Welcome to the MassDevice Fast Five medtech news podcast, the show that keeps you up-to-date on the latest breakthroughs in medical technology. Here’s what you need to know for today, May 25, 2023.

Artivion has received FDA premarket application approval for its PerClot absorbable hemostatic system, designed to control bleeding in surgical procedures. The approval marks a significant milestone for Artivion, which will now transfer full ownership to Baxter following a sale agreement in July 2021. Fast Five hosts Sean Whooley and Danielle Kirsh give all the details of the transaction and what technology is involved in PerClot.

Stryker has announced that surgeons have initiated early product surveillance cases for its Q Guidance system with cranial guidance software. The system, designed as an image-based planning and intraoperative platform, expands its support to cranial surgeries to enhance workflows for surgeons and improve patient outcomes. Whooley explains how the guidance system works and what surgeons think of the technology so far.

Masimo has announced the global expansion of its HEOS platform, offering always-on connection through its secure cloud. The platform now integrates with HEOS-enabled devices such as sound bars, wireless speakers, and amplifiers from Denon, Marantz, and Definitive Technology. Whooley and Kirsh discuss the technology’s potential and how it could transform patient monitoring at home.

The FDA has classified the recall of ICU Medical infusion pump batteries as Class I, indicating the most serious level of recall. Whooley outlines the devices involved in the recall, the actions recommended and if patients have been injured by the recall.

Boston Scientific is reportedly planning an $86.3 million investment in Ireland, creating over 400 jobs. The medical device company aims to expand its manufacturing and R&D capabilities at its Clonmel site while increasing office and manufacturing space. Kirsh and Whooley discuss the state of medtech in Ireland and what roles the new jobs will fill.

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