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November 2, 2012News for medical technology professionals

  Top Story 
 
Lobo: Orthopedics Still Seen as the Backbone of Stryker
Cleveland - In what has been billed as his first public speaking engagement at a conference since he became President/CEO of Stryker (Kalamazoo, Michigan), Kevin Lobo took center stage during Cleveland Clinic's 2012 Medical Innovation Summit to give an outlook on the orthopedics space and the company he now leads. Find out the details.

  Business & Market Trends 
  • Calif. glucose monitoring device maker obtains $5 million
    A financing round has pulled in $5 million for OptiScan Biomedical. The Hayward, Calif.-based company makes the OptiScanner, an automated device used to measure glucose levels in ICU patients and generate readings every 15 minutes. The device, which already has CE mark approval in Europe, is not yet marketed in the U.S. MedCityNews.com (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ConforMIS' facility expansion would add about 100 jobs in Mass.
    ConforMIS, maker of the iTotal G2 knee implant, has transferred its headquarters from Burlington to Bedford, Mass. The company said it will keep the Burlington site as a production facility, bringing its total available operational space to more than 120,000 square feet. The firm also plans to add more than 100 workers within 12 to 18 months. The Sun (Lowell, Mass.) (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Developments 
  Science & Health 
  • New prosthetic foot uses actuator to mimic human ankle
    Researchers at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium have created the Ankle Mimicking Prosthetic Foot, which uses an actuator to store energy in its spring, allowing it to mimic the movement of a human ankle. There are other prostheses that also use an actuated ankle, but the AMP-Foot 2.0 uses a motor that runs off of only 30 to 60W and weighs about the same as a healthy foot, while allowing amputees who weigh up to 165 pounds to replicate 100% push-off while walking on flat ground. Gizmag (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Technologies 
  • Agfa prepares to launch advanced digital radiography system
    Agfa HealthCare has developed a radiography system targeted at hospitals, physician practices and imaging facilities that are planning digital X-ray technology upgrades or replacements. The DX-D 400 DR system, which the company aims to launch at an upcoming meeting in Chicago, is floor-mounted and can be configured to suit specific budgets or workflow requirements. AuntMinnie.com (free registration) (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
  • FDA issues guidance on 510(k) goals for FY 2013 to 2017
    The FDA has released guidance outlining its performance objectives and time frames for the 510(k) clearance process for medical devices in fiscal years 2013 to 2017. The goals, meant to address concerns that the 510(k) process has lagged or become too complex, include shrinking the average time for clearance decisions from 150 days in FY 2012 to 124 days in FY 2017. MassDevice.com (Boston) (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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