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Terumo looks to Olympus for GlideWire distribution

May 21, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Terumo strikes a deal with Olympus for its GlideWire urology device, 2 years after spiking a similar deal with Boston Scientific.

Terumo looks to Olympus for GlideWire distribution

FDA panel: Endoscopes unsafe, need updated designs

May 18, 2015 by Fink Densford

An FDA advisory panel unanimously declares endoscopes unsafe, but splits over what to do about the devices, which have been implicated in scores of so-called 'superbug' infections.

FDA panel: Endoscopes unsafe, need updated designs

An FDA advisory panel last week declared that duodenoscopes, linked to sometimes lethal antibacterial-resistant outbreaks across the U.S., are unsafe as designed.

The panel urged the FDA to act on this information, but didn't ask for a halt to further use of the devices.

BSX challenges patent | Medtech legal news for the week of May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top legal news stories for medical device companies this week: Boston Scientific challenges Nevro patent; Boston Scientific settles mesh lawsuit; Feds clear Masimo in Pronto, Pronto-7 probe; Seattle hospital joins 'superbug' suit against Olympus; Siemens settles federal beef for $6m

Boston Scientific challenges Nevro patent

May 12, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Boston Scientific challenges Nevro patent

Seattle hospital joins 'superbug' suit against Olympus

May 12, 2015 by MassDevice

A Seattle hospital joins a lawsuit filed against Olympus over the endoscope it makes that's been linked to a spate of fatal 'superbug' infections.

Seattle hospital joins 'superbug' suit against Olympus

UPDATED May 12, 2015, with comment from Olympus.

J&J revives sterilization conference

May 5, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Johnson & Johnson revives the Kilmer Conference on sterility assurance and sterilization after a series of high-profile - and sometimes deadly - 'superbug' infections.

J&J revives sterilization conference

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) said today that it's planning to revive the sterility assurance and sterilization conference it ran for 27 years before closing up shop in 2003.

Olympus agrees to pay $92m to settle accounting scandal | Medtech legal news for the week of April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top legal news stories for medical device companies this week: Olympus to pay $92m to settle accounting fraud case; Insurer wants out of $28m Biotronik legal loss; Medtronic to pay feds $4m to settle product labeling case

Olympus to pay $92m to settle accounting fraud case

March 27, 2015 by MassDevice

JNJ, Google ink robotics deal | Medtech Wall Street news for the week of March 30, 2015

April 2, 2015 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top Wall Street stories for medical device companies this week: Johnson & Johnson taps Google for robot-assisted surgery program; Olympus to pay $92m to settle accounting fraud case; Philips sells stake in lighting biz for $3B; ReWalk Robotics plans Q2 launch in India

Johnson & Johnson taps Google for robot-assisted surgery program

March 27, 2015 by Brad Perriello