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27 Apr 2017
Becton Dickinson Acquires C.R. Bard for USD 24 Billion
Global medical technology company Becton Dickinson has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire C. R. Bard, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products, for a total consideration of USD 24 billion.
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26 Apr 2017
Siemens Healthineers Acquires Medicalis to Expand PHM Portfolio
Siemens Healthineers has signed an agreement to acquire Medicalis Corporation with the aim of expanding its Population Health Management (PHM) portfolio.
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25 Apr 2017
Siemens Healthineers Partners with Ebit to Improve Workflow Efficiency
Siemens Healthineers has partnered with Ebit Srl-Esaote Group, dedicated to healthcare IT, to resell Ebit’s Suitestensa cardiovascular information system (CVIS) as an option with all its cardiology systems throughout Germany.
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20 Apr 2017
Cardinal Health to Acquire Medtronic Product Portfolio
Medtronic plc has entered into a definitive agreement with Cardinal Health Inc. to sell its patient care, deep vein thrombosis, and nutritional insufficiency businesses within the Patient Monitoring & Recovery (PMR) division of its Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG).
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18 Apr 2017
Global Volume of IVD Procedures Exceeds 21 Billion in 2016
The global volume of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) procedures, excluding the over-the counter (OTC) point of care (POC) market and professional POC glucose monitoring activity, reached 21.4 billion in 2016. Currently, an estimated 80% of all conditions diagnosed by physicians worldwide are based at least partially on the results of IVD procedures.
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05 Apr 2017
Bracco Imaging Announces Strategic Investment in PHS Technologies Group
Bracco Imaging S.p.A., which develops, manufactures and markets diagnostic imaging agents and solutions, has announced a strategic investment in PHS Technologies Group, LLC, which is a division of PACSHealth, LLC, a medical software development company.
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04 Apr 2017
B. Braun and Philips to Develop Ultrasound-Guided Anesthesia
B. Braun Melsungen AG and Royal Philips (Amsterdam, Netherlands; www.philips.com) have entered into a multi-year strategic alliance to innovate ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and vascular access. B. Braun and Philips will leverage on their combined clinical expertise and R&D capabilities, as well as sales and service channels in regional anesthesia and pain management and ultrasound and image guided therapy, to jointly develop and commercialize solutions to support anesthesiologists and hospitals in critical areas of regional anesthesia. These solutions aim to enhance needle visualization and guidance, as well as optimize procedure workflow and resource planning. The alliance will also focus on vascular access procedures, such as those used to insert catheters into deeply seated veins as part of a catheter-based treatment.
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31 Mar 2017
Global Analyzer Market to Reach USD 16.0 Billion by 2025
The global market for clinical chemistry analyzers is expected to reach USD 16.0 billion by 2025, driven by their increased adoption due to the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, fueled further by an increasing geriatric and bariatric population, which is highly susceptible to chronic diseases. The resulting high sample volume requiring high capability analyzing devices will drive the growth of the global clinical chemistry analyzers market, going forward.
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31 Mar 2017
Streck Enters Distribution Agreement with Dow Biomedica
Streck, Inc., which develops and manufactures products for clinical and research laboratories, has entered into a distribution agreement for its cell stabilization, molecular and flow cytometry products with Dow Biomedica, a distributor of diagnostic products specializing in immunology, microbiology and QC materials.
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28 Mar 2017
Greiner Bio-One to Serve Spain and Portugal through Distribution Subsidiaries
Greiner Bio-One has acquired its long-standing distribution partners, VacuetteEspaña and Vacuette Portugal, which will now allow the medical technology company to serve its customers in Spain and Portugal directly through its own distribution subsidiaries.
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28 Mar 2017
Neurological Disorders Drive Portable CT Market through 2021
The global portable computerized tomography (CT) scanners market is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 8% during the period 2017-2021, driven primarily by the rise in incidences of neurological disorders and trauma cases. These are the latest findings of Technavio Research, a global technology research and advisory company.
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28 Mar 2017
Top 3 Trends Impacting Portable Ultrasound Market
The global portable ultrasound equipment market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of more than 9% during the period 2017-2021, driven by top three emerging trends: broader applications, growing demand, and early-stage disease diagnosis.
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24 Mar 2017
Varex Imaging Renews Pricing Agreement with Toshiba
Varex Imaging Corporation has renewed its three-year pricing agreement with Toshiba Medical Systems to continue with the supply of its computed tomography (CT) tubes for integration into Toshiba Medical's CT imaging systems for the global market.
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10 Mar 2017
POCT Market Reaches USD 18 Billion in 2016
Sales of point of care (POC) diagnostic testing, both professional testing and self-testing, reached USD 18.4 billion in 2016, driven by emerging technological innovations in smartphones, biosensors, lab-on-a-chip and wearable devices that aim to provide expedited diagnosis where the patient is seen or in the patient’s home. These new technologies are allowing POC devices to generate quantitative lab-quality test results and transfer them automatically to an information system, a remote caregiver service for consultation or an electronic medical record.
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10 Mar 2017
Collaboration Improves Diagnosis and Monitoring of Multiple Myeloma
The Binding Site Group Ltd. has entered into a collaboration agreement with Mayo Clinic to develop a clinical laboratory test for the identification and accurate measurement of monoclonal proteins present in B-cell diseases. Both the organizations have been involved in collaborative activities for more than two decades with the aim of improving the testing, diagnosis and monitoring of patients with multiple myeloma and related conditions. The output of the latest collaboration will build on combining The Binding Site’s antibody- and assay-development expertise with Mayo Clinic’s clinical excellence and its recently patented approach to improving multiple myeloma patient monitoring.
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28 Feb 2017
Top 3 Trends Impacting Global Radiography Market
The global radiography market is expected to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 2% by 2021, driven by the top three emerging trends: growing demand for portable radiography equipment; customization of radiography equipment and; increasing strategic acquisitions in the digital X-ray systems market.
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28 Feb 2017
CT to Witness Fastest Revenue Growth of Imaging Modules
The global CT systems market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% through 2021, ahead of the growth in X-ray, ultrasound or MRI systems, driven by an increasing number of clinical applications, product developments, growing geriatric population, and rising incidences of chronic diseases, such as cancer, lung diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis. The significant growth being witnessed in the global CT market can also be attributed to the increasing incidence of injuries and growing awareness of the benefits of diagnosing a health condition during its earliest stages.
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21 Feb 2017
Molecular Diagnostics Market Worth Nearly USD 7 Billion
The size of the molecular diagnostic testing market has reached USD 6.7 billion and is being driven by the growing threat of infectious disease and cancer, as well as the development of new products. These are the latest findings of Kalorama Information, an independent medical market research firm.
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21 Feb 2017
Top Three Emerging Trends Impacting Global MRI Systems Market
The size of the global magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems market is expected to reach USD 7.52 billion by 2021, driven by top three emerging trends: strategic initiatives; growing focus on development of PET/MRI hybrid imaging systems, and; growing importance of tele-imaging. These are the latest findings of Technavio Research, a global technology research and advisory company.
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21 Feb 2017
Siemens Healthineers Announces Digital Platform for Healthcare Providers
Siemens Healthineers announced a digital platform for healthcare providers as well as for providers of solutions and services, at the Health IT Conference (HIMSS) 2017 in Orlando. The platform, covering the entire spectrum of healthcare, is meant to foster the growth of a digital ecosystem that links healthcare providers and solution providers with each other, as well as brings together their data, applications and services.
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10 Feb 2017
ICU Medical Completes Acquisition of Hospira Infusion Systems from Pfizer
ICU Medical, Inc., which develops, manufactures and sells medical devices for infusion therapy, oncology and critical care applications, has completed the acquisition of the Hospira Infusion Systems (HIS) business from Pfizer Inc..
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