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Self-Healing Flexible Medical Devices? The Key is Repetition
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Medical devices powered by synthetic proteins created from repeated sequences of proteins may be possible, according to materials science and biotechnology experts, who looked at material inspired by the proteins in squid ring teeth. “The question...
February 9, 2018
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Smiths Medical Releases Firmware Update for Medical Device Security
Smiths Medical recently released a firmware update to eliminate potential medical device security vulnerabilities that had been discovered by an independent researcher earlier in 2017. The vulnerabilities may have allowed remote attackers to gain unauthorized access, affecting certain infusion pumps’ intended operations,...
February 6, 2018
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Wearable Medical Devices Helping Millions
Imagine if the pedometer on your wrist did more than just count steps. Imagine it measured blood sugar, detected heart rate irregularities and logged that data in a digital health record. For decades, health-care data like this was only recorded...
February 5, 2018
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3 Medtech Sectors Showing Positive Growth
Mike Matson, a medtech analyst at Needham & Co., kicked off earnings season with a recent report on three sectors he thinks grew last quarter, compared to the previous quarter, based on early earnings announcements from several companies. Matson noted...
January 31, 2018
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Smart Inhaler Tracks Administration of Single-Use Smartpod Filled with Medical Marijuana
The legalization of marijuana in Canada is imminent, and Toronto-based startup Resolve Digital Health hopes it is uniquely positioned to take advantage of it with its smart medical device system. Dubbed Breeze, the technology is designed to provide a more accurate, metered medical...
January 29, 2018
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Goodbye Medical Device Tax… at Least for 2 Years
It’s time to kiss the medical device tax goodbye, again. The stopgap spending deal that cleared the Senate and the House on Monday contained an unexpected surprise for medtech: a two-year suspension of the 2.3% medical device tax. President Trump...
January 23, 2018
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When You Need A Breast Screening, Should You Get A 3-D Mammogram?
When I went to the imaging center for my regular mammogram last year, the woman behind the desk asked me if I’d like to get a “3-D” mammogram instead of the standard test I’d had in the past. “It’s more...
January 22, 2018
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Efforts to Kill Reinstated Medical Device Tax Ramping Up
Congressional efforts to kill the newly reinstated medical device tax are ramping up. A short-term federal spending plan proposed this week by House Republican leaders would suspend the 2.3 percent sales tax for two years, retroactive to Jan. 1. Congress has until Saturday to extend spending or risk a government shutdown. Meantime,...
January 19, 2018
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Medical device companies brace for return of Affordable Care Act tax
During the three years that the government collected a tax on sales of medical devices, Maple Grove’s Inspire Medical Systems never turned a profit on its sleep apnea treatments. CEO Tim Herbert says the company could have had 12 to...
January 12, 2018
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