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March 1, 2013News for medical technology professionals

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  Business & Market Trends 
  International Developments 
  • U.K. regulatory agency seeks new chief executive
    The U.K.'s Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is seeking a successor to outgoing CEO Kent Woods and will accept applications for the role through March 11. With the MHRA's impending merger with the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, the new CEO will take on the expanded role of leading a bigger staff and stakeholder network. Clinica (subscription required) (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Science & Health 
  • Amputee receives groundbreaking implant for prosthetic arm
    Doctors at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden have permanently implanted electrodes into the nerves and muscles of an above-elbow amputee to control his prosthetic arm in a first-of-its-kind procedure. The arm can be detached from a titanium socket that was permanently fused to the bone of the residual limb. The implant "allows complete degree of motion for the patient, fewer skin related problems and a more natural feeling that the prosthesis is part of the body,” said surgeon Dr. Rickard Brånemark, who helped develop the technology. Gizmag (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Technologies 
  • Full-field digital mammo device from Philips gets FDA OK
    The FDA has given Royal Philips Electronics 510(k) clearance to market its MicroDose SI technology for breast cancer screening. The full-field digital mammography system improves on the company's existing MicroDose devices with Single-Shot Spectral Imaging capability. (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Service Providers 
  • Medtech companies strike supply deals with hospital GPO
    Premier Healthcare Alliance, a hospital group purchasing organization, has signed supply deals with a slew of medical device manufacturers. The contracts cover four medical devices, which are regional anesthesia trays, surgical instruments, instrument containers, and lights and brooms for the operating room. (Boston) (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
  • FDA clears hip fixation implant from ArthroCare
    The FDA has cleared ArthroCare to market its SpeedLock HIP Knotless Fixation system for use in soft tissue bone fixation in the hip. The implantable device, which uses polyether-etherketone material, is intended primarily for patients in need of hip capsular repair and acetabular labral reattachment. RTT News (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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