Current Headlines

  1. Philips HealthTech/Lighting Split Will Proceed Despite Q3 Losses
    10/22/2014

    Royal Philips’ earnings took a hit in the latest reporting period due to weak demand in China and Russia and one-off charges related to writedowns and a patent litigation loss.

  2. Australia Proposes Domestic Device Registration Using European CE Marking
    10/22/2014

    Australia’s prime minister recently issued a new proposal that would allow Australian device makers to register “routine” medical devices using conformity assessment certifications acquired from European notified bodies.

  3. 3D Printing To Make Facial Prosthetics Affordable
    10/22/2014

    For patients who have had facial reconstruction and need prostheses, cheaper and more versatile options may have arrived.

  4. Sound-Powered, Mini Medical Device Developed By Stanford Engineers
    10/22/2014

    Imagine a wireless implant that electronically performs its function, but requires no batteries.

  5. J&J Slapped With Injunction In Covidien Patent Case
    10/21/2014

    A federal district court granted a preliminary injunction sought by Covidien against a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson related to the alleged infringement of three surgical device patents held by Covidien.

  6. World's Thinnest Electric Generator Could Revolutionize Medical Devices
    10/21/2014

    Piezoelectricity has been generated at many different geometries and sizes, but now it has literally been taken to new dimensions.

  7. Robotic Brain Surgery, Through The Cheek
    10/21/2014

    Some of the most successful robotic surgeries are the ones that take a high-risk, conventional surgery and turn it into a minimally invasive procedure.

  8. Stryker Reduces Tax Rate, Repatriates $2B For Acquisitions
    10/20/2014

    Stryker Corporation reported that third quarter net sales grew across all business units despite incurring a one-time tax hit for moving some IP assets to the company’s new European regional headquarters in Amsterdam. The company also announced that it will repatriate $2 billion in cash for acquisitions in 2015.

  9. MedVenture Technology Assumes Helix Medical Manufacturing Operation In Costa Rica
    10/20/2014

    MedVenture Technology Corporation, a medical device design and manufacturing company and part of Helix Medical, announces the expansion of its operations into Costa Rica.

  10. FDA Invites Participation In Pilot 510(k) eSubmission Program
    10/20/2014

    A pilot program for the electronic submission of 510(k) documents is being expanded after a successful initial test period. The online process has been likened to commercial tax software and promises to increase ease of use for companies that are submitting a 510(k) application.

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