New News information at Medical Device Network New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Medical Device Network bioMérieux secures FDA 510(k) clearance for Vidas Brahms PCT assay French-based in-vitro diagnostics firm bioMérieux has secured 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the expanded use of its automated assay Vidas Brahms, to measure procalcitonin (PCT) levels. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Paragon 28 launches hammertoe allograft and medial column plating system US-based foot and ankle surgery devices maker Paragon 28 has launched a new allograft, the Preserve HammerGraft System for hammertoe and new charcot and midfoot reconstruction and the Gorilla Medial Column Plating System for medial column deformities… Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Medtronic gets CE mark for CRT pacemakers range Ireland-based medical technology company Medtronic has obtained CE mark for its range of cardiac resynchronisation therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps) that enable proactive heart failure management. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Philips launches new image-guided therapy platform Azurion Netherlands-based health technology company Royal Philips has expanded its existing portfolio of solutions with the launch of new image-guided therapy platform Azurion. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: LifeWatch, Align Technology, Southern Anesthesia + Surgical (SAS) Healthcare technology provider, LifeWatch, will be acquired by investment firm Aevis Victoria, which will purchase all the publicly held registered shares of the target company. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT FDA grants 510(k) clearance to 7SBio's blood collection device The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Seventh Sense Biosystems' (7SBio) new push-button blood collection device TAP. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Electromed, Asuragen, Interpace Diagnostics Electromed, a medical device company specialising in airway clearance therapy products, has signed an agreement with Monaghan Medical to distribute and sell its Aerobika oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) device in the US homecare market… Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Orthocell announces positive results from clinical study of CelGro in human nerve repair Australia-based regenerative medicine company Orthocell has announced positive results from the clinical trial of its medical device CelGro in repair of nerve damage. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Centurion launches new irrigation system for wound management US-based Centurion Medical Products has launched the new wound irrigation system IRIG-8 for acute wound management in emergency room. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT AssistRx's iAssist to be available on Accenture and Surescripts healthcare platforms Healthcare technology services provider AssistRx is planning to provide its iAssist solution through Accenture Intelligent Patient Service Exchange, a digital market place for life sciences companies and on Surescripts Electronic Prescribing for drug… Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Taiwan Biophotonic secures CE mark for wrist pulse oximeter oCare Pro 100 Medical device firm Taiwan Biophotonic (tBPC) has secured CE mark for its finger-free wrist pulse oximeter the oCare Pro 100, to measure heart rate and blood oxygen with medical grade accuracy. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Advanced Bionics' new cochlear implant receives Health Canada approval US-based medical device company Advanced Bionics' (AB) new cochlear implant HiRes Ultra has obtained Health Canada approval, enabling marketing of the implant in Canada. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Medrobotics closes $20m financing for surgical robotic technology US-based medical device manufacturer Medrobotics has closed a $20m preferred stock financing round, which included participation of its existing shareholders. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT DiaCarta gets CE-IVD for colorectal cancer test ColoScape US-based molecular diagnostics company DiaCarta has secured CE-IVD approval for its new mutation detection kit ColoScape for the diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC). Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Medtronic gains Japanese PMDA approval for Micra TPS Medtronic has received regulatory approval from the Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Agency (PMDA) for its Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Vention Medical to sell device manufacturing business to MedPlast Vention Medical has signed a definitive agreement to sell its device manufacturing business to medical device services provider MedPlast. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Insulet reports positive results from study of Omnipod system in diabetes Insulet, a medical device company, has reported positive results from the first feasibility study of its Omnipod Horizon hybrid closed-loop system for the treatment of patients with type 1 diabetes. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Glaukos closes enrolment in US IDE trial of iStent SUPRA for glaucoma and cataract Medical technology firm Glaukos has closed enrollment in its US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigational device exemption (IDE) trial of iStent SUPRA Suprachoroidal Micro-Bypass Stent for the treatment of glaucoma and cataract. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Teleflex acquires Vascular Solutions for $1bn Teleflex, a Pennsylvania-based medical technologies provider, has completed the acquisition of Minnesota-based medical device firm Vascular Solutions for $1bn. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: RPRD, Great Basin Scientific, Illumina With an aim to advance clinical pharmacogenomics, RPRD ('Right Person Right Drug') has collaborated with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, which will use the former’s diagnostic platforms in their respective hospitals and clinics. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT