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January 16, 2017
Therapeutic continuous glucose monitors that help patients make treatment decisions have been classified by the CMS as durabl -More
January 16, 2017
Read the full statement from AdvaMed about the CMS coverage decision for therapeutic continuous glucose monitors.
January 16, 2017
An equity offering has brought in $7.9 million for Seattle-based OtoNexus Medical Technologies, bringing the company closer t -More
January 16, 2017
Virtual Phantoms' VirtualDoseCT software for organ radiation dose measurement will be integrated into Qaelum NV's Dose radiat -More
January 16, 2017
The FDA has given VisionCare an investigational device exemption to conduct a clinical trial of its implantable miniature tel -More
January 16, 2017
Carlsbad, Calif.-based Aurora Spine has obtained allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its patent application -More
January 16, 2017
The EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system and Advisor FL Circular Mapping Catheter Sensor Enabled have been launched by Abb -More
January 16, 2017
A discussion paper has been released by the FDA to provide insights on how it intends to develop regulations for laboratory-d -More
January 16, 2017
Waltham, Mass.-based Whale Imaging announced it received clearance from the FDA to market its G-Arm B6 Duo, the next-generati -More
January 16, 2017
Health Canada has granted FujiFilm VisualSonics clearance for its Vevo MD, an ultra-high-frequency clinical ultrasound system -More

Industry News

The Journal Gazette
From artificial joints to replacement heart valves, hospital beds to radiation therapies, the economic and human impact of medical technology innovation cannot be overstated. Medical technology companies that innovate quickly and at high levels of quality create and sustain well-paying jobs and, most importantly, save and improve the lives of patients. And that is why permanent repeal of the medical device tax must be a priority for the 115th Congress in 2017. The 2.3 percent excise tax on...
Houston Chronicle
Tax reform and health care reform are likely to be on the agendas of both the incoming Trump administration and the 115th Congress. Promoting medical innovation should be a national priority, as well. And that is why permanent repeal of the medical device tax must be a priority.
Salt Lake Tribune
In an undeniable victory for patients and medical innovation, last month Congress passed historic legislation known as the 21st Century Cures Act. When fully implemented, this legislation will help accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of medical advancements to ensure more timely access to new treatments and cures for patients in need. Passage of the legislation would not have been possible without support from both sides of the political aisle, including U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch....
Cape Cod Times
Eight years ago, at the age of 18, I reached my goal as a professional BMX athlete. I had won my first pro contest, I had ridden in the X-games for the first time, I was approaching my third year as a professional on the Dew Tour, and I felt as though I was on top of the world. And then my world turned upside down. I hit my head while riding one day and had to get an MRI, which revealed a benign, meningioma brain tumor that had invaded the left side of my brain. It was growing into my brain...
Washington Post
Inova Health System, the giant nonprofit hospital network serving Northern Virginia, is creating a new start-up incubator and investment program focusing on "personalized" medicine innovations. Executives say they plan to invest at least $100 million over the next three to five years making $2 million to $5 million bets on promising young companies with products that have gained some traction in the marketplace. "We want to create an environment that makes health sciences a new destination, a...