Health Care Equipment


  • Stryker settles hip implants lawsuit Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    Nov 3- Orthopedics company Stryker Corp said its settled a compensation lawsuit related to its hip implant, and said it did not expect the settlement to hurt its profit. Stryker will provide a base payment of $300,000 to patients who received the implant and underwent revision surgery by Nov. 3, to remove and replace the devices, plaintiffs' counsel Wendy...

  • Oct 22- Boston Scientific Corp on Wednesday posted a third-quarter profit on increased sales of its implantable heart devices and raised its full-year revenue outlook, sending its shares up more than 3 percent. Sales of cardiac rhythm management devices, including implantable defibrillators and pacemakers, rose 3 percent to $480 million from a year earlier.

  • BOSTON, Oct 22- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. The products under review by the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency...

  • Oct 15- Heart device maker St. Jude Medical Inc forecast a quarterly revenue that fell below Wall Street estimate, and said sales growth in international markets didn't match its expectation. The maker of pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, artificial heart valves, stents and neurological products said it expects an adjusted profit of $1.02- $1.04 per...

  • ConvaTec owners appoint banks to explore sale - sources Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:17 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 15- ConvaTec's owners have appointed Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to explore a sale of the medical device maker which could be worth up to $10 billion, sources familiar with the matter said. Private equity firms Avista Capital Partners and Nordic Capital are preparing the groundwork for a possible sale or initial public offering in 2015 for the...

  • First Ebola vaccine trial starts in Africa Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 7:29 PM ET

    The first trial of an Ebola vaccine has started with the vaccination of three health care workers in Mali, researchers told NBC News.

  • DALLAS, Oct 7- The Ebola patient fighting for his life in a Dallas hospital is on a ventilator and a kidney dialysis machine to help stabilize his health, the hospital said on Tuesday. Authorities in the United States and the public are on alert following Duncan's diagnosis more than a week ago, which raised concerns that the worst epidemic of Ebola on record could...

  • Intel’s Basis takes second stab at health watch Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    Basis Peak watch

    Another day, another new wrist-wearable in gadgetland. But this one sounds … pretty compelling. Re/code explains.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- U.S. medical device maker Medtronic Inc is likely to try to renegotiate the structure and terms of its $42.9 billion deal to buy Ireland's Covidien Plc in response to new U.S. tax rules, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 4- A Chinese anti-monopoly team visited medical devices and semi-conductor firms in Shanghai at the start of September, the country's Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Thursday, without making clear the purpose of the visit.

  • GE's 3D mammography device gets U.S. FDA approval Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    Sept 2- General Electric Co's healthcare unit last week won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its mammography device that produces three-dimensional images to detect breast cancer. Hologic Inc came up with one of the first 3- D breast imaging devices in 2001, which continues to dominate the market.

  • BARCELONA, Sept 1- A nerve stimulation device from Cyberonics improved cardiac function in heart failure patients in a small clinical trial, in contrast to an unsuccessful study backed by Boston Scientific.

  • Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    BARCELONA, Aug 31- Swiss engineers, famous for making the world's finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-less pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch.

  • Aug 28- Johnson& Johnson plans to seek a buyer for its medical device maker business, Cordis Corp, The Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter. Earlier this year, J&J sold another of its units, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc to private-equity firm Carlyle Group for $4.15 billion.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- For a growing U.S. aging population, tracking heart health via a smartphone can mean the difference between life and death.

  • FDA says Johnson & Johnson recalls some jaw implants Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Aug 28- Johnson& Johnson is recalling some lots of its implant used to correct defects of the jaw following more than a dozen cases of injury. The device, which is used to lengthen and stabilize the lower jawbone and the side of the lower jaw, is being recalled by JNJ unit DePuy Synthes as it may reverse after surgery.

  • Aug 19- Medtronic Inc Chief Executive Omar Ishrak defended his company's plan to acquire Dublin- based Covidien Plc in a so-called inversion deal, saying the medical device maker will be able to create more U.S. jobs while still paying substantial taxes once the transaction closes.

  • Diversified U.S. manufacturer 3 M Co and medical equipment makers CareFusion Corp and C.R. Bard Inc are among the companies exploring a potential deal for ConvaTec, the people said. CareFusion, with a market capitalization of $9 billion, and C.R. Bard, with $11.2 billion, would both be able to achieve an inversion if they use their own stock to pay for ConvaTec.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- A senior U.S. senator said on Thursday he has written to Hospira Inc and urged the drug and medical device maker not to move its tax domicile abroad to save on U.S. taxes.

  • An Ebola vaccine? 'There's no money in it.' Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 10:56 AM ET
    Medical staff put on protective gear at Kenema Government Hospital before taking a sample from a suspected Ebola patient in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

    The death toll from the Ebola virus in West Africa keeps growing to record levels. And ironically, that may be why there's no vaccine, said an expert.