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  1. Smaller, Gentler Brain Electrodes Worth Their Weight In Gold…And Graphene
    4/24/2017

    Scientists in South Korea are mining the biomedical potential of both gold and graphene to design a more flexible brain-machine interface (BMI) that can transmit clearer signals while causing minimal damage to brain tissue, said researchers. 

  2. Medtronic Announces Updated Neurosurgery Stealthstation
    4/24/2017

    Medtronic plc. recently launched its new StealthStation technology at the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) annual conference in Los Angeles. StealthStation technology has been a mainstay in neurosurgery suites for the past 25 years, being used in more than 2.25 million procedures.  

  3. Siemens Healthineers Boosts Population Health Portfolio With Medicalis Buy
    4/21/2017

    Siemens is looking to expand its portfolio of population health management (PHM) solutions with the acquisition of San Francisco-based tech firm Medicalis, which specializes in tools that maximize efficiency in clinical decisions, imaging workflow, and scheduling management.

  4. Abbott CEO Confident In Closing Alere Deal, Solving St. Jude Facility Issue
    4/21/2017

    Abbott CEO Miles White is optimistic that the company will overcome remaining hurdles to complete the purchase of Alere by the end of the third quarter, and that it will clear up manufacturing quality issues involving a plant acquired from St. Jude Medical.

  5. FDA Clears Cardiac Insight’s Wearable ECG Sensor
    4/20/2017

    Cardiac Insight, a U.S. developer of body worn sensing devices and computational software, announced recently, the FDA has cleared the company’s wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor, CARDEA SOLO. The device offers physicians immediate access to improved reporting and analysis of heartbeat-to-heartbeat data.

  6. FDA Clears First Cooled RF Treatment For OA Knee Pain
    4/20/2017

    American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Annual Meeting, Booth #407 -- Halyard Health (NYSE: HYH), a medical technology company focused on eliminating pain, speeding recovery and preventing infection, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for marketing its COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency (Cooled RF) thermal treatment for the relief of chronic moderate to severe knee pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA).

  7. Depuy Synthes Acquires 3D Printing Tech To Treat Bone Defects
    4/20/2017

    DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, has acquired 3D printing technology from Tissue Regeneration Systems, Inc. (TRS). The 3D printing methods developed by TRS will help enable DePuy Synthes to create patient-specific, bioresorbable implants with a unique mineral coating intended to support bone healing in patients with orthopaedic and craniomaxillofacial deformities and injuries.

  8. Medtronic Divests Three Business Units, Inks Deal With Cardinal Health For $6.1 Billion
    4/19/2017

    Medtronic has confirmed a $6.1 billion cash deal with Cardinal Health and the divestment of its patient care, deep vein thrombosis, and nutritional insufficiency businesses, as  well as 17 manufacturing facilities. Senior leadership at Medtronic stated they expect the businesses to “thrive” at Cardinal Health.

  9. J&J "Making Good Progress" With Restructuring, Mulling "Various Options" For Diabetes Business
    4/19/2017

    Johnson & Johnson (J&J) says it is making good progress with ongoing restructuring of its medical device business, but the company still is considering various options for its diabetes unit, including potential partnerships or divestitures.

  10. MKS' Ophir® Business Unit Announces Compact Laser Power Sensor For Very High Powers To 15K-W
    4/19/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the 15K-W-BB-45 from Ophir®, a compact, fan-cooled, thermal laser power measurement sensor that handles very high powers up to 15,000W.