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Medtronic receives CE mark for Micra AV Pacemaker
Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology, Diagnostics, Interventional Cardiology, Patient Monitoring

Medtronic receives CE mark for Micra AV Pacemaker

July 8, 2020
Medtronic has received a CE mark for its Micra AV Pacemaker, the world’s smallest pacemaker with atrioventricular (AV) synchrony. This device is used to treat AV block, a condition marked by impaired neural signals between atrial and ventricular chambers in the heart. AV block can lead to irregular beat, and in some cases, increased risk......
Boston Scientific Given FDA 510(k) Clearance for Insertable Cardiac Monitor System
Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology, Diagnostics, Patient Monitoring

Boston Scientific Given FDA 510(k) Clearance for Insertable Cardiac Monitor System

July 8, 2020
Boston Scientific has been granted FDA 510(k) clearance for their LUX-Dx insertable cardiac monitor system. This long-term diagnostic device is used to detect arrhythmias from conditions such as atrial fibrillation, syncope, and cryptogenic stroke. The LUX-Dx’s multi-stage algorithm first detects potential arrhythmias, then verifies them. When an arrhythmia is verified, clinicians are immediately alerted, so......
Beckman Coulter Granted FDA EUA for COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test
COVID-19, Diagnostics, Patient Monitoring

Beckman Coulter Granted FDA EUA for COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test

July 7, 2020
Beckman Coulter has been granted Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA for its new COVID-19 antibody test. This approval comes after being tested by the top four in vitro diagnostic manufacturers in the U.S. to validate its efficacy. This test is likely more effective than other tests, as most others test for the immunoglobulin (IgM)......
Abbott Granted FDA Approval for Freestyle Libre 2 iCGM
Diabetes, Diagnostics, Patient Monitoring

Abbott Granted FDA Approval for Freestyle Libre 2 Glucose Monitor

July 7, 2020
The most recent integrated continuous glucose monitor (iCGM) from Abbott, the Freestyle Libre 2, has been granted FDA approval for sale in the U.S. to adults and children over the age of four with diabetes. The Freestyle Libre 2 has several innovative features. It is the only iCGM system that measures glucose levels each minute,......
New Double-Contrast MRI Technique Detects Small Tumors
Medical Imaging

New Double-Contrast MRI Technique Detects Small Tumors

July 6, 2020
MRI is commonly used to identify tumors. New research at UC Davis has developed a double-contrast MRI technique to detect small tumors. This technique makes use of magnetic resonance tuning – a phenomenon wherein two nanoscale magnetic elements interact. One enhances the signal, and one quenches the signal. The degree to which quenching occurs depends......
Articles, Atherectomy, Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Peripheral Vascular

Atherectomy Market is Heating Up: Strong Growth and Increasing Competition

July 6, 2020
According to the latest market analysis by iData Research, the U.S. atherectomy market is expected to remain as one of the biggest contributors to the growth of the peripheral vascular market. While often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as angioplasties, atherectomy procedures have been experiencing double-digit growth rates for the past two years......
Cochlear Ltd. Granted FDA Approval for Three New Hearing Products
Hearing Devices

Cochlear Ltd. Granted FDA Approval for Three New Hearing Products

July 6, 2020
The FDA has granted approval of the Cochlear products Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor, Nucleus 7 Sound Processor for Nucleus 22 Implant users, and the Custom Sound Pro fitting software. Kanso 2 According to Cochlear, the Kanso 2 is the world’s smallest off-the-ear sound processor for cochlear implants. It is also the first of its......
Lithotripsy Procedure Equipment
Articles, Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Lithotripsy, Peripheral Vascular

The Number of Intravascular Lithotripsy Procedures to Double by 2026 in the US

July 3, 2020
According to the latest market analysis by iData Research, there were over 12,000 intravascular lithotripsy procedures performed in the United States in 2020. This number is expected to experience incredible growth and double in number by 2026. This growth can be attributed to two main factors: the creation of procedure codes by CMS, and successful......
Laparoscopic Surgery
Articles, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Endoscopy, Laparoscopy

Laparoscopic Surgery Market is Threatened in Light of COVID19

July 3, 2020
Based on the latest Laparoscopic Devices market analysis by iData Research, there are over 2.5 million laparoscopic surgeries performed in the US every year. Laparoscopy remains one of the most common minimally invasive surgical techniques, providing benefits of faster patient recovery, shorter hospital stays, and fewer post-operative complications. However, in the light of the COVID19......
Hernia Repair surgery
Articles, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Hernia Repair, Soft Tissue Repair

Hernia Repair Overview: Over 1 Million surgeries are Performed in the US

July 3, 2020
Based on the latest market study by iData Research, there are over 1 million hernia repair surgeries performed every year in the United States. A hernia is a condition in which part of the intestine bulges through a weak area in the abdominal muscles, so hernia repair involves repositioning this intestine back into the body......
olympus launches evis x1 endoscopy system
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal, Medical Imaging

Olympus Launches its Most Advanced Endoscopy System, EVIS X1

June 26, 2020
Olympus has launched its most advanced endoscopy system to date, titled EVIS X1. This system builds upon previous technology by increasing intuitive control, and including several new features. Firstly, the EVIS X1 contains extended depth of field ability. This provides seamless magnification, and high magnification ability available at the touch of a button. The system......
Continuing endoscopy procedures in the context of covid-19
COVID-19 Industry Insights, Endoscopy, Industry News

Continuing Endoscopy Procedures in the Context of COVID-19

June 26, 2020
Endoscopies can present a risk of spreading viral infections, if thorough protective measures are not taken. Bronchoscopes appear to carry the most significant risk. However, most procedures pose some level of risk, including colonoscopies. As continuing endoscopic procedures is integral for supporting some patients’ well-being, it is important to consider strategies to move forward while......
Orthopedics, Spine

Vivex Publishes Initial Clinical Results of VIA Disc Injectable Treatment

June 24, 2020
Vivex is a company based out of Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in regenerative medicine. Vivex has developed the VIA Disc, an innovative injectable treatment for degenerative disc disease. The first major clinical study regarding this treatment was conducted recently, with promising results. Lower back pain is the leading cause of work disability in the world......
Sirakoss Osteo3 ZP Putty granted 510(k) clearance by FDA
Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Sirakoss Ltd. granted 510(k) FDA clearance for Osteo3 ZP Putty

June 22, 2020
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the Osteo3 ZP Putty from Sirakoss Ltd. Sirakoss is based out of Aberdeen, Scotland, and originated from research conducted out of the University of Aberdeen. Sirakoss produces nanosynthetic bone regeneration products, providing an alternative to other devices used in spine and trauma bone grafts. Products such as these......
COVID-19 Industry Insights, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Moving Forward in the Spine Surgery Industry – COVID-19 Impacts

June 22, 2020
From the onset of COVID-19, changes were made to various facets of healthcare systems, including the Spine Surgery industry. Many of these changes were adopted in a reactionary manner, in order to protect those at risk. However, it has become evident that some of these changes bear issues that must be addressed to ensure optimal......
First augmented reality spine surgery completed with augmedics xvision spine
Medical Imaging, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

First Augmented Reality Spinal Surgery Completed in U.S. with Augmedics XVision Spine System

June 22, 2020
Augmedics, a company based out of Chicago, gained FDA approval for the sale of its XVision Spine System in the U.S. in December 2019. Now, this technology has been used for its first spine surgery in the U.S. Using the patient’s CT scan data, the XVision Spine System provides a 3-dimensional visualization of the patient’s......
FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Abiomed Impella RP
Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, COVID-19, Interventional Cardiology

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization to Abiomed for Impella RP

June 5, 2020
Abiomed has been granted FDA emergency use authorization for its Impella RP – a temporary heart pump to support circulatory system functioning in patients with right side ventricular failure. The FDA has granted EUA for this device to treat COVID-19 patients, as some of them have suffered from right heart failure due to the virus,......
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......
US Vascular Access Catheter and Accessories markets
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
According to the latest market analysis by iData Research, the US vascular access market was valued at $4.8 billion by 2020 and is expected to reach $5.7 billion in 2026. One of the biggest contributors to this growth will be the PICC, CVC, and PIVC line insertion and securement accessories market. This market growth is primarily......
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......
Medtronic receives CE mark for Micra AV Pacemaker
Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology, Diagnostics, Interventional Cardiology, Patient Monitoring

Medtronic receives CE mark for Micra AV Pacemaker

July 8, 2020
Medtronic has received a CE mark for its Micra AV Pacemaker, the world’s smallest pacemaker with atrioventricular (AV) synchrony. This device is used to treat...
Boston Scientific Given FDA 510(k) Clearance for Insertable Cardiac Monitor System
Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology, Diagnostics, Patient Monitoring

Boston Scientific Given FDA 510(k) Clearance for Insertable Cardiac Monitor System

July 8, 2020
Boston Scientific has been granted FDA 510(k) clearance for their LUX-Dx insertable cardiac monitor system. This long-term diagnostic device is used to detect arrhythmias from...
Beckman Coulter Granted FDA EUA for COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test
COVID-19, Diagnostics, Patient Monitoring

Beckman Coulter Granted FDA EUA for COVID-19 IgG Antibody Test

July 7, 2020
Beckman Coulter has been granted Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA for its new COVID-19 antibody test. This approval comes after being tested by the...
Abbott Granted FDA Approval for Freestyle Libre 2 iCGM
Diabetes, Diagnostics, Patient Monitoring

Abbott Granted FDA Approval for Freestyle Libre 2 Glucose Monitor

July 7, 2020
The most recent integrated continuous glucose monitor (iCGM) from Abbott, the Freestyle Libre 2, has been granted FDA approval for sale in the U.S. to...
New Double-Contrast MRI Technique Detects Small Tumors
Medical Imaging

New Double-Contrast MRI Technique Detects Small Tumors

July 6, 2020
MRI is commonly used to identify tumors. New research at UC Davis has developed a double-contrast MRI technique to detect small tumors. This technique makes...
Articles, Atherectomy, Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Peripheral Vascular

Atherectomy Market is Heating Up: Strong Growth and Increasing Competition

July 6, 2020
According to the latest market analysis by iData Research, the U.S. atherectomy market is expected to remain as one of the biggest contributors to the...
Cochlear Ltd. Granted FDA Approval for Three New Hearing Products
Hearing Devices

Cochlear Ltd. Granted FDA Approval for Three New Hearing Products

July 6, 2020
The FDA has granted approval of the Cochlear products Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor, Nucleus 7 Sound Processor for Nucleus 22 Implant users, and the...
Lithotripsy Procedure Equipment
Articles, Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Lithotripsy, Peripheral Vascular

The Number of Intravascular Lithotripsy Procedures to Double by 2026 in the US

July 3, 2020
According to the latest market analysis by iData Research, there were over 12,000 intravascular lithotripsy procedures performed in the United States in 2020. This number...
Laparoscopic Surgery
Articles, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Endoscopy, Laparoscopy

Laparoscopic Surgery Market is Threatened in Light of COVID19

July 3, 2020
Based on the latest Laparoscopic Devices market analysis by iData Research, there are over 2.5 million laparoscopic surgeries performed in the US every year. Laparoscopy...
Hernia Repair surgery
Articles, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Hernia Repair, Soft Tissue Repair

Hernia Repair Overview: Over 1 Million surgeries are Performed in the US

July 3, 2020
Based on the latest market study by iData Research, there are over 1 million hernia repair surgeries performed every year in the United States. A...
olympus launches evis x1 endoscopy system
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal, Medical Imaging

Olympus Launches its Most Advanced Endoscopy System, EVIS X1

June 26, 2020
Olympus has launched its most advanced endoscopy system to date, titled EVIS X1. This system builds upon previous technology by increasing intuitive control, and including...
Continuing endoscopy procedures in the context of covid-19
COVID-19 Industry Insights, Endoscopy, Industry News

Continuing Endoscopy Procedures in the Context of COVID-19

June 26, 2020
Endoscopies can present a risk of spreading viral infections, if thorough protective measures are not taken. Bronchoscopes appear to carry the most significant risk. However,...
Orthopedics, Spine

Vivex Publishes Initial Clinical Results of VIA Disc Injectable Treatment

June 24, 2020
Vivex is a company based out of Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in regenerative medicine. Vivex has developed the VIA Disc, an innovative injectable treatment for...
Sirakoss Osteo3 ZP Putty granted 510(k) clearance by FDA
Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Sirakoss Ltd. granted 510(k) FDA clearance for Osteo3 ZP Putty

June 22, 2020
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the Osteo3 ZP Putty from Sirakoss Ltd. Sirakoss is based out of Aberdeen, Scotland, and originated from research...
COVID-19 Industry Insights, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

Moving Forward in the Spine Surgery Industry – COVID-19 Impacts

June 22, 2020
From the onset of COVID-19, changes were made to various facets of healthcare systems, including the Spine Surgery industry. Many of these changes were adopted...
First augmented reality spine surgery completed with augmedics xvision spine
Medical Imaging, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedics, Spine

First Augmented Reality Spinal Surgery Completed in U.S. with Augmedics XVision Spine System

June 22, 2020
Augmedics, a company based out of Chicago, gained FDA approval for the sale of its XVision Spine System in the U.S. in December 2019. Now,...
FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Abiomed Impella RP
Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, COVID-19, Interventional Cardiology

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization to Abiomed for Impella RP

June 5, 2020
Abiomed has been granted FDA emergency use authorization for its Impella RP – a temporary heart pump to support circulatory system functioning in patients with...
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...
US Vascular Access Catheter and Accessories markets
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
According to the latest market analysis by iData Research, the US vascular access market was valued at $4.8 billion by 2020 and is expected to reach...
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,...
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