Chris Newmarker

FBI Targets J&J Over Morcellator Cancer Risk: WSJ

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on May 27, 2015
The Wall Street Journal cited "people who have been interviewed by the agency."The Gynecare Morcellex Tissue Morcellator, as shown on Ethicon's website.Qmed StaffThe FBI is looking into what Johnson & Johnson officials knew about the dangers of power morcellators spreading cancer when they... Continue

NuVasive Hires Interim CEO for Good

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on May 26, 2015
Greg Lucier stepped into the post when the previous CEO Alex Lukianov resigned after an independent investigation overseen by the board.Greg LucierChris NewmarkerNearly two months after Greg Lucier took over as interim CEO at NuVasive amid the resignation of the company’s longtime CEO, the bo... Continue

Philips Says It Has Found a Way to Save Diabetics' Feet

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on May 26, 2015
Royal Philips continues to announce major research partnerships as it seeks to up its innovation game.(Image courtesy of Royal Philips)Chris NewmarkerRoyal Philips says it will collaborate wit the Academic Medical Center (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) to engage in a European multi-center clinical stud... Continue

L'Oreal Wants to 3-D Print Skin to Test Its Products

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on May 22, 2015
The beauty company is tapping the expertise of 3-D printed human tissue pioneer Organovo.The NovoGen MMX bioprinter from Organovo can produce living tissue samples. The company hopes it can make clinically viable partial organs in four to six years.Chris NewmarkerL'Orea... Continue

4 Medical Adhesives Technologies That Stick Out

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on May 21, 2015
Here are four medical adhesives technologies highlighted in the May/June issue of MPMN:(Image courtesy of Dymax)1. Light-curable adhesives Dymax’s light-curing Encompass technology combines the company’s patented See-Cure color-change and Ultra-Red fluorescing technologies in a single ... Continue

Smartphone Controlled EEG, Insulin Pens Among Latest Innovations

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on May 20, 2015
Smartphones are increasingly finding a place supporting medical devices as the boundaries between consumer tech and medtech continue to blur.Slideshow: 10 Lessons from Smartphone-Enabled Medical DevicesChris NewmarkerAdd EEG and insulin pins to the types of medical devices that are utilizing.A nine-... Continue

Philips' Research Boosting Plans Equal 3 Letters: MIT

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on May 20, 2015
The Dutch multinational is even moving its North American research headquarters near the university.Chris NewmarkerHenk van Houten (right), global head of Philips Research, and MIT Associate Provost Karen Gleason (left) shake hands amid the new Philips-MIT research alliance. (Image courtesy of MIT)R... Continue

FDA Panel Deems Duodenoscopes to Be Unsafe

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on May 19, 2015
FDA advisory panel recommends costly sterilization before reuse amid deadly superbug outbreaks.Why Duodenoscope-related Infections Are a Big DealFDA’s reaction to duodenoscope-related infections could ultimately impact makers of nearly all medical devices, says Michael Drues, PhD, president of Vas... Continue

Medtronic Hit with Recall over Recently Approved Varicose Vein Device

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on May 18, 2015
The VenaSeal system received a PMA in February.Medtronic's VenaSeal, as shown on the company's websiteChris NewmarkerMedtronic is recalling 1661 units of its VenaSeal varicose vein closure system, only about three months after it received a PMA.The recall, which the FDA recently designated as Class ... Continue

Startup Tests FDA Limits with Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on May 15, 2015
Startup Cur’s fundraising for its painkilling wearable raises eyebrows among legal experts.Chris NewmarkerA screen grab of Cur's homepage on May 15, 2015Cur (San Francisco) is touting a wearable that could potentially relieve chronic pain. But some legal experts are questioning whether the startup... Continue