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  • Sept 23- UK's health regulator suspended the sales of silicone implants made by Brazil's Silimed and recommended that none of the devices be implanted until further advice. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and other European regulators are testing the products after the German Notified Body found contamination on some devices during...

  • UK regulator suspends sale of Silimed's silicone implants Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 4:57 PM ET

    Sept 23- UK's health regulator suspended the sales of silicone implants made by Brazil's Silimed and recommended that none of the devices be implanted until further advice. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and other European regulators are testing the products after the German Notified Body found contamination on some devices during...

  • 2015 Google Science Fair Grand prize winner Olivia Hallisey, 17, from Connecticut, created a portable, inexpensive diagnostic test for Ebola that doesn't require refrigeration.

    Teen creates cheaper way to test for Ebola

  • Durex to India: Loosen your grip on prices Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 1:05 AM ET
    Packets of Durex fetherlite condoms, produced by Reckitt Benckiser Group, are seen on a supermarket shelf in London, U.K.

    Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Durex condoms, is calling on India to axe price controls on its products, the FT reports.

  • Sept 9- Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc said Chief Executive Daniel J. Starks would retire in January and Chief Operating Officer Michael T. Rousseau would replace him. Starks, who joined the company in 1998 and was appointed CEO in May 2004, will become executive chairman, St. Jude Medical said on Wednesday. St. Jude Medical agreed in July to buy heart device...

  • Sept 3- Medtronic Plc, the world's largest standalone medical device maker, reported a 70 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher sales across its business lines, in part due to the acquisition of surgical products provider Covidien Plc. An improving U.S. economy and the impact of the affordable care act has driven an increase in the number of surgical...

  • Medtronic profit jumps 47 pct Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    Sept 3- Medical device maker Medtronic Plc reported a 47 percent rise in quarterly adjusted net income, helped by higher sales across all its divisions. The Dublin- based company's adjusted profit rose to $1.46 billion, or $1.02 per share, in the first quarter ended July 31 from $992 million, or 99 cents per share, a year earlier. This is the second quarter to include...

  • Insulin infusion device maker CeQur raises $100 mln Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 6:53 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 1- Privately held company CeQur, which is developing the world's first three-day insulin infusion device for people with type 2 diabetes, has raised $100 million in a funding round that shows strong investor appetite for hot medical technology. The patch-like insulin infusion device offers an alternative to daily insulin injections made by the...

  • Aug 27- Medical technology company Greatbatch Inc said it would buy privately owned Lake Region Medical for about $1.73 billion in cash and stock. Lake Region helps medical device makers with development, manufacturing and engineering services, finished device assembly and supply chain management services. The combined company will employ over 9,000 and...

  • Aug 19- Medical device maker Boston Scientific Inc said its stent to prevent the blocking of arteries in the legs was approved in the United States, four years after the device was recalled outside the country due to partial or no deployments. Boston Scientific also develops another medical device called Eluvia Stent that uses Innova's technology and is...

  • Aug 19- Medical device maker Boston Scientific Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its device to prevent the block of arteries in the legs which leads to peripheral artery disease.

  • These wearables can read your mind and mood Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Man and woman using Muse Headbands

    These wearables can read your mind and mood. Companies like Interaxon, Thync and Scanadu are leveraging EEG sensors to help users control their thoughts.

  • Mount Sinai CEO sees doom in looming Obamacare case Saturday, 20 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Supporters of the Affordable Care Act gather in front of the U.S Supreme Court during a rally in Washington last March.

    Mount Sinai's CEO sees a "death spiral" could occur if the Supreme Court rules against the health insurance subsidies in Obamacare.

  • Bad news is good for these stocks Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 7:07 PM ET

    Bad news has been a boon for Malaysia's rubber glove makers, with the ringgit's drop and South Korea's MERS outbreak likely to provide a twin boost.

  • Biotech isn't only health-care bet beating market Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:09 AM ET
    An employee works on a stent graft component in a sterile environment at the Medtronic assembly plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

    The health-care sector is hot, and investors don't have to bet on the riskiest biotech stocks to profit.

  • Hand us your data, we'll cut your rates: Hancock Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Fitbit Flex

    John Hancock aims to use wearables to track policyholders' activity, using the information to provide differential pricing on insurance policies.

  • New crowdfunding index that lists tech disruptors Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Technology microchip

    CNBC Crowdfinance Tech Index lists the largest capital commitments raised by 25 private U.S. tech companies on Crowdnetic’s data platform.

  • Finding opportunities in healthcare Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Finding opportunities in healthcare

    Dan Mahony, fund manager at Polar Capital, tells CNBC how to be a "smart healthcare investor".

  • The rise and rise of life sciences Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:55 AM ET
    The rise and rise of life sciences

    George Freeman MP, minister of life sciences in the U.K., says there's been a "resurgence" for life sciences and healthcare investment.

  • The cost of halting a pandemic? $344 billion: Study Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    A custodial worker wears a mask and eye protection to guard against the Ebola virus as he prepares to clean Ruth Cherry Intermediate School in Dallas.

    How much would it cost world governments to insulate their economies from global pandemics. Would you believe nearly $344 billion?