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  1. FDA Launches Medical Device Knowledge Platform
    2/13/2017

    FDB (First Databank, Inc.), the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, announced recently that it has launched a new medical device knowledge platform, FDB Prizm.

  2. Jawbone Pivoting Into Medical-Grade Devices And Services
    2/13/2017

    Wearables company Jawbone reportedly is planning to shift from selling fitness trackers geared towards consumers to developing medical-grade devices and accompanying software services.

  3. Micro Medical Solutions’ Vascular Stent For PAD Patients Earns CE Mark Approval
    2/13/2017

    Micro Medical Solutions, an innovator in the field of microvascular interventions that improve clinical outcomes and quality of life, announced today it has received CE Mark approval for MicroStent, allowing the company to market this technology in Europe.

  4. Depuy Synthes, LifeNet Health Jointly Launch New Cellular Allograft For Spinal Fusion Surgery
    2/13/2017

    Today, DePuy Synthes*, in collaboration with LifeNet Health®, launches ViviGen Formable™ Cellular Bone Matrix**, a second generation cellular allograft used to assist in the formation of bone during spinal fusion surgery.

  5. Medtronic Announces New, Outcome-Based Learning Program
    2/13/2017

    Medtronic recently announced the launch of Medtronic Impact in its Europe, Middle East & Africa region, which is part of the company's drive towards value-based healthcare (VBHC).

  6. Medtronic Adds Diagnostic Catheters To Coronary Product Offerings
    2/13/2017

    Medtronic plc recently announced that its market-leading coronary portfolio will now include the DxTerity Diagnostic Angiography Catheter line and several transradial-specific products including the DxTerity TRA, InTRAkit access kit and TRAcelet compression device, all of which received U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) clearance and CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for use in diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

  7. “Hair-Like” Brain Implant Could Simulate Vision In The Blind
    2/10/2017

    Harvard scientists are testing a neural prosthesis that uses arrays of microscopic coils to generate magnetic fields that can target specific regions of the brain, such as the visual cortex to simulate sight.

  8. Smith & Nephew Expects Better Performance In 2017
    2/10/2017

    Smith & Nephew (S&N), the British manufacturer of replacement knee joints and medical devices, will rebound from a mixed performance in 2016 to a successful 2017 on the strength of a strong pipeline of products, as well as the positive effects of the reorganization strategy it started five years ago.

  9. FDA Approves Abbott’s MRI-Compatible Wireless Pacemaker
    2/9/2017

    Abbott has announced that the FDA approved MR-conditional labeling for its Assurity pacemaker, touted by the company as the “world’s smallest and longest-lasting” MRI-compatible wireless pacemaker.

  10. Cordis, Medical Products Will Drive Cardinal Health's Momentum
    2/9/2017

    Cardinal Health's medical products business performed strongly in the second quarter, helping offset some of the negative impact on the company's pharmaceutical business, which was hit by competitive generic drug pricing cuts. The medical segment will continue to help drive momentum as the portfolio becomes more integrated, says CEO George Barrett.