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December 12, 2012News for medical technology professionals

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The odds of receiving an Inspectional Observation (483) or a subsequent Warning Letter have been sharply on the rise, and the seriousness of each remains high. How do you respond?
  Business & Market Trends 
  • SynapDx gets $6M boost to conduct autism test study
    SynapDx has obtained $6 million in financing, which it aims to use to support pivotal trials of a blood assay for diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in children as young as 36 months. The company plans to launch a study next year to evaluate the use of the test in validating performance attributes in 600 children who are at risk for ASD. MedCityNews.com (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Developments 
  
Eucomed represents the medical technology industry in Europe. Our mission is to make modern, innovative and reliable medical technology available to more people. AdvaMed and Eucomed partner on issues of mutual interest.
  • EU regulators approve plasma device from Cytomedix
    Cytomedix has earned CE mark approval in Europe for use of its Angel concentrated platelet-rich plasma technology with bone marrow aspirate. The system, which was cleared by the FDA last month, includes adjustable settings to allow customized processing and preparation of plasma in clinical settings or at the point of care. MassDevice.com (Boston) (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Science & Health 
  • New Zealand company works on brain-controlled bionic arm
    New Zealand company Rex Bionics is developing a brain-controlled bionic arm for stroke sufferers. "It monitors the neuron activities in your brain and it picks up certain patterns and signals, which are translated with your thought patterns," said Wendy Xue, a Massey University student who designed the arm. Still in its early stages, the device may be commercially available in about two years. 3 News (New Zealand) (12/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Technologies 
  • Merit's single-loop endovascular snare device gets FDA OK
    The FDA has given Merit Medical Systems 510(k) clearance to market ONE Snare, a single-loop snare device used to manipulate and retrieve foreign objects during endovascular procedures. The South Jordan, Utah-based company plans to release the device next month. BeckersASC.com (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
AdvaMed News 
  • Medical Device Reimbursement Workshop
    Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Wednesday, Feb. 27
    Sheraton Crystal City, Arlington, Va.
    AdvaMed MTLI’s workshop for medical technology reimbursement professionals will provide the road map to successfully navigate the many potential pitfalls. After an overview of reimbursement issues, the workshop will drill down to coding systems, technology assessments and differences in inpatient and outpatient payment systems. Hear from experts on how to negotiate CMS coverage. Learn how to plan for the new health care reform landscape, deal with comparative effectiveness and manage international reimbursement. Visit MTLI online for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Join the AdvaMed-MTLI LinkedIn group!
    Build close relationships with member companies, both small and large, and receive an intimate understanding of the key issues affecting innovation, access and the bottom line. Interact in discussions that leverage the leadership and expertise of the medical technology industry. This social group is full of key stakeholders, influencers and industry thought leaders as well as regulatory and policy experts from the FDA and CMS. Aside from practical learning opportunities, this LinkedIn group provides the premier opportunity to network with key players from virtually every aspect of the industry. Link to the AdvaMed MTLI LinkedIn group page. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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Payer Relations DirectorSonitus Medical IncSan Mateo, CA
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Manager, Grassroots and Member Engagement, Government Affairs AdvaMedWashington, DC
Associate Vice President, Global Strategy and Analysis (Asian Region) AdvaMedWashington, DC
Manager, Regulatory Affairs Sequenom, Inc.San Diego, CA
Clinical Project ManagerEndologix, Inc.Irvine, CA
Physician Training Program ManagerEndologix, Inc.Irvine, CA
Clinical DirectorStrykerFreemont, CA
Senior Director, QualityAmerican Medical SystemsMinneapolis, MN
Strategic Sourcing Manager Alpha Source, Inc.Milwaukee, WI
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