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Cutera truSculpt iD body sculpting treatment gets expanded approval in Canada

Cutera truSculpt iD body sculpting treatment gets expanded approval in Canada

Cutera said that Health Canada has expanded approval for its truSculpt iD body sculpting treatment to cover its use for the reduction of circumference of the abdomen and non-invasive lipolysis, which is the permanent removal of fat cells from the body. According to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Medical Insight (MII), noninvasive body sculpting […]

CroíValve set to advance Tricuspid Coaptation Valve into clinical trial

CroíValve, an Irish medtech company spun out from Trinity College, has raised €4 million for developing a medical device called Tricuspid Coaptation Valve for the treatment of tricuspid regurgitation (TR), a severe heart condition. The financing secured by the Irish medtech firm includes €2.5 million from the European Union under its Horizon 2020 SME Instrument […]

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Equashield CSTD now available for oncology nurses in Japan

US medical device company Equashield through Japanese distributor Tosho has entered into an exclusive agreement with IV tube manufacturer PAL Medical to provide Equashield’s Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTDs) to oncology nurses in Japan. Post agreement, Tosho will provide PAL Medical with Equashield’s closed IV connectors to develop safer IV sets for oncology nurses administering […]

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OncoCyte to acquire Razor Genomics to advance lung cancer diagnosis

OncoCyte acquisition of Razor Genomics : US diagnostic tests developer OncoCyte has agreed to acquire Razor Genomics, a provider of molecular diagnostic testing services for lung cancer. Initially, the diagnostic tests developer will acquire an initial 25% equity interest in the form of the Razor Genomics’ preferred stock for $10 million. After closing of the […]

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Mobile health devices could detect common heart condition atrial fibrillation, says study

Mobile health (mHealth) devices could help screen and detect a common heart condition atrial fibrillation (AF), according to the new study. Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disturbance, affecting around one million people in the UK. People with atrial fibrillation are at increased risk of having a stroke and dying, as well as heart failure […]

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ARUP, Techcyte join forces for AI-augmented ova and parasite detection tool

ARUP Laboratories and Techcyte have joined forces to develop a new digital diagnostics platform in the form of an artificial intelligence-augmented (AI-augmented) ova and parasite detection tool. While ARUP Laboratories is a US-based national reference laboratory, Techcyte provides image analysis solutions powered by AI technology. According to the reference laboratory, by digitally enabling the workflow, […]

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Royal Philips launches HeartStart Intrepid with IntelliSpace Connect

Health technology company Royal Philips has launched HeartStart Intrepid monitor/defibrillator with IntelliSpace Connect in Europe and certain markets in Asia and Africa. The HeartStart Intrepid with IntelliSpace Connect has been designed to help caregivers in assessing and treating patients during medical emergencies in pre-hospital and hospital settings alike. The monitor cum defibrillator device is CE […]

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Boston Scientific wraps up $4.2bn acquisition of BTG

Boston Scientific acquisition of BTG : US medical devices manufacturer Boston Scientific has wrapped up its previously announced $4.2 billion acquisition of UK-based healthcare company BTG. In November 2018, Boston Scientific reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended offer to acquire the British healthcare company for a cash consideration of 840 pence per […]

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Surmodics wraps up enrollment for TRANSCEND trial of SurVeil DCB

Surmodics has wrapped up enrollment for the TRANSCEND clinical trial for the SurVeil drug-coated balloon (SurVeil DCB) for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the upper leg. Based in Minnesota, Surmodics is a provider of medical device and in vitro diagnostic technologies to the health care industry. The TRANSCEND clinical trial has enrolled […]

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Researchers develop new skin patch for melanoma treatment

Researchers in the US have developed a new skin patch as a potentially new melanoma treatment by delivering medication to cancer cells in one minute. Microneedle patch, which could be used to deliver vaccines to combat different infectious diseases, was tested in mice and human skin samples. Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, has been […]

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