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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...

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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...

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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...

Independent Study Examines Battery Life in CRT-D Devices

October 8, 2013 5:45 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

An independent and first-of-its-kind study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, published online this week in EP EuroPace, shows there are significant differences in battery longevity between contemporary cardiac resynchronization...

CryoLife to cash in on Bard buyout of Medafor

October 8, 2013 11:32 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

CryoLife Inc. said it's in line for a $15.1 million payout from the C.R. Bard acquisition of Minnesota-based Medafor for up to $280 million. CryoLife said it owns nearly 2.4 million shares of Medafor stock, which cost it about $2.6 million...

Terumo Interventional Systems Launches the Detachable AZUR CX Peripheral Coil System

October 8, 2013 10:07 am | by Terumo Interventional Systems | News | Comments

Terumo Interventional Systems has announced the nationwide availability of the AZUR® CX Peripheral Coil System, the first and only peripheral embolization coil designed to provide cross‐sectional coverage incorporating the benefits of...   

Supreme Court seeks White House opinion in Medtronic pain pump case

October 7, 2013 4:24 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic has had a lot of action in the courts today, with the Supreme Court sending a negligence lawsuit against the company up to the federal government for a 2nd opinion. The Justices asked the White House to weigh in on a lawsuit that questions preemption laws for medical devices...

Bard puts a ribbon on $280M Medafor acquisition

October 4, 2013 1:49 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

C.R. Bard tied a bow on its previously announced acquisition of Minnesota-based Medafor in a deal worth up to $280 million. Officially consummated on October 1, the deal provided $200 million up-front and another possible $80 million for Medafor and its line of anti-bleeding agents.

GE Healthcare lands EU approval for Vivid E9 ultrasound

October 4, 2013 11:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical technology giant GE Healthcare won European regulatory approval for the latest in its line of Vivid E9 ultrasound systems with XDclear technology. The next-generation system with XDclear features enhanced image quality in 2D, 4D, color and Doppler, tools that can help with hard-to-image patients, including those who are obese.

VasoNova, Bard settle trade secret theft suit

October 4, 2013 11:15 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A C.R. Bard subsidiary settled a lawsuit filed against it by VasoNova alleging that Bard and an ex-technology chief stole trade secrets to set up a new company. VasoNova makes a system that uses Doppler ultrasound and intravascular ECG to help cardiologists place catheters in the heart.

Photos of the Day: Patient Monitoring via Google Glass

October 3, 2013 2:18 pm | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips and Accenture today announced the creation of a proof-of-concept demonstration that uses a Google Glass head-mounted display for researching ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of performing surgical procedures. The demonstration connects Google Glass to Philips IntelliVue Solutions...

First Proof of Concept for Delivering Vital Patient Data via Google Glass

October 3, 2013 2:08 pm | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips and Accenture today announced the creation of a proof-of-concept demonstration that uses a Google Glass™ head-mounted display for researching ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of performing surgical procedures. The demonstration connects Google Glass to Philips IntelliVue Solutions...

With MiniMed 530G, Medtronic Seeks New CMS Code

October 2, 2013 10:53 am | by AB Newswire | News | Comments

Medtronic Diabetes tells Evidenced-Based Diabetes Management that it has applied to CMS for a new code that would cover sensor-augmented insulin pumps, which would broaden Medicare coverage for the new “artificial pancreas” system it unveiled on Friday.

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