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Boston Scientific must pay pacemaker replacement surgery: EU court

March 5, 2015 by MassDevice

Europe's top court rules that Boston Scientific must cover the cost of replacing defective pacemakers.

Boston Scientific must pay pacemaker replacement surgery: EU court

Smith & Nephew buys outs Colombian distributor

March 4, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Smith & Nephew buys out EuroCiencia Colombia, its distributor in the South American country, for an undisclosed amount.

Smith & Nephew buys outs Colombian distributor

Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) said yesterday that it acquired its exclusive distributor for Colombia, EuroCiencia Colombia, for an undisclosed amount.

Report: India mulls boosting medtech import tariff

February 27, 2015 by Brad Perriello

India is reportedly considering raising its import tariff on medical devices by 5%.

Report: India mulls boosting medtech import tariff

The government of India is reportedly considering a 5% hike to the basic customs duty on imported medical devices, which make up 80% of its medtech market.

Medical device imports into India are hit with a tariff ranging from 5% to 10%, according to the Economic Times.

Sorin wins MRI-safe pacemaker approval in Japan

February 6, 2015 by Mark Hollmer

Sorin Group wins Japanese regulatory approval for a next-generation pacemaker implant that's safe for MRI scans.

Sorin wins MRI-safe pacemaker approval in Japan

Sorin Group (BIT:SRN) said it gained regulatory approval in Japan for a next-generation pacemaker implant safe for MRI scans.

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Second Sight logs reimbursement win for Argus II 'bionic eye'

February 4, 2015 by Mark Hollmer

Second Sight Medical wins a priority health insurance reimbursement renewal in Germany for the Argus II 'bionic eye' retinal prosthesis.

Second Sight logs reimbursement win for Argus II 'bionic eye'

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Stryker cuts the ribbon on European HQ

February 3, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Stryker officially opens its new European headquarters in Amsterdam as part of its plan to boost market share in Western Europe.

Stryker cuts the ribbon on European HQ

Stryker (NYSE:SYK) last week officially cut the ribbon on its new European headquarters as it plans to increase its market share in Western Europe.