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UK Court Rules That Occlutech Did Not Infringe St. Jude Medical Patent
Occlutech, a German medical device company which has developed minimally invasive structural heart implants, announced Wednesday that a U.K. court in London has invalidated a St. Jude Medical patent, which was the basis of a lawsuit between the two companies. Back in 2011, AGA Medical, that was a...
(July, 2014)
Molecular Diagnostics: Why Joint Ventures and Partnerships are the Keys to Market Success
Diagnostics companies are increasingly seeking strategic opportunities to enhance their capabilities in the molecular diagnostics sector and tap into the market’s growth potential.
(July, 2014)
What the EU’s Proposed IVD Regulation Means for You
The proposed regulation promises change to IVD scope, classification and conformity assessment, and clinical evidence requirements. Here's what you need to know to ease the looming transition.  
(July, 2014)
Apple's iWatch Disclosed in Patent Documents
 Apple has been granted a patent for a wearable device that shows some of the company's ambitions for the iWatch.
(July, 2014)
Dean Kamen: Don't Blame Regulators for Stalling Medtech Innovation
Medtech inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen says the public needs to get a more realistic idea of what it takes to bring innovative medical devices to market.
(July, 2014)
Though Expensive, Medtech Generates Greater Economic Returns Than it Costs
A study from the nonpartisan Milken Institute shows that medical technology though expensive has significant economic returns.
(July, 2014)
Which Chronic Diseases Have The Most iPad Apps?
This infographic is a bit dated - created in April last year - but the data is still interesting. Jeff Greene, senior strategy lead with the New Solutions Factory, researched the availability of iPad apps specifically dedicated to chronic diseases.  The diseases are migraine, asthma, diabete...
(July, 2014)
Google Glass Assists Dental Implant Procedures
 Developers have created a Google Glass app that guides surgeons through an implant procedure.
(July, 2014)
3 Key Takeaways from Stryker's Q2 Earnings Call
Kevin Lobo, CEO of Stryker, and senior management share some notable insights in the company's second-quarter earnings call Thursday.
(July, 2014)
Outsourcing: A Process, Not a Destination
In an increasingly globalized economy, outsourcing helps medical device manufacturers increase capacity without additional capital investment costs, safeguard their IP, and gain access to new markets.
(July, 2014)
What Not To Miss At MEDevice San Diego
The Southern California device community will descend on MEDevice San Diego on Sept. 10 and 11. Here are happenings not to be missed. 
(July, 2014)
4 Things to Consider About China’s Medtech Ecosystem
Medtech companies are looking to China drive up revenue, but there are a few key considerations to keep in mind, writes James Varelis of PwC Health Industries. 
(July, 2014)
Study: Patients are More Honest With Virtual Humans
 A study has shown that patients are more honest with a virtual human than when speaking to the real thing.
(July, 2014)
Will Abbott Rule the Diagnostics Market by 2019?
CEO Miles White says a strong diagnostics product pipeline will have Abbott sitting pretty in three to five years. 
(July, 2014)
St. Jude Is Boldly Going Where Medtronic Has Failed Haplessly
Medtronic has stumbled in the renal denervation space, but St. Jude Medical''s CEO is boldly going forward with the company's hypertension treatment device.  
(July, 2014)
OEMs Benefit from Accelerating M&A Activity in Medtech Outsourcing
Increasing consolidation among medical device outsourcing firms is helping to create more one-stop-shops for OEM clients. 
(July, 2014)
What Does Johnson & Johnson's CEO Think of the Medtronic-Covidien Merger?
Alex Gorsky said J&J saw the trend toward consolidation in medtech coming a mile away. 
(July, 2014)
With Novartis Deal, Google Shows Its “Science Project” Has Legs
Novartis announces that it is licensing Google's smart lens technology temporarily silencing critics skeptical of Google's plans to use an ophthalmic device to noninvasively monitor glucose levels. 
(July, 2014)
How FDA’s Culture Beats the ‘Least Burdensome’ Law
Nearly two decades after its passage into law, “least burdensome” FDA regulation is still a hollow concept.
(July, 2014)
New mHealth Device Aims to Give Clinical Capability To Consumers
A San Diego startup wants to disrupt self tracking and healthcare delivery with a lab-grade mHealth consumer device. 
(July, 2014)
St. Jude Plans to Buy Chronic Pain Treatment Company For $200M
St. Jude Medical is making a small acquisition by buying chronic pain treatment company NeuroTherm for about $200 million in cash. 
(July, 2014)
The X-Y-Zs of Biomedical Imaging
To capture images of biomedical samples, some simple optical rules can be used to optimally configure a system for each application.
(July, 2014)
ReWalk Robotics Files To Go Public After Winning First FDA Approval For Exoskeleton
An Israeli startup that brought the first FDA cleared exoskeleton device to spinal cord injury patients in the U.S. in late June files for an initial public offering.  
(July, 2014)
Oculus Rift and Google Glass Augment Surgery at Spanish Hospital
Doctors have found a novel use for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset as a means of easing patient anxiety during surgery.
(July, 2014)
Global Endoscopy Devices Market To Grow To $36.9B by 2019
The demand for minimally invasive devices is fueling the growth of the worldwide endoscopy devices market, which is forecast to grow to $36.9 billion by 2019.  
(July, 2014)