The MassDevice Weekly Roundup brings you the latest medical device news and information.
I-Therapeutix raises $15 million in Series C round
Waltham firm plans to use proceeds to commercialize its I-Zip ocular bandage and double its workforce. Read More
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center funding in limbo
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s funding is up for drastic cuts as the state faces an unprecedented fiscal crisis and Gov. Deval Patrick rides into an election year. Read More
Experts to Congress: Beef up FDA’s device approval process
The Food & Drug Administration’s medical device approval process should be strengthened to protect consumers, experts testified in Congressional hearings. Read More
Healthcare blog: Swine Flu claims its first Massachusetts fatality
Every week, veteran healthcare reporter Tinker Ready rounds up the latest news for MassDevice. This week, she takes a look at the H1N1 influenza virus’s first fatality in the Bay State, New England senators jostling over healthcare reform’s so-called “meaningful use” and news from Genzyme in Allston and Costa Rica. Read More
Reimbursement Row: Show me the savings! Four steps to real healthcare reform
The seeds of true reform are in the healthcare reform proposals flying around the Beltway, but they’ll need some nurturing before they bear fruit. Read More
Our weekly checkup takes the temperature of the 63 public medical device companies in the MassDevice Index. In addition to the index itself, which tracks the overall movement of the sector, we compare Monday morning’s opening share prices with their value when the markets close Friday afternoon and calculate the biggest gainers and losers. The checkup also takes a look at a different financial metric each week, ranking local players based on their performance in that category. This week we examine sales, general and administrative expenses. Read More
This week, the Supplier Spotlight shines on Larchmont Strategic Advisors, a reimbursement analysis and strategy development consultancy. It’s one of roughly 1,000 companies and service providers listed in the MassDevice Network. Browse the MassDevice Network
If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter, please visit our member registration page.
© 2009 Massachusetts Medical Devices Journal LLC and its licensors. All rights reserved. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of MMDJ.