Recent Press Releases

FDA Clears Siemens SOMATOM Force CT System

MALVERN, Pa.--Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the SOMATOM® Force computed tomography (CT) system – the next generation in dual...

llumina Reports Strong Start to Fiscal Year 2014

SAN DIEGO--Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. First quarter 2014 results: Revenue of $421 million, a 27% increase compared to $331...

Cook Medical Launches Instinct™ Endoscopic Hemoclip

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--The Instinct™ Endoscopic Hemoclip is now available to gastroenterologists in major global markets. The clip is used to stop gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding, which is a...

Boston Scientific Begins Clinical Trial of ACUITY™ X4 LV Pacing Leads and RELIANCE™ 4-FRONT ICD Leads

NATICK, Mass. -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has conducted the first implant in the clinical trial of the next generation ACUITY™ X4 left-ventricular (LV) pacing leads and...

Thermo Fisher Scientific Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

WALTHAM, Mass.--Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 29, 2014. The company's...

Guardant Health Announces $30 Million Series B Financing Led By Khosla Ventures

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guardant Health™ today announced the completion of its Series B financing, for over $30 million, to support the continued commercial...

Medtronic Announces First U.S. Implant of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator System Designed to Allow Full-Body MRI Scans

Medtronic Announces First U.S. Implant of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator System Designed to Allow Full-Body MRI Scans First Patient Enrolled in U.S. Pivotal Clinical Trial to Evaluate the...

Medtronic Announces First U.S. Implant of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator System Designed to Allow Full-Body MRI Scans

First Patient Enrolled in U.S. Pivotal Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Evera MRI(TM) ICD System MINNEAPOLIS - April 22, 2014 -Medtronic today announced the first U.S. implant of the...

Smiths Medical Launches Pneupac® paraPAC plus™ in U.S. and Canada

ST. PAUL, Minn.--Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, today announced the launch of its Pneupac®paraPAC plus™ ventilator in the U.S. and Canada. The ventilator,...

Conventus Orthopaedics, Inc. Secures $10 Million Credit Facility to Support Continued Growth

MINNEAPOLIS--Conventus Orthopaedics, Inc., has closed on a $10 million credit facility to help fund commercialization of the FDA cleared and CE-marked Conventus DRS™ to treat distal radius...

Cochlear Receives FDA Approval of the Aqua+ Accessory - the Cochlear™ Nucleus® System is Now the World's Most Waterproof Cochlear Implant System(1)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Aqua+ accessory, the...

Bacterin Announces Preliminary First Quarter 2014 Revenue

Bacterin Announces Preliminary First Quarter 2014 Revenue Core recurring Biologics revenues up 20% from prior year First Quarter total revenue in the range of $8.7 million to $8.9 million, an...

FEDERAL APPEALS COURT AGREES TO MEDTRONIC REQUEST TO POSTPONE INJUNCTION

MINNEAPOLIS – April 21, 2014 – The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals today granted a request from Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) to postpone the implementation of an injunction that would...

Quest Diagnostics Completes Acquisition of Summit Health

MADISON, N.J., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, has completed the previously announced acquisition of...

Update on CoreValve Federal District Court Ruling; Court Agrees to Expedited Appeal

MINNEAPOLIS - April 21, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today issued an updated statement on the recent ruling by Federal District Court of Delaware. The ruling granted in part Edwards...

EndoStim LES Stimulation System Receives CE Marking for MRI Scans

THE HAGUE, Netherlands and ST. LOUIS, -- EndoStim BV announced that the EndoStim LES Stimulation System has received CE Marking for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and is now conditionally...

Endurant AAA Stent Graft from Medtronic Continues Exceptional Long-Term Performance in Observational Studies

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Endurant AAA stent graft system from Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) continues to demonstrate exceptional long-term performance in the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic...

Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Announces New Financing for Next Generation Temperature-Sensing Cardiac Ablation Catheter for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Announces New Financing for Next Generation Temperature-Sensing Cardiac Ablation Catheter for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias - Led by New Enterprise Associates and...

OPKO Acquires Next Generation Dry Powder Inhaler to Treat Respiratory Disorders

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Inspiro Medical Ltd. ("Inspiro"), an Israeli medical device company developing a new...

VENTURE CAPITAL DOLLARS INVESTED IN Q1 2014 REACHES HIGHEST QUARTERLY TOTAL SINCE Q2 2001, ACCORDING TO THE MONEYTREE REPORT

Dollars Invested in Software Companies Reaches $4 Billion for the First Time Since Q4 2000 WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 – Venture capitalists invested $9.5 billion in 951 deals in the first...