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February 2016

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Illumina and Genomics England to develop new informatics tools 12 February 2016 Illumina has entered a collaboration with Genomics England to develop a new platform and knowledge base, which can be used to improve and automate genome interpretation....

FDA grants 510(k) clearance for CorMatrix's Tyke implantable device 10 February 2016 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for medical device firm CorMatrix Cardiovascular's Tkye implantable device, developed for neonate and infant cardiac...

FDA approves Medtronic's MR-conditional cardiac defibrillators 08 February 2016 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Irish firm Medtronic's magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) conditional cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds)...

ResMed closes acquisition of medical device firm Inova Labs 05 February 2016 US manufacturer ResMed has completed the acquisition of Texas-based medical device firm Inova Labs, which is involved in developing oxygen therapy products. ...

TE Connectivity agrees to buy Ireland's Creganna Medical for $895m 03 February 2016 Swiss manufacturer TE Connectivity has signed an agreement to acquire Ireland-based Creganna Medical from Permira for around $895m....

GenArraytion launches new PCR-based molecular test to detect Zika virus 01 February 2016 US-based developer of multiplexed molecular assays GenArraytion has introduced a new polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based molecular test to detect the mosquito-transmitted Zika...

January 2016

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Boston Scientific and Accenture develop new digital health solution for chronic cardiovascular diseases 29 January 2016 US-based medical device firm Boston Scientific, along with Accenture, has developed a new cloud-based and data-driven digital health solution, Advantics Care Pathway Transformation, to help...

PerkinElmer acquires Swedish DNA analysis firm Vanadis Diagnostics 27 January 2016 US-based firm PerkinElmer has completed the acquisition of Sweden-based DNA analysis firm Vanadis Diagnostics for an undisclosed...

Panasonic and Kyoto develop new remote sensing technology 25 January 2016 Japan-based Panasonic in collaboration with Kyoto University has developed a new remote-sensing technology to measure vital signs such as heart-rate, heartbeat interval and others....

K2M Group's next-generation Rhine cervical disc system gets CE Mark 22 January 2016 US-based K2M Group Holdings has received CE Mark approval for its next-generation Rhine cervical disc system to market in Europe and other countries....

Serene completes patient enrolment in first clinical trial of RF system to treat Glabellar Lines 20 January 2016 US-based Serene Medical has completed patient enrolment in its prospective multi-centre trial evaluating the effectiveness of its Radio Frequency (RF) System to treat Glabellar Lines....

FDA grants 510k clearance for LifeWatch MCT 1-lead patch 18 January 2016 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510k clearance for Switzerland-based LifeWatch's Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) Patch, a 1-lead ECG system....

Philips and Sijunjung Regency to offer new telehealth service in Indonesia 15 January 2016 Royal Philips has entered an agreement with Indonesian Sijunjung Regency to provide its new telehealth service, mobile obstetrics monitoring (MOM), in the West Sumatra region....

Boston launches LithoVue digital flexible ureteroscope in US and Europe 13 January 2016 US-based medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific has launched the LithoVue single-use digital flexible ureteroscope in the US and Europe....

Vivasure receives CE Mark for bioabsorbable percutaneous vascular closure device 11 January 2016 Irish firm Vivasure Medical has received CE Mark approval for its fully bioabsorbable percutaneous vascular closure device developed for use in large-bore femoral...

Biocartis and Merck to develop new liquid biopsy technology for RAS biomarker testing 08 January 2016 Belgium-based molecular diagnostics firm Biocartis has signed a collaboration agreement with Merck to develop and commercialise a new liquid biopsy RAS biomarker test for patients with...

Panasonic acquires Bayer diabetes care business for €1bn 06 January 2016 Panasonic Healthcare Holdings has completed the acquisition of German diabetes care business Bayer for JPY132bn...

Soterix 1x1 tDCS depression therapy system receives CE Mark 04 January 2016 US-based Soterix Medical has received CE Mark approval for its 1x1 tDCS therapy system to treat major depressive disorder (MDD), a mental...

December 2015

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Medtronic's Evera MRI SureScan ICD system gets Health Canada approval 23 December 2015 Medtronic Canada has received approval from Health Canada for its implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

CryoLife agrees to buy On-X Life Technologies for $130m 23 December 2015 US-based medical device and tissue processing firm CryoLife has agreed to acquire a mechanical heart valve company On-X Life Technologies Holdings (On-X), for approximately...


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