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Global medical technology business, Smith & Nephew has been awarded the 2016 French Galien Award for its single-use negative pressure wound therapy system, PICO. more

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Smith & Nephew is to acquire Blue Belt Holdings, a company who creates orthopaedic robotics, for £180 million ($275 million) more

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The hip replacement system has been voluntarily withdrawn by Smith & Nephew, the medical device maker, because it required too many follow-up operations. more

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Business plan: US surgical implant maker Stryker is planning a takeover offer for British medical device maker Smith & Nephew more

Pay day: London-based medical device maker Smith & Nephew has agreed to pay $11.3 million to settle allegations that it sold devices it claimed were US-made but came from Malaysia. more

Talking head: In an interview in the Telegraph, Oliver Bohuon, Smith & Nephew has spoken out against ‘defensive’ mega-mergers and tax-driven deals that have recently swept the healthcare more

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Source: Medtronic

Breaking news: Bloomberg has reported that medical device maker Medtronic is looking at a takeover of London-based Smith & Nephew. more

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Shape memory polymers are being developed at Bradford University using solid phase deformation techniques to lock orientation into the polymer chains which can revert once a particular temperature is reached, for example at body temperature. more