Five New Medical Devices Coming on the Market Soon

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Five New Medical Devices Coming on the Market Soon

Medical Technology

Medical technology is constantly changing, and with it, we are introduced to more and more medical advancements each year. While great strides are being made in the world of medical robotics, there is also major advancement in the treatment and monitoring of cardiac disease, diabetes, and neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease that are becoming more commonplace in the population.

2017 has been no different in regard to medical advancements hitting the market. While some products are in the final stages of testing some of these devices are expected to hit the market in 2017 as soon as early spring. Listed below are five of the most amazing medical devices coming to the market this year.

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Thoratec's HeartMate

After St. Jude acquired Thoratec in 2015 it continued the production of the Thoratec's HeartMate. HeartMate is a left ventricular assist device. The assist device technology is used on cardiac patients in heart failure to help their heart continue to perform until they are able to receive a transplant. The device not only helps prolong the heart's function but helps keep the patient's body functioning well enough to be able to accept a transplant. The HeartMate is currently in the approval stage and since it is part way through the 12-month process, it is expected to be released by the end of 2017.

Medtronic's MinMed 670G System

Medtronic has come out with the MiniMed 670G as a closed loop system for personal insulin delivery. This system is the first hybrid closed loop and has been touted as the first artificial pancreas. The system helps to keep patient in their targeted glucose level for the longest amount of time throughout the day. The system received FDA approval in fall of 2016 and is expected to be manufactured and launched in spring of 2017.

MinMed 670G System

Lotus Edge Transcatheter Aortic Valve

Created by Boston Scientific, the Lotus Edge Transcatheter Aortic Valve is the next generation of aortic valves. The Lotus Edge not only can be repositioned and retrieved once the patient has received the implant, but it provides for less chance of a chance of a pacemaker implant and paravalvular leak. The company is expected to go before the FDA for approval in May of this year and the manufacturers anticipate production in sizes including 21, 23, 25, and 27.

OneTouch Via On-Demand Delivery SystemJohnson and Johnson OneTouch Via Insulin Delivery

Calibra Medical, a Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Care Company created the OneTouch Via On-Demand Delivery System to deliver insulin to the user easily and discreetly. It is worn on the abdomen and delivers a consistent quantity of insulin painlessly. The device is also discreetly wearable under the patient's clothing and has already been sent for FDA approval and it is expected to hit the market sometime this year.

Neuronex neuroAD Therapy System

Neuronex Medical has developed the neuroAD Therapy System for patients who suffer from Alzheimer's disease. The device utilizes cognitive therapy combined with focused transcranial magnetic stimulation, also referred to as TMS. The therapy produced by the device is created to help repair cognitive function in the brain. Neuronex neuroAD is still currently in the FDA testing phase, but the company is hoping to have the therapy approved by the end of the year.

Whether you are looking for advancements in the fields of neurology, cardiovascular health, or endocrinology, 2017 has advancements to help treat many of the conditions facing the population today. While the five devices listed above are some amazing medical advances hitting the market this year, there are much more in the early stages of testing that we will see emerge in the next few years. As medical technology continues to advance so will the ability to treat and fight disease. Whether it’s a medical document storage system like Integrity Support or a new kind of insulin pump, these are the technologies looking to change the way disease is fought.

By  Eileen O'ShanassyEmbed


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