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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Today's Headlines

Companies have Rich Med-Tech History: Greatbatch, Lake Region set to merge in $1.73 billion deal

While St. Jude Medical (St. Paul, Minn.) and Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, Ill.) stole headlines late last week, shooting down rumors of a potential mega merger, Greatbatch's (Frisco, Texas) announcement it would acquire Lake Region Medical(Wilmington, Mass.) for $1.73 billion was almost lost in the shuffle.

Recycling the news: China and interoperability

It seems almost tragic that the acronym "SGR" has disappeared from the news, but there are still lots of stories that never get old. Even the ones that don't age well tend to pop up without warning, though, including questions about the viability of China as a med tech market and a new twist on interoperability. (MDD Perspectives)

Reversal in regulatory pathway? Europe's changes to CE mark suddenly make FDA-first approval seem attractive

PARIS — Later this year, the European Union is almost certain to impose a pre-market authorization procedure for novel high-risk implantable medical devices (Medical Device Daily, July 7 and July 8, 2015).

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