal Olympus gets offers from Terumo, Fujifilm, Sony | On Call

April 4, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Coming off of an accounting scandal that cut the company's assets by nearly 30%, Olympus may look to raise investor confidence through strategic alliances.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A post-scandal Olympus (PINK:OCPNY) is considering strategic alliances to boost investor confidence, having received at least 3 offers from potential partners.

BSX gets a Wall Street upgrade, Sony joins the med-tech market, Should medical device software be open source? | +3

September 28, 2011 by MassDevice staff

The top three medical device stories for September 28, 2011.

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Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three med-tech stories of the day. This latest feature of's coverage highlights our three biggest and most influential stories from the day's news to make sure you're up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.

If you read nothing else today, make sure you're still in the know with Massdevice +3.