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How Israel's Digital Innovators Are Capturing The Minds Of Medtronic And Others

The positive growth trend seen in Israel's digital health industry is galvanizing big players like Medtronic into action to start developing and recognizing synergistic technologies for future business. Medtech Insight met with members of MindUP, Israel's first digital health incubator and the result of a cross-industry partnership, at the MiXiii Biomed conference in Tel Aviv, to discover how the joint venture is driving the next generation of digital innovations.

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London Tech Week: Asthma Sensors, Smartphone Health Monitoring & Eczema Management Garments

Early-stage UK businesses took center stage at a medtech-focused investor event held as part of London's Tech Week. The weeklong festival of events, June 12-16, are intended to strengthen London's status as a global tech hub and celebrate cutting-edge innovation.

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GE Taps Healthcare Again For New Group Head

GE Healthcare CEO John Flannery is taking over from Jeff Immelt as head of GE and replacing Flannery is Kieran Murphy. Current GE CFO Jeff Bornstein has also been promoted to vice-chair.

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M&A Analysis: Grail's Chinese Merger Wraps Up Busy May

It was a robust month for medtech M&A deal making with 17 deals in May, making it the busiest month of the year to date. The total number of acquisitions beat the number recorded in May last year and picked up slightly from the 14 deals inked in the previous month.

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Philips Completes M&A Hat Trick With Neurodiagnostic Buy

In its third acquisition this year so far, Philips is buying neurodiagnostic firm Electrical Geodesics.

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Bonesupport Cements Funding With SEK 500m IPO

Swedish orthobiologics company Bonesupport has closed its initial public offering on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange, raising SEK500m ($57m) from retail and institutional investors.

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Stryker Doubles Down On Novadaq To Boost Medsurg

Stryker is set to expand its surgical offerings after signing a $701m deal to buy Novadaq Technologies, a leading developer of fluorescence surgical imaging technology. The acquisition price is a 96% premium over Novadaq's June 16 closing price, which, according to analysts, is believed to be due to a competitive bidding process for the company.

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UK Medtech Upscales International Plans Ahead of Brexit

As the UK prepared to leave the EU, the local medtech industry, represented by the Association of British Healthcare Industries, has been busy finding ways to make up for any potential restrictions on market access and business development. On June 21, it announced a three-year growth plan, as explained by ABHI managing director of international Paul Benton in this Medtech Insight podcast interview.

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German Medtechs Aim To Score Useful Points In 2017 Election Year

The 2017 German national election, set for September 24, is not only a chance for Angela Merkel to secure a fourth term in office as Chancellor, but also an opportunity for the medtech industry to tell lawmakers how they can make the health-care system better. The medtech industry has made ten demands of the new government, with recent opinion polls favoring the status quo.

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Turkey's Medtech Retailers And Pharmacists Lock Horns

Turkey's medical device retailers are up in arms over a recent government accord permitting the country's pharmacies to supply over 100 reimbursable medtech products to consumers and move in on the turf of these specialist medtech dealers. The latter is seeking legal action to overturn this agreement, although the outlook does not look optimistic.

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Virtual Reality: The New Game In Mental Health Care To Improve Outcomes

Virtual reality is seeing an upsurge in use by mental health practitioners for treating conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorders and anxiety in a safe and controlled manner. With the advent of affordable VR headsets and technological advances, companies and researchers worldwide are seizing on the opportunity to bring such techniques as VR exposure therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to telemedicine, specialty clinics and directly to consumers to improve outcomes and better lives.

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Device Week – May 26, 2017

On this week's Medtech Insight podcast: US FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb defends his agency’s budget; AdvaMed’s new chair talks to Medtech Insight about challenges he faces and where he’s leading the industry group; a close look at mobile technology company Qualcomm Life; a two-part Medtech Insight series on pain management is highlighted.

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Pain Management II: Competition Intensifies For Spinal Cord Stim Market's Big Three

In the global pain management market, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) systems are expected to continue to be the fastest-growing segment with increasing competition among device manufacturers to develop innovative, targeted therapies. In this second article of a two-part series, we'll discuss the competitive landscape in the SCS market, the key players, emerging companies and their respective technologies.

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GE Taps Healthcare Again For New Group Head

GE Healthcare CEO John Flannery is taking over from Jeff Immelt as head of GE and replacing Flannery is Kieran Murphy. Current GE CFO Jeff Bornstein has also been promoted to vice-chair.

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Heartflow Names Chief Commercial Officer

HeartFlow Inc. has named device industry veteran Michael Buck executive VP and chief commercial officer.

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Avalere Adds FDA Chief Of Staff, Reagan-Udall Foundation Liaison

Health-care consulting firm Avalere Health has tapped Tom Kraus, previously chief of staff at US FDA, and Nancy Beck, who served as a program director of the Reagan-Udall Foundation at the agency, to work on regulatory and commercialization issues at Avalere.

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