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Medical Device Makers Have No More Cybersecurity Excuses
FDA just gave all medical device makers a major reason to prioritize hacking defenses. The agency has called for health care facilities to stop using Hospira's Symbiq Infusion System because of its cybersecurity weaknesses.
(August, 2015)
Trends in Drug-Delivery Devices
Seeking to extend patents and get a leg up on the competition, drug companies are increasingly encroaching on device makers’ turf. 
(August, 2015)
MD+DI Invites You to Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge
MD+DI editors invites entrepreneurs, inventors, students and the broader healthcare community to submit ideas for a dream medical device.  
(August, 2015)
Top Reimbursement Tips for Medical Device Makers
A reimbursement expert weighs in on what device companies must know about securing payer coverage and how to deal with a reimbursement setback.
(August, 2015)
Full Speed Ahead: FDA’s Expedited Access Pathway
FDA has unveiled new regulatory initiatives to encourage medical device innovation for the neediest patients. Here’s what you need to know about one such recent effort, the Expedited Access Pathway program.
(July, 2015)
Connectors Conform to Medical Device Design
Electronic connectors come in a variety of forms to best fit the size, shape, and intended use of each medical device.
(July, 2015)
FDA Approves First-of-Its-Kind Non Surgical Weight-Loss Device
FDA approves the ReShape Dual Balloon, a temporary device that is introduced endoscopically in patients who are morbidly obese.  
(July, 2015)
Edwards Lifesciences CEO Explains Why He Bought CardiAQ
Edwards Lifesciences is developing its own transcatheter mitral valve replacement device, so why did it decide to go out and acquire another TMVR company? 
(July, 2015)
Global Regulatory Update 2015
A look at the regulatory changes you need to know about in five major medtech markets around the world.  
(July, 2015)
Bos Sci's Lotus Heart Valve is Doing Well in Europe
Boston Scientific may be late to the TAVR space, but in Europe doctors seem to like the product.  
(July, 2015)
Reconciling Gaps Between Premarket Testing and Postmarket Results
Postmarket results can carry real implications for premarket testing processes.  
(July, 2015)
Abbott is a Sleeping Giant on the M&A Front
Although Abbott Laboratories had no deal activity in the first half of the year, CEO Miles White says the cash-rich company sees lots of attractive opportunities.
(July, 2015)
Intuitive Surgical Makes the Case for Robotic Surgery
The maker of the da Vinci Surgical System is working to build up clinical and economic data to show robotic surgery’s benefit over laproscopy and open procedures. 
(July, 2015)
St. Jude Medical's Heart-to-Heart Transaction
St. Jude Medical wants to buy left ventricular assist device maker Thoratec for $3.4 billion to become a more comprehensive provider to heart failure patients.  
(July, 2015)
Exact Sciences Eyes Markets Beyond Colorectal Cancer
As its Cologuard home-based colon cancer test is seeing rapid adoption, the company is looking ahead to develop tests for other deadly diseases. 
(July, 2015)
Is the End Near for Traditional Orthopedic Implant Makers?
Canadian firm Conceptualiz thinks giving surgeons the tools to design and produce their own custom orthopedic implants is the wave of the future.  
(July, 2015)
Top 10 Medtech Deals of Q2 (NeuWave Medical)
   No. 10 Name of Company: NeuWave Medical Headquarters: Madison, Wisconsin Product: Intelligent Ablation System uses...
(July, 2015)
Top 10 Medtech Deals of Q2 (Calhoun Vision)
 No. 1 Name of Company: Calhoun Vision Inc. Headquarters: Pasadena, California Product: Developing the first light adjustable intraocular lens to change t...
(July, 2015)
Top 10 Medtech Deals of Q2 (Outset Medical)
 No. 2 Name of Company: Outset Medical Inc. Headquarters: San Jose, California Product: Has developed the Tablo dialysis system that can help patients manage d...
(July, 2015)
Top 10 Medtech Deals of Q2 (Autonomic Technologies)
 No. 3 Name of Company: Autonomic Technologies Inc. Headquarters: Redwood City, California Product: Developing the implantable ATI Neurostimulation System whic...
(July, 2015)
Top 10 Medtech Deals of Q2 (Shockwave Medical)
 No. 4 Name of Company: Shockwave Medical Inc. Headquarters: Fremont, California Product: Developing the Lithoplasty balloon catheter system to treat patients ...
(July, 2015)
Top 10 Medtech Deals of Q2 (Aegea Medical)
 No. 5 Name of Company: Aegea Medical Inc. Headquarters: Redwood City, California Product: Developing the Aegea Vapor System uses water vapor to treat menorrha...
(July, 2015)
Top 10 Medtech Deals of Q2 (Intact Vascular)
 No. 6 Name of Company: Intact Vascular Inc. Headquarters: Wayne, Pennsylvania Product: Developing the Tack Endovascular System to treat peripheral artery dise...
(July, 2015)
Top 10 Medtech Deals of Q2 (Twelve)
 No. 7 Name of Company: TWELVE Inc. Headquarters: Redwood City, California Product: Developing heart valves to replace diseased mitral valves in patients. ...
(July, 2015)
Top 10 Medtech Deals of Q2 (Scanadu)
 No. 8 Name of Company: Scanadu Inc. Headquarters: Moffett Field, California Product: Scanadu Scout and Scanadu Urine are part of a ecosystem wherebey consumer...
(July, 2015)