Hospitals & Healthcare News

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ReCor Medical Announces Key Milestones in RADIANCE-HTN Hypertension Clinical Study

Monday, October 31, 2016

ReCor Medical announced today key milestones in its RADIANCEHTN clinical trial to evaluate the effect of the ReCor Paradise Renal Denervation System on blood pressure in patients with hypertension RADIANCEHTN is an IDEapproved blinded randomized and shamcontrolled trial designed to evaluate the blo..

Teleflex Incorporated Signs New Agreement with Premier Inc. for Implantable Infusion Ports

Monday, October 31, 2016

Teleflex Incorporated a leading global provider of medical technologies for critical care and surgery has announced a new group purchasing agreement with Premier Inc a leading healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 3750 US hospitals and 130000 other providers to transfo..

FDA Clears VITROS® Automation Solutions from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Ortho a global leader of in vitro diagnostics today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared its VITROS Automation Solutions for use with Orthos VITROS Chemistry Immunodiagnostics and Integrated Systems allowing US clinical laboratories using VITROS A..

SyntheticMR and Siemens Healthineers sign cooperation agreement

Saturday, October 29, 2016

SyntheticMR AB and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a cooperation agreement making the SyMRI software packages from SyntheticMR compatible with MRI scanners from Siemens Healthineers and available to their customers I am very pleased to be able to present Siemens Healthineers one of the globa..

St. Jude halts pacemaker implants due to data, battery issues

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Medical device maker St Jude Medical Inc said on Friday it has notified doctors to stop implants of one of its cardiac pacemakers citing reports of problems with electronic data reporting caused by a battery malfunction that could put patients at risk The affected device is the Nanostim leadless ca..

Zimmer Biomet Acquires RespondWell® Telerehabilitation Platform for Zimmer Biomet Signature Solutions

Friday, October 28, 2016

Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare today announced the acquisition of RespondWell an awardwinning telerehabilitation technology designed to provide personalized cliniciansupervised postsurgical physical therapy in the comfort of a patient39s home The acquisition..

Post Acute Medical, LLC, Begins Construction on Rehabilitation Hospital in Las Vegas

Friday, October 28, 2016

Post Acute Medical LLC PAM announced that it has begun construction on the PAM Rehabilitation of Centennial Hills 6100 North Durango Drive Las Vegas Nevada The 45bed hospital will be the first freestanding rehabilitation hospital in the region north of Las Vegas and the first for PAM in Nevada Pos..

Vocera Acquires Extension Healthcare

Friday, October 28, 2016

Vocera Communications Inc the leading healthcare communications company today announced that it has acquired Extension Healthcare for approximately 55 million in an allcash transaction Based in Fort Wayne Ind Extension Healthcare is a leading provider of clinical eventdriven communication and workfl..

Oventus Medical Signs Strategic Collaboration Agreement with 1300 SMILES Ltd

Friday, October 28, 2016

Oventus Medical Ltd is proud to announce it has entered into a collaboration agreement with 1300SMILES Ltd This collaboration allows 1300SMILESs dentists to provide treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea OSA sufferers with the use of Oventus products Managing Director of 1300SMILES Dr ..

Varian and McKesson Specialty Health Announce Strategic Agreement for Advanced Radiotherapy Equipment and Software

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Varian Medical Systems and McKesson Specialty Health announced a strategic agreement for the deployment and servicing of Varian advanced radiotherapy equipment and software over a threeyear period across The US Oncology Network and Vantage Oncology affiliated sites of care This multiyear agreement d..

St. Jude Medical Shareholders Approve Merger with Abbott

Thursday, October 27, 2016

St Jude Medical Inc a global medical device company today announced that based on the preliminary voting results from St Jude Medicals Annual Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today St Jude Medical shareholders approved the merger agreement under which Abbott NYSE ABT will acquire St Jude Medical..

Brazil and Colombia to scale up bacterial fight against Zika and dengue

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Health authorities in Colombia and Brazil will launch largescale mosquitocontrol campaigns using a using naturally occurring bacteria known as Wolbachia to fight the spread of dengue and Zika viruses among people Smallscale trials of the technique which involves infecting mosquitoes with Wolbachia ..

Frazier Healthcare Partners Acquires Matrix Medical Network

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Frazier Healthcare Partners Frazier is pleased to announce that it has closed on the acquisition of a majority share of Matrix Medical Network Matrix from Providence Service Corporation Providence PRSC Based in Scottsdale AZ Matrix is a leading provider of inhome facility and communitybased risk adj..

Pinnacle Spine Group Announces Launch of InFill® V2 Lateral Interbody Device for Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgeries

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Pinnacle Spine Group LLC a developer of innovative spinal fusion solutions engineered to deliver optimal bone graft volume and grafttoendplate contact today announced the launch of its InFill V2 Lateral Interbody Device The innovative InFill V2 Lateral Interbody Fusion device features a larger singl..

Amgen To Invest In Israel-Based eHealth Ventures

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Amgen Europe GmbH an affiliate of Amgen Inc announced an investment in eHealth Ventures an Israelbased digital health incubator The investment reflects Amgen39s commitment to serving patients by driving innovation and sustainable healthcare through technology discovery and recognizes the importance ..

INTEGRIS Introduces Innovative Micro-Hospitals to Central Oklahoma

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

INTEGRIS announces a major initiative to build and operate microhospitals in a number of locations across central Oklahoma The first INTEGRIS microhospital will open in south Moore in 2018 with at least three other facilities planned to open in different quadrants of Oklahoma City within the next 24..

Svelte Medical Systems Announces CE Mark Certification of DIRECT RX™

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Svelte Medical Systems Inc announced it received CE Mark certification of the DIRECT SirolimusEluting Coronary Stent RapidExchange RX System for the treatment of coronary artery disease The first patient to receive DIRECT RX was treated by Auke Weevers MD a practicing interventional cardiologist at ..

FDA seeks to improve hospital reporting of device injuries

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking to improve hospital reporting of injuries and deaths associated with medical devices after inspections at 17 hospitals revealed widespread underreporting of such events The FDA initiated the inspections following highprofile safety scandals involving p..

BioCardia Closes Merger With Tiger X Medical, Inc.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

BioCardia Inc today announced completion of its merger with Tiger X Medical Inc effective today In connection with the merger Tiger X Medical will change its name to BioCardia Inc The combined company will commence trading under the symbol BCDA as of the open of market October 26 2016 on OTC PINK I..

Life Care to pay record $145 million over false claims

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Life Care Centers of America Inc and its owner Forrest Preston agreed to pay 145 million to resolve a US lawsuit accusing the company of submitting false claims for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable necessary or skilled the US Department of Justice said on Monday The accord w..

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