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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The government shutdown threatens to crash what has been one of the hottest IPO markets in years should the lull last long enough to claim the Securities & Exchange Commission.

There were 26 venture-capital-backed IPOs in Q3 this year, the 1st time since 2004 that the number has been above 20 for 3 consecutive quarters. Some firms are planning stealthy offerings, but others have announced plans to launch IPOs in the next couple quarters.

The SEC has a few weeks’ worth of funding before it has to initiate an "emergency contingency plan," during which the agency could continue to monitor the market but would have to halt application reviews and IPO filings, according to the Boston Business Journal.

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Researchers published a "Image Gently Pediatric Digital Radiography Safety Checklist," a standardization tool that they say can make scanning safer for patients and easier for practitioners.
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Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) president, chairman & CEO Mike Minogue spent some time in Washington, D.C., for the 2nd annual veterans’ boot camp, part of the Medical Technology Veterans Program designed to help match veterans with career opportunities in the medical device industry.
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 Gene-based fitness regimens, virtual mental health, sensor laden clothing and more
A raft of healthcare startups demo-ed their concepts for an audience in Santa Clara, Calif., including companies with virtual patient feedback and referral programs, a firm using genetic data to develop customized fitness regiments and online portals for making end-of-life care decisions.
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 Voters to Congress: Give up your health plans
That majority of polled voters, identifying as both Democrats and Republicans, agreed that members of Congress fighting against the Affordable Care Act should give up their own government-funded healthcare plans.
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