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How Israel's Desert Bloomed Into A Hi-Tech Hub

Israel’s Ben-Gurion University (BGU) is pioneering a wave of innovation and economic progress in the Be'er-Sheva desert region. Medtech Insight meets with some of the leaders based at Ben-Gurion's Advanced Technologies Park where innovation and technology is developing the region into a world-class hi-tech hub.

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Starts & Stops compiles all the clinical trial announcements, initiations, completions and suspensions tracked by Meddevicetracker. This edition covers trial announcements made between May 7 and 13, 2018, including announcements from BioCardia, Akili Interactive Labs, Arch Therapeutics, and Acutus Medical.

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Global Device Approvals, Weekly Snapshot: May 7-13, 2018

A snapshot of global medical device and diagnostics approvals recorded during the past week in Medtech Insight's Approvals Tracker.

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Device Week, May 10, 2018 – Exoskeleton Report, BioTrinity Conference

On this week’s podcast, Marion Webb reports on emerging exoskeleton technology to help patients recovering from spinal cord injuries or stroke, and Catherine Longworth reports on BioTrinity 2018 in London, a gathering of investors and medtech innovators.

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Myriad's GeneSight Psychotropic Genetic Test Improves Depression Therapy In Trial

Results of a randomized trial presented at the American Psychiatric Association conference show the GeneSight Psychotropic genetic test can improve the treatment of depression by identifying the medications most and least likely to be effective.

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Stryker announced CE-mark approval of expanded labeling for its Trevo Retriever to reflect the results of the DAWN and DEFUSE 3 trials, which show that treatment of acute ischemic stroke with Trevo and standard medical therapy up to 24 hours after symptom-onset improves 90-day outcomes better than medical therapy alone. Previously, six hours was considered the maximum time from symptom onset during which this type of intervention could be effective.

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Global Device Approvals, Weekly Snapshot: April 30-May 6, 2018

A snapshot of global medical device and diagnostics approvals recorded during the past week in Medtech Insight's Approvals Tracker.

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Starts & Stops: April 30-May 6, 2018

Starts & Stops compiles all the clinical trial announcements, initiations, completions and suspensions tracked by Meddevicetracker. This edition covers trial announcements made between April 30-May 7, 2018, including announcements from Biosense Webster, Endonovo Therapeutics, Intact Vascular, and NeoChord.

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FDA Tries To Get Smart On SMART Devices

A recent meeting at FDA headquarters represented the agency’s first organized attempt to grapple with "Sensing, Measuring, and Advanced Reporting Technology" (SMART) for orthopedic devices – tools that incorporate sensors to report on how a device is interacting with the body.

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