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MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 by MassDevice

Plus 3

Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com's coverage highlights our 3 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.

 

On-X Life Technologies launches mitral valve chord repair system

May 22, 2015 by Fink Densford

On-X Life Technologies says it's launching a mitral valve chordal repair system, dubbed Chord-X.

On-X Life Technologies launches mitral valve chord repair system

On-X Life Technologies said it's launching Chord-X, a new mitral valve chordal repair system using the company's proprietary sutures.

Warburg Pincus takes majority stake in Sterigenics

May 22, 2015 by Fink Densford

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus takes out a majority stake in contract sterilization company Sterigenics.

Warburg Pincus takes majority stake in Sterigenics

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus acquired a majority stake in contact sterilization provider Sterigenics International, according to GTCR, which bought the company in 2011.

Lumicell receives FDA nod for feasibility trial

May 22, 2015 by Fink Densford

Lumicell says it received approval from the FDA for a pilot feasibility study of its intraoperative breast cancer imaging system.

Lumicell receives nod from FDA for feasibility trial

Lumicell Diagnostics said it won an investigational device exemption from the FDA for a pilot feasibility trial of its imaging system for breast cancer surgeries.

The study is slated to be conducted at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston, the company said.

Ocular Therapeutix presses ahead with eye drug-device combo

May 22, 2015 by Fink Densford

Ocular Therapeutix says it's filing a new drug application with the FDA to broaden the indication for its flagship OTX-DB ocular pain drug, now named Dextenza.

Ocular Therapeutix presses ahead with eye drug-device combo

Medtech funding in today's environment

May 22, 2015 by Scott Wooldridge

Although it's a challenge for new medical device companies to arrange financing, there are funding opportunities out there for medtech startups willing to look beyond venture capital.

Medtech funding in today's environment

Financing for medtech startups can still be found, but the market climate is less than ideal, panelists at a LifeScience Alley conference said this week in Minneapolis.

The panel, "Financing Opportunities in Today's Marketplace," discussed venture capital, IPOs, strategic investors and the important role played by a board of directors play.

NeuWave Med raises $25m

May 22, 2015 by Mark Hollmer

NeuWave Medical raised more than $25 million in equity financing as it works to advance the market for its microwave ablation tumor removal tool.

NeuWave Med raises $25m

NeuWave Medical – developer of a microwave ablation tumor removal tool – has pulled in more than $25.3 million in new equity financing.