From Mauna Kea receiving FDA clearance to Medacta getting clearance for its pedicle screw placement guide, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Mauna Kea wins FDA nod for neurosurgery indication Mauna Kea announced in a May 24 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance […]
Wearable sensor developer MC10 said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its BioStamp nPoint wireless biometric data collection platform. The newly cleared system is designed for the continuous collection of physiological data in either home or traditional healthcare settings, the Lexington, Mass.-based company said. The system succeeds the company’s previous BioStampRC sensor. MC10 said that the […]
Wearable sensor developer MC10 said this week it inked a collaborative deal with LabCorp that included an equity investment of an undisclosed amount. Through the collaborative deal, Lexington, Mass.-based MC10 said that LabCorp will use MC10s proprietary sensor technology for its Covance Drug Development business in clinical trials and research studies, with the possibility of adapting […]
MC10, a Lexington, Mass.-based wearable sensor developer, raised $9.2 million in an offering of promissory notes and warrants convertible into preferred stock to 18 investors, according to regulatory filing. The company still needs to raise $767,038 to reach the offering’s $10 million total. Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing.
Wearable technology is moving beyond consumer-grade health and wellness devices – the daily step counters and heart rate trackers offered by the likes of Apple, Fitbit and Garmin. “They’re convenient, small, portable and inexpensive, but you don’t use consumer items for life and death,” said Dr. Arthur Combs, chief medical officer at flexible electronics company MC10 […]
MC10 said today it inked a limited exclusive distribution partnership with Marubun Corp. to distribute its BioStamp products in Japan. The Lexington, Mass.-based company’s BioStamp sensor products are designed as wearable sensors that collect and transmit biometric data. “Marubun strives to contribute to the advancement of science and technology by engaging with suppliers who are […]
MC10 today released its BioStamp Research Connect system, a flexible, wearable sensor that gathers physiological data, and announced a partnership with L’Oreal to create the My UV Patch stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV exposure. The BioStamp RC is the 1st product that fully integrates the company’s BioStamp tech, which connects to the company’s cloud-based software, […]
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By Jeff Champagne, MPR Product Development
From Star Trek to Minority Report, technology predictions have often led to advances in technology.
However, in order for this new technology to move from the celluloid screen to our homes and everyday lives there needs to be a catalyst. In the case of wearable devices for health monitoring and medical applications, that catalyst is the growing cost of healthcare. This pain point for the economy is driving a collision between medical device and technology companies.