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Interest Rates, Labor and Cybercrime Keep Pressure on Healthcare

Interest Rates, Labor and Cybercrime Keep Pressure on Healthcare     The various pressures that have been a drag on the healthcare sector—many in place before the disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic—may relent to some extent this year. But it’s still no time for organizations to let down their guard against the risks. The good …

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Stryker Completes Acquisition of SERF SAS

Stryker Completes Acquisition of SERF SAS     Stryker has completed its acquisition of SERF SAS, a France-based joint replacement company, from Menix. With more than 50 years in the medical device space, SERF SAS is recognized for its innovations in hip implants, including the invention of the original Dual Mobility Cup. In its announcement of …

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Optimizing Vehicle Reimbursements in Field Service

Optimizing Vehicle Reimbursements in Field Service     Integrating Vehicle Reimbursement Programs (VRPs) into field service work, particularly within the medical device industry, underscores a significant evolution in operational efficiency and employee satisfaction. This convergence is driven by the critical nature of field service tasks — ranging from installation to maintenance of medical equipment — and …

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USPTO Issues Patent for Risk Detection of Cardiovascular Disease   

USPTO Issues Patent for Risk Detection of Cardiovascular Disease        The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notice of allowance to University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF) for U.S. Application No. 17,857,723 titled “Compositions and Methods for Detecting Predisposition to Cardiovascular Disease,” which is exclusively licensed to the Cardio Diagnostics Holdings …

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Drivers and Implications of Multi-Billion Dollar Acquisitions in Medtech

Drivers and Implications of Multi-Billion Dollar Acquisitions in Medtech     After a busy 2021, medical technology (medtech) mergers and acquisitions (M&As) dropped in 2022 largely due to the impacts of COVID-19, rising inflation and supply chain challenges. But some medtech companies were able to launch megadeals in 2022 despite macroeconomic conditions.[1] While billion-dollar deals are …

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A New Chapter in Digital Health Investing  

A New Chapter in Digital Health Investing       Before the COVID-19 pandemic, few digital health tools were used in care delivery, and only about a third of consumers had ever used live video telemedicine services.[1] The pandemic poured jet fuel on the digital health market as providers and health systems turned to digital tools …

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FDA Updates Breakthrough Devices Program Guidance

FDA Updates Breakthrough Devices Program Guidance     The FDA has issued an update to the final guidance: Breakthrough Devices Program. The updates are intended to clarify how the Breakthrough Devices Program applies to certain innovative medical devices that may address health inequities, as well as devices that may offer a non-addictive option to treat pain or …

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