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Boston Scientific has received the CE Mark and initiated a limited market release of the next generation Watchman FLX Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device in Europe. Read more

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Boston Scientific has announced positive safety and efficacy results with the Luminize Radiofrequency (RF) Balloon Catheter for isolation of pulmonary veins (PV) when treating patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at a clinical trial session. Read more

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Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific has reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended offer to acquire BTG, which develops and commercialises products used in minimally-invasive procedures targeting cancer and vascular diseases. Read more

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Boston Scientific’s recent FDA approval for the Eluvia Stent System may disrupt Cook Medical’s position in the US peripheral stents market, with Cook expected to face stronger competition trying to maintain a larger share of the market in the future. Read more

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Boston Scientific has won its third Massachusetts lawsuit defending its pelvic mesh products against allegations that it designed a defective product. Read more

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A 60 Minutes report by CBS has resurfaced claims that medical device giant, Boston Scientific, used counterfeit plastic to produce its vaginal mesh products. Read more

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MPN takes a look at some the biggest medical device recalls that have taken place over the recent years. Read more

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With the news that over 800 women with vaginal mesh implants were planning to take legal action against the NHS and medical device manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson Lu Rahman looks at some of the issues issues surrounding this product. Read more

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Vaginal polymer implants said to caused pain and severe discomfort to over 800 women Read more

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Medical device company Boston Scientific is recalling a range of heart devices at its Galway plant after an issue was reported with the device’s locking mechanism. Read more

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Trade show organiser UBM has announced that its three-day Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference will be held on February 7-9 at the Anaheim Convention Centre. Read more

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A partnership between universities and industrial companies in Ireland has resulted in a new research centre opening in NUI Galway, according to the Irish Times. Read more

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US medical device tax was suspended at the beginning 2016 but the hiatus is only due to last until the end of next year Read more

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Boston Scientific reports that its first quarter profits were better than it had expected and has now raised its full-year revenue forecast Read more

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Due to the medical device tax suspension, Boston Scientific and Mayo Clinic are collaborating on the creation of medical devices Read more

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Boston Scientific has launched the AXIOS Stent and Electrocautery Enhanced Delivery System to help physicians manage two complications from pancreatitis using a minimally invasive endoscopic approach Read more

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Boston Scientific’s first polymer-based, drug-eluting stent designed to treat peripheral lesions above the knee approved in Europe Read more

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As the first month of 2016 is already over we look back at our most popular stories from the medtech sector so far Read more

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Boston Scientific is being accused of using counterfeit resin from China to make vaginal meshes that put women’s health at risk Read more

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Boston Scientific has launched LithoVue, a single-use, digital, flexible ureteroscope for minimally invasive endoscopic procedures to diagnose and treat stones and other conditions of the kidney, ureter and bladder Read more

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