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Group purchasing organization goliath Premier health care alliance inked 6 new supply deals for surgical endoscopy, video and MRI compatible equipment. All 6 deals went into effect at the start of the new year.
2. Stents: Drug-eluters beat bare metal for patients over 85
Drug-eluting stents dealt another blow to their bare-metal cousins by leading to fewer adverse events post-procedure in patients over the age of 85 undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, new research shows.
Amid job losses and cost cutting measures, Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) and Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) amended their strategic partnership to allow Siemens to sell CyberKnife products made by Accuray’s recent acquisition, TomoTherapy Inc.