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Exec Chat: Philips's Bert Van Meurs Discusses Innovation And Plans For Image-Guided Therapy Business Unit
This year, Bert van Meurs, chief business leader of Philips's image-guided therapy business, has led two major product launches and a new partnership with Microsoft to combine Philips's Azurion angiographic platform with Microsoft's HoloLens 2 mixed-reality (MR) technology. Medtech Insight caught up with van Meurs to learn more about Azurion, the continued role of machine learning and MR, the overall business strategy and competitive landscape.
A snapshot of global medical device approvals captured during the past week in Medtech Insight's Approvals Tracker. This week’s approvals include the FDA’s approval of new non-adjunctive labeling for Senseonics’ Eversense continuous glucose monitor and a de novo for Innovative Health Solutions’ IB-Stim percutaneous electrical nerve field stimulator to treat pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
Turkey’s health ministry has disclosed that the forthcoming $10bn medical device tender must come with conditions that strengthen the local manufacturing infrastructure. It must also give Turkey “real” technology with IP rights, not merely an assembly activity for parts manufactured abroad. The tender will be ready in some two to three months.
Philips’ VitalMinds concept is a multi-modal therapeutic solution to help hospitals reduce delirium and improve patient recovery in the ICU. A key new component, the VitalSky personalized light therapy system, has just been CE-marked, providing circadian-effective light therapy and producing a light and sound management solution that could become the new non-pharma standard.
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