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Articles, Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Vascular Access

Over 2.7 million PICC line insertion procedures are performed each year in the United States

June 2, 2020
According to the latest vascular access device and accessories market analysis by iData Research, there are over 2.7 million peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion procedures performed each year in the United States. The overall US vascular access market was valued at $4.8 billion by 2020 and is expected to reach $5.7 billion in 2026.......
BardyDx Patch Monitors Coronavirus Patients Prescribed HCQ Experimentally
COVID-19, Medical Imaging, Patient Monitoring

Bardy Diagnostics Given CE Mark for Cardiac Monitoring Patch

June 2, 2020
Bardy Diagnostics‘ 14-day Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM) patches have previously been used in U.S. hospital settings, but they have now been granted a CE mark for these products. The patches allow for a longer period of monitoring than previous products, that were used for 2 or 7-day periods. Longer monitoring periods provide healthcare providers with......
Vascular Access Market Forecast
Articles, Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Vascular Access

PICC, CVC, and PIVC insertion accessories are driving market growth in the United States

May 28, 2020
Register to receive a free Vascular Access Devices and Accessories Market Report Suite for U.S. 2020-2026 synopsis   According to the latest market analysis by iData Research, the US vascular access market was valued at $4.8 billion by 2020. The overall market is expected to grow by 2.7% and reach $5.7 billion by 2026. One of the......
Apenstate Portable X-Ray Granted FDA Approval
COVID-19, Medical Imaging, Patient Monitoring

Aspenstate Portable X-Ray Device Granted FDA Approval

May 27, 2020
The FDA has recently granted clearance for the portable AiRTouch X-ray device developed by Aspenstate to be used for humans. This small, handheld device joins the array of telehealth products being developed recently. This device is paired with a touchscreen for an intuitive interface, and it can upload images directly to clinical storage systems, without......
COVID-19, Medical Imaging, Patient Monitoring, Ultrasound Imaging

Philips Granted FDA Clearance for Ultrasound Devices to Manage COVID-19 Complications

May 26, 2020
The FDA has recently granted 510(k) clearance to Philips for a range of its devices to be used to manage COVID-19 patients in the U.S. The approved products include the Affiniti series, EPIQ series, Lumify, CX50, and Sparq system. These ultrasound devices are used to monitor and manage patients suffering from COVID-19 complications. This range......
Zebra Medical gains FDA clearance for vertebral fracture detector
Medical Imaging, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Zebra Medical Vision Granted FDA Approval for AI Vertebral Fracture Detector

May 20, 2020
Zebra Medical Vision, based in Israel, has recently been granted FDA 510(k) approval for its artificial intelligence product that detects vertebral compression fractures. There currently exists a major problem with under-detection and under-reporting of vertebral compression fractures. Zebra Medical Vision states that a large proportion of these fractures remain unreported or missed. This can have......
Nevro Senza Omnia spinal cord stimulation device for chronic pain relief
Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Nevro Corp. Gains CE Mark for Spinal Cord Stimulation Device

May 19, 2020
Nevro Corp., a medical device company located in Redwood City, California, has earned a CE mark for its product the Senza Omnia, which provides spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for pain relief. Existing research suggests that SCS generally provides positive outcomes for patients. A recent literature review funded by Nevro Corp. found that 10kHz SCS, in......
Dental Practices re-opening
COVID-19, Dental

Dental Market in Recovery as Practices Begin to Re-Open

May 15, 2020
The gradual re-introduction of elective surgeries throughout North America has major implications on the future of the dental industry. Currently, practices are beginning to re-open, in accordance with the general easing of restrictions in public institutions and places. During the temporary closure of dental practices to all but emergency treatments, a significant portion of potential......
Resmed Begins Tracking Ventilators Remotely
COVID-19, Patient Monitoring

Cloud-Based Remote Ventilator Monitoring Implemented by ResMed

May 13, 2020
In Europe, respiratory device manufacturer ResMed has accelerated their process of launching remote tracking of ventilators, to combat the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. This cloud-based technology provides healthcare professionals with clinical data while patients are at home. This tackles several issues related to the ongoing pandemic. Firstly, it may provide increased room in hospitals, as patients......
BioButton allows for mobile tracking of COVID-19 symptoms
COVID-19, Patient Monitoring

BioButton Mobile Device Tracks COVID-19 Symptoms for 30 Days

May 7, 2020
BioIntelliSense has created a multi-symptom tracking device called the BioButton to conveniently measure health metrics, as part of the ongoing efforts to track and control the spread of COVID-19. This non-invasive device allows data to be passively collected from individuals over a period of up to 30 days at a time. As restrictions begin to......
FDA emergency use authorization for respiratory device
COVID-19, Respiratory Devices

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Respiratory Device

May 7, 2020
The spread of COVID-19 infections has vastly increased mechanical ventilator usage, and with this usage comes complications for patients. According to Liberate Medical, patients who spend more than four days in ventilation are susceptible to higher hospital mortality rates, and increased complications. Liberate Medical is now among the latest companies to develop a device to......
Terumo Aortic gains FDA breakthrough status for new aortic repair device
Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Terumo Aortic Gains FDA Breakthrough Status for Aortic Repair Device

May 6, 2020
Terumo Aortic, a company that focuses exclusively on producing devices regarding aorta, has developed the Thoraflex Hybrid to aid patients who have suffered from a thoracic aortic aneurysm, or a tear in the aortic vessel wall. These conditions are often fatal, and have low survival rates, even when patients receive prompt medical care. The device......
Lungpacer Medical gains FDA approval for diaphragm pacer therapy system
Cardiology, COVID-19, Respiratory Devices

Lungpacer Medical Gains FDA Approval for Diaphragm Pacer

May 5, 2020
Vancouver-based company Lungpacer Medical has developed a single-use multi-electrode stimulating catheter that is inserted into the left subclavicle vein. It is used to stimulate the left and right phrenic nerves, providing support to the functioning of the diaphragm in patients who have respiratory issues. The device is paired with an external, reusable control unit to......
Throat Sensor Developed by Northwestern University
COVID-19, Patient Monitoring

Non-Invasive Throat Sensor Developed to Track COVID-19 Symptoms

May 4, 2020
A new device has been developed to measure physical symptoms in COVID-19 patients. This non-invasive device allows medical personnel to monitor a variety of symptoms with a singular device. This throat sensor, developed by the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and Northwestern University in Illinois, is applied on top of the skin and worn for all......
Stryker Wins Emergency Approval for Respirator Decontamination
COVID-19, Respiratory Devices

Stryker Emergency Authorization for Respirator Decontamination

April 22, 2020
Stryker has been granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA to use its Sterizone VP4 to decontaminate used N95 respirators during the coronavirus outbreak. Under normal circumstances, N95 respirators are designed to be single-use. A recent study performed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) confirmed that N95 respirators can be decontaminated effectively up......
CMS Recommends Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases
Cardiology, COVID-19, Dental, Endoscopy, Orthopedics

CMS Recommends Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases

April 21, 2020
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reissuing new guidelines for states and regions seeing declining and stabilizing COVID-19 infection rates and recommending healthcare facilities in these areas to resume providing elective procedures to patients without COVID-19 symptoms. On March 18, 2020, the CMS announced they would postponing non-essential medical and surgical procedures......
Q&A with an Analyst: Vascular Access Market
Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Vascular Access

Q&A with an Analyst: Vascular Access Market

April 16, 2020
Welcome to the analyst interview series where we take a closer look at specific markets and try to understand how they are being impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Through asking our market analysts a series of questions, we attempt to get an in-depth look at the current state of the market while uncovering critical market......
OnocSec Medical and Inovio Pharmaceuticals have announced they are testing potential COVID-19 vaccines and pursuing first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trials.
COVID-19, Pharmaceuticals

OncoSec and Inovio Pursuing Phase 1 Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

April 9, 2020
OncoSec and Inovio Pharmaceuticals have announced they are testing potential COVID-19 vaccines and pursuing first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trials. As of April 9, the FDA has not approved any preventative or therapeutic coronavirus vaccines for use against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19). While OncoSec has submitted an investigational new drug (IND) application for its vaccine, CORVax12,......
Tesla Ventilator Prototype for COVID-19 Patients Made from Car Parts
COVID-19

Tesla Ventilator Prototype for COVID-19 Patients Made from Car Parts

April 8, 2020
As ventilator shortages due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to worsen throughout the Unites States, Telsa has redirected its focus to address the shortages, purchasing BiPAP breathing machines which can be re-purposed as non-invasive ventilators and shipping 1,000 ventilators from China to hospitals in California. Partnering with Medtronic, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been reportedly......
COVID-19 Industry Insights, Press Release

Message from iData Research CEO, Kamran Zamanian

April 6, 2020
As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolves around the world, many of us have found ourselves facing new challenges reacting to this unprecedented global catastrophe. iData Research strives to do its part to be a source of assistance and support. We would like to reach out to everyone during this uncertain time with......
BardyDx Patch Monitors Coronavirus Patients Prescribed HCQ Experimentally
Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology, COVID-19, Patient Monitoring

Bardy Dx Patch Monitors Coronavirus Patients Prescribed HCQ

April 1, 2020
Bardy Diagnostics‘ Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM™) Patch is being used by Seattle health care workers to monitor heart beat and measure QT segments in coronavirus patients prescribed HCQ experimentally. HCQ was recently authorized to treat coronavirus patients by the FDA under the Emergency Use Authorization. HCQ is commonly used to treat malaria, lupus and rheumatoid......
Dental Companies Offering Webinars and CE in Response to COVID-19
COVID-19, Dental

Dental Companies Offering Webinars in Response to COVID-19

March 31, 2020
The rising number of COVID-19 infections worldwide has resulted in many dental offices temporarily closing to reduce possible spread of the virus and redirect dwindling personal protective supplies to front-line health care workers. Top dental companies are taking this time to offer webinars and additional continuous education (CE) opportunities to those at home due to......
FDA Stance on 3D Printing During COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19, Industry News

FDA Stance on 3D Printing During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020
In an update Thursday, the FDA clarified its stance on 3D-printing medical devices, and accessories amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As American COVID-19 infection rates skyrocket and surpass the number of infections in China, the United States has begun to face medical supply shortages. Shortages include key products like ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE). The......
Jesse Darley, the mechanical engineer on Rodgers team, models a prototype of the Badger Shield.
COVID-19, Industry News

DIY Face Shields to Help Doctors Fighting COVID-19

March 27, 2020
DIY Face Shields to Help Doctors Fighting COVID-19 As hospitals world wide face shortages of protective face masks, ventilators and other essential medical equipment, engineers, large companies and hobbyists have been working on alternative solutions to help protect doctors and patients. Lennon Rodgers, director of the Engineering Design Innovation Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison......
ACE-I and ARBs Do Not Increase COVID-19 Mortality
Cardiology, COVID-19

ACE-I and ARBs Do Not Increase COVID-19 Mortality

March 25, 2020
CMS Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures The European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the Heart Failure Society of American (HFSA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have issued official statements clarifying that ACE-i and ARBs have not been found to increase COVID-19 mortality rates. Physicians are recommending coronavirus patients......
CMS Recommends Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures
Cardiology, COVID-19, Dental, Endoscopy, Industry News, Orthopedics

CMS Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures

March 24, 2020
CMS Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental ProceduresAt the White House Task Force Press Briefing last week, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that all non-essential medical, surgical and dental procedures would be postponed until further notice in order to shift priorities to treating those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The decision......
NuVasive recalls scoliosis treatment devices
Orthopedics, Spine

NuVasive Recalls Scoliosis Treatment Devices

March 23, 2020
NuVasive recalls scoliosis treatment devices NuVasive voluntarily issued an Urgent Field Safety Notice (FSN) last month recalling the MAGEC System Model X. The magnetically controlled growing rod devices, designed to brace the spine during growth and minimize the progression of scoliosis, were recalled after post-implantation separation of the actuator end cap was observed in the......
Coronavirus and Ibuprofen: Is it safe to take?
COVID-19, Industry News, Pharmaceuticals

Coronavirus and Ibuprofen: Is it safe to take?

March 19, 2020
Coronavirus and Ibuprofen: Is it safe to take? Medical professionals no longer recommend using ibuprofen to manage coronavirus symptoms. The health minister of France, Olivier Véran has warned citizens to avoid taking ibuprofen to treat symptoms of the coronavirus after a report was published linking “grave adverse effects” to the use of anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).......
Dental cancellations, layoffs possible due to mask shortage from COVID-19 hoarding
COVID-19, Dental, Respiratory Devices

Dental Cancellations Due to Mask Shortage from COVID-19 Hoarding

March 17, 2020
Dental cancellations due to mask shortage from COVID-19 hoarding As of this morning, the most recent reports show the coronavirus, COVID-19, has spread to 162 countries and infected almost 190,000 people. The total number of fatalities linked to the virus is reported to be over 7,800*. As fears surrounding the coronavirus continue to grow, the......
OrthoPediatrics Launches Large Fragment Cannulated Screw System
Large Joints, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics

OrthoPediatrics Launches Large Fragment Cannulated Screw System

March 16, 2020
OrthoPediatrics Launches Large Fragment Cannulated Screw SystemOrthoPediatrics announced the limited U.S. launch of its Large Fragment Cannulated Screw System. The design is engineered to improve treatment for children with slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) and children with large bone or large fragment fractures such as fractures of the femoral neck, tibial plateau, intercondylar femur, subtalar......
Aerin Medical Wins FDA Approval for Nonsurgical Procedure for Chronic Rhinitis
ENT

Aerin Medical Wins FDA Approval for Nonsurgical Chronic Rhinitis Procedure

March 12, 2020
Aerin Medical Wins FDA Approval for Nonsurgical Chronic Rhinitis Procedure Aerin Medical, a company that develops in minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatments for chronic nasal airway conditions, announces FDA clearance for the RhinAer™ Stylus designed to treat chronic rhinitis. According to the company’s press release, over 30 million Americans suffer from nonallergic rhinitis. Symptoms can vary......
NeuroPace RNS System Receives FDA Approval for MRI Labeling
Neurology & Neurovascular

NeuroPace RNS System Received FDA Approval for MRI Labeling

March 11, 2020
NeuroPace RNS System for Epilepsy Received FDA Approval for MRI LabelingNeuroPace announced that its RNS® System has received FDA approval for MRI labeling, increasing number treatment options for approximately one million patients living with drug resistant focal epilepsy. Similar to a pacemaker that responds to abnormal heart rhythms, the RNS® System is programmed to detect......
Dentsply Sirona Champions Female Leadership in Dentistry
Conferences, Dental

Dentsply Sirona Champions Female Leadership in Dentistry

March 10, 2020
Dentsply Sirona Champions Female Leadership in Dentistry Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products, celebrates this year’s International Women’s Day promoting gender equality in the dental industry by sponsoring numerous programs for career advancement and leadership for women in dentistry. With the global dental industry becoming increasingly more female, Dentsply Sirona has......
Interview with ATRO Medical CEO on Trammpolin® Meniscus Prosthesis
Large Joints, Orthopedic Soft Tissue, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics

Interview with ATRO Medical CEO on Trammpolin® Meniscus Prosthesis

March 9, 2020
Interview with ATRO Medical CEO on Trammpolin® Meniscus ProsthesisMeniscal tears can happen from a sudden forceful impact or twisting of the knee, which frequently occurs in athletic injuries. Depending on the lesion type, size, vascularization and location, doctors can asses if the tear can be repaired by suturing, or if the damaged parts need to......
The coronavirus outbreak could cost companies like Medtronic and Boston Scientific millions
Articles, COVID-19, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Industry News

How MedTech Companies are Responding to the Coronavirus

March 5, 2020
The most recent reports show the coronavirus, COVID-19, has spread to 83 countries and infected 96,000 people. The total number of fatalities linked to the virus is reported to be over 3,300*. Since the outbreak, demand for medical devices, respiratory protection products in particular such as face masks and ventilators, continues to rise. Here is......
Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology, Patient Monitoring

AI Predicts Heart Failure Hospitalization up to 10 Days in Advance

March 4, 2020
AI Predicts Heart Failure Hospitalization up to 10 Days in Advance PhysIQ and U.S. Veteran’s Affairs have published successful clinical trial results showing how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to predict heart failure hospitalization up to 10 days in advance. The study, published in Circulation: Heart Failure, assesses PhysIQ’s pinpointIQ™ continuous data collection and......
iData will be attending AAOS 2020
Orthopedics

iData Research is Attending AAOS 2020

March 2, 2020
iData Research is thrilled to be attending the 2020 AAOS conference. We will be offering exclusive discounts on our market intelligence reports for our clients that stop by at Booth #509. It’ll be a great opportunity to meet our clients in person and for you to take advantage of the AAOS Pricing! Even if you......
Dexcom CGM System Receives CE Mark for Use During Pregnancy
Diabetes, Womens Health

Dexcom G6 CGM System Receives CE Mark for Use During Pregnancy

February 27, 2020
Dexcom has announced that its G6 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system has won the CE Mark for use during pregnancy and will be available in the United Kingdom as soon as Spring 2020. During pregnancy, hormones that help the baby grow block the mother’s natural production of insulin and can cause insulin resistance. If insulin......
Artificial Tissue Patches Mimic Heart Tissue to Heal Heart Damage
Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology

Artificial Tissue Patches Help Heal Heart Damage

February 26, 2020
Bioengineers at Trinity College Dublin have engineered artificial tissue patches that imitate the natural electrical conductivity of heart tissue while being structurally designed to withstand the movement of a beating heart. In addition to improving electrical signalling throughout the heart, the patches promote new cell growth and development to help heal damaged heart cells. The......
FDA Approves Medicrea's Patient-matched Spinal Interbody Cages
Orthopedics, Spine

Medicrea’s Patient-matched Interbody Cages FDA Approved

February 24, 2020
Medicrea’s Patient-matched Interbody Cages FDA ApprovedMedicrea has announced FDA clearance for their UNiD® IB3D Patient-Matched interbody cages which will be added to their UNiD® Adaptive Spine Intelligence (ASI) platform. The 3D-printed titanium implant is the first of its kind to offer such a wide range of customizability in regards to cage dimensions and endplate morphology. The......
dental operation
Articles, Dental, Dental Implants, Industry News

Top Dental Implant Companies in the United States

February 20, 2020
Register to receive a free US Dental Implant Market Research 2019-2025 synopsis Overview Many dental implant companies in the United States are looking to increase their share of the growing market. In fact, there are over 35 competitors vying for a position in this $1 billion+ United States market. Navigating through this industry can be challenging, so......
Medtronic Recalls MiniMed Insulin Pumps for Incorrect Dosing
Diabetes, Diagnostics

Medtronic Recalls MiniMed Insulin Pumps for Incorrect Dosages

February 20, 2020
Medtronic has recalled the MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps due to missing or broken retainer rings resulting in incorrect insulin dosages. The MiniMed Insulin Pumps are designed to administer proper doses of insulin when the user’s blood sugar levels dip. In the defective devices, the retainer ring, which is supposed to lock the insulin cartridge......
aortic_aneurysm
Articles, Cardiology

NICE Draft Guidelines To Disrupt The Fenestrated Stent Graft Market

February 19, 2020
Overview Over the past decade, endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has become the dominant technique for treatment, composing over 77% of aortic repairs in 2019. Developed in 1990, this procedure has undergone drastic changes in efficacy over the past decade due to advancements in graft technology and manufacturing techniques. The employment of computerized tomography (CT) scans......
ARC Tooth Whitening Pen Enables Easy Smile Enhancement
Dental, Dental Materials

ARC Teeth Whitening Pen Enables Easy Smile Enhancement

February 18, 2020
Ohio-based ARC, a teeth whitening brand that looks to empower every user to share their smile story, has introduced its newest innovation: the ARC Teeth Whitening Pen, Precision Applicator that enables easy, on-the-go smile enhancement....
In2Bones launches Avenger system for radial head replacement surgery in US
Orthopedics, Small Joints

In2Bones launches Avenger System for Radial Head Replacement Surgery

February 17, 2020
In2Bones launches Avenger Radial Head Prosthesis System for primary and revision radial head replacement surgery. The prosthesis, which restores elbow joint function, is the first radial head implant to include sterile, single-use instrumentation. Severe radial head fractures, commonly resulting from elbow trauma, require radial head replacement surgery. Single-use instrumentation is much more readily available for......
Intuitive Surgical Acquires Orpheus Medical
Mergers & Acquisitions, Robotics & Navigation Devices, Video & High Tech OR

Intuitive Acquires Orpheus Medical

February 13, 2020
Intuitive Surgical, a world leader in minimally invasive care and robotic-assisted systems, sets to expand its integrated informatics platform by acquiring Orpheus Medical. Orpheus Medical will continue to operate independently, becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intuitive Surgical. Orpheus Medical stores surgical videos and images to an archive accessible to hospitals worldwide. Videos and images are......
FDA authorizes use of Caption Health’s AI software to capture heart images via ultrasound
Cardiology, Medical Imaging, Ultrasound Imaging

FDA Approves AI Software to Capture Heart Images Via Ultrasound

February 12, 2020
The FDA has announced approval and authorization of Caption Health‘s AI software, Caption Guidance, to analyze and assist with cardiac ultrasounds (echocardiography). Heart disease kills approximately one out of every four Americans each year according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Electrocardiograms (ECGs), Holter monitors and echocardiograms are most commonly used to identify......
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
Dental

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 11, 2020
National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), brought to you throughout the month of February by the American Dental Association (ADA), promotes good oral health to children and their parents. The slogan this year is “Fluoride in water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap”! The ADA New Dentist Now Blog offers a brief summary of......
In2Bones, a global extremity company, announced FDA clearance for their Quantum Total Ankle.
Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Small Joints

In2Bones’ Quantum Total Ankle Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

February 10, 2020
In2Bones, a global extremity company, receives FDA 510(k) clearance for its Quantum Total Ankle. The ankle replacement is designed to improve the mobility and stability for patients suffering from arthritis. The implant’s talus has a dual radius of curvature which improves dorsi and plantar flexion. Unlike other total ankles, the vertical stem in the tibia......
LapTrainer - Mixed Reality Simulator for Laparoscopy Training
Laparoscopy

Mixed Reality Simulator to Revolutionize Laparoscopy Training

February 6, 2020
KARL STORZ, the leading endoscopy manufacturer, and VirtaMed, a world leader in surgical simulators for medical education, release a mixed reality simulator set to revolutionize laparoscopy training. The LapTrainer allows medical students and professionals to practice key skills such as patient positioning, trocar placement, and how to prepare the OR team under realistic conditions. The......
Articles, Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Vascular Access

Over 2.7 million PICC line insertion procedures are performed each year in the United States

June 2, 2020
According to the latest vascular access device and accessories market analysis by iData Research, there are over 2.7 million peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion...
BardyDx Patch Monitors Coronavirus Patients Prescribed HCQ Experimentally
COVID-19, Medical Imaging, Patient Monitoring

Bardy Diagnostics Given CE Mark for Cardiac Monitoring Patch

June 2, 2020
Bardy Diagnostics‘ 14-day Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM) patches have previously been used in U.S. hospital settings, but they have now been granted a CE mark...
Vascular Access Market Forecast
Articles, Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Vascular Access

PICC, CVC, and PIVC insertion accessories are driving market growth in the United States

May 28, 2020
Register to receive a free Vascular Access Devices and Accessories Market Report Suite for U.S. 2020-2026 synopsis   According to the latest market analysis by iData Research,...
Apenstate Portable X-Ray Granted FDA Approval
COVID-19, Medical Imaging, Patient Monitoring

Aspenstate Portable X-Ray Device Granted FDA Approval

May 27, 2020
The FDA has recently granted clearance for the portable AiRTouch X-ray device developed by Aspenstate to be used for humans. This small, handheld device joins...
COVID-19, Medical Imaging, Patient Monitoring, Ultrasound Imaging

Philips Granted FDA Clearance for Ultrasound Devices to Manage COVID-19 Complications

May 26, 2020
The FDA has recently granted 510(k) clearance to Philips for a range of its devices to be used to manage COVID-19 patients in the U.S....
Zebra Medical gains FDA clearance for vertebral fracture detector
Medical Imaging, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Zebra Medical Vision Granted FDA Approval for AI Vertebral Fracture Detector

May 20, 2020
Zebra Medical Vision, based in Israel, has recently been granted FDA 510(k) approval for its artificial intelligence product that detects vertebral compression fractures. There currently...
Nevro Senza Omnia spinal cord stimulation device for chronic pain relief
Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Nevro Corp. Gains CE Mark for Spinal Cord Stimulation Device

May 19, 2020
Nevro Corp., a medical device company located in Redwood City, California, has earned a CE mark for its product the Senza Omnia, which provides spinal...
Dental Practices re-opening
COVID-19, Dental

Dental Market in Recovery as Practices Begin to Re-Open

May 15, 2020
The gradual re-introduction of elective surgeries throughout North America has major implications on the future of the dental industry. Currently, practices are beginning to re-open,...
Resmed Begins Tracking Ventilators Remotely
COVID-19, Patient Monitoring

Cloud-Based Remote Ventilator Monitoring Implemented by ResMed

May 13, 2020
In Europe, respiratory device manufacturer ResMed has accelerated their process of launching remote tracking of ventilators, to combat the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. This cloud-based technology...
BioButton allows for mobile tracking of COVID-19 symptoms
COVID-19, Patient Monitoring

BioButton Mobile Device Tracks COVID-19 Symptoms for 30 Days

May 7, 2020
BioIntelliSense has created a multi-symptom tracking device called the BioButton to conveniently measure health metrics, as part of the ongoing efforts to track and control...
FDA emergency use authorization for respiratory device
COVID-19, Respiratory Devices

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Respiratory Device

May 7, 2020
The spread of COVID-19 infections has vastly increased mechanical ventilator usage, and with this usage comes complications for patients. According to Liberate Medical, patients who...
Terumo Aortic gains FDA breakthrough status for new aortic repair device
Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Terumo Aortic Gains FDA Breakthrough Status for Aortic Repair Device

May 6, 2020
Terumo Aortic, a company that focuses exclusively on producing devices regarding aorta, has developed the Thoraflex Hybrid to aid patients who have suffered from a...
Lungpacer Medical gains FDA approval for diaphragm pacer therapy system
Cardiology, COVID-19, Respiratory Devices

Lungpacer Medical Gains FDA Approval for Diaphragm Pacer

May 5, 2020
Vancouver-based company Lungpacer Medical has developed a single-use multi-electrode stimulating catheter that is inserted into the left subclavicle vein. It is used to stimulate the...
Throat Sensor Developed by Northwestern University
COVID-19, Patient Monitoring

Non-Invasive Throat Sensor Developed to Track COVID-19 Symptoms

May 4, 2020
A new device has been developed to measure physical symptoms in COVID-19 patients. This non-invasive device allows medical personnel to monitor a variety of symptoms...
Stryker Wins Emergency Approval for Respirator Decontamination
COVID-19, Respiratory Devices

Stryker Emergency Authorization for Respirator Decontamination

April 22, 2020
Stryker has been granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA to use its Sterizone VP4 to decontaminate used N95 respirators during the coronavirus outbreak....
CMS Recommends Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases
Cardiology, COVID-19, Dental, Endoscopy, Orthopedics

CMS Recommends Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases

April 21, 2020
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reissuing new guidelines for states and regions seeing declining and stabilizing COVID-19 infection rates and recommending...
Q&A with an Analyst: Vascular Access Market
Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Vascular Access

Q&A with an Analyst: Vascular Access Market

April 16, 2020
Welcome to the analyst interview series where we take a closer look at specific markets and try to understand how they are being impacted by...
OnocSec Medical and Inovio Pharmaceuticals have announced they are testing potential COVID-19 vaccines and pursuing first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trials.
COVID-19, Pharmaceuticals

OncoSec and Inovio Pursuing Phase 1 Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

April 9, 2020
OncoSec and Inovio Pharmaceuticals have announced they are testing potential COVID-19 vaccines and pursuing first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trials. As of April 9, the FDA...
Tesla Ventilator Prototype for COVID-19 Patients Made from Car Parts
COVID-19

Tesla Ventilator Prototype for COVID-19 Patients Made from Car Parts

April 8, 2020
As ventilator shortages due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to worsen throughout the Unites States, Telsa has redirected its focus to address the shortages, purchasing...
COVID-19 Industry Insights, Press Release

Message from iData Research CEO, Kamran Zamanian

April 6, 2020
As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolves around the world, many of us have found ourselves facing new challenges reacting to this unprecedented...
BardyDx Patch Monitors Coronavirus Patients Prescribed HCQ Experimentally
Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology, COVID-19, Patient Monitoring

Bardy Dx Patch Monitors Coronavirus Patients Prescribed HCQ

April 1, 2020
Bardy Diagnostics‘ Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM™) Patch is being used by Seattle health care workers to monitor heart beat and measure QT segments in coronavirus...
Dental Companies Offering Webinars and CE in Response to COVID-19
COVID-19, Dental

Dental Companies Offering Webinars in Response to COVID-19

March 31, 2020
The rising number of COVID-19 infections worldwide has resulted in many dental offices temporarily closing to reduce possible spread of the virus and redirect dwindling...
FDA Stance on 3D Printing During COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19, Industry News

FDA Stance on 3D Printing During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020
In an update Thursday, the FDA clarified its stance on 3D-printing medical devices, and accessories amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As American COVID-19 infection rates skyrocket...
Jesse Darley, the mechanical engineer on Rodgers team, models a prototype of the Badger Shield.
COVID-19, Industry News

DIY Face Shields to Help Doctors Fighting COVID-19

March 27, 2020
DIY Face Shields to Help Doctors Fighting COVID-19 As hospitals world wide face shortages of protective face masks, ventilators and other essential medical equipment, engineers,...
ACE-I and ARBs Do Not Increase COVID-19 Mortality
Cardiology, COVID-19

ACE-I and ARBs Do Not Increase COVID-19 Mortality

March 25, 2020
CMS Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures The European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the Heart Failure Society of American...
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