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Gynesonics said the $2.9 million it just added to its coffers closed out a funding round totaling $46 million.
The round was led by USP Group’s Novit Ventures and included Endeavour Vision, Abingworth, HealthCrest, InterWest Partners, Advanced Technology Ventures, HBM Partners, Correlation Ventures and Hercules Technology Growth Capital. Read more
Medtronic said that it paid $110 million in cash to acquire video laryngoscope maker Aircraft Medical.
Edinburgh-based Aircraft’s handheld McGrath laryngoscopes are designed to facilitate intubation by anesthesiologists and critical care providers, Medtronic said. Read more
Boston Scientific recalled nearly 1,000 components used with its Rotablator atherectomy device after receiving 3 reports that the catheter’s guidewire fractured during procedures to remove plaque from the coronary arteries.
In 1 case, the patient died 4 days after the wire fractured and the device’s rotating burr, moving at 195,000 to 200,000 rpm, pierced the artery wall, according to the FDA’s adverse events database. Read more