Medical Device Industry News

Report: Medtronic looks longingly at China

May 27, 2015 by Fink Densford

Medtronic is reportedly looking to grow its presence in China with lower-cost devices, as well as search the Chinese domestic market for possible acquisitions.

Medtronic looks to expand Chinese presence

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is reportedly looking to actively expand its low-cost medical device presence in China, as well as searching the domestic medical-device market for possible acquisitions.

Medtech startups outsource R&D

May 27, 2015 by Scott Wooldridge

Small medtech companies are finding value in outsourcing their research & development functions, according to a panel at a LifeScience Alley conference last week.

Medtech startups outsource R&D

Starting a medtech company comes with a host of challenges, from regulation to financing to reimbursement. One way that companies can overcome those challenges, according to 2 industry experts, is to outsource some of the research and development work – and in the process, create a leaner, more flexible company.

VertiFlex wins FDA nod for Superion spine device

May 27, 2015 by Fink Densford

VertiFlex says it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its Superion interspinous spacer.

VertiFlex wins FDA nod for Superion

VertiFlex said today that it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its Superion interspinous spacer for treating moderate lumbar spinal stenosis.

China investigates former top health official

May 27, 2015 by MassDevice

China is investigating a former top healthcare official on suspicion of bribery.

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(Reuters) — China is investigating the former head of a healthcare ministry unit responsible for drug trials and leading implementation of healthcare policy for bribery, a prosecutor said yesterday.

A court in Sichuan province said it was investigating Wang Yu, the former top official at the Bureau of Medical Administration, as part of a crackdown on corruption in the healthcare sector.

FDA warns Signal Medical on unapproved hip implants

May 27, 2015 by Brad Perriello

The FDA sends a warning letter to Signal Medical, flagging it for making unapproved changes to its MicroSeal hip implants.

FDA warns Signal Medical on unapproved hip implants

The FDA flagged Signal Medical Corp. for selling a hip implant after making changes that weren't approved by the federal safety watchdog.

ConMed ripe for M&A | The week in medtech M&A

May 27, 2015 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top mergers & acquisitions stories for medical device companies this week: ConMed ripe for M&A spree; Baxter looks to growth post-Baxalta spinout; Sorin shareholders OK Cyberonics Merger

Analyst: ConMed ripe for M&A spree

May 19, 2015 by Fink Densford

Analyst: ConMed ripe for M&A spree

Study: Heart valve coatings prolong durability

May 27, 2015 by Brad Perriello

A study of replacement heart valves treated with calcification-reducing coatings shows that the coatings prolong valve durability.

Study: Heart valve coatings prolong durability