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29 May 2017
Seegene Collaborates with Thermo to Enter US Market
Seegene Inc., a developer of multiplex molecular diagnostics technologies and assays, has entered into a collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific, in which Seegene will file for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its Allplex diagnostic assay portfolio at the same time that Thermo Fisher files for FDA clearance to run Seegene's assays on Thermo Fisher's QuantStudio 5 Real-Time PCR System (PCR System).
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18 May 2017
Sartorius Stedim Biotech Partners with Nova Biomedical
Sartorius Stedim Biotech, which supplies products and services to the biopharmaceutical industry, has entered into an agreement with Nova Biomedical, a manufacturer of cell culture analyzers, to integrate their BioProfile FLEX2 into the ambr multi-parallel bioreactor systems for automated, at-line cell culture analytics.
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17 May 2017
Advanced Instruments Appoints New CEO
Advanced Instruments, LLC, which designs, manufactures, and markets instrumentation and associated consumables for clinical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, microbiology and dairy laboratories, has announced the appointment of Byron Selman as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Selman replaces John Coughlin, who served as CEO of Advanced Instruments for over 16 years, and will continue in his retirement as a non-executive Member of the Board.
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09 May 2017
Global Molecular Transplant Diagnostics Market to Triple Revenue
The global market for molecular transplant diagnostics is estimated to be over USD 300 million and is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 9% up to 2021. These are the latest findings of Kalorama Information, an independent medical market research firm.
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01 May 2017
Transasia Bio-Medicals Acquires Calbiotech Group
Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd., an in-vitro diagnostic company, has acquired immunoassay developer and manufacturer Calbiotech Group of Companies through its subsidiary Erba Mannheim.
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27 Apr 2017
Becton Dickinson Acquires C.R. Bard for USD 24 Billion
Global medical technology company Becton Dickinson has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire C. R. Bard, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products, for a total consideration of USD 24 billion.
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26 Apr 2017
Siemens Healthineers Acquires Medicalis to Expand PHM Portfolio
Siemens Healthineers has signed an agreement to acquire Medicalis Corporation with the aim of expanding its Population Health Management (PHM) portfolio.
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25 Apr 2017
Siemens Healthineers Partners with Ebit to Improve Workflow Efficiency
Siemens Healthineers has partnered with Ebit Srl-Esaote Group, dedicated to healthcare IT, to resell Ebit’s Suitestensa cardiovascular information system (CVIS) as an option with all its cardiology systems throughout Germany.
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20 Apr 2017
Cardinal Health to Acquire Medtronic Product Portfolio
Medtronic plc has entered into a definitive agreement with Cardinal Health Inc. to sell its patient care, deep vein thrombosis, and nutritional insufficiency businesses within the Patient Monitoring & Recovery (PMR) division of its Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG).
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18 Apr 2017
Global Volume of IVD Procedures Exceeds 21 Billion in 2016
The global volume of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) procedures, excluding the over-the counter (OTC) point of care (POC) market and professional POC glucose monitoring activity, reached 21.4 billion in 2016. Currently, an estimated 80% of all conditions diagnosed by physicians worldwide are based at least partially on the results of IVD procedures.
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05 Apr 2017
Bracco Imaging Announces Strategic Investment in PHS Technologies Group
Bracco Imaging S.p.A., which develops, manufactures and markets diagnostic imaging agents and solutions, has announced a strategic investment in PHS Technologies Group, LLC, which is a division of PACSHealth, LLC, a medical software development company.
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04 Apr 2017
B. Braun and Philips to Develop Ultrasound-Guided Anesthesia
B. Braun Melsungen AG and Royal Philips (Amsterdam, Netherlands; www.philips.com) have entered into a multi-year strategic alliance to innovate ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and vascular access. B. Braun and Philips will leverage on their combined clinical expertise and R&D capabilities, as well as sales and service channels in regional anesthesia and pain management and ultrasound and image guided therapy, to jointly develop and commercialize solutions to support anesthesiologists and hospitals in critical areas of regional anesthesia. These solutions aim to enhance needle visualization and guidance, as well as optimize procedure workflow and resource planning. The alliance will also focus on vascular access procedures, such as those used to insert catheters into deeply seated veins as part of a catheter-based treatment.
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31 Mar 2017
Global Analyzer Market to Reach USD 16.0 Billion by 2025
The global market for clinical chemistry analyzers is expected to reach USD 16.0 billion by 2025, driven by their increased adoption due to the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, fueled further by an increasing geriatric and bariatric population, which is highly susceptible to chronic diseases. The resulting high sample volume requiring high capability analyzing devices will drive the growth of the global clinical chemistry analyzers market, going forward.
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31 Mar 2017
Streck Enters Distribution Agreement with Dow Biomedica
Streck, Inc., which develops and manufactures products for clinical and research laboratories, has entered into a distribution agreement for its cell stabilization, molecular and flow cytometry products with Dow Biomedica, a distributor of diagnostic products specializing in immunology, microbiology and QC materials.
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28 Mar 2017
Greiner Bio-One to Serve Spain and Portugal through Distribution Subsidiaries
Greiner Bio-One has acquired its long-standing distribution partners, VacuetteEspaña and Vacuette Portugal, which will now allow the medical technology company to serve its customers in Spain and Portugal directly through its own distribution subsidiaries.
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28 Mar 2017
Neurological Disorders Drive Portable CT Market through 2021
The global portable computerized tomography (CT) scanners market is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 8% during the period 2017-2021, driven primarily by the rise in incidences of neurological disorders and trauma cases. These are the latest findings of Technavio Research, a global technology research and advisory company.
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28 Mar 2017
Top 3 Trends Impacting Portable Ultrasound Market
The global portable ultrasound equipment market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of more than 9% during the period 2017-2021, driven by top three emerging trends: broader applications, growing demand, and early-stage disease diagnosis.
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24 Mar 2017
Varex Imaging Renews Pricing Agreement with Toshiba
Varex Imaging Corporation has renewed its three-year pricing agreement with Toshiba Medical Systems to continue with the supply of its computed tomography (CT) tubes for integration into Toshiba Medical's CT imaging systems for the global market.
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10 Mar 2017
POCT Market Reaches USD 18 Billion in 2016
Sales of point of care (POC) diagnostic testing, both professional testing and self-testing, reached USD 18.4 billion in 2016, driven by emerging technological innovations in smartphones, biosensors, lab-on-a-chip and wearable devices that aim to provide expedited diagnosis where the patient is seen or in the patient’s home. These new technologies are allowing POC devices to generate quantitative lab-quality test results and transfer them automatically to an information system, a remote caregiver service for consultation or an electronic medical record.
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10 Mar 2017
Collaboration Improves Diagnosis and Monitoring of Multiple Myeloma
The Binding Site Group Ltd. has entered into a collaboration agreement with Mayo Clinic to develop a clinical laboratory test for the identification and accurate measurement of monoclonal proteins present in B-cell diseases. Both the organizations have been involved in collaborative activities for more than two decades with the aim of improving the testing, diagnosis and monitoring of patients with multiple myeloma and related conditions. The output of the latest collaboration will build on combining The Binding Site’s antibody- and assay-development expertise with Mayo Clinic’s clinical excellence and its recently patented approach to improving multiple myeloma patient monitoring.
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28 Feb 2017
Top 3 Trends Impacting Global Radiography Market
The global radiography market is expected to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 2% by 2021, driven by the top three emerging trends: growing demand for portable radiography equipment; customization of radiography equipment and; increasing strategic acquisitions in the digital X-ray systems market.
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