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December 7, 2012News for medical technology professionals

  Top Story 
  • Iridex lands 510(k) clearance for laser delivery device
    The FDA has cleared Iridex to market its TxCell system for laser delivery. The technology, which allows for the laser to be administered in a multi-spot scanning fashion, is intended to cut the time it takes for doctors to perform various laser photocoagulation procedures. (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business & Market Trends 
  • Medtech sector drew $434M in VC funding in Q3, report says
    A report from the National Venture Capital Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers finds the medtech sector secured $434 million in venture capital financing from 65 deals during the third quarter of this year, which is said to be "the lowest dollar level since 2004." The decline is driven in large part by the impending medical device tax, a Cook Medical executive said. Fox Business (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lighthouse to supply hospital GPO with endoscopic testers
    Lighthouse Imaging has secured a contract to supply Novation, a hospital group purchasing organization, with its EndoBench devices for endoscopic testing. The systems, which enable hospitals to measure endoscope optical quality quantitatively, are designed to promote patient safety and proper repair before and after the procedure. (Boston) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CEO of Johnson & Johnson adds chairman title
    Alex Gorsky, who took over as CEO of Johnson & Johnson in April, will take on the additional title of board chairman and assume more leadership responsibilities effective Dec. 28. Gorsky replaces Bill Weldon, who intends to retire in the first quarter of 2013. Drug Store News (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Developments 
  • Canadian facility adopts Elekta's cancer device
    The Agility 160-leaf collimator from Elekta has been deployed at Centre Intégré de Cancérologie de Laval in Montreal. The device, which features the company's variable radiation dose rate system and Integrity digital control technology for volumetric-modulated arc treatment, recently has been cleared for sale in Canada. (free registration) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Science & Health 
  • Jaipur Foot developers working on prosthetic hand
    The Indian organization that developed the below-knee Jaipur prosthetic foot is working with Stanford University to create a prosthetic hand that may cost about $20. The device should be available within the next few months, according to developers. Moneylife (India) (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government & Regulatory 
AdvaMed News 
  • Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Submissions Workshop
    Wednesday, Feb. 27
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    MTLI offers this one-day interactive workshop to lead attendees through the regulatory and practical guidelines governing when an IDE is required, how to compile an effective IDE application, the rules governing clinical studies and human subject protection, Institutional Review Boards, types of pre-IDE meetings and communications, early/expanded access, foreign studies and export, and reimbursement for investigational devices. Visit MTLI online for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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