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Microsoft Band Beats Apple Watch to Market—and It's Cheaper Too
Microsoft Band, which is smaller, cheaper, and more interoperable than competing wearable health and fitness tracking devices, went on sale today for $199.  
(October, 2014)
Regulatory Expert: 510(K) Not Appropriate Pathway For 3-D Printing
A regulatory expert believes that using current regulatory pathways is not the best way to bring novel 3-D printed devices into the market.
(October, 2014)
Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Innovations for 2015: Mobile Stroke Unit
  Continue on to These 11 Sensor Technologies Could Revolutionize Personal Medicine
(October, 2014)
Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Innovations for 2015
Clinical leaders at one of the country's top medical centers believe these will be the healthcare technologies to watch next year. 
(October, 2014)
4 Too-Close-to-Call Midterm Races that Matter to Medtech: California 17th Congressional District Race
California 17th Congressional District Honda Khanna Thanks to California’s open primary system, two Democrats—incumbent M...
(October, 2014)
4 Too-Close-To-Call Midterm Races that Matter to Medtech: California 52nd Congressional District Race
California’s 52nd Congressional District Peters DeMaio One-term Democratic incumbent Scott Peters and Republican challenger Car...
(October, 2014)
4 Too-Close-to-Call Midterm Races that Matter to Medtech: North Carolina Senate Race
North Carolina Senate Race Hagan Tillis There are technically three candidates running for the open Senate seat in the Southeast medt...
(October, 2014)
4 Too-Close-to-Call Midterm Races that Matter to Medtech: Massachusetts Gubernatorial Race
Massachusetts Gubernatorial Race Coakley Baker Incumbent Deval Patrick isn’t running for a third term as governor of medtech-he...
(October, 2014)
4 Too-Close-to-Call Midterm Races that Matter to Medtech
These four races in the 2014 midterm elections could have lasting consequences for the medical device industry.
(October, 2014)
Google’s Next Frontier: Inside the Human Body
The leader of the life sciences team at the Google[x] research lab unveiled the company’s Nanoparticle Platform, an ambitious plan to revolutionize the way diseases are diagnosed.  
(October, 2014)
How to Select Seals for Medical Devices
OEMs need to consider a number of factors—from materials to compliance—when choosing these vital components.  
(October, 2014)
Congress Asked to Enact IT Law on Health Product Risk
A diverse group of companies and organizations, including IBM and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, want Congress to clear up risk-based oversight of health IT. 
(October, 2014)
Medtech Miracles and Tragedies: Michael Patterson, Dean Andrew Kantis, and Roger Davis
Michael Patterson, Dean Andrew Kantis, and Roger Davis Some patients who say they have been harmed by LASIK procedures say they suffer double vision (illustrated above). Image courtesy of Roger Davis. ...
(October, 2014)
Medtech Miracles and Tragedies: Roger Pontz
Roger Pontz Diagnosed at 14 with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a degenerative eye disease that often leads to blindness, Roger Pontz’s vision eventually got so bad that he could only tell if it was light or dark outside. “I would run into the walls in the house a lot and get frustrated,...
(October, 2014)
Medtech Miracles and Tragedies: Christopher Thorpe
Christopher Thorpe The Composix Kugel (CK) hernia patch manufactured by Rhode Island-based Davol (a subsidiary of C.R. Bard) was designed to be an alternative to laparoscopic hernia repair. Among other features, the patch boasted the need for only a small (3–4-cm) incision, the same mesh repl...
(October, 2014)
Medtech Miracles and Tragedies: Andrew Carter
Andrew Carter Carter As CEO of his own medical device startup, Andrew Carter is no stranger to the challenges of quality and innovation. A transradial (above the wrist) amputee and self-pr...
(October, 2014)