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3. Alphatec to lay off 76 from Scient’x, Surgiview subsidiaries
Alphatec says it plans to lay off 76 workers from its French Scient’x and Surgiview subsidiaries, aiming to save up to $6 million a year.
2. Report: Prices drop for major medical implants
Hospitals in 2011 paid 34% less per device for drug-eluting stents than they paid in 2007, according to a new AdvaMed report which also found substantial price-cuts for 6 other categories of major medical implants.
1. Teleflex comes under fire after a surgical tool is left in a patient’s neck
A patient sues medical device maker Teleflex after a piece of a dilator was left in his neck following throat surgery.