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
Medtronic is straightening up as a market leader in spinal surgery after agreeing to buy the shares of Mazor Robotics that it does not already own. The $1.3bn deal builds on an existing agreement between the companies formed in May 2016 and strengthens Medtronic as the front runner in the spine robotics field.
MIACH Orthopedics, has secured $22.5m from investors including the NFL Players Association to continue US clinical trials for its Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair (BEAR) technology.
XACT Robotics has secured a CE mark for its XACT image-guided robotic needle steering system for CT-guided percutaneous procedures in the abdomen. The company is hoping to formally launch XACT by 2019 while expanding the system to additional clinical indications, including spine, and lung procedures.
In this edition of the Device Week podcast, Medtech Insight’s Reed Miller talks about the latest good news for LivaNova and Catherine Longworth provides an update on Creavo Medical, a UK-based company using an old technology for a new kind of cardiac test that could save hospitals money.
Just weeks after inking a billion-dollar acquisition of K2M, Stryker has announced a $190m deal to acquire photonics firm Invuity. Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of Stryker will purchase all outstanding shares of Invuity for $7.40 per share in cash.