Your Daily Dose of MedTech News on July 31, 2014.
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The 10 Top Medtech Stories of 2014
Top Medtech Breakthroughs of July
Novel Device Harvests Circulating Tumor Cells in Vivo
Medtronic Has an Internal App-etite for Apple Products
U.S. FDA Plans to Close 510(k) Loophole
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The 10 Top Medtech Stories of 2014
Medical device failure, the money, the history, the important medtech locations—Qmed readers have responded to grand themes so far in 2014. And why not? A great theme is an important part of a great story. Read on to find out what Qmed stories have been clicked on the most so far in 2014.
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Top Medtech Breakthroughs of July
From using Google Glass as a neural interface to utilizing heat-seeking missile technology for malaria detection to fly-inspired hearing aid technology, there were plenty of amazing medical technology breakthroughs to report on in July. Read on to find out more.
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Novel Device Harvests Circulating Tumor Cells in Vivo
The startup GILUPI was founded eight years ago in Berlin to develop a medical device that enables the detection of rare cells directly from the blood of patients. The company’s focus is currently on oncology—using the company’s “liquid biopsy” technique to harvest circulating tumor cells (“CTCs”) for diagnostic purposes.
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Medtronic Has an Internal App-etite for Apple Products
Medtech giant Medtronic apparently hasn’t slowed down on its appetite for using Apple technology internally—even as the iconic tech company is signaling its interest to compete more actively in the healthcare market. Medtronic “has developed over 175 internal iOS apps for over 16,500 iPhones used by its employees to facilitate sales, improve productivity and ensure that essential marketing materials are up to date,” Apple chief financial officer Luca Maestri told analysts during a recent conference call.
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U.S. FDA Plans to Close 510(k) Loophole
Medtech manufacturers may soon have clearer guidelines on how to get their products through the FDA’s 510(k) process—with the changes meant to address the widespread criticism of the regulatory pathway in recent years by Congress, consumer advocates, and others.
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Forefront Medical Technology
Forefront Medical Technology focuses exclusively on the medical device industry and thoroughly understands the needs of this market. As a specialty contract manufacturer with a focus in disposable diagnostic, drug infusion and medical device systems, Forefront Medical has extensive expertise with injection molding, extrusion, assembly and packaging of specialty medical disposable devices.
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Kleiss Gears
Kleiss Gears specializes in the custom design and manufacture of injection-molded plastic gears with a full range of gearing services including design, tooling, molding, inspection, testing and prototyping. Our customers include major medical OEMs and start-up enterprises at varying points in their product’s life-cycle.
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Medefab, Inc.
Founded in 1990 to serve the unique regulatory and manufacturing needs of the medical device industry, Medefab has grown over the last 20+ years as an exclusive contract manufacturer of medical devices large and small.
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Sabeu
SABEU offers contract manufacturing of micro-filtration membranes and injection molded components especially for medical and life science applications. SABEU provides customer benefit by providing venting and filtration membranes and injection molding services from a single source.
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