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CeQur names medtech veteran as new CEO | Medtech personnel moves for the week of Apr. 14, 2014

April 16, 2014 by MassDevice

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

CeQur gets new CEO from Becton Dickinson | Personnel Moves

April 11, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

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Switzerland-based insulin delivery devices maker CeQur named medtech veteran Douglas Lawrence its new CEO, replacing James Peterson.

CeQur gets new CEO from Becton Dickinson | Personnel Moves

April 11, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

CeQur gives Douglas Lawrence the keys to the corner office, taking him from the insulin injection business at Becton Dickinson.

fired/hired

Switzerland-based insulin delivery devices maker CeQur named medtech veteran Douglas Lawrence its new CEO, replacing James Peterson.

Lawrence has spent more than 25 years in the medical device industry, most recently as vice president of the insulin injection business at Becton, Dickinson's (NYSE:BDX) diabetes arm.

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Kinetic Concepts, LifeCell, Systagenix trio posts red ink in Q4

March 10, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

The medtech giant formed by the merger of Kinetic Concepts, LifeCell Corp. and Systagenix swings to the red in Q4 amid a near 7% boost in sales.

Kinetic Concepts, LifeCell, Systagenix trio posts red ink in Q4

The newly formed medtech alliance comprised of Kinetic Concepts, LifeCell and Systagenix posted collective figures that put the group in the red for Q4, a recent SEC filing shows.

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Kinetic Concepts touts tissue injector acquisition

January 28, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Kinetic Concepts announces the acquisition by sister company LifeCell Corp. of fat-grafting adipose Tissue Injector technology from TauTona Group.

Kinetic Concepts touts tissue injector acquisition

Kinetic Concepts sister company LifeCell this week announced the acquisition of fat-injection devices from California medtech group TauTona.

LifeCell hopes to use the deal, the details of which were not disclosed, to expand its reconstructive and cosmetic portfolio with the fat grafting technology.

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GPO: KCI lands nod from Novation

January 27, 2014 by Chris Walker

KCI's V.A.C. Ulta and Prevena therapies received 'Innovative Technology' designations from Novation, putting the devices in a elite class within the group-purchasing organization's lexicon of devices.

GPOs: KCI lands nod from Novation

Kinetic Concepts' V.A.C. Ulta therapy and Prevena incision management system were awarded Novation's "Innovative Technology" designation, putting the devices in an elite category within the group purchasing organization's catalog.

Novation, which represents close to 100,000 healthcare providers, awarded the designations at its annual Innovative Technology Expo, where products were evaluated and reviewed by hospital member-led councils.

2013 year in review: Our 6 best interviews of the year

December 26, 2013 by MassDevice staff

A look at MassDevice.com's best interviews of 2013, sharing insights with some of medtech's biggest movers and shakers.

Patient safety: Q&A with Masimo founder Joe Kiani

Patient safety: Q&A with Masimo founder Joe Kiani

Kinetic Concepts wins FDA OK for new wound therapy device

November 22, 2013 by Chris Walker

Kinetic Concepts Inc. wins FDA clearance for its next-generation negative-pressure wound therapy device, the V.A.C.Via.

Kinetic Concepts gets FDA Ok for updated negative pressure wound therapy system

Kinetic Concepts Inc. said it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a new negative-pressure wound therapy device, the V.A.C.Via, saying it plans to have it on the market in early December.

The V.A.C.Via is a portable wound care system featuring a diaphragm pump for faster draw down, longer battery life and a higher leak rate threshold, according to a press release.

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