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MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015 by MassDevice

Plus 3

Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com's coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day's news to make sure you're up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.

 

Patient Safety Movement announces innovation contest

May 28, 2015 by Fink Densford

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation plans an innovation contest to create processes or products to help eradicate preventable patient deaths.

Patient Safety Movement announces innovation contest

Becton Dickinson mulls surgical instruments unit sale

May 28, 2015 by MassDevice

Becton Dickinson is mulling a sale of its V. Mueller surgical instruments business as it seeks to digest its $12 billion CareFusion buy.

Becton Dickinson exploring surgical instruments unit sale

FDA asks dermal filler makers to indicate risk of serious injury

May 28, 2015 by MassDevice

The FDA wants companies that make dermal fillers to treat wrinkles to update their labeling to indicate the risk of injury from unintentional injection into blood vessels.

FDA asks dermal filler makers to indicate risk of serious injury

(Reuters) — The FDA today asked manufacturers of dermal fillers to update their labeling to reflect the possible risk of serious injuries caused by unintentional injection of the fillers into the blood vessels in the face.

Endologix's Nellix stent graft passes early safety bar

May 28, 2015 by Fink Densford

Endologix says its Nellix stent graft for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms met its primary safety endpoint.

Endologix's Nellix passes early safety bar but reports endoleak issues

FDA down-classifies Ergon Medical's Prolong PE device

May 28, 2015 by Fink Densford

The FDA down-classifies Ergon Medical's Prolong premature ejaculation treatment from Class III to Class II.

FDA Reclassifies Prolong premature ejaculation vibrator

The FDA said it down-classified the Prolong device, a vibrator used to treat premature ejaculation, from Class III to Class II after a request from Ergon Medical Ltd., creator of the device.

Report: Boston Scientific loses $100m pelvic mesh case

May 28, 2015 by Brad Perriello

A Delaware state jury reportedly slaps Boston Scientific with a $100 million judgment in a pelvic mesh lawsuit, the largest verdict so far against the medical device giant.

Report: Boston Scientific loses $100m pelvic mesh case