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FDA Warns Eye Care Company Conducting Unapproved Clinical Trial Of Drug-Device Product

The FDA sent a warning letter to Arbor Center for EyeCare for failing to submit an IND before beginning a trial of a novel drug-device combination product.

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Canon To Launch US-Based Medical Imaging Company In January 2023

Japan-based Canon plans to launch a US-based medical imaging company near Cleveland to strengthen its US presence and competitiveness in the marketplace.

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European Regulatory Roundup, November 2022: EU MDR Situation Now Critical

Damage limitation action is expected imminently to try and stem the flow of medtech products being taken off the EU market. And it cannot come quickly enough as evidence continues to mount of the negative fall-out resulting from the way the EU’s new medical device regulations have been, and are being, implemented.

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Medtronic Issues Another Recall For The HeartWare VAD System

The latest recall for Medtronic's HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) System was triggered by reports of hardened driveline boot covers, which can make disconnecting the driveline from the controller difficult.

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Boston Scientific Makes Half Billion Dollar GI Endosurgery Play

Boston Scientific is greatly increasing its GI endosurgery capabilities with the acquisition of Apollo Endosurgery, a manufacturer of various device for weight loss-related surgeries.

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CMR Signs Deal With J&J To Bring Robots To Europe And South America

CMR Surgical will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon to expand access to its Versius robotic surgery system.

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More Than 50% Of EU Clinicians Report Recent Medical Device Shortages

Shortages of medical devices ranging from insulin pumps to robotic surgical systems are impacting clinicians across the EU, leaving many healthcare providers without effective alternative products, a report by the Biomedical Alliance in Europe shows.

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It’s A Class I Recall For Baxter’s WatchCare Device

Radiofrequencies from the incontinence-sensing devices may interfere with other medical equipment in a hospital setting. 

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CAMD Says ‘Critical Appraisal’ Needed On EU MDR Capacity Bottlenecks

Yet another EU regulatory organization has stressed the need for action to address MDR capacity problems. According to CAMD, underlying factors and causes of the crisis must be identified.

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Temporary Stent To Treat Prostate Enlargement Gets FDA Greenlight

The US FDA has approved a temporary prostatic stent from SRS Medical Systems that allows urine to flow through the urethra when it is blocked by an enlarged prostate.

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On-Prescription Apps Are Just One Vital Part Of Germany’s Digital Strategy

Are too few digital health care apps approved for reimbursement in Germany? That’s not the point, says the health care ministry, urging a look at the bigger strategic picture.

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EU Designates First Czech Notified Body Under MDR

The latest notified body listing brings total number of EU designated Medical Device Regulation testing and certification organizations to 35.

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EU Plenary Debates How To Protect Orphan Devices From MDR Crisis

Steps are being taken in the EU to address shortages of critical medical devices as a result of regulatory pressures, including those for use in children and for rare conditions, the European Commission’s Stella Kyriakides stated during a recent debate.

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Swiss Parliament’s Vote For Medtech Innovation Succeeds

Another key stage has been reached in Switzerland’s bid to enable US FDA-approved medtech to be used in the local population.

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Color Additive Risk Evaluation Tool Qualified As New Medical Device Development Tool

A color additive evaluation tool for polymeric medical devices was approved as an MDDT under the FDA’s voluntary program.

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EU Designates First Czech Notified Body Under MDR

The latest notified body listing brings total number of EU designated Medical Device Regulation testing and certification organizations to 35.

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First Revision Of EU Medtech Standardization Mandate Due Early 2023

Work is progressing towards publications of an updated list of standards to support implementation of the EU’s new medtech regulations.

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MedTech Europe Calls For EU To Amend Regulation To Allow For eIFU For Low-Risk Devices

The EU needs to go further when it comes to allowing the use of electronic IFU for all professional use medical devices and fall more closely into line with other global markets.

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Digital Health Roundup: HLTH2022 Highlights, EU Updates, Diabetes Medtech Monthly

In this month’s Digital Health Roundup, Medtech Insight’s Marion Webb provides highlights from the recent HLTH conference in Las Vegas. Reed Miller and Barnaby Pickering offer an overview of the highly competitive diabetes tech market. We also talk about digital health in Germany and Europe.

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Minute Insight: GE Healthcare Partners With MediView XR To Create AR Solution For Integrated MR Imaging

GE Healthcare and MediView announced a partnership to co-develop a technology platform that integrates medical imaging into mixed reality solutions.

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Temporary Stent To Treat Prostate Enlargement Gets FDA Greenlight

The US FDA has approved a temporary prostatic stent from SRS Medical Systems that allows urine to flow through the urethra when it is blocked by an enlarged prostate.

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Cordis Looks To Regain Previous Innovation Edge With Drug-Eluting Balloons

Medtech Insight followed-up with Cordis CEO Shar Matin to talk about the company’s path forward as an innovative intervention company following the acquisition of MedAlliance.

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Tandem’s CSO Speaks On Insulin Pump Development And Its Challenges

Insulin pumps have lagged behind continuous glucose monitors in terms of market penetration due to their cost and the complex regulatory framework that surrounds them. Elizabeth Gasser, chief strategy officer at Tandem Diabetes spoke to Medtech Insight about these challenges and how the company is taking a slightly different approach to pumps.

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Off-The-Record At Jefferies London: Dealmaking In A Tumultuous Environment

The Jefferies London Healthcare Conference 2022 was packed with big medtech names, with Siemens Healthineers, Smith & Nephew and CMR Surgical among presenters. In-between seminars, Medtech Insight was able to glean some candid insights into medtech, pharma and finance that are rarely given freely.

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Minute Insight: Apple Watch Now Features FDA-Cleared App To Monitor Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

A newly cleared Apple Watch app will allow people living with Parkinson’s to more easily track tremors, dyskinesia and other symptoms.

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So, You Built A Surgical Robot. How Do You Sell It?

CMR Surgical has grown rapidly since being founded just over eight years ago. However, unlike most other medtech companies, CMR is not selling a ~$30 diagnostic test, or a ~$5,000 pacemaker. It is selling a complex surgical robot, called Versius, with a price tag rumored to be in the seven figures. 

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Minute Insight: GE Healthcare Partners With MediView XR To Create AR Solution For Integrated MR Imaging

GE Healthcare and MediView announced a partnership to co-develop a technology platform that integrates medical imaging into mixed reality solutions.

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Minute Insight: Apple Watch Now Features FDA-Cleared App To Monitor Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

A newly cleared Apple Watch app will allow people living with Parkinson’s to more easily track tremors, dyskinesia and other symptoms.

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HLTH 2022 Roundup: Mirvie, Grail, Biofourmis, Komodo Health, Babson Diagnostics

This year’s annual HLTH meeting drew more than 9,000 people to Las Vegas from 13-16 November and hundreds of exhibitors. In this first part of a two-part roundup, Medtech Insight highlights interviews with C-suite executives at Mirvie, Grail, Biofourmis, Komodo Health and Babson Diagnostics.

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Minute Insight: Apple Watch Helps Knee-Replacement Patients In Zimmer Biomet-Sponsored Trial

One-year data from a randomized controlled trial showed Zimmer Biomet’s mymobility app paired with the Apple Watch can effectively guide rehabilitation following knee-replacement surgery.

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Is Osler Diagnostics The Next Theranos Or Can It Surprise Everyone?

Founded with a vision to change point-of-care diagnostics, Osler Diagnostics has raised nearly $200m to develop and commercialize a platform that promises to revolutionize diagnostics with just a drop of a patients’ blood.

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HLTH 2022: NuraLogix Demo AI Models That Can Predict Risk For Pre-Diabetes

NuraLogix developed machine-learning models that use facial blood flow patterns to predict disease. The company plans to pursue US FDA de novo authorization for its blood pressure monitoring module first in 2023. 

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