Fast Five: Bayer is making a big digital health play, startup Ezra wants to make a 15-minute MRI using AI

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, June 2, 2023.

Fast Five by MassDevice · Bayer is making a big digital health play, startup Ezra wants to make a 15-minute MRI using AI

The FDA clearance obtained by startup Ezra for its AI technology marks a significant milestone for the company. Ezra wants to reduce MRI times to 15 minutes. Hear more from Fast Five hosts Danielle Kirsh and Chris Newmarker as they outline what the technology does and its potential to streamline MRI scans.

B. Braun recently launched its DoseTrac Enterprise infusion management software for hospital systems. The technology can connect up to 40,000 different infusion pumps at once. Get the details from Newmarker about how the technology helps hospitals reach significant results and how the mobility of the system increases efficiency.

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Fast Five: iRhythm’s FDA warning letter, Masimo management and activist investor trade blows

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, June 1, 2023.

Fast Five by MassDevice · iRhythm’s FDA warning letter, Masimo management and activist investor trade blows

The global release of Exactech’s next-generation GPS Shoulder system marks an important milestone in shoulder arthroplasty. The launch, taking place in EMEA and APAC countries, follows the first surgery in the United Arab Emirates earlier this month. Fast Five Hosts Danielle Kirsh and Chris Newmarker share details about the orthopedic device and what doctors think of the system.

With a new CE mark, Establishment Labs has completed a full transition of all currently marketed Motiva implants and tools, as well as the company’s quality management systems, to be in compliance with the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Newmarker expla…

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Fast Five: Titan Medical licenses out all of its IP to Intuitive, a Medtronic exec moves to Baxter

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 31, 2023.

Fast Five by MassDevice · Titan Medical licenses out all of its IP to Intuitive, a Medtronic exec moves to Baxter

The partnership between HeartBeam and Samsung is a significant development in the field of cardiac care, as it combines HeartBeam’s expertise in cardiac services with Samsung’s global reach and technological prowess. Fast Five hosts Danielle Kirsh and Chris Newmarker have all the details of the partnership.

Concept Medical’s FDA IDE approval for the sirolimus-coated balloon MagicTouch PTA is a significant development in the treatment of superficial femoral artery disease. This approval allows for the investigation of the device’s safety and efficacy in treating this condition. Kirsh and Newmarker discuss the approval and th…

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Fast Five: Medtronic’s nearly $740M acquisition, Boston Scientific bows out of an acquisition

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 26, 2023.

Fast Five by MassDevice · Medtronic’s nearly $740M acquisition, Boston Scientific bows out of an acquisition

Medtronic, as a leading medical device company, plays a significant role in the industry, and its stock performance is closely watched by investors and industry experts. The recent dip in Medtronic’s stock can be attributed to the company’s growth projections falling short of market expectations. Fast Five hosts Sean Whooley and Danielle Kirsh outline the company’s performance in the last quarter and what it anticipates for the future.

HeartBeam’s win of an AI-related patent for its handheld vector ECG (electrocardiogram) device highlights the company’s commitment to innovation and technological advancements in cardi…

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Fast Five: Boston Scientific adds 400 jobs in Ireland, ICU Medical recalls some infusion pump batteries

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.

Fast Five by MassDevice · Boston Scientific adds 400 jobs in Ireland, ICU Medical recalls some infusion pump batteries

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 platfo…

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Fast Five: Cala Health, Cue Health have layoffs, Noah Surgical’s first U.S. procedure using surgical robot

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 24, 2023.

Fast Five by MassDevice · Cala Health, Cue Health have layoffs, Noah Surgical’s first U.S. procedure using surgical robot

 

Companies often make strategic decisions to divest non-core businesses to optimize their focus and resources on areas where they have a competitive advantage. Bioventus’ recent completion of the wound business divestiture marks a strategic move to streamline its focus and resources on core areas of expertise. Fast Five hosts Sean Whooley and Danielle Kirsh discuss the financial details of the divestiture.

The FDA’s approval of another nasal spray for treating opioid overdose represents a positive step in combatting the ongoing opioid crisis. This nasal spray offers a user-friendly, non-invasive method for de…

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Fast Five: Philips says AI can predict arrhythmia, data backs Medtronic’s Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve

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 23, 2023.

Fast Five by MassDevice · Philips says AI can predict arrhythmia, data backs Medtronic’s Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve

 

Abbott recently released significant data backing the use of its Aveir dual-chamber leadless pacemaker. This data provides valuable insights into the device’s performance, efficacy, and safety. Fast Five hosts Sean Whooley and Danielle Kirsh dive into the details of the study, examining the key findings and their implications for patients who may benefit from this advanced pacemaker technology.

Moving on to Boston Scientific, which has shared positive data on two of its notable devices: Farapulse and Watchman FLX. The data supporting Farapulse demonstrates its potential in treating specific cardiac conditions…

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Fast Five: J&J’s Biosense Webster names new president, Paradromics raises $33M for BCI tech

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 19, 2023.

Fast Five by MassDevice · J&J’s Biosense Webster names new president, Paradromics raises $33M for BCI tech

 

In a significant development, the FDA has cleared Abbott’s insertable cardiac monitor, marking an important advancement in cardiac care. This device offers healthcare professionals a valuable tool for long-term monitoring of patients’ heart rhythms, enabling early detection and timely intervention. Fast Five hosts Sean Whooley and Danielle Kirsh detail what the device does and how optimistic executives at the company are.

Paradromics has raised $33 million in funding. This substantial investment reflects the growing interest and potential of brain-computer interfaces in revolutionizing how we interact with technology a…

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Fast Five: Precision Lens faces $487M judgment in kickbacks case, Moon Surgical raises $55M for surgical robot

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 18, 2023.

Fast Five by MassDevice · Precision Lens faces $487M judgment in kickbacks case, Moon Surgical raises $55M for surgical robot

 

Moon Surgical, a promising player in the field of surgical robotics, has successfully raised $55.4 million in funding to support the development of its surgical robot platform. This significant investment indicates growing confidence in Moon Surgical’s technology and its potential to revolutionize surgical procedures. Fast Five hosts Sean Whooley and Danielle Kirsh discuss the company’s technology and what those new funds are earmarked for.

In a creative and impactful move, Hologic has partnered with Eagles rookie Kelee Ringo and his mom to raise awareness about the importance of mammograms. This collaboration…

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Fast Five: Philips claims recalled CPAPs unlikely to cause appreciable harm, Cook Medical announces layoffs

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 17, 2023.

Fast Five by MassDevice · Philips claims recalled CPAPs unlikely to cause appreciable harm, Cook Medical announces layoffs

 

Intuitive Surgical, a leader in robotic surgery systems, announced executive changes in its management team this week. Fast Five Hosts Danielle Kirsh and Sean Whooley detail the shake-up at the company, including who was promoted to president and EVP and chief strategy and corporate operations officer. Gary Guthart, who has been CEO since 2010, still remains at the helm.

Promising news in the field of pain management as the FDA approves Abbott’s spinal cord stimulation devices for non-surgical back pain. This milestone approval provides a new option for patients suffering from chronic back pain, offering potential reli…

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Fast Five: Medtronic, J&J reportedly eye a strategic acquisition, Onward implants first movement-restoring lead

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 16, 2023.

Fast Five by MassDevice · Medtronic, J&J reportedly eye an acquisition, Onward implants first movement-restoring lead

 

On today’s episode, Fast Five Hosts Danielle Kirsh and Sean Whooley discuss new data from Biosense Webster’s radiofrequency ablation system. The study results suggest better treatment of atrial fibrillation using the company’s QDOT catheter. This breakthrough technology offers promising results for patients suffering from this common heart rhythm disorder, providing new possibilities for more effective treatment options.

BrainsWay has launched a study program aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of its deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) technology. The technology is used to treat several neurolog…

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Fast Five: Stryker faces another bribery investigation, ZimVie cuts 5% of its workforce

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 5, 2023.

Fast Five by MassDevice · Stryker faces another bribery investigation, ZimVie cuts 5% of its workforce

 

Cognixion has been granted a breakthrough device designation by the FDA for its BCI technology – a fast-growing market with few competitors. Fast Five hosts Danielle Kirsh and Sean Whooley discuss how Cognixion’s technology could enable those with severe motor impairments to communicate and interact more effectively and independently.

ZimVie’s stock continues to soar despite the company announcing a 5% workforce layoff. The move comes after the company reported positive Q1 results, showing strong growth in revenue and net income. Whooley gives listeners the details to know about the layoffs and some of ZimVie’s financial figure…

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