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Boston Scientific nabs former J&J China manager | Personnel Moves

June 20, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Boston Scientific names Warren Wang its new vice president and managing director for operations in China, a role Wang previously performed for Johnson & Johnson's orthopedics group.

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 Boston Scientific poaches former J&J China manager

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Practice Fusion plucks media execs | Personnel Moves

June 19, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Practice Fusion adds 2 former news media executives to its executive team as it looks to expand its electronic medical record platform.

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 Practice Fusion adds 2 former newsies to the executive team

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Healthcare reform beyond the Supreme Court decision | Wall Street Beat

June 11, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Healthcare analysts speculate on how medical device makers and other healthcare industries will respond to each of the 3 probable outcomes of the Supreme Court's review of the Affordable Care Act: Affirmation of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law; abolition of the individual insurance mandate alone; or dissolution of the law altogether.

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The highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision on the legality of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act will ripple through different areas of U.S. Healthcare, with different outcomes tied to each possibility.

The Supremes will this month unveil their decision on theconstitutionality of the healthcare reform law's individual insurance mandate, which would require nearly all U.S. citizens to carry health insurance. Should they strike down the measure, they will further decide whether the rest of the health law can survive on its own.

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Med-tech trends: Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, Covidien, St. Jude, Boston Scientific the most talked about device makers in May

June 4, 2012 by MassDevice staff

MassDevice.com looks at the internet chatter surrounding the medical device industry with some of most searched-for companies of the last month.

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MassDevice.com looked at some of the most talked-about medical device companies, based on trends in U.S. Google searches for the last 30 days.

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Becton CEO Forlenza takes chairman seat | Personnel Moves

May 22, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Becton Dickinson CEO Vincent Forlenza takes over as board chairman, Intact Vascular names Scott Kraus VP of sales & marketing and Covidien appoints Gregory Andrulonis VP & treasurer.

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 Becton Dickinson CEO Vincent Forlenza takes over as board chairman

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Abiomed slides on reimbursement risk rumors | Wall Street Beat

May 22, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Abiomed says it hasn't heard of any Medicare reimbursement concerns, but a note from a Wall Street analyst sends shares down 6%.; also, Accuray teams up with the German Cancer Research Center; AngioDynamics closes the $335M Navilyst merger; athenahealth may be eyeing Epocrates; Covidien launches offering to pay off senior notes; plus, a Funding Roundup and analysts' ups and downs.

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Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) slid 6% in late afternoon trading following a note from a Wall Street analyst warning about Medicare reimbursement concerns for the company's star Impella heart pumps.

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Covidien issues global recall of Roticulator staplers over sterility issue

May 18, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Covidien recalls Roticulator single-use staplers distributed worldwide over concerns about a packaging issue that may lead to contamination.

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Covidien's (NYSE:COV) confirmed today a global recall of its Roticulator single-use staplers, launched over packaging issues that may compromise the sterility of the devices.

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