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Siemens lands $1.8B Pentagon contract extension

March 28, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Siemens Medical Solutions lands an extension on its radiology systems contract with the U.S. Defense Dept. worth nearly $1.8 billion.

Siemens lands $1.8B Pentagon contract extension

Siemens Medical Systems (NYSE:SI) won a $1.79 billion extension on its contract to provide radiology systems to the U.S. Defense Dept.

The Pentagon said it pulled the trigger on its 5th option on the 1-year deal, which has another 2 option years ahead.

Hitachi, Omega Medical land $28M in DoD radiology deals

March 6, 2014 by Chris Walker

Hitachi Aloka Medical and Omega Medical Imaging land a collective $28.4 million in contracts to provide military and federal civilian agencies with radiology products, services and supplies.

Hitachi, Omega Medical land $28M in DoD deals

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded contract extensions worth a total $28.4 million to Hitachi's  (NYSE:HIT) Aloka Medical and to Omega Medical, according to a federal memo.

FDA OKs Hitachi Medical CT scanner

April 3, 2013 by Brad Perriello

Hitachi Medical wins 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its scalable Scenaria Advanced 128 CT scanner

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Hitachi (NYSE:HIT) said it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Scenaria Advanced 128 CT scanner, the latest in its line of scalable CT scanners.

Hitachi Medical Systems America said the latest iteration of the Scenaria Advanced includes new low-dose technology designed to reduce patients' exposure to X-ray radiation.

Device tax spurs Hill-Rom to lay off 200 | Wall Street Beat

March 28, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Hill-Rom Holdings says it plans to lay off 200 workers, or 3% of its workforce, in part due to the looming medical device tax; also, AngioDynamics drops $5M on Microsulis; Kips Bay switches NASDAQ markets; Luna Innovations, Intuitive Surgical extend pact; Asahi Kasei begins $2B bid for Zoll; CRO Cetero files for bankruptcy after FDA probe; NASDAQ warns NeuroMetrix; the 6 players that dominate the EMR market; Intuitive Surgical, GE, Hitachi, Philips win federal contracts; plus a Funding Roundup and analysts' ups and downs. Wall Street Beat

Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC) said it will lay off about 3% of its workforce, or roughly 200 workers, as it maneuvers to confront the medical device tax set to go into effect next year.

St. Jude lands FDA win for 2 next-gen cardiac ablation catheters | Regulatory Roundup

February 6, 2012 by MassDevice staff

St. Jude Medical wins pre-market approval for its Therapy Cool Path Duo and Safire Blu Duo cardiac ablation catheters, plus a new ablation generator.

St. Jude's ablation systems

St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) won pre-market approval for 2 next-generation cardiac ablation systems this month, the Therapy Cool Path Duo and Safire Blu Duo catheters.

Both ablation systems use radiofrequency energy to freeze small areas of faulty cardiac tissue in patients with typical trial flutter, a type of arrhythmia in which patients experience abnormal heart rhythms or an abnormally fast heartbeat in the upper chambers of the heart.