Medwatch Technologies Inc. reported a patent for the use of near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, from collection of NIR LEDs surrounding a photo diode sensitive to wavelengths in the range 400 nm to 1650 nm, to noninvasively detect blood glucose concentrations, in a multi-sensing wearable device such as a watch or patch.
Nemaura Medical Inc. recently raised $6.5 million in non-dilutive funding through a clean debt facility with no warrants or convertible elements. The funding came from its existing lender and is expected to fund Nemaura’s ongoing efforts to commercialize its daily disposable, wearable glucose sensors.
Wearoptimo Pty. Ltd. saw the publication of a patent application for its method and system for analyzing measurements from a wearable patch with sensors connected to microstructures that when applied to the skin penetrate the stratum corneum and enter the viable epidermis.
At the same time it reported U.S. FDA clearance for bedside software to diagnose electrographic status epilepticus (ESE) seizures, Ceribell Inc. declared Claritypro the first ICU monitoring device to receive an NTAP reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The clearance of Claritypro to diagnose ESE follows receipt of an FDA breakthrough device designation in two different categories in the past year, setting the stage, Ceribell CEO Jane Chao told BioWorld, for expanded access to critical seizure diagnosis technology.
Mdoloris Medical Systems SAS reported it has developed an automated system for regulating perioperative pain based on continuous optimization of parasympathetic tone. Closed-loop control systems are still rare in the anesthesia space, but they provide greater reliability in achieving set objectives, reduce the risk of human error and free the anesthesiologist from the burden of manually adapting the administration of the various therapies required for surgery.
With the launch of the Mawi Heart Patch in the U.S., physicians and patients have a lightweight, wireless heart monitoring system that provides seven days of cardiac information. Using a disposable two-lead system affixed to the chest, the device provides a detailed report within 24 hours and can reduce time to diagnosis by 97%, Mawi Inc. said.
In a move that stunned and dismayed analysts and investors, Masimo Corp. announced a definitive agreement to acquire Sound United LLC Tuesday evening for $1.025 billion. Masimo’s stock (NASDAQ:MASI) plunged on the news of its intended purchase of the high-performance consumer audio products company, plummeting 39% from $228.84 at Tuesday’s close to $139.60 at Wednesday’s opening bell. Volatility led the Nasdaq to suspend trading in the stock for four minutes before 10 am. The stock recovered slightly during the day to close Wednesday at $147.00.
Dsruptive Subdermals AB has completed a clinical showing body temperatures tracked by its chip implants are comparable to temperature readings from standard clinical thermometers. The Stockholm-based startup is now offering its injectable implants as an open platform for researchers seeking efficient, low-cost tools to monitor changes in body temperature.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has won the FDA’s nod for its Acumen hypotension prediction index (HPI) software with the Acumen IQ finger cuff. Prior to receiving this 510(k) clearance, the low blood pressure prediction software was only available for patients using an invasive arterial line. The Acumen HPI software uses data gleaned from the Acumen IQ cuff, along with machine learning, to alert clinicians if a patient is at risk of hypotension, drops in pumping pressure that reduce the flow of oxygenated blood and nutrients to the body’s vital organs.
PARIS – Tecmoled SAS has just completed the initial testing phase for its wireless oximeter. A prototype has been tested over the past four months on 30 healthy subjects, aged 2 to 70 years, to measure oxygen saturation (SpO₂), heart rate and body temperature.