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
Smith & Nephew wins another round in patent war with Kinetic Concepts
A U.K. court overturned KCI’s charge that the British devices giant infringed one of its negative-pressure wound care patents. Read More
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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
MassDevice blog: Industry to Congress: Healthcare reform should be bi-partisan
An industry alliance asks Congress to avoid creating a government-run, single-payer insurance plan, but not before a Senate committee passes a healthcare bill containing just such a program. Read More
Weekly Wireless Roundup: Qualcomm pulls the plug on LifeComm
An anonymous source tells mobihealthnews that LifeComm’s four-year run is over; CardioNet nixes Biotel buy; VA cuts telehealth programs; and a study shows that the pillcam is not as effective as colonoscopy. 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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