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  • Federal Circuit Affirms Invalidity for Exergen’s Non-contact Thermometer Patent

    In a per curiam decision the Federal Circuit upheld the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts' holding that certain claims of Exergen Corporation's U.S. Patent No. 7,787,938 was invalid as being directed to an abstract idea, and thus not infringed by Thermomedics, Inc. Exergen's original lawsuit alleged that Thermomedic's Caregiver non-contact thermometers infringed certain ...
  • FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Dissemination of Patient-Specific Information from Devices

    On June 10, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance advising manufacturers on appropriate and responsible dissemination of patient-specific information from medical devices. The draft guidance defines patient-specific information as "any information unique to an individual patient or unique to that patient’s treatment or diagnosis that, consistent with the ...
  • FDA Approves AspireAssist Obesity Device

    On June 14, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AspireAssist, an obesity treatment device that uses a surgically-placed tube to drain a portion of the stomach contents after every meal.  According to a press release by the manufacturer Aspire Bariatrics, the AspireAssist System is an endoscopic alternative to weight loss surgery for people with moderate to severe obesity an ...
Conferences
  • Sep

    18

    Vascular InterVentional Advances (VIVA)

    Wynn Hotel

    September 18 - 22, 2016

    Las Vegas, NV

    VIVA is the premier global, multidisciplinary course for vascular intervention and medicine. For the past 11 years, VIVA has defined excellence in professional education by offering attendees an innovative, provocative, and balanced educational experience, enhanced by the use of technology and electronic interaction between participants and faculty experts.

  • Oct

    29

    Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics

    Walter E. Washington Convention Center

    October 29 - November 2, 2016

    Washington, DC

    Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) is the world’s largest and most important educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. For over 25 years, TCT has been the center of cutting-edge educational content, showcasing the latest advances in current therapies and clinical research.