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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)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement  Award                    Manny VillafañaProclaimed a “Living Legend of Medicine” in 2006 by the World Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons, Manny Villafaña has bee...
(June, 2016)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Readers' Choice Award
Readers' Choice Award         Dolores OneThe Dolores One speech enhancement device allows critical care patients to vocalize and communicate verbally in their natural voice without interruption of respiratory treatment.Manufacturer: Dolores Speech Pr...
(June, 2016)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies
Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies          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 beco...
(June, 2016)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products
Rehabiliation and Assistive-Technology Products          IndegoThe Indego exoskeleton enables paraplegic individuals to walk by using batteries and motors to provide power to the hip and knee joints and harnessing integrated sensors to detect body po...
(June, 2016)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Radiological and Electromechanical Devices
Radiological and Electromechanical Devices       Analogic Sonic WindowThe Analogic Sonic Window is a self-contained, ultracompact, handheld ultrasound device designed to improve patient outcomes by enabling clinicians to achieve vascular access at first stick.Manuf...
(June, 2016)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products
Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products         RelizorbRelizorb is a digestive enzyme cartridge designed to mimic the function of pancreatic lipase by hydrolyzing fats in enteral tube feed formula just prior to ingestion in order to increase absorbable c...
(June, 2016)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products
Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products        Luna Interbody ImplantThe Luna interbody implant is an interbody implant for spinal fusion procedures that expands in three dimensions to form a large mechanical construct and features the smallest delivery profil...
(June, 2016)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products
General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products       EquashieldEquashield is a closed-system transfer device used to protect healthcare workers by preventing the escape of hazardous intravenous drug or drug vapor into the environment and preserve drug sterility ...
(June, 2016)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Drug-Delivery Devices and Combination Products
Drug-Delivery Devices and Combination Products        VeloxVelox is a reusable, cordless electronic nebulizer system used to aerosolize liquid medication for patients with respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Manufactur...
(June, 2016)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Diagnostic Products and Systems
Diagnostic Products and Systems      Accelerate ID/AST SystemThe Accelerate ID/AST System is a multiplexed in vitro diagnostic instrument that can simultaneously detect and identify multiple microbial targets and then perform susceptibility testing of detected bacterial...
(June, 2016)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products
Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products         iTrauma iTClampThe iTrauma iTClamp provides temporary control of severe bleeding by closing and sealing the edges of a wound to create a temporary, contained hematoma that is stable until surgical repa...
(June, 2016)
2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners
The year's best medical devices were honored June 14 during a ceremony at MD&M East in New York City.
(June, 2016)
CGM Users Rely Less on Blood Glucose Meters
Dexcom presents data that shows patients with continuous glucose monitors use blood glucose meters less frequently, yet achieve tighter glucose control and have improved quality of life. 
(June, 2016)
More on Medtronic's Answer to the S-ICD
The cardiac rhythm management company is developing a new, extravascular ICD that has leads placed outside the heart and vascular system. How is it different from the S-ICD?
(June, 2016)
A Rechargeable Option for Patients with Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction
A longer-lasting implant for sacral neuromodulation will offer relief and a convenient treatment option for patients with challenging, frustrating medical conditions.
(June, 2016)
NuVasive Doubles Down on Service Business
NuVasive picks up Biotronic NeuroNetwork, doubling its U.S. service business and resulting in the creation of the company's Clinical Services division.
(June, 2016)
Will Zimmer Biomet's Spine Investment Live up to Its Potential?
Zimmer Biomet expands its spine business with its purchase of LDR Holdings, a move that place it in the fast-growing cervical disc replacement segment. Can this rapid growth continue?
(June, 2016)
Philips: Pulse Ox Without Skin Contact Is Possible
New data shows that pulse oximetry monitoring can be conducted using camera-based technology that doesn't touch the patient's skin.
(June, 2016)