How Boston Scientific is boosting medical device value

Boston Scientific over the summer unveiled a new value-add for its implantable cardio devices: an online Trugevity calculator that lets physicians predict battery life. The idea is to help health providers quickly grasp the benefits of Boston Sci’s longer lasting¬†EnduraLife battery technology, which the company touts has nine clinical studies and eight years of real-world

Mobile medical carts could have battery fire problems

U.S. FDA is warning health providers that battery-powered mobile medical carts could be a fire hazard. The agency has received reports of explosions, fires, smoking and overheating related to the carts, FDA said in its Dec. 27 letter to healthcare professionals. From January 2013 to July 2016, FDA received a dozen reports, an agency spokesperson