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  • FDA’s role in medical device cybersecurity

    By: Suzanne Schwartz, M.D., M.B.A. Virtually every aspect of our lives – including our health – has gone digital. Medical devices from insulin pumps to implantable cardiac pacemakers are becoming more interconnected and, like computers and the networks they operate in can be vulnerable to security breaches. A computer virus or hack resulting in the loss […]

  • 7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 3, 2017

    From Hologic’s new product launch to CapsoVision gettting CE Mark approval, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Hologic launches new MyoSure device Hologic announced in a Nov. 1 press release that it has launched its MyoSure Manual Device in the U.S. The device is designed […]

  • OCTANe: Southern California leads in medtech jobs and job creation

    Southern California in recent years provided the highest level of employment to medtech, according to U.S. Dept. of Commerce data compiled by OCTANe. Bill Carpou, OCTANe’s president and CEO, presented the statistics during his welcome address at the Medical Technology Innovation Forum (MTIF) earlier this week. The area including Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego employed […]

  • FDA issues final guidance on medical device changes that need new 510(k) submissions

    By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Medical device regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration have published final guidance explaining when changes to registered devices warrant filing new 510(k) premarket notifications to the agency. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only […]

  • Medtronic’s CEO thinks value-based care is really important: Here’s why

    Value-based care is the future of healthcare, and according to CEO Omar Ishrak, it is the past, present and future of Medtronic. Ishrak spoke at OCTANe’s Medical Technology Innovation Forum (MTIF) this week about the opportunity and responsibility medical device companies have when it comes to adopting value-based care models.  In this future, Ishrak sees […]

  • 9 exhibitors to check out at MD&M Minneapolis

    MD&M Minneapolis is an event that brings together more than 5,500 medtech professionals and more than 600 suppliers together at one of the largest medical device industry hubs in the United States. Here are nine exhibitors showcasing some of their latest technologies and services at the show, which takes place Nov. 8–9 at the Minneapolis […]

  • This nerve-blocking treatment could treat asthma and heart failure

    Electrical nerve-blocking implants could help treat asthma and heart failure, according to new research from Case Western Reserve University. Niloy Bhadra and Kevin Kilgore, professors of biomedical engineering and orthopedic surgery respectively, have been working on the nerve-blocking research since 2000. The research blocks unwanted generation of nerve impulses in a variety of clinical applications. […]

  • The Mammography Quality Standards Act: A 25-year public health success story

    By: Dr. Helen Barr Mammography has been widely used as a screening tool to detect early-stage breast cancer since the mid-1960s. As the use of the technology expanded it became clear that there were wide variations in the quality of the mammograms and the dose being delivered to patients. Following a series of hearings, Congress stepped […]

  • Nelson Labs parent Sterigenics buys Toxikon’s European lab business

    Sterigentics International is seeking to turn its Nelson Labs business into a global extractables and leachables lab testing platform through its acquisition of Toxikon’s European division. The purchase of Toxikon Europe, announced yesterday, represents a capabilities expansion when it comes to serving the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Sterigenics’s Nelson Labs business will now offer Toxikon […]

  • High-volume manufacturing: 4 points to consider before you scale up

    Scaling to high-volume manufacturing requires companies to think ahead and prepare for the future early in the product lifecycle. Here are four points to reflect upon before your company scales up. Gavin Wadas, B. Braun Medical, OEM Division High-volume manufacturing typically involves the introduction of automation into the medical device fabrication and assembly process. A […]

  • How Igus moving plastic components are enabling medtech innovation

    Advanced plastic components maker Igus sees more medical sector opportunities. Here’s how its e-chains, bearings and linear systems are enabling innovation.  Igus – maker of advanced plastic components including e-chain cable carriers, bearings and linear systems – has its main medical customers in Europe. But that could soon change. The company plans to sell to […]

  • Avinger shares dive on Q1 miss

    AvingerShares in Avinger have fallen over 15% today after the medical device maker missed expectations on Wall Street with its 1st quarter earnings results.

    The Redwood City, Calif.-based company posted losses of $15.3 million, or 64¢ per share, on sales of $3.5 million for the 3 months ended March 31, seeing losses shrink 5.1% while sales shrunk by 23.1% compared with the same period in the previous fiscal year.

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