MASSDEVICE ON CALL — California’s I-Flow finally put to bed a patent infringement lawsuit with device distributor Progressive Medical, keeping the details under wraps.
I-Flow had sued Progressive in 2012, claiming that the distributor’s AccuFlo infusion pumps infringed on I-Flow’s patents for an infusion device contained in a collapsible housing.
A U.S. District Judge in January ruled in favor of I-Flow that Progressive’s products were in violation. The lawsuit was slated to move to trial to evaluate the validity of the patent itself before the companies came to an agreement, Law360.com reported.
I-Flow has found itself tied up in a few legal battles in recent years, including a federal lawsuit accusing the company and some rivals of engaging in off-label promotion of their pain pumps.
Temporary sensor tattoo" may help with movement disorders
An ultra-thin stick-on sensor developed at the University of Texas, Austin, may help physicians track movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or epilepsy.
FDA approved auto-injecting opioid-overdose antidote
The FDA granted approval to the Evzio auto-injection syringe containing an antidote to counteract opioid overdose. The device-drug combination is available via prescription.
Manufacturing problems derail Scanadu’s mobile sensors
Crowd-funded medtech startup Scanadu apologized to its customers for manufacturing problems that derailed the initial rollout of its Scout mobile sensor technology, which the company is selling as an investigational device under the guise of turning customers into "researchers."
Foundation Medicine CEO’s still in hot water over boastful remarks
Foundation Medicine chairman & CEO David Halbert is still getting criticism after making offhand remarks about his own company’s cancer tests after rival companies claimed that Halbert’s statements misled cancer patients about the availability of diagnostics.
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