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Michael Burns
Michael Burns
Michael Burns is an associate in the firm's Orange County office. Dr. Burns' practice focuses on patent prosecution for mechanical, medical device, and life science clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Burns did post-doctoral research on cardiovascular systems. At the University of Chicago, Dr. Burns was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award to study how oxygen affects blood vessel growth in the lung. At the Ohio State University, Dr. Burns designed and built a flow system for studying how best to restore blood flow after someone has suffered a heart attack.

Dr. Burns worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2013 and joined the firm in 2014.
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EU Finalizes Medical Device Regulations

EU Finalizes Medical Device Regulations

The European Council has released the final versions of its Medical Device Regulations (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostics Regulations (IVDR).  According to JDSupra, the Council of the European Union will vote on March 7, 2017 whether to adopt

Medical Device Investor Forum – Oct. 27-28 in Irvine, CA

Medical Device Investor Forum – Oct. 27-28 in Irvine, CA

OCTANe, an Orange County-based non-profit life sciences and technology accelerator organization, has announced the agenda for its 11th Annual Medical Device & Investor Forum (MDIF), which will be held on October 27-28, 2016, in

Zimmer Biomet Buys LDR Holding for $1 Billion

Warsaw, Indiana-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.  recently announced it will purchase LDR Holding Corp. for approximately $1.0 billion.  PR Newswire notes that Zimmer Biomet will commence a tender offer to acquire all outstanding

Box DICOM Viewer Cleared as Class II Medical Device

California-based Box Inc. announced recently that the FDA has cleared the company’s DICOM Viewer as a Class II Medical device. DICOM, which stands for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine, is the standard for the communication

TransEnterix Acquires ALF-X for $99.8 Million

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based TransEnterix, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the surgical robotics division of SOFAR S.p.A., an Italian health care company. According to the announcement, the deal is a cash and

Medtronic to Acquire Transcatheter Mitral Valve Startup

Medtronic recently agreed to pay up to $458 million for California-based Twelve, Inc., a privately-held developer of transcatheter mitral valve replacement devices.  The terms of the deal include $408 million at closing and $50 million

Abbott Expands Presence in Heart Valve Repair

Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories recently announced two transactions intended to increase Abbott’s presence in mitral valve replacement therapy and bolster its structural heart portfolio.  First, Abbott will acquire Minnesota-based

Cardinal Health to Acquire The Harvard Drug Group for $1.1 Billion

Ohio-based Cardinal Health (CAH)  has agreed to buy Michigan-headquartered The Harvard Drug Group (THDG) for $1.12 billion. According to press releases, THDG, which is currently owned by Court Square Capital Partners, is a distributor

Expedited Access Program Begins For Medical Devices

Expedited Access Program Begins For Medical Devices

On April 15th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began its Expedited Access Program (EAP), which is designed to get certain medical devices to market sooner. Under the EAP program, device sponsors collaborate early with Center

Cardio3 BioSciences Acquires CorQuest Medical

Cardio3 BioSciences recently announced that it has acquired CorQuest Medical Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed. CorQuest Medical is a U.S.-based company that develops new devices and technologies for cardiac surgery. CorQuest