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Medtronic and Covidien Shareholders Bless $43B Merger

Only the High Court of Ireland remains to weigh in on the merger between Medtronic and Covidien.

On Tuesday, Medtronic and Covidien shareholders approved various proposals cementing the $42.9 billion deal between the two prominent medical device companies on either… Read more →

The U.S. Medical Device Market At a Glance

The U.S. medical device market will grow albeit at a slower pace due to reimbursement challenges.

The U.S. medical device market has to withstand many headwinds, including reimbursement challenges, yet the industry still is the largest market globally. This one… Read more →

FDA Approves Medtronic’s Drug-Coated Balloon For PAD In Upper Leg

Medtronic announced the FDA approval of a drug-coated balloon therapy for peripheral artery disease in the upper leg on Monday. The product was approved in Europe in 2009.

This is the second DCB that the FDA has approved for commercial… Read more →

Tribology and testing of orthopaedic implants white paper published by Lucideon

Lucideon, the international materials development and testing company, has published a new white paper, ‘Tribology and Testing of Orthopaedic Implants’.

Written by Aia Malik, Healthcare Product Manager, and Dr. Chris Pickles, consultant to Lucideon, the paper looks at the assessment… Read more →

The best medical technologies of 2014

Medgadget has been around for a good ten years now, covering the developments in medical technology better than anyone else. There is no other news source that’s as obsessively focused on reporting the technological developments that are changing clinical practice… Read more →


Scientists look for nanostructures that allow compatibility between metal and human bone tissues

One of the goals of Cimav specialists is to develop biomedical implants needed in Mexico, as the ones existing in the domestic market are usually manufactured abroad.

Various scientific projects performed at the Research Center for Advanced Materials (Cimav), Unit… Read more →

Nanotech used to engineer ACL replacements

Lindsey Vonn. Derrick Rose. Tom Brady. Mickey Mantle. They have all fallen victim to the dreaded pop of the knee. Connecting the femur to the tibia, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is one of the most devastating injuries in… Read more →

New Devices May Bring Improved Treatment To Stroke Patients

A large new trial provides the first substantial evidence that new devices can improve the outcome of patients who have acute ischemic stroke. Earlier, less sophisticated versions of the devices had produced disappointing results in clinical trials. The previous trials may also… Read more →

Seven life-changing surgeries made possible by 3D printing

Though printing items like chocolate and pizza might be satisfying enough for some, 3D printing still holds a lot of unfulfilled potential. Talk abounds of disrupting manufacturing, changing the face of construction and even building metal components in space. While… Read more →

WSU researchers working on better bone-like materials used in hip and knee replacements

Washington State University researchers are working to improve materials used in hip and knee replacements so that they last longer and allow patients to quickly get back on their feet after surgery.

Led by Susmita Bose, professor in the School… Read more →

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