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AngioLight Lands Strategic Partnership with Medical Technologies Innovation Asia, Names Gary Saxton President

February 20, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--Interventional cardiology medical device company AngioLight has engaged in a strategic partnership with Medical Technologies Innovation Asia (MTIA), Hong Kong, under which MTIA will complete safety, animal and clinical studies of AngioLight’s...

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Covidien Completes Patient Enrollment in Iliac Stent Clinical Study Series

February 20, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MANSFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the completion of patient enrollment in its iliac stent clinical study series. The series is composed of two prospective, multinational, multicenter studies -...

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Teleflex Launches The Invisible Risk Campaign to Educate PACU Clinicians About Waste Anesthetic Gas Exposure

February 20, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a corporate partner of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), has launched The Invisible Risk campaign. The campaign is designed to educate clinicians...

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Senseonics Receives ISO13485 Certification

February 20, 2013 3:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Senseonics, a privately held medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of the first fully implantable, long-term continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced that it has been granted ISO 13485:2003 certification of its quality management system.

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Evaluation of Automatic Class III Designation (De Novo) Decision : K124065 added

February 20, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 (FDAMA) added the "De Novo" classification option as an alternate pathway to classify certain new devices that had automatically been placed in Class III due to lack of a predicate.

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Medtronic Cuts Estimated Medical Device Tax Impact in Half

February 19, 2013 5:07 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic joins fellow medical device giants in forecasting lower 2013 medtech tax costs than previously anticipated. Medical device maker Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) this week became the latest in a string of medtech giants who have pared back their expectations of the impact of the 2.3% medical device sales tax.

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NuVasive(R) to Participate in Investor Events in March 2013

February 19, 2013 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today that Quentin Blackford, Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasury, is scheduled to present at the following investor events in...

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Costlier Robotic Surgery Soars for Hysterectomies

February 19, 2013 4:06 pm | by LINDSEY TANNER - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Robotic surgery is increasingly being used for women's hysterectomies, adding at least $2,000 to the cost without offering much benefit over less high-tech methods, a study found. The technique was used in just 0.5 percent of operations studied in 2007, but that soared to almost 10 percent by...

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Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

February 19, 2013 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 19, 2013--(Nasdaq: ICAD), an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, today reported financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31,...

Solta Medical Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

February 19, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM), a global leader in the medical aesthetics market, today announced results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $39.8 million, an increase of $6.6 million, or 20%, as compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. ...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Will Seek Industry's Help on Medical Device Tax Repeal

February 19, 2013 3:47 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Newly elected Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is looking to talk with medical device makers about ongoing efforts to repeal the medical device tax, although she has yet to sign her name to a new Senate bill to do just that, she told MassDevice.com today.

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Connector Line Expanded with Additional Material Options

February 19, 2013 3:20 pm | by MDT Staff | Colder Products Company | Product Releases | Comments

Colder Products Company, the leading provider of quick disconnect couplings and fittings for plastic tubing, announces the addition of PVDF to the available material options throughout its FitQuik® Connectors product line.

Antimicrobial Compounds Help Designers Enhance Safety of Healthcare Applications

February 19, 2013 3:13 pm | by MDT Staff | Sabic Innovative Plastics | Product Releases | Comments

SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business today introduced powerful new tools to help medical device manufacturers reduce HCAIs among patients and clinicians. SABIC’s nine new antimicrobial compounds featuring silver technology have been tested for log reduction values – the level of microbes eliminated from a surface – according to the ISO 22196-2007 protocol.

Successful Med-Tech Veteran Joins Board of Tenex Health

February 19, 2013 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 19, 2013--Tenex Health, a pioneer in image-guided soft tissue repair, is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Kohrs to the company's board of directors. Doug brings more than 30 years of experience in medical devices with 20 of those years spent as...

Cardiovascular Systems Sponsoring Orbital Atherectomy Sessions at iCON 2013

February 19, 2013 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. & SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 19, 2013--Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) (Nasdaq: CSII), announced today it is sponsoring a challenging case presentation featuring its peripheral orbital atherectomy system, and co-hosting an office-based lab presentation and...

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