Medical Device Industry News

CeQur names medtech veteran as new CEO | Medtech personnel moves for the week of Apr. 14, 2014

April 16, 2014 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top personnel stories for medical device companies this week.

CeQur gets new CEO from Becton Dickinson | Personnel Moves

April 11, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

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Switzerland-based insulin delivery devices maker CeQur named medtech veteran Douglas Lawrence its new CEO, replacing James Peterson.

Report: Docs excuse iffy procedures when money is on the line | MassDevice.com On Call

April 16, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medical societies asked to name potentially needless treatments tend to leave out procedures that put money in their pockets, according to a Kaiser Health News/Chicago Tribune report.

MassDevice.com On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A survey of U.S. medical groups found that few are willing to criticize uncertain treatments that put money in their members' pockets.

When asked about potentially needless procedures, most doc groups cited treatments that were rarely used in practice or named procedures belonging to specialties other than their own. Most stood behind treatments that are considered uncertain yet lucrative, according to a joint report by Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune.

Boston Scientific lands FDA approval for next-gen heart devices

April 16, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Boston Scientific gets the FDA's OK for a new generation of defibrillators and heart failure devices, including some of the world's smallest and thinnest ICDs.

Boston Scientific lands FDA approval for next-gen heart devices

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) announced this week that it won FDA approval for its newest suite of cardiac devices, including next-generation defibrillators and heart failure devices.

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 med-tech stories for Apr. 15, 2014

April 15, 2014 by MassDevice

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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.

 

Rumor Mill: Is Google working on contact lenses for the blind?

April 15, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

A new Google patent has the internet abuzz with speculation that the company may develop contact lenses that could boost vision for the sight-impaired.

Rumor Mill: Is Google working on contact lenses for the blind?

Abiomed reups license on Opsens fiber-optic pressure sensors

April 15, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Abiomed says it's renewing a licensing deal with Opsens for fiber-optic pressure sensor technology to integrate into its Impella line of heart pumps.

Abiomed reups license on Opsens fiber-optic pressure sensors

Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) said it renewed a licensing deal with Opsens (TSX:OPS.V) to integrate that company's fiber-optic pressure sensor technology into Abiomed's Impella line of heart pumps.

Judge tosses latest Zoll suit against Philips

April 15, 2014 by Brad Perriello

A federal judge tosses another lawsuit filed against Philips Healthcare by AED rival Zoll Medical.

Judge tosses latest Zoll suit against Philips
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