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November 1, 2012News for medical technology professionals

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  Business & Market Trends 
  • Hansen, Intuitive sign expanded patent licensing deal
    Hansen Medical has expanded a patent licensing deal it originally struck with Intuitive Surgical in 2005. The expanded deal, which calls for Intuitive to pay $30 million in cash and stock purchases, will now cover robot-aided surgical devices manufactured after 2005 and those that will be developed in the next three years. (Boston) (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Developments 
  • EU approves next-gen drug-eluting balloon from Blue Medical
    Blue Medical Devices has obtained approval in Europe for the Protégé NC system, a next-generation version of the company's Protégé drug-eluting balloon. The newly approved device, which combines non-compliant balloon technology with a drug-eluting balloon, is intended for use in stent post-dilation as well as in treating in-stent restenosis. (Boston) (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Insight 

  Science & Health 
  • Medtronic reports positive initial trial results for heart device
    Engager, Medtronic's next-generation transcatheter aortic valve, showed ease of implantation and reduced complications in a pivotal study intended to back CE mark approval for the device. Early study results of 69 patients who received the device found no instances of malposition and no more than "trace" paravalvular leakage after 30 days. (Boston) (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • PET, MRI detect normal pressure hydrocephalus in patient
    In this video, Dr. Roberto Soto, founder and chief medical officer of Precision Imaging, discusses a patient case in which PET imaging with Amyvid is used to evaluate Alzheimer's disease. The PET image was fused with an MRI image to uncover additional data. Though the case study turned out to be negative, the images provided enough information to show that the symptoms experienced by the patient may be caused by normal pressure hydrocephalus. Soto said the patient is now being managed for this condition. Diagnostic Imaging (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Technologies 
  • Implantable gastric stimulator keeps hunger at bay
    IntraPace has created abiliti, a gastric stimulator implant designed to help certain obese patients shed weight by reducing the feeling of hunger and encouraging long-term weight-loss habits. The device links with a Web-based portal, called my.abiliti, where patients can evaluate their food intake and activity levels and share that data to approved peers for social motivation. (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • On-X Life announces release of heart valve, suture system
    On-X Life Technologies has released the On-X Aortic Prosthetic Valve with Anatomic Sewing Ring, a prosthetic device made of a strong form of isotropic pyrolytic carbon whose surface is resistant to clot formation. The company also announced the release of the Chord-X ePTFE Suture, which is used to repair damaged mitral valve chordae tendineae. (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • Cleveland Clinic releases list for top innovations for 2013
    The Cleveland Clinic has revealed its picks for the top 10 medical innovations for 2013 -- advances in technologies and medicine that it believes have a high chance of commercial success or adoption next year. Included in the list is a new mass spectrometry method called matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization that can help diagnose bacterial infections in just minutes, as well as a handheld scanning device to detect melanoma; breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography; and new drugs to fight prostate cancer. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
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  • Physician Payment Sunshine Act Seminar for Medical Devices
    Wednesday, Nov. 14
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    Discuss the implementation issues and challenges of interacting with customers during the statutory review period. Achieve a better understanding of identifying and tracking payments to covered recipients. Obtain step-by-step guidance on classifying payment types such as education expenses, consultant fees, and meals and travel. Learn more about disclosure reporting. Network with industry experts and leaders who will be available to discuss your tracking systems, reporting methods and review processes, and who will provide guidance on potential solutions to your compliance challenges. Register for the seminar. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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