Sony Electronics announced today that it launched its first over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids for the U.S. market. The company developed unique products in partnership with hearing aid technology developer WS Audiology. Sony said they combine ease of use with comfort and wearability for an “unprecedented hearing experience.” Sony and WS Audiology began by launching two products […]
Sony announced that a study found that nearly 90% of those surveyed believe specialized remote monitoring can help to better manage chronic conditions. The company’s mSafety wearable platform division today revealed the findings from the study of 2,005 people managing chronic conditions in the U.S. The data was collected between May 29, 2020, and June […]
Sony (TYO:6758) will reportedly sell its 5% stake in Olympus (TYO:7733) back to the company for nearly $760 million. The deal for Sony’s 68.9-million-share stake is worth ¥80.4 billion, or about $756.7 million, Reuters reported. Hedge fund Third Point, run by activist investor Daniel Loeb, had called for Sony to divest its Olympus shares, although a Sony […]
Olympus (TYO:7733) said today it launched its Orbeye 4K-3D video microscope developed by Sony Olympus Medical solutions, a joint venture between Olympus and Sony‘s (TYO:6758) Imaging Products & Solutions biz. The company said the Orbeye microscope is designed to provide high-resolution 3D imaging of the structure of tissue, blood vessels and other features to enable more accurate […]
M3 Inc., a Sony (TYO:6758)-backed Japanese web portal for physicians, is getting into the medical device game with an investment in MedTecHeart and its outside-the-body cardiac assist device. A joint venture between Tokyo Medical & Dental University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, MedTecHeart’s extracorporeal ventricular assist device is designed to treat patients with heart failure using […]
A bidding war for Toshiba (TYO:6502) subsidiary Toshiba Medical is reportedly heating up among a slew of private equity players and rival corporations. Toshiba, which said last month that it’s seeking outside investors to buy a stake in the healthcare business amid laying off nearly 7,000 workers, wants to focus on its core nuclear energy and chip businesses. Private equity shops KKR and Bain […]
(Reuters) — Sony Corp. (TYO:6758) and Olympus (TYO:7733) said they plan to unveil an ultra high-definition surgical endoscope this week, the 1st major product from a joint venture formed 3 years ago. The product allows physicians to view clearer, more instant images of internal organs, aiding precision during surgical procedures, the medical device makers told Reuters ahead of an […]
CAZ Investments raised a nearly $29 million funding round it plans to use to back medical companies that already have products on the market.
The Houston-based asset management firm reeled in $28.7 million from 61 unnamed investors, according to a regulatory filing.
CAZ Investments chairman Christopher Zook said the firm plans to use the cash to invest in commercialized companies.