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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Monday, September 22, 2014

Today's Headlines

SLS Annual Meeting: Laparoscopy versus robot-assisted MIS a hotly debated topic at SLS

LAS VEGAS — The annual meeting of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (SLS; Miami) was captioned as "Minimally Invasive Surgery Week" and drew an international audience with attendees from 40 countries. The primary focus of the conference was on minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedures that are human-driven and performed laparoscopically or robotically-assisted laparoscopy. The program featured three separate debates which reviewed the merits or drawbacks of these techniques. Each of the speakers reviewed data from comparative studies, cost analyses, surgical outcomes and speed of recovery.

Rhetoric v. reality: TCT 2014 s loudest noises

If you want to hear some fairly outlandish remarks, just bring several thousand people under one roof and talk about medical devices. That s usually more than enough to bring out the best and the worst in all of us, not to mention a few qualities in between. (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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