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January 7, 2013News for medical technology professionals

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  • Delphinus pursues FDA OK for breast cancer device
    Delphinus Medical Technologies has submitted an application with the FDA for its SoftVue system, a 3D imaging device that could provide doctors with a safer and more precise alternative to mammograms in diagnosing breast cancer. CEO William Greenway said he hopes the company will get an FDA OK to begin marketing the device during the first half of 2013. Detroit Free Press (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business & Market Trends 
  • Lifecodes to become part of Immucor
    Hologic has entered a deal to sell its subsidiary Lifecodes to Immucor for $85 million. Lifecodes is a provider of molecular and antibody-based assays for businesses specializing in transplant diagnostics, specialty coagulation and transfusion medicine. The deal is expected to be finalized in the second fiscal quarter. AuntMinnie.com (free registration) (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ceterix Orthopaedics obtains $19.5M in funding round
    A round of financing from five investors has pulled in $19.5 million for Ceterix Orthopaedics, which hopes to obtain an additional $1.10 million. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based startup is the maker of a suturing device that helps doctors stitch challenging anatomical areas while avoiding surrounding tissue, cartilage or nerves. MedCityNews.com (1/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  International Developments 
  • New medical device vigilance guidelines take effect in Egypt
    The Egyptian Drug Authority has finalized guidelines governing its medical device vigilance program, which details responsibilities for the agency's Medical Device Safety Department, device users and manufacturers. The guidance took effect on Jan. 1 and includes changes to a draft version released in 2011, including a new section on in vitro diagnostics. Clinica (subscription required) (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Science & Health 
  • Partnership aims to improve prenatal diagnostics
    Baylor College of Medicine will work with Chinese firm Berry Genomics to enhance the way prenatal genetic testing is performed. The partnership will allow BCM to combine its gene-chip microarray tools, which are used to analyze chromosome structure, with Berry Genomics' systems for assessing fetal DNA derived from maternal plasma. GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration) (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Technologies 
  • Soft Tissue's device to repair rotator cuff wins FDA nod
    Soft Tissue Regeneration has been cleared by the FDA to market a biodegradable scaffold for patients in need of rotator cuff repair and soft tissue augmentation. The STR Graft, set to be commercially available in 2014, is intended to reduce pain, minimize surgical failure and expedite patient recovery time. Healio (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government & Regulatory 
  • Minn. group aims to reverse changes to 510(k) process
    The Minnesota Medical Device Alliance has filed a petition asking the FDA to discontinue certain definitions and administrative measures that the group says unlawfully alter the 510(k) clearance process. The petition cites practices adopted by the FDA since 2009, including wrongly applying "assurance case" and risk mitigation principles to 510(k) criteria. MedCityNews.com (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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