In a direct appeal to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the CEO of Reno-based Orthopaedic Implant Company asked for a repeal of the excise tax on U.S. sales of medical devices.
Itai Nemovicher called on Reid, the Senate majority leader, to reverse part of the Affordable Care Act that puts a 2.3% tax on the device industry. Last year’s attempted repeal of the medical device tax never made it to the Senate floor.
Arsenal Medical, a company that makes internal-bleeding control products for battlefield situations, brought in $4 million from 8 un-named investors in a funding round that opened last month.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — After a quick FDA turnaround, an implantable melanoma vaccine is beginning a Phase I clinical trial. The technology was co-developed by the Wyss Institute and Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Researchers developed a tiny, biodegradable disk made of growth factors and elements of each patient’s tumor. Once implanted, the disk dissolves and prompts the body to attack the tumor as though it were an infection.
Robert Bosch Healthcare announced a partnership with Remedy Health Media, planning to expand merge telehealth offerings with web-capabilities for remote patient monitoring systems.
Through the partnership the 2 companies will offer products that aim to improve patient compliance and provide better at-home medical management, according to a statement.