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December 26, 2012News for medical technology professionals

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Is your company's website a potential source for a product liability lawsuit?
Using legal principals and recent cases and development this prerecorded webinar addresses common mistakes that life sciences companies make on their websites. Including how plaintiffs can use your website content to make their cases and ways to avoid these risks. Read More.

  Business & Market Trends 
 
  • Merit wraps up $167M buyout of Thomas Medical
    A deal allowing Merit Medical Systems to purchase Thomas Medical Products from GE Healthcare for about $167 million has been finalized. The deal, which results in Thomas Medical doing business as Merit Medical Systems, Malvern Division, is expected to allow Merit to expand the sales and technology base of its cardiology unit. BeckersASC.com (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Pay HCPs…Not Penalties!
Receive invoices, process invoices, pay HCP, track payment, report payment, argue with HCP, issue 1099, perform due diligence…start again. Supporting HCP consultants and speakers can be a big task. Watermark has a turnkey solution to meet your needs, support you HCP, and keep you in compliance.

  International Developments 
  
Eucomed represents the medical technology industry in Europe. Our mission is to make modern, innovative and reliable medical technology available to more people. AdvaMed and Eucomed partner on issues of mutual interest.
10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

  Science & Health 
 
Clinical Trial Data Transparency Forum: Expert insights
Hear industry and academic thought leaders - from Duke Clinical Research Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and more - share valuable insight on their clinical trial data transparency and sharing initiatives. This video covers a number of key perspectives and trends.

  Emerging Technologies 
  • Device performs blood tests for up to 50 biomarkers in one go
    U.S. scientists have created and evaluated a microfluidic tool that has the ability to screen for as many as 50 biomarkers simultaneously using a drop of blood. The device, called the V-Chip, triggers a reaction within vertical wells that moves the dye up the channel, with the distance traveled indicating the concentration of the looked-for substance in the blood. The test is fast and does not require additional tools for interpretation. MedGadget.com (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  Government & Regulatory 
AdvaMed News 
  • 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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Payer Relations DirectorSonitus Medical IncSan Mateo, CA
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