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Abbott agrees to acquire medical device firm Topera for $250m
31 October 2014 US-based pharmaceuticals and health care products firm Abbott has entered into an agreement to acquire medical device firm Topera, for...

Seznam.cz launches Haptic Maps for visually impaired travellers
31 October 2014 Czech Republic-based internet firm Seznam.cz has launched new Haptic mapping technology in the UK, which can be used by visually impaired...

Creganna-Tactx agrees to buy Precision Wire Components
30 October 2014 Ireland-based Creganna-Tactx Medical has signed an agreement to acquire Precision Wire Components (PWC), which offers wire processing for the medical device...

Covidien introduces ReliaTack for laparoscopic hernia repair
30 October 2014 Irish company Covidien has launched ReliaTack, a new articulating reloadable fixation device for laparoscopic or minimally invasive hernia...

FDA grants approval for St. Jude Medical's TactiCath Quartz ablation catheter
29 October 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for St. Jude Medical's new technology TactiCath Quartz irrigated ablation...

Chembio and Integrated BioTherapeutics to develop diagnostic tests for Ebola and Febrile illness
29 October 2014 US-based Chembio Diagnostics has entered into an exclusive agreement with Integrated BioTherapeutics (IBT), to develop point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests for Ebola and Febrile...

IBM launches new tracking system to help contain Ebola outbreak in Africa
28 October 2014 IBM has launched several humanitarian initiatives in Sierra Leone, as part of the fight against the deadly disease Ebola in West...

EKF to launch new sepsis biomarker and haemoglobin analyser at Medica 2014
28 October 2014 UK-based EKF Diagnostics will launch two new diagnostic tests, a new assay for early sepsis detection and a hand-held point of care haemoglobin analyser at Medica...

Myriad sets up new Tumour BRACAnalysis CDx test laboratory in Europe
27 October 2014 US-based molecular diagnostic firm Myriad Genetics have established a new laboratory in Europe for the Tumour BRACAnalysis CDx test, which is a companion diagnostic to identify 50% more...

NHS to install Varian’s TrueBeam systems at public hospitals in UK
27 October 2014 UK-based NHS Supply Chain is purchasing ten TrueBeam machines from Varian Medical Systems to improve radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments in the country's public...

Sorin's Memo 3D ReChord gets CE Mark approval
24 October 2014 Italian medical device firm Sorin Group has secured CE Mark approval for its new mitral valve annuloplasty ring, Memo 3D...

Flint Rehabilitation launches music-based hand rehabilitation device MusicGlove
24 October 2014 US-based Flint Rehabilitation Devices has launched MusicGlove, the first hand rehabilitation device approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for people with stroke or other...

Boston Scientific's CoverEdge surgical leads secure FDA and CE Mark approval
23 October 2014 Boston Scientific have secured US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark approval for its CoverEdge 32 and CoverEdge X 32 surgical leads, which will be used to treat spinal cord...

IceCure Medical successfully treats breast cancer patients with IceSense3 cryoablation system
23 October 2014 IceCure Medical has successfully completed treatment of the first two patients in a multi-centred clinical trial using the IceSense3 cryoablation system (exposure to extreme cold temperatures)...

Codman Neuro introduces new Spetzler Malis dual irrigating disposable forceps
22 October 2014 Codman Neuro, a part of DePuy Synthes companies of Johnson & Johnson, has introduced new Spetzler Malis dual irrigating disposable non-stick bipolar forceps for use in...

Aurora Spine signs deal to distribute Sentio MMG nerve mapping system
22 October 2014 US-based spinal implant solutions provider Aurora Spine has entered a worldwide distribution and co-marketing deal with Sentio to distribute the mechanomyography (MMG) nerve mapping system....

Zeiss Meditec introduces new cataract suite
21 October 2014 Carl Zeiss Meditec, a German medical technology firm, has introduced a new Zeiss cataract suite, which will provide physicians with placement of incisions, the centration of intraocular...

Medtronic launches new interbody spinal fusion devices
21 October 2014 Medtronic has launched its pure titanium coating (PTC) platform of interbody fusion devices designed to ease pain from spinal...

Boston Scientific secures CE Mark for Accolade pacemaker family
20 October 2014 US-based medical equipment manufacturer Boston Scientific has obtained CE Mark approval for its Accolade pacemaker family of...

Ortho-Clinical's Vitros chemistry products HbA1c reagent kit gets CE Mark
20 October 2014 US-based Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics has received CE Mark for the Vitros chemistry products HbA1c reagent kit, an enhanced assay to detect and monitor blood glucose levels over time in...

Health Canada grants Class 2 medical device licence for Otoharmonics' Levo tinnitus system
17 October 2014 Health Canada has granted a Class 2 medical device licence to US-based Otoharmonics' Levo system, a personalised neuroscience-based sound therapy developed for use in the temporary relief...


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