Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a bioactive coating for electrodes that could increase the efficacy of deep brain stimulation.
Bioactive Coating Improves Efficacy, Longevity of Implants for Deep Brain Stimulation (Medtech Pulse)
The medtech industry is far behind the pharmaceutical industry when it comes to sales in emerging markets. Overall, the sales and services in emerging markets account for 9 to 15% of overall sales, compared to pharma, where the number is between 30 to 35%, according to this MedCity News article.
In tapping emerging market opportunity, medtech industry lags behind pharma (MedCity News)
Oscar Pistorius did not get a medal in the 400 m race at the London Olympics, but he still made history as the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics, notes Jamie Hartford, Editor, MD+DI. This was possible due to the Pistorius Flex-Foot Cheetah prosthetic legs from Össur.
How Össur Made the Most of Its Olympic Opportunity (MD+DI)
Medical device manufacturers looking to enter the US market may find it more cost effective because of changes to US FDA’s medial device user fee discounts. The agency has opened up the discounts to small foreign medical device manufacturers that haven’t filed US income tax returns, MassDevice reports.
FDA opens small-business medical device user fee discounts to more foreign manufacturers (MassDevice)
ASTM International Committee F02 on Flexible Barrier Packaging will meet in Barcelona, Spain this fall to discuss packaging options and ASTM standards.
Plan Now to Attend ASTM International Committee Meeting in Spain (PMPNews)
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