Archive for ◊ January, 2011 ◊

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• Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

ALBANY, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO – News) today announced the receipt of a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding certain aspects of the Company’s marketing program for its NanoKnife System. The NanoKnife System continues to be commercially available in the United States under its 510(k) clearance for the surgical ablation […]

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• Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Exagen Diagnostics, Inc., a specialty diagnostics laboratory that discovers, develops and markets proprietary tests, announced today the completion of the company’s office expansion at the University of New Mexico Science and Technology Park. The expansion, which includes new space for both offices and a laboratory, allows Exagen to accommodate growing test volume […]

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• Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi), an orthopedics company focused exclusively on serving patients and their physicians with technologies and treatments for joint repair (arthroplasty) and trauma reconstruction around the small bones & joints of the thumb, fingers, hand, wrist, elbow, toes and foot & ankle announced that it has received 510(k) pre-market […]

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• Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

SUNRISE, Fla., Jan. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bioheart, Inc. (OTCBB:BHRT – News) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with AnC Bio Holdings, Inc., a South Korean biomedical company, and one of its U.S. agents for a $4 million equity investment. Bioheart has designated proceeds from the investment to advance the current […]

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• Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. is bringing its NexGen LPS-Flex knee with Prolong Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene (XLPE) to the U.S. The company, in a January 13 press release, says combining prolong polyethylene with its LPS-Flex knee provides a “revolutionary anteriorly positioned pivot near the entry point of the anterior cruciate ligament, replicating the anatomic center of knee […]

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• Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

It was a difficult year in 2010 for giant drug provider Johnson & Johnson. After facing several class action law suits over recalled children’s medications, the problems continue this week as an announcement has been made public of a recall of commonly used OTC drugs, after a problem with quality control in their McNeil manufacturing […]

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• Friday, January 14th, 2011

The bone and tissue regeneration team at curasan Inc., the North American subsidiary of curasan AG, Germany, has penned an exclusive supply agreement with Michigan-based TransCorp Spine, Inc. The agreement pertains to Cerasorb Ortho block forms used to repair vertebral bone channels created during surgeries to decompress neural tissue in the spine. These block forms […]

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• Friday, January 14th, 2011

GENEVA & FORCHHEIM, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Endosense, a Swiss medical technology company, and Siemens Healthcare, one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry, have agreed to commence a joint development project intended to integrate the contact-force data provided by Endosense’s TactiCath® force-sensing ablation catheter with Siemens’ electrophysiology solutions. The goal of the effort is […]

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• Friday, January 14th, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ – News), a global medical device company, today announced the launch of its ViewMate™ Z Intracardiac Ultrasound System and ViewFlex™ Plus Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) Catheter. The ViewMate Z System is designed for real-time image guidance and visualization of the cardiac anatomy. The system is able to […]

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• Friday, January 14th, 2011

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. CEO says his company may be reaching into its deep pockets for acquisitions. Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE:EW) CEO Michael Mussallem said his company is on the lookout for acquisitions. Mussallem said his company, the largest manufacturer of heart valves, could reach into its deep coffers to purchase smaller heart-device makers this year. […]