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Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

VA looks to launch largest US medical implant registry

June 11, 2018

Via: Mass Device

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to launch the largest medical device implant tracking registry in the US with collaborative help from the FDA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Defense, according to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

Trump tariffs leave medical device companies in the dark

May 31, 2018

Via: Mass Device

U.S. medical device industry representatives, for now, appear to be taking a wait and see approach as President Donald Trump’s administration wrangles over trade policy and threatens tariffs against China. The status of China tariffs on medical devices is unknown […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

FDA takes cautious approach to new regulations for OEM and third-party device servicers

May 29, 2018

Via: Mass Device

The US Food and Drug Administration has cited insufficient evidence regarding public health concerns to warrant new regulatory requirements for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and third-party servicers of medical devices, but will take less formal steps to ensure safety and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Valeritas touts new data for insulin delivery device

May 18, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Valeritas (NSDQ:VLRX) touted data today from two new studies of its V-Go wearable insulin delivery device in patients with Type II diabetes. In one three-month evaluation of 60 people with Type II diabetes, researchers assessed if using V-Go could improve […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Inovio Pharma shares fall on Q1 miss

May 10, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Shares in Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:INO) have fallen today after the biotech company missed expectations on Wall Street with its first quarter earnings results. The Plymouth Meeting, Penn.-based company posted losses of $32.4 million, or 36¢ per share, on sales of […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Manufacturing delays lead to Epipen shortage in U.S.

May 9, 2018

Via: Mass Device

At least 400 people across the U.S. have had trouble getting their hands on an Epipen in recent weeks, according to a survey from the advocacy group Food Allergy Research & Education. Mylan (NSDQ:MYL), which makes the emergency allergy auto-injector, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

Tinker, tailor, robot maker: In China, trade war threat casts long shadow

May 4, 2018

Via: Reuters

Those plans are now under threat. The robots, which help develop cell cultures used in stem cell therapies, are on a sprawling list of products threatened with steep U.S. tariffs amid a simmering trade stand-off between Washington and Beijing. The […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

GE Healthcare’s sales, profits up in Q1

April 20, 2018

Via: Mass Device

GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) posted gains to its top and bottom lines during the first quarter, as its corporate parent topped Wall Street’s earnings forecast despite lower-than-expected sales. Little Chalfont, U.K.-based GE Healthcare posted profits of $735 million for the three […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

CVS Health launches drug-pricing tool for pharmacies

April 12, 2018

Via: Mass Device

CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) announced this week that it plans to launch a program to help consumers compare drug prices at the pharmacy counter. The company’s Rx Savings Finder program is designed to enable pharmacists to evaluate individual prescriptions and find […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medtronic wins CE Mark for Visualase brain surgery device

April 10, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Visualase brain surgery device. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said the MRI-guided Visualase system uses a small-diameter probe to deliver laser energy to ablate soft tissue […]