Here’s a roundup of companies announcing new distribution deals and other joint ventures.
- Teleflex licenses VasoNova to Amerinet
Teleflex Inc. (NYSE:TFX), which recently ditched all its cargo systems and became a pure-play medical device company, announced that it licensed its VasoNova catheter locator to Amerinet Inc. The device won FDA clearance in March 2011. The details of the agreement were not disclosed.
- Watermark Medical to distribute CareFusion home sleep testing device
Watermark Medical Inc. and CareFusion Corp. (NYSE:CFN) signed a deal allowing Watermark to distribute the NOX-T3 home sleep testing system for sleep apnea diagnosis.
"We are focused on providing products to assist undiagnosed sleep apnea patients, and this agreement with Watermark Medical will broaden the awareness and diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing across the U.S.," said Gijsbert Van Kampen, VP of marketing, respiratory care at CareFusion.
- MIT lab picks ImageIQ for image analysis
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Griffith Lab inked a deal with ImageIQ, the imaging CRO developed through Cleveland Clinic Innovations and unveiled last month.
- BSD Medical signs licensing deal with mystery company
BSD Medical Corp. (NSDQ:BSDM) announced that it signed an agreement with an unnamed distributor for the company’s MicroThermX microwave ablation line.
- Wireless med tech maker AmbiCom joins forces with E-Care Technology
In a bid to aggressively enter the home health care market, Milpitas, Calif-based AmbiCom Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: ABHI) announced the formation of a joint alliance between its subsidiary AmbiCom Technology and Taiwan-based E-Care Technology Corp. E-Care develops infrared ear thermometers, intra-oral cameras and other medical devices which it will test and manufacture as ATI private-labeled products under the brand name "E-Care USA Inc.".
- iHealth’s Apple-friendly blood pressure monitors come to a store near you
iHealth Lab Inc. announced that its iPad/iPhone/iPod touch-friendly blood pressure monitoring system achieved nationwide retail distribution. The system comes with a blood pressure arm cuff and a battery-powered dock. The system records data sets, displays patterns, and allows information to be send to physicians. The blood pressure monitor competes with a similar device by France-based company Withings, which won FDA clearance for its system earlier this week.