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Big data and personalized medicine: Q&A with Definiens CEO Thomas Heydler

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 18, 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.

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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 2010.

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.

Vital Therapies aims even lower with $12-per-share IPO | MassDevice.com On Call

April 18, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Bio-artificial liver maker Vital Therapies takes its IPO even lower, now planning to open at $12 per share.

MassDevice.com On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — California biotherapeutics company Vital Therapies dropped its per-share price even lower, opening today at $12 per share in the hopes of raising $54 million. Shares are slated to open today on the Nasdaq market under the symbol "VTL."

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for Apr. 17, 2014

April 17, 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.

 

Cardica hopes to raise $44M in public offering

April 17, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

California surgical devices maker Cardica details a public offering of common and preferred stock aimed at raising $43.9 million to support U.S. sales and marketing efforts.

Cardica hopes to raise $44M in public offering

Cardica unveiled the details of an upcoming public offering of stock, aimed at raising $43.9 million to support commercial efforts for the company's MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 minimally invasive stapling system.

Cardiac Dimensions closes $20M equity round

April 17, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Cardiac Dimensions raises $20 million from a syndicate of international investors for its Carillon mitral valve implant.

Cardiac Dimensions closes $20M equity round

Cardiac Dimensions said it raised $20 million from a syndicate of international investors for its Carillon mitral valve implant.

M.H. Carnegie & Co. and Lumira Capital led the round for Kirkland, Wash.-based Cardiac Dimensions, according to a press release. Investors in Australia, the U.S. and Canada also participated, the company said.

Philips takes down Ohio manufacturing following inspection

April 17, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Philips voluntarily suspends manufacturing at an Ohio facility after an FDA investigation turns up "certain issues in the general area of manufacturing process controls."

Philips takes down Ohio PET/CT manufacturing following inspection

Philips Healthcare (NYSE:PHG) halted work at an Ohio manufacturing facility after an FDA inspection turned up some concerns with process controls, a company spokesman confirmed with MassDevice.com today.

Mainstay Medical readies European IPO

April 17, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Mainstay Medical looks to raise up to $42 million with an initial public offering on the EuroNext stock exchange.

Mainstay Medical readies European IPO

Mainstay Medical is preparing an initial public offering on the EuroNext stock exchange that could be worth up to $42 million, according to a regulatory filing.

Mainstay, which last month launched a new clinical trial of its ReActiv8 implantable neurostimulator for chronic lower back pain, said it plans to offer some 1.1 million shares at €20-€27 per share, or about $27.77 to $37.50 per share.

Baxter blows away Wall Street as renal sales surge in Q1

April 17, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Baxter International's medical products division gets a major boost in the company's 1st quarter, pushing adjusted per-share earnings 9¢ above expectations.

Baxter blows away Wall Street with dialysis sales surge in Q1

Illinois healthcare titan Baxter (NYSE:BAX) isn't getting much Wall Street love today after posting Q1 adjusted per-share earnings that blew away expectations.

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