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Vinegar Cancer Test Saves Lives, India Study Finds

June 3, 2013 11:25 am | by Marilynn Marchione and Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press | News | Comments

A simple vinegar test slashed cervical cancer death rates by one-third in a remarkable study of 150,000 women in the slums of India, where the disease is the top cancer killer of women. Doctors reported the results Sunday at a cancer conference in Chicago.

EuroMedtech™ 2013 Helps Create Collaborative Pathways to Getting Medtech Innovation to Market

May 16, 2013 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ZURICH & DUESSELDORF, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2013--The fifth annual EuroMedtech™ partnering conference concluded last week in Duesseldorf, Germany. EuroMedtech is Europe’s leading medical technology partnering conference where participants engage with potential partners around in-...

Why Medtech Startups Are Moving to Ireland

May 13, 2013 2:33 pm | by Eddie Goodwin, Manager, Boston Office, Enterprise Ireland | Blogs | Comments

It’s no secret that getting a medical device to market can be a lengthy, frustrating process. Facing the new medical device excise tax and lack of clarity from the FDA around regulatory policies, medtech startups are now starting to rethink launching in the U.S.

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A Rise in the Number of the Aged in Asia-Pacific Widens the Market for Home Care Devices, Finds Frost & Sullivan

May 12, 2013 11:53 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Acknowledging the rapid aging of the population in Asia-Pacific, governments are encouraging patients to opt for home care by offering incentives, subsidies and tax cuts. While improving patients' quality of life, home care also...

Recall: Hoya Surgical Optics Pulls Intraocular Lenses amid Adverse Event Reports

April 5, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Singapore-based Hoya Surgical Optics recalled 5 models of its intraocular lenses after receiving reports of higher-than expected rates of inflammation from doctors in several countries. Healthcare regulators in the U.K. and in Australia have both reported the recall, asking doctors to stop using the implants immediately.

Reimbursement Cuts Will Challenge Japanese Interventional Cardiology Device Market

April 3, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, prices of interventional cardiology devices in Japan will see significant declines through 2021. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) is implementing ...

Prosecutor: Researcher Stole Cancer Data for China

April 2, 2013 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin is charged with espionage after prosecutors say he stole details of a cancer-fighting compound that he wanted to share with China.

Keeping Ahead in China Means Adapting to a Shifting Market, Analysts Say

April 1, 2013 3:14 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Analysts at PricewaterhouseCoopers say that life sciences companies that are ready to evolve along with China's shifting landscape will be in the best position to capitalize on what's projected to become a $1 trillion healthcare market within the decade.

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The Chinese Medical Device Market: Driven by Both Growth and Value

March 8, 2013 12:42 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

In recent years, medical device companies in the U.S. and Europe have woken up to what pharmaceutical, industrial, and consumer goods companies have known for some time – China is a major growth opportunity. Even more recently, we've seen several well-known device companies step into the market more directly by buying domestic Chinese device companies.

New Opportunities for 3D Technology in Medicine

March 6, 2013 3:05 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Until now, physicians have largely been skeptical of the advantages of 3D technology. But this may be about to change: the findings of a new study show that even experienced surgeons stand to benefit from the third dimension.

Study: UK Among Unhealthiest of W. Europe Nations

March 4, 2013 7:01 pm | by MARIA CHENG - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Despite six decades of free medical care and widespread health campaigns, Britons are among the unhealthiest people in Western Europe, a new study says. International researchers analyzed the country's rates of sickness and death from 1990 to 2010 in comparison to those of 15 other Western...

Asian Portable Heart Monitor Demand Drives Expansion of Global Diagnostic Cardiology Device Market

March 4, 2013 10:08 am | by IMS Research | News | Comments

Pumped up by rising demand in Asia for portable heart monitors, the global market for diagnostic cardiology devices is set to expand by 12 percent from 2011 to 2016, according a new report from IMS Research, now part of IHS. Worldwide market revenue for diagnostic cardiology devices is projected to rise to $882 million in 2016, up from $786 million in 2011.

Singapore Pumps Innovation into the Heart of Asia’s Growing Cardio Device Industry

December 19, 2012 4:57 pm | by Kevin Lai | Blogs | Comments

In the time it takes to read this piece, 30 Chinese men and women will die from heart disease. This staggering statistic means that as Asia continues to witness astonishing growth and development, Asians will increasingly wrestle with the disease. Heart disease is already the number one killer in China and India, and is fast on the rise throughout Southeast Asia, where the World Health Organization reports that cardiovascular diseases accounts for 27% of all deaths.

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Medica and Compamed 2012 Reflect Status of Medical Market

November 27, 2012 9:50 am | News | Comments

The recent staging of MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, and the concurrently held COMPAMED 2012, International Trade Fair – High tech solutions for medical technology, in Düsseldorf, Germany reflected the demand for medical technology and products with stable attendance figures: 130,600 visitors from 120 countries...

Researchers Restore Neuron Function to Brains Damaged by Huntington's Disease

May 29, 2012 9:10 am | News | Comments

Researchers from South Korea, Sweden, and the United States have collaborated on a project to restore neuron function to parts of the brain damaged by Huntington’s disease (HD) by successfully transplanting HD-induced pluripotent stem cells into animal models.

Devon Medical Products Announces Strategic Alliance with PKUcare BeiYi Pharmaceutical Co. to Distribute U.S.-Made Medical Products in China

May 18, 2012 6:58 am | News | Comments

Devon Medical Products, a global medical device manufacturer and distributor, today announced PKUcare BeiYi Pharmaceutical Co. (PKU) as a strategic distribution partner in the People’s Republic of China. Under the agreement, PKU will distribute...

Think that Europe is more welcoming to medical devices? It may not be for long

May 4, 2012 5:52 am | News | Comments

The grass is greener on the other side. That is traditionally how device makers have viewed Europe when it comes to medical device regulation and the ease of getting products approved and commercialized compared to the U.S.

US spends far more for health care than 12 industrialized nations, but quality varies

May 4, 2012 5:36 am | News | Comments

The United States spends more on health care than 12 other industrialized countries yet does not provide "notably superior" care, according to a new study from The Commonwealth Fund. The U.S. spent nearly $8,000 per person in 2009 on health care services...

Indian Prime Minister Inaugurates Elekta Cancer Treatment Machine at Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute

May 2, 2012 5:44 am | News | Comments

Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, honored Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute by presiding over the inauguration of its Elekta Synergy linear accelerator on April 20 in Guwahati. The Synergy system – equipped to perform the most advanced radiotherapy...

Elekta's New Agility MLC Solution Poised to Revolutionize Beam Shaping of Radiation Therapy Cancer Treatments

April 2, 2012 5:34 am | News | Comments

CRAWLEY, England/PRNewswire/ -- Elekta announced today it has received clearance to CE mark Agility™*, a revolutionary beam-shaping device integrated into the head of a linear accelerator (linac). Patients and clinics will benefit from the speed and reliability of this new MLC design.

Diabetes Set to Become Biggest Killer in India, China and Brazil

March 22, 2012 7:12 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK (GBI Research) - The emerging countries of India, Brazil and China are seeing swift increases in the prevalence of diabetes, as financial development is met by unhealthy lifestyle choices and subsequent chronic disease, according to a new report by business intelligence expert GBI Research.

Interventional Cardiology Device Markets in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey to Grow to $461 Million by 2016

March 13, 2012 12:05 pm | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the interventional cardiology (IC) market in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey will reach a value of more than $460 million by 2016.

MEDICREA's PASS MIS: FDA Approval and First Surgery in the US

February 9, 2012 5:18 am | News | Comments

LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The MEDICREA group, a medical company specialized in the development of innovative surgical technologies for the treatment of spinal pathologies, today announced the approval by the FDA of the PASS MIS system and the first PASS MIS surgery...

Tornier to Highlight Products and Education Programs at American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Meeting

February 9, 2012 5:13 am | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tornier N.V., a global medical device company focused on providing surgical solutions to orthopaedic extremity specialists, today announced it will highlight a range of products and patient education programs at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons...

UroShield Applied to Urinary Catheters Increases Susceptibility of Bacteria Biofilm to Antibiotic Treatment

February 9, 2012 5:11 am | News | Comments

NESHER, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NanoVibronix, a medical device company which develops innovative therapeutic ultrasound applications, reported that a study titled “Surface Acoustic Waves Increase the Susceptibility of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Biofilms to Antibiotic Treatment” has been published...

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