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  • Cook Medical Issues Voluntary Global Recall of Beacon Tip

    FDA's MedWatch recently posted a voluntary recall issued by Cook Medical recalling 4.1 million catheters using Cook's Beacon Tip technology.  The recall was initiated after 30 Medical Device Reports were received by the FDA.  A full list of affected catheters is provided here.   Previously, a recall for the Beacon Tip was issued in July 2015, which was subsequently expanded in October 2015 ...
  • Smith & Nephew Sells Its Gynecology Business for $350 Million

    Smith & Nephew recently announced that it will sell its gynecology business to Medtronic for $350 million.  As part of the sale, Medtronic will obtain Smith & Nephew’s key gynecological surgical solution, called the TRUCLEAR System.  The System is a medical technology platform used to remove abnormal uterine tissue such as polyps and fibroids for diagnostic biopsy.  According to S ...
  • CardiAQ Wins $70 Million in Trade Secrets Suit

    A federal jury found in favor of CardiAQ in a lawsuit filed against former service provider, Neovasc. The jury found that Neovasc breached the non-disclosure agreement between the parties, misappropriated CardiAQ's trade secrets, and breached its duty of honest performance to CardiAQ. The jury awarded $70 million in damages for trade secret misappropriation. CardiAQ co-founder J. Brent Ratz sai ...
Conferences
  • Jun

    14

    MD&M East

    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

    June 14 - 16, 2016

    New York, NY

    For over 30 years, MD&M East has been your trusted resource for every aspect of medical device development. No matter where you are in the product development life cycle, you’ll find the thought-leadership, education, suppliers, and resources you require to bring your medical device from paper to patent.

  • 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.