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Diagnostics & Healthcare News
White House Proposes 30% Cut to FDA Headcount
The Trump administration this week submitted a proposal that would cut the budget and staff at the FDA, as well as reorganizing the agency to remove food regulation from its purview, according to a new Endpoints News report. The proposal would cut...
June 22, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
World’s First Long-Term Implantable Glucose Monitoring Device Now FDA Approved
GERMANTOWN, Md., June 21, 2018 — Senseonics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: SENS) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its Pre-market Approval (PMA) application to market the company’s Eversense® Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System to people with diabetes...
June 22, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Medtronic Receives Expanded Indication for Kyphon HV-R Bone Cement
Medtronic seems to be on a roll when it comes to innovation. The Dublin-based company has received the greenlight from FDA for an expanded indication of the Kyphon HV-R Bone Cement. Under the new indication, Medtronic can market Kyphon for...
June 21, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
GE Booted From the Dow After More Than 100 Years
For the first time in 110 years, General Electric will not be a member of the elite Dow Jones Industrial Average. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced on Tuesday that the iconic maker of light bulbs and jet engines will be...
June 20, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Scammers Trick Seniors with ‘Free’ Medical Devices, Then Bill Medicare
Nancy DeLozier looked at the array of medical equipment on the floor of her living room and called it junk. The 84-year-old Northwest Side woman said she received the items in the mail but neither wants nor needs them. One...
June 19, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
MIT’s 3D Printed Walking, Drug-Transporting Magnets
MIT engineers have created soft, 3-D-printed structures whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings. The menagerie of structures that can be magnetically manipulated includes a smooth ring that wrinkles up,...
June 15, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Doctors Told Not to Order ECG’s for Low-Risk Patients
Doctors shouldn’t routinely perform electrocardiograms on patients at low risk for heart disease, an influential federal panel is recommending. While an ECG test of the heart’s electrical activity is safe and inexpensive, the benefits for patients at low risk of...
June 14, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Implantable Device Delivers Drugs Straight to the Heart
An international team of researchers, led by Harvard University, have developed a refillable, implantable device, which sits directly on the heart and can deliver drugs and other therapies to treat the aftereffects of a heart attack. The device, dubbed Therepi,...
June 14, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Intuitive Surgical Invests $15m Into Lung Cancer Startup
Intuitive Surgical has struck a deal with lung disease technology firm Broncus Medical. The multipart agreement includes a $15 million investment, technology development collaboration and a licensing deal. Broncus has built its business upon a portfolio of technology platforms that support the...
June 13, 2018
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