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March 7, 2013News for medical technology professionals

  Top Story 
 
  • Medtronic obtains approval for cardiac leads in Europe
    Medtronic has received the green light in Europe for its Attain Performa line of quadripolar leads, which are used with the company's Viva/Brava cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators. The devices are equipped with features that aid doctors in providing personalized care to heart failure patients, a company official said. MassDevice.com (Boston) (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 Free On-Demand Webinar: Pilgrim Training Management Product Showcase
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  Business & Market Trends 
 
  • MxBiodevices seeks $8 million for diabetic foot ulcer study
    MxBiodevices is hoping to raise $8 million to support a pivotal trial of its E-Matrix bioscaffold, which is intended to help treat wounds in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. The Greenville, N.C.-based company will use the trial to back its FDA premarket approval application for the device, which already has 510(k) clearance for spine and orthopedic uses. MedCityNews.com (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CEO of Stereotaxis leaves post
    Michael Kaminski is resigning as president and CEO of Stereotaxis, effective on April 12. The company's board has tapped Chairman William Mills III to serve as CEO on an interim basis and has enlisted Director Euan Thomson to help with the transition to new leadership. RTT News (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
What is the FDA inspector looking for?
FDA inspections can be a significant source of anxiety for drug and device makers. In order to alleviate some of that anxiety, firms need to know what the FDA is looking for during inspections so they can better prepare for them and, thus, increase the likelihood of a positive outcome. This prerecorded webinar can benefit you. Read More.

  International Developments 
 
  • Mobile oncology application from ONCOassist gets CE mark
    ONCOassist has received the CE mark in Europe for a smartphone application designed to give oncologists mobile access to point-of-care clinical decision support tools. The ONCOassist app was designed for the iPad and iPhone, but the Irish company plans to have the technology available for Android devices in six to 12 months. Silicon Republic (Ireland) (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Beyond the Product: Service Expansion Opportunities for MedTechs
In this white paper, L.E.K. Consulting discusses the need for innovation in a shifting healthcare landscape. Like hospital systems, consolidation among MedTechs will continue to happen, and survivorship in this area will be determined by innovative services and solutions.
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  Industry Insight 

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 
 
  • Method could prevent GVHD in bone marrow transplants
    Blocking the Notch signaling pathway in donor cells may reduce the risk of graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow transplants, a University of Michigan team reports in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Targeting a ligand-receptor pair in the Notch signaling pathway prevented the disease in mice and did not cause adverse effects or affect the ability of the transplanted cells to fight cancer, according to the study. The findings open new routes for possible treatments of T cell-related conditions in transplants, an investigator said. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (3/1) 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.

  Emerging Technologies 
 
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.

  Government & Regulatory 
AdvaMed News 
  • Design and Analysis Challenges for Pediatrics and Rare Diseases
    Monday, April 22
    Sheraton Crystal City, Arlington, Va.
    This meeting gives viewpoints from various stakeholders -- physicians, regulators, ethicists, payers, patients, statisticians and  clinical researchers -- and shows you how to provide medical devices and diagnostics to pediatric and rare disease populations that are supported by data from appropriately designed and analyzed clinical trials. Visit MTLI online for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 6th Annual FDA/MTLI Medical Devices and IVD Statistical Issues Workshop
    Tuesday, April 23 – Wednesday, April 24
    Sheraton Crystal City, Arlington, Va.
    This annual conference, co-sponsored by the FDA and AdvaMed, brings together leading authorities from the FDA, industry and academia to address statistical topics such as CDISC, data standard, FDA guidances, sample size estimation and re-estimation, and more. On Day 2, the conference will be split into focus areas: therapeutic devices and IVD products addressing guidance documents; a report from the equivocal results sub-group; combination products; and technology-related issues. Visit MTLI online for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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