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FDA: Covidien Pipeline recall is Class I

April 21, 2014 by Brad Perriello

The FDA slaps Covidien's recall of its Pipeline and Alligator brain aneurysm devices with Class I status, denoting the potential for serious injury or death.

Covidien recalls Pipeline, Alligator brain aneurysm devices

The FDA today gave the recall by Covidien (NYSE:COV) of some of its Pipeline and Alligator brain aneurysm devices earlier this month Class I status, its most serious recall category.

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Covidien lands FDA OK for camera-equipped feeding tube

April 18, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Covidien touts FDA clearance for its novel camera-equipped Kangaroo feeding tube designed to provide visualization for an otherwise blind procedure.

Covidien lands FDA OK for camera-equipped feeding tube

Medtech titan Covidien (NYSE:COV) received FDA clearance for its visual Kangaroo feeding tube, equipped with an endoscopic camera that allows physicians to see into the procedure in a new way.

Report: Covidien pays $100M for New Wave Surgical

April 11, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Covidien reportedly agreed to a $100 million buyout of New Wave Surgical and its D-Help device, designed to keep endoscope lenses clear during surgeries.

Report: Covidien pays $100M for New Wave Surgical

Covidien (NYSE:COV) reportedly paid $100 million to acquire New Wave Surgical and its medical device for keeping endoscope lenses clear during surgeries.

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Covidien recalls Pipeline, Alligator brain aneurysm devices

April 11, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Covidien recalls some of its Pipeline and Alligator devices, designed to treat brain aneurysms, after internal testing turned up a potentially lethal problem with the devices' guidewire.

Covidien recalls Pipeline, Alligator brain aneurysm devices

Covidien (NYSE:COV) said it's recalling some of its Pipeline and Alligator brain embolism devices after internal testing revealed a potentially lethal problem with the guidewires used to deliver them.

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Baxter adds 30 jobs in Malta | Medtech personnel moves for the week of Apr. 7, 2014

April 9, 2014 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top personnel stories for medical device companies this week.

Report: Baxter to add 30 jobs in Malta

April 2, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Report: Baxter to add 30 jobs in Malta

Malta regulators announced this week that healthcare titan Baxter plans to add 30 additional jobs in the country.

March 2014 Medical device recalls | Medtech regulatory news for the week of Apr. 7, 2014

April 8, 2014 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top regulatory stories for medical device companies this week.

Medical device recalls for March 2014

April 2, 2014 by MassDevice staff

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March Summary
Class I recalls: 10
Class II recalls: 183

Z-Medica taps ex-Solta Medical CEO Fanning | Personnel Moves

April 3, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Stephen Fanning, the former CEO of Solta Medical, is Z-Medica's new chief.

Z-Medica taps ex-Solta Medical CEO Fanning

Z-Medica said it named Stephen Fanning, the former CEO of Solta Medical, to be its new chief executive.

Wallingford, Conn.-based Z-Medica is developing blood clotting technologies it calls QuikClot.

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