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Ranjith Dharma

Konica Minolta to unveil digital radiology solution AeroDR LT

US-based Konica Minolta Medical Imaging will unveil a new digital radiology solution, AeroDR LT, at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) to be held from 29 November to 04 December.

FDA clears Nipro Diagnostics’ True Metrix Air

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for Nipro Diagnostics’ True Metrix Air self-monitoring blood glucose system.

US FTC fines marketers of two melanoma detection apps

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined marketers of two melanoma detection apps, MelApp and Mole Detective, over claims of insufficient scientific support.

FDA approves Medtronic’s VenaSeal closure system to treat varicose veins

Medtronic has received approval from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VenaSeal closure system.

AliveCor introduces new compact medical grade mobile ECG device

US-based provider of mobile technology for heart health AliveCor has launched its third-generation device, the Heart Monitor.

Royal Philips agrees to buy Volcano for $1bn

Dutch firm Royal Philips has signed a $1bn (€800m) agreement to acquire Volcano, a US-based provider of catheter-based imaging and measurement solutions for cardiovascular applications.

Pfizer launches Novartis’s dual bronchodilator for COPD patients in UK

Novartis’s Ultibro Breezhaler, a dual bronchodilator intended for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been launched in the UK by Pfizer.

BTG to acquire California firm PneumRx for $475m

Specialist healthcare firm BTG has signed an agreement to purchase PneumRx, a growing firm focused on interventional pulmonology for $475m in a debt-free deal.

New rapid 15-minute diagnostic test for Ebola virus to be tested in Guinea

A new 15-minute Ebola test will be tested at the Ebola treatment centre in Conakry, Guinea, which is claimed to be six times faster than current tests in use.

SomaLogic and Children’s Hospital Colorado to develop diagnostic tests for childhood diseases

US-based SomaLogic has entered a partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado for the development of diagnostic tests for childhood diseases.