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February 4, 2013News for medical technology professionals

  Top Story 
 
  • Edap seeks FDA approval for prostate cancer device
    Edap TMS, a medical device firm based in France, has submitted to the FDA a premarket approval application for its Ablatherm-HIFU system. The high-intensity focused ultrasound system is intended for the noninvasive treatment of patients with localized, low-risk prostate cancer. MassDevice.com (Boston) (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Beyond the Product: Service Expansion Opportunities for MedTechs
In this white paper, L.E.K. Consulting discusses the need for innovation in a shifting healthcare landscape. Like hospital systems, consolidation among MedTechs will continue to happen, and survivorship in this area will be determined by innovative services and solutions.
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  Business & Market Trends 
  • Ivantis gets $27M boost for trials of microstent in eye patients
    A round of Series B financing led by Ascension Health Ventures has brought in $27 million for Ivantis. The company will use the money to conduct four global clinical studies of its Hydrus microstent, a tiny device that assists in restoring a glaucoma patient's natural eye outflow pathway. Healio (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

  International Developments 
 
  • Former Medtronic exec lands chairman role at Mainstay Medical
    Mainstay Medical, which is developing an implantable device used to help treat patients with chronic low back pain, has tapped Dr. Oern Stuge to serve as its new chairman. Stuge comes from Swiss medtech consulting firm Orsco Life Science and has previously held executive positions at Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories and Medinor. The Irish Times (Dublin) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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 
 
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

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  Government & Regulatory 
  • Expanded Medicare competitive bidding gets pushback from AdvaMed: AdvaMed has expressed concern over CMS's decision to push ahead with plans to expand its competitive bidding prgram for durable medical equipment. "The competitive bidding program is built in such a way that the lowest bid -- which may not be the right bid -- may compromise patient access to products best suited for their needs," AdvaMed President Stephen Ubl said. MassDevice.com (Boston) (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CryoLife gets warning letter over manufacturing concerns
    The FDA has issued a warning letter to CryoLife saying that the company failed to sufficiently fix earlier issues regarding manufacturing practices tied to some of its products. CryoLife will cooperate with the FDA in addressing the concerns raised in the letter, according to the company, which develops surgical devices and instruments. Reuters (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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