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Will Acquisition By Philips Save Volcano Corp.?
After coming under fire from shareholders for stagnating growth, intravascular imaging firm Volcano Corp. hopes to right the ship by selling out to Philips. 
(December, 2014)
What Are The Top Issues and Trends For Life Sciences in 2015?
Deloitte's Center For Health Solutions has put together an infographic that shows market size and top trends for the life sciences sector, including medtech, in 2015. 
(December, 2014)
How Did Medtech Stack Up in 2014?
These stats illustrate how the medical technology industry performed in 2014. 
(December, 2014)
The State of Global Medtech Markets
Looking for growth in 2015? Here's what you can expect around the world. 
(December, 2014)
Diagnostic Imaging Market Will Have Modest Growth In the Future
Royal Philips is buying diagnostic imaging firm Volcano boosting the latter's prospects, but the news for the overall U.S. diagnostics imaging market is less than rosy. 
(December, 2014)
Hell or Heaven? Share Your Story Of Onboarding At A New Job
Joining a new company can be an exciting but uncertain time made better or worse by the initial onboarding phase. Was you experience hellish or was the red carpet rolled out? Share with us.  
(December, 2014)
3-D Printing Is Not Just Cool, It's Cost Effective Too
The flexibility that 3-D printing affords medical manufacturers in the design and early production phases is unbeatable. 
(December, 2014)
Disruptors in Medtech Should Not Ignore Compliance
In developing innovative technology, new entrants in healthcare run real risks if they fail to develop a robust, scalable compliance organization, writes James Varelis of Pricewaterhouse Coopers.  
(December, 2014)
What This Year's Megamerger Mania Means for Medtech
Medical device and diagnostic players’ rush to build scale holds both benefits and risks for the industry. 
(December, 2014)
8 FDA Guidance Documents You Need to Know
Your guide to the must-read FDA guidance documents of 2014.
(December, 2014)
5 Medical Technologies to Watch in 2015: Mobile Medical Apps
Mobile Medical Apps Apple’s HealthKit will enable health and fitness apps to share data with each other as well as the company’s Health app. More than five years ago, Apple sol...
(December, 2014)
5 Medical Technologies to Watch in 2015: Next-Generation Sequencing
Next-Generation Sequencing Illumina’s HiSeq X Ten cracked the $1000 genome, opening the floodgates for other next-generation sequencing technologies. Three companies—Illumina; ...
(December, 2014)
5 Medical Technologies to Watch in 2015: Focused Ultrasound
Focused Ultrasound   Insightec's ExAblate Neuro uses focused ultrasound to treat essential tremor. Imagine if brain tumor removal required only mild sedation and no hospital stay. That...
(December, 2014)
5 Medical Technologies to Watch in 2015: Drug-Eluting Balloons
Drug-Eluting Balloons C.R. Bard's Lutonix 035 is the first FDA-approved drug-eluting balloon. In October 2009, cardiologists Ron Waksman and Rajbabu Prakala, from Washington Hospital Cente...
(December, 2014)
5 Medical Technologies to Watch in 2015: Bioresorbable Scaffolds
Bioresorbable Scaffolds Abbott’s Absorb is currently undergoing a clinical trial in the United States. The medical device industry has been touting the potential advantages of biores...
(December, 2014)
5 Medical Technologies to Watch in 2015
These five innovative medical technologies are poised to take off in the next year. 
(December, 2014)
The Worst-Performing Medtech IPOs Of 2014 (Sientra)
Location: Santa Barbara, California  Products: Makes breast implants Date of IPO: Oct. 28 IPO Offer Price: $15 Deal Size: $75 million Returns: 7.13%        
(December, 2014)
The Worst-Performing Medtech IPOs Of 2014 (Amedica)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Products: Makes spinal fusion and other products using its silicon nitride technology platform Date of IPO:Feb. 12 IPO Offer Price:$5.75 Deal Size:;$20.13 million Returns: -87.8% Return to Beginning Continue to Medtech Losers Of 2014
(December, 2014)
The Worst-Performing Medtech IPOs Of 2014 (Lombard Medical)
  Location: Oxfordshire, UK Products: Makes endovascular stent grafts to repair aortic aneurysms Date of IPO: April 24 IPO Offer Price: $11  Deal Size: $55 million Returns: -50.04%    
(December, 2014)
The Worst-Performing Medtech IPOs Of 2014 (CareDx)
Location: Brisbane, California Products: Molecular diagnostics company focused on tests for heart transplant recipients Date of IPO: July 16 IPO Offer Price: $10  Deal Size: $40 million Returns: -30%     
(December, 2014)
The Worst-Performing Medtech IPOs Of 2014 (Lumenis)
  Location: Yokneam, Israel Products: Makes laser systems for use in surgical, ophthalmic and aesthetic procedures Date of IPO: Feb. 26 IPO Offer Price: $12  Deal Size: $75 million Returns: -18.9%   
(December, 2014)
The Worst-Performing Medtech IPOs Of 2014
Medtech IPOs were on a tear this year with many device and diagnostic companies going public than in the recent past. But not all fared well.  
(December, 2014)
How to Clean Reusable Orthopedic Instruments
Orthopedic devices containing canted coil springs and other complex parts can be cleaned using different FDA-validated methods.
(December, 2014)
Medtech’s Biggest Moves in 2014
A rundown of the year’s biggest deals—including the largest medtech M&A in history—and what they mean for the industry. 
(December, 2014)
Smart Devices, Mobile Technology Power The 21st Century House Call
Here's how some companies are reimagining the doctor's house call in the 21st Century. 
(December, 2014)