Medtech continues to show strength amid the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession, with a medical imaging company’s plans to go public catching the attention of MassDevice readers over the past week.
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Without further ado, here’s this week’s MassDevice Top Five:
5. Analysts bullish on Medtronic after better-than-expected Q2
4. Vectorious’ in-heart microcomputer wins FDA breakthrough nod
The V-LAP system is the first digital, wireless, battery-free device that can communicate from deep within the body using high-resolution waveform morphology, according to the Tel Aviv-based startup. Read the full story.
3. GE Healthcare touts new AI for COVID-19 patients’ breathing tubes
2. Stryker ortho head Stiles says reps needed in OR now more than ever
Many medical device companies are seeing operating room doors shut in the face of their sales reps as hospitals strive to minimize contact during the pandemic. But in the past week’s DeviceTalks Weekly podcast, Stryker’s ortho chief Spencer Stiles said surgeons are still saying that they want medical sales reps in the actual operating room. Read the full story.
1. Butterfly Network to go public via merger
Butterfly Network has entered into a definitive business combination agreement and will go public with Longview Acquisition Corp. Butterfly develops the Butterfly iQ system, a transducer using semiconductor technology that can perform whole-body imaging using a single handheld probe. Read the full story.