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September 2015

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Canada’s Valeant agrees to acquire Synergetics USA for $192m
04 September 2015 Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, through its affiliate, has signed an agreement to acquire Synergetics USA, for...

Bruker introduces four new PET/CT and PET/MRI systems
04 September 2015 US-based scientific instruments manufacturer Bruker has introduced four new preclinical imaging systems at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii,...

Sorin starts TRIUMPH-CRT trial with Paradym CRT-D Tri-V device
03 September 2015 Italian medical device firm Sorin Group has initiated patient enrolment in the TRIUMPH-CRT clinical trial in Europe with the world's first triple-site ventricular (Tri-V) pacing CRT-D...

Ireland's Medtronic completes acquisition of Medina Medical in US for $150m
02 September 2015 Irish medical technology firm Medtronic has completed the acquisition of US-based medical device firm Medina Medical for approximately...

HeartWare International agrees to buy Israel’s Valtech Cardio
02 September 2015 US-based HeartWare International has signed an agreement to acquire Israel's privately held company Valtech...

St Jude Medical confirms positive benefits of Nanostim leadless pacemaker
01 September 2015 A new study undertaken by medical device firm St Jude Medical (SJM) has confirmed the positive benefits of the Nanostim leadless pacemaker for patients in need of a single-chamber...

August 2015

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University Hospital La Timone used Leksell Gamma Knife Icon to treat patients with metastases
28 August 2015 Doctors at France's University Hospital La Timone have used Elekta's latest generation cranial radiosurgery system to treat patients with metastasis in the...

US device maker Greatbatch agrees to acquire Lake Region Medical for $1.73bn
28 August 2015 US-based medical device company Greatbatch has signed an agreement to acquire Lake Region Medical in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately...

Edwards Lifesciences buys CardiAQ Valve Technologies for $400m
27 August 2015 Edwards Lifesciences has acquired US-based developer of a transcatheter mitral valve (TMV) replacement system, CardiAQ Valve Technologies for...

Ireland’s Medtronic to buy California medical device firm Twelve for $458m
26 August 2015 Irish medical technology firm Medtronic has signed an agreement to acquire California-based medical device company, Twelve, in a cash and debt-free transaction valued at up to...

Boston Scientific’s MRI revised labelling secures CE Mark for ICD and CRT-D systems
26 August 2015 Boston Scientific has secured CE Mark approval for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) conditional labelling for its current family of Extended Longevity (EL) and MINI implantable...

St Jude Medical secures CE Mark approval for MRI conditional labelling of Prodigy system
25 August 2015 St Jude Medical has received CE Mark approval for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) conditional labelling of its Prodigy MRI chronic pain system with select...

NC State University scientists develop vomiting machine to study norovirus
24 August 2015 Scientists at North Carolina (NC) State University have developed a vomiting machine to study norovirus, which is said to affect 20 million people each year in the...

Cellectar introduces PDC platform for targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics
24 August 2015 Cellectar Biosciences has launched its new small molecule cancer targeting and delivery technology for targeted delivery of...

Wyss Institute launches improved version of sepsis therapeutic device
21 August 2015 Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has introduced an improved version of its blood-cleansing device that treats sepsis by mimicking the human...

Guardant partners with Flatiron to advance cancer therapy development
21 August 2015 Guardant Health has entered a strategic partnership with Flatiron Health to build a proprietary, cloud-based information platform integrating liquid biopsy based genomic testing with...

FDA approves Boston Scientific’s Innova vascular self-expanding stent system
20 August 2015 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Boston Scientific's new therapy that is designed to treat peripheral artery disease...

Freudenberg acquires 75% stake in Germany’s Hemoteq
19 August 2015 Freudenberg Medical has acquired a 75% stake in Germany-based Hemoteq from Earlybird Venture Capital and Pinova Capital, for an undisclosed...

Precision X-Ray’s SmART system supports development of treatment for brain tumours
19 August 2015 Precision X-Ray's X-RAD small animal radiation therapy (SmART) system has been used by Dutch scientists to develop targeted treatment for brain...

FDA grants approval for GE’s low dose CT lung cancer screening
18 August 2015 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised GE Healthcare to use a low dose computed tomography (CT) option to screen patients with high risk of lung...

LeeSar orders MedEx TraySafe system from Aethon
17 August 2015 LeeSar has awarded a contract to Aethon to supply its MedEx TraySafe product to streamline their medication tray and kit processing for improving safety and compliance of preconfigured trays...


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