Diagnostic

Rice University engineers have developed a new diagnostic tool that can be plugged into an off-the-shelf cellphone can diagnose COVID-19 in 55 minutes or less. The stamp-sized microfluidic chip measures the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein in blood serum from a standard finger prick. The nanobeads bind to SARS-CoV-2 N protein, a biomarker for COVID-19,
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TransEnterix Switches Things Up TransEnterix is changing its name and slightly altering its mission in surgical robotics. The Research Triangle Park, NC-based company will be named Asensus Surgical and will start trading under the new ticker symbol, NYSE American: ASXC starting March 5. The company said the name change reflects the company’s broader vision of shaping
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Click Therapeutics are making their major depressive disorder (MDD) clinical trial ‘remote’ and are working with Verily Life Sciences to do so. The pivotal trial will investigate the effectiveness of digital therapeutics in reducing depressive symptoms in up to 540 adults diagnosed with MDD who are on antidepressant monotherapy.  The participation will
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NuVasive add a differentiated cervical disc to its product portfolio through a $150 million acquisition of Simplify Medical.  Simpify Medical developed the Simplify cervical artificial disc, or Simplify Disc, for cervical total disc Replacement (cTDR). While NuVasive has had a cervical disc that launched in 2012, its offering never gained much traction in the market place. The
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MD&M | BIOMEDigital, a two-day virtual conference and exhibition for medical device professionals, will take place April 6-7, reports Informa Markets – Engineering, organizers of BIOMEDevice and Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) and MD+DI’s parent company. The event will cover digital health, 3D printing, software and security, surgical robotics, medical device design and product development, smart
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MD+DI reached out to medical device engineering firms, product development firms, usability engineering firms, and a few others to ask about the past year’s biggest medtech engineering challenges and how they were solved. We also asked them to share whether remote-working during the COVID-19 pandemic added to the challenge. Read on for some amazing stories of
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As MD+DI reported earlier this week, Medtronic is gaining momentum in diabetes, but the company’s most recent quarterly results are still below industry market growth in the sector. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the competitive landscape of diabetes management, based on commentary from medtech analysts. “Overall, despite the R&D pipeline and recent M&A efforts,
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electroCore is supporting a clinical study to evaluate the effect of non-invasive electrical vagus nerve stimulation on respiratory symptoms that occur because of COVID-19. The bioelectronic medicine specialist said on Wednesday that it had finished enrollment for the SAVIOR-1 controlled-trial. The Rockaway, N.J.-based company is working closely with Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia in Spain.
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An MD+DI headline from September 2020 poses this question: Could MiniMed 770G’s approval boost Medtronic’s position in diabetes? It seems the answer, so far, is yes. Medtronic CEO Geoff Martha told analysts Tuesday during the company’s fiscal Q3 2021 earnings call that the diabetes business unit is making considerable progress in its turnaround efforts, and
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TransEnterix is changing its name and slightly altering its mission in surgical robotics. The Research Triangle Park, NC-based company will be named Asensus Surgical and will start trading under the new ticker symbol, NYSE American: ASXC starting March 5. The company said the name change reflects the company’s broader vision of shaping the future of
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A leading U.S. ventilator company approached Cygnus Manufacturing Company (CMC) at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic requesting expeditious assistance to substantially increase its production of a specialty valve in response to the country’s shortage of ventilators. The ventilator company had a chrome-on-brass part which required measuring 31 datapoints after the part was manufactured and also after it
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On the heels of an acknowledging flaws in its initial COVID-19 antibody testing guidance, FDA issued new guidances to address variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The new guidances are for developers of COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and therapeutics. “The FDA is committed to identifying efficient ways to modify medical products that either are in the pipeline or have been
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The economics of 3D printing is improving, but does the math make sense for your medical device project? During a recent MD+DI webinar, “The Convergence of Miniaturization, Medtech, and Additive Manufacturing,” John Kawola, CEO of Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), gave attendees a break down of the current cost-per-part threshold of 3D printing for standard parts and
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