Top 5 Medical Device News Posts: July 9 to 15, 2014

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This was a big week in diabetes medical technology innovation.

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers invented a microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes, while Google partners with Novartis to develop contact lenses that help diabetics track glucose levels.

Also, China toughens medical device regulations, a look at the future of medtech and top medical device venture capital deals.


What Does the Future Hold for Medtech?

By Jamie Hartford

We asked experts to weigh in on what the coming years might have in store for the medical device industry. Here are their predictions. 

Read more on MDDI.


The Top 3 Medical Device Venture Capital Deals of Q2

By Arundhati Parmar 

Healthcare venture capital  funding swung from a decline in the first quarter to a five-quarter high in the second quarter with medical devices accounting for the lion's share of VC funding. Which were the biggest deals?

Read more on MDDI.


China Toughens Medical Device Sector Regulation, Fines

China has increased fines and toughened oversight of the country's fast-growing medical device sector as it overhauls decade-old laws to stamp out corporate malpractice.

Read more on MPO.


Nanotech microchip invented to diagnose type-1 diabetes

An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device's inventors at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Read more on Medical News Today.


Google gains some medical cred in deal with Novartis for glucose-sensing contacts

By Caroline Copley

Swiss drugmaker Novartis has struck an agreement with Google to develop "smart" contact lenses that would help diabetics track their blood glucose levels or restore the eye's ability to focus.

Read more on MedCity News.

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