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Philips to buy US firm Spectranetics for EUR1.9bn Royal Philips has agreed to acquire US-based vascular intervention and lead management solutions provider Spectranetics for around €1.9bn. Specialty Devices > Cardiovascular Devices > News

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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

ETH Zurich researchers develop soft artificial heart
By MDBR Staff Writer
Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a silicone heart, which beats similar to the human heart.
Specialty Devices > Cardiovascular Devices > News
Philips to buy US firm Spectranetics for EUR1.9bn
By MDBR Staff Writer
Royal Philips has agreed to acquire US-based vascular intervention and lead management solutions provider Spectranetics for around €1.9bn.
Specialty Devices > Cardiovascular Devices > News

Dental Devices

Young Innovations announces acquisition of VarnishAmerica
Young Innovations, a global manufacturer and distributor of dental supplies and equipment, today announced the acquisition of VarnishAmerica and other product lines from Medical Products Laboratories.
Specialty Devices > Dental Devices > News
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

Diabetes Care Devices

Insulia receives FDA clearance and CE mark to integrate Toujeo
Voluntis has announced that Insulia, its digital companion for people with Type 2 diabetes, has received FDA clearance and the CE mark to integrate Toujeo (insulin glargine U-300).
Specialty Devices > Diabetes Care Devices > News
Abbott, Bigfoot partner to develop advanced diabetes management systems
By MDBR Staff Writer
Healthcare firm Abbott has collaborated with Bigfoot Biomedical to develop and commercialize advanced diabetes management systems.
Specialty Devices > Diabetes Care Devices > News

Orthopedic Devices

Stryker gets FDA nod for MultiGen 2 RF generator system
By MDBR Staff Writer
Medical technology firm Stryker has secured approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its MultiGen 2 radiofrequency (RF) generator system.
Specialty Devices > Orthopedic Devices > News
InVivo Therapeutics recruits new patient in Neuro-Spinal Scaffold trial
By MDBR Staff Writer
InVivo Therapeutics has recruited seventeenth patient in the study of its neuro-spinal scaffold.
Specialty Devices > Orthopedic Devices > News

Drug Delivery Devices

Owlstone, CRUK start pan cancer trial to assess breath biopsy for early detection of disease
Owlstone Medical and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) have started the PAN Cancer trial for Early Detection of Cancer in Breath.
Specialty Devices > Drug Delivery Devices > News
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