Dexcom (NSDQ:DXCM) this week added the COO role to CFO Quentin Blackford’s title. Blackford is now in charge of Dexcom’s global supply chain, manufacturing operations and expansion into new markets, the San Diego-based company said. He’s been CFO of the continuous glucose monitor maker since 2017, when he left the chief finance spot at NuVasive (NSDQ:NUVA). […]
Cutera (NSDQ:CUTR) said today that it snagged Vyaire Medical CEO David Mowry to be its new CEO, effective immediately. The aesthetic device maker in January fired president & CEO James Reinstein after the company missed expectations for its 2018 top line, naming COO Jason Richey as interim chief executive. Mowry led Tornier to a $3.3 billion […]
The Department of Veteran’s Affairs said yesterday it approved a $10 billion, 10-year contract with Cerner Corp. (NSDQ:CERN) to implement an electronic health record system, which Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie called one of the largest IT contracts in the federal government. With the deal, the VA will switch from its internally developed VistA system to off-the-shelf […]
Cerner Corp. (NSDQ:CERN) said yesterday that it named Brent Shafer to serve as chairman & CEO effective Feb. 1. Shafer previously served as CEO of Philips‘ (NYSE:PHG) North America business. Cerner’s co-founder Cliff Illig has been serving as interim CEO and chairman of the board since July last year. Illig said he plans to resume […]
Lumicell said last week it tapped former Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) chief operating officer Kelly Londy as its new chief exec, with founder W. Lee moving to take the role of prez & chief scientific officer. Prior to holding the COO position at Accuray, Londy has held leadership positions at GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG), Lumicell said. “We are […]
On-Q-ity, which raised a $26 million Series A round back in December 2009, quietly folded its tents last year after an unsuccessful bid to develop its technology for personalized cancer detection.
Bruce Booth, a partner at Atlas Ventures, 1 of the VC shops that backed the company (and a member of On-Q-ity’s board), detailed the reasons behind the decision this week on his blog, Life Sci VC.
Nine medical device companies ranging from industry titans to small-cap movers inked a pledge to make the data generated by their devices available to patients, in a move aimed at ridding the healthcare system of unnecessary deaths by 2020.