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First Alabamian Receives New Retrievable, Nonsurgical Pacemaker

June 23, 2014 8:53 am | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

Hoover resident Jack Brymer was driving home with his wife, Shirley, one night recently when it became clear to him his health problem was getting worse at a rapid pace. “I had been having dizzy spells, and it would feel like I was going...

Medtronic Announces Preliminary Outcomes for World’s Smallest Cardiac Pacemaker

June 19, 2014 2:48 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced preliminary results from the first human implants of the world’s smallest pacemaker, the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). Results from the first four patients to receive the Micra TPS were reported at...

Medtech Innovator 2014 Winner Announced

June 19, 2014 10:38 am | by RCT Ventures | News | Comments

267 companies submitted their plans. A panel of investor judges reviewed the entries to select the MedTech Innovator Top 10 Semi-Finalists. The investor judges included Christopher P. Martin, President, RCT Ventures; Ned Scheetz, Founder...

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St. Jude’s Leadless Pacemaker Receives Prestigious Innovation Award

June 18, 2014 4:03 pm | by St. Jude Medical Inc. | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the Nanostim leadless pacemaker was awarded the 2014 Innovation Award at Cardiostim 2014, the 19th World Congress in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Techniques...

Tax Savings Not Only Benefit to Medtronic-Covidien Deal

June 18, 2014 3:53 pm | by Kalorama | News | Comments

U.S.-based Medtronic said it would purchase Ireland-based Covidien for $42.9 billion, combining two of the world’s biggest medical device makers and helping Medtronic savings with a headquarters change. Kalorama estimates the deal will come...

Medtronic to Buy Covidien

June 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Josh Boak, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. medical device manufacturer Medtronic has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock. The combined company would have its executive offices in Dublin, where it could benefit from Ireland's lower...

Medtronic Heart Valve Approved for Broader Use

June 13, 2014 11:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that the FDA approved its artificial heart valve, CoreValve, for use in more patients who face serious risks from open-heart surgery, the standard treatment. Medtronic's implant is a less invasive approach to...

Panel Provides Unanimous Favorable Recommendation to FDA for Bard's Drug Coated Balloon

June 12, 2014 8:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

C. R. Bard, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Advisory Panel provided a unanimous favorable recommendation to FDA for use of the Lutonix Drug Coated Balloon PTA Catheter (DCB)...

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B Braun CeGaT Enters U.S. Sequencing and Diagnostics Market

June 4, 2014 2:41 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

B Braun Medical US and CeGaT GmbH have announced the establishment of a U.S. based company to enter the US diagnostics market. Globally, Diagnostic Panels, a CeGaT innovation, were first made available in 2010. The worldwide demand for... 

LayerWise Wins GE’s Global 3D Printing Production Quest

June 4, 2014 9:50 am | by LayerWise | News | Comments

GE awarded LayerWise as winner of its worldwide open innovation challenge, the 3D Printing Production Quest. The winning submission of LayerWise proves the company’s capability to produce complex medical imaging device parts with high... 

FDA Approval of GE’s Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound System

June 3, 2014 3:44 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare has announced FDA approval and the U.S. launch of their new breast imaging technology, the Invenia ABUS, proven to help clinicians find 35.7% more cancers in women with dense breasts than mammograms alone. In keeping with a...

Covidien Announces CE Mark of Nellcor Respiration Rate Technology

June 3, 2014 2:54 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien plc, a leading global provider of health care products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced the European commercial launch of its Nellcor Respiration Rate System. In addition...

World's First Combined Glucose Sensor and Insulin Infusion Set for Diabetics Launches

June 3, 2014 10:37 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the European launch of MiniMed Duo, the world's first two-in-one breakthrough that combines a glucose sensor and insulin infusion set into one on-body device, simplifying integrated insulin pump therapy and...

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Medtronic Unveils Online Community to Connect People with Medical Devices Who ‘Live On. Give On.’

June 2, 2014 11:24 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today opened 2014 award applications for the Bakken Invitation, a global program designed to celebrate and connect people who, with the help of medical technology, have overcome health challenges and are now selflessly giving...

Medtronic Launches Advisa and Ensura SR MRI SureScan Pacemaker Systems in Europe

June 2, 2014 10:22 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc., today announced CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark and commercial launch of the Advisa and Ensura SR MRI SureScan single chamber pacemaker devices in Europe. Both pacemakers are approved for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

Report on Medical Device Market Outlines Challenges, Opportunities for Cost Containment

May 30, 2014 3:44 pm | by Rich Gedney, CEO, ADMET | Admet, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The medical device market has experienced tremendous growth, reaching more than $330 billion worldwide. While the industry remains healthy, several challenges face those who design and manufacture medical devices. ADMET serves this market...

Medtronic Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $9.9M

May 29, 2014 3:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will pay the U.S. Department of Justice $9.9 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of giving doctors gifts in return for using its defibrillators and pacemakers. Medtronic has not admitted...

First HD Single-Channel Therapeutic Gastroscope for Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment

May 28, 2014 11:55 am | by Olympus | News | Comments

Olympus, a global technology leader in delivering innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, next-generation...

Understanding and Treating Networks of the Brain

May 27, 2014 10:49 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Work on DARPA’s Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS) program is set to begin with teams led by UC San Francisco (UCSF), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The SUBNETS program seeks to reduce the severity...

Photos of the Day: Treating Neuropsychological Illness in Vets

May 27, 2014 10:48 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

UCSF and MGH will oversee teams of physicians, engineers, and neuroscientists who are working together to develop advanced brain interfaces, computational models of neural activity, and clinical therapies for treating networks of the brain...

J&J to Grow Device Business, Focus on Emerging Markets

May 23, 2014 12:03 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

At a meeting with members of the investment community, senior leaders from the Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MD&D) segment of Johnson & Johnson outlined plans to improve patient outcomes and expand their market leadership through...

POST-IT Clinical Registry Demonstrates Importance of St. Jude Medical Fractional Flow Reserve Technology at EuroPCR 2014

May 22, 2014 2:28 pm | by St. Jude Medical Inc. | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device company, today announced results from the POST-IT (Portuguese Study on the Evaluation of FFR Guided Treatment of Coronary Disease) registry were presented during a hot line late-breaking clinical...

Covidien Releases Two-Year Study Results Demonstrating Sustained Effectiveness of Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloon Technology

May 22, 2014 2:19 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

Covidien’s Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon (Stellarex DCB) continues to be shown as safe and effective for treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to new 24-month data released today from the company’s ILLUMENATE...

Preliminary Results from the St. Jude Medical EnligHTN III Study Demonstrate Renal Denervation Is Safe and Effective

May 22, 2014 2:15 pm | by St. Jude Medical Inc. | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device company, today announced preliminary results from the EnligHTN III study, which found the company’s second-generation EnligHTN renal denervation system provided safe and effective therapy for...

CoreValve System Demonstrates Positive Clinical Performance at Two Years in 'Real World' ADVANCE Study

May 21, 2014 2:19 pm | by Medtronic Inc. | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today revealed new data showing that patients treated with the CoreValve System experienced positive clinical outcomes in the rigorous "real world" Medtronic CoreValve ADVANCE Study. Presented at EuroPCR 2014, the transcatheter...

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