Current Headlines

  1. Fast-Growing New Wave Surgical Sold To Covidien

    New Wave Surgical Corporation, a fast-growing healthcare products company, has been sold to Covidien for at least $100 million.

  2. Indiana Governor Renews Push For Medical Device Tax Repeal

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence is leading a new wave of pressure for President Barack Obama and federal lawmakers to repeal the medical device excise tax created to help fund Obama's healthcare law.

  3. Google Hires High-Profile Geneticist To Aid In Search For “Fountain Of Youth”

    Google’s anti-aging Calico project received a major boost this week with the news that geneticist Cynthia Kenyon is formally joining its ranks. Kenyon, who has been an advisor for the project since its inception last year, formally left the University of California, San Francisco this month to join an elite team at Calico led by Apple and Genentech chairman Arthur Levinson. She will also be working with fellow high-profile scientists Hal V. Barron (Roche/Genentech), David Botstein (Princeton University), and Robert Cohen (Genentech).

  4. Proto Labs, Inc. Opens New Manufacturing Facility In Plymouth, MN

    Proto Labs, Inc., a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, has announced today that it has completed renovation of the Plymouth Industrial Building at 2600 Niagara Lane, Plymouth, MN, and will begin operations at this location effective Monday April 28.

  5. Proto Labs, Inc. Launches New Additive Manufacturing Service

    Proto Labs, Inc., a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, has announced recently the launch of its additive manufacturing service through the acquisition of privately held FineLine Prototyping, Inc. a leading provider of additive manufacturing services.

  6. Channel Makeover Bioengineered To Switch Off Neurons

    Scientists have bioengineered, in neurons cultured from rats, an enhancement to a cutting edge technology that provides instant control over brain circuit activity with a flash of light.

  7. Apple Adds Another Medical Device Expert

    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.

  8. AdvaStim Enters Neuromodulation Device Market

    AdvaStim, Inc., a leading developer of advanced technology platforms for neuromodulation therapies, recently announced that the Company has entered the research and development market with a new hardware/software solution for neuromodulation therapy developers.

  9. Intuitive Surgical Announces FDA Clearance Of da Vinci® Sp™ Surgical System

    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. 

  10. Cloaked DNA Nanodevices Survive Pilot Mission

    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.