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 Optra System unveils new digital pathology solution platform OptraSCAN http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsoptra-system-unveils-new-digital-pathology-solution-platform-optrascan-4899687 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsoptra-system-unveils-new-digital-pathology-solution-platform-optrascan-4899687 US-based medical technology company Optra System has unveiled its OptraSCAN whole-slide imaging system and end-to-end digital pathology solution platform. Sun, 22 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Meta-Analysis reports positive results for EndoGastric Solutions’ TIF procedure with EsophyX device http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmeta-analysis-reports-positive-results-for-endogastric-solutions-tif-procedure-with-esophyx-device-4900248 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmeta-analysis-reports-positive-results-for-endogastric-solutions-tif-procedure-with-esophyx-device-4900248 US-based medical device company EndoGastric Solutions (EGS) has reported positive results of a meta-analysis demonstration of their transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) procedure with the EsophyX device. Sun, 22 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Surgical Specialties secures approval to launch upgraded BioSentry Track Sealant System in Europe http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newssurgical-specialties-secures-approval-to-launch-upgraded-biosentry-track-sealant-system-in-europe-4900387 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newssurgical-specialties-secures-approval-to-launch-upgraded-biosentry-track-sealant-system-in-europe-4900387 US-based medical device company Surgical Specialties has secured approval for its upgraded BioSentry Track Sealant System to launch in Europe. Sun, 22 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Boston Scientific secures FDA approval for Precision Montage SCS System http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsboston-scientific-secures-fda-approval-for-precision-montage-scs-system-4899310 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsboston-scientific-secures-fda-approval-for-precision-montage-scs-system-4899310 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to Boston Scientifics' Precision Montage MRI spinal cord stimulator (SCS) System. Thu, 19 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Nikkiso America introduce DBB-06 Hemodialysis System in US http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsnikkiso-america-introduce-dbb-06-hemodialysis-system-in-us-4899449 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsnikkiso-america-introduce-dbb-06-hemodialysis-system-in-us-4899449 Medical device company Nikkiso America has introduced its DBB-06 Hemodialysis System fitted with a dialysis dose monitor (DDM) in the US. Thu, 19 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Medtronic, Grifols, S.A., Purigen Biosystems http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-medtronic-grifols-sa-purigen-biosystems-4898765 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-medtronic-grifols-sa-purigen-biosystems-4898765 Medtronic, a medical technology solutions provider, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Smith & Nephew’s gynaecology (GYN) business for a purchase consideration of $350m. Thu, 19 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT FDA approves Roche's ventana PD-L1 biomarker assay http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsfda-approves-roches-ventana-pd-l1-biomarker-assay-4899567 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsfda-approves-roches-ventana-pd-l1-biomarker-assay-4899567 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to Roche Group’s ventana PD-L1 (SP142) assay as a complementary diagnostic to provide PD-L1 status on patients who are considering treatment with tecentriq (atezolizumab) to treat metasta… Thu, 19 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Biosynex S.A., Biovica International AB, Pentax Corporation http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-biosynex-sa-biovica-international-ab-pentax-corporation-4898382 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-biosynex-sa-biovica-international-ab-pentax-corporation-4898382 Biosynex S.A., a manufacturer of in-vitro diagnostic kits, has entered an agreement to acquire Fumouze Diagnostics SAS. Wed, 18 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Siemens expands diagnostics portfolio with NEO New Oncology acquisition http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newssiemens-expands-diagnostics-portfolio-with-neo-new-oncology-acquisition-4897326 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newssiemens-expands-diagnostics-portfolio-with-neo-new-oncology-acquisition-4897326 Siemens Healthcare has completed the acquisition of Germany-based NEO New Oncology to expand their diagnostics portfolio. Wed, 18 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Olympus unveils EZ Shot 3 Plus needle for EUS-FNA application http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsolympus-unveils-ez-shot-3-plus-needle-for-eus-fna-application-4897244 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsolympus-unveils-ez-shot-3-plus-needle-for-eus-fna-application-4897244 US-based technology company Olympus has unveiled its EZ Shot 3 Plus single use aspiration needle for endoscopic ultrasonically-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). Wed, 18 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Sysmex Inostics introduces OncoBEAM IVD test in France http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newssysmex-inostics-introduces-oncobeam-ivd-test-in-france-4897254 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newssysmex-inostics-introduces-oncobeam-ivd-test-in-france-4897254 Germany-based molecular diagnostic company Sysmex Inostics has introduced its blood-based OncoBEAM in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) test at its radioallergosorbent (RAS) biomarker testing site at the Biopathology department of the Institut de Cancérologie … Wed, 18 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT St Jude Medical introduces Trifecta valve with glide technology in US http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsst-jude-medical-introduces-trifecta-valve-with-glide-technology-in-us-4896128 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsst-jude-medical-introduces-trifecta-valve-with-glide-technology-in-us-4896128 US-based medical device company St Jude Medical has introduced its new Trifecta valve with glide technology (GT) in the US to treat patients afflicted with unhealthy, damaged or malfunctioning aortic heart valves. Tue, 17 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (CWST)-Protecting and Lubricating Critical Components http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/adhesives/curtiss-wright-surface-technologies/ http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/adhesives/curtiss-wright-surface-technologies/ The application of surface treatments as part of the manufacturing process is successfully used and widely recognised in major industries such to improve the performance and life of critical components, and reduce downtime, maintenance costs and reso… Tue, 17 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Ascensia secures CE Mark for Contour Next One and Contour Plus One blood glucose monitoring systems http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsascensia-secures-ce-mark-for-contour-next-one-and-contour-plus-one-blood-glucose-monitoring-systems-4896048 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsascensia-secures-ce-mark-for-contour-next-one-and-contour-plus-one-blood-glucose-monitoring-systems-4896048 US-based specialist diabetes care company, Ascensia, has secured the CE Mark for its new Contour Next One and Contour Plus One blood glucose monitoring systems to assist in the self-monitoring of blood glucose for people with diabetes. Tue, 17 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Lightpoint Medical and University of Arizona to develop Beta Emission Tomography http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newslightpoint-medical-and-university-of-arizona-to-develop-beta-emission-tomography-4896826 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newslightpoint-medical-and-university-of-arizona-to-develop-beta-emission-tomography-4896826 UK-based medical device company Lightpoint Medical has entered into an exclusive global license agreement with the University of Arizona for Beta Emission Tomography (BET), a molecular imaging technology. Tue, 17 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Force Sensors For Design http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/manufacturing/force-sensors-for-design/ http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/manufacturing/force-sensors-for-design/ In recent years, factors such as consumer demand and a tough economy have pushed OEMs to produce sleeker, smaller, and less costly products than in the past. Tue, 17 May 2016 13:41:00 GMT Amadeus Capital Partners to invest in Inotec’s woundcare technology http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsamadeus-capital-partners-to-invest-in-inotecs-woundcare-technology-4894589 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsamadeus-capital-partners-to-invest-in-inotecs-woundcare-technology-4894589 US-based technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners has planned to invest in mobile medical devices maker Inotec's woundcare technology, Natrox. Mon, 16 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Luminex to acquire Nanosphere for $58m http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsluminex-to-acquire-nanosphere-for-58m-4894582 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsluminex-to-acquire-nanosphere-for-58m-4894582 US-based medical device company Luminex has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nanosphere, a molecular microbiology and molecular diagnostic company, for approximately $58m. Mon, 16 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT Bone Index secures US FDA 510(k) clearance for Bindex http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsbone-index-secures-us-fda-510k-clearance-for-bindex-4895582 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsbone-index-secures-us-fda-510k-clearance-for-bindex-4895582 Finland-based medical device company Bone Index has secured US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Bindex point-of-care instrument to assist in osteoporosis diagnosis. Mon, 16 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT BioVentrix undertakes first human application of Revivent-TC System http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsbioventrix-undertakes-first-human-application-of-revivent-tc-system-4893681 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsbioventrix-undertakes-first-human-application-of-revivent-tc-system-4893681 US-based medical technology company BioVentrix has announced the first application of its Revivent-TC System with an endovascular catheter-based approach in a human from within the left ventricle. Sun, 15 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT