CB Insights – Global funding to private medical device companies rose in 2016, reaching nearly $4B in 2016 across 479 deals. The United States receives a lot of attention when it comes to funding medical device startups, but private companies around the world are raising significant rounds.
A federal judge in New Jersey yesterday transferred a sales rep poaching case between DJO Global and Stryker (NYSE:SYK) to Indiana because the quintet of ex-Stryker sales reps involved live there and most of the events in th case occurred in the Hoosier State.
Surgical robotics systems stole the show at this year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, but analysts are struggling to assess what the rate of adoption and peak penetration will be for these robots.
In many industries, the advance of robotics has created worries about robots supplanting humans. But in the world of surgery, the next generation of robotics
When the medical device excise tax was in effect, the med tech industry lost nearly 29,000, or 7.2%, of its jobs, according to an AdvaMed
Figuring out what is causing an irregular heartbeat typically means an invasive procedure: most often, electrophysiologists insert a catheter to the heart via an artery
When Donald Trump takes over as president on Jan. 20, one of the first business tax breaks he delivers is likely to go to the
The global wearable medical device market is valued at just more than $13.2 billion for 2016, per Kalorama Information. The wearable technology industry, in general,
They are a little-known presence in many operating rooms, offering technical expertise to surgeons installing new knees, implanting cardiac defibrillators or performing delicate spine surgery.
At McGill University in Canada, researchers have been working on orthopedic technology that will improve the performance of hip and other bone implants. The investigators
Spinal cord injuries typically cause communication between the brain and physiological areas to become disrupted, preventing the person from moving. Neuroscientists have spent years attempting
See what it can do. A new surgical robot can make the micro-scale movements needed for a particularly delicate procedure: cataract surgery. Axsis, a system
In June 2014, Medtronic and Covidien shook the medical technology industry with the announcement of a merger of unprecedented scale. OCTANe’s Medical Investor Forum, held
Traditional medical device companies — including Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Zimmer Biomet and Stryker — are trying to prove their worth to hospital systems looking for more
Surgical robots are used in only about one in 20 spine procedures today, but adoption could grow rapidly according to a recent survey by RBC
German patient Inge W. had been afflicted with a hip malformation since her birth. Due to an extensive number of intense surgeries and revisions throughout
In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential
Robotic surgery units available on the market right now are not technically “robots,” according to Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) worldwide medical devices chairman Gary Pruden. But
Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robot is a technical marvel. Nearly half a million operations were performed in the U.S. by surgeons controlling its large, precise
As far back as 3,500 years ago ancient Egyptian doctors were performing invasive surgeries. Even though our tools and knowledge have improved drastically over time,