The MassDevice Weekly Roundup brings you the latest medical device news and information.
Boston Scientific shares take a dive, even after positive trial results
Share prices for the Natick devices goliath closed down nearly 2.6 percent May 11, even after a quarter of positive clinical trials of its drug-eluting stents. Read More
Senate moves up Hamburg’s FDA confirmation as Swine Flu advances
The U.S. Senate moved up a confirmation hearing for Margaret Hamburg, President Obama’s nominee to head the Food & Drug Administration, citing the Swine Flu epidemic. Read More
MassDevice blog: Accelerator grant keeps InVivo Therapeutics in the Bay State
The Cambridge regenerative therapy maker was scouting locations in Ireland in March, but will now look to build a plant in the Commonwealth. Read More
Healthcare blog: This little piggy (flu) whomped the Bay State
Every week, veteran healthcare reporter Tinker Ready rounds up the latest news for MassDevice. This week, she takes a look at Swine Flu in the Commonwealth, a local doc coming out in favor of comparative effectiveness research and researchers’ press releases. Read More
Reimbursement Row: Is "Obama style" healthcare reform real?
Implementing real healthcare reform will require intervention from the private sector, not just the federal government. Read More
Dollars & Spence: What it really takes to win a business plan competition
MassDevice’s David Spenciner, COO of startup BioIntraface, on how his company won the 2009 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition. Read More
The MassDevice Checkup
Our weekly checkup takes the temperature of the 63 public medical device companies in the MassDevice Index. In addition to the index itself, which tracks 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. The checkup also takes a look at a different financial metric each week, ranking local players based on their performance in that category. This week we examine current assets, listing the 20 companies with the most convertible assets available to help run their operations. Read More
This week, the Supplier Spotlight shines on Medical Education Training Associates, a consulting firm with expertise in sales development and strategic reimbursement planning. It’s one of roughly 1,000 companies listed in the MassDevice Directory. Take a look
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