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Definiens CEO Thomas Heydler discusses his ambition to position his company at the forefront of the coming revolution in personalized and predictive medicines.

The making of an icon | Dr. Tom Fogarty's obsession with innovation

Medtech icon Dr. Tom Fogarty tells MassDevice.com about his unconventional path from upstart tinkerer in the suburbs of Cincinnati to healthcare celebrity in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Part 1 of a 3-part series.

DNA analysis in your pocket - Q&A with QuantuMDx founder Jonathan O'Halloran

QuantuMDx envisions a future where laboratory-quality diagnostics are mobile, cheap and available to everyone, from healthcare providers in developing countries to parents dealing with ill children.

Medical device tax: At least $510B paid in 2013

A MassDevice.com analysis of reported payments for the medical device tax last year finds that 14 companies accounted for more than 97% of the nearly $500 million collected.

Breathing easier with SinuSys | MassDevice Q&A

SinuSys CEO Thomas Schreck and CMO Dr. Jerome Hester tell MassDevice.com how they hope to replace sinus surgery with a simple, in-office procedure and how a doctor and his patient formed a company together.

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Survey: Male docs earned 24% more in 2013 | MassDevice.com On Call

April 21, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

A new survey of U.S. physicians finds substantial differences in the rate of pay for men and women in the profession, but the gap appears to be closing.

MassDevice.com On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A new survey of more than 24,000 U.S. physicians found major disparities in income between male and female doctors, although it's a gap that appears to be narrowing.

Male doctors in 2013 earned about 23.6% more than their female counterparts, taking home an average of $267,000, compared with female doctors' average take-home of $225,000. That gap was larger in 2010, with male doctors' salaries about 28% higher than women's.

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for Apr. 18, 2014

April 18, 2014 by MassDevice

Plus 3

Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com's coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day's news to make sure you're up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.

 

Medtronic touts Endurant stent graft data

April 18, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Medtronic touts positive data from a pair of clinical trials for its Endurant stent graft for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Medtronic touts Endurant stent graft data

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said data from a pair of clinical trials evaluating its Endurant stent graft for abdominal aortic aneurysms "affirm the Endurant stent graft's durable, consistent and proven outcomes."

Cayenne Medical sues MedShape over soft tissue anchor

April 18, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Cayenne Medical levels a patent infringement lawsuit against MedShape over soft tissue anchor technology.

Cayenne Medical sues MedShape over soft tissue anchor

Cayenne Medical filed a lawsuit against rival MedShape Inc., alleging infringement of 2 of its patents covering its AperFix soft tissue anchor by MedShape's ExoShape device.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for Arizona, alleges that MedShape hired former Cayenne salespeople with knowledge of the 2 patents at issue, which cover Cayenne's AperFix device.

Virginia doc gets jail time in Orthofix probe

April 18, 2014 by Brad Perriello

A Virginia podiatrist is sentenced to jail time for lying to a grand jury about her involvement in a scheme to defraud Medicare by collecting reimbursement for procedures using Orthofix's bone growth stimulator.

Virginia doc gets jail time in Orthofix probe

Virginia podiatrist Dr. Ilene Terrell drew a jail sentence yesterday for lying to federal investigators probing Orthofix International (NSDQ:OFIX) and its bone-growth stimulators.

Covidien lands FDA OK for camera-equipped feeding tube

April 18, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Covidien touts FDA clearance for its novel camera-equipped Kangaroo feeding tube designed to provide visualization for an otherwise blind procedure.

Covidien lands FDA OK for camera-equipped feeding tube

Medtech titan Covidien (NYSE:COV) received FDA clearance for its visual Kangaroo feeding tube, equipped with an endoscopic camera that allows physicians to see into the procedure in a new way.

ForSight Vision5 lands $15M Series C round

April 18, 2014 by Brad Perriello

ForSight Vision5 says it landed a $15 million Series C round for its Helios ocular insert.

ForSight Vision5 lands $15M Series C round

ForSight Vision5, which is developing devices to treat front-of-the-eye conditions such as glaucoma and dry eye disease, said it pulled down a $15 million Series C round.

ForSight Vision5 is a spinout of ForSight Labs, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based incubator focused on developing ophthalmic treatments.

Check out the 'bioficial' heart

April 18, 2014 by MassDevice

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Researchers at the University of Louisville attempt to copy a sick patient's heart with the patient's own fat cells, using a 3D printer to create a "bioficial" heart.

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