Current Headlines

  1. Apple Adds Another Medical Device Expert
    4/23/2014

    According to recent reports, Apple has hired Divya Nag, a high profile medical device expert, to its ever-growing team of health-related researchers, developers, and industry strategists.

  2. Intuitive Surgical Announces FDA Clearance Of da Vinci® Sp™ Surgical System
    4/23/2014

    Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG), the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, today announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the da Vinci Sp Surgical System, which is designed to expand the Company's single-incision product offering. 

  3. Cloaked DNA Nanodevices Survive Pilot Mission
    4/22/2014

    It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. 

  4. Silly Putty Impacts Stem Cell Research
    4/21/2014

    A team of researchers at the University of Michigan has found that the physical environment in which embryonic stem cells are grown plays a crucial role in the type of specialized cells they eventually become.

  5. Inexpensive Hardware Could Enable Affordable Tricorder Design
    4/21/2014

    A group of British researchers is working to make the “tricorder” — a fictional handheld device from Star Trek capable of scanning, recording, and analyzing data — a feasible and affordable reality.

  6. Update On Medtronic-Edwards Court Battle Over CoreValve; Court Agrees to Expedited Appeal
    4/21/2014

    Medtronic, Inc. recently issued an updated statement on the recent ruling by Federal District Court of Delaware.

  7. Global Market For Neurostimulation Devices To Grow To Nearly $4.1B In 2018; Chronic Pain Segment To Reach $2.8B
    4/18/2014

    BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, NEUROSTIMULATION: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS, the global neurostimulation device market is expected to grow to nearly $4.1 Billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.5%.

  8. $588M In Venture Capital Dollars Invested In Medtech During Q12014
    4/18/2014

    Venture capitalists invested $9.5 billion in 951 deals in the first quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters.

  9. Covidien Issues Recalls For Two Medical Devices
    4/17/2014

    Covidien recently issued voluntary recalls for certain lots of its Pipeline embolization device and its Alligator retrieval device, due to a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating delamination and detachment issue on their delivery wires. The company is not yet aware of any patient injuries or deaths as a result of the life-threatening flaw.

  10. Pocket-Sized Anthrax Detector Developed
    4/17/2014

    A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper.