The MassDevice Weekly Roundup brings you the latest medical device news and information.
First Swine Flu test nod goes to Quest Diagnostics
New Jersey diagnostics maker wins FDA approval for its Focus Diagnostics subsidiary’s H1N1 influenza virus test. Read More
Kinetic Concepts bounces back in patent war against Smith & Nephew
The U.S. Patent Office upholds a trio of KCI patents in the worldwide battle over negative-pressure wound therapy patents between the Texas wound care firm and the British conglomerate. Read More
Medtronic to pay $442 million to settle Abbott Labs stents patent battle
Minneapolis devices giant inks settlement deal with one of its arch-rivals in vascular stent patent infringement dispute. 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 Q&A: Thomas Taylor
The president of Roush Life Sciences and incoming MassMEDIC chairman on his deep ties to the Michigan auto industry and why you should always listen to your mother. Read More
MassDevice blog: Unhealthy alliance?
The SEIU and Wal-Mart join forces to push for requiring employers to provide health insurance for their workers, in an unlikely partnership between organized labor and one of its (formerly?) most implacable foes. Read More
Weekly Wireless Roundup: Physicians Interactive acquires Skyscape
Health marketer Physicians Interactive acquires mobile medical publisher Skyscape; the wireless health industry’s government lobbying efforts; medtech to horn in on the fitness industry’s wireless sensor market; and the appeal of clinician-facing technologies over customer-facing enterprises. Read More
MedGadget’s MedTech Monday: Blind drivers coming to a street near you
Virginia Tech engineers develop a car for the blind; morphing liquid/gel material helps heal heart attacks; Epocrates’ iPhone app users top 100,000; a Microsoft Office-powered EMR system; and the VA tests a mobile medical information system. 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
Wireless interference in the clinical environment
Technology changes rapidly, but nowhere does it change as rapidly as in healthcare. The convergence of multiple wireless technologies with the need for “better, cheaper, faster” healthcare is driving the evolution of medical devices (along with healthcare in general) in directions and speeds never seen before. Learn more Wed., July 29 at 5:30 p.m., at the MDG/AVNET Summer Educational event. Read More
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