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Olympus Sued Over “Superbug” Infections

The New York Times recently reported that 179 patients at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center were exposed to a potentially deadly “superbug” between October of 2014 and January of 2015.  As of February 18, the infection of seven patients

FDA Posts Largest-Ever Medical Device Recall

FDA Posts Largest-Ever Medical Device Recall

On August 29, 2014, the FDA issued 233 Class I medical device recalls for products manufactured by Customed.  According to its website, Puerto Rico-based Customed is a  medical supplies leader and distributes a wide range of products

Wright Medical Technology Files for Inter Partes Review of Orthophoenix Patents

Wright Medical Technology Files for Inter Partes Review of Orthophoenix Patents

On June 6, 2014, Wright Medical Technology, Inc. (“WMT”) filed first and second petitions with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board requesting inter partes review of both U.S. Patent No. 6,440,138 (“the ‘138 Patent”)

Opko Health to Acquire Inspiro Medical Ltd.

According to the South Florida Business Journal and Opko press release, Miami Florida-based Opko Health, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Israeli medical device company Inspiro Medical Ltd.  The terms of the acquisition

If you have to ask, you can’t afford it. . .

The cost of medical devices is something few seem to know.  A recent study published in Health Affairs found that few orthopedic surgeons are aware of the costs of the devices they implant.

Bloomberg Businessweek reports that over 80%