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Bacterin to acquire outstanding stock of X-Spine for $60m
28 July 2015 Bacterin International has announced plans to acquire US-based medical device manufacturer X-Spine Systems for...

UK funds six major projects to bring new pathology tests to patients
27 July 2015 The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have funded six nodes that are focused on the development of diagnostic tools to...

QImaging introduces new Retiga CCD series of cameras
27 July 2015 Scientific cameras manufacturer QImaging has launched a new series of charge coupled device (CCD) cameras with an intuitive imaging...

US FDA authorises Medrobotics to market Flex Robotic system
24 July 2015 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised surgical robotics company Medrobotics to market its Flex Robotic system for use in transoral procedures in the mouth and...

FDA clears Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab assay for HIV infection
24 July 2015 Bio-Rad Laboratories has secured approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab...

St Jude Medical agrees to acquire heart device maker Thoratec for $3.4bn
23 July 2015 US-based medical device company St Jude Medical has signed a definitive agreement to acquire heart device maker Thoratec for...

Carestream launches two new radiography / fluoroscopy systems
22 July 2015 Carestream Health has introduced two new radiography and fluoroscopy (R/F) systems that are designed to provide high-quality, cost-effective...

Canada supports development of new breast cancer imaging tool
22 July 2015 The Canadian Government has awarded a $980,000 grant to Toronto-based medical device company Perimeter Medical Imaging to develop and test an innovative new breast cancer imaging...

FDA approves Abbott's iDesign WaveScan Studio system
21 July 2015 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Abbott's iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio system for use in laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) procedures in the...

Mindray Medical acquires remaining stake in Wuhan Dragonbio
20 July 2015 Chinese medical devices manufacturer Mindray Medical International has completed its previously announced acquisition of the remaining stake in Wuhan Dragonbio Surgical Implant for RMB435m...

Fujifilm files first PMA module for digital breast tomosynthesis
17 July 2015 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received the first module from Fujifilm Medical Systems for premarket approval (PMA) application for its digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), as...

FDA approves St Jude Medical’s Invisible Trial system
17 July 2015 St Jude Medical has received approval from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Invisible Trial system, which offers an improved and discreet spinal cord stimulation (SCS) trial...

Vetter launches new syringe closure system for filling highly sensitive compounds
16 July 2015 Vetter has launched a new syringe closure system for filling highly sensitive compounds such as...

FDA approves Qiagen’s therascreen EGFR test for use with Iressa
15 July 2015 Qiagen has secured US marketing (PMA) approval to use its therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR Kit as a companion diagnostic to guide the use of AstraZeneca's Iressa in the treatment of patients with...

Medtronic to buy RF Surgical Systems for $235m
15 July 2015 Medtronic has signed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based medical device company, RF Surgical Systems, for...

Sweden’s Cavidi secures EIB loan to develop HIV viral load monitoring device
14 July 2015 Swedish biotech company Cavidi has received a €10m long-term loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to develop a next generation automated testing device for HIV viral...

NanoVibronix launches hands-free ultrasound device for pain relief in the US
13 July 2015 Medical device firm NanoVibronix has launched the first ever hands-free ultrasound device for pain relief in the...

Muse EEG headband supports crowdsourcing brain research
13 July 2015 Researchers from Baycrest and the University of Toronto have used the Muse wireless electroencephalography (EEG) headband to demonstrate that crowdsourcing brain research to hundreds...

Medtronic launches CD Horizon Solera Voyager spinal system
10 July 2015 Irish medical technology company Medtronic has launched its CD Horizon Solera Voyager spinal system that can be used in minimally invasive spine procedures, during the 22nd Annual...

LabPON deploys Royal Philips’ IntelliSite Pathology Solution
10 July 2015 Netherlands-based LabPON has deployed Royal Philips' IntelliSite Pathology Solution, becoming the world's such first laboratory to transition completely towards digital...

UT Arlington and UNTHSC researchers to build implantable shunt flow monitoring system
09 July 2015 The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) researchers have partnered with the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) to build a prototype for an implantable...


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