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March 15, 2013News for medical technology professionals

  Top Story 
  • VertiFlex sells noncore spinal technology to Stryker
    Certain noncore spinal technology from VertiFlex will be acquired by Stryker for undisclosed terms. Proceeds from the sale will go toward the development of VertiFlex's platform for spinal stenosis therapies, the Clemente, Calif.-based company said in a release. (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Business & Market Trends 
  • Calif. diabetes monitoring device firm hopes to raise $1.7M
    Epinex Diagnostics is seeking to obtain as much as $1.7 million in a private placement after receiving $318,000 from investors. The Tustin, Calif.-based company is working on a glycated albumin-based test that can be used to monitor glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients over an intermediate period. (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  International Developments 
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Science & Health 
How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

  Emerging Technologies 
  • Siemens introduces fully digital 2-in-1 imaging device
    The Luminos Fusion system, which combines full digital radiography and fluoroscopy into a single unit, has been launched by Siemens. The technology, which comes with flat panel detectors and other features, is designed to provide a more affordable alternative to existing devices, and the two-in-one system can be used at greater capacity and prevent idle time. (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Government & Regulatory 
  • CEO of Merit Medical weighs in on first-to-file patent scheme: The first-to-file patent program scheduled to take effect this week represents another obstacle for medtech firms to obtain regulatory clearance in the U.S., Merit Medical CEO Fred Lampropoulos said. "It’s one of the reasons why Europe is becoming more attractive to us, because we think that it’s a more favorable environment for business," he said. Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry/DeviceTalk (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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