News Briefs: Updates From Around The Industry
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Device industry news on Dec. 2 includes an IDE approval to study a super-small neurostimulator to treat face pain; distribution agreements in diabetes and blood processing; a product approval; and new legislation focused on telemedicine.
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