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January 8, 2013News for medical technology professionals

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  • EndoChoice signs merger deal with Israeli endoscopic startup
    EndoChoice, a U.S.-based firm specializing in gastrointestinal endoscopy, has agreed to merge with Israeli endoscopic firm Peer Medical. As part of the merger deal, EndoChoice will market products developed by the two companies, while Peer will continue to serve as the research and development center for both firms in Israel. Globes (Israel) (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Science & Health 
  • Diagnostic imaging service market in U.S. to hit $4.5B in 4 years
    A Millennium Research Group report forecasts that the U.S. diagnostic imaging device servicing market will be valued at $4.5 billion by 2017, driven in part by a rising number of elderly and obese patients in need of such services. The rise in device sales will be counterbalanced by the sluggish growth in diagnostic imaging procedures, among other factors, the report notes. (free registration) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Exoskeletons find use among paraplegics, industry and the military
    A slide show presents five exoskeletons that can assist paraplegics and the elderly with walking, as well as expand the capabilities of the able bodied. Included are the ReWalk exoskeleton from Argo Medical Technologies and the Exohand, developed by Festo, which stroke victims and others can wear like a glove. VentureBeat (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Technologies 
  • Latest hemodynamic monitor from Tensys scores 510(k) clearance
    The FDA has cleared Tensys Medical to market the latest product under its T-line suite of noninvasive hemodynamic monitors used in various clinical settings. The tablet-based device, called the TL-300, monitors beat-to-beat arterial waveform and blood pressure continuously, and displays trend information for as long as 12 hours. (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government & Regulatory 
  • FDA approves study of Thoratec's ventricular assist device
    The FDA has granted Thoratec investigational device exemption approval to conduct a clinical study of its HeartMate II system, a ventricular assist device, to treat patients with NYHA Class III heart failure. The trial, which will involve as many as 100 patients, will compare the use of the device with "optimal medical management." (Boston) (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Premarket Approval (PMA) Submissions Workshop
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    Sheraton Crystal City, Arlington, Va.
    Completing the MTLI set of interactive submissions workshops, senior industry experts and members of the CDRH device evaluation and bioresearch monitoring staffs lead participants through the strategic considerations and practical steps of filing a PMA, illustrated with real-world case studies. Topics include strategy development and evidence requirements, productive meetings with the FDA, the mechanics of submission development, advisory panels, inspectional activity, conditions of approval studies, and the care and feeding of approved PMAs. Visit MTLI online for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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