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January 29, 2013News for medical technology professionals

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  • EU approves lower-profile components of Gore's stent-graft
    European regulators have granted W.L. Gore & Associates CE mark approval to market lower-profile components of its Gore Excluder AAA endoprosthesis, which is used to treat patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. The approval applies to a 32-millimeter aortic extender and an ipsilateral leg that measures 31 millimeters in diameter. (Boston) (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Toshiba Medical eyes growth in Turkey with stock deal
    Toshiba Medical Systems has agreed to purchase a majority stake in TMST Tibbi Sistemler Pazarlama Ticaret ve Servis, its distributor in Turkey, in a deal set to be finalized in March. The deal is reflective of recent moves by medtech firms increasingly looking at markets other than Brazil, Russia, India and China for global expansion. Clinica (subscription required) (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Science & Health 
  • Transplant program's artificial lungs help flu patients
    Doctors at Toronto General Hospital used artificial lungs to oxygenate blood outside the body for five patients recovering from the flu. Dr. Shaf Keshavjee of the Toronto Lung Transplant Program noted that improvements to the technology have allowed physicians to provide the therapy to the small number of influenza patients who "get into severe trouble with acute lung injury." United Press International (1/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Technologies 
  • Ureteral access sheath from Cook Medical makes U.S. debut
    Cook Medical is making its Flexor Parallel Rapid Release Ureteral Access Sheath commercially available in the U.S. The device combines the function of two guidewires required in conventional ureteral access devices into a single system, allowing hospitals to save on costs, a company official said. (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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