Say hello to MassDevice +7, a bite-sized view of the top seven med-tech stories of the week. This latest feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our seven biggest and most influential stories from the week’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.
South Carolina medical device maker Revolutions Medical won $20 million judgment against an online forum commenter accused of "Internet defamation."
6. Stent wars: Researchers report a tie, of sorts, for Medtronic’s Resolute and Abbott’s Xience V DES
A 2-year study comparing drug-eluting stents from industry titans Medtronic and Abbott report statistically similar outcomes for patients.
Thoratec pays $13 million up front to acquire Terumo’s DuraHeart II heart pump, with possible milestones down the road worth nearly $44 million.
Integra Lifesciences recalls certain lots of its surgical sponges, including some that were packaged with Medtronic’s Infuse bone graft kits.
A slew of medical technologies, including infusions pumps, defibrillators and lab equipment, have "hard-coded" passwords that represent a security risk, according to the Dept. of Homeland Security.
Covidien could wind up with a nearly $450 million tax tab from its days as Tyco Healthcare, after the IRS nixes some $914 million in interest deductions dating back to the years 1997 through 2000.
The private equity owners of medical device company Biomet are shopping the orthopedics giant and considering an initial public offering, the Financial Times reports.