The top 5 MassDevice stories of the week — July 31, 2020

The past week has seen a slew of Q2 earnings reports from medical device companies — and the picture overall hasn’t been pretty amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Still, medtech CEOs during their earnings calls said they’re starting to see some signs of hospital procedures recovering a bit even as the southern U.S. deals with a coronavirus wave. Some of the top MassDevice stories this week actually involved companies providing more solutions to improve management of the pandemic.

Want to hear more about the week’s top news? Executive editor Chris Newmarker and Tom Salemi will discuss during our DeviceTalks Weekly podcast. Without further ado, here’s this week’s MassDevice Top Five:

5. A few bright spots amid the COVID-19 financial toll

Dexcom (NSDQ:DXCM) proved to be one of the few bright spots among medtech Q2 earnings reports, blowing away the Wall Street consensus forecast as it successfully pivoted to making its continuous glucose monitors avail…

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Baxter, Ayogo to provide digital health support for people with kidney failure

Baxter (NYSE:BAX) and Ayogo Health Inc. announced today that they are expanding their partnership to support people with kidney disease.

The partnership between Deerfield, Ill.-based Baxter and Vancouver, B.C.-based Ayogo will combine the latter’s LifePlan behavior-based digital platform with Baxter’s renal care expertise to build mobile apps and digital solutions to support kidney failure patients, according to a news release.

The companies plan to build a new mobile platform for patients using Baxter’s Sharesource remote monitoring platform with automated peritoneal dialysis therapy.

Additionally, Baxter made an equity investment in Ayogo in exchange for minority interest in the company, although financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

“As a leader in renal care innovation and pioneer in digital health solutions for patients with kidney failure, our collaboration with Ayogo allows us to provide healthcare profess…

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