Archive for ◊ September, 2013 ◊

• Friday, September 27th, 2013

During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too much of a drug renowned for its safety: acetaminophen, one of the nation’s most popular pain relievers. Acetaminophen – the active ingredient in Tylenol – is considered safe when taken at recommended doses. Tens of millions of people use it weekly with […]

• Friday, September 27th, 2013

Ivera Medical Asserts New Patent Lawsuit Against Covidien SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – September 24, 2013) – Ivera Medical Corporation, headquartered in San Diego, CA, has filed a second suit against Covidien for patent infringement arising under the patent laws of the United States of America, 35 U.S.C. § 1, et seq. This new patent infringement […]

• Friday, September 27th, 2013

Bioness Appoints Todd Cushman as President & CEO VALENCIA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Bioness Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has named Todd Cushman as the company’s President and CEO in an effort to refine its strategy and reorganize the company’s core operations to better support its strategic growth opportunities. Cushman has been involved in […]

• Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Stryker announced a definitive agreement today to purchase MAKO Surgical Corp for $30 per share and an aggregate purchase price of $1.65 billion. “MAKO has established a compelling technology platform in robotic assisted surgery which we believe has considerable long-term potential in joint reconstruction,”Kevin A. Lobo, Stryker president and chief executive officer, stated in a company […]

• Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Cutting-edge research on computational modeling of public health emergencies and simulations of the potential response, brought together by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, is featured in a special issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The September/October special issue features nearly a dozen studies sparked by innovative collaborations among […]

• Thursday, September 26th, 2013

A patient sues medical device maker Teleflex after a piece of a dilator was left in his neck following throat surgery. MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A patient injured during throat surgery accused medical device maker Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) of liability in a personal injury suit after a piece of one of the company’s surgical devices broke off and […]

• Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Federal industry watchdogs accuse Imaging Diagnostic Systems and its lead executives of deliberately misleading investors after the company repeatedly missed FDA deadlines for its breast imaging system and failed to remit its payroll taxes. The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission this week accused medical device company Imaging Diagnostic Systems (OTCMKTS:IMDS) and its top executives of misleading investors […]

• Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Long-Term Clinical Trial Results Further Emphasize Safety and Added Benefits of Medtronic Proprietary Feature MINNEAPOLIS and ORLANDO – Sept. 23, 2013 – Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced clinical trial results showing that heart failure patients treated with its exclusive AdaptivCRT feature experienced a nearly 50 percent reduction in atrial fibrillation (AF) risk. Pioneered by […]

• Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Boston Scientific Concludes Enrollment In Randomized, Multicenter, Pivotal Study Of SYNERGY Coronary Stent System NATICK, Mass., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In a significant milestone toward obtaining additional key regulatory approvals for the SYNERGY Stent System, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has completed enrollment in the EVOLVE II randomized, controlled clinical trial. The EVOLVE II trial is […]

• Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– DFINE, Inc., a fast-growing market leader in the treatment of spinal diseases, today announced it has received CE Mark approval for the STAR Tumor Ablation System for treatment of painful metastatic spinal tumors. The company will launch the STAR System in Europe at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe […]