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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
Tyco Healthcare to settle sharps disposal case for $33 million
Caliper’s third-largest investor, Kopp Investment Advisors, trims its stake
ProChon Biotech closes $4 million bridge loan from existing backers
Judge: Ethicon must produce documents in Mentor Corp. product liability casev
Cardiorobotics raises another $5 million
Interleukin Genetics heart attack test hits the market in Europe
Mass. Life Science Center launches second internship initiative
Riverside partners Tegra with Mississippi contract manufacturer
Maryland doc may have implanted 100s of patients with unneeded stents
Boston Scientific begins biliary stent trial
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Medical device tax to rise by $10 billion?
Covidien sues J&J unit Ethicon over ultrasound devices
Osteotech reports preliminary Q4 sales rose 7 percent
LifeImage drums up nearly $2.2 million
Cardiac Science, Medent ink EMR/EHR deal
Helicos loses a lap to Illumina in race for cheap genome sequencing
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From absurdity to reality: Medical device tax jolts Invacare CEO Malachi Mixon
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Weekly Wireless Roundup: FDA greenlights MediSens body area monitoring
The Food & Drug Administration approves MediSens Wireless’ wireless body monitoring system for its first round of clinical trials; why mHealth companies shouldn’t fear FDA regulation; Meridian Health taps MedApps for CHF; and Epic Systems pens a Haiku. Read More
MedGadget’s MedTech Monday: Micromotor creates new possibilities in medical technology
An ultrasonic Squiggle RV motor system that’s only 2.8mm wide and can drive a shaft at 10 mm/sec.; the market’s first RFID surgical sponge tracking system; combination MRI-fluoroscopy systems for intraprocedural multimodal imaging; and at-home physical therapy progress monitoring via iPhone. Read More
Jan. 20, Auburndale, Mass. — MDG January 2010 Networking: Cost-Effective Market Research for Startups: “How can entrepreneurs be sure that their product design is robust and meets the need and demands of investors and the target market? How do they prove it to investors? What is the market research that entrepreneurs can perform that increases the probability of a successfully designed product?”
Jan. 21, Boston, Mass. — WEST Holiday Party & Networking Event: “Join WEST for the annual “Holiday Party & Networking Event” in January to celebrate Women, Entrepreneurs, Science and Technology. The theme of the party is ‘Giving Back’, and we’ll be celebrating those who help others in science and technology. There will be good food, as well as formal and informal networking opportunities with other WEST members. This event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend!”
Jan. 22-24, Orlando, Fla. — Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
Jan. 25, Gaithersburg, Md. — National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee
Jan. 28-31, Orlando, Fla. — 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
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