New Features information at Medical Device Network New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Medical Device Network September’s top stories: Iqarus opens responders training centre in UK, Johnson & Johnson to buy Abbott Medical Optics Iqarus intelligent health solutions has opened a training centre in Hereford, UK, and Johnson & Johnson agrees to buy Abbott Medical Optics for $4.32bn. wraps up the key headlines from September, 2016 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT August’s top stories: Implantable wifi devices by University of Washington researchers, Myriad to acquire Assurex Health. University of Washington researchers introduce implantable wifi devices and Myriad plans to acquire Assurax Health for 225m. wraps up the key headlines from August. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT July’s top stories: Roche confirms CoaguChek XS System efficacy, LabCorp to acquire Sequenom Roche confirms efficacy of CoaguChek XS System for patients on anticoagulation therapy, and Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sequenom for about $371m. wraps up th… Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT June’s top stories: Bowel cancer home testing kit launched, Medtronic to acquire HeartWare Belgium-based molecular diagnostics company Biocartis has secured Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Idylla Ebola Virus Triage Test (Idylla EBOV Test) to detect the Ebola Zaire virus in patients. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT May’s top stories: Bausch + Lomb collaborates with IBM, RoundTable to acquire Symmetry Bausch + Lomb collaborates with IBM to develop a new application for iPhone and iPad for surgeons who perform cataract surgery, and RoundTable signs agreement to acquire Symmetry for $140.3m. wraps up the key headlines from … Mon, 06 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT April’s top stories: Toshiba’s Aquilion Lightning CT, Abbott to buy St Jude Medical for $25bn FDA grants clearance to Toshiba's Aquilion Lightning CT system, Abbott has agreed to St Jude Medical for $25bn. wraps up the key headlines from April. Wed, 04 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT March's top stories: CardiacAssist’s new TandemLung oxygenator, St Jude's Nanostim leadless pacemaker FDA grants 510(k) clearance for CardiacAssist's TandemLung oxygenator, St Jude Medical's Nanostim leadless pacemaker gets CE mark. wraps up the key headlines from March. Sun, 03 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT February’s top stories: Stryker's $1.28bn deal, IBM Watson's $2.6bn acquisition Stryker buys Physio-Control International for $1.28bn, IBM Watson to acquire Truven Health Analytics from Veritas for $2.6bn. wraps up the key headlines from February. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT January's top stories: Panasonic buys Bayer diabetes business, Boston’s LithoVue Panasonic completed the acquisition of Bayer for €1bn, Boston Scientific launched LithoVue single-use digital flexible ureteroscope. wraps-up the key headlines from January. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT 2015: The year's biggest Medical Device Network stories 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 FPD multipurpose system. wraps up th… Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:22:00 GMT November’s top stories: Philips IntelliSpace Portal, Hitachi's Scenaria CT models 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. wraps up the key headlines from November 2015. Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:42:00 GMT October’s top stories: St Jude-Thoratec’s $3.3bn deal, Cardinal buys J&J’s Cordis 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 and Pressure BioSciences and FIU partnered to develop new PCT… Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT September’s top stories: World’s first 3D printed rib cage, new prosthesis implant 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 a prosthetic implant has been developed to help a disabled bra… Sun, 04 Oct 2015 23:00:00 GMT August's top stories: Boston Scientific-AMS deal, Edwards buys CardiAQ Valve 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 a vomiting machine to study norovirus. Medicaldevice-network.c… Wed, 09 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT July’s top stories: St Jude-Thoratec’s $3.4bn deal, Abbott buys Tendyne for $250m 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 has cleared an alternate confirmation test for Bayer’s Ess… Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT June's top stories: Zimmer-Biomet $14bn deal, Google’s new health wristband 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 Allyn for $2.5bn. wraps up key head… Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT May's top stories: Cinven-Labco €1.2bn deal, Abbott’s companion diagnostics 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 develop companion diagnostics for AstraZeneca’s asthma drug, tral… Sun, 31 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT April's top stories: Aethlon cancer clinical trial, Sectra buys it-mark 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 IT services provider, it-mark. wr… Tue, 05 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT March's top stories: BD’s $12bn CareFusion deal, Boston buys $1.6bn Endo unit US-based medical technology firm Becton Dickinson (BD) completed a $12.2bn acquisition of biomedical equipment maker CareFusion. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT February's top stories: 23andMe's genetic carrier test, Cerner-Siemens $1.3bn deal 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 a variant in a gene that could lead to their offspring inher… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT