Current Headlines

  1. Industry Leaders Form First Medical Device Trade Association In Asia

    Some of the biggest names in the medical device industry are joining together to present a united voice in the Asian Pacific market. The newly formed Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed) will collaborate with local regulators, policymakers, and stakeholders to create innovative solutions to regulatory obstacles, promote local talent, and address currently unmet medical needs in the region.

  2. Senate Finance Committee Hears Industry Testimony On Impact Of Medical Device Tax

    A top executive of medical device manufacturer B. Braun Medical Inc. recently told U.S. senators that the medical device tax should be repealed, citing the negative impact the tax has made on the company, and the medical device industry in general.

  3. Medtronic Launches Study Of Stent Graft System For Endovascular Treatment Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    Medtronic plc recently began a clinical study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Endurant Evo AAA stent graft system, an investigational medical device designed to expand the applicability of a minimally invasive alternative to open surgical repair for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

  4. Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Device Reduces Need For Testing In Clinical Settings

    Results from a study presented recently at The International Liver Congress 2015 demonstrate that the use of a pocket-sized ultrasound device (PUD) helps to reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

  5. New Devices Test Efficacy Of Multiple Cancer Drugs Simultaneously

    Two new devices may offer oncologists a way to quickly “test drive” a variety of cancer drugs before committing a patient to a course of treatment. By further developing the technology, scientists hope to eliminate the trial-and-error methods currently used and potentially accelerate drug development with safer and faster clinical trials.

  6. Medtronic DBS Stimulators Cleared In Europe For Full-Body MRI

    European regulators recently cleared Medtronic’s Activa deep brain stimulation (DBS) implants for use before and during full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures.

  7. Nipro Diagnostics Gains FDA Clearance For Smartphone-Connected Blood Glucose System

    Nipro Diagnostics, Inc., announced recently that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its TRUE METRIX AIR Self-Monitoring blood glucose system - a device for people with diabetes to test blood glucose and deliver data wirelessly to a smartphone.

  8. First Liquid Nanolaser Could Enable New Approach To Lab-On-Chip Diagnostics

    Northwestern University scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser. And it's tunable in real time, meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colors, a unique and useful feature.

  9. Cadence, Inc. Announces New LaserSwiss Capability

    Cadence has built its business on creating new-to-the-world manufacturing technologies to make complex products the world has never seen. The latest addition of innovative technologies includes a new LaserSwiss machining capability.

  10. Stryker Betting On MAKO And Anti-Stroke Devices, Planning More Acquisitions To Drive Growth

    Stryker considers its MAKO robotic surgery system and its clot removal devices as growth accelerators for the company through 2016. The artificial knee and hip implants maker is also cautiously eyeing more M&A targets after it recently acquired a number of assets.

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