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Leica Biosystems announces the addition of a new family of Rotary Microtomes to its full line of histology equipment and consumables. The line-up includes the HistoCore BIOCUT, HistoCore MULTICUT and HistoCore AUTOCUT clinical microtomes. Each instrument provides high quality sections and ease of use, while delivering enhanced safety for the…

Genisphere LLC and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health announced a research collaboration to develop novel approaches to treat pancreatic cancer. According to their Sponsored Research Agreement, investigators at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Genisphere will combine expertise to optimize 3DNA®-based therapeutics designed to target and kill…

WellCare Health Plans Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Meridian Health Plans of Michigan and Illinois for $2.5 billion in cash to become the top Medicaid provider in those states. The deal will help WellCare add about 1.07 million Medicaid members in Michigan and Illinois and includes the acquisition…

Connecticut-based medical device innovator Lumendi, LLC has announced it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the DiLumen Is™ Endolumenal Interventional Scissors, a sterile, single-use, disposable, monopolar electrosurgical device for cutting, dissecting, and cauterizing tissue within the digestive tract during endoscopic procedures. This is the…

TransEnterix, Inc., a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between the surgeon and the patient to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced that the Company has received FDA 510(k) clearance for expanded indications of its Senhance Surgical System. The Company received FDA 510(k) clearance for laparoscopic inguinal hernia…

Medline has signed a new medical-surgical distribution agreement with Sharp HealthCare spanning four acute care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, 22 ambulatory medical centers, and five urgent care centers throughout San Diego County. The new eight-year agreement, worth more than $75 million annually, will help Sharp drive savings and efficiencies throughout…

QT Vascular Ltd., announced that it has entered into an asset purchase and option agreement (the "APOA") with Teleflex Life Sciences Unlimited Company and Teleflex Incorporated ("Teleflex"). Under the APOA, Teleflex will acquire the non-drug coated product line and licenses with respect to intellectual property related to the Company's non-drug…

AveXis, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for rare and life-threatening neurological diseases, will locate a new manufacturing center in Durham County, North Carolina. The company plans to create 200 jobs. The company is expected to invest approximately $55 million in the facility to produce potentially breakthrough therapies…

Anuncia, Inc., a privately-held company focused on better treatment of hydrocephalus and cerebrospinal fluid dysfunctions, announced, today, the successful first-in-human implantation of its Alivio ReFlow™ Ventricular System for treatment of hydrocephalus at Boston Children's Hospital. This announcement comes on the heels of receiving the EU CE Mark and US FDA…

OmniGuide Holdings, Inc., the parent company of OmniGuide Surgical, announced today the full commercial release of the C-LAS Line of Sight CO2 Laser System. The C-LAS Laser System is the latest addition to OmniGuide’s trusted laser portfolio, offering the same CO2 tissue sparing properties as its Intelliguide Fiber Enabled Laser…