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April’s top stories: Toshiba’s Aquilion Lightning CT, Abbott to buy St Jude Medical for $25bn
05 May, 2016 | by Prasanth Katam
FDA grants clearance to Toshiba's Aquilion Lightning CT system, Abbott has agreed to St Jude Medical for $25bn. Medicaldevice-network.com wraps up the key headlines from...
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March's top stories: CardiacAssist’s new TandemLung oxygenator, St Jude's Nanostim leadless pacemaker 04 April, 2016 by Prasanth Katam FDA grants 510(k) clearance for CardiacAssist's TandemLung oxygenator, St Jude Medical's Nanostim leadless pacemaker gets CE mark. Medicaldevice-network.com wraps up the key headlines from...

February’s top stories: Stryker's $1.28bn deal, IBM Watson's $2.6bn acquisition 07 March, 2016 by Prasanth Katam Stryker buys Physio-Control International for $1.28bn, IBM Watson to acquire Truven Health Analytics from Veritas for $2.6bn. Medicaldevice-network.com wraps up the key headlines from...

January's top stories: Panasonic buys Bayer diabetes business, Boston’s LithoVue 05 February, 2016 Panasonic completed the acquisition of Bayer for €1bn, Boston Scientific launched LithoVue single-use digital flexible ureteroscope. Medicaldevice-network.com wraps-up the key headlines from January....

2015: The year's biggest Medical Device Network stories 04 January, 2016 by Nancy Victor Sorin Group and Cyberonics to form a new medical technology company, Siemens Healthcare launches a new ultrasound system, while Toshiba America Medical Systems introduces a new Ultimax-i...

November’s top stories: Philips IntelliSpace Portal, Hitachi's Scenaria CT models 11 December, 2015 by Prasanth Katam Philips launches new IntelliSpace Portal 8.0, Hitachi's two new CT models get FDA clearance and Fujifilm plans to launch a new radiographic x-ray room system. Medicaldevice-network.com wraps up...

October’s top stories: St Jude-Thoratec’s $3.3bn deal, Cardinal buys J&J’s Cordis 05 November, 2015 by Nancy Victor St Jude Medical has completed the acquisition of Thoratec for $3.3bn, Cardinal Health has acquired Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) cardiology and endovascular devices business Cordis, for $1.9bn...

September’s top stories: World’s first 3D printed rib cage, new prosthesis implant 05 October, 2015 by Nancy Victor Hill-Rom has acquired Welch Allyn in a cash and stock deal valued at $2.5bn, a titanium 3D-printed sternum and rib implant has been designed and manufactured by an Australian company, and...

August's top stories: Boston Scientific-AMS deal, Edwards buys CardiAQ Valve 10 September, 2015 by Nancy Victor Boston Scientific has acquired American Medical Systems' (AMS) men's health and prostate health businesses for $1.6bn and scientists at North Carolina (NC) State University have developed...

July’s top stories: St Jude-Thoratec’s $3.4bn deal, Abbott buys Tendyne for $250m 04 August, 2015 by Nancy Victor St Jude Medical has signed a definitive agreement to acquire heart device maker Thoratec for $3.4bn, Abbott has signed an agreement to buy medical device company Tendyne for $250m and the FDA...

June's top stories: Zimmer-Biomet $14bn deal, Google’s new health wristband 07 July, 2015 by Nancy Victor Zimmer has acquired Biomet in cash and equity deal worth approximately $14bn, Google is set to start research trials of a new wrist-worn medical device and Hill-Rom has agreed to buy Welch...

May's top stories: Cinven-Labco €1.2bn deal, Abbott’s companion diagnostics 01 June, 2015 by Nancy Victor Cinven has agreed to acquire French medical diagnostics provider Labco for €1.2bn, Dassault Systèmes makes the first commercial, physics-based simulated heart available and Abbott will...

April's top stories: Aethlon cancer clinical trial, Sectra buys it-mark 06 May, 2015 by Nancy Victor Aethlon Medical and UCI enter cancer clinical trial agreement, Siemens Healthcare launched a new portable and compact Acuson P500 ultrasound system and Sectra is to acquire Denmark’s medical...

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