FDA: Gather Human Factors Data for These Devices
Ventricular assist devices, certain duodenoscopes, and infusion pumps are among the “highest priority” devices FDA thinks should include human factors data in premarket submissions.
Medtech's Biggest Deals of 2015
The most shocking megamergers may be behind us, but the trend toward consolidation in medtech continued last year.
New Devices Aim to Prevent Pressure Ulcers
New device approaches are being tested to tackle the problem of pressure ulcers that are bad for hospital business and can be life threatening for patients.
Could UDI Have Prevented Infectious Outbreak?
This week's Senate report on the superbug-contaminated duodenoscopes highlighted the potential benefits of including unique device identifiers in insurance claims.
Large GeneDx Study Supports Multigene Panel Testing
A study of over 10,000 patients tested with a multigene hereditary cancer panel finds that the approach commonly spots hereditary cancer-linked gene variants that single gene tests might miss.