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February 7, 2013News for medical technology professionals

  Top Story 
 
  • J&J unit gains 510(k) clearance for surgical sealer
    Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson unit, has been cleared by the FDA to market its Enseal G2 Articulating system. The device, which is used to aid surgeons in accessing tight cavities and minimizing internal bleeding, improves on the company's original Enseal system with the ability to flex around bodily structures. MassDevice.com (Boston) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • VC investments in medtech sector hit almost $300M in January
    Emerging medical device companies drew more than $290 million in venture capital funding from 26 deals last month, according to this analysis. EndoChoice, maker of infection control products, biopsy systems and diagnostic test kits for gastrointestinal specialists, received the biggest investment with a $43 million round led by Sequoia Capital. Clinica (subscription required) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
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  Industry Insight 
 

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.

  Science & Health 
  • Joint venture aims to create advanced lung cancer Dx
    U.S. carbon nanotube sensor chip maker Alpha Szenszor has formed a joint venture with the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology to develop and market advanced lung cancer diagnostics. The goal is a digital, cost-effective device that can be used to diagnose lung cancer early based on volatile organic compound detection from exhaled human breath. Globes (Israel) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • "Artificial muscles" could be used in lightweight prostheses
    Researchers are working on coupling graphene with acrylic elastomer in an arrangement that resembles muscle tissue because it contracts when an electric current is used. The idea is to create artificial muscles that could be used in a range of technologies including robotics and artificial limbs. "In particular, they promise to greatly improve the quality of life for millions of disabled people by providing affordable devices such as lightweight prostheses," said Xuanhe Zhao, assistant professor in Duke's Pratt School of Engineering. PlasticsToday.com (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Government & Regulatory 
  • Legislators introduce bill aimed at repealing device tax
    A bill that would repeal the 2.3% medical device tax has been introduced by Reps. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., and Ron Kind, D-Wis., along with more than 170 co-sponsors. The legislators said the tax could stymie economic growth and job creation in the medtech sector, which provides more than 400,000 jobs in the U.S. A companion bill is expected to follow in the Senate soon. AuntMinnie.com (free registration) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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