Medical Device Industry News

  • New Latex-Free Options for Tourniquets and Similar Devices

    Teknor Apex Co.’s Medalist family of thermoplastic elastomers now includes new compounds for cast-film applications.Daphne AllenThe latest compounds in the Medalist TPE family can be usedfor tourniquets and other cast-film products.

  • Bionic Eye Receives Approval for Trials in UK

    A life-altering bionic eye device that could partially restore eyesight for patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa has received NHS approval in the UK.Kristopher Sturgise

  • Stryker to Add Jobs in Michigan

    The Kalamazoo-based orthopedics company is building a new $130 million corporate campus in nearby Portage and will add more than 100 jobs.Jamie HartfordStryker Corp. plans to grow its presence in its home state of Michigan with a new $130 million corporate campus that’s expected to create 105 jobs over the next three years.

  • Mylan Releases Generic EpiPen

    EpiPen maker Mylan announces the launch of its generic epinephrine auto-injector, priced at less than half the cost of an EpiPen.Marie ThibaultMylan is launching its previously-announced generic for the EpiPen Auto-Injector for $300, half the approximately $600 price tag for the original.

  • Siemens Healthineers Could Double Workforce at Massachusetts Facility

    State and local officials offered the company millions of dollars in tax breaks, and Siemens Healthineers is responding by adding 400–700 jobs at the Walpole, MA, facility over the next 10 years. Jamie Hartford

  • Next-Gen Blood-Gas Monitor Expands Its Market

     Sphere Medical’s Proxima 4 can now be used for diabetics and cardiac surgery patients.Nancy CrottiThe Proxima 4 received CE Mark in September 2016.

  • AdvaMed Goes Digital

    The medical technology trade group announced this week the launch of a new sector within the association, known as AdvaMed Digital, that will provide specialized expertise to companies in the flourishing digital health sector.Kristopher Sturgis

  • Michigan Company Recalls Single-Lumen Catheters

    The Class I recall is just the latest in a series of catheter recalls for U.S. companies.Nancy CrottiA Michigan company is recalling certain single-lumen catheters due to the potential for excess material to separate from the catheter and enter a patient’s bloodstream.

  • Medtronic to Cut Jobs in Twin Cities

    Some lower-skilled jobs in Columbia Heights, MN, will be outsourced to the Philippines.Maureen Kingsley

  • Patent Battle Between Bos Sci and Nevro Heats Up

    The two companies have been clashing over intellectual property since shortly after Nevro’s Senza spinal cord stimulation system was approved by FDA last year.Jamie Hartford