Dr. Robert Greenberg, the Mann Foundation’s new executive chairman, has ideas about where to take one of medtech’s top research and development outfits. He explained more at DeviceTalks West in December. The new executive chairman of the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research sees the foundation continuing its mission of developing devices for unmet medical needs. The foundation […]
Sonova Holding AG (SIX:SOON) subsidiary Advanced Bionics said yesterday that it won FDA approval for its HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant. The newly approved implant is cleared for use during magnetic resonance imaging examinations as it features a new magnet design which provides alignment with an external magnetic field in any direction. The magnet allows users […]
Advanced Bionics said today that it plans to integrate Sonova‘s Sword chip and wireless radio tech into its sound processors. Sonova’s technology can connect hearing devices to almost any kind of cell phone, the company explained, without the need for an extra streaming device. “By offering a solution to the entire market – including the […]
Advanced Bionics said late last week it won FDA approval for its HiFocus SlimJ electrode designed for use with the company’s HiRes Ultra cochlear implant. The Valencia, Calif.-based company touts the new electrode as featuring a thin, straight design for easier insertion during procedures and a slim profile to protect the delicate structures of the […]
A federal appeals court last week overturned a win for Cochlear Ltd. (ASX:COH) in its patent spat with Advanced Bionics over hearing implant technology, sending the case back to district court for reconsideration in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. The cochlear implant patents were licensed to Advanced Bionics by the Alfred E. Mann Foundation, named […]
Alfred Mann, a medical device entrepreneur who helped develop several groundbreaking technologies, died yesterday at age 90, shortly after stepping down from a pair of companies he founded. Mann founded 17 companies over his 70-year career, in industries ranging from aerospace to medtech, according to the L.A. Times. After Johns Hopkins University researchers in 1969 […]
Sonova Holding AG‘s (SIX:SOON) subsidiary Advanced Bionics said today it launched its FDA and Health Canada cleared Naída CI Q90 sound processor in North America. The Q90 is the newest release from Advanced Bionic’s Naída line of cochlear implants, and offers the company’s smallest battery to date and new microphone technology that focuses on speech. […]
California-based Advanced Bionics announced last week that it won approval in China for its Neptune hearing aid, which the company calls "the world’s 1st and only swimmable, waterproof cochlear implant sound processor."