The MassDevice Weekly Roundup brings you the latest medical device news and information.
Our weekly checkup takes the temperature of the public medical device companies in the three largest markets in the U.S.: Massachusetts, Minnesota and California. In addition to the indices for each state, which track the overall movement of the sector, we compare Monday morning’s opening share prices with their value when the markets close Friday afternoon and calculate the biggest gainers and losers. Read More
Boston Scientific: Q2 Taxus stent sales were off 25 percent
Sales slide for one of the device giant’s flagship products. Read More
FDA’s Hamburg: Watchdog agency will have more teeth, bite faster
Changes afoot at the federal watchdog agency. Read More
MassDevice’s earnings roundup
A roundup of medical device makers’ sales and earnings reports. Read More
Medtronic wins $57 million in patent suit against AGA Medical
The first round in the battle over vascular plugs goes to the Minneapolis devices colossus. Read More
Survey to examine medical device industry’s use of social media
Using Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn to boost business? You’re not alone. Read More
Analogic lays off 85 workers, consolidates operations
Imaging device maker cuts workforce, relocates Copley Controls. Read More
Inverness Medical offers $80 million for a share of Korean diagnostics firm
Waltham, Mass.-based diagnostics maker bids to enter the Korean market. Read More
N.J. AG slaps Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics with subpoena
Payments to physicians under scrutiny. Read More
The Massachusetts gifts ban went into effect July 1. That means life science companies doing business in the Commonwealth, including medical device makers, must comply with its stringent regulations governing any gifts or payments to physicians. Click here for our guide to complying with these stringent new regulations. Read More
NEW BLOG: Marketing Mavens, from the brand professionals at Seidler Bernstein
When is it time to rebrand?
Five questions to ask yourself to determine whether it’s time for an image upgrade. Read More
Career Sampler: Open jobs in the medical device industry
A sampling of 10 of the hundreds of open positions at medical device makers around the country. Read More
MassDevice blog: Studies find Swine Flu tests, bone cements ineffective
Rapid diagnostics for the H1N1 influenza virus and vertebroplasty bone cements come under fire. Read More
Weekly Wireless Roundup: Weekly Wireless Roundup: A chat with Joseph Kvedar
Center for Connected Health founder and director Joseph Kvedar tells Mobihealthnews about the center’s various wireless health programs; Aetna looks to connect apps to its PHR; hospitals and the iTouch; and Google Health gets its first integrated iPhone app. Read More
MedGadget’s MedTech Monday: Philips bids on ultrasound-guided gene therapy
A roundup of the latest medical technologies, brought to you by our friends over at medGadget.com. Read More
The MassDevice Q&A page features a collection of free-form question-and-answer sessions with the executives, thought leaders and politicos driving this incredible industry. We do our best to find engaging people and let them speak for themselves about a wide range of topics affecting the medical device industry. Read More
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