The MassDevice Weekly Roundup brings you the latest medical device news and information.
Obama nixes preemption
President Barack Obama rules that federal department heads can’t set policies that preempt state regulations, setting the stage for a new landscape in medical device liability. Read More
InfraReDx’s optical/acoustic imaging catheter sees first use in patients
Burlington near-infrared device maker’s coronary catheter is used for the first time in Dutch angiography patients. Read More
Report: Boston is the hub of the nation’s life sciences industry
Oliver Wendell Holmes was right. Boston is the hub of the solar system — at least when it comes to the life sciences industry. Read More
MassDevice blog: Vermont to tighten gift ban laws
The Green Mountain State is about to dethrone Massachusetts as the state with the nation’s strictest gift ban governing industry payments to physicians. Read More
Healthcare blog: Getting schooled by the Swine Flu
Every week, veteran healthcare reporter Tinker Ready rounds up the latest news for MassDevice. This week, she takes a look at school closures due to the Swine Flu outbreak, the likelihood of a national health plan and hospital contraction and expansion plans in Longwood. Read More
Reimbursement Row: CMS administrator – Does anybody want this job?
Several highly qualified candidates have reportedly turned down offers from President Barack Obama’s administration to take the helm at Medicare. Why? Read More
Our weekly checkup takes the temperature of the 63 public medical device companies in the MassDevice Index. In addition to the index itself, which tracks 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. The checkup also takes a look at a different financial metric each week, ranking local players based on their performance in that category. This week we examine the ratio of total debt to equity, an important measure of companies’ risk — especially during straitened financial times. Read More
This week, the Supplier Spotlight shines on Ciné-Med Inc., an accredited medical education company, medical publisher and healthcare communications company. It’s one of roughly 1,000 companies and service providers listed in the MassDevice Network. Browse the Network
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