WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency care devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems. Regulators say companies must now submit new testing data on battery life, adapters, electrodes and other components before receiving approval to sell the...» Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Practice Fusion, provider of a free electronic health record service for doctors, bought app developer Ringadoc on Wednesday as it moves into a new market: telemedicine. Research firm IHS forecast that the U.S. market will grow to $1.9 billion in 2018, from $240 million in 2013..
Aug 5- Cerner Corp, a U.S. provider of healthcare information technology services, said it will buy the assets of Siemens AG's healthcare division for $1.3 billion. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015 and will be financed with cash on hand, Cerner said.
Aug 4- Symmetry Medical Inc said it would sell its orthopedic device component business to privately held Tecomet Inc for $450 million. Symmetry Medical will transfer ownership of its remaining surgical instruments business to its shareholders as a new company.
Aug 4- Medical device maker Symmetry Medical Inc said it would sell its orthopedic device components business to privately held Tecomet Inc for $450 million. Symmetry Medical will transfer ownership of its remaining surgical instruments business to its shareholders as a new company.
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