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  1. Megamergers Dominate MedTech Industry In 2014 With Nearly $40B In Deals
    3/26/2015

    The one word to sum up the medtech sector in 2014 - megamergers. The total value of mergers reached nearly $40B, more than twice as much as 2013.

  2. Report: BD To Sell Respiratory Device Business After CareFusion Merger
    3/26/2015

    Medical device and supplies manufacturer Becton Dickinson (BD) is reportedly preparing to sell its respiratory device unit in the wake of its deal to acquire CareFusion. An unnamed sources with knowledge of BD’s plans said that the company is disposing unwanted assets, the largest of them being the respiratory device business.

  3. New Chemical-Free Imaging Technology Stains Tissue Samples With Light
    3/26/2015

    Researchers have developed a new imaging technique that scans tissue samples with infrared light, allowing pathologists to digitally apply several different virtual stains to the same biopsy without the use of chemical dyes or stains. With this new method, researchers believe that one biopsy could yield a wide range of quick diagnostic assessments.

  4. Mayo Clinic: Tampons May Provide Early Screening Tool For Endometrial Cancer
    3/26/2015

    The Mayo Clinic released a study examining the potential of ordinary tampons as a screening tool for early stage endometrial cancer. Researchers hope their findings lead to the design of an effective and convenient diagnostic tool that could be used at home.

  5. Swapping The Little Blue Pill For Blue Light To Treat ED
    3/26/2015

    Swiss scientists have developed a novel system for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) that uses gene therapy and a blue light. They suggest that the solution might provide more reliable and consistent results than currently used medications.

  6. First Working Tricorder Prototype Revealed
    3/25/2015

    Canadian startup Cloud DX unveiled a working prototype of its all-in-one diagnostic device at the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, TX. Cloud DX is one of 10 finalists in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition, which will award $10 million to a team that develops a mobile, consumer-friendly device capable of diagnosing 15 diseases and monitor vital signs for 72 hours.

  7. Experts Divided On FDA’s Approach To Medical Device Regulation
    3/25/2015

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) attempts to walk the fine line between protecting public health safety and encouraging the development of innovative medical devices. There is no shortage of differing opinions on whether or not the FDA’s current regulatory approach towards medical devices should be overhauled, slightly tweaked, or stay the course.

  8. Combining Gold, Ultrasound, And Lasers To Treat Acne
    3/25/2015

    Scientists have developed a new acne treatment system that uses ultrasound in conjunction with gold-covered particles and lasers.

  9. The Genomic Portrait Of A Nation
    3/25/2015

    deCODE genetics, a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome, recently published four landmark papers built on whole-genome sequence data from more than 100,000 people from across Iceland.

  10. Philips, J&J To Collaborate On Development Of Handheld Blood Test For Neuropsychiatric Disorders
    3/25/2015

    Royal Philips recently announced that it has entered into a multi-year development agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (Janssen). The collaboration aims to develop a new handheld blood test to provide doctors with a novel tool to improve the care of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders.

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