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March 15, 2013News for medical technology professionals

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  • 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
  International Developments 
  Science & Health 
  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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  • 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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