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Nestlé Continues Medical Industry Expansion

Nestlé Continues Medical Industry Expansion

Nestlé Health Science S.A. recently announced that it will acquire Manchester, England-based Phagenesis Ltd. in a staged acquisition.

Nestlé Health Science S.A., a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., is the owner of more than a dozen nutritional

New Proposed Legislation: Doctors Must Report Med Device-Related Deaths & Injuries

Representatives Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) announced plans to propose the Medical Device Guardians Act of 2016. According to a press release from Rep. Fitzpatrick, the Act is “a package of bills aimed at

Darthmouth Unveils Magic Wand for Secure Data Transmission

Hanover, New Hampshire – Researchers at Dartmouth’s Department of Computer Science has unveiled “Wanda,” a prototype “magic wand” that securely transmits information to a medical device.

According

FDA Establishes Patient Engagement Advisory Committee

The FDA recently announced establishment of the Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC).  According to a notice published by the FDA, the PEAC will advise the Commissioner of the FDA, presently Dr. Stephen Ostroff, M.D., “on

EMBA Medical’s Hourglass™ Device Awarded CE Certificate

EMBA Medical Ltd., headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, recently announced that it has received CE certification for its Hourglass™ Peripheral Embolization Plug as a Class IIb medical device.

CE certification allows for free movement

IEEE Releases Med Device Cybersecurity Guidelines

Amid myriad media reports about potential vulnerabilities in medical device cybersecurity and the FDA’s efforts to strengthen medical device cybersecurity, the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative released a report entitled 

FDA Issues Draft Guidance Document on Acceptance of Foreign Medical Device Clinical Data

The FDA recently issued a draft guidance document regarding its policy of accepting scientifically valid clinical data from foreign clinical studies in support of premarket submissions for medical devices.  In view of the “increasingly

Cardinal Health to Acquire Cordis for $2 Billion

(March 2, 2015) Johnson & Johnson announced that Cardinal Health has made a binding offer to acquire Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson company, for $1.99 billion.  The press release indicates that the sale price includes $1.944

Bills to Repeal Medical Device Excise Tax Introduced

Congressman Erik Paulsen (R., Minn.) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) recently introduced bills H.R. 160 and S.149, respectively.  Both bills are part of an effort to repeal the 2.3% excise tax on medical device manufacturers

Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE Announces its Competition #2 Winners

Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE Announces its Competition #2 Winners

The Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE has announced its Q3 2014 Winners.  According to XPRIZE, a non-profit organization that manages public competitions to advance technological development, the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE was offered