Current Headlines

  1. Medtronic Buys Laser Surgery Firm For Up To $105 Million
    7/30/2014

    Medtronic recently acquired Texas-based laser neurosurgery company Visualase, Inc. for up to $105 million in an all-cash transaction.

  2. Wearable Device Could Provide Early Detection Of Diabetes-Related Complication
    7/30/2014

    A research team in Taiwan that includes scientists from National Taiwan University Hospital and National Chiao-Tung University has created a device called a pupillometer designed to measure certain conditions in the wearer’s pupil in order to predict the early onset of a complication related to diabetes.

  3. European Commission Seeks Input On Safety Of Nanomaterials Used In Medical Devices
    7/30/2014

    The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) has opened public consultation on the use of nanomaterials in medical devices.

  4. Industry Leaders Address Revival Of U.S. Device Innovation
    7/29/2014

    Recently, an executive from industry giant Edwards Lifesciences addressed a congressional committee on the dwindling state of medical device innovation in the United States.

  5. St. Jude Medical To Cut 270 Jobs In California
    7/29/2014

    St. Jude Medical is laying off up to 270 workers at its Sylmar, CA facility as part of a streamlining plan first announced by the company earlier this year.

  6. Parker Hannifin Announces New Miniature Liquid Valve To Improve Fluidic Designs
    7/29/2014

    The Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announces the release of its newest Diaphragm Isolation liquid Valve.

  7. Google’s Newest Science Project: Defining Perfect Human Health
    7/28/2014

    Google has launched a project focused on studying and analyzing the human body in greater detail than ever before by comprehensively cataloging genetic and molecular information. The ultimate goal of the project, which has been dubbed Baseline Study, is to map out a clear picture of what a perfectly healthy human body would look like.

  8. Covidien Files $180 Million Allotment For Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
    7/28/2014

    Medical device manufacturer Covidien recently booked a $180 million pre-tax legal charge in the third quarter related to transvaginal pelvic mesh litigation payments.

  9. 3D Tissue Printing Technique Could Advance Stem Cell Research
    7/28/2014

    A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) plans to apply their novel 3D printing technique to stem cell research — using the platform to create tissue similar to the natural environment of human stem cells.

  10. Proposed Changes To Sunshine Act Could Mean Added Costs For Device-Makers
    7/28/2014

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed four changes to the Physician Payment Sunshine Act’s transparency rules that could result in additional costs for medical device manufacturers.

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