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Biomet UK Ltd. has initiated a voluntary field safety corrective action involving the Cementless Oxford Partial Knee Unicompartmental Knee Replacement System, a product that is also marketed in the United States. 

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March 10, 2017 at 8:06 PM Nearly a million new forms of malware are unleashed on the world every day. Manufacturers of software for smartphones, laptops and security cameras, as well as banks, retailers and government agencies, release upgrades frequently to try to protect customers and assets. Yet the millions of people with implanted medical devices typically never receive software upgrades to address security vulnerabilities for the gadgets in their bodies. "It used to be we only had to worry about breaches of our computers and smartphones," said Roman Lysecky, an associate professor in the University of Arizona Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Sarasota, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/10/2017 -- Zion Market Research has published a new report titled "Implantable Drug Delivery Devices Market (Drug Infusion Pumps, Drug Delivery Devices, Bio-Absorbable Stents, Coronary Drug Eluting Stents, Brachytherapy Seeds, Contraceptive Drug Delivery Implants and Others) for Oncology, Contraception, Cardiovascular, Ophthalmology, Inflammatory Conditions, Diabetes and Other End-users: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Segment, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2021." According to the report, global implantable drug delivery devices market was valued at around USD 11.6 billion in 2015 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 17.5 billion by end of 2021, growing at a CAGR of around 7.1% between 2016 and 2021.

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NEW DELHI: The prices of all medical devices except for stents, condoms and intrauterine devices can only be raised by up to 10% in a year, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said in a new office order on Friday. The drug price regulator also clarified that all medical devices notified as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, including stents, orthopaedic implants, catheters and intra-ocular lenses, will have to mandatorily carry their maximum retail price (MRP) on their packs. While the government has notified 22 medical devices as drugs under the Act, the prices of stents, condoms and intrauterine devices are capped by the NPPA directly, and companies manufacturing or selling these products have to take permission from the regulator before implementing any hike.

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LAVAL, QC, March 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - With the support of Ergoresearch, Équilibre—the largest network of orthotists in Quebec, announces the adoption of the latest cutting-edge technology in the management of knee pain: KneeKGTM, which expands the evaluation services it offers in its clinics and knee centres. With the goal of providing an effective, personalized plan of treatment, Équilibre now provides complete and precise diagnostic evaluation services for the knee. This unique approach is made possible by KneeKG™ technology, which measures objective, standardized data while the patient is in movement. "KneeKGTM represents a real revolution in the examination of the knee, as the precision of the technology permits the optimization of the plan of treatment.

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By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 11, 2017 1:46 am In 2015-16 Rs 12.36 crore was collected, in 2014-15 Rs 90.17 crore was collected and in 2013-14 Rs 40.08 crore was collected. Having cracked the whip on stent pricing, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has now made it mandatory for all 22 medical devices, including syringes, catheters, heart valves etc that are classified as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 to display MRPs on packs. Among the items that will now have to do so are surgical dressings, hypodermic syringes, IV cannulae, orthopaedic implants, cardiac stents, condoms and intra uterine devices.

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Electric and magnetic fields (EMF) generated from everyday household appliances, electrical tools and more, used in very close proximity to the body, can interfere with the ability of pacemakers to regulate patients’ heartbeats, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. “Electromagnetic interferences with pacemakers in everyday life can occur; however, harmful interferences are rare using vendors’ recommended device settings,” said medical doctor Andreas Napp, study author and cardiologist at RWTH Aachen University Hospital in Aachen, Germany. “Dedicated device programming is an effective measure to reduce the individual risk of interference. For example, doctors can reprogramme pacemakers to a lower sensitivity to reduce EMF susceptibility.

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A woman, known as 'Katt', has put her used breast implants for sale on eBay - insisting they are in 'excellent condition' despite being inside her body for 11 months A woman has put her used breast implants for sale on eBay - insisting they are in 'excellent condition' despite being inside her body for 11 months.

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InDX, a new thumb implant from Galway-based medical devices start-up Loci Orthopaedics, has the potential to completely disrupt how painful thumb joint arthritis is treated, according to its founders Dr Brendan Boland and engineer Gerry Clarke. “The thumb base joint is one of the most remarkably complex but beautifully elegant joints in the body, but when a problem develops, the current treatment options are not great,” Boland says. “Some surgeons take out a bone. Others fuse the joint. Joint implants similar to those used in hip arthritis are also used but they have an unacceptably high failure rate because of the complexity of the joint.

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Neil King Saturday 04 March 2017 At the end of January, more than 4,400 healthcare companies from 70 countries across the world gathered at Arab Health in Dubai – the annual regional showcase of the industry’s latest technologies, trends, workshops and discussions. Among the many and varied developments and topics at the exhibition were big data, orthopaedics, oncology, radiology, workforce empowerment and diabetes.

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