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First-in-Human Porcine Heart Transplant Performed

USA - January 14 2022 Surgeons at the University of Maryland School of Medicine performed the first successful porcine (pig) to human heart transplant, a procedure…

Acquisition of BK Medical Expands GE Healthcare’s Precision Health Presence

USA - January 5 2022 GE Healthcare announced on December 21, 2021, that it has completed the $1.45 billion acquisition of BK Medical from Altaris Capital Partners…

Baxter Completes $10B+ Acquisition of Hillrom

USA - December 24 2021 On December 13, Baxter International Inc. (“Baxter”) announced the completion of one of the biggest medtech acquisitions of 2021, acquiring Hillrom…

Two Drugs Recalled Due to Manufacturing Issues

USA - December 16 2021 (December 13, 2021) Two pharmaceutical companies have issued recalls in December due to manufacturing issues that may impact the safety and quality…

FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Biology-Guided Radiotherapy (“BgRT”) Device

USA - December 14 2021 On December 1, 2021, RefleXion Medical, Inc. (“RefleXion”), announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has granted the company…

Johnson & Johnson to Separate its Consumer Health Business

USA - December 7 2021 Johnson & Johnson announced on November 12, 2021, that it is planning to separate its Consumer Health Business and create a new publicly traded…

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Software Contained in Medical Devices

USA - November 9 2021 On November 3, 2021 the FDA issued draft guidance titled “Content of Premarket Submissions for Device Software Functions.” The final version will…

Federal Circuit Reverses PTAB’s Invalidation of Patent Claims for an Artificial Heart Valve (Snyders vs St. Jude)

USA - November 4 2021 On October 5, 2021, the U.S. Federal Circuit reversed a finding of invalidity by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for patent claims related…

Bioventus’ Shareholders Approve Acquisition of Misonix

USA - October 28 2021 Bioventus recently announced that its shareholders approved its agreement to acquire Misonix. Bioventus agrees to pay Misonix shareholders either 1…

Best Buy to Acquire Remote Patient Monitoring Company Current Health

USA - October 19 2021 Best Buy Co., Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Current Health. The deal between the companies is expected to close by the end of Best…