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MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014 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.

 

Edwards Lifesciences posts double-digit Q3 sales, earnings increases

October 23, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Edwards Lifesciences reports 3rd-quarter sales and earnings growth in excess of 20% and raises its outlook for the rest of the year.

Edwards Lifesciences posts double-digit Q3 sales, earnings increases

BREAKING: Jury clears DePuy in 1st Pinnacle bellwether trial

October 23, 2014 by Brad Perriello

A federal jury in Texas reportedly clears Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Pinnacle hip implant in the 1st bellwether product liability trial over the metal-on-metal device.

BREAKING: Jury clears DePuy in 1st Pinnacle bellwether trial

UPDATED Oct. 23, 2014, with comment from DePuy.

Auditors: FDA needs to boost cybersecurity

October 23, 2014 by Val Kennedy

Federal auditors say the FDA needs to ramp up its cybersecurity efforts in order to deter hackers.

Auditors: FDA needs to boost cybersecurity

Federal auditors have determined the FDA needs to ramp up its cybersecurity efforts in order to deter hackers.

Auditors for the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept.'s Inspector General's Office tested many of the FDA's IT systems in the wake of a security breach last October that exposed approximately 14,000 user accounts.

ReFlow has new Wingman35 in U.S. market

October 23, 2014 by Alexander Soule

ReFlow Medical announced FDA clearance for its Wingman35 crossing catheter.

ReFlow has new Wingman in U.S. market

On the heels of CE Mark approval in Europe, ReFlow Medical announced FDA clearance for its Wingman35 crossing catheter and said it has already been used in California vascular clinics.

Stealth hypertension startup Sympara Medical raises nearly $6m

October 23, 2014 by Alexander Soule

Sympara Medical quietly secures $5.5 million in funding from a handful of investors as it develops a device to treat hypertension.

Stealth hypertension startup Sympara Medical raises nearly $6m

Stealthy Sympara Medical quietly secured $5.5 million in funding from a handful of investors for the hypertension device it's developing.

San Francisco-based Sympara disclosed the funding in a regulatory filing, after recording $4.3 million with the SEC in 2013.

Life Spine creates Centric Medical ankle & foot unit

October 23, 2014 by Alexander Soule

Life Spine launches a new division, Centric Medical, after winning FDA clearance for a system to fuse bones in the foot and ankle.

Life Spine creates ankle and foot fusion unit

Life Spine launched a new division called Centric Medical, after receiving FDA marketing clearance for its Tarsa-Link system for internal bone fixation of fractures, fusions, and osteotomies in the foot and ankle. 

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