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Device Industry Aware of Cybersecurity Risks, but Not Fortified Against a Breach
Despite knowledge of—and sometimes firsthand experience with—the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of the medical device industry, few professionals say their companies are ready to handle an incident.
(August, 2017)
Bionik’s Robotic Exoskeleton Gains Powerful Voice Command Capability
Two futuristic technologies combine in the form of an Amazon Echo/Alexa voice-controlled robotic exoskeleton from Bionik Laboratories.
(August, 2017)
Med Device Deals Dominate Other Healthcare Subsectors
The medical device field experienced robust deal activity during the second quarter, enjoying the highest total transaction value across the entire healthcare industry. Will this continue?
(August, 2017)
New Startup Aims to Stamp out Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Clinical studies are underway for a new “smartmat” technology from Podimetrics that can detect early symptoms of a developing foot ulcer long before they appear.  
(August, 2017)
When Robots Become Specialists
Specialized surgical robots promise less-invasive, more precise care.
(July, 2017)
Leading Despite Legislative Limbo
What does healthcare reform mean for medical device makers and how can companies best position themselves for an uncertain future?
(July, 2017)
A Medical Device’s True Colors
A supplier of thermoplastic compounds debuts themed color collections each year, giving medical device designers room to play.
(June, 2017)
No Easy Money
To secure funding, medtech companies think strategically.
(June, 2017)
Elekta Aims for More Accurate Radiation Therapy with Unity
Elekta combined two incompatible devices to create its Unity MR-Linac, a radiation therapy device that is designed to more accurately target tumors, including in real time.
(June, 2017)
Call for Papers: BIOMEDevice San Jose 2017
Have an idea for a session at the BIOMEDevice San Jose Conference set to take place this December 6-7 at the San Jose Convention Center? Submit it via this form by June 30 to be considered.
(June, 2017)
How Device Makers Can Combat Rising Healthcare Costs and Prep for Policy Changes
A new report from PwC highlights the factors behind ever-higher healthcare spending. Here’s how the medical device industry can help deflate care costs and prepare for potential new policies. 
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Best-in-Show
 Best-in-Show                 LinxLinx is a fully integrated, microprocessor-controlled lower limb system for above-knee amputees. Combining four microprocessors and seven situational awareness sensors for cont...
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Lifetime Achievement Award
 Lifetime Achievement Award                            Robert E. FischellFor 25 years, Robert E. Fischell was employed at the Johns Hopkins University Appl...
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Readers' Choice
 Readers' Choice            Vectra WB360VECTRA WB360 is a 3-D, whole-body imaging solution that captures nearly the entire skin surface in macro-quality resolution with a single capture. The integrated software allows clinicians to map...
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products
Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products         LinxLinx is a fully integrated, microprocessor-controlled lower limb system for above-knee amputees. Combining four microprocessors and seven situational awareness sensors for control and balanced l...
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Testing and Diagnostic Products and Systems
Testing and Diagnostic Products and Systems                  SAMBASAMBA is a diagnostic tool for monitoring HIV treatment efficacy and early infant diagnosis for patients in resource-poor settings where the bur...
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Radiological, Imaging, and Electromechanical Devices
Radiological, Imaging, and Electromechanical Devices          GeriThe Geri incubator combines a low-cost imaging system within each individually controlled patient incubator chamber, enabling embryologists to assess embryo development without taking ...
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment
Nonsurgical Hospital Equipment and Supplies        GaviGavi is the world’s first instrument to automate in vitro fertilization vitrification, the process of freezing embryos for use in later cycles.Manufacturer: Genea BiomedxDesign and Supply Credi...
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products
Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products           I-RingThe I-Ring is a single-use pupil expansion device that safely and gently retracts the iris to view and access the lens during cataract surgery. Designed for the increasingly common intraope...
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices
Gastrointestinal and Genitourniary Devices                Dakota Nitinol Stone Retrieval Device with OpenSure HandleDakota is a single-use kidney stone retrieval device that can capture stone fragments as small as 1...
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: ER and OR Tools, Equipment, and Supplies
ER and OR Tools, Equipment, and Supplies          SAVI SCOUTThe SAVI SCOUT radar localization system is a zero-radiation and wire-free solution for breast tumor localization. SCOUT is designed to aid surgeons in locating target tissue during a lumpec...
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Drug-Delivery and Combination Products
Drug-Delivery and Combination Products               Neulasta OnproThe Neulasta Onpro kit includes a copackaged single dose of the Neulasta chemotherapy drug and a single-use on-body injector designed to a...
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Digital Health Products and Mobile Medical Apps
Digital Health Products and Mobile Medical Apps           The Levo SystemThe Levo System is a digital medical device for providing personalized nightly sound therapy for tinnitus patients.Manufacturer: OtoharmonicsDesign and Supply Credits:...
(June, 2017)
2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners
The industry honored the best medical devices on the market at a special ceremony June 13 at MD&M East.  
(June, 2017)
New Startup Aims to Change Diabetes Management
Clinical studies are underway for a new advanced digital therapy app from Amalgan Rx that can optimize fasting glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
(May, 2017)