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.
North Carolina’s Sen. Kay Hagan signs on to a Republican bill to overturn a 2.3% sales tax on medical devices, becoming the 5th Democrat to join the repeal push as the Senate mulls a House bid to repeal Obamacare.
2. The $13 test that saved my baby’s life
Dozens of babies die every year because hospitals do not perform a simple test that detects congenital heart defects. Seventeen states have yet to require the exam for newborns.
Stryker says it’s agreed to pay $1.65 billion for robotic surgery company Mako Surgical, boosting share prices for Intuitive Surgical and other firms in the robot-guided surgery market.