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Carestream Health partners with Zebra Medical Vision

Published 03 February 2017 Carestream Health is showcasing its reseller partnership with Zebra Medical Vision at the upcoming HIMSS conference. Use of Zebra Medical Vision software can enhance diagnostic quality while helping to maximize productivity and minimize costs. The software analyzes past and current imaging studies within Carestream’s radiology diagnostic client to identify chronic conditions […]

Biodesix's GeneStrat liquid biopsy testing now includes ROS1 and RET mutations

Published 03 February 2017 Molecular diagnostics firm Biodesix announced that the GeneStrat test, a liquid biopsy for patients with cancer, now includes ROS1 and RET in addition to EGFR sensitizing; EGFR resistance (T790M), KRAS, BRAF mutations; and EML4-ALK fusions. GeneStrat is a non-invasive blood test analyzing circulating tumor DNA and RNA. The test provides fast, […]

FDA clears Medtronic’s cardiac electrical mapping system

Published 03 February 2017 Medtronic has secured the 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its cardiac electrical mapping system. The CardioInsight Noninvasive 3D Mapping System is capable of mapping a range of irregular heart rhythms in the upper and lower chambers of the heart besides generating electroanatomic 3D maps of the heart. […]

Pfizer Turns to to Explore $2 Billion Sale of Certain Assets

February 2, 2017By Alex Keown, BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff NEW YORK – Pfizer (PFE) could be looking to sell off a number of non-core assets in cardiology, urology and primary care in order to raise cash and streamline its portfolio, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The drugs Pfizer could sell off generate […]

BrainLAB AG Raises Awareness About Radiosurgery For Brain Metastases Patients On World Cancer Day 2017

Medical technology leader highlights stereotactic radiosurgery as alternative to whole brain radiation therapy for patients with multiple brain metastases MUNICH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In support of World Cancer Day 2017, which aims to bring global attention to cancer, Brainlab, a leader in cancer-fighting technologies, raises awareness about metastatic brain cancer and the revolutionary new methods being used to […]

West Pharmaceutical Services Introduces LyoSeal Instant Sealing Solution And NovaGuard SA Pro Safety System At

EXTON, Pa., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Booth #H26 — West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today introduced two new offerings at Pharmapack Europe 2017. The LyoSeal® cap, an all-plastic, instant sealing solution for lyophilized drug products, is designed to minimize risk associated with established […]

Abbott gets FDA approval for MR conditional labeling of Assurity MRI pacemaker

MDBR Staff Writer Published 02 February 2017 Abbott has secured approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for magnetic resonance (MR)-conditional labeling of Assurity MRI pacemaker and Tendril MRI pacing lead. Patients with these low-voltage devices can undergo full body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, if necessary. Assurity MRI pacemaker is claimed to […]

Allergan acquires Acelity’s regenerative medicine unit for $2.9bn

MDBR Staff Writer Published 02 February 2017 Biopharmaceutical firm Allergan has completed the acquisition of LifeCell, a regenerative medicine unit of Acelity, for $2.9bn. The acquisition allows to integrate LifeCell’s durable portfolio of dermal matrix products with Allergan’s medical aesthetic products, breast implants and tissue expanders. LifeCell produces acellular dermal matrices, which are generally used […]

Vascular Solutions Shareholders Sue to Stop Teleflex Inc.'s $1 Billion Buyout Deal

A group of Vascular Solutions (NSDQ:VASC) shareholders last week sued to block a $1 billion buyout by Teleflex (NYSE:TFX), arguing that the deal undervalues Vascular Solutions and locks out any competing bids. The purported class action, filed Jan. 27 in the U.S. District Court for Minnesota, alleges that the $56-per-share Teleflex deal is an “inadequate consideration” for Vascular Solutions. “Among […]

U.S.A. Medical Center Has New Germ-Zapping Xenex Robot

MOBILE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The University of South Alabama Medical Center, part of USA Health, is the first hospital in the region to acquire a Xenex LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robot™ to enhance environmental cleanliness and transform the way care is delivered by disinfecting and destroying hard-to-kill pathogens in hard-to-clean places. “It’s going to make our environment safer” “It’s […]