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    By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The US Food and Drug Administration plans to establish a new market authorization pathway for innovative and breakthrough medical devices that would replace current priority review programs including the Expedited Access Pathway (EAP) and the Priority Review Program. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions […]

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  • Insightec wins most innovative medical technology of 2017

    Insightec’s Exablate Neuro has won the Galien Foundation’s award for most innovative medical technology of 2017 at the 11th Annual Prix Galien USA Awards. The award ceremony took place on Oct. 26 at the American History Museum of Natural History in New York City. The Exablate Neuro is an ultrasound device that is FDA-approved to treat […]

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