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Start-Up Develops Device to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

By Bruce Gain -
The Chicago-based startup SwipeSense has developed hand sanitizer dispensers with a wireless data tracking capability designed to help prevent in-hospital infections.

How Siemens Healthcare is Gearing Up for a Paradigm Shift in Medical Technology

By Andreas Knoch -
Siemen’s healthcare division enjoys greater independence as of 1 May. The move can be seen as a response to major shifts in the medical technology business.
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Organizers Cease to Run Medtec UK, Medtec France to Focus on Medtec Europe

By Thomas Klein -
The Medtec events team from UBM announced that would stop to run the domestic events in France, Italy and the UK in order to be able to concentrate on the yearly Pan-European Medtec Europe event in Stuttgart.
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Organizers Cease to Run Medtec UK, Medtec France to Focus on Medtec Europe

By Thomas Klein -
The Medtec events team from UBM announced that would stop to run the domestic events in France, Italy and the UK in order to be able to concentrate on the yearly Pan-European Medtec Europe event in Stuttgart.
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Laser-Based Manufacturing Process for Precise Optical Fibers

By Michael Lang -
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin have developed a new process for manufacturing optical fibers, which can be used to cauterize unhealthy veins.

Scottish Company Develops Next Generation Bionic Hand

By Thomas Klein -
An electric prosthetic hand, with five individually powered fingers and offering 36 grip patterns, was presented at the IPSO Congress in Lyon. It is a world first.

Zimmer Closes Biomet Deal, Sells Assets

By Thomas Klein -
Zimmer said that it closed the $14 billion acquisition of its former rival Biomet and would change its name to Zimmer Biomet Holdings.
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FDA Approves Medtronic’s Repositionable TAVR Device

By Thomas Klein -
FDA approved the next generation of Medtronic’s transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device, according to a company press release.

Medtronic Recalls Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes

By Thomas Klein -
Medtronic said on Wednesday that it launched a voluntary recall of certain lots of Covidien’s tracheostomy tubes for children.
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Medtronic Recalls Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes

By Thomas Klein -
Medtronic said on Wednesday that it launched a voluntary recall of certain lots of Covidien’s tracheostomy tubes for children.
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