Daily Buzz

Conversation starters for the medtech community

New Textile Light Emitting Device Treats Skin Cancer

By Bernard Banga -
A French medical research laboratory has teamed-up with a textile engineering college to develop an innovative luminous textile device combined with a laser to treat actinic keratosis.

Greatbatch Swallows Lake Region Medical for $1.73 Billion

By Thomas Klein -
Frisco, Texas-based Greatbatch announced a deal that will make it one of the largest component suppliers for the medical device industry.

Abbott Denies Rumors of $25b Takeover Bid for St. Jude Medical

By Thomas Klein -
On Thursday, The Financial Times published an article speculating that Abbott Laboratories is preparing a $25bn offer for St. Jude Medical Inc. Abbott now said that the report was false.

Biomarker ROCA Test Launched in the UK to Detect Early Risk of Ovarian Cancer

By Adele Graham-King -
University College London Business Ltd (UCLB) spin-out company Abcodia has recently launched a new requestable biomarker based Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm (ROCA) test in the UK to determine the risk of ovarian cancer.

Medtronic Pays Up to $458m for Developer of Valve Replacement Devices

By Thomas klein -
Dublin-based medical device company Medtronic announced on Tuesday yet another acquisition.

Faulty Packing Causes Major Recall at Stryker

By THOMAS Klein -
The FDA has published notices last week informing that Stryker is recalling five orthopedic devices.

Exhibitor Innovations Competition: Camera Inspection System

By Thomas Klein -
The Inspex HD 1080p is a high definition camera inspection system offering 1080p full HD image quality, colour reproduction, contrast and resolution.

Exhibitor Innovations Competition: Wave Form Generator

By Thomas Klein -
According to Mundt, its WFG II enables the user to "utilize a fiber laser to its fullest potential to produce smaller profile welds, with less heat in put and finer cuts that are required by the Medical Implantable Device manufacturing arena."

Exhibitor Innovations Competition: Clean Rapid Transfer Port CRTP

By thomas Klein -
The New Clean Rapid Transfer Port CRTP helps to make the use of isolation technology for sterile medical device manufacturing more viable.

Exhibitor Innovations Competition: Articulated Arm Robot

By Thomas Klein -
Mitsubishi Electric offers the RV-F Series articulated 6-axle arm robot. The company says that it can boast with cycle times of only 0.32 seconds increasing its productivity.