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Minimally invasive weight loss device maker quietly raises $2.75 million

May 24, 2012

Although it’s trying to keep quiet about its product, a medical device startup developing a new treatment for obesity revealed this week it’s in the middle of raising $5.5 million....

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Freedom Meditech submits 510(k) for disease-detection eye scanner

October 13, 2011

Freedom Meditech has submitted a 510(k) application for regulatory clearance of its medical device that can be used to detect chronic disease. The company’s ClearPath DS-120 Lens Fluorescence Biomicroscope noninvasively...

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Merck chairman to retire, company gets approval for diabetic-cholesterol drug

October 7, 2011

Richard T. Clark, chairman and former CEO of Merck & Co. of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, will retire from the company and its board of directors effective Dec. 1 ....

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Thermalin Diabetes targets $8M series B investment, eyes clinical trials

September 28, 2011

Next-generation insulin developer Thermalin Diabetes is targeting an $8 million series B round of investment that would fund the first in-human studies of its insulin analogs. A successful clinical trial...

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Blood glucose technologies company Glytec raises $8.2M

September 19, 2011

Glytec, a company whose technology helps diabetics monitor and manage their blood glucose levels, has raised $8.27 million in equity financing that the company will use to support growth in...

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Mobile health IT startup has ambitious plans for wellness network

August 31, 2011

A mobile health IT startup from Youngstown, Ohio has ambitious plans to lead the development of a wellness network that would connect patients, restaurants, grocery stores, health insurance companies, employers...

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Diabetes support network launches ‘Diabetes University’ online classes

August 12, 2011

An online diabetes support network has added an education program that it hopes will fill what it calls a gap in helping diabetic patients manage their condition. The new “Diabetes...

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Insulin pump hacking not a threat, Medtronic says

August 10, 2011

Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) isn’t in an uproar over recent reports of a hacked insulin pump that could discretely deliver dangerous doses of insulin to a wearer. “To our knowledge, there...

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Walking Your Way to Better Health

July 27, 2011

A path to better health and wellness can be as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. That is one of the ideas behind the innovative and...

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Takeda, Furiex try again in a post-Avandia diabetes drug world

July 26, 2011

A type 2 diabetes drug hopefully thought of as a potential blockbuster before stalling amid safety concerns is now taking another shot at approval. Takeda Pharmaceuticals (TYO:4502), which is partnered...