Special Report

  • Top women in medical devices 2015

    Newly emerging med tech players large and small seem more apt to put women in the most plum executive spots--at least that's what our 2015 review of the top women in med tech anecdotally turned up.

GE Healthcare does molecular breast imaging distribution deal with Dilon

Imaging company Dilon Diagnostics has landed a partnership to distribute a molecular breast imaging system from GE Healthcare in select, undisclosed global geographies. The offering is intended to complement Dilon's own molecular imaging offerings.

Abbott presents data showing strong health economics of its Supera peripheral stent

Abbott is promoting the health economics of its Supera Stent for peripheral artery disease, pointing to a yet-to-be-published study which found that the device is cost-effective because it reduces the need for interventions compared to competing therapies, like Medtronic's Protégé bare-metal peripheral stent and In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon.

Alphabet gives startups a lesson in financial management

Last month, Alphabet, née Google, said that it would give its new businesses plenty of breathing room as part of its reorganization, allowing startups including its Life Sciences division the freedom to operate more independently. But Alphabet also wants to make sure that its fledgling companies can bear the load themselves, so it's offering them a lesson in fiscal management.

Entellus wins FDA clearance for its endoscope to treat blocked sinus passages

Minneapolis' Entellus Medical announced FDA 510(k) clearance of its FinESS Endoscope to open narrowed sinus drainage paths in recurrent or chronic sinusitis patients.

German startup gets CE mark for first cardiac assist system to work with an existing heartbeat

Startup Xenios has zeroed in its platform of minimally invasive products to treat patients with heart and lung problems. Its latest addition is i-cor, a synchronized cardiac assist system that just received a CE mark for marketing in Europe. This makes it the first heartbeat-synchronized cardiac assist device for cardiogenic shock and high-risk interventions.