From Novarad touting its VR-surgical guidance system to Zynex paying off its $2.2M loan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Stimwave announces first patient in Brazil Stimwave announced in a July 5 press release that its first patients in Brazil have received Stimwave’s wireless pain relief […]
NuVasive co-founder McKinley is Vascular Dynamics new COO Vascular Dynamics said it tapped NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) co-founder and former CEO James McKinley as its new chief operating officer. McKinley has held leadership positions at Advent Medical, Endosphere, Farallon Medical and Nellix, as well as NuVasive. “It is a tremendous opportunity to add Jim to our management team. […]
InspireMD lifts COO Barry to the corner office InspireMD (OTC:NSPR) said yesterday it promoted COO Dr. James Barry to the office of CEO and president, effectively immediately. Former CEO Alan Milinazzo announced he would step down from the position in January. “We are extremely pleased to name Dr. Barry as President and CEO. Jim brings an […]
Sandgaard asked for the resignations of board members Mats Wahlstrom, Mary Beth Vitale, Kevin Smith and Taylor Simonton, to add board members who share Sandgaard’s vision for the rehab devices maker.
The company’s hoping that the InWave device will complement its existing electrotherapy portfolio and spur a boost in revenue, CEO Thomas Sandgaard said in a press release.
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based radiosurgery device maker reported losses of $14.9 million, or 21¢ per share, on sales of $101.8 million during the 3 months ended March 31.
Sorin Group (BIT:SRN) reported flat sales but strong profit growth for 2011, saying it raised earnings by 48.3% and revealing that the cardiac rhythm management slump has made its way across the pond.
The Italian medical device maker posted net income of €58.0 million (~$75.2 million) on sales of €743.4 million (~$963.4 million) for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011. That compares with profits of €39.1 million (~$50.7 million) on sales of €745.8 million (~$966.5 million) during 2010.
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services affirmed Medtronic’s (NYSE:MDT) long-term debt’s “A+” rating yesterday, after the med-tech titan announced another debt offering.
The rating agency said its view of Medtronic’s senior unsecured notes and its stable rating outlook “reflect the company’s ‘strong’ business risk profile and ‘modest’ financial risk profile.”
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) nabbed light-emitting diode-maker Spire Semiconductor LLC for an undisclosed amount in a move aimed at cutting costs, speeding development and spurring innovation.
Spire’s advanced LED technology was spun into a wholly owned Hudson, N.H.-based subsidiary named Masimo Semiconductor, which will develop custom components for Masimo’s devices as well as for biomedical, telecommunications, consumer products and other markets, according to a press release.