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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...
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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...

March's top stories: BD’s $12bn CareFusion deal, Boston buys $1.6bn Endo unit 07 April, 2015 by Nancy Victor US-based medical technology firm Becton Dickinson (BD) completed a $12.2bn acquisition of biomedical equipment maker...

February's top stories: 23andMe's genetic carrier test, Cerner-Siemens $1.3bn deal 05 March, 2015 by Nancy Victor US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for marketing 23andMe's Bloom Syndrome carrier test, a direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic test to determine whether a healthy person has...

January's top stories: Siemens smart hearing aids, Aethlon's Hemopurifier 03 February, 2015 by Nancy Victor Siemens unveiled new smart hearing aids at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas,...

2014: The year's biggest Medical Device stories 05 January, 2015 by Nancy Victor Thermo Fisher Scientific entered into partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer to develop a universal next-generation sequencing (NGS) oncology test for solid tumours, which can be used...

November's top stories: Medtronic-Covidien $42.9bn deal, Roche’s $467m plant 08 December, 2014 by Nancy Victor The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approves Medtronic's proposed acquisition of Ireland's...

October's top stories: Endo-Auxilium’s $2.6bn deal, Abbott buys Topera for $250m 05 November, 2014 by Nancy Victor Ireland's Endo International entered a definitive agreement with Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to acquire all of its outstanding shares of common stock for...

September's top stories: New NGS oncology test, Royal Philips’ Affiniti launch 06 October, 2014 by Nancy Victor Thermo Fisher, GSK and Pfizer partner for new NGS oncology test, Roche introduces global access programme to combat AIDS, TB and malaria, and Royal Philips launches new Affiniti ultrasound...

August's top stories: Cerner’s $1.3bn Siemens deal, Illumina’s Oncology research 03 September, 2014 by Nancy Victor Cerner agreed to buy Germany-based Siemens Health Services for $1.3bn and Illumina has formed collaborative partnerships with AstraZeneca, Janssen Biotech and Sanofi to develop NGS-based...

July's top stories: Sorin's heart valve approval, Intrabeam radiotherapy 05 August, 2014 The US FDA granted approval for Sorin's Solo Smart aortic pericardial heart valve, while NICE recommended intrabeam radiotherapy for breast cancer. Medicaldevice-network.com wraps-up the...

June's top stories: Medtronic acquires Covidien, PowerVision completes latest financing 11 July, 2014 by Kadari Raghuram Medtronic entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Covidien for $42.9bn, while PowerVision completed a $30m Series D financing round for FluidVision lens...

May's top stories: UK researches spinal injuries, HeartWare issues device correction 09 June, 2014 by Kadari Raghuram Engineers at the UK's University of Portsmouth are researching new ways to treat patients affected by vertebral fractures while HeartWare issued a voluntary correction notice...

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