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Boston Scientific Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System Approved In China

October 23, 2013 4:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received China Food and Drug Administration approval for the Alair® Bronchial Thermoplasty System, an innovative medical device designed to treat severe asthma.  Expected to be available in the China market...

Medtronic Launches New Device to Remove Coronary Thrombus

October 21, 2013 12:01 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

With more than a decade of market leadership in medical devices designed to remove thrombus from coronary arteries, Medtronic has announced the U.S. launch of the Export Advance aspiration catheter, which offers ...    

Boston Scientific, Guidant to Pay $30M Settlement

October 18, 2013 1:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department says Boston Scientific Corp. and its Guidant subsidiaries will pay $30 million to settle allegations that Guidant knowingly sold defective heart devices that health care facilities implanted in Medicare patients from 2002 to 2005...

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GE Healthcare Discloses Button Problem on Machines

October 18, 2013 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Healthcare is warning physicians that some of its ventilators and anesthesia machines may have unresponsive buttons. The company said the problem affects Engström ventilators and Aespire View, Aisys, and Avance anesthesia machines made...

St. Jude Medical seeks to toss shareholders class action

October 17, 2013 3:59 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical wants a federal judge in Minnesota to toss a class action lawsuit filed by shareholders after the medical device company's stock took a dive in 2009 when it reduced its guidance. The lawsuit, filed in March 2010, alleges that St. Jude...

Rare Serious Erosion Events Associated with St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (ASO)

October 17, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder is a cardiac implant device used in children and adults to treat an abnormal hole between the upper left and right chambers of the heart, known as an atrial septal defect. The metal device is put...

Medtronic can't shake negligence lawsuit over Transvene defibrillator lead

October 16, 2013 3:11 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic can't use preemption to shake a negligence lawsuit filed over a failed Transvene defibrillator lead, an Indiana appeals court ruled last week. The Court of Appeals of Indiana denied the Fridley, Minn.-based medical device company's bid...

Frost & Sullivan Acclaims GE Healthcare for its Renewed Vision and Focus on Delivering Innovative Radiology Informatics Solutions

October 16, 2013 3:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of the radiology informatics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes GE Healthcare with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. GE Healthcare has remained a leader in the U.S. radiology...

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Philips Brings New Anesthesia Product and Patient Monitors to Market

October 16, 2013 12:22 pm | by Philips Healthcare | News | Comments

Expanding its scope of solutions for anesthesiologists, Royal Philips launched three new products: IntelliSave AX700 anesthesia machine and, IntelliVue MX400 and MX450 patient monitors. Delivering ease of use, durability and leading-edge...

Bard seeks to recoup legal costs in dismissed Avaulta bellwether

October 16, 2013 9:57 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

C.R. Bard wants to recoup its legal costs from a bellwether lawsuit over its Avaulta pelvic mesh that was dismissed last month, asking a federal judge to order the plaintiffs to pony up some $14,000. Judge Joseph Goodwin of the U.S. District Court...

Johnson & Johnson settles another DePuy ASR lawsuit

October 15, 2013 1:17 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson settled another of the thousands of lawsuits it's facing over its recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant, according to court records. The lawsuit, MacDonald et al v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. et al, filed in the...

Covidien Releases Clinical Data Supporting Treatment and New Approach to Peripheral Arterial Disease

October 14, 2013 4:15 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, has released positive final results from its DURABILITY II study and promising preliminary data from its DEFINITIVE AR trial at the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) 2013 conference...

St. Jude Gets EU Approval for Wireless Pacemaker

October 14, 2013 12:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical says it will announce Monday that it received European approval to market the first pacemaker that does not require wires to attach to the heart. The first-of-a-kind device was developed by California-based startup, Nanostim...

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St. Jude CEO Starks snarks rivals' 'lack of imagination'

October 11, 2013 2:39 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) CEO Daniel Starks has his own key to success, and it doesn't jibe well with some of his rivals, who he left unnamed in his criticism. Starks told an audience at the Minnesota Venture Finance Conference this week...

Legal: AngioDynamics settles distro spat with Cardinal Health

October 11, 2013 12:41 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

AngioDynamics closed the books on a 3-year-old distribution spat with Cardinal Health, with the companies agreeing to a terminate the lawsuit late last month. AngioDynamics agreed to a "Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice," putting... 

Covidien Launches New Capnography Monitoring Solution

October 11, 2013 12:27 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today launched the Capnostream 20p bedside monitor. The new capnography solution, with Covidien’s Microstream technology...

Covidien’s Laryngoscope Combines Direct and Video Laryngoscopy

October 11, 2013 11:49 am | by Covidien | News | Comments

Covidien will present several advanced healthcare solutions for addressing enhanced patient care and safety at Anesthesiology 2013, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual meeting. At the event, held October 12-16 in San Francisco...

Aesculap Awarded Patent for Knee Replacement Technology

October 11, 2013 11:36 am | by Aesculap Implant Systems | News | Comments

Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC, a leading developer of innovative hip and knee implants for Orthopedic surgery, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued Patent No. 8491662 for the post-cam mechanism on the Vega System...

Depuy Synthes Spine Launches New 'mPACT' Program for Fixation and Fusion Procedures

October 11, 2013 11:26 am | by DePuy Synthes Spine | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine* announced the global launch of "mPACT" (medialized Posterior Approach Cortical Trajectory), a program that combines implants, education, clinical research and procedural support for posterior mini open fixation and fusion...

Synflate Vertebral Balloon Designed For Osteoporotic Fractures

October 11, 2013 11:22 am | by DePuy Synthes Spine | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine announced the launch of the new SYNFLATE Vertebral Balloon as part of its portfolio of procedural solutions for the treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures, internal breaks in spinal bones that commonly occur...

Rochester Medical To Hold Special Meeting Of Shareholders November 13, 2013 To Approve Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By C.R. Bard

October 10, 2013 6:14 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Rochester Medical Corporation has established a record date and a special meeting date for the Company's shareholders to consider and vote on the proposal to adopt the previously announced agreement to be acquired by a subsidiary of C.R. Bard...

Boston Scientific Begins Clinical Trial of Peripheral Vascular Drug-Eluting Stent System

October 10, 2013 11:16 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Launching a key clinical trial expected to serve as the foundation for global regulatory approvals, a physician in Auckland, New Zealand has performed the first patient implant of the Boston Scientific Innova Drug-Eluting Stent (DES) System...

BSD Reports Successful Promotion of the MicroThermX® Microwave Ablation System at CIRSE by Terumo Europe (NV)

October 9, 2013 9:15 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

BSD Medical Corporation, today reported the successful promotion of the MicroThermX® Microwave Ablation System (MicroThermX) at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) conference in Barcelona, Spain...

Apollo Hospitals and Medtronic Announce a Collaboration to Bring an Affordable, Portable Hemodialysis System to India

October 9, 2013 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd., one of the leading healthcare providers in Asia, and Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced a collaboration to bring to market an innovative, affordable and portable...

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Expanded Indication for Medtronic's CRT Devices

October 8, 2013 6:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Circulatory Systems Devices Advisory Panel today voted that biventricular (BiV) pacing with Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) devices is beneficial for treating patients who have atrioventricular (AV) block...

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