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The Medtechy Week in Review: March 1, 2019

Posted on March 01, 2019


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Cardiologist Credits Apple Watch With Saving Man With History of Atrial Fibrillation

According to Cardiologist Dr. Phil Massey of Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle, a patient with a history of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) was alerted to an abnormal heart rhythm from his Apple Watch Series 4.

GE is selling its biopharma business for $21.4 billion, IPO reportedly off

General Electric's plans for an IPO have apparently been scratched as reports indicate the company is selling its biopharma business Danaher for $21.4 billion.

Stryker continues building up ENT division with Arrinex acquisition

Stryker (NYSE:SYK) announced today it has completed the acquisition of Arrinex, Inc., a medical device company headquartered in Menlo Park, California, that has developed ClariFix, a novel cryoablation technology for the treatment of chronic rhinitis.

TransEnterix Posts Unispring Senhance Sales but All Is Not Lost

In early trading, TransEnterix is down almost 10%, dipping below $3 after announcing an uninspiring Q4 earnings report.

Medtronic Resolute Drug-Eluting Stent Receives Expanded Indication for Chronic Total Occlusion

Medtronic ($MDT) today announced the FDA approval of its Resolute Drug-Eluting Stent platform (including the Resolute Onyx and Resolute Integrity DES.

The FDA Cautions Robotically-Assisted Surgical Devices in Mastectomy and Other Cancer-Related Surgeries

Today, the FDA issued a safety communication to patients and health care providers urging caution when using robotically-assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer related surgeries.

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