MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Technology giant Samsung (LON:BC94) announced new healthcare features for upcoming models of its Gear smartphone-connected watches, which will include heart rate sensors and the company’s FDA-cleared S Health app.
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Covidien (NYSE:COV) agreed to acquire Sunnyvale, Calif.-based device maker Barrx Medical Inc. for $325 million.
Barrx, a private company, specializes in minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation systems that target precancerous tissue in the esophagus.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (KSE:005930.KS) launched a new corporate identity for medical products created through its collaboration with Korea based ultrasound equipment maker Medison Co.
The combined group, Samsung Medison, has a goal of becoming one of the world’s top 4 diagnostic ultrasound firms and, by 2020, aims to have 10,000 employees, according to the company.