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Abbott Dives Into Catheter-Based Electrophysiology Through Acquisition

Abbott is to acquire Topera with its clever diagnostic catheter and mapping software that offers improved outcomes from cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Invibio Points to Advantages from New PEEK Trauma Plate Material…and Cost Savings

Trauma plates with 50x greater fatigue resistance compared to metal offer new treatment options and significant cost-saving potential for healthcare providers.

Integra Completes Acquisition of ENT Lines from Medtronic

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation has completed the acquisition of the MicroFrance and Xomed instrument lines from Medtronic.

FDA Allows InVivo to Broaden Inclusion Criteria and Add More Sites to Pilot Trial

The FDA has approved various changes to the protocol for InVivo’s ongoing IDE pilot trial for its acute spinal cord injury scaffold.

FDA Clears Dallen Medical’s Tensyn™ Band for AC/CC Joint Stabilization

Dallen Medical Inc., has gained U.S. FDA clearance for its Tensyn™ Band for acromioclavicular joint and coracoacromial ligament repair in shoulder separation.

Promise of Less Tissue Slippage with Ethicon’s New Echelon Flex™ GST Powered Stapler

Headline imageReducing tissue slippage is a desirable feature of any laparoscopic cutting device, delivering more consistent results and potentially fewer firings.

Covidien’s Next Generation SuperDimension™ Speeds Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Covidien's updated software features a more intuitive interface that helps reduce planning time and enhances airway visualization.

FDA Approval for St. Jude’s TactiCath Quartz Contact Force Ablation Catheter for AF

Headline imageTactiCath Quartz contact-force technology provides physicians with more control of contact force during ablation procedures in order to create more effective lesions in paroxysmal AF treatment.

FDA Clearance of ReFlow Medical Wingman35 Crossing Catheter

Headline imageReFlow Medical, Inc. has gained FDA clearance for its Wingman35 Crossing Catheter for use in the peripheral vasculature as well as the first U.S. clinical cases with the device.

New Look “Zimmer Biomet” Unveils Post Merger Team

Zimmer Holdings, Inc., is offering us an advance preview of its future executive leadership team and organizational structure of what is to be called Zimmer Biomet.

FDA Nod is Validation of MGuard Prime EPS Manufacturing Changes, Says InspireMD

The FDA has approved manufacturing process changes to InspireMD's MGuard Prime EPS that were proposed in response to April Voluntary Field Action

Creganna-Tactx Medical to Acquire Precision Wire Components

More consolidation in the medtech sector, this time in the outsourced manufacturing business, with Creganna-Tactx Medical bolting on medical wire processor Precision Wire Components to its offering.

New Study Says Non-Invasive Open Ventilation System Improves COPD Patient Health

Headline imageuse of a portable non-invasive open ventilation system resulted in clinically significant improvements in dyspnea scale and the COPD Assessment.

Wright Medical and Tornier Merge and Choose Netherlands HQ

Wright Medical Group, Inc., and Tornier N.V. are to merge in an all stock transaction with a combined equity value of approximately $3.3 billion.

Improved Accuracy in Managing Pancreatic Cysts

Study results show that PathFinderTG is the most accurate, clinically validated test available for determining risk of malignancy in pancreatic cysts.

Parachute® Heart Failure Device Sees China Study Commence

Headline imageDevice company CardioKinetix is looking east with the announcement of the first enrollments in PARACHUTE China, a multi-center trial.