Recent Press Releases

Alcon to acquire WaveTec Vision, developer of first commercialized intra-operative guidance system for enhanced cataract outcomes

ORA System® provides key intra-operative measurements for refractive cataract surgery to improve precision of surgical implantation of intraocular lenses (IOLs) ...

Discovery may help treat memory disorders resulting from stroke, Alzheimer's and brain injury

Contact: Marla Paul marla-paul@northwestern.edu 312-503-8928 Northwestern University Electric current to brain boosts memory CHICAGO --- Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive...

Medtronic Receives Clearance for the SHILLA™ Growth Guidance System

MEMPHIS, TN – Aug. 28, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), today announced the 510(k) clearance and launch of the SHILLA™ Growth Guidance System. The system is designed for treatment of...

Imaging System Guides Brain Tumor Removal to Improve Patient Outcomes

Imaging System Guides Brain Tumor Removal to Improve Patient Outcomes New system is more accurate, spares healthy tissue, and costs less than current methods During tumor surgery, surgeons work to...

ReShape Medical® Announces New Data Showing Clinically Significant Weight Loss with the ReShape™ Procedure in EU Commercial Use

Analysis of post-market experience using the ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System in Spain to be highlighted at IFSO 2014 World Congress PR Newswire MONTREAL and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Aug....

Covidien Acquires Venous Disease Treatment Developer Sapheon, Inc.

Transaction expands Covidien's market leading portfolio with next generation technology for treatment of varicose veins DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug 28, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Covidien plc COV, -0.28% today...

St. Jude Medical Resolves FDA Warning Letter for Plano Facility

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that...

Varian Medical Systems Groundbreaking on Facility Expansion Triggers Influx of New Jobs to Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems today broke ground on new construction that will expand its current Salt Lake City manufacturing facility and allow for the...

EnteroMedics Announces Three Year Diabetes, Hypertension and Weight Loss Data from the Maestro(R) RC System DM2 ENABLE Study

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other...

Medtronic, Inc. (MDT) Announces First Implants In Largest-Ever, Global Trial Of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

MINNEAPOLIS - Aug. 27, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) today announced the first implants in a clinical trial that will compare patient and healthcare system outcomes - including patient mortality...

President Obama Highlights New DARPA Program Aimed at Developing Novel Therapies Customized to Individual Patients

President Obama Highlights New DARPA Program Aimed at Developing Novel Therapies Customized to Individual Patients August 26, 2014 ElectRx aims to explore neuromodulation of organ functions to help...

FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Executive Actions to Fulfill our Promises to Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Today, President Obama will address the American Legion's 96th convention and outline the five priorities the Administration is focused on to ensure we are fulfilling our promises to service...

GI Dynamics, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Medical Device Industry Veteran Michael D. Dale as President & Chief Executive Officer

GI Dynamics, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Medical Device Industry Veteran Michael D. Dale as President & Chief Executive Officer Stuart A. Randle to Step Down from CEO Role LEXINGTON, Mass....

Covidien Acquires Venous Disease Treatment Developer Sapheon, Inc.

Covidien Acquires Venous Disease Treatment Developer Sapheon, Inc. Transaction expands Covidien's market leading portfolio with next generation technology for treatment of varicose veins August 28,...

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX) Release: Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better Than Conventional Methods Alone, According To Journal Of Rheumatology Study

MADISON, N.J., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A novel biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has significant potential to help physicians better identify early-stage disease, when treatment can often...

Medtronic Acquires NGC Medical to Strengthen Its Integrated Health Solutions Portfolio

Hospital Managed Services Business Adds to Medtronic's Growing Healthcare Services and Solutions Portfolio OLOCHENAZ - August 27, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced that it has...

PRESIDENT OBAMA HIGHLIGHTS NEW DARPA PROGRAM AIMED AT DEVELOPING NOVEL THERAPIES CUSTOMIZED TO INDIVIDUAL PATIENTS

The body's peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process...

Healthsense nabs $10 mln

Boston, Mass. & Minneapolis, Minn. – Aug. 19, 2014 –Healthsense,® Inc.,the fastest growing provider of technology-enabled care solutions for the senior care continuum, announced...

U.S. Has Seen Widespread Adoption of Robot-Assisted Cancer Surgery to Remove the Prostate

A new study reveals that the U.S. has experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate removal surgery to treat prostate cancer in recent years. The BJU International study also found that...