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Conversation starters for the medtech community

Key Medical Packaging Challenges in 2015

By David Harding -
The Sterile Barrier Association examines some of the emerging obstacles for medical packaging and how industry should respond.

Does Philips Buy its Way Out of Crisis with € 1b Acquisition?

By Thomas Klein -
Philips announced on Wednesday that it would offer to buy all shares of San Diego based Volcano that builds catheter-based imaging devices. Including debt the deal amounts to about € 1b.

Treating Cataracts with Customized Intraocular Lenses

By Bernard Banga -
A start-up company has developed innovative technology enabling intraocular lenses to be customized to individual patient needs after cataract surgery.

Chinese CEO Accused of Trying to Sneak into Fresenius, B.Braun

By Thomas Klein -
Three Chinese citizens have been arrested supposedly while trying to break in the facilities of Fresenius Medical Care and B.Braun. One of them is the CEO of a Chinese manufacturer that was suing both companies for price dumping.
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Chinese CEO Accused of Trying to Sneak into Fresenius, B.Braun

By Thomas Klein -
Three Chinese citizens have been arrested supposedly while trying to break in the facilities of Fresenius Medical Care and B.Braun. One of them is the CEO of a Chinese manufacturer that was suing both companies for price dumping.
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Novel Robot-Assisted Device for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

By Thomas Klein -
A French start-up has developed and is marketing the first device for robot-assisted transcranial magnetic stimulation. A promising technology for neuroscience applications and the treatment of psychiatric disorders.

What the Medtech Giants Expect from Start-Up Partnerships

By Thomas Klein -
Many of the big medtech companies have departments that scout, evaluate and engage in partnerships with startups. This way, they hope to discover future technologies at an early stage. In many cases, these partnerships are a first step to acquire them later on.

Oxford Scientists Develop Zinc-Based Blood Test for Breast Cancer

By Adele Graham-King -
A team of Oxford University scientists has for the first time shown that changes in a zinc isotope may be detectable in the blood to provide an indication of the presence of early breast tumours. Using this research, the team has developed a new blood test in order to create a diagnostic device.
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Oxford Scientists Develop Zinc-Based Blood Test for Breast Cancer

By Adele Graham-King -
A team of Oxford University scientists has for the first time shown that changes in a zinc isotope may be detectable in the blood to provide an indication of the presence of early breast tumours. Using this research, the team has developed a new blood test in order to create a diagnostic device.
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Oxford Scientists Develop Zinc-Based Blood Test for Breast Cancer

By Adele Graham-King -
A team of Oxford University scientists has for the first time shown that changes in a zinc isotope may be detectable in the blood to provide an indication of the presence of early breast tumours. Using this research, the team has developed a new blood test in order to create a diagnostic device.
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