Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) said yesterday that it agreed to acquire Cianna Medical and its breast cancer localization and guidance devices for up to $200 million. Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Cianna makes the Savi Scout wire-free breast tumor localization system, designed to produce audible and visual indicators surgeons can use to tag cancerous tissue during lumpectomy and biopsy procedures. The device won […]
Cianna Medical said today that the Savi Scout reflector, part of its system for wire-free breast tumor localization, won FDA clearance as the first non-radioactive implant without a restriction on the length of time that the reflector can remain in a patient’s breast. The new clearance means that doctors can place Scout to mark a […]
New studies for umbilical cord allografts and tumor targeting were published this week while another company received European CE Marking. Here are some medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. AMNIOX touts new umbilical cord study AMNIOX Medical announced that it has published the results of 3 studies that demonstrate […]
Cianna Medical said today it won additional FDA 510(k) clearance for its Savi Scout radar localization breast cancer device, now cleared to be placed at the lumpectomy site up to 30 days prior to surgical removal. Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Cianna’s Savi Scout is designed to produce audible and visual indicators surgeons can use to tag […]
Steve Ubl, the longtime CEO at medical device lobby AdvaMed, is reportedly leaving the organization after 17 years to take the top spot at the pharmaceutical industry’s largest trade group, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America or PhRMA. The Hill, citing an unnamed source, said that Ubl “will more than likely” take over as […]
Cianna Medical said today that it raised $8 million for its Savi Scout breast cancer device, including a $4 million debt round from GE Capital and another $4 million equity round from existing backers. Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Cianna’s Savi Scout is designed to produce audible and visual indicators surgeons can use to tag cancerous tissue during lumpectomy […]
December 11, 2014 by Mark Hollmer
Bankrupt ReGen Biologics Inc. (OTC:RGBO) took out a loan from a company affiliated with one of its investors. The new debt represents Regen’s second financing deal with the company since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy two weeks ago.