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BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAT), the world’s leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information for healthcare providers to monitor and diagnose patients accurately and cost-effectively, announces it has completed its acquisition of LifeWatch AG (SIX:LIFE). 

Treatment.com, a Minnesota-based healthcare AI solutions company, announced the first glimpse of its game-changing MerlinTM – Enterprise Intelligence AI Platform (EIP) solution, creating a new category of healthcare Artificial Intelligence (AI).

MAHWAH, N.J., June 29, 2017 – Stryker’s Foot and Ankle business unit today announced the upcoming launch of its new Hoffmann LRF Hexapod hardware and online application, featuring an advanced measurement tool that uses a mathematical algorithm to calculate solutions to correct the deformity. Hoffmann LRF Hexapod is being demonstrated during the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) annual meeting from July 12-14 in Seattle.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) today told a meeting convened by Health and Human Services (HHS) Department Secretary Tom Price that it has long identified reducing excessive administrative tasks as an important objective. The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the impact of government requirements on the clinician-patient relationship.  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted premarket approval to Thermo Fisher Scientific for the first next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based test  that simultaneously screens tumor samples for biomarkers associated with three FDA-approved therapies for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., with NSCLC accounting for 85 percent of all lung cancers

Upstep (https://www.upstep.com), founded by Israeli entrepreneurs, is launching a comprehensive online service to buy custom made orthotics designed by world-class podiatrists. Prices represent 35%-50% savings over the direct purchase from podiatrists.

Tobii Pro, the global leader in eye tracking research solutions, announces a new solution for conducting high-end, eye tracking research within immersive virtual environments (VR) - Tobii Pro VR Integration. The research tool, based on the HTC Vive headset integrated with Tobii eye tracking technology, comes with the Tobii Pro software development kit (SDK) for research applications. Researchers can collect and record eye tracking data from a VR environment with pinpoint accuracy and gain deeper insights on human behavior.

When detecting and diagnosing injuries in the theater of war, two critical factors are time and accuracy. In response to these needs, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that the United States Department of Defense purchased from Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon company, over one hundred RadPRO1 SOLTUS 100M Mobile Digital X-Ray Systems (also referred to as the "Portable Digital Radiography System") for use by the United States Army. Offering high-resolution images through the inclusion of Canon Digital Radiography (DR) technology, the SOLTUS 100M Systems will provide deployed medical, special operations and mortuary affairs military units with a system that has received cybersecurity certification for the Risk Management Framework program of the United States Department of Defense and that is small and lightweight. Additionally, the Department of Defense has placed an order for SOLTUS 100M Systems for use by the United States Marine Corps, in an effort to standardize the healthcare system to help facilitate collaboration among trainers, operators and device maintainers throughout the military.

ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK) ("ReWalk"), leading manufacturer of exoskeleton systems, premiered the prototype for a soft suit exoskeleton intended to assist stroke survivors on Yahoo Finance.

A donation of a high performance computing (HPC) system to Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) from Milwaukee Institute, Inc., will advance health care research and innovative treatment options at Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS).

 

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its subsidiary Qualcomm Life, Inc., announced today its agreement with LifeScan Inc., one of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies (JJDCC), to streamline wireless data capture from LifeScan's OneTouch Verio Flex® blood glucose meters to physicians to enable more informed care. Qualcomm Life's medical-grade 2net™ solution will power the connectivity for efficient, cable-free data collection.

SI-BONE, Inc., an innovative medical device company that pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System® ("iFuse"), a triangular shaped minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device indicated for fusion for certain disorders of the sacroiliac (SI) joint, today announced FDA clearance and full U.S. commercial launch of the iFuse-3D™ Implant ("iFuse-3D"), the first-ever 3D-printed titanium implant for use in the SI joint.  SI-BONE developed a proprietary 3D-printing technology to create an implant with a unique patented fenestrated design and enhanced porous surface that resembles the trabecular structure of cancellous bone.  Together, these two features provide an excellent environment for bony ongrowth, ingrowth and through growth.

The family-owned Miele and Steelco Groups have agreed to join forces by combining their skills in medical technology. One result is that Miele is to acquire a controlling stake in the Steelco Group, whilst Steelco founders remain at the helm of the group. Thanks to this combination, the medical technology division within the Miele Group is set to grow by around one third to approximately € 250 m per annum. The overarching aim is to provide clients with an even broader and more sophisticated range of products – as well as the best possible service, both before and after the sale. This transaction is still subject to approval of the antitrust authorities.

Texas communities facing a rural hospital closure should not solely concentrate on whether or not to close a hospital, but instead focus on the available health resources in the surrounding area. That’s one of the findings of a new report by the Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute (RCHI) that examined rural hospital closures and looks at new solutions for rural healthcare concerns. The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) sponsored the report. 

 eClinicalWorks®, a leader in healthcare IT solutions, announced today that its telehealth solution is now available on the company’s Health & Online Wellness (healow™) mobile app to provide patients with live video visits. This TeleVisits feature is integrated within the eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) offering and all information submitted or shared by patients using this solution can be imported into the EHR. This supports workflow, clinical research and improves patient satisfaction with access to care whenever and wherever it’s needed.

Surefire Medical, Inc., the developer of site-specific delivery devices for the Interventional Oncology market, announced today results from a retrospective analysis of 85 bridge-to-transplant liver cancer patients treated with transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) that shows therapy delivery with the Surefire Infusion System was associated with an 80 percent complete response in one treatment versus 52 percent with a standard endhole microcatheter. In addition, the analysis shows a statistically significant lower recurrence rate of liver cancer at one month of 13 percent using Surefire technology versus 52 percent recurrence with a standard microcatheter.

 Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) today announced the relaunch of its innovative Pioneer Plus catheter, the first and only re-entry device with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) capabilities and needle deployment designed to assist arterial vessel intervention. IVUS captures images of vessels in the peripheral vascular system from inside the artery, allowing physicians to identify a targeted area and place a catheter in a specific location and to help guide the treatment partially or fully blocked arteries.
 

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kenzen, an innovator of wearables for precision health, today announced it has raised $5 million from multiple investors to further development, support and market positioning of its ECHO Smart Patch wearable technology. Kenzen’s smart wearable patch continuously uses non-invasive sweat analysis to measure vital signs and motion sensors to predict and prevent avoidable injuries and illness.

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and the American Medical Association (AMA) have launched the Verify Health Care Portal, the clinician attestation component of VerifyHCP, a robust solution for monitoring physician information that simplifies a successful data strategy for managing a health plan network.

Salus Telehealth, Inc., a market leader and trusted advisor within the telehealth industry, is partnering with Dreamcatcher Artist Management to provide touring recording artists, including rising country star Mo Pitney, with access to their personal physicians via Salus’ VideoMedicine platform while on the road.

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