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NVCA says change or repeal of device tax is likely - FierceMedicalDevices

NVCA says change or repeal of device tax is likely - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
The medical device industry tax and the Independent Payment Advisory Board--both major elements of the Affordable Care Act--stand a good shot at repeal in the coming months, according to a National Venture Capital Association analysis.
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Study: Drug-eluting stents can aid patients in their 80s - FierceMedicalDevices

Study: Drug-eluting stents can aid patients in their 80s - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Patients in their 80s can benefit from drug-eluting stents, according to results from a major new study that otherwise missed its primary end points, theheart.org reports.
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NYT: Critics blast carotid stent overuse - FierceMedicalDevices

NYT: Critics blast carotid stent overuse - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Critics are slamming carotid stents once again. A New York Times blog reports that experts are blasting their overuse by patients who don't show any stroke symptoms.
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Analysts: Device market growth will outpace pharma by 2018 - FierceMedicalDevices

Analysts: Device market growth will outpace pharma by 2018 - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
The global medical device market will reach $440 billion by 2018, growing at about 4.4% per year, according to a new report from EvaluatePharma.
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A giant step forward for dissolvable medical devices - FierceMedicalDevices

A giant step forward for dissolvable medical devices - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
An international team of scientists successfully created electronic components that dissolve in the body, a crucial building block for dissolvable medical devices.
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National Republicans blast Democrats over device tax - FierceMedicalDevices

National Republicans blast Democrats over device tax - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
While watchers of the medical device industry need no introduction to the 2.3% excise tax tied to the Affordable Care Act, the National Republican Congressional Committee spotlighting the law in an attack on House Democrats.
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At least all-metal hip implants haven't caused cancer (yet) - FierceMedicalDevices

At least all-metal hip implants haven't caused cancer (yet) - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Metal-on-metal hip implants are being blamed for a host of health and mechanical problems.
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Body Heat, Fermentation Drive New Drug-Delivery \'Micropump\'

Body Heat, Fermentation Drive New Drug-Delivery \'Micropump\' | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Researchers have created a new type of miniature pump activated by body heat that could be used in drug-delivery patches powered by fermentation.The micropump contains Baker's yeast and...
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Deficit standoff risks harming FDA user fee deal - FierceMedicalDevices

Deficit standoff risks harming FDA user fee deal - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
The looming deficit reduction quagmire risks undoing the $6.4 billion FDA user fee agreement for medical device and drug companies, barely two months after President Obama signed it into law.
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Analysts: Medical device M&A will heat up in 2013 - FierceMedicalDevices

Analysts: Medical device M&A will heat up in 2013 - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Between the impending device tax and a sluggish economy, the table is set for an M&A boom in the medical device space in 2013, Reuters reports.
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Potential New Type Of Diagnostic Imaging Technology Using Collagen-Seeking Synthetic Protein Could Lead Doctors To Tumor Locations

Potential New Type Of Diagnostic Imaging Technology Using Collagen-Seeking Synthetic Protein Could Lead Doctors To Tumor Locations | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Johns Hopkins researchers have created a synthetic protein that, when activated by ultraviolet light, can guide doctors to places within the body where cancer, arthritis and other serious medical...
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Startups eager to get mobile medical devices to market - FierceMobileHealthcare

Startups eager to get mobile medical devices to market - FierceMobileHealthcare | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Startups ventures bullish on the potential of mobile medical devices are flooding the test market with innovations that redefine the concept of home healthcare.
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Coming Next: Doctors Prescribing Apps to Patients

Coming Next: Doctors Prescribing Apps to Patients | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Apps that can assess data like blood glucose levels, diet and drug regimen — and can be reimbursed by insurance — will soon be prescribed by doctors to help treat patients.
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Sandy reveals vulnerability, benefits of mobile devices - FierceMobileHealthcare

Sandy reveals vulnerability, benefits of mobile devices - FierceMobileHealthcare | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, blackout-stricken parts of the East Coast have learned the hard lesson that cellphone service in a natural disaster is vulnerable to power outages, as reported by the New York Times.
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Malware strikes hospital devices - FierceMedicalDevices

Malware strikes hospital devices - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Computer viruses are increasingly causing patient monitoring equipment and other hospital software systems to at least temporarily shut down, the MIT Technology Review reports.
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FDA approves aortic-repair stent grafts - FierceMedicalDevices

FDA approves aortic-repair stent grafts - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
The FDA has granted pre-market approval for two stent grafts, made by Bolton Medical and TriVascular, designed to repair aneurysms in the aorta without resorting to invasive surgery.
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Citing hacking risk, lawmakers urge FDA to beef up device security - FierceMedicalDevices

Citing hacking risk, lawmakers urge FDA to beef up device security - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
The chorus of concern over the hackability of life-saving medical devices now includes three House Democrats who asking the FDA to strengthen its pre-market oversight of devices' software security.
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Analysts: Devicemakers need to adapt to new economic reality - FierceMedicalDevices

Analysts: Devicemakers need to adapt to new economic reality - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Despite cutting-edge developments and an aging population, regulatory uncertainty and the push for lower healthcare costs will allow for only modest growth in the medical device sector, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
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Migraine Sufferers Benefit From Handheld Magnetic Device

Migraine Sufferers Benefit From Handheld Magnetic Device | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
A handheld magnetic device may be a way for migraine sufferers to take treatment into their own hands.
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FDA approves imaging agent to detect prostate cancer | pharmaphorum

FDA approves imaging agent to detect prostate cancer | pharmaphorum | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
This is a pharma news story about the FDA’s approval of a PET imaging agent, Choline C 11 Injection, manufactured by Mayo Clinic to detect prostate cancer.
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Wearable Robots That Can Help People Walk Again

Wearable Robots That Can Help People Walk Again | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Several companies and research labs are working on wearable robots to help disabled people walk or to make the human body superhuman.
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FDA unveils plan for device surveillance - FierceMedicalDevices

FDA unveils plan for device surveillance - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
The FDA wants industry feedback on a host of new post-market surveillance initiatives, designed to better track, analyze and report the performance of medical devices.
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Stanford produces pin-sized, wirelessly-powered cardiac implant - FierceMedicalDevices

Stanford produces pin-sized, wirelessly-powered cardiac implant - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
The future of implantable cardiac pacemakers could come down to a newly developed device powered wirelessly that is about the size of a pin. You can credit Stanford University researchers for coming up with the next-generation technology.
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Researchers to develop wireless sensors to measure blood loss - FierceMobileHealthcare

Researchers to develop wireless sensors to measure blood loss - FierceMobileHealthcare | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical School this fall will start a three-year, $1.9 million project paid for by the U.S.
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Indiana officials say device tax will hamstring state industry - FierceMedicalDevices

Indiana officials say device tax will hamstring state industry - FierceMedicalDevices | Medical Device Info. | Scoop.it
Indiana, home to devicemakers like Cook Medical and Zimmer, stands to lose big when the 2.3% medical device tax rolls around in January, state officials say.
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