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Start-Up Spotlight: Distalmotion Wants To Bring Cost-Effective, Focused Alternative To Robotic Surgery Market

Switzerland-based Distalmotion hopes to make its Dexter robotic surgery the standard of care in procedures that entail precise dissection and suturing and market itself as a more cost-effective alternative to Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci system.

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Market Brief: Global Market For Endoscopic Surgeries Will Reach $17.7Bn In 2023

The global market for endoscopic and pelvic surgery procedures is expected to reach $17.7bn in 2023, a CAGR of 6.4%, driven by patients' demand for less invasive surgeries and physicians' preference for minimally invasive surgeries versus open surgeries. By 2023, the number of general and pelvic endoscopic procedures performed globally will reach about 29.7 million, representing a CAGR of 3.6%.

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Device Settlements Contribute To DoJ's $2.5Bn Health-Care FCA Haul

The US Department of Justice collected $2.8bn in settlements and judgments involving violations of the False Claims Act in 2018, including $2.5bn in health-care cases. Key device industry recoveries included $33.2m from Alere, $12.5m from Angiodynamics, and $30m in two separate settlements from Covidien and its subsidiary ev3.

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Medtronic Biz Pleads Guilty In Off-Label Marketing Case

A Medtronic subsidiary has agreed to plead guilty for off-label marketing activities that occurred prior to Medtronic's acquisition. Overall, the firm says it has settled three investigations with a total pay-out of $50.9m. US FDA is underscoring the case as an example of the agency pursuing companies that "put profit over safety."

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