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(January, 2015)
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(October, 2014)
Developer of Biological Mesh For Hernia Repair Seeks $20 Million
Minnesota-based Miromatrix Medical is seeking $20 million, according to a recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, to help develop and commercialize a biological mesh made of porcine tissue that can help in hernia repair, breast reconstruction and other soft-tissue applica...
(October, 2013)
Abbott’s Strategy to Buck the Trend of Poor Diabetes Performance
The company is focusing on its R&D pipeline to counteract the effect competitive bidding for Medicare patients is having on sales of diabetes devices. 
(October, 2013)
Analyst: St. Jude Medical's Q3 Performance Shows CRM Markets Stabilizing
St. Jude Medical reported its third quarter financial results Wednesday that showed that the Minnesota device maker had once again topped analyst estimates in its cardiac rhythm management division. The company reported revenue of $682 million in that business, whereas Wall Street analysts had ex...
(October, 2013)
St. Jude Medical's CEO Content to Be Just A Medical Device Firm Unlike Medtronic's CEO
Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak has publicly voiced his desire to transform the world's pre-eminent medical device company into a medical technology solutions firm whereby hospitals can count more on the Minnesota firm as a partner than a vendor. ...
(October, 2013)
IBM's Watson Moves from the Game Show to the Clinic with WatsonPaths
IBM Research is developing WatsonPaths and Watson EMR Assistant, two new cognitive computing technologies for assisting clinicians and students with diagnosis. 
(October, 2013)
Are Generics Hurting J&J’s Orthopedics Business?
Johnson & Johnson's orthopedics sales didn’t meet analysts’ expectations last quarter. Are generic products to blame? 
(October, 2013)
Majority of Patients Want Access to Electronic Medical Records [Infographic]
 The results of Accenture's Consumer Survey on Patient Engagement find that access to electronic medical records is important to the majority of patient-consumers globally. 
(October, 2013)
Treat the Chinese FDA With the Same Priority As You Would its U.S. Counterpart
Consultant Chang-Hong Whitney, president, Whitney Consulting, has a simple message for all U.S. and Western medtech companies seeking to commercialize in China. Treat the China Food and Drug Administration (formerly known as the SFDA) with the same sense of priority and urgency as you would its U...
(October, 2013)
Philips and Accenture Collaborate on Google Glass Concept for Patient Monitoring
 Philips and Accenture have partnered to demonstrate novel ways of using Google Glass in hospital settings.
(October, 2013)
Crosstrees Receives 510(k) for Balloon-Free Device for Treatment of Vertebral Fracture
Boulder,CO-based Crosstrees Medical has announced that following an IDE study, it has received 510(k) clearance its PVA Pod System for Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation (PVA).  
(October, 2013)
Canadian In Vitro Diagnostics Company Raises $3 million
A public, Canadian in vitro diagnostics company has raised more than $3 million from private investors, according to a recent filing with the Securities & Exchage Commission. Response Biomedical has developed cardiovascular and infectious disease tests based on an immunoassay platform and aim...
(October, 2013)
DePuy Synthes Releases Synflate Vertebral Balloon
The Synflate from DePuy Synthes is optimized to enhance balloon stability during inflation. At the North American Spine Society (NASS) 28th annual meeting, DePuy Synthes Spine announced its new Synflate Vertebral Ball...
(October, 2013)
Medical Murray Debuts Design and Development Facility in North Carolina
The medtech contract manufacturer is trying to get closer to the market in the Southeast. 
(October, 2013)
Use Ionization to Reduce Particle Contamination in Gown-Up and Product Transfer Rooms
Ionization systems in gown-up and product transfer rooms can help reduce particle contamination in medical device manufacturing.  
(October, 2013)
Covidien's Aim to Gain Share in Lung Cancer Screening Market Gets A Boost
Covidien bought Minneapolis-based superDimension in 2012 when the startup already had its lung navigation system cleared by regulatory bodies in Europe and U.S. for several years. The Massachusetts device maker hasn't been able to sell too many of these devices despite clearing regulatory hurdles...
(October, 2013)
St. Jude Medical Buys Leadless Pacemaker Developer Nanostim For $123.5M
Nanostim's Leadless Pacemaker Moving on its previously-announced option from May, St. Jude Medical said Monday that it is acquiring the maker of the world's first leadless pacemaker. The Minnesota device maker s...
(October, 2013)
Delivering Reproducibility in Quantitative Lateral-Flow Assays
Lateral-flow assay reproducibility is not only influenced by design and manufacturing, but also by the components used in the assembly of the test, the most critical of which is the reaction membrane. By Dr Klaus Hochleitner and Brendan O’Farrell
(October, 2013)
FDA's Old Guard Fades Away in Enforcement Shakeup
Two announcements by commissioner Margaret Hamburg are creating internal dissent at FDA as inexperienced staff are being placed in field enforcement leadership positions over field veterans.
(October, 2013)
Patients Eager To Access Data Including Medical Imaging Through Online Portals (infographic)
Engaging patients is a crucial element in getting people involved in their healthcare, and may possibly improve their well being in addition to improving diagnosis. Patients can engage in their own health by accessing more information abou themselves through patient portals. For instance, hospitals...
(October, 2013)
2014 May Bring Unwelcome Change for In-Vitro Diagnostics Companies
Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, proposed a rule that does not spell welcome news for in-vitro diagnostics companies. "If you come in for an outpatient procedure, and they're doing any laboratory work, it's all going to be packaged into the primary procedure. [If thi...
(October, 2013)
Watch Out For These 10 Non-Healthcare Companies Innovating In Healthcare (Google)
  Google Health may have been a failed endeavor but that does by no means indicate that the Silicon Valley search giant doesn't want to leave its mark in healthcare. ...
(October, 2013)
Watch Out For These 10 Non-Healthcare Companies Innovating In Healthcare (Sony and Olympus)
  These two erstwhile competitors in the consumer electronics space are now growing closer and closer. Sony is now the biggest ...
(October, 2013)