Medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 20, 2017

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From InspireMD’s distribution deal to RenalGuard touting a new study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention.

1. InspireMD inks Chile distribution deal

InspireMD announced in an Oct. 12 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with CorpMedical Chile to distribute the MGuard Prime Embolic Protection System (EPS). The MGuard Prime EPS treats acute coronary syndromes like acute myocardial infarctions.

2. Medacta launches MiniMed hip stem

Medacta has launched its MiniMAX Hip System in the U.S., according to an Oct. 12 press release. MiniMAX is an anatomical cementless stem that is engineered to provide enhanced fit and fill in the metaphyseal femur. It follows the natural shape of the femoral canal for minimally-invasive anterior and posterior hip replacement procedures.

3. Esaote launches MyLab 9 ultrasound

Esaote announced in an Oct. 13 press release that it has launched its MyLab 9 ultrasound platform. MyLab 9 has smart upgradability, remote serviceability, long-term maintenance options and transducer compatibility.

Get the full story on our sister site, MassDevice.

DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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