Catherine Longworth is a reporter covering commercial and R&D developments in the medtech industry. A graduate of St. George's, University of London, Catherine holds a BSc in Biomedical Science. Before joining Informa, she worked in the editorial team at Pharmaceutical Press, the publishing division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, where she wrote and edited for a number of pharmaceutical publications. After gaining experience in the world of scientific publishing, Catherine took the leap to study a postgraduate qualification in journalism. During the course, she carried out placements with local London newspapers, writing general news and building her portfolio by reporting on a wide range of current affairs such as the European migrant crisis, political protests and the London mayoral election. Catherine is passionate about human rights and is fascinated by the innovative nature of the medtech industry and the healthcare advances that have the greatest benefit to mankind. She lives in London and loves music, arts, travel, writing, reading and is always happy to receive recommendations for books or places to travel!
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Latest From Catherine Longworth
Siemens Healthineers has signed an agreement to acquire Luxembourg-based Fast Track Diagnostics (FTD) the developer of diagnostics that can distinguish between viral, bacterial, or other infections in one test. The deal comes as Siemens is shaping up to float Healthineers, as an independently publicly-listed company.
Mainstay Medical is making steps towards the US commercialization of its neurostimulation system ReActiv8. The company announced a positive outcome from interim analysis of its US ReActiv8 B clinical trial which aims to gather data in support of an application for pre-market approval from the US FDA.
Bioelectronics company Thync is gearing up for more clinical trials in 2018 to demonstrate the benefits of its neuromodulation platform for treating psoriasis. The Silicon Valley startup currently sells its wearable device to treat anxiety, stress and improve sleep.
M&A activity tumbled in November after October's big boom. Nine deals were recorded on Medtech Insight's M&A Deal Tracker, repeating the low deal count seen in the same period last year. However, the month saw a handful of notable deals, including Philips' eighth acquisition of the year.
Swiss start-up Elanix Biotechnologies has signed an agreement with German firm Dermacon GmbH to develop progenitor cell medical devices for wound healing. Elanix has set its sights for a 2020 European launch of the devices.
Boston Scientific has delayed commercialization of its troubled LOTUS Edge Aortic Valve System, which was recalled from the market earlier this year. The company was due to reintroduce the system in Europe in the fourth quarter of 2017 and by mid-2018 in the US. It's the third time Boston Scientific has pushed back Lotus, prompting the belief the device might not make it to market at all.