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26 July 2014

 
25 July 2014
Singapore may be small but over the last decade, measures to strengthen its medtech ecosystem have enabled the country to serve as a useful springboard for companies wanting to launch themselves into the wider Asian market. In an interview with ...
24 July 2014
The lack of analytics and clinician and patient training and education is holding back the spread of personalized medicine, a panel of regulators, industry and academic experts and patient advocates told lawmakers on 23 July. "We now can generate ...
23 July 2014
A mix of recent reforms and international opportunity has emboldened China-based IVD suppliers, ushering in a wave of higher-profile, globally-minded, and better-capitalized Chinese players. Hrishi Poola, Jon Chen and Yi Ling Dai of Boston ...
22 July 2014
These days, getting approval of your product is no longer enough – reimbursement is becoming increasingly important to consider, at even earlier stages. Eric Distad and Anthony Librizzi of clinical research organization Novella Clinical outline nine ...
 
25 July 2014
Long-term care products specialist Invacare president and CEO Gerald Blouch is to retire after 24 years with the company, following a disappointing second quarter. Chief financial officer Robert Gudbranson will lead the firm on an interim basis ...
25 July 2014
The medtech IPO market seems to be picking up, but we may not be out of the woods just yet. There has been a rash of companies launching on the public markets recently, but not all have seen their offering through. One such firm is diagnostic ...
24 July 2014
The lack of analytics and clinician and patient training and education is holding back the spread of personalized medicine, a panel of regulators, industry and academic experts and patient advocates told lawmakers on 23 July. "We now can generate ...
24 July 2014
The European Commission has updated its Manual on Borderline and Classification in the Community Regulatory Framework for Medical Devices to include a section on software and mobile applications (apps). Additionally, the latest version provides ...
 
25 July 2014
Covidien, soon to be part of Medtronic , had a mixed third quarter with “light” organic sales growth, but an improvement in profitability, noted Morgan Stanley analyst David Lewis. The firm’s revenues climbed 4% to $2.69bn, but organic growth of 3% ...
25 July 2014
Long-term care products specialist Invacare president and CEO Gerald Blouch is to retire after 24 years with the company, following a disappointing second quarter. Chief financial officer Robert Gudbranson will lead the firm on an interim basis ...
25 July 2014
The medtech IPO market seems to be picking up, but we may not be out of the woods just yet. There has been a rash of companies launching on the public markets recently, but not all have seen their offering through. One such firm is diagnostic ...
24 July 2014
After a weak Q1 , Boston Scientific’s second quarter results showed signs of improvement. This was helped by US sales of its heart devices, in particular drug-eluting stents and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). Q2 revenues grew 4% to ...
 
24 July 2014
The lack of analytics and clinician and patient training and education is holding back the spread of personalized medicine, a panel of regulators, industry and academic experts and patient advocates told lawmakers on 23 July. "We now can generate ...
24 July 2014
The European Commission has updated its Manual on Borderline and Classification in the Community Regulatory Framework for Medical Devices to include a section on software and mobile applications (apps). Additionally, the latest version provides ...
22 July 2014
Proving that there are other regulatory issues besides the Medical Device and IVD Regulations for EU decision makers to mull, the European Commission last week issued a 10-week public consultation on the safe use of nanomaterials in medical ...
21 July 2014
IVD companies operating in Italy will now have to register their diagnostic products in the national Repertorio database of medical devices (RDM). This requires the firms to register on the database using a digital or electronic signature, similar ...
 
CryoLife makes Medtronic executive Mackin CEO CryoLife, which specializes in providing preserved human cardiac and vascular tissues for surgery, has appointed James Patrick (Pat) Mackin president ...
Carlyle makes new appointments as it completes OCD buy Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) officially transferred from Johnson & Johnson ownership to The Carlyle Group on 30 June, and Carlyle did not waste ...
Saccaro coming back to Baxter as spin-off plans gain pace James Saccaro will re-join Baxter International as chief financial officer, filling the vacancy left by current CFO Robert Hombach when he moves to ...
23 July 2014
Ashley Yeo

Mark Twain’s aphorism about lies and statistics was clearly on the mind of German Hospital Federation (DKG) chief executive Georg Baum yesterday after leafing through Barmer GEK’s 2014 hospital report . Barmer GEK, Germany’s largest substitute ...

21 July 2014
Ashley Yeo

Wales economy minister Edwina Hart was the toast of the life science business community in Cardiff last week as she cut the ribbon on the Life Sciences Hub Wales (LSHW). Overlooking Cardiff Bay, the hub is seen as the healthcare business forum for ...

 
23 July 2014
Ashley Yeo

Mark Twain’s aphorism about lies and statistics was clearly on the mind of German Hospital Federation (DKG) chief executive Georg Baum yesterday after leafing through Barmer GEK’s 2014 hospital report . Barmer GEK, Germany’s largest substitute ...

21 July 2014
Ashley Yeo

Wales economy minister Edwina Hart was the toast of the life science business community in Cardiff last week as she cut the ribbon on the Life Sciences Hub Wales (LSHW). Overlooking Cardiff Bay, the hub is seen as the healthcare business forum for ...

15 July 2014
Ashley Yeo

Obesity, adiposity, body fat percentage – a pet theme of the chattering classes and never out of the mainstream news for long, usually making an appearance only to confirm BMI trends showing we are all getting fatter. It ranks up there with global ...

 
09 July 2014
Madeleine Armstrong

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been in the news recently, with UK Prime Minister David Cameron calling for “urgent action” in early July. But to fight AMR, a good test for infectious diseases (and potentially drug resistance) is also a must. ...

 
“Beyond Compliance”: a self regulation tool to add strength to the CE marking – podcast
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21 May 2014
Amanda Maxwell

There is a perceptible buzz these days around the subjects o fmHealth and healthcare apps. But how fast is the technology in these areas changing? How are the regulators going to police this market when it starts to really take off? Amanda Maxwell ...

 
31 May 2012
Hua Gong

Cancer diagnostics provide a promising future for unraveling the mystery of one of the leading killer diseases and helping to better detect and treat it. However, companies are currently facing a number of potential challenges when developing cancer ...

 
24 July 2014

Clinica's MedTech Ventures: DNA Electronics (DNAe) Specialty area(s): Infectious disease testing Based in: London, UK Founded in: 2003 No. of employees: Around 50 Total investment received to date: Undisclosed Investors: Biggest investor is the ...

 
24 November 2011
Phil Greenfield

Clinica’s Patent Watch focuses on key growth areas of regenerative medicine, or where there is potential to selectively treat disease with drugs in personalised treatments, as is the case with emerging areas of drug delivery and molecular ...

 
 
 
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