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December 11, 2012News for medical technology professionals

  Top Story 
  • Ethicon unit's surgical sealant patch gains FDA approval
    The FDA has granted Ethicon Biosurgery, an Ethicon unit, approval for its EVARREST system designed to help control problematic, surgery-related bleeding. The fibrin sealant patch, which is used with manual compression, has been approved as an ancillary tool to hemostasis for soft tissue bleeding in patients undergoing pelvic surgery and other procedures. (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Andain Moves Forward with Disposable Insulin Pump
Andain (Beverly Hills, California), a company specializing in technologies for biotech, medical and life sciences fields, reported the development of its miniature fully disposable and programmable insulin pump. The pump is fully disposable and is like a small band-aid sized patch. Find out the details.

  Business & Market Trends 
  • Ohio startup seeks funds for device to cut intubation risks
    Miach Medical is seeking to raise money as it develops a third-generation prototype of a device that can be used to reduce intubation complications by equipping feeding and breathing tubes with pressure sensors. "Our goal is really to enhance monitoring of people who require ventilation support or feeding tubes, especially over the long term," company co-founder James Reynolds said. (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Developments 
  • Gore clears EU hurdle for endovascular stent graft
    European regulators have granted W.L. Gore & Associates CE mark approval to market the Excluder AAA endoprosthesis, an endovascular stent graft for treating patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms. The device, designed for patients whose infrarenal aortic inner neck measures 19 to 32 millimeters in diameter, is inserted through a small incision in the leg to close an aneurysm. (Boston) (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EU regulators approve urology device from Mauna Kea
    Mauna Kea Technologies has earned CE mark approval in Europe to market Cellvizio UroFlex, which the company says is the first optical biopsy probe intended for urology uses. The device employs the firm's Cellvizio microscopy system, the use of which thus far has been limited to lung and gastrointestinal biopsies, to aid clinicians in diagnosing and monitoring bladder cancer. (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Science & Health 
  Emerging Technologies 

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  Government & Regulatory 
  • Senators urge device tax implementation delay amid repeal efforts
    A group of senators asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to defer the start of the 2.3% medical device tax as efforts to repeal the levy continue. In a letter, the group urged Reid to support efforts to make sure the U.S. "maintains its global leadership position in the medical technology industry and keeps good jobs here at home." (Boston) (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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