HHS’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority is helping BD expand operations and manufacturing capacity in Nebraska to boost syringe and needle supplies for an eventual COVID-19 vaccine. Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) said today that the total project will cost $70 million, with BARDA providing $42 million. The company expects the new capacity to be online within […]
Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO) announced today that it estimates revenue growth for its recently ended second quarter to total approximately 10%. Waltham, Mass.-based Thermo Fisher said in a news release that its reported and organic sales growth for the quarter (ended June 27) was primarily driven by global sales of PCR-based tests and other products and […]
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) and Tandem Diabetes Care (NSDQ:TNDM) announced today that they have completed their agreement to combine the former’s glucose-sensing technology with the latter’s insulin delivery systems. The deal, announced in October, will combine Abbott’s Freestyle Libre CGM with Tandem’s t:slim X2 pump to monitor glucose without fingersticks. The agreement covers the technical development of device integration […]
Insulet (NSDQ:PODD) announced today that its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility will be powered by solar-based, renewable energy. The Acton, Mass.-based facility is set to turn to the new energy source, beginning this week. The company covered its 58,000 square-foot manufacturing facility with approximately 2,800 solar panels to, during optimal climate conditions, generate enough energy to […]
Lantheus Medical Imaging (NSDQ:LNTH) parent company Lantheus Holdings announced the completion of its merger with Progenics Pharmaceuticals. Progenics, an oncology company developing medicines and artificial intelligence-based technologies for finding, fighting and following cancer, entered into a merger agreement with Lantheus that was first announced on Oct. 2, 2019. Get the full story at our sister site, MassDevice.
Proteus Digital Health has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, noting that its efforts to raise money or sell the company fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company missed a $100 million funding target in December. Once valued at $1.5 billion, Proteus previously raised $420 million from investors including Novartis Venture Fund […]
UK medtech regulators on Monday announced that manufacturers of paclitaxel-eluting balloons for use in peripheral arteries must add a warning label about the devices’ risks. A meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Heart Association in 2018 suggested that patients treated with paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents for peripheral artery disease could be at a higher risk for late death compared […]
Bigfoot Biomedical has brought on Dr. Jim Malone — a 21-year clinical research veteran at Eli Lilly & Co. — as its chief medical officer, the diabetes treatment tech company said today. Malone, an endocrinologist specializing in diabetes, also spent 12 years in clinical practice. “Jim’s blended experience in medical practice and device development bring […]
B. Braun announced today that Caroll H. Neubauer will retire at the end of August after 24 years leading the Melsungen, Germany–based medical and drug delivery device giant’s North America operations. Jean-Claude Dubacher, a former Johnson & Johnson and Abbott executive who already took over Neubauer’s role as CEO of B. Braun Medical at the […]
Diabetes treatment tech company Bigfoot Biomedical announced today that it raised $55 million to close its Series C financing round. Abbott (NYSE:ABT) led the funding round with participation from new investor Smile Group and existing investors Quadrant Capital Advisors, Senvest Capital, Janus Henderson and Cormorant Asset Management. Get the full story at our sister site, MassDevice.