Archive for the Category ◊ Medical Device News ◊

• Saturday, July 16th, 2016

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• Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

(Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. representatives met with Mexican regulators this month ahead of the debut of its smartwatches, indicating that the iPhone maker is stepping up efforts to make the new product available internationally. Five executives from Apple, which hasn’t outlined its plans for an international rollout of the Apple Watch, met with Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications […]

• Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Faced with uncertain funding and ever-increasing costs, laboratories and hospitals are more prudent than ever regarding the equipment they purchase. As such, marketing and sales professionals in the scientific instrument and medical device markets must clearly communicate their product differentiation and value at every touch point. From a marketer’s standpoint, this means there is a […]

• Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

The recent and successful human implantation of a 3D-printed vertebra at Peking University in China captured the public’s imagination. I read the news (and its quick spread) as evidence that medical devices are, dare I say, cool again. I’ve never seen a flood of interest as we have enjoyed recently. This is a great thing; I love […]

• Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Elizabeth Holmes, the 30-year-old CEO of the secretive blood-testing firm Theranos, is seemingly everywhere. A recent New Yorker article was likely the longest profile of her to date. She was featured at the 2014 TEDMED event and interviewed by TechCrunch (see video below) and Wired. And Forbes included Holmes, who is said to be worth $4.5 billion, in several […]

• Friday, July 25th, 2014

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is looking to significantly boost its reach in China, country with “the world’s biggest diabetes epidemic,” according to a local report. Medtronic diabetes group president and executive vice president Hooman Hakami told ShanghaiDaily.com that he estimates China will one day account for 20% of the company’s global diabetes revenues, up […]

• Friday, July 25th, 2014

Millstone Medical Outsourcing will add 50 employees and 40,000 square feet in an expansion of its Fall River headquarters. The expansion will double production capacity at the medical device sterilization and packaging plant, and will significantly add to the company’s existing 300 employees. “We are thrilled about this expansion,” said Brad Schwarz, chief operating officer […]

• Monday, March 10th, 2014

Baxter Initiates U.S. Voluntary Recall of One Lot of Peritoneal Dialysis Solution Due to Container-Closure Non-Integrity March 5, 2014 – DEERFIELD, Ill.,– Baxter International Inc. announced today it has initiated a voluntary recall in the United States of a single lot of DIANEAL PD-2 Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 1.5% Dextrose 6000mL (Ambu-Flex II) to the […]

• Friday, February 14th, 2014

A deal by Medtronic Inc. to jettison an anti-snoring product to a Dallas clinic will return the manufacturing of the technology to Minnesota, where it was developed by the former Restore Medical. Fridley-based Medtronic quietly sold off its Pillar Palatal procedure — a minimally invasive treatment that uses polyester implants embedded in a patient’s palate to stop […]

• Tuesday, February 04th, 2014

A lineup of medical device entrepreneurs are working with doctors in UCSF’s Department of Surgery and bioengineering graduate students to honor a longtime colleague by shaping life-saving products from fresh ideas. The Rosenman Institute, a new organization set up under the umbrella of the University of California’s QB3 institute, launched this month with some 20 […]