Avinger Makes Small Steps in Turnaround Effort

Posted in Medical Device by Medtech[y] Staff

August 14, 2018 • 4 min read

Avinger is down 6.5% in early morning trading after announcing earnings yesterday after the close. While the revenue numbers aren't earth shattering, it is apparent Avinger is working to control their expenses and start the process of expanding their sales team....

Medtronic Begins Pilot Study of Investigational Extravascular ICD System

Posted in Medical Device by Medtech[y] Staff

August 09, 2018 • 2 min read

Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced the start of a pilot study of its investigational Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system, in which a lead is placed outside of the heart and veins to deliver lifesaving defibrillation and antitachycardia pacing therapy all in one system, with a device size similar to transvenous ICDs....

TransEnterix Earnings SWOT Analysis

Posted in Robotic Surgery by Medtech[y] Staff

August 08, 2018 • 5 min read

Our goal with this post is to breakdown the earnings report and conference call with a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis. By breaking down the business, we can better determine how the company is performing compared to their goals....