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Exec Chat: How Verb Surgical Will Deliver On Surgery 4.0

The digital revolution looks to be sweeping across different industries, which are now fully embracing technologies around connectivity, big data and artificial intelligence to drive innovation and better outcomes. Health care seems to have come late to this party, but changes are happening as medtech companies make a concerted effort to incorporate the advanced computing capabilities needed to turn devices into smart machines that are constantly learning and adapting. Surgery is one area that will benefit from these smart technologies and Scott Huennekens, CEO of Verb Surgical, tells Medtech Insight how the J&J/Verily joint venture aims to make this happen.

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Nanorobots, Digital Tracking, Dose Printing: Innovative Drug Delivery Systems Will Make Precise Drug Dosing A Reality

Precision medicine delivered by novel drug delivery systems, ranging from sensors to dose printers, could eventually revolutionize the pharmaceutical industry. Although many of these technologies are years away from commercialization, their ability to provide exact dosing with slow sustained release and more targeted therapy should improve patient compliance and outcomes.

Personalized Medicine Innovation

Global Approvals Analysis: Eight Brain Device Approvals Mark Neurotech November

Medtech Insight's Approvals Tracker reports 22 medical device approvals from outside the United States in November, including 12 CE marks from Europe, plus approvals from Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, India, Canada, Australia and Argentina.

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Start Up Spotlight: Thyncing Twice About Psoriasis

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.

Dermatology Start-up Spotlight

QUOTED. Dec. 11, 2017

Check out what MedTech Innovator CEO Paul Grand had to say about why it's important for his nonprofit group to fill the funding gap for early-stage medical device companies.
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Draft Clinical-Decision-Support Software Guide Paves A Path, But May Need Some Work

US FDA dropped three big digital-health guidances related to medical software as part of its initiative to help to streamline a path to market for a sector that is "increasingly embraced" by the health system and needs regulatory certainty, according to agency. But initial industry reaction to perhaps the most highly anticipated of the document, on clinical-decision-support software, is somewhat critical.

Regulation Digital Health

New Data Validates Myriad's myRisk Hereditary Breast Cancer Test, Enhanced With riskScore

Results of a 1,617-patient trial, presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on Dec. 6, show Myriad Genetics' riskScore test, which combines data from the traditional Tyrer-Cuzick model with 86 single nucleotide polymorphisms can predict the five-year and lifetime risk of breast cancer compared to the Tyrer-Cuzick model alone.

In Vitro Diagnostics Cancer

UK Life-Sciences Sector Deal Brings Life And Funding To Industrial Strategy

The next step in the UK government's life-science strategy, the Life Sciences Sector Deal, was issued today, setting out a blueprint of government-support mechanisms and private investment across the whole of the sector. The deal, signaled yesterday at UK HealthTech 2017, seeks to maximize the potential of medtech and pharma businesses, and exploit the value of the NHS.

United Kingdom Market Access

MedTech Innovator's Application Process Open For $500K Competition

MedTech Innovator is now accepting applications for the $500K MedTech Innovator Competition, offering start-ups the opportunity to win cash prize awards and build relationships with medtech's industry leaders.

Innovation Growth

QUOTED. Dec. 5, 2017

Check out what Dan Heller, cofounder and CEO of Two Pore Guys, had to say about the firm's digital, hand-held single-molecule biosensor that detects molecules of any type, including viruses, bacteria, antibodies and pathogens.
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