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New Real-World Data Show Benefits Of Abbott's FreeStyle Libre Technology

New real-world data, presented at a recent diabetes conference in Madrid, showed that Abbott's FreeStyle Libre system provided several clinical benefits for patients with diabetes.

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Start-Up Snapshot: Alpha Tau Hopes For A Breakthrough In Radiotherapy

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Biologics Boss: FDA Looking For Alternative Medical Device Sourcing Due To COVID-19

Peter Marks, head of the US FDA’s biologics center, says the agency is looking for alternative sourcing and manufacturing of medical products imported from China, including medical devices, to ward off potential shortages that could result from the ongoing coronavirus crisis and containment.

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Cardiovascular Sales & Earnings Roundup: Medtronic TAVR Disappoints While Abbott And Boston Scientific See Structural Success In 2019

The top five cardiovascular device companies, as ranked by Medtech Insight’s MTI 100, have reported their sales and earnings for the last quarter of the calendar year 2019. Here are the highlights from the most recent presentations from Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences and Terumo.

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Start-Up Snapshot: Barcode Diagnostics, Personalized Cancer Drug Screening

Barcode Diagnostics is developing a nanotechnology for personalized cancer drug screening. The start-up’s aim is to provide physicians with a tool that matches patients with the most effective medicine, during the different stages of disease.

Israel Innovation

Device Week, 20 February 2020 – Industry Concerns Grow As Clock Is Running Out On EU MDR

With fewer than a hundred days left before the EU Medical Device Regulations kick in, Medtech Insight’s executive editor Ashley Yeo and managing editor Amanda Maxwell discuss in this week's podcast growing concerns by medtech industry members that they may not be ready in time to comply with the regulations and may inadvertently run afoul of them.

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Castor’s Data Platform Will Make Medical Research More Efficient

Dutch data-capture company Castor is aiming to make the world’s medical research data reusable. The cloud-based platform enables medical device companies to capture, process and integrate data from multiple sources on a centralized platform.

Real-World Evidence Research and Development Strategies

Start-Up Snapshot: CorNeat Vision’s Implantable Artificial Cornea

Ophthalmic start-up CorNeat Vision is entering a multi-center clinical trial for its artificial cornea device CorNeat KPro. The implant uses advanced cell technology to biomimic the cellular structure of the eye and integrate with tissue. Medtech Insight met with CorNeat's CEO, Almog Aley-raz and CMO, Gilad Litvin at the OurCrowd Global Investor in Jerusalem, February 13, to hear more.  

Israel Innovation

Medtech Companies Need To Do Better At Patient Engagement, Expert Says

A top clinical research expert says the medical device industry is lagging behind the pharmaceutical industry when it comes to engaging patients. While industry groups are pushing for more patient preference be factored in in regulatory decisions, John Lewis of patient advocacy group Heart Valve Voice says medtech companies themselves are not investing enough in this area.

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European Debut For CMR Surgical’s Versius Surgical Robot In Two UK NHS Hospitals

CMR Surgical’s Versius robotic system is now live in the UK NHS, the company announced 20 February.

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