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15 Aug 2017
Philips Sells MR-HIFU Business to Profound Medical
Royal Philips has completed the sale of its Sonalleve MR-HIFU business to Profound Medical Inc.
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07 Aug 2017
Philips Sells MR-HIFU Business to Profound Medical
Royal Philips has completed the sale of its Sonalleve MR-HIFU business to Profound Medical Inc.
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07 Aug 2017
Mexico IVD Market Valued at USD 405 Million for 2016
Mexico's in vitro diagnostic (IVD) market is valued at USD 405 million for 2016, making it the second largest in Latin America, and is considered moderate in its regulatory process and foreign investment opportunities. These are the latest findings of Kalorama Information, an independent medical market research firm.
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01 Aug 2017
DiaSorin to Acquire Siemens' ELISA Immunodiagnostics Business
DiaSorin S.p.A. has entered into an agreement to acquire Siemens Healthineers’ micro-titre-based ELISA immunodiagnostic business portfolio and related tangible and intangible assets, including customer sales and distribution contracts, installed base of instruments and relevant intellectual property.
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24 Jul 2017
Siemens to Acquire Blood Gas Subsidiary of Alere
Siemens Healthineers, the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Epocal Inc., a subsidiary of Alere Inc. that develops and provides point-of-care (POC) blood diagnostic systems for healthcare enterprises.
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24 Jul 2017
Quidel to Acquire Alere Triage Assets
Quidel Corporation, a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the Triage MeterPro cardiovascular (CV) and toxicology assets (“Triage business”) and the B-type Naturietic Peptide (BNP) assay business run on Beckman Coulter analyzers (“BNP business”) from Alere Inc. These products are being divested in order to obtain antitrust approvals required for Abbott’s pending acquisition of Alere.
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24 Jul 2017
Philips Acquires TomTec Imaging Systems
Royal Philips has signed an agreement to acquire TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH, a provider of intelligent image analysis software, especially for diagnostic ultrasound. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Philips’ position in cardiac ultrasound, and support the company’s further expansion in other clinical areas, such as obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN).
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17 Jul 2017
Global Clinical Lab Services Market to Reach USD 327 Billion by 2025
The global clinical laboratory services market is expected to reach USD 327 billion by 2025, driven by the improvement and implementation of informatics and automated data management solutions to perform seamless operations. The competition among medical device manufacturers for the development of clinical chemistry analyzers that can provide rapid results is also expected to aid the market growth. However, sample preparation and running it through experimental protocols with enhanced productivity still remains a challenge for labs.
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11 Jul 2017
Global Hematology Analyzer Market to Surpass USD 2 Billion by 2024
The global hematology analyzer market is expected to surpass USD 2 billion, driven by the introduction of new and innovative products & methods, with sales of 6-part differential analyzers to register the fastest growth and hospitals to account for the highest share.
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03 Jul 2017
Brazilian IVD Market Fueled by Growing Demand
Brazil's in vitro diagnostic (IVD) market is one of the largest, driven by increasing interest in molecular testing technologies, prenatal screening, and point-of-care (POC) glucose testing. Brazil, which has a growing middle class, stabilizing economy, increasing urban population, and a supportive government, is witnessing a major shift toward the private health industry, which supports the growth of IVD technologies that are expensive or not typically covered at the public level. These are the latest findings of Kalorama Information, an independent medical market research firm.
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03 Jul 2017
Philips to Acquire Spectranetics Corporation
Royal Philips has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire the Spectranetics Corporation, a provider of vascular intervention and lead management solutions.
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28 Jun 2017
Stryker Corporation to Acquire NOVADAQ
Stryker Corporation (Kalamazoo, MI, USA), a medical devices and equipment manufacturing firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NOVADAQ Technologies Inc., (Mississauga, Canada), a provider of fluorescence imaging solutions for minimally invasive and open surgeries.
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28 Jun 2017
Alliance Formed to Digitalize Medicine and Healthcare
The Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Siemens Healthineers (Erlangen, Germany), the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität-Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), and Medical Valley EMN have entered into an alliance to establish the Digital Health Innovation Platform (d.hip) with the aim of driving digitalization in medicine and healthcare.
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28 Jun 2017
PerkinElmer to Acquire EUROIMMUN
PerkinElmer, Inc. (Waltham, MA, USA), a provider of products, services and solutions for the diagnostics, research, environmental, industrial and laboratory services markets, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EUROIMMUN Medical Laboratory Diagnostics AG (Lübeck, Germany), which produces test systems and automation solutions for medical laboratory diagnostics.
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28 Jun 2017
Robotic Use Increases to Speed Lab Workflow
Robotic lab automation is making progress and removing some of the labor in laboratories, but rarely is it replacing all functions. Although the most common use of robots is partial, the number of laboratories using them is on the rise. Without robotics and other types of automation, laboratories may be unable to keep pace with testing, the complexities of new tests, such as those involving molecular diagnostics, and the loss of experienced technicians and technologists. These are the latest findings of Kalorama Information, (New York, NY, USA), an independent medical market research firm.
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28 Jun 2017
Philips to Acquire Electrical Geodesics
Royal Philips (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (Eugene, Oregon, USA), a medical device company that designs, develops and commercializes non-invasive technologies used to monitor and interpret brain activity. EGI’s proprietary dense array EEG platform technology gathers brain activity data from many more electrodes than conventional EEG products to generate higher quality and precise levels of information.
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16 Jun 2017
Transasia Showcases Clinical Lab Solutions at APPI 2017
Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd., an in-vitro diagnostic company, will be the technology partner as well as principal partner of the 4th Annual Conference hosted by the Association of Practicing Pathologists of India (APPI-Mumbai), held June 16-18, 2017, in Mumbai, India.
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16 Jun 2017
Blood Testing Market Surpasses USD 2 Billion in 2016
The global market for blood testing and typing products used in blood banking/donations of pooled blood reached USD 2.6 billion in 2016, although blood banking is not a fast-growing market and tends to grow only when new diseases are added to testing menu. These are the latest findings of Kalorama Information, an independent medical market research firm.
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14 Jun 2017
Siemens Healthineers and Fast-track Diagnostics Form Strategic Relationship
Siemens Healthineers, the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG, has entered into a new strategic relationship with Fast-track Diagnostics for the addition of FTD’s broad range of CE-marked kits and multi-syndromic panels to the menu of Siemens Healthineers’ VERSANT kPCR Molecular System. This will allow Siemens Healthineers to provide its customers with expanded, more comprehensive molecular testing solutions.
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14 Jun 2017
Grifols and Beckman Coulter Enter Distribution Agreement
Healthcare company Grifols, which produces plasma-derived medicines and also develops diagnostic solutions, and Beckman Coulter Inc., a provider of diagnostics solutions, have entered into an exclusive, long-term agreement for the worldwide distribution of Grifols’ hemostasis instruments, reagents and consumables.
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08 Jun 2017
Toshiba’s First Infinix-i 4DCT Installed in France Hospital
Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i 4DCT room has been in installed by the Montpellier University Hospital in France, making it the first in Europe to combine a new generation angiography room, a 640 slice 4D CT scanner moving on a sophisticated rail concept and a widescreen display. The interventional radiology intervention room installed in the Department of Interventional Radiology at the St-Eloi Hospital for the treatment of liver tumors is the 11th in the world (7th in Japan, 2nd in Korea, and 1st in the US) to integrate such advanced technology.
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