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Sequent Medical CEO Wilder bets on braids

Sequent Medical CEO Tom Wilder tells MassDevice.com why his company's MicroBraid technology is a key differentiator in its Web device for treating brain aneurysms and, potentially, other conditions.

Masimo's Kiani on 'good-enough innovation,' Medtronic, Apple and 25 years of pus

In this DeviceTalks preview, we catch up with Masimo CEO Joe Kiani to discuss new challenges facing the company and how medtech can break the cycle of the era of 'good-enough' innovation.

Medicare: Medical device companies paid out $200m to physicians last year

Medical device companies' aggregate spend on payment and other gifts to physicians was at least $200 million last year, according to the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept., but critics (and the agency itself) flag widespread problems with the Open Payments database.

Checking on Orange County's medtech climate with OCTANe's Matthew Jenusaitis

Orange County, Calif.'s most-connected man, OCTANe's Matthew Jenusaitis talks to MassDevice.com about OCTANe's 2014 Medical Device Investor Forum.

What's behind the slump in early-stage medtech investment?

Blame the medical device tax and the U.S. regulatory environment for the slump in investment in early-stage medical technologies, Silicon Valley Bank's Ben Johnson tells MassDevice.com.

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Globus, up on Q3 beat, surprises with CFO resignation

October 31, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Globus Medical shares gain on its better-than-forecast 3rd quarter as the orthopedics company announces the surprise resignation of CFO Richard Baron.

Globus, up on Q3 beat, surprises with CFO resignation

Temporary tax hit pushes NuVasive into Q3 red

October 31, 2014 by Brad Perriello

NuVasive swings to a 3rd-quarter loss on higher-than-expected taxes, but beats Wall Street's sales expectations and says it expects to recoup the loss next quarter.

Temporary tax hit pushes NuVasive into Q3 red

Microsoft launches $199 wearable fitness device

October 31, 2014 by MassDevice

Microsoft launches its 'Microsoft Band' wearable device for just under $200, saying the device is designed to track pulse rate, calories burned and sleep quality.

Microsoft launches $199 wearable fitness device

Insurer owes Stryker $8m for Duracon Uni-Knee settlements

October 31, 2014 by Brad Perriello

A federal judge rules that TIG Insurance Co. owes Stryker Corp. nearly $8 million to cover deals the orthopedics company made to settle product liability lawsuits concerning its Duracon Uni-Knee implants.

Insurer owes Stryker $8m for Duracon Uni-Knee settlements

Zimmer reveals post-Biomet merger plans

October 31, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Zimmer reveals the management team and business structure it plans to put in place once its $13 billion merger with rival Biomet closes.

Zimmer reveals post-Biomet merger plans

Hansen Medical launches 3rd-gen Sensei surgical robot

October 31, 2014 by Val Kennedy

Hansen Medical says its 3rd-generation Sensei X2 robot-assisted surgery device won an FDA nod for use in heart procedures.

Hansen Medical launches 3rd-gen Sensei surgical robot for stent procedures

U.S. sales narrow HeartWare's Q3 losses

October 31, 2014 by Val Kennedy

HeartWare posts narrowed 3rd-quarter losses thanks to increased sales of its implantable heart pumps in the U.S.

U.S. sales narrow HeartWare's Q3 losses

HeartWare International (NSDQ:HTWR) yesterday reported narrowed 3rd-quarter losses and significantly higher revenues, boosted by a 39% jump in U.S. sales of its implantable heart pumps.

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