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Medtronic to acquire HeartWare for $1.1bn 28 June 2016 Ireland-based medical device company Medtronic has entered into an agreement to acquire medical-technology company HeartWare for approximately...

Phonak to introduce lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aid 28 June 2016 Switzerland-based medical device company Phonak is planning to launch the first mainstream lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aid based on its next-generation platform,...

Epic Sciences unveils liquid biopsy test for PARP inhibitor clinical trials 28 June 2016 US-based medical technology company Epic Sciences has introduced a liquid biopsy test to identify cancers that are affected by poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP)...

St. Jude Medical gets CE mark for SyncAV CRT software 27 June 2016 US-based medical device company St. Jude Medical has secured the CE mark approval for its SyncAV CRT software adding to the company’s cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT)...

HeartFlow unveils next generation FFRct Analysis 27 June 2016 US-based medical technology company HeartFlow has introduced the next generation of the HeartFlow FFRct...

BioVentrix secures CE mark for Revivent TC transcatheter ventricular enhancement system 27 June 2016 US-based medical device company BioVentrix has secured CE mark approval for its Revivent TC transcatheter ventricular enhancement system used for myocardial infarction or heart...

M&As this week: Guangdong Biolight Meditech, Royal Philips, Paramit Corporation 24 June 2016 Guangdong Biolight Meditech has announced that it will acquire a 20% stake in a minimally-invasive medical device company based in...

Report: Rheumatoid arthritis test market to grow despite uncertainty in Europe 24 June 2016 The market for rheumatoid arthritis testing is expected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4% despite cost-cutting on healthcare, lower reimbursement in major markets and...

Deals this week: Becton Dickinson Holdings, Terumo BCT, Royal Philips 24 June 2016 Becton Dickinson Holdings (BD) has announced the signing of a research agreement with Singapore Immunology Network (SigN). Through the partnership, the companies intend to achieve advancements...

Median and Microsoft to develop IT-enabled cancer detection system 24 June 2016 France-based medical device company Median Technologies has signed a collaborative agreement with Microsoft to jointly develop cancer detection, diagnosis and monitoring methods using Big...

Global Kinetics and NPF begin clinical trial of PKG System for Parkinson’s Disease 24 June 2016 Global Kinetics and National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) have initiated collaborative clinical research to determine the effect of continuous objective measurement of movement in patients...

Sciton unveils new vaginal laser therapy 23 June 2016 US-based Sciton has unveiled its hybrid fractional laser (HFL), diVa, for vaginal tissue rejuvenation....

CorMatrix uses Tyke to treat first patient with congenital heart defect 23 June 2016 US-based CorMatrix Cardiovascular has treated the patient using its CorMatrix Tyke, which is designed to repair cardiac tissues in neonates and infants....

Royal Philips acquires digital pathology solutions provider PathXL 23 June 2016 Royal Philips has completed the acquisition of Northern Ireland-based medical device company PathXL in a bid to expand its digital pathology solutions offerings....

Pentax unveils Scopepilot navigation control unit for 3D representation of endoscope 22 June 2016 Medical technology company Pentax Medical has unveiled its Scopepilot navigation control unit to provide 3D representation of an endoscope's position inside a patient's bowel...

Spectratech develops OEG-16H to communicate with comatose patients 22 June 2016 Japan-based medical technology company Spectratech has developed its fNIRS device, OEG-16H, an encephalography mechanism to measure changes in hemoglobin and apparent arterial oxygen saturation...

Ortho gets CE mark for VITROS HIV Combo Test to detect HIV-1 acute infection 22 June 2016 US-based medical device company Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho) has secured the CE mark approval for its VITROS HIV Combo Test to detect HIV-1 acute...

Hologic secures FDA emergency use authorisation for Aptima Zika Virus assay 21 June 2016 US-based medical device company Hologic has received emergency use authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Aptima Zika Virus assay to detect Zika...

Cerus and BARDA to support clinical development of Intercept blood system 21 June 2016 US-based medical device company Cerus has entered into an agreement with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the US to support its clinical development...

Great Basin introduces enhanced molecular diagnostic analyser 21 June 2016 US-based molecular diagnostics company Great Basin Scientific has introduced its enhanced molecular diagnostic analyser, GB550, at the American Society for Microbiology Microbe conference in...

Amoy Diagnostics' AmoyDx ROS1 test supports Phase II trial of crizotinib in lung cancer 20 June 2016 China-based medical device company Amoy Diagnostics has reported positive results from its AmoyDx ROS1 test while supporting the OxOnc Development during the completion of Phase II trial...