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Remote collaboration from the operating room: The ‘new normal’ for medtech

Collaboration during medical procedures is critical to the advancement of patient care – whether it’s a physician advising or training other physicians during a complex procedure, a medical manufacturer rolling out a new product, or a device rep providing product support during a procedure. The device industry has long grappled with challenges associated with being […]
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Google disbands health unit as chief departs for Cerner

Dive Brief: Google is dissolving its health division, Google Health, after three years as the head of the unit, David Feinberg, departs to become CEO of health IT vendor Cerner. Google is splitting its health projects and teams across several other divisions of the company, according to an Aug. 19 internal memo to employees from […]
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Mayo Clinic, Alphabet’s Verily partner to build clinical decision support tools

Dive Brief: Academic medical giant Mayo Clinic and Alphabet’s life sciences arm Verily are partnering to develop clinical decision support tools, the two companies announced Thursday. For the two year collaboration, Mayo — already two years into a 10-year R&D partnership with Verily sister company Google — will provide clinical information, while Verily will apply […]
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Zimmer ‘smart knee’ gets FDA nod as ortho rivalry with Stryker heats up

Dive Brief: FDA on Monday granted De Novo marketing authorization to Zimmer Biomet and Canary Medical’s “smart knee” implant for total knee replacement. The device, called Persona IQ, combines Zimmer’s Persona knee with Canary’s implantable sensor technology to measure a patient’s range of motion, step count, walking speed and other metrics. Zimmer CEO Bryan Hanson touted […]
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Baxter to buy Hillrom for $10.5B in bid to expand connected care portfolio

Dive Brief: Baxter announced Thursday it will acquire Hillrom in an all-cash deal valued at $10.5 billion or $156 per Hillrom share. CEO Joe Almeida told investors Baxter’s decision to buy Hillrom was an effort to “augment and optimize” its connected care portfolio.   The announcement confirmed recent media reports that the two companies were in talks. Hillrom reportedly rejected […]
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