Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three med-tech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.
Massachusetts-based Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) won a lucrative 5-year contract to provide its flagship Impella heart pumps to the Veterans Administration, a deal that could boost the medical device maker’s revenue by 20%.
Starting today, medical device giant Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is banned from selling its CoreValve and CoreValve Evolut transcatheter aortic valve implantation systems in Germany, thanks to a court ruling in favor of rival device maker Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW).
The FDA has made medical device cybersecurity a high priority, even as it stresses that there have been no reported incidents of malicious medical device hacks or of patients harmed by a security-related issue.