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February 14, 2013News for medical technology professionals

  Top Story 
7 keys: Put real-world evidence into action
Life sciences organizations need to know how their therapies work in the real world once clinical trials end. And these seven key components to standardizing real-world data and analytics platforms are how they get started. Read the paper, Institutionalizing Real World Evidence.
  Business & Market Trends 
  • AB Sciex prepares to make inroads in IVD market
    AB Sciex hopes to expand into the in vitro diagnostics market with its AB Sciex API 3200MD and 3200MD QTRAP LC/MS/MS devices, designed to analyze compounds in human specimens. The new product line is "in response to the demand in clinical settings for mass spectrometers as medical devices that meet regulatory requirements," company President Rainer Blair said. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nanosphere reports Q4 revenues, management shuffle
    Nanosphere announced that it doubled its annual revenue last year and reported revenue of $1.6 million during the fourth quarter, driven in large part by U.S. sales of its testing products for gram-positive respiratory and blood stream infections. The firm also announced the appointment of Michael McGarrity as its new president and CEO, and Sheli Rosenberg as its new board chairwoman, among other management changes. GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration) (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Developments 
  • Wis. medical injection molder plans facility expansion in Finland
    Phillips-Medisize, a Hudson, Wis.-based medical injection molder, plans to set up a 60,000-square-foot facility in Kontiolahti, Finland. The expansion plan is part of the company's effort to increase its medical molding capabilities to meet the rising demand for drug-delivery systems manufactured in that country, President and CEO Matt Jennings said. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Science & Health 
  • Studies aim to test expanded uses for transcatheter aortic valve
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology recently have received investigational device exemption approval from the FDA to conduct a clinical study evaluating the use of Edwards Lifesciences' Sapien device in patients who are deemed not eligible for aortic valve surgery. The groups are now pursuing FDA approval for two more studies in hopes of expanding the uses of transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Forbes (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Technologies 
  • Bio-scaffold may allow for regrowth of broken bones
    Researchers from the U.K. used a method called "solvent blending" to create a degradable, plastic bio-scaffold that can be inserted into broken bones to induce them to regrow. Stem cells from the bone marrow are carried by the blood through the scaffold, where they can attach and generate new bone tissue. The researchers are preparing for human trials. The findings were published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. Medical News Today (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
  • FDA issues notice to Hospira over medical device issues
    Hospira said it has received a notice from the FDA over certain quality concerns involving its medical devices. CEO F. Michael Ball said that while inspectors noted progress had been made, "there is still a lot of work to be done within our device operations." Reuters (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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