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New Report Spotlights Intensifying Rivalry Between Tech And Health-Care Companies

More than 75% of Fortune 500 life-science companies may fall out of that ranking by 2023 amid rising competition from tech giants like Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet, as well as smaller tech players that offer data-driven health services and products that meet the needs of a changing value-based and consumer-driven health-care environment, according to a new Ernst & Young report.

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Orthofix Moves In On Spinal Kinetics For $105m

Orthofix is investing in its spine business with the acquisition of cervical disc implant-maker Spinal Kinetics.

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Exec Chat: Zimmer Biomet's EMEA Head On Facing The New Reality In Health Care

As Katarzyna Mazur-Hofsäss approaches her fifth anniversary as head of Zimmer Biomet's EMEA division, she chats with Medtech Insight about her concerns as medical device companies operating in Europe try to cope with the new regulatory environment and how the orthopedics giant is responding to new demands from health-care providers. 

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Siemens Healthineers Floats On Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Siemens Healthineers is a publicly listed company now that its shares debuted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on March 16.

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Orthofix Moves In On Spinal Kinetics For $105m

Orthofix is investing in its spine business with the acquisition of cervical disc implant-maker Spinal Kinetics.

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Device Week, March 15, 2018 – Israeli Medtech Industry, Glaucoma Week, February VC Deals Update

On this week's Device Week podcast, we discuss the medtech scene in Israel, the state of the glaucoma-therapy field, and the latest venture capital investments in medtech.

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Laborie To Buy Cogentix For $239m

The deal adds Cogentix' Urgent PC neuromodulation system for urinary incontinence, PrimeSight cystoscopy system, and Macroplastique soft-tissue bulking agent to treat female stress urinary incontinence to Laborie's range of urology and gynecology products.

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Medicare Finalizes NGS Test Coverage For Advanced Cancers, Drops Evidence-Collection Provision

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services March 16 said it will cover next-generation sequencing diagnostic laboratory tests for advanced cancers, broadening its final determination to cover use in relapsed, refractory and stage III cancers, while dropping "coverage with evidence development" conditions.

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mHealth Developer Works Around Traditional Reimbursement Barriers

Glooko says it has found more success by pitching its diabetes management app to self-insured employers and to payers as a tool they can implement to reduce spending, rather than by pursuing reimbursement in the traditional way. It's one model for the digital-health sector in the current health-care environment.

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Geisinger And Medacta Pilot Guarantees Coverage Of Hip Replacements For Life

Geisinger Health has teamed up with Swiss-based device-maker Medacta International in a pilot program guaranteeing lifetime coverage of hip replacement costs for Geisenger patients.

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QUOTED. March 13, 2018. Carla Kriwet.

Philips has developed a contactless pulse oximetry monitoring technology that has shown promise in a small patient study. Check out what Philips Patient Care & Monitoring Solutions CEO Carla Kriwet said about it here.

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Market Intel: Medtronic, Philips, Masimo, And Others Keep Pulse Beating In Oximetry Patient Monitoring Market

Demand for reliable, accurate, high-quality pulse oximetry devices in and – increasingly – outside hospitals is driven by the rise of chronic diseases, a growing elderly population prone to asthma, heart disease, sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as the need to monitor oxygen levels in premature babies. According to a new report by Meddevicetracker, the global market for standalone, hospital-grade pulse oximetry devices and accessories will reach $1.9bn by 2021, a CAGR of 5.4% from 2016. In this feature, we'll take a closer look at the overall pulse oximetry market, the major players and which forces are driving  and stymying  its growth.

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QUOTED. March 5, 2018. Jon Hoem.

Check out what Corflow Therapeutics CEO Jon Hoem had to say about the unaddressed problem of microvascular obstruction in heart-attack patients.

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Illumina Appoints New CMO To Lead Precision Medicine Drive

Next-generation sequencing leader Illumina has appointed Phil Febbo Chief Medical Officer, a role that has been open for over two years. 
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Former Endologix Exec To Lead Israeli Endovascular Start-Up

Israeli start-up Endospan, specializing in endovascular repair technologies for aortic arch disease, has appointed former Endologix executive Kevin Mayberry as CEO.

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Eric Compton Takes Reins At Z-Medica

Eric Compton, a rising industry executive is set to take the helm at the hemostatic device-maker Z-Medica. He follows in the footsteps of President and CEO Stephen Fanning.

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