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  June 2018
 
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Stryker, Boston Scientific Merger Rumors Fizzle Out

According to sources at the Wall Street Journal, Stryker had recently begun a takeover approach to Boston Scientific. However, only two days following this report, Stryker confirmed in a regulatory filing that they are not in merger talks with Boston Scientific. Following the original news release and prior to Stryker’s official statement, speculation was high. The notion of a merger between Boston Scientific and Stryker came as a surprise, but to many, it was not an implausible outcome. The two companies are no strangers to doing business together. In 2010, the pair participated in a...

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75 Million Endoscopies Performed Annually According to iData Research Procedure Analysis

iData Research, a leading international market research and consulting firm, has published numerous studies from their latest endoscopic research that quantifies nearly 700 CPT® and ICD codes across the United States. Research showed that in 2017, there were approximately 75 million endoscopies performed annually in the United States. Included in this total are the ear, nose and throat, laparoscopy, gynecology, urology and gastrointestinal endoscopy markets. Of the approximately 75 million endoscopies performed every year, 68%, or 51.5 million, are attributed to ...

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Bayer’s Response to FDA Ban on Female Sterilization Device, Essure

Bayer announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a label update for the Essure® System for Permanent Birth Control requiring healthcare providers to use the Patient-Doctor Discussion Checklist in order to purchase the product. The label now states that the sale and distribution of Essure is restricted to healthcare providers who counsel patients according to the approved label. The benefit/risk profile of Essure has not changed and remains positive. Patients deserve the most accurate and comprehensive information to help them make their healthcare decisions, and Bayer has educated and continues to educate healthcare providers about the importance of appropriately counseling each patient on the...

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Imaging Firm Analogic to Be Acquired by an Affiliate of Altaris Capital Partners

Analogic Corporation, a provider of leading-edge healthcare and security solutions, and Altaris Capital Partners, LLC, a leading private investment firm with expertise in Analogic’s end markets, announced that the Company and an affiliate of Altaris Capital Partners (together with certain affiliated entities, “Altaris”) have entered into a merger agreement under which Analogic will be acquired by Altaris for $84.00 per share in cash, or approximately $1.1 billion on a fully diluted basis. The transaction and the merger agreement were unanimously approved by Analogic’s Board of Directors, and the Board unanimously recommends...

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Masimo SET® Pulse Oximetry Helps Form Basis of Utah Senate Resolution on Postoperative Oxygen Saturation Home Monitoring

The Utah State Legislature and Governor Gary Herbert have recently signed into law the Concurrent Resolution on Deaths From Opioid-Induced Postoperative Respiratory Depression (SCR4). The resolution urges hospitals, clinicians, and researchers to examine and identify possible links between opioids and respiratory depression following surgery and encourages doctors to prescribe home monitoring for applicable patients, which may alert caregivers to low oxygen saturation (SpO2) and changes in breathing which can precede cardiac arrest and death. Pulse oximetry technology was used in the ...

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NICE Upgrades Guidance on DYSIS

DYSIS Medical Ltd announces that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated its original 2012 guidance on adjunctive colposcopy technologies, following a robust and in-depth analysis for a range of technologies. NICE reviewed all available clinical evidence on the performance of adjunctive colposcopy technologies using expert panel review. The new guidance from NICE states that...

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Optos Unveils Monaco, Retinal Imaging Device with OCT

Optos plc, the leading medical retinal imaging company, part of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to announce that Monaco, the first ultra-widefield (UWF) imaging device combined with OCT, was launched in the United States. Monaco, a new compact desk-top UWF retinal imaging device, provides greater imaging functionality and expands the Company’s product portfolio for the ophthalmic markets. Monaco represents the Company’s first combined imaging device with ultra-widefield colour imaging, 3-in-1 colour depth imaging and autofluorescence (AF) modalities combined with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). A comprehensive exam including ...

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