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Market Intel: Robotic Pills And The Future Of Painless Drug Delivery

Robotic pill technology, which is already being used for diagnostic purposes, will likely be embraced for the oral delivery of biologic drugs as well. Biologic therapies currently require injections in most cases, but some are exploring specialized robotic pills as a pain-free approach that could increase convenience and compliance, and thus efficacy, of medicines. Several established companies and research centers are working on both diagnostic and biologic therapeutic applications of pill-based technologies.

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People Briefs

CardioDx appoints president and CEO; FDA device review veteran joins Hogan Lovells; TransEnterix names new senior surgical office; and more personnel updates from around the industry.

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MIS 2014, Part 2: Opportunities And Challenges

The increasing prevalence of MIS and the opportunity for greater MIS penetration in existing procedures translate into significant growth potential for the MIS products market in the years ahead. Despite some challenges, device manufacturers are driving growth in the market by targeting key procedures and geographies with new robotic surgery systems and robotic-like technologies designed to enable more complex procedures to be performed via an MIS approach.

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Check-Cap Ltd.

Israel’s Check-Cap Ltd. is looking to increase compliance with colorectal cancer screening recommendations with its ingestible, X-ray-based, gastrointestinal imaging device. The Check-Cap Imaging Capsule is designed to detect clinically significant polyps within the same range of accuracy as a standard colonoscopy, without a hospital visit or aggressive bowel preparation.

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