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Medtronic buyout complete, Covidien closes Stellarex deal with Spectranetics

January 27, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Covidien and Spectranetics close the $30 million deal for the Stellarex drug-eluting balloon, following the close yesterday of Medtronic's $50 billion acquisition of Covidien.

Medtronic buyout complete, Covidien closes Stellarex deal with Spectranetics

Medtech slams gov't report on medical device tax

January 27, 2015 by Brian Johnson

Medical device executives and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) scoff at a government report saying the levy's impact will be limited, telling they're more confident than ever about repealing the medical device tax.

Medtech slams gov't report on medical device tax

Medtech executives last week bashed a newly updated report from the Congressional Research Service refuting claims that the medical device tax kills jobs and hampers innovation.

UPDATE: Medtronic closes $50B Covidien buyout

January 26, 2015 by Brad Perriello

The largest merger in medtech history closes the same day that the Irish High Court sanctions the $49.9 billion union of Medtronic and Covidien.

UPDATE: Medtronic closes $50B Covidien buyout

FDA names cardiologist Califf to senior leadership position

January 26, 2015 by MassDevice

The FDA names cardiologist and researcher Dr. Robert Califf of Duke University to be deputy commissioner for medical products & tobacco.

FDA names cardiologist to senior leadership position

(Reuters) — The FDA today named Dr. Robert Califf, a cardiologist and researcher, to oversee its drug, medical device and tobacco policy, in what experts said is a coup for the FDA.

Supremes send patent cases back to appeals court

January 26, 2015 by MassDevice

The U.S. Supreme Court remands a trio of patent cases back to a lower court for further proceedings in light of a ruling the justices issued last week.

Supremes send patent cases back to appeals court +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 by MassDevice

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Medtech approvals: FDA releases November 2014 PMAs

January 26, 2015 by MassDevice

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration releases a list of pre-market approvals granted in November 2014.

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Summary of PMA Originals & Supplements Approved

  • Originals: 2
  • Supplements: 67

Summary of PMA Originals Under Review

  • Total Under Review: 55
  • Total Active: 26
  • Total On Hold: 29

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Summary of PMA Supplements Under Review