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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Today's Headlines

Kona stakes claim in renal denervation space with WAVE IV clinical trial

Another company is staking its claim in developing a non-invasive approach toward treating hypertension. Kona Medical (Bellevue, Washington) is evaluating its Surround Sound Hypertension Therapy System through the WAVE IV clinical trial.

We ve come a long way baby!

I have had may share of personal experiences with medical technology. Some were painful, some humiliating, and some downright scary. But looking at a humorous list from ViralNova (www.viralnova.com) of 15 vintage medical devices, I'm reminded of how far medical innovation has come. Suddenly the devices I've been poked and prodded with over the years don't seem so bad. This is ViralNova's list of crazy ancient medical devices, in reverse order. (MDD Perspectives)

Protectionist policy being pursued: China to promote domestic devices among its top hospital facilities

Chinese authorities reported on Aug. 16 that they would establish a methodology to promote Chinese medical devices among top tier hospitals nationwide. The government made the announcement at a joint meeting of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).


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