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Anesthesia & Respiratory Devices

Somnarus' disposable diagnostic patch detects sleep apnea
By MDBR Staff Writer
A clinical trial has demonstrated that Somnarus' new, disposable diagnostic patch effectively identifies obstructive sleep apnea across all severity levels.
Patient Care > Patient Monitoring > News
Philips to acquire US firm RespirTech
By MDBR Staff Writer
Royal Philips has signed an agreement to acquire Respiratory Technologies (RespirTech), a US-based provider of an innovative airway clearance solution for patients with chronic respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis.
Specialty Devices > Anesthesia & Respiratory Devices > News

Cardiovascular Devices

Research says 37% of heart surgery devices contaminated with bacteria
By MDBR Staff Writer
A new research has revealed that around 37% of heater-cooler devices used in open heart surgery have been contaminated with deadly bacteria, creating more risk for the patients.
Specialty Devices > Cardiovascular Devices > News
FDA approves new indication for Edwards' Sapien 3 heart valve
By MDBR Staff Writer
Edwards Lifesciences has secured approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for aortic and mitral valve-in-valve procedures using SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve (THV).
Specialty Devices > Cardiovascular Devices > News

Dental Devices

Natural Dental Implants develops 3D printed tooth
By MDBR Staff Writer
German firm Natural Dental Implants (NDI) has developed a 3D printed version of the Replicate tooth.
Patient Care > Patient Monitoring > News
Biolase gets FDA approval for Waterlase Express all-tissue laser system
By MDBR Staff Writer
Medical devices maker Biolase has secured 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Waterlase Express all-tissue laser system.
Patient Care > Patient Monitoring > News

Diabetes Care Devices

Medtronic announces outcomes-based agreement with Aetna for type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients
Medtronic has announced a new outcomes-based agreement with Aetna for type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients currently on multiple daily insulin injections for their diabetes management.
Specialty Devices > Diabetes Care Devices > News
Qualcomm partners with LifeScan for connected blood glucose meters
Qualcomm, through its subsidiary Qualcomm Life, has announced agreement with LifeScan, one of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies (JJDCC), to streamline wireless data capture from LifeScan's OneTouch Verio Flex blood glucose meters to physicians to enable more informed care.
Specialty Devices > Diabetes Care Devices > News

Orthopedic Devices

Zyga receives new patent allowances for SImmetry sacroiliac joint fusion system
Zyga Technology, a medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of minimally invasive devices to treat underserved conditions of the lumbar spine, announced the issuance of a new US Patent representing continued advancement of the SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System.
Specialty Devices > Orthopedic Devices > News
Spring Loaded Technology launches bionic knee brace in North America
By MDBR Staff Writer
Spring Loaded Technology has introduced its Levitation bionic knee brace in North America.
Specialty Devices > Orthopedic Devices > News

Drug Delivery Devices

EMA approves Aptar Pharma’s electronic lockout device
Aptar Pharma, a world leader in innovative drug delivery systems, has announced the approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the first integrated electronic nasal lockout device (e-Lockout) following a multi-year development with Takeda Pharmaceuticals International.
Specialty Devices > Drug Delivery Devices > News
QT Vascular signs asset purchase option agreement with Medtronic
QT Vascular has entered into an asset purchase option agreement with Medtronic, for the acquisition of its non-drug coated Chocolate PTA.
Specialty Devices > Drug Delivery Devices > News