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April 24, 2012News for medical technology professionals

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  • Abbott enters expanded marketing deal with St. Jude
    Abbott Laboratories has expanded a marketing deal it struck with St. Jude Medical in 2008. As part of the expanded deal, Abbott will promote St. Jude's fractional flow reserve system and optical coherence tomography devices while continuing to market the latter's pacemakers and related products. St. Jude in turn will market Abbott's endovascular and coronary products. Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (4/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hamilton Thorne eyes about $750K in financing round
    Hamilton Thorne has announced a private placement unit offering that aims to raise about $750,000. The company plans to use the money to finance its operations and future expansion, as well as provide working capital. Reuters (4/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NeuroMetrix's test to be used in weight loss trial
    NeuroMetrix is supporting a clinical study by the Joslin Diabetes Center to measure the effect of outpatient weight loss and lifestyle management programs on obese patients with diabetes. The 50-patient trial, which will run for a year, will involve the use of NeuroMetrix's NC-stat DPNCheck quantitative assay to assess systemic neuropathies. (Boston) (4/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Technologies 
  • TomTec's heart imaging analysis tool gets FDA OK
    The FDA has granted TomTec Imaging Systems 510(k) clearance for its 2D Cardiac Performance Analysis MR software. The technology, which uses cardiac MR cine images to measure myocardial function, is designed to analyze myocardial deformation from routine heart scans. (4/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • Partnership aims to standardize neuro MR studies
    Vital Images, a unit of Toshiba Medical Systems, will work with French firm Olea Medical to combine its VitreaAdvanced enterprise visualization tool with the latter's thin-client neurological MR devices. The partnership aims to give clinicians enterprise-wide access to MR functions and standardize neurological MR evaluations. (4/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Medical Diagnostics Briefing
    Wednesday, April 25 – Thursday, April 26
    AdvaMed's office, Washington, D.C.
    Diagnostics Briefing is a two-day class exploring the growing role of diagnostics within the biotech industry. Participants will learn about a range of different diagnostic tests and their indications, as well as the basic science and technology behind their development, including an introduction to concepts specific to the diagnostic sector such as sensitivity, specificity, false positives and false negatives. The course will culminate in a detailed overview of the approval process for diagnostic devices, followed by a discussion of current issues impacting the sector, including diagnostic reimbursements, companion diagnostics, and consumer genomics. Visit MTLI online for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The Impact of Smartphones on Standalone Medical Electronics Devices
    Thursday, April 26
    Webinar, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. EST

    Smartphones provide medical technology companies with unprecedented access to an enormous consumer market. To capture this opportunity, they must think carefully about how they develop new technologies and protect their intellectual property innovations. The smartphone juggernaut will impact revenues, design strategies and intellectual property (IP) management for medical devices in the same way it has for many consumer products including cameras, GPS devices and personal media players. Visit MTLI online for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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