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MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for March 31, 2015

March 31, 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.

 

SYK launches Mako hip replacement | Regulatory news for the week of March 30, 2015

March 31, 2015 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top regulatory stories for medical device companies this week: Stryker launches Mako robotic hip replacement; Abiomed soars to new all-time high on FDA nod; FDA grants humanitarian use device status to fetal micro-pacemaker; Wright Medical wins FDA nod for Salvation external fixation device; FDA clears Stryker's Lite lumbar plating system

Stryker launches Mako robotic hip replacement

March 25, 2015 by Brad Perriello

China aims to double doctor numbers as cure for healthcare woes

March 31, 2015 by MassDevice

China looks to double the number of its general doctors by 2020 in a bid to improve healthcare in the People's Republic.

China aims to double doctor numbers as cure for healthcare woes

(Reuters) — China will almost double the number of its general doctors by 2020, trim its public sector and improve technology as it seeks to fix a healthcare system plagued by snarling queues and poor rural services, its main administrative authority has said.

Insulet lures Analogic CFO Levitz | Personnel Moves

March 31, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Insulet lures former Analogic CFO Michael Levitz to be its new finance chief.

Insulet lures Analogic CFO Levitz | Personnel Moves

FDA OKs SynCardia trial for bridge-to-transplant indication

March 31, 2015 by Brad Perriello

SynCardia says the FDA approved a clinical trial of its artificial heart as a bridge to transplant for patients with heart failure.

FDA OKs SynCardia trial for bridge-to-transplant indication

SynCardia Systems said today that it won FDA approval for a clinical trial of its artificial heart as a bridge to transplant for patients with heart failure.

Philips sells stake in lighting biz for $3B

March 31, 2015 by MassDevice

Royal Philips deals an 80% stake in its lighting components business to Go Scale Capital for $nearly $3 billion.

Philips sells stake in lighting biz for $3B

TAVI: FDA adds 'valve-in-valve' indication for Medtronic's CoreValve

March 30, 2015 by Brad Perriello

The FDA approves the use of Medtronic's CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve implant in so-called 'valve-in-valve' replacement procedures.

TAVI: FDA adds 'valve-in-valve' indication to Medtronic's CoreValve