Google (NSDQ:GOOG) has picked up former Geisinger Health CEO David Feinberg to lead its fragmented health divisions under the Google Health moniker, according to a recent CNBC report. The tech giant had been searching for a head for several months, with artificial intelligence head Jeff Dean heavily involved in the process, according to the report. Other […]
CardioMech taps medtech veteran Nehm for CEO Swedish mitral valve repair company CardioMech said today that it named medical device industry veteran Richard Nehm as president & CEO effective immediately. Nehm’s resume includes stints at Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), Abbott (NYSE:ABT) acquisition Tendyne and ATS Medical (acquired by Medtronic (NYSE:MDT)). CardioMech also named Spinal Stabilization Technologies president […]
From BrainScope’s pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device to EOS Imaging releasing new surgery planning software, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. BrainScope to develop pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device BrainScope announced in a Sept. 7 press release that it will immediately start creating […]
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 […]
EOS Imaging (EPA:EOSI) said it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its spineEos 3D planning software for spinal surgeries. Paris-based Eos won CE Mark approval in the European Union in February for the system, which is designed to use 3D imaging to create optimized treatment plans for pediatric patients with scoliosis and adults with […]
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes today announced an exclusive strategic alliance with Value Stream Partners, a company specializing in knee and hip replacement bundled payment program development and implementation. The announcement was made at the American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons annual meeting this week. “This exclusive arrangement with VSP will further enable us to help […]
EOS Imaging said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its spineEOS 3D planning software for spinal surgery based on EOS bi-planar imaging. The spineEOS 3D planning sotware is designed to allow surgeons to use 3D-imaging to create optimized treatment plans for improved sagittal alignment for pediatric patients with Adolescent Idiopathic […]
EOS Imaging said today that a clinical study examining the association of sagittal balance measurements and risk of falling in elderly patients reported a correlation between the falling risk and postural balance measured using its sterEOS workstation. The study results are slated to be presented at the French Rheumatology Congress in Paris this week, EOS […]
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said yesterday that it’s eliminating the role of international president held by Ramesh Subrahmanian as it reorganizes its overseas business. After Subrahmanian’s departure, effective Dec. 31, he’s slated to stay on until March 31, 2016, as an advisor, Stryker said in a regulatory filing. International sales were down across the board during Stryker’s […]
Eos Imaging said the FDA approved its hipEos 3D software for planning hip replacement surgery.
Eos said the software uses patients’ anatomical data to create a functional, weight-bearing 3D image that can help physicians determine what size implant to use and how it should be positioned.
The market for hip and knee implants is stable but mired in a low-growth stage, according to analysts who attended the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons conference in San Francisco last week.
Although the abrupt departure of Stryker CEO Steve MacMillan drew the lion’s share of attention at the AAOS event, analysts from Barclays Capital and Leerink Swann agreed that the sector’s outlook calls for low-single-digit growth.