In this podcast, experts from MPR discuss what medical device companies can do if things go sideways during the product development process. Drawing from their own experiences, engineers from the firm spoke with MassDevice.com editor Sarah Faulkner about how they tackle device development challenges when they are called into action. Sarah Faulkner: Hey, everyone. Thanks for […]
Privately-held Breath Therapeutics said today that it kicked off a Phase III clinical program for its liposomal formulation of cyclosporine A for the treatment of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. The company’s primary drug candidate, L-CsA-i, is an inhaled therapy delivered via Pari Pharma‘s investigational eFlow nebulizer. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) responded to a study presented this week which highlighted usability concerns with its MiniMed 670G automated insulin pump, writing that the company had “made many enhancements to the system since the study was done which would likely mitigate many of the issues experienced.” Earlier this week, physicians from Boston Children’s Hospital reported that nearly one-fifth of participants […]
Data from an 83-person study of Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) MiniMed 670G hybrid closed-loop insulin pump showed that nearly one-fifth of participants stopped using the device after struggling with the technical demands of the system, researchers reported. Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G device is designed to automatically track and adjust a patient’s blood sugar levels by measuring blood glucose every […]
For the second year, DeviceTalks and MassMEDIC have partnered to bring the MassMEDIC MedTech Showcase to DeviceTalks Boston on June 5-6. Boston, MA and Cleveland, OH – DeviceTalks is proud to announce that it has partnered with MassMEDIC for the second year to bring the MassMEDIC MedTech Showcase to DeviceTalks Boston on June 5-6 at […]
Senseonics (NYSE:SENS) said today that it launched the Eversense Bridge Program, which is designed to improve patient access to Senseonics’ Eversense continuous glucose monitoring system. The company said that the program can help users confirm their insurance benefits and obtain pre-authorization before sensor placement. The Eversense Bridge Program is also meant to help healthcare providers and patients […]
Dyve Bioscience this week touted data from a human proof-of-concept pilot study of its transdermal sodium bicarbonate therapy for pain reduction in people with acute gout flare. The study enrolled 24 people with a history of gout. Those in the active treatment group were given lotion containing sodium bicarbonate and menthol, while those in the […]
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) has launched its Ultibro Breezhaler and Seebri Breezhaler in China for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Ultibro Breezhaler system is a once-daily fixed-dose combination of indacaterol and glycopyrronium bromide. Seebri Breezhaler is a fixed-dose formulation of glycopyrronium bromide. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Novocure (NSDQ:NVCR) said today that it kicked off a Phase 3 pivotal trial testing its Tumor Treating Fields therapy combined with paclitaxel in people with recurrent, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. The 540-patient trial has a primary endpoint of overall survival, with secondary endpoints that include progression-free survival, objective response rate, severity and frequency of adverse events and […]
Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) said this week that it submitted applications to the FDA for its oral formulation of semaglutide, a once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist therapy. The company is hoping its pill will be approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with Type 2 diabetes. Novo Nordisk also […]
OptiScan Biomedical said today that it closed a $20 million Series E round to support the commercialization of its continuous monitoring system, the OptiScanner 5000, in the U.S. The company’s device is an automated bedside blood glucose monitor designed for use in the intensive care unit. The system can measure glucose values from a micro-sample of […]