Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said last Friday that he will begin to ramp down his involvement with Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX), claiming his intervention with the company to be a success. As part of the stepping away process, Icahn representatives Jonathan Christodoro and Samuel Merksamer stepped down from the board and will not be replaced, according to SEC […]
Swiss remote diagnostic monitoring company LifeWatch said today it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Vital Signs monitoring service. The service operates using wireless, patch-based vital signs monitors to allow for early detection of vital signs to enable more timely interventions, which the company claims leads to increased nursing efficiency and higher patient satisfaction. “This […]
LifeWatch (SWX:LIFE) said yesterday that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its mobile cardiac telemetry patch, a 1-lead electrocardiograph system. Zug, Switzerland-based LifeWatch said the MCT 1-lead patch is capable of “watching every heartbeat for adverse cardiac events and transmitting significant findings, in near-real time, to a clinical service center.” “I am very excited about […]
Switzerland-based LifeWatch received CE Mark approval to launch its LifeWatch V health smartphone platform in European Union.
The device allows consumers to self-operate embedded medical sensors, wellness-related applications, cloud-based services and 24/7 call center support. The sensors include ECG, body temperature, blood glucose, heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, body fat percentage and stress analysis measurement, according to the press release.