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01 Jul 2015
XIO Group Buys Laser Manufacturer Lumenis
Lumenis has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by XIO Group for approximately USD 510 million. 
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30 Jun 2015
Philips to Provide Multi-Year USD 500 Million in Healthcare Services in the USA
Royal Philips and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network have announced USD 500 million multi-year partnership.
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30 Jun 2015
Medtronic Acquires CardioInsight Technologies
Medtronic has acquired CardioInsight, developer of a new approach to mapping electrical disorders of the heart. 
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01 Jun 2015
Revenues from CR Equipment Declined by 25% from 2013 to 2014
Revenues from Computed Radiography equipment dropped by nearly 25% from 2013–2014. The decline was caused by an increase in new Flat Panel Detector systems, and retrofits. Revenues from multi-plate systems declined the fastest, because a higher cost compared to single-plate systems. 
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25 May 2015
World's Largest Healthcare Event Opens in China
The 2015 Health Industry Summit opened to huge crowds on May 15, with over 210,000 visitors from 150 countries in attendance. 
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17 May 2015
St. Jude Medical Completes Acquisition of Spinal Modulation
Global medical device company St. Jude Medical has completed the acquisition of Spinal Modulation, developer of the Axium neurostimulator system. 
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05 May 2015
KIMES 2015 Promotes Domestic and International Trade
The 31st Korea International Medical & Hospital Equipment Show once again highlighted the importance of the medical equipment industry in Korea and its neighboring nations.
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26 Apr 2015
Partnership to Offer New Coagulation Testing Solutions Worldwide
Abbott and Sekisui Diagnostics, a sister company of Sekisui Medical, have entered an agreement to offer new coagulation testing solutions for clinical labs to help better assess patient risk of excessive bleeding, developing clots, and other conditions.  
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19 Apr 2015
Booming Health Market Benefits Medical Fair India
Over 10,400 international trade visitors attended Medical Fair India 2015, India’s premier trade fair for hospitals, health centers, and clinics.  
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12 Apr 2015
Microbiologics and Microbix Partner on Viral Controls for Diagnostics
Microbiologics has entered into an agreement to source inactivated viruses from Microbix Biosystems to be incorporated into a line of full process controls under Microbiologics’ Helix Elite Molecular Standards brand as well as instrument-specific quality control sets. 
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22 Mar 2015
KKR Seals Deal to Buy Air Medical Group for USD 2 Billion
KKR have agreed to acquire Air Medical Group Holdings, a leading provider of air ambulance services, in a deal valued at USD two billion, including debt.  
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02 Mar 2015
Toshiba Medical Builds Manufacturing Facility in Southeast Asia
A manufacturing facility built in Bayan Lepas by Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation will produce diagnostic imaging systems. 
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01 Mar 2015
Social Network for Diagnostics Launched
A social network is specifically designed for business interaction in field of diagnostics has been started. 
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16 Feb 2015
Artel Expands Portfolio with STRATEC Partnership for Automation Technology
Artel, a leader in laboratory liquid handling measurement systems, and STRATEC Biomedical, a leader in automated systems for clinical diagnostics and biotechnology, have entered into a strategic partnership for STRATEC’s innovative “Tholos” technology, which measures liquid and solid contents of 96- and 384-well microplates.  
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08 Feb 2015
New Scanner Improves Cobalt Imaging Centre Cancer Diagnosis and Dementia Care
The Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography scanner will help Cobalt, a large medical charity in the United Kingdom, to improve diagnosis of cancer and dementia, and clinical research capabilities. 
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05 Feb 2015
Samsung to Invest in Hospital Patient Monitoring Firm
As part of a strategic technology development plan in the Internet of Things, Samsung will invest USD 10 million in patient monitoring firm EarlySense.  
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03 Feb 2015
Fresenius Kabi and Halyard Health Enter Distribution Agreement
Fresenius Kabi, a global healthcare company specializing in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion, and clinical nutrition, has signed a multi-year supply and distribution and agreement for Halyard Health disposable elastomeric intravenous infusion pumps.  
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28 Jan 2015
Ultrasound Equipment Sector in United States Expected to Grow Through 2020
Ultrasound equipment market in the United States is expected to remain stable and continue to grow, exceeding USD 2 billion by 2020 as revealed in a report by iData Research.
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25 Jan 2015
Premarket Approval Sought for CDx Test to Benefit Lung Cancer Patients
Ventana Medical Systems has announced its US FDA final-stage submission for premarket approval of its companion diagnostic immunohistochemistry test designed to identify ALK1-positive lung cancer patients that may benefit from treatment with targeted therapy that inhibits the ALK gene.  
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08 Jan 2015
WEF Selects Transasia Bio-Medicals for Global Growth Company Award
Leading in vitro diagnostics company Transasia Bio-Medicals has been selected as “Global Growth Company-2014” by the World Economic Forum, comprising top global enterprises.  
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04 Jan 2015
Bacterial Infection Assay Receives First Simultaneous FDA Clearance and CLIA Waiver
A Group A Streptococcus diagnostic test from Quidel Corporation has received the first-ever simultaneous FDA clearance and CLIA waiver via the new, time- and cost-saving Dual Submission Program of the United States Food and Drug Administration. 
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