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Q1 MedTech Financings Results Mixed While Total VC Investment Highest Since Q2, 2001
Venture capitalists invested the most money in the first quarter of this year since the second quarter of 2001, while medtech showed mixed results with less deals but more money invested compared with Q4 of last year.  
(April, 2014)
6 Products St. Jude Medical is Banking On in 2014
St. Jude Medical wants to deliver a higher growth rate in the U.S. Executives believe these six products will help achieve that.  
(April, 2014)
GUDID Submission Methods: Which One’s Right for You?
Medical Device manufacturers can submit UDI data to FDA using one of four methods: FDA’s GUDID Web interface, custom software, a vendor-provided system, or an outsourced service.
(April, 2014)
Can Flash Glucose Monitoring Disrupt Diabetes Care (and Revive Abbott’s Diabetes Business)?
The technology doesn't require finger pricks and features sensors that last about twice as long as those used in traditional continuous glucose monitoring. Will it be the game-changer Abbott is hoping for? 
(April, 2014)
Medtronic to Court: Many Patients Will Die Without CoreValve TAVR Device
Medtronic adopts a dramatic argument as it fights to prevent the imminent legal removal of its CoreValve heart valve replacement system from the U.S. market.
(April, 2014)
7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - SolidWorks
 7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - SolidWorks
(April, 2014)
7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - Shifamed
7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - Shifamed
(April, 2014)
7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - Zeus
7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - Zeus
(April, 2014)
7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - Scapa Healthcare
   7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - Scapa Healthcare
(April, 2014)
7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - Purple Platypus
  7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - Purple Platypus
(April, 2014)
7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - Precision Inc.
  7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - Precision Inc.
(April, 2014)
7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - Flow Waterjet
 7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know - Flow Waterjet
(April, 2014)
7 MedTech Suppliers You Should Know
 Meet seven suppliers who are at the forefront of keeping medical device makers ahead of the rapidly evolving industry.
(April, 2014)
Will J&J Dump Its Low-Performing Diabetes Device Business?
J&J ditched its underperforming Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics unit in March, but diabetes devices are posting even worse sales declines. Could another divestiture be coming?  
(April, 2014)
Using X-Ray Technology to Sterilize Medical Devices
X-ray sterilization combines the best features of E-beam and gamma techniques, offering rapid turnaround times, processing flexibility, good pallet configuration processing, and relatively low dose ratios.
(April, 2014)
Medtronic Loses Latest Battle With Edwards in TAVR War
Edwards Lifesciences won a preliminary injunction limiting sales of Medtronic's CoreValve TAVR product in the United States, but Medtronic has appealed the ruling.
(April, 2014)
Disruptive 'New Entrants' Challenge MedTech for Billions in Revenue
 Hey device makers. There are some new challengers in the marketplace, and they're here to take your lunch money.
(April, 2014)
Are These Medical Devices Too Dangerous?
Activists say these devices harm patients and should be recalled or outright banned, while the companies that make the products insist they're safe. Who do you believe?
(April, 2014)
Are These Medical Devices Too Dangerous? (Excimer Lasers for LASIK Surgery)
Excimer Lasers for LASIK Surgery Excimer lasers are used in LASIK surgery to reshape the cornea in order to improve eyesight. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. patients undergo LASIK procedures each year, and to date FDA has approved more than 30 excimer lasers for LASIK. But risks of the proced...
(April, 2014)
Are These Medical Devices Too Dangerous? (Stryker Wingspan Stent System)
Stryker Wingspan Stent System  Approved under an HDE in 2005, the Stryker Wingspan Stent System was greenlighted for use in patients with treatment-resistant (refractory) intracranial atherosclerotic disease who have 50% or greater narrowing in the intracranial arteries.  The device is us...
(April, 2014)
Are These Medical Devices Too Dangerous? (Medtronic INFUSE Bone Graft/LT-CAGE)
Medtronic INFUSE Bone Graft/LT-CAGE Recombinant human Bone Morphogenetic Protein (rhBMP) added to cervical spine fusion implants including Medtronic's INFUSE Bone Graft/LT-CAGEto induce new bone formation has been associated with reports of swelling of neck and throat tissue, a potentia...
(April, 2014)
AliveCor Bridges the Patient-Doctor Gap in Consumer Healthcare
 New deals and a recent study are positioning AliveCor closer to its goal of becoming a leader in consumerized healthcare.
(April, 2014)
Are These Medical Devices Too Dangerous? (Dental Amalgam)
Dental Amalgam Dental amalgam, a filling for cavities, can release low levels of mercury vapor that can be inhaled and has been associated with allergic reactions or sensitivities in some people, according to FDA. The material has been used for more than 150 years in hundreds of millions of patie...
(April, 2014)
Are These Medical Devices Too Dangerous? (Transvaginal Mesh)
Transvaginal Mesh From 2006 to 2009 FDA received more than 1000 adverse event reports about the mesh products used in transvaginal surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary continence. Problems ranged from pain and infection to mesh erosion and recurrence of prolapse or incon...
(April, 2014)
Heartbleed Bug Endangers Medical Data, Internet as a Whole
Heartbleed, the biggest bug to hit the Internet in years, is putting everyone's data at risk, especially their medical and healthcare data.
(April, 2014)