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  • What’s so special about Apollo Endosurgery’s stomach-shrinking weight loss tech?
    Apollo Endosurgery — set to be purchased by Boston Scientific for $615 million — develops new devices and minimally invasive procedures for weight loss. The procedure is called endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) and the device that made it possible is the OverStitch endoscopic suturing system. Austin, Texas-based Apollo Endosurgery first won 510(k) clearance for OverStitch… […]
  • 4 tips for medical device companies that are choosing a quality management system
    The right quality management system can be instrumental for success, but how can medical device companies adopt a comprehensive process and platform that meets their current and future needs? Ami Anderson, NeuFit Quality isn’t optional in the world of medical devices. Every item that makes its way into the hands — or the body —… […]
  • How Google and iCAD will partner to advance AI mammography
    iCAD will help Google Health get its AI mammography technology into clinical practice. Meanwhile, Google will help iCAD improve its algorithms and reach more patients through the cloud. Google and iCAD are teaming up on the development and commercialization of artificial intelligence (AI) for detecting breast cancer. It’s Google Health’s first partnership with a mammography… […]
  • Silicon Valley contract manufacturers form full-service group
    A new CDMO called Medeologix today announced the combination of three Silicon Valley medical device manufacturing companies into a full-function service group. New Taipei City, Taiwan-based Medeologix said it purchased Mediballoon, MedeonBio and Second Source Medical. The organizations have a combined footprint of 90,000 square feet, including a mass production facility in Taiwan. Operating as… […]
  • New results detail J&J Embotrap design’s first-pass performance in stroke patients
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has released results for its Embotrap stent retrievers showing the next-generation design’s success in removing blood clots from ischemic stroke patients. Johnson & Johnson MedTech’s Cerenovus subsidiary tracked outcomes for 1,000 ischemic stroke patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy procedures with Embotrap devices as a first-line therapy. “The positive preliminary findings of… […]
  • Cardinal Health expands single-use device reprocessing facility
    Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) recently opened its expanded Sustainable Technologies facility in Riverview, Florida. The facility is now twice as large as before, at 100,000 square feet, said Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health. The medical device manufacturer and distributor launched Sustainable Technologies in 2015 to collect, reprocess and recycle single-use devices in the U.S. Sustainable Technologies now… […]
  • A new mechanically active adhesive fights muscle atrophy
    Harvard bioengineers have created a mechanically active adhesive that can prevent muscle wasting and support atrophy recovery. They call it MAGENTA, an acronym for mechanically active gel–elastomer–nitinol tissue adhesive. Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences successfully tested… […]
  • November 2022 Issue: 2022 Medical Device Handbook
      Medtronic, Abbott and ResMed see healthcare improving through ecosystems DermaSensor aims to expand access to accurate skin cancer detection How J&J’s Embotrap stent retriever thrombectomy treats ischemic strokes Design challenges to overcome when developing cardiac ablation devices How Medtronic designed the next generation of GI bleeding treatment Innovate together Medical devices have never been… […]
  • Could minimally invasive neuromod tackle the opioid epidemic?
    Officials at Spark Biomedical and AcuityMD think their partnership could accelerate the commercialization of Spark’s potentially game-changing platform. Spark Biomedical develops a topical, minimally invasive medical device for alleviating opioid withdrawal symptoms. AcuityMD has a platform for helping medical device companies accelerate commercial access to their products. Together, they seek to provide a pathway to… […]
  • BMP Medical appoints Michael Carignan as programs and engineering manager
    BMP Medical announced that it appointed Michael Carignan as its new programs and engineering manager. Carignan joins BMP Medical at its Sterling, Massachusetts plastic manufacturing hub facility. He brings with him more than 33 years of experience in the plastic manufacturing industry. Before BMP Medical, Carignan served as president of Wachusett Precision Tool for more… […]
  • PTI Engineered Plastics receives MedAccred plastics accreditation
    PTI Engineered Plastics recently announced that MedAccred has recognized it for its commitment to continual improvement in medical device quality. The Macomb, Michigan–based company’s MedAccred accreditation follows a successful audit. MedAccred found that the medical device contract manufacturer demonstrated an ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. The nonprofit Performance Review… […]