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22 December 2014
 
19 December 2014
Against a backdrop of reforms designed to modernise the Russian healthcare system, the ongoing integration of new national medical device regulations and a national economy in difficulty, Russia’s medtech industry is now preparing to adjust to more ...
18 December 2014
The $4bn coronary drug-eluting stent (DES) market has become increasingly commoditized in recent years as companies struggle with growing competition and pricing pressures. But there is hope from an emerging area in this sector, bioresorbable ...
17 December 2014
Imaging giant Philips is hoping acquisitions will help it out of its current slump, betting €800m ($1bn) on cardiovascular device specialist Volcano. The deal is worth $18 per Volcano share, a 57% premium over its closing price of $11.49 on 16 ...
16 December 2014
The adoption of personalized medicines has failed to meet expectations, mainly because of disharmony among the regulations governing drugs and diagnostics, but also because of the challenges posed by rapid technological advances and differences in ...
 
19 December 2014
For the first time, a major clinical trial has shown that intraarterial intervention to treat an intracranial arterial occlusion-caused stroke can significantly improve patients’ day-to-day function. The results of the 500-patient MR CLEAN trial are ...
19 December 2014
The European Commission has published details of the kinds of products that can be purchased by groups of EU member states under the agreement signed earlier this year on the joint procurement of "medical countermeasures" for use in the event of ...
18 December 2014
The governments of Latin America, Spain and Portugal have announced plans to increase co-operation among their medicines and medical devices agencies over the next few years through the establishment of a "Network of Ibero-American Medicines ...
18 December 2014
Radiotherapy specialist Varian Medical Systems is boosting its imaging business with a move to acquire MeVis Medical Solutions, a German specialist in image processing software and services for cancer screening. VMS Deutschland Holdings, a Varian ...
 
18 December 2014
Radiotherapy specialist Varian Medical Systems is boosting its imaging business with a move to acquire MeVis Medical Solutions, a German specialist in image processing software and services for cancer screening. VMS Deutschland Holdings, a Varian ...
17 December 2014
Imaging giant Philips is hoping acquisitions will help it out of its current slump, betting €800m ($1bn) on cardiovascular device specialist Volcano. The deal is worth $18 per Volcano share, a 57% premium over its closing price of $11.49 on 16 ...
16 December 2014
Baxter International continues to get out of vaccines, agreeing to sell its cell platform, Vero, to Nanotherapeutics for an undisclosed fee. The deal includes all assets related to the platform, including vaccines for H5N1, H1N1 and seasonal ...
15 December 2014
Yan Lin Lye of Cambridge Consultants discusses how technological advances – and the companies behind them – are heralding a new generation of true real-time diagnostics that can achieve the holy grail of instantaneous results It is often quoted ...
 
19 December 2014
The European Commission has published details of the kinds of products that can be purchased by groups of EU member states under the agreement signed earlier this year on the joint procurement of "medical countermeasures" for use in the event of ...
19 December 2014
Against a backdrop of reforms designed to modernise the Russian healthcare system, the ongoing integration of new national medical device regulations and a national economy in difficulty, Russia’s medtech industry is now preparing to adjust to more ...
18 December 2014
The governments of Latin America, Spain and Portugal have announced plans to increase co-operation among their medicines and medical devices agencies over the next few years through the establishment of a "Network of Ibero-American Medicines ...
18 December 2014
The European Commission is planning to adopt an opinion in early 2015 which will dictate the future regulationin the EU of dermal fillers. It told Clinica that since it was informed in July of the Dutch draft decree intending to ban the use of ...
 
Covidien’s Almeida relinquishing AdvaMed chair due to Medtronic buy Covidien CEO Jose Almeida is stepping down as AdvaMed’s board chair in anticipation of Medtronic’s acquisition of his company, which is expected to ...
Hopes on Valerie Palmieri to turn around Vermillion Women’s health diagnostic specialist Vermillion has promoted chief operating officer Valerie Palmieri to president and CEO, effective 1 January 2015. ...
Euromedic appoints new chair as Waypoint takeover completes Diagnostic imaging and cancer care services specialist Euromedic International has appointed Richard Smith nonexecutive chair, effective 12 December. ...
27 November 2014
Ashley Yeo

The ABHI’s annual regulatory conference on 25 November as per custom drew a range of expert speakers who delivered essentially a mid-term update on where the EU industry stands on the proposed EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) . They gave their ...

20 November 2014
Ashley Yeo

The new strikers are in position, the program notes are in the play-to-win style of Carter, Keogh , Carruthers , Barnes , and recent signing Stevens. And the motivational pre-match talk has been delivered by a new life sciences minister who ...

 
09 December 2014
As regulatory systems – and users’ understanding of them – have matured, so has the relationship between the regulators and the regulated. The entrenched “us and them” positioning that might once have held sway has over time given way to more of a ...
 UK MHRA to float device cost coverage plans for 2016...   EU regs for drug-device combinations get more complicated – ...
08 December 2014
08 December 2014
22 October 2014
Amanda Maxwell

The future regulation of high-risk devices is one of the trickiest subjects in the proposed EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) on which to reach final agreement, with the different parties involved seemingly at loggerheads. Delegates at the European ...

 
“Beyond Compliance”: a self regulation tool to add strength to the CE marking – podcast
16 December 2013
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10 November 2014
Madeleine Armstrong

Xenografts of animal tissue (usually from cows or pigs) are commonly used for patients with structural heart problems, but have several drawbacks. The main issue is that the tissue calcifies so need to be replaced regularly. In the case of children ...

 
27 November 2014

Clinica Medtech Ventures: Sensidose Specialty area(s): Drug delivery systems for individualized patient dosing Based in: Uppsala, Sweden Founded in: 1998 No. of employees: 2 full-time Total investment received to date: SEK70m Investors: Private ...

 
 
 
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