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
House panel OKs healthcare reform bill
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee narrowly approved a healthcare reform bill Friday night that would create a public insurance plan to compete with private providers. Read More
Survey to examine medical device industry’s use of social media
A survey co-sponsored by MediComm Consultants and BB Marketing Plus will examine how the medical device industry uses social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Read More
Stryker Corp. heir scores $50 million from stock sales
The lone founding family member on the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based medical device maker’s board, Ronda Stryker, liquidated 1.2 million shares since early May. 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: John McDonough
The T2 Biosystems CEO on the company’s innovative, miniaturized diagnostic tool, the importance of de-risking before you hit the fundraising trail and why the U.S. intelligence community is interested in T2’s technology. Read More
MassDevice blog: Note to self: Take gurney from pocket before entering MRI suite
Something clearly went wrong in this magnetic resonance imaging suite. Read More
Weekly Wireless Roundup: Qualcomm CEO confirms LifeComm shutdown
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs confirms Mobihealthnews’ scoop on the shuttering of its LifeComm MVNO; the wireless sweet spot between fitness and clinical apps; Cisco suit on wireless health hype; and CardioNet looks beyond the heart. Read More
MedGadget’s MedTech Monday: Blue dye helps repair spinal cord damage, makes rats cute
Blue Number One does the impossible and makes rats cute; nanodiamonds deliver insulin; an artificial cell structure that mimics the lungs; steerable arthroscopy tools; and a new device that targets tumors in moving organs. 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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