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April 21, 2014

Vol. 11 No. 78

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Breathe Technologies’ NIOV System Gets Fifth 510(k) Clearance

NIOV is the first and only FDA-cleared wearable ventilation system for people with respiratory insufficiency. Read More

Israeli Devicemaker Inspiro Medical Acquired by Opko Health

Opko will now test its inhaled drug using Inspiro’s inhaler. Read More

Medigus Debuts Device to Treat Acid Reflux

Medigus has debuted a flexible endoscope for acid reflux treatment, and executives expect the device to add several million dollars to the Israeli company’s coffers this year as the product is sold in select markets. Read More

Omada Health Gains $23M for Digital Prevention Programs

San Francisco-based Omada Health is looking to boost its workforce and widen its focus with a newly closed $23 million Series B round. Read More

Six Trends Reshaping MedTech in 2014

From a zipper-like wound closure device that can be peeled off at home to a telemedicine robot, there are plenty of ingenious devices included as finalists in this year’s Medical Design Excellence Awards. Read More

High-Performing Surgical Adhesive Utilizes Nanoparticles

In the ongoing quest to develop better ways of sealing wounds within the body, scientists have created surgical adhesives inspired by porcupine quills, mussels and slugs. Read More

3D Systems to Buy Robtec

After the announcement of its strategic partnership with Staples, 3D Systems said that it intends to acquire a Latin American 3D printing and additive manufacturing company Robtec, for an undisclosed sum. Read More

Ex-Stryker Exec Dodges Jail in Insider Trading Scheme

A former Stryker marketing executive escaped a jail sentence yesterday, instead drawing six months of home confinement and two years of probation for passing along inside information ahead of Stryker’s 2011 acquisition of Orthovita. Read More