The MassDevice Weekly Roundup brings you the latest medical device news and information.
Our weekly checkup takes the temperature of the public medical device companies in the three largest markets in the U.S.: Massachusetts, Minnesota and California. In addition to the indices for each state, which track the overall movement of the sector, we compare Monday morning’s opening share prices with their value when the markets close Friday afternoon and calculate the biggest gainers and losers. Read More
Mo’ Mo-99: Lantheus gets FDA nod to begin importing rare imaging isotope
Billerica imaging device maker wins Food & Drug Administration approval to begin importing Australian Molybdenum-99 “within several weeks.” Read More
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The Massachusetts gifts ban went into effect July 1. That means life science companies doing business in the Commonwealth, including medical device makers, must comply with its stringent regulations governing any gifts or payments to physicians. Click here for our guide to complying with these stringent new regulations. Read More
MassDevice Q&A: Dean Kamen
The inventor of the DEKA arm, the iBOT, the Segway (and others) on healthcare reform, the contrast between the pace of innovation and its adoption by society and how he’d like to be remembered. Read More
Weekly Wireless Roundup: Reimbursement rate cut
Reimbursement rate for wireless cardiac monitoring cut; the WiFi-enabled healthcare market to reach $5 billion by 2014; wireless smart home market to hit $6 billion by 2012; continuous blood glucose monitoring company taps Eric Topol for board seat. Read More
MassDevice blog: Will a budget increase mean lower FDA user fees?
Not likely. Despite a proposed funding boost from the U.S. House of Representatives, medical device user fees at the federal safety watchdog are locked in for three more years. Read More
MedGadget’s MedTech Monday: Wetware one step closer?
Tiny electrodes on the brain’s surface, a tongue controller for quadriplegics, six-pound ultrasound and a glucose meter for the Nintendo generation. Read More
The MassDevice Q&A page features a collection of free-form question-and-answer sessions with the executives, thought leaders and politicos driving this incredible industry. We do our best to find engaging people and let them speak for themselves about a wide range of topics affecting the medical device industry. Read More
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