The top 5 MassDevice stories of the week — November 20, 2020

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The past week saw major news in the robotic surgery space, with Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) unveiling its new Ottava platform.Want to hear more about the week’s top medtech news on MassDevice? Executive editor Chris Newmarker and Tom Salemi will discuss the week’s “Newmarker’s Newsmakers” — as well as fictional monsters that come out of the ocean — during our DeviceTalks Weekly podcast.
Without further ado, here’s this week’s MassDevice Top Five:
5. The new COVID-19 wave could be bad news for the medical device industry
Surging COVID-19 cases across the U.S. could hold medical procedures back for the rest of the year, according to a new report from UBS analysts. Read the full story. 
4. Alaris remediation could cost BD up to $244M
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) in its most recent fiscal year set aside $244 million to cover future product remediation costs, including the company’s work to fix its problematic Alaris infusion pumps. Read the full story. 
3. The 20 largest medical device companies in the world
The information in this year’s annual Big 100 rankings of the world’s largest medical device companies is as interesting as ever. The 100 companies on this year’s list had …

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