Brett Reynolds has been appointed to succeed Mahedi Jiwani as chief financial officer at Uroplasty. Reynolds previously served as CFO for Synovis Life Technologies for nine years before he went on to lead the Minnesota site of Baxter Healthcare, which acquired Synovis for $325 million last year.
An FDA panel meeting to consider whether to continue to subject shortwave diathermy systems to the premarket approval process or recategorize them as Class I or II devices has been rescheduled for May 21. The panel will also meet May 22 to discuss the possible reclassification of pedicle screws, which are used in spinal fusion surgeries.
The FDA has given Olympus 510(k) clearance to market its Articulating HD 3D Laparoscopic Surgical Video System, which works with the company's EVIS EXERA III endoscopy device. The technology provides doctors with natural 3D vision during laparoscopic surgery, allowing for greater accuracy.
Altura Medical has obtained $6 million in an equity financing round aiming for $10 million. The San Clemente, Calif.-based startup is working on stent grafts that can be used to treat patients with aneurysms in the arterial vascular system.
IRhythm Technologies has pulled in $15.1 million in an equity offering and hopes to raise $1.9 million more in that round. The San Francisco startup is the maker of the Zio patch, which the company said can monitor cardiac rhythm for a maximum of two weeks.