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EU's top court opens door to some stem cell patents

December 18, 2014 by MassDevice

Europe's top court today opened the door to stem cell patents in the European Union, ruling that an organism incapable of developing into a human is not an embryo and may be patented.

EU's top court opens door to some stem cell patents

(Reuters) — Europe's top court today opened the door to certain stem cell patents in the European Union by ruling that an organism incapable of developing into a human being is not a human embryo and may be patented.

Ex-Abbott stent liaison alleges retaliation for compliance complaint

December 17, 2014 by Brad Perriello

A former Abbott Vascular medical liaison alleges that the company fired her after she flagged Abbott for off-label promotion of its Xience stent and pre-approval marketing of its bioresorbable vascular scaffold.

Ex-Abbott stent liaison alleges retaliation for compliance complaint

Trial date set for Boston Scientific executive's accused killer

December 16, 2014 by Brad Perriello

A Minnesota state court sets a trial date for Lyle 'Ty' Hoffman, accused of shooting Boston Scientific executive Kelly Phillips dead last summer.

Trial date set for Boston Scientific executive's accused killer

Lyle 'Ty'Hoffman
Ramsey County Sheriff's Office

Report: Lawyer says Guidant didn't breach deal with J&J

December 16, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Guidant was within its rights to give due diligence materials to Abbott, even though it had an acquisition deal going with Johnson & Johnson, a former Guidant lawyer reportedly testifies.

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SEC dings Bruker in $2.4m China bribery case

December 15, 2014 by Brad Perriello

The SEC dings Bruker Corp. for $2.4 million to settle charges that it broke the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying off Chinese officials to win business there but admitted no wrongdoing.

SEC dings Bruker in $2.4m China bribery case

Analogic expects fines in BK Medical's Danish bribery beef

December 15, 2014 by Mark Hollmer

Analogic says it expects federal fines stemming from an investigation into an alleged bribery scheme between its BK Medical subsidiary and some Danish distributors.

Analogic expects fines in BK Medical's Danish bribery beef

Stryker agrees to pay $80M to settle OtisMed beef | Medtech legal news for the week of December 8, 2014

December 15, 2014 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top legal news stories for medical device companies this week: Stryker settles OtisMed beef for $80m; Bard battles move to consolidate pelvic mesh cases; Palmaz Scientific sues law firms; No new trials for ex-ArthroCare CEO, CFO; Ex-Heart Tronics-Signalife exec draws 17-year sentence

Stryker settles OtisMed beef for $80m

December 8, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Stryker settles OtisMed beef for $80m
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