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  • Two recent scientific advances underscore an encouraging future for precision medicine at FDA

    By: Janet Woodcock, M.D. FDA helps bring precision medicine – in the form of targeted therapies — to people living with diseases that have specific genetic features. Two recent FDA drug approvals point to an encouraging future for “precision medicine” — an approach for disease treatment that tailors medical therapies, including medications, to the needs […]

  • New Multi-Tier Locking C13 IEC Power Outlet

    MEGA Electronics announced the launch of its latest product, the space-saving C-13 multi-tier outlets. Made from nylon LSZH, these outlets feature a locking mechanism designed to maintain uptime and protect against accidental disconnections. This outlet is an ideal solution for data centers. Each outlet comes with an independent-release locking mechanism and an easy-to-access button to […]

  • How Bigfoot Biomedical wants to disrupt diabetes care

    Bigfoot Biomedical is a highly competitive player in medtech’s race to develop an artificial pancreas. The 50-person company has made rapid progress towards developing a smart, automated insulin delivery system since its beginnings in 2014. Just yesterday Bigfoot announced that it is partnering with Abbott, bringing together Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring tech and Bigfoot’s insulin […]

  • Medtech stories we missed this week: July 14, 2017

    From Novarad touting its VR-surgical guidance system to Zynex paying off its $2.2M loan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Stimwave announces first patient in Brazil Stimwave announced in a July 5 press release that its first patients in Brazil have received Stimwave’s wireless pain relief […]

  • These antique surgical kits will make you glad you live today

    Right about now, Indiana Jones is exclaiming: “They belong in a museum!” RR Auction house recently auctioned off amputation kits that it claims were owned by the founder of Harvard Medical School. The two kits, plus two other post Revolution-Era items sold for $104,000, CNN reports. Two kits were owned and used by Continental Army surgeon […]

  • FDA recognizes UL 2900 cybersecurity standards

    By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group A set of standards published by UL to address medical device cybersecurity issues will soon be adopted by the US Food and Drug Administration to help manufacturers support security assurance claims. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the […]

  • RJG Technologies gets PAA VQSET recognition and ISO certification

    RJG Technologies has announced that it has received ISO 9001:2015 certification and PAAVQ-SET center recognition. The PAAVQ-SET center recognition allows RJG to enroll people in the level 3 diploma for polymer processing operations that is part of its apprenticeship. “This center recognition will enable RJG to manage the enrollment of apprentices for the qualification that […]

  • Zeus touts extremely thin-walled extrusions

    Zeus Industrial Products announced that it has launched its new PTFE Sub-Lite-Wall Streamliner extrusion series. The Sub-Lite-Wall adds to Zeus’ line of extremely thin-walled extrusions and represents the latest breakthrough in the company’s catheter line. The product line further advances the company’s catheter design that improves patient care and clinical outcomes. Zeus’ Sub-Lite-Wall StreamLiner XT […]

  • Researchers develop metal-free contrast agent

    Researchers at MIT and the University of Nebraska have developed a contrast agent that is metal-free, which could make it safer for certain individuals, according to a new report. The groups said they have created a metal-free contrast agent which could be safer for high-risk groups, as the fluid uses organic molecules called nitroxides, according […]

  • 6 life sciences project management trends you need to know

    By Dr. Justin Kelleher, PMO Consultant for Cora Systems This is an era of profound change with technology driving the agenda in previously unthinkable ways for the medical device industry.   The boundaries between different forms of life science and healthcare solutions are becoming more blurred – the landscape is changing in ways unimaginable only […]

  • Who could replace Zimmer Biomet’s CEO?

    Zimmer Biomet surprised this week with the announcement that CEO David Dvorak is immediately stepping down. So who will replace him? For now, the orthopedic device giant’s SVP and CFO Dan Florin will serve as interim CEO while the company’s board searches for a new permanent CEO. It is unclear whether Florin – who was VP and […]

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