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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Today's Headlines

NewCo on the Go: MetaStat's summer: new financing, spin-off, and positive study results

The classic back-to-school assignment for many kids is a report about what they did over summer break. If MetaStat (Montclair, New Jersey) were to do such an assignment, the life science company would have more than enough to report on, from closing on an equity financing, to spinning off its therapeutic assets, and publishing positive results from a study of its MetaSite Breast test.

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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