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August 2014

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Calbiotech, Intrinsic LifeSciences sign deal to develop ELISA test kit for hepcidin
01 August 2014 US-based life science companies Calbiotech and Intrinsic LifeSciences (ILS) have entered into a partnership to develop and validate ELISA kits for hepcidin, a hormone that acts as an indicator...

Transluminal gets CE Mark for velox CD vascular closure device
01 August 2014 Transluminal Technologies, a US-based medical device company, has secured CE Mark approval for its velox CD vascular closure...

July 2014

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eZono launches eZGuide adaptive needle recognition
31 July 2014 eZono, a Germany-based developer of tablet ultrasound systems, has introduced eZGuide Adaptive Needle Recognition (eZGuide ANR), which allows clinicians to use their needle of choice with the...

Sorin's Solo Smart aortic pericardial heart valve gets FDA approval
31 July 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Italy-based medical company Sorin's Solo Smart aortic pericardial heart...

AstraZeneca and QIAGEN to develop diagnostic test for NSCLC patients for IRESSA treatment
30 July 2014 UK-based AstraZeneca has entered into collaboration with Netherlands-based QIAGEN to develop a non-invasive diagnostic test to identify non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who are...

Masimo’s Radius-7 wearable patient monitor gets CE Mark approval
30 July 2014 Masimo has received CE Mark approval for its Radius-7, the first rainbow signal extraction technology (SET) based noninvasive wearable, wireless monitor for Root patient monitoring and...

Astute Medical and OCD partner to advance new acute kidney injury test
29 July 2014 Astute Medical has entered into a strategic collaboration with Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) that will expand access to a new test that evaluates critically ill patients for risk of acute...

Medtronic and Lifetech extend relationship to manufacture pacemakers for Chinese market
29 July 2014 US-based Medtronic and China-based Lifetech Scientific have expanded their strategic alliance to manufacture pacemakers based on Medtronic technology for the Chinese...

Philips’ VISIQ ultra mobile ultrasound system gets FDA marketing approval
28 July 2014 Dutch firm Royal Philips has secured 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its ultra mobile ultrasound system, VISIQ, in the...

NICE recommends intrabeam radiotherapy for breast cancer
28 July 2014 The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK has recommended intrabeam radiotherapy as a treatment option for people with early breast...

New stem cell operation to revolutionise knee cartilage treatment
25 July 2014 Surgeons at the Southampton General Hospital in the UK have carried out a new knee operation that could prevent the development of arthritis....

Spectranetics gets FDA approval for peripheral atherectomy devices to treat in-stent restenosis
25 July 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance to Spectranetics' peripheral atherectomy products, Turbo-Tandem and Turbo Elite, used to treat in-stent restenosis...

Vittamed's two neuromonitoring devices get CE Mark approval
24 July 2014 US-based neurodiagnostics firm Vittamed has secured CE Mark approval for its Vittamed 205 for non-invasive intracranial pressure (ICP) measurement and Vittamed 505 for non-invasive...

IMRIS's VISIUS surgical theatre with iMRI gets approval for sale in Europe
24 July 2014 US-based IMRIS has secured CE Mark approval to integrate the next-generation magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) core technology into the VISIUS surgical theatre, clearing the way for its sales...

Boston Scientific's Rebel coronary stent system gets approval from FDA
23 July 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved US-based Boston Scientific's Rebel platinum chromium coronary stent system used for treatment of coronary artery disease...

St Jude Medical's FlexAbility ablation catheter gets European approval
23 July 2014 St Jude Medical has received CE Mark approval for its FlexAbility ablation catheter, a new ablation technology used by electrophysiologists, to treat cardiac arrhythmias....

FDA grants 510(k) clearance to Summit Medical for additional sterilisation cycles
22 July 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Summit Medical for sterilisation methods on its Instru-Safe instrument protection...

Varian Medical gets FDA approval for Calypso soft tissue Beacon transponder
22 July 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to US-based Varian Medical Systems' Calypso soft tissue Beacon transponder that can help improve the precision of...

OrbusNeich enrols first patient in MASCOT registry for COMBO dual therapy stent
21 July 2014 Hong Kong-based OrbusNeich has enrolled its first patient in the multinational abluminal sirolimus-coated bio-engineered stent (MASCOT) post-marketing...

Brainlab introduces elements automatic brain metastases planning software
21 July 2014 German medical technology firm Brainlab has introduced a new software called 'Elements Automatic Brain Metastases Planning', claimed to simplify stereotactic radiosurgery planning for...

FDA approves IBA's new compact gantry clearing way for Proteus ONE
18 July 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for Belgium-based Ion Beam Applications' (IBA's) compact gantry beam line...