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September 2014

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Nitto Medic to distribute Nicox's AdenoPlus device in Japan
01 September 2014 Japanese ophthalmic firm Nitto Medic has entered into an agreement with France-based Nicox for the distribution of diagnostic test AdenoPlus in Japan....

Masimo gets CE Mark clearance in Japan for rainbow DCI-mini sensors
01 September 2014 US-based non-invasive patient monitoring technologies manufacturer Masimo has received CE Mark clearance in Japan and limited market release of the rainbow DCI-mini, the first...

August 2014

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FDA clears Nonin's Model 3231 OEM/eHealth finger pulse oximeter
29 August 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration has granted clearance for Nonin Medical's Model 3231 OEM/eHealth finger pulse oximeter....

HeartSine launches fully automatic AED Samaritan PAD 360P
29 August 2014 HeartSine Technologies has launched the new Samaritan PAD 360P (SAM 360P), a fully automatic automatic external defibrillator (AED)....

Kona Medical begins WAVE IV trial of surround sound system to treat hypertension
28 August 2014 US-based Kona Medical has started a randomised, sham-controlled, double-blinded WAVE IV clinical trial of its non-invasive surround sound system for the treatment of hypertension (high...

Medtronic pays $200m for brain-stimulation firm Sapiens SBS
28 August 2014 US-based Medtronic has completed the acquisition of Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation (Sapiens SBS), a Dutch developer of deep brain stimulation (DBS) technologies for approximately $200m....

UVA launches first clinical test of focused ultrasound for non-cancerous breast tumours
27 August 2014 The University of Virginia Health System (UVA) has launched the first clinical trial test of the ultrasound technology to treat benign breast tumours known as fibroadenomas....

FDA clears Nipro's new blood glucose monitoring systems
27 August 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for US-based Nipro Diagnostics' True Metrix self-monitoring blood glucose system and the True Metrix PRO professional...

Covidien completes acquisition of Reverse Medical
26 August 2014 Irish company Covidien has completed the acquisition of Reverse Medical, a US-based privately held medical device firm, for an undisclosed...

US Army funds NeuroSigma's Phase II trial of eTNS system to treat PTSD
26 August 2014 The US Army has provided funding for NeuroSigma's Phase II clinical trial designed to evaluate the use of external trigeminal nerve stimulation (eTNS) system to treat post-traumatic stress...

AliveCor obtains FDA clearance for arterial fibrillation algorithm
22 August 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its clearance for AliveCor’s automated analysis process (algorithm) to detect atrial fibrillation...

Philips’ TAVI precision treatment planning application gets FDA 510(k) clearance
22 August 2014 Royal Philips has secured 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its precision planning application for Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation (TAVI) treatments in...

Illumina, AstraZeneca, Janssen and Sanofi to develop NGS-based oncology test system
21 August 2014 Illumina has formed collaborative partnerships with AstraZeneca, Janssen Biotech and Sanofi to develop a universal next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based oncology test...

Ventana System for Primary Diagnosis receives CE mark in EU
21 August 2014 Roche Group member Ventana Medical Systems has received the CE mark for its Ventana System for Primary Diagnosis in the European Union...

Guided Therapeutics to begin enrolment in clinical trial for LuViva Advanced Cervical Scan
20 August 2014 Guided Therapeutics will initiate patient enrolment this week in a multi-centre, blinded clinical trial to expand claims for the LuViva Advanced Cervical Scan to include front-line screening...

Abbott and US DoD collaborate to develop portable blood tests for evaluating TBIs
20 August 2014 Abbott and the US Department of Defense (DoD) have collaborated to develop portable blood tests to help assess potential concussions, also called mild traumatic brain injuries...

Two Liberian hospitals deploy germ-killing robots to combat Ebola virus
19 August 2014 Liberia-based JFK Hospital and ELWA Hospital have deployed two five-foot superbug-slaying machines (devices) from the US in order to combat Ebola virus...

ResMed launches AirSense 10 CPAP and APAP devices
19 August 2014 ResMed, a developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment, has launched its new AirSense10 positive-airway pressure (PAP) device platform, to deliver superior patient comfort...

Miraculins and Catalyn enter sale and distribution deal for ScoutDS DS devices in China
18 August 2014 US-based medical diagnostic firm Miraculins has signed a definitive agreement with Catalyn Medical Technologies (Catalyn), a Hong Kong-based medical device import company, for the sale...

Cook Medical begins patient enrolment in Zilver PTX device trial in China
18 August 2014 US-based medical device firm Cook Medical has enrolled the first patient in its clinical trial of Zilver PTX Drug Eluting Peripheral Stent in...

Michael J Fox Foundation and Intel join forces for Parkinson's disease research
15 August 2014 The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and Intel have joined forces to improve research for the monitoring and treatment of Parkinson's disease...


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