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Bioness begins pilot study of StimRouter neuromodulation device to treat overactive bladder
27 March 2015 US-based Bioness has started a Canadian pilot study of the StimRouter Neuromodulation System for the treatment of overactive bladder...

Public Health England gets IMI grant for new 'in the field' Ebola test
26 March 2015 The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), through its Ebola+ programme, has awarded a £1m grant to Public Health England (PHE) scientists, who are heading a consortium involved in the...

Thermo Fisher launches new CE-IVD Oncomine solid tumour fusion transcript kit
25 March 2015 Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched new CE-IVD Oncomine Solid Tumour Fusion Transcript kit, designed to provide multiplexed sequencing of formalin-fixed and paraffin embedded (FFPE) tumour...

Astellas Foundation awards grant for study on brain activation in bladder disorder patients
25 March 2015 The Astellas European Foundation has awarded a grant of $150,000 to a project led by Dr MS Rahnama'i from Maastricht University Medical Centre, the...

Cepheid's Xpert Ebola diagnostic test gets FDA emergency use authorisation
25 March 2015 Cepheid has secured emergency use authorisation (EUA) from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its molecular diagnostic test Xpert Ebola, which is capable of delivering results in less...

Micell enrols first patient in all-comers trial of MiStent against Xience
24 March 2015 US-based biomedical firm Micell Technologies has started patient enrolment in DESSOLVE III, a randomised, controlled clinical trial comparing MiStent Sirolimus Eluting Absorbable Polymer...

Biotronik gets FDA approval for ProMRI Eluna pacemaker system
23 March 2015 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for German cardiovascular devices manufacturer Biotronik's ProMRI Eluna pacemaker...

Sequenom and Recombine launch HerediT Universal carrier screening test
23 March 2015 US companies Sequenom Laboratories and Recombine have launched a new HerediT Universal carrier screening test, which offers comprehensive genetic...

Medtronic gets FDA approval for Protégé GPS stent system to treat iliac artery stenosis
20 March 2015 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Irish medical technology firm Medtronic's Protégé GPS self-expanding peripheral stent system to treat stenotic lesions of...

MeMed reports positive clinical trial results of ImmunoXpert blood test
20 March 2015 Israel-based MeMed has reported positive results from a large multicentre prospective clinical trial validating the ability of its ImmunoXpert in-vitro diagnostic blood test to determine whether...

Signostics introduces handheld SignosRT bladder scanner in Europe
19 March 2015 Australian medical device firm Signostics has launched its new handheld bladder scanner, SignosRT Bladder, in Europe and the UK, including a new tablet-based...

Becton Dickinson completes $12bn CareFusion acquisition
18 March 2015 US-based medical technology firm Becton Dickinson (BD) has completed a $12.2bn acquisition of biomedical equipment maker...

Genection introduces MyAML NGS assay
18 March 2015 Genection, a subsidiary of Invivoscribe Technologies, has launched MyAML, a CLIA validated next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay for acute myeloid leukaemia...

FDA approves VuCOMP's new M-Vu CAD system
17 March 2015 VuCOMP, a US-based developer of advanced computer vision systems for the detection of breast cancer, has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its M-Vu...

FDA grants clearance for Toshiba's Infinix 4DCT with Aquilion PRIME CT configuration
16 March 2015 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for Toshiba America Medical Systems' new Infinix 4DCT with the Aquilion PRIME CT system...

Lombard's AorFlex endovascular stent graft delivery system receives approval in Japan
16 March 2015 US-based Lombard Medical has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for its AorFlex endovascular stent graft delivery...

Personal Genome Diagnostics to offer DNA testing for new precision oncology programme
13 March 2015 The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) New England Veteran's Integrated Service Network (VISN 1) has selected Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) to offer targeted genomic testing services for...

Volcano's iFR Scout pullback software receives CE Mark
13 March 2015 Volcano, a Royal Philips business, has secured CE Mark approval for its iFR Scout pullback software, a functional extension of its existing iFR Modality, designed to diagnose serial lesions...

Vigilant and Biotech-IgG sign deal to market OncAlert oral cancer risk assessment system
12 March 2015 US-based Vigilant Biosciences has entered a three-year exclusive sales and marketing agreement with Sweden-based Biotech-IgG for the distribution of the OncAlert Oral Cancer Risk Assessment...

TUV grants CE Mark for Advanced Bionics' HiRes 90K Advantage cochlear implant
11 March 2015 Technischer Überwachungsverein (TÜV), a European Notified Body, has granted CE Mark approval for Advanced Bionics' HiRes 90K Advantage cochlear...

Merck Serono and Illumina to develop universal NGS-based oncology diagnostic
11 March 2015 Merck Serono has entered a strategic collaboration with Illumina to expand the development of a universal next-generation sequencing (NGS) based oncology diagnostic for clinical trials of...


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