News of Note—Apple, Aetna discuss bringing discounted Apple Watch to millions

News of note

> Apple and Aetna held secret meetings to discuss a plan to offer discounted or free Apple Watches to the insurer’s 23 million members. CNBC article

> Documents obtained by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation show how much Johnson & Johnson “oversold” its pelvic mesh products to surgeons. The news comes a month after a trial involving more than 700 patients who had been implanted with vaginal mesh or tape started in Australian federal court. ABC article

> Two Pore Guys reported positive results from a pivotal trial of its hand-held liquid biopsy technology. The study confirmed that the device detected cell-free circulating tumor DNA in blood and urine samples from patients with colorectal or pancreatic cancer, whose tumors were previously diagnosed via tissue biopsy. Release


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> University of Iowa spinout iotaMotion raised $2 million in seed financing, which will support the development of robotic systems for cochlear implant surgery. Release

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