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Tue, 2013-02-05 21:11

The ‘States’ of competitiveness is released by AdvaMed

AdvaMed and its  State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA) released earlier today a comprehensive state-based policy agenda aimed at preserving America’s global leadership in medical innovation. Building on AdvaMed’s federal-level Competitiveness ......More
Wed, 2013-01-30 18:49

Why it is critical to understand the role of BLDC motors in medical applications

By Michael Bloom, president, Sinotech, Portland, OR Technology, science, and medical devices are similar in that they never cease to advance. Medical devices piggyback on the latest discoveries to provide patients with the best, most  ......More
Wed, 2013-01-23 20:55

In today's environment, medtech companies must consider many risks—and make sure they're covered

In this Q&A, Patty Nichols, director of medical technology at Travelers, speaks about emerging risks in the industry. What is different for medtech companies in the world of product liability in today’s environment? First of all, very few ......More
Wed, 2013-01-02 16:01

Fiscal cliff package won't diminish opposition to medical device tax, says AdvaMed

In case you're wondering how the "fiscal cliff" legislation will impact efforts to repeal the medical device tax, you'll want to read the following statement issued this morning by Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of AdvaMed:   “The effort to ......More
Wed, 2012-12-12 20:09

Device recalls and corrections: establish strategies and be prepared

In this guest blog, Cheryl Shea-Frederick, Director, Regulatory Affairs at ArthroCare Corporation, who will be speaking at the marcus evans Medical Device Safety Monitoring and Reporting event in Las Vegas January 17-18, 2013, shares her thoughts on ......More
Mon, 2012-12-10 15:41

“Big data” is, well, big

By Leslie Gordon Among other topics, a panel at Cleveland Clinic’s recent 2012 Medical Innovation Summit in Cleveland, discussed the size, meaning, and impact on the medical industry of the large amounts of data coming from healthcare IT applications. ......More
Mon, 2012-11-12 17:48

The election is over: how does it affect FDA and you?

With the election now over, the shape of the administration and of the 113th Congress remain largely unchanged. But some new faces will be in the mix, and the election results mean that legislation left hanging can move forward. John R. Manthei, a ......More
Thu, 2012-10-18 13:00

Guest blog: Monitoring the safety of post-market medical devices

In this guest blog, Tatyana Chorny, Regulatory Affairs, Post-Market Surveillance & Complaints Management at Philips Healthcare, who will be speaking at the marcus evans Medical Device Safety Monitoring and Reporting event in Las Vegas January 17-18, ......More
Tue, 2012-09-11 15:51

AdvaMed responds to hearing on IRS's implementation of device tax

AdvaMed President and CEO Stephen Ubl released the following statement today regarding the House Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means hearing on the medical device excise tax's implementation and administration: While ......More
Tue, 2012-08-28 19:55

Hazard analysis as function of quality management in medical design

By Tim Lozier, EtQ Life is full of “what ifs.” “What if I didn't turn left instead of right,” “What if I hadn't taken that job,” “What if I ordered a venti instead of a grande.” We always look back on our decisions and wonder what would have ......More
Fri, 2012-08-10 12:32

New microcoil systems to aid in treatment of aneurisms

Codman Neurovascular, Inc, has launched two new products, which for the first time puts the company's Orbit Galaxy Coils on the Enpower Detachment System, developed by Micrus Endovascular. Both new microcoil systems--the Deltamaxx Microcoil System, ......More
Thu, 2012-07-19 13:28

AdvaMed's Ubl weighs in on tax reform for hearing before House before Ways and Means Committee

The following is the written testimony from AdvaMed President and CEO Steve Ubl submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee for the July19th hearing on tax reform and the manufacturing sector  Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony ......More
Fri, 2012-07-13 19:34

Quality lifecycle management: Three ways using quality and compliance data can influence change in the product lifecycle

By Tim Lozier, EtQ, Inc. We live in a complex world. There is scarcely a day that goes by when we don't encounter new and complex changes to our lifestyle. In our personal daily life, it used to be “I'll have a coffee –it is now, “I'll have a ......More
Tue, 2012-06-12 16:37

Study confirms FDA process has 'substantial influence' on device industry investment, development decisions

A team of researchers at Northwestern University has published results about the FDA 510(k) medical device review process in the June issue of the Journal of Medical Devices. The study is touted as "the largest-ever industry-wide survey." The study ......More
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