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January 10, 2013News for medical technology professionals

  Top Story 
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

  Business & Market Trends 
 
  • SPR Therapeutics raises more funds for neurostimulation device
    SPR Therapeutics has stretched its Series A funding round to $5 million after raising another $2.8 million. Proceeds will be used to help market the firm's peripheral nerve stimulation device, said CEO Maria Bennett, adding that the first part of the two-phase platform, called Smartpatch, is awaiting CE mark approval and is geared for a late-stage U.S. pivotal trial soon. MedCityNews.com (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  International Developments 
 
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  Industry Insight 
 

How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

  Science & Health 
  Emerging Technologies 
  • Cell therapy/device combo for diabetes treatment is in the works
    Sernova is working on a polymer "cell pouch" system infused with therapeutic islet cells that can administer insulin based on a diabetes patient's blood glucose levels. The device, implanted below the skin in the abdomen using a 15-minute procedure, also will contain the Sertolin local immune protection cell system to prevent transplant rejection. MedCityNews.com (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Philips debuts device to help seniors when they fall
    Philips has introduced a device, worn on the neck, that can be used to alert emergency responders in case of falls and trips among elderly patients. The device, called the Lifeline GoSafe, comes with built-in cellular connectivity that can be activated at the push of a button and integrated sensors that can call for emergency aid automatically during a fall. MedGadget.com (1/8), Computeractive (U.K.) (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
  • FDA gives VertiFlex nod on 2 spinal devices
    VertiFlex said it has been cleared by the FDA to market its Totalis device, which is used in minimally invasive procedures for lumbar spine decompression. The agency also cleared the company's UniVise spinal implant, a spinous process fixation device for use in the lumbar spine with fusion. BeckersASC.com (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 510(k) Submissions Workshop
    Monday, Feb. 25 -- Tuesday, Feb. 26
    Sheraton Crystal City, Arlington, Va.
    This interactive workshop, taught by industry experts and key personnel from the CDRH 510(k) staff, leads participants step by step through the regulatory guidelines, practical steps and strategic considerations for determining a product's regulatory route to market, identifying a predicate device, planning and assembling a 510(k) submission, interacting with the FDA during the review process, and dealing with post-clearance issues. 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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Regulatory Affairs Clinical SpecialistMindray DS USA, Inc.Mahwah, NJ
IP Litigation Counsel - 001980Edwards LifesciencesIrvine, CA
Quality Systems ManagerRoche DiagnosticsIndianapolis, IN
Area Reimbursement Manager (Central U.S. or Northeast U.S.)SI-BONE, IncMultiple Locations, United States
Program Director, Regulatory AffairsJohnson & JohnsonFremont, CA
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