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December 27, 2012News for medical technology professionals

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  Business & Market Trends 
  • 5 key resolutions to help medtech sector prepare for years ahead
    The industry is entering a new era in which medical devices must prove to be effective and reduce health care costs. This article offers five key resolutions to aid medtech firms in bracing for the new year and beyond, including boosting efforts targeted at foreign markets, making innovative products for the domestic market and enlisting the help of medical economists. (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Developments 
  • Market diversification helps fuel R&D investments in Spain
    A survey co-conducted by Spanish medtech industry group Fenin revealed that medical device innovators in Spain invest 9.5%, on average, of their yearly revenue in research and development funding. The survey cited the need to close product and service gaps as the key reason for R&D investments, followed by opportunities for market diversification. Clinica (subscription required) (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Science & Health 
  • NuVasive's cervical disc is implanted in first U.S. patient
    NuVasive said a patient in Florida became the first in the U.S. to receive its PCM cervical disc, which was approved by the FDA in October. The device, which includes a pair of metal endplates and a plastic insert placed between them, is used to replace a cervical disc that triggers pain or numbness in the arm. (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Technologies 
  • Rapid HIV diagnostic test from Chembio gets FDA OK
    The Dual Path Platform HIV 1/2 test from Chembio Diagnostics has gained approval from the FDA. The test is designed to spot antibodies linked to HIV-1/2 in blood or oral fluid samples quickly and at the point of care. RTT News (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
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    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
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