Medical Device Industry News

  • Edwards Just Scored a Major TAVR Win

    Expanded FDA indication for the Sapien 3 marks the first time the agency has approved a TAVR for use in patients who only have intermediate risk of death or complications during surgery.  Chris Newmarker

  • Stryker Company Recalls Contaminated Cleansing Cloths

    The disposable cloths contain a potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant microbe. Nancy Crotti

  • Phillips-Medisize Getting Acquired

    Electronics manufacturer Molex sees an opportunity to greatly expand its medical device presence by acquiring a major contract manufacturer in the space. Chris Newmarker Phillips-Medisize, a significant medical device contract manufacturer, is being snapped up by an electronics manufacturer for an undisclosed sum.

  • J&J Sued for Millions by Kentucky

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear claims the medical device giant failed to disclose the hazards related to its surgical transvaginal mesh products. Chris Newmarker

  • Alere Has More Bad News to Report

    Rocky first quarter earnings are but the latest blow for the diagnostics giant, which has lost its luster as an acquisition target for Abbott. Nancy Crotti

  • Zimmer Biomet Investing in Musculoskeletal Diagnostics

    The ortho giant has acquired CD Diagnostics for an undisclosed sum. Chris Newmarker Zimmer Biomet announced this week that it has bought CD Diagnostics (Claymont, DE), which has a specialty in developing immunoassays and biomarker testing. In 2012, CD Diagnostics worked with Zimmer Biomet on musculoskeletal healthcare diagnostics, including the Synovasure periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) test.

  • Cook Medical Recalls Thousands of Guidewires

    Contaminated coating could cause vessel damage, bleeding, and blood clot particles in the circulatory system. Nancy Crotti

  • Apple's CEO Still Excited About Healthcare

    Apple would still like a slice of the trillions of dollars spent on healthcare each year.  Qmed Staff

  • Baxter Sells Ultrafiltration Line for More Than $4 Million

    Officials at the buyer, Sunshine Heart, says the Aquadex product line represents an important strategic investment. Chris Newmarker

  • Stop Worrying About Medtech Contract Manufacturers

    Yes, there are going to be some tough times in the immediate future. But a recent report from S&P explains why the long-term prospects look good.  Nancy Crotti