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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Today's Headlines

Report from Asia: Rani insulin delivery system could eliminate traditional injection site pain

Rani Therapeutics (San Jose, California) is working on a delivery system for insulin that could provide relief for millions of people who must undergo regular painful injections to deal with conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis.

Corporate greed vs. the American Dream

In 2004 my hometown lost its largest employer to corporate greed. I was a young reporter for the local newspaper, The Register-Mail, when Maytag closed its doors in 2004, forcing roughly 1,600 workers in Galesburg, Illinois and surrounding towns out of their jobs. Most hurtful to the community was the factory's reason for shutting down: Maytag moved to Mexico to take advantage of cheap labor. (MDD Perspectives)

ReWalk Robotics secures FDA clearance for exoskeleton for paraplegic patients

In 1997, Amit Goffer, an Israeli inventor, was severely paralyzed as a result of an ATV accident. Not content with his condition or the level of innovation available for paralyzed patients, Goffer, who is now a quadriplegic, began work on mobility devices. His work paid off as he eventually developed an exoskeleton to help paraplegic patients walk.


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