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08 Feb 2016
KIMES 2106 to Showcase Korean Medical Industry
The 32nd Korea International Medical & Hospital Equipment Show will offer participants the chance to identify and confirm future prospects of the medical industry. 
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07 Feb 2016
Collaboration Helps Accelerate Launch of New Malaria Test
The recent launch of a new in vitro diagnostic assay, CE-marked for detection of Plasmodium spp. DNA in whole blood samples, was accomplished on an accelerated schedule via collaboration with “lean principles” experts. 
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30 Nov 2015
Medtronic Acquires Aircraft Medical
Medtronic has acquired Aircraft Medical, a developer of handheld high-quality video laryngoscopes. 
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22 Nov 2015
Boston Children's Hospital Partners with Fractured FX
Boston Children’s Hospital has launched a collaboration with special effects company Fractured FX to develop ultra-realistic models of patients' anatomy for surgical and medical training.
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10 Nov 2015
Smith & Nephew Buys Blue Belt Technologies
Smith & Nephew has made a bid to acquire robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery partner Blue Belt Technologies for USD 275 million. 
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18 Oct 2015
UPS Opens Multi-Client Healthcare Restocking Facility
UPS has opened the first warehousing facility to offer comprehensive replenishment services to medical device manufacturers. 
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14 Sep 2015
Medtronic Acquires Medina Medical
Medtronic has acquired Medina Medical, a privately-held company that has developed a novel embolization framing coil for treating brain aneurysms. 
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06 Sep 2015
Global Outlook for Refurbished Medical Equipment Forecasts Growth over USD 9 Billion
The authors of a new analysis of the global market for refurbished medical equipment forecast continued growth until the year 2019. 
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03 Sep 2015
HeartWare International Acquires Valtech Cardio
Medical device developer HeartWare International has bought medical startup Valtech Cardio, developer of a novel heart valve repair and replacement technology, for an estimated USD 920 million in stock. 
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23 Aug 2015
Gerresheimer Buys Plastic Vials Maker Centor
Advanced healthcare glass and plastic products manufacturer Gerresheimer has agreed to purchase plastic vial maker Centor for USD 725 million in cash. 
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26 Jul 2015
Medtronic to Acquire RF Surgical Systems
Medtronic has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RF Surgical Systems, developer of a detection system to prevent retained surgical sponges. 
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20 Jul 2015
Innovation Partnership Supports ENT Surgeries
A new collaboration between Smith & Nephew and Scopis medical will advance complex advanced ear, nose, and throat surgeries. 
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12 Jul 2015
Materialise and Fuwai Hospital Build 3-D Printing Center
Materialise and Fuwai Hospital have partnered to open a multidisciplinary three dimensional printing center for cardiovascular specialists in China. 
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06 Jul 2015
ClearCorrect Expands Fleet of Dental 3-D Printers
ClearCorrect LLC has increased production capacity by expanding its fleet of 3D printers from Stratasys Ltd. and making 100% of its dental models with 3D printing. 
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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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