Spectranetics Announces FDA Clearance of Turbo-Power(TM) Laser Atherectomy Catheter


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Spectranetics Corporation (SPNC) today announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its peripheral atherectomy product, the Turbo-Power(TM) Laser Atherectomy Catheter, for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR). Laser atherectomy is driving a new standard of care for in-stent restenosis treatment…

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Boston Scientific To Acquire Interventional Radiology Business Of CeloNova Biosciences

Boston Scientific

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the interventional radiology portfolio of CeloNova Biosciences, a San Antonio-based developer of endovascular and interventional cardiology technologies. The structured agreement includes drug-eluting microspheres designed to be loaded with chemotherapy drugs for delivery to cancerous tumors, and…

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Measure Blood Flow Through Skin Sensor

Skin Sensor

The Rogers Research Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have expanded on their flexible skin sensor technology to measure blood flow in vessels 1 to 2 millimeters under the skin. Current methods to measure blood flow in a clinical setting rely on optical imaging techniques that require patients to remain still for the…

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Sherwin-Williams Launches Breakthrough Paint With the Power to Kill Bacteria


Sherwin-Williams announces the launch of Paint Shield™, the first EPA-registered microbicidal paint that continuously kills these difficult-to-treat, infection-causing bacteria after two hours of exposure on painted surfaces. By killing these infectious bacteria on painted surfaces, Paint Shield offers customers an important new tool to help prevent the spread of bacteria that can cause hospital-acquired infections…

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Smith & Nephew Shrugs Off Buyout Talk With 275M Blue Belt Technologies Acquisition

Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew, British-based orthopedics giant, has expanded its foothold in the surgical robotics market with the $275 million acquisition of U.S.-based Blue Belt Technologies and its Navio robotics system. By combining its next-generation products with robotic technology, Smith & Nephew hopes to expand its market share and explore new surgical indications — all under…

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Medtronic Buys Lazarus Effect For 100 Million


Medtronic is acquiring private-held Lazarus Effect, developer of a mesh cover for stent retrievers of blood clots, for $100 million in cash. As part of the deal, Medtronic obtains the Lazarus Cover device, which will serve as an adjunct to Medtronic’s Solitaire stent retriever device, used to remove clots from acute ischemic stroke patients. A…

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Risk Management: A Total Product Life-cycle Process [Infographic]

Risk Management

Risk Management is a total product life-cycle process. It’s not something you only do at the beginning or the end. As long as you produce a medical device, you must remember to plan for Risk Management. Unfortunately, risk management efforts have a tendency to trail off and be forgotten once a product is launched. Don’t…

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Osiris Therapeutics Adds TruSkin™ to it’s Wound Care Portfolio

Osiris Therapeutics

COLUMBIA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIR), the leading cellular regenerative medicine company focused on developing and marketing products to treat conditions in wound care, orthopaedics and sports medicine, announced today the launch of TruSkin™, a cryopreserved, living skin allograft. TruSkin has been developed to provide healthcare professionals a new option for treating large, chronic wounds…

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Software Companies Jump Through Hoops for FDA Classification


Broadly defined, software as a medical device is any application used by providers to make clinical decisions. An increasing number of applications are now officially designated as FDA-regulated devices. Is it worth it to pursue this classification for your own software? If your objective is to make it an indispensable tool in the healthcare and…

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Tiny, Tattoo-Like Wearables Could Monitor Your Health


Patients in hospitals, elderly folks and people with heart problems might soon be wearing temporary tattoos instead of heart rate monitors or pulse oximeters. Professor Nanshu Lu and a team at the University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have come up with a way to quickly print cheap, wearable biosensors. When the researchers were…

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