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Zimmer Biomet's Answer to Value-Based Care
The orthopedic giant is packaging services and technologies into an offering aimed at helping hospitals and providers adjust to and thrive under the value-based reimbursement model. 
(July, 2016)
Your Smartphone Knows If You're Sick
A new smartphone app that can passively determine whether a person is feeling sick or unwell is being used to study how diabetes affects the people who have it.
(July, 2016)
4 Products Coming Down the Pike at St. Jude Medical
Here's a look at the new technologies St. Jude Medical expects to gain approval in the U.S. by the end of the year. 
(July, 2016)
Dexcom's Bid for Non-Adjunctive Label Blessed by Panel
An FDA advisory committee voted in support of a non-adjunctive indication for Dexcom's G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring system.
(July, 2016)
Wearables Will Help Researchers Improve Therapy for Multiple Myeloma Patients
Mobile health data collected through a fitness tracker will be used to learn more about how multiple myeloma patients feel as they undergo induction chemotherapy. 
(July, 2016)
How Intuitive Surgical Is Preparing for the Battle of the Bots
Competition among surgical robotics companies may be heating up, but the current leader in the space counts a $4.2 billion war chest among its advantages. 
(July, 2016)
Effort to Add UDI to Device Claims Data Gaining Momentum
The ongoing efforts to add unique device identifier data to insurance claims forms got a boost last week as CMS publicly backed the idea.
(July, 2016)
Zimmer Biomet Joins Surgical Robotics Race
The ortho giant’s purchase of French surgical robotics firm Medtech could give competitor Mazor Robotics a run for its money, according to one analyst. 
(July, 2016)
Survey: Device Tax Suspension Lifting Hiring, R&D
A small survey finds that the medtech industry is already benefiting from the suspension of the medical device tax. Learn how executives say they're investing the savings.
(July, 2016)
Designing Joint Implants That Enhance Patient Satisfaction
Here's how custom 3-D printing, porous metals, and innovative biomaterials are transforming knee and hip joint replacements. 
(July, 2016)
Details on ReliantHeart's Impressive LVAD Technology Cache
Yes, that fully-implantable wireless LVAD really is in the works. While Thoratec and HeartWare are being absorbed into large medtech companies, ReliantHeart's CEO says his standalone LVAD company is debuting the most exciting features in the field.
(July, 2016)
Will Medtronic-Backed Mazor Robot Be a Boon to Spine Surgeons?
Mazor Robotics reveals the many new capabilities of its forthcoming Mazor X robotic system, which is being copromoted by Medtronic.
(July, 2016)
Politicians Propose More Transparent Medicare Local Coverage Determination Process
Legislators have introduced a proposal that would impact the local coverage determination process at Medicare and make the work of Medicare Administrative Contractors more transparent.
(July, 2016)
Trauma Treatments in the Spotlight
As more mass casualties fill the headlines, surgeons, industry, and medical societies are trying to make sure everyone—from professionals to civilians—knows how to provide care and use medical equipment to help trauma victims. 
(July, 2016)
FDA Approval Makes Abbott's Absorb a First—Now What?
FDA approves Abbott's Absorb, making it the first fully-dissolving coronary stent in the United States. How will the product impact care? 
(July, 2016)
Here's How to Reduce Friction in Drug-Delivery Devices
Low-friction, smooth movement is important for drug-delivery devices, but current materials and design don't optimize this feature. Here's why friction matters and what manufacturers can do to reduce it.
(July, 2016)
EU Device Approval Always a Win? Not So Fast
Researchers find a downside to the often quicker EU approval process, as new findings show that there are more safety alerts and recalls occurring for medical devices first approved in Europe. 
(June, 2016)
Philips Respironics Proves Digital Health Really Works
Philips Respironics used a digital health blitz to get sleep apnea patients to comply with CPAP therapy, and the results were dramatic.
(June, 2016)
What's Next for the LVAD Market?
Medtronic's purchase of HeartWare means both major LVAD companies have been snapped up by large cardiovascular players. What does this mean for the technology's future?
(June, 2016)
Connectors Adapt to Calls for Smaller Sizes, Greater Density
Electronic connector solutions used in consumer and industrial applications are slowly but surely making their way into medical devices. 
(June, 2016)
Cryos Technologies Steps Forward with 3-D Foot-Scanning Technology
The Canadian company aims to revolutionize the foot orthotics industry with a 3-D scanner that can capture measurements instantly. 
(June, 2016)
Analyst: Worldwide TAVR Market Worth $5.5B by 2020
As transcatheter aortic valve replacement moves from inoperable and high risk patients to patients who have moderate or lower risk for open heart surgery, the market will expand tremendously.
(June, 2016)
FDA's Patel: Time for a Paradigm Shift in Software Review
CDRH's associate director for digital health discusses the question of how FDA can best regulate higher-risk medical software.
(June, 2016)
Medicom Acquisition Amplifies Phillips-Medisize’s Connected Health Capabilities
Addressing a key trend in the medical device business, the design and manufacturing service provider adds expertise in connected health drug delivery devices.
(June, 2016)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Best-in-Show Award
Best-in-Show Award           Flex Robotic SystemThe Flex Robotic System allows surgeons to navigate around anatomy with a flexible robotic scope equipped with high-definition vision; once positioned, the scope becomes rigid and allows ...
(June, 2016)