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.
3. Stryker, Medtronic lose preemption bids in OP-1, Calstrux and Infuse lawsuit
A California state court shoots down motions by Stryker and Medtronic to dismiss a lawsuit filed over their respective bone-growth proteins OP-1, Calstrux and Infuse.
2. EU panel approves FDA-like requirements for medical devices
A European Commission panel approves more stringent regulation of medical devices akin to the FDA’s pre-market approval program in the U.S., raising an immediate outcry from the EU’s medtech lobby.
1. Baucus on the medtech tax: ‘A deal’s a deal’
Sen. Max Baucus, an architect of the medical device tax, says "A deal’s a deal" when it comes to talk of repealing the levy, telling the medtech industry that it’s "improper" to seek repeal.