News of Note—Japanese robotics company Riverfield bags $10M; Abbott earns CE mark for next-gen stent

News of note

> Japanese robotics player Riverfield scored 1.15 billion yen ($10.1 million) in new financing to fuel its mission to undercut Intuitive Surgical. Nikkei Asian Review article

> Abbott received a CE mark for its next-generation drug-eluting stent, the Xience Sierra. Improvements include better flexibility, a thinner profile and smaller diameters. Drug Delivery Business News article

> The Chinese FDA approved Allergan’s eye implant for the treatment of macular edema that follows branch retinal vein occlusion or central retinal vein occlusion. Release

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