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Exec Chat: Intuitive Surgical CEO Gary Guthart On Expansion, Innovation And Competition

With the opening of a new UK & Ireland headquarters last month, Intuitive Surgical is aiming to strengthen its grip on the the market as it faces increasing competition in the robotic surgery space. CEO Gary Guthart sat down with Medtech Insight at its new Oxfordshire, UK HQ to discuss expansion and innovation plans.

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Pentax Medical Pushes People, Product And Process Amid New US FDA Guidance

With the US FDA urging providers to transition away from fixed duodenoscopes to newer designs that reduce or eliminate reprocessing of the device, Pentax Medical is seizing an opportunity to increase supply of its disposable cap scope. Medtech Insight talks to the company’s global clinical officer, Garrett Hudson, on the challenges of endoscopy hygiene and the company’s response to guidance.

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Qiagen In Crisis, Previews Poor Q3 Sales; Long-Term CEO Steps Down

Qiagen shares took a hit following a series of negative announcements, including lower than expected results for Q3 2019 and the departure of long-term CEO Peer Schatz. The company said it had been affected by poor sales growth in China.

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Accelmed Launches New $100M Venture Medtech Fund

Israeli healthtech fund Accelmed is raising $100m for its fourth fund focused on medical device and digital health companies.

 

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LifePod Debuts 'Proactive' Voice Assistant Designed To Ease Elder Care

In October, health IT startup LifePod will debut its proactive voice-assistant device for caregivers to help improve care of the elderly. The device differs from other voice services by including a proactive dialogue to remind the aging person of appointments, events and medications, and gives caregivers real-time feedback on how well patients are doing.

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Medtech Achievers Sparkle At The 2019 Medtech Insight Awards

The winners of this year’s Medtech Insight Awards were revealed last night at a glittery ceremony in Boston. The awards, held in partnership with the MedTech Conference, recognized excellence and achievement across the industry.

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Device Week, 20 September 2019 – Medtech Giants Sign Major Diabetes Partnerships

In this edition of Device Week, Medtech Insight’s Catherine Longworth chats to Marion Webb about two new major partnerships signed in the diabetes sector, and finds out more about ResMed’s growth strategy.

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QUOTED. 20 September 2019. Eran Atlas.

Tel-Aviv, Isreal-based DreaMed Diabetes received another US Food and Drug Administration clearance for its AI-powered Advisor Pro software, which helps providers manage and optimize treatment for patients with type 1 diabetes. See what DreaMed's CEO, Eran Atlas, said about it here.

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DreaMed Receives Another FDA Clearance For AI-Powered Diabetes Software

Israeli firm DreaMed has scored a new US Food and Drug Administration clearance for its AI-based diabetes decision support system Advisor Pro. The clearance enables physicians to use the software for patients with type 1 diabetes using continuous glucose monitoring (CGMs) and blood glucose meters (BGMs).

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CMR Surgical Bags $240M, Ready For Robotics Surgery Launch

UK robotics firm CMR Surgical has landed $240m from investors as it prepares to launch its robotic surgery system in Europe and India. The Series C raise is Europe’s largest private financing round in the medical technology sector to date.

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