+7 | The top 7 med-tech stories for the week of November 26, 2012

November 30, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Plus Seven

Say hello to MassDevice +7, a bite-sized view of the top seven med-tech stories of the week. This latest feature of's coverage highlights our seven biggest and most influential stories from the week's news to make sure you're up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.

If you read nothing else this weekend, make sure you're still in the know with MassDevice +7.

7. Mixed messages on the merits of mammograms

New research on mammogram usage suggests that frequent screening can increase the chances of breast cancer detection, but nearly 1 out of every 3 caught tumors results in unnecessary treatment.

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6. FDA's medtech review Plan of Action cuts review times, lowers application backlog

The FDA touts the success of its 36-point "Plan of Action" for streamlining the medical device premarket review process, noting improvements in predictability in transparency for the 1st time in nearly a decade.

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