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The FDA slapped Midmark Corp. with a "significant" warning letter after an inspection of its Versailles, Ohio, headquarters last year. The laundry list of violations from the watchdog agency focused primarily on manufacturing procedures and record-keeping issues related to the company’s steam sterilizer systems.
As public pressure mounts over the potential harm caused by transvaginal mesh implants the FDA ordered device makers, including Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR), to take another look at complication rates associated with their devices.
Welch Allyn president & CEO Julie Shimer announced plans to retire from the Skaneateles Falls, N.Y.-based diagnostics maker by the end of 2012. Shimer became the first woman to hold the corner office at the 95-year old company when she took the position in 2007 after 5 years on the med-tech maker’s board of directors.