Medical Device Network-Updates The latest content updates from the www.medicaldevice-network.com web site http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/ en-us http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/ Medical Device Network-Updates http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Smaller, Smarter and Effective http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/nanotechnology/valtronic2/presssmaller-smarter-effective-valtronic.html http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/nanotechnology/valtronic2/presssmaller-smarter-effective-valtronic.html Miniaturising growth is the way we work at Valtronic. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:17:00 GMT University Hospital La Timone used Leksell Gamma Knife Icon to treat patients with metastases http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsuniversity-hospital-la-timone-leksell-gamma-knife-icon-metastases-4658116 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsuniversity-hospital-la-timone-leksell-gamma-knife-icon-metastases-4658116 Doctors at France's University Hospital La Timone have used Elekta's latest generation cranial radiosurgery system to treat patients with metastasis in the brain. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT US device maker Greatbatch agrees to acquire Lake Region Medical for $1.73bn http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsus-device-maker-greatbatch-lake-region-medical-4658130 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsus-device-maker-greatbatch-lake-region-medical-4658130 US-based medical device company Greatbatch has signed an agreement to acquire Lake Region Medical in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $1.73bn. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT How to Create a Reliable Laser Marking on Medical Stainless Steel Devices http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/traceability/reliable-laser-marking-medical-stainless-steel-devices/ http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/traceability/reliable-laser-marking-medical-stainless-steel-devices/ In view of its optimum compatibility with the identification requirements in medical technology, laser technology represents the solution for marking medical devices made of virtually any material. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:25:00 GMT Edwards Lifesciences buys CardiAQ Valve Technologies for $400m http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsedwards-lifesciences-cardiaq-valve-technologies-4657233 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsedwards-lifesciences-cardiaq-valve-technologies-4657233 Edwards Lifesciences has acquired US-based developer of a transcatheter mitral valve (TMV) replacement system, CardiAQ Valve Technologies for $400m. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Ireland’s Medtronic to buy California medical device firm Twelve for $458m http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmedtronic-medical-device-firm-twelve-4656309 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmedtronic-medical-device-firm-twelve-4656309 Irish medical technology firm Medtronic has signed an agreement to acquire California-based medical device company, Twelve, in a cash and debt-free transaction valued at up to $458m. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Boston Scientific’s MRI revised labelling secures CE Mark for ICD and CRT-D systems http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsboston-scientific-mri-revised-labelling-ce-mark-icd-crt-d-systems-4656285 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsboston-scientific-mri-revised-labelling-ce-mark-icd-crt-d-systems-4656285 Boston Scientific has secured CE Mark approval for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) conditional labelling for its current family of Extended Longevity (EL) and MINI implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and X4 cardiac resynchronisation therapy… Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT St Jude Medical secures CE Mark approval for MRI conditional labelling of Prodigy system http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsst-jude-medical-ce-mark-approval-mri-conditional-labelling-prodigy-system-4654859 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsst-jude-medical-ce-mark-approval-mri-conditional-labelling-prodigy-system-4654859 St Jude Medical has received CE Mark approval for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) conditional labelling of its Prodigy MRI chronic pain system with select leads. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Cellectar introduces PDC platform for targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newscellectar-pdc-platform-targeted-delivery-chemotherapeutics-4653865 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newscellectar-pdc-platform-targeted-delivery-chemotherapeutics-4653865 Cellectar Biosciences has launched its new small molecule cancer targeting and delivery technology for targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT NC State University scientists develop vomiting machine to study norovirus http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsnc-state-university-scientists-vomiting-machine-norovirus-4653859 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsnc-state-university-scientists-vomiting-machine-norovirus-4653859 Scientists at North Carolina (NC) State University have developed a vomiting machine to study norovirus, which is said to affect 20 million people each year in the US. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Guardant partners with Flatiron to advance cancer therapy development http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsguardant-flatiron-advance-cancer-therapy-development-4652884 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsguardant-flatiron-advance-cancer-therapy-development-4652884 Guardant Health has entered a strategic partnership with Flatiron Health to build a proprietary, cloud-based information platform integrating liquid biopsy based genomic testing with clinical treatment and outcomes data for the treatment of cancer. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Wyss Institute launches improved version of sepsis therapeutic device http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newswyss-institute-improved-sepsis-therapeutic-device-4652925 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newswyss-institute-improved-sepsis-therapeutic-device-4652925 Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has introduced an improved version of its blood-cleansing device that treats sepsis by mimicking the human spleen. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety and Risk Management-1 - 2 December 2015, Brussels http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/testing/pharmacovigilance-drug-safety-risk-management-medical/ http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/testing/pharmacovigilance-drug-safety-risk-management-medical/ Discover solutions to relevant challenges in the pharmacovigilance industry at Arena International's 11th Annual Pharmacovigilance, Drug Safety and Risk Management conference. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:04:00 GMT FDA approves Boston Scientific’s Innova vascular self-expanding stent system http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsfda-boston-scientific-innova-vascular-self-expanding-stent-system-4651478 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsfda-boston-scientific-innova-vascular-self-expanding-stent-system-4651478 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Boston Scientific's new therapy that is designed to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD). Wed, 19 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Outsourcing Clinical Trials Canada 2015-28-29 October 2015, Montreal http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/testing/outsourcing-clinical-trials-canada-2015/ http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/testing/outsourcing-clinical-trials-canada-2015/ The fourth Outsourcing Clinical Trials Canada 2015 will take place in Montreal from 28-29 October. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:35:00 GMT Freudenberg acquires 75% stake in Germany’s Hemoteq http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsfreudenberg-acquires-stake-germany-hemoteq-4650529 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsfreudenberg-acquires-stake-germany-hemoteq-4650529 Freudenberg Medical has acquired a 75% stake in Germany-based Hemoteq from Earlybird Venture Capital and Pinova Capital, for an undisclosed amount. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Precision X-Ray’s SmART system supports development of treatment for brain tumours http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsprecision-x-ray-smart-system-development-treatment-brain-tumours-4650514 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsprecision-x-ray-smart-system-development-treatment-brain-tumours-4650514 Precision X-Ray's X-RAD small animal radiation therapy (SmART) system has been used by Dutch scientists to develop targeted treatment for brain tumours. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT FDA grants approval for GE’s low dose CT lung cancer screening http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsfda-grants-approval-for-ges-low-dose-ct-lung-cancer-screening-4649127 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsfda-grants-approval-for-ges-low-dose-ct-lung-cancer-screening-4649127 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised GE Healthcare to use a low dose computed tomography (CT) option to screen patients with high risk of lung cancer. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Jersey Strand & Cable-Custom Strand and Cable Manufacturing http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/material-solutions/jersey/ http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/material-solutions/jersey/ Jersey Strand & Cable provides a unique manufacturing ability for small diameter strand and cable for medical devices such as guide wires and snares for endoscopic tools. Jersey Strand & Cable also produce types of braid for medical use. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:48:00 GMT Scientists develop new MRI contrast agent to detect breast cancer tumour and micrometastases http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsscientists-mri-contrast-agent-breast-cancer-tumour-micrometastases-4647994 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsscientists-mri-contrast-agent-breast-cancer-tumour-micrometastases-4647994 A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent has been developed by Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) scientists that can detect smaller aggressive breast cancer tumours and micrometastases. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT