Archive for ◊ March, 2010 ◊

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• Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Boston Scientific Inc.’s shares fell after the Food and Drug Administration said it has not completed a review of paperwork the Natick company filed after recalling its cardiac defibrillator devices. The FDA expects to complete its review within 30 days, a spokeswoman said. Boston Scientific announced March 15 that it had stopped sales of implantable […]

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• Thursday, March 25th, 2010

3/25/2010 ATLANTA, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — CryoLife, Inc. , an implantable biological medical device and cardiovascular tissue processing company, announced today that it has withdrawn its $2.00 per share proposal to acquire Medafor, Inc. CryoLife previously notified the Medafor board of its intention to withdraw its offer in five business days. Based on the limited […]

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• Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Amedica Corporation has been granted a U.S. patent for its ceramic-on-ceramic bearings for articulating joints used for total joint replacement and spinal disc applications. The company uses a proprietary silicon nitride ceramic technology to develop and commercialize implants for the orthopedic market. It has brought to market various spinal implant products, while products under development […]

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• Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Following the recent publications (1,2,3) highlighting potential dangers of ionising radiation resulting from imaging testing, the ESC experts feel that it is important to voice support of the technology. “We want to reassure the public that for individual patients the benefits of receiving an accurate diagnosis are likely to far outweigh the small potential risks […]

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• Thursday, March 25th, 2010

3/25/2010 BOTHELL, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO – News), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, and UltraLinq Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a leader in web-based ultrasound and image study management, today announced a new distribution agreement. This partnership provides SonoSite with the exclusive right to market the UltraLinq service within Emergency Medicine […]

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• Thursday, March 25th, 2010

In another key step to further states’ role in developing a robust U.S. health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that North Carolina’s Medicaid program will receive federal matching funds for state planning activities necessary to implement the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program established by the American Recovery […]

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• Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation by a voice vote on Wednesday that would delay a planned 21% cut in Medicare physician payments until April 30. The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate for further consideration. H.R. 4851, the Continuing Extension Act of 2010, extends an increase in unemployment benefits to May […]

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• Thursday, March 25th, 2010

At an unprecedented meeting, 16 members of the FDA Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel reassessed the safety and efficacy data for a 510(k)-cleared collagen meniscus implant indicated to reinforce and repair medial meniscus soft tissue injuries. The device in question, the Collagen Scaffold (CS) manufactured by ReGen Biologics Inc. (Hackensack, N.J.) was cleared for marketing in December 2008 […]

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• Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

3/24/2010 PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 24 /PRNewswire/ — Custom Spine announced today that it has received FDA clearance to market PATHWAY ACIF, an anterior cervical interbody spacer. This cervical interbody device compliments the company’s low-profile anterior cervical plate system, Regent ACP, which was released this past November. PATHWAY ACIF, with its large footprint, was designed to […]

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• Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

3/23/2010 TEMPE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kinetic Muscles Inc. (“KMI”) (www.kineticmuscles.com), a leading developer of stroke therapy technology, today announced a strategic distribution agreement with Mobility Research (“Mobility”), also of Tempe, that will allow Mobility to market KMI’s products in specific international markets. KMI manufactures the innovative Hand Mentor™ and Foot Mentor™ stroke therapy devices. Mobility is a […]

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