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Report: FBI probes what J&J knew about uterine surgery device

May 27, 2015 by MassDevice

The FBI is reportedly investigating Johnson & Johnson's knowledge about the risks of laparoscopic power morcellators, which have been implicated in spreading cancer cells in the abdomen.

Report: FBI probes what J&J knew about uterine surgery device

Penumbra wins FDA nod for Ace64 thrombectomy device

May 27, 2015 by Fink Densford

Penumbra says it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Ace64 intra-arterial stent.

Penumbra wins FDA nod on Ace64

Penumbra said today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Ace64 aspiration thrombectomy device, based on data from the Mr. Clean trial and additional randomized controlled stroke trials.

Imris files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

May 27, 2015 by Fink Densford

Imris says it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with a bailout offer from Deerfield Management.

Imris files for bankruptcy

Imris Inc. (TSX:IM) said today that it and 2 subsidiaries, including its NeuroArm Surgical business, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

FDA: CareFusion's Avea ventilator recall is Class I

May 27, 2015 by Fink Densford

The FDA labels as Class I CareFusion's recall of its Avea ventilators over a possibly fatal malfunction.

CareFusion recalls Avea ventilators

CareFusion said it's recalling all of its Avea ventilators over a possible pressure transducer failure that may cause the units to stop functioning.

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 by MassDevice

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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.

 

Report: Medtronic looks longingly at China

May 27, 2015 by Fink Densford

Medtronic is reportedly looking to grow its presence in China with lower-cost devices, as well as search the Chinese domestic market for possible acquisitions.

Medtronic looks to expand Chinese presence

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is reportedly looking to actively expand its low-cost medical device presence in China, as well as searching the domestic medical-device market for possible acquisitions.

China investigates former top health official

May 27, 2015 by MassDevice

China is investigating a former top healthcare official on suspicion of bribery.

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(Reuters) — China is investigating the former head of a healthcare ministry unit responsible for drug trials and leading implementation of healthcare policy for bribery, a prosecutor said yesterday.

A court in Sichuan province said it was investigating Wang Yu, the former top official at the Bureau of Medical Administration, as part of a crackdown on corruption in the healthcare sector.

VertiFlex wins FDA nod for Superion spine device

May 27, 2015 by Fink Densford

VertiFlex says it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its Superion interspinous spacer.

VertiFlex wins FDA nod for Superion

VertiFlex said today that it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its Superion interspinous spacer for treating moderate lumbar spinal stenosis.