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BD Closing North Carolina Medtech Tubing Plant

Posted in Medical Device Business by Chris Newmarker on November 30, 2016
About 120 workers will lose their jobs.Chris NewmarkerBecton, Dickinson and Co. says it will close its Creedmoor, NC, facility, which makes medical device tubing....Continue

How Philips Is Seeking to Make Radiology Smarter

Posted in Medical Imaging by Chris Newmarker on November 29, 2016
Officials at the Dutch multinational boast that they are the first to bring adaptive intelligence to radiology. Chris Newmarker Philips's new llumeo imaging and informatics technology uses adaptive intelligence to make it easier for radiologists to work with medical images....Continue

This Hydrogel Could Stop Uncontrolled Blood Vessel Bleeding

Posted in Medical Materials - Form Supplied by Chris Newmarker on November 23, 2016
The research team that developed the catheter- and needle-delivered hydrogel say they've achieved proof of concept, as well as success in studies with animals.Chris Newmarker...Continue

Boston Sci Closes on $210 Million Acquisition

Posted in Medical Device Business by Chris Newmarker on November 22, 2016
The EndoChoice Holdings purchase represents an expansion of Boston Sci's successful endoscopy business.Chris Newmarker...Continue

Olympus Launches New Laparoscopic Morcellator

Posted in Medical Device Business by Chris Newmarker on November 16, 2016
The Japanese multinational claims its PK Morcellator, which FDA has cleared, restores a minimally invasive surgery option that had previously declined amid cancer-spreading worries. Chris Newmarker...Continue

BIOMEDevice San Jose Innovation Prize: Meet the Finalists

Posted in Contract Manufacturing Services by Chris Newmarker on November 16, 2016
Discover some of the most innovative exhibitors at the upcoming BIOMEDevice San Jose show. Chris Newmarker...Continue

Medtech Has a Major Interoperability Challenge

Posted in Information technology by Chris Newmarker on November 15, 2016
The dream is a seamless ecosystem of connected medical devices—all leading to more effective and affordable management of people’s health. Here are the challenges standing in the way.Chris Newmarker...Continue

Medtronic Makes a Big Bundled Ortho Payments Play

Posted in Orthopedics by Chris Newmarker on November 10, 2016
The medtech giant has launched a new orthopedics business centering on Medtronic Orthopedic Solutions, which includes a host of offerings meant to help health providers drive outcomes.Chris Newmarker...Continue

Medtech Insiders Think Trump Is Good

Posted in Medical Device Business by Chris Newmarker on November 10, 2016
Or that’s at least the case with many Qmed readers.Chris NewmarkerUpdated November 11, 2016...Continue

Walgreens Sues Theranos for Millions

Posted in Medical Device Business by Chris Newmarker on November 9, 2016
The drugstore chain has sued the Silicon Valley–based blood testing company in order to recover the millions of dollars it invested in the company.Chris Newmarker...Continue
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