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The Show Must Go On: Why Expos and Trade Shows Still Matter
2 days ago

"When the biggest players spend on marketing, they spend big, which in the trade show setting means creating elaborate experiences designed to capture the interest of a handful of big decision-makers," - Brent Turner....


Siemens Healthineers Announces New Strategic Relationship in Molecular Testing with Fast-track Diagnostics
Tue Jun 13 2017

Siemens Healthineers brings FTD’s assays and multisyndromic panels onto expanded menu for VERSANT® kPCR Molecular System...


Class 1 Recall: Zimmer Biomet Recalls Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators Due to Potential of Harmful Chemicals Which May Be Toxic to Tissues and Organs
Wed May 31 2017

Zimmer Biomet is recalling the SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIb Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators due to higher than allowed levels of potential harmful chemicals....


Class 1 Recall: Magellan Diagnostics Inc. Recalls LeadCare Plus and Ultra Testing Systems Due to Inaccurate Test Results
Fri May 26 2017

Magellan Diagnostics is recalling the LeadCare Plus and the LeadCare Ultra Testing Systems because they may underestimate the blood lead levels (BLL) and give inaccurate results when processing venous blood samples....


Class 1 Recall: Abbott Vascular Recalls Coronary Catheters Due to Risks Stemming from Difficulty Removing Balloon Sheath
Wed May 24 2017

Abbott has initiated a recall of specific lots of three catheters due to 19 reports of injury, and 1 report of death associated with difficulty removing the protective balloon sheath, resulting in issues with inflating or deflating the balloon....


Class 1 Recall: Abbott-Thoratec Recalls HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller Due to Risk of Patient Injury and/or Death during Backup Controller Exchange
Wed May 24 2017

Patients may sometimes need to change to their backup back-up system controller during the course of ventricular assist therapy....


Class 1 Recall: ReFlow Recalls Wingman 35 Crossing Catheters due to Tip Separation
Wed May 17 2017

Reflow is recalling the Wingman 35 Crossing Catheter due to a risk of the catheter tip splitting or separating....


Class 1 Recall: Medtronic Recalls StrataMR Adjustable Valves and Shunts Which May Cause Fluid Buildup in the Brain
Thu Apr 20 2017

Medtronic is recalling the StrataMR Adjustable Valves and Shunts due to a design problem which may cause the valve opening pressures to be higher than specified and increase the resistance to the cerebrospinal fluid flow....


Class 1 Recall: Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Recalls the Prelude® Short Sheath Introducer - Sheath May Separate During Use
Fri Mar 31 2017

Merit Medical Systems Inc. is recalling the Prelude® Short Sheath Introducer due to a manufacturing defect which may cause the tip to separate from the sheath during the insertion procedure....


Class 1 Recall: FDA Warns Of Potentially Contaminated SPS-1 Static Preservation Solution Distributed by Organ Recovery Systems, Inc.: FDA Safety Communication
Thu Mar 09 2017

The FDA wants to heighten awareness about the potential for bacterial contamination of SPS-1, and provide recommendations to health care facilities to help mitigate potential patient exposure to infectious bacteria....

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