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Boston Scientific to buy Endo's AMS urology portfolio for $1.65bn US-based medical equipment manufacturer Boston Scientific has signed an agreement with Endo International to acquire American Medical Systems’ (AMS) urology portfolio, for around $1.6bn in cash. News
Boston Scientific to buy Endo's AMS urology portfolio for $1.65bn By MDBR Staff Writer
US-based medical equipment manufacturer Boston Scientific has signed an agreement with Endo International to acquire American Medical Systems’ (AMS) urology portfolio, for around $1.6bn in cash.
News Penumbra to introduce new vascular embolization device By MDBR Staff Writer
US-based specialty interventional therapies firm Penumbra will introduce its new vascular embolization device, Peripheral Occlusion Device (POD), at the Society of Interventional Radiology 2015 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
News Allergan’s gel-filled breast implants receives FDA approval By MDBR Staff Writer
Healthcare firm Allergan has obtained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Natrelle Inspira round gel-filled smooth breast implants.
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Nikon to acquire retinal imaging firm Optos for £259.3m By MDBR Staff Writer
Japanese optical instruments manufacturer Nikon has agreed to acquire Scotland-based Optos, for around £259.3m.
News Sweden’s KUH, Cerus partner for Intercept Blood System By MDBR Staff Writer
Biomedical products producer Cerus has entered into a three-year agreement with Sweden-based Karolinska University Hospital (KUH) to provide Intercept Blood System for platelets.
News Boston Scientific receives FDA approval for SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization System By MDBR Staff Writer
Medical equipment manufacturer Boston Scientific has received 510(k) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization System.
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Sorin, Cyberonics to merge and create new firm NewCo
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Medical device firms Sorin Group and Cyberonics have announced plan to merge and create a new global medical technology firm, NewCo.
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BoneSupport’s Cerement obtains approval in India
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Sweden-based BoneSupport has obtained regulatory approval from the Central Drugs Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) and their Medical Device Approval Committee (MDAC) to commercialize Cerement Bone Void Filler and Cerament G in India.
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Diagnostics

Boston Scientific receives FDA approval for SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization System
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Medical equipment manufacturer Boston Scientific has received 510(k) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization System.
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Meridian Bioscience’s two new molecular diagnostic tests receive CE mark approval
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US-based Meridian Bioscience has received CE mark approval for two new molecular diagnostic tests for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG).
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Patient Care

Cook Medical introduces new SialoCath Salivary Duct Catheter
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US-based medical device firm Cook Medical has introduced a new SialoCath Salivary Duct Catheter, developed to treat obstructive salivary gland disorders.
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3M to buy health care products manufacturer Ivera Medical
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Science-based company 3M has signed agreement to acquire health care products manufacturer Ivera Medical, for an undisclosed sum.
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Technology

Sotera Wireless buys Reflectance Medical in US
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US-based medical device firm Sotera Wireless has acquired privately-held company Reflectance Medical (RMI), for an undisclosed sum, as part of efforts to expand opportunities in military, electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and emergency markets.
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iWorx Systems unveils new Serial Interface Software
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US-based iWorx Systems has introduced a new Serial Interface Software, which will allow experiment builder platforms to communicate with iWorx LabScribe v3 Recording and Analysis Software.
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Contract Services

BSD Medical, Comed Medical Specialties sign distribution agreement for microthermx microwave ablation products
BSD Medical, a provider of medical systems that utilize heat therapy to treat cancer, announced that the company has signed an agreement with Comed Medical Specialties (Comed) for the sales and distribution of the MicroThermX Microwave Ablation (MicroThermX) line of products.
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Femasys signs distribution agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical for FemCerv device for diagnosis of cervical cancer
Femasys Inc., an emerging medical device developer of women's healthcare solutions, announced today that it has entered into a nationwide distribution agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical to sell and distribute Femasys' FEMCERV Endocervical Sampler. FEMCERV collects a tissue sample of a woman's endocervical canal for histological analysis when cervical cancer is suspected.
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Certification

Valtronic buys new Viscom S3088 Ultra 3D AOI system
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Valtronic, a miniaturized electronic products manufacturer, has bought a new Viscom S3088 Ultra 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) system, in a bid to enhance its inspection capabilities.
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Command Medical expands cleanroom manufacturing space in Nicaragua facility
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US-based Command Medical Products has expanded the cleanroom manufacturing space in its Managua facility, Nicaragua, Central America.
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