Medtronic Beats Back Axonics’ Challenge To InterStim Patents
The US patent office has upheld all seven patents at issue, with the verdict on the final three having come on 22 September.
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News We’re Watching – LivaNova And Medtronic Recalls; Approvals For Abbott And Guardant; Pediatric Device Grants
Recalls on a life-support device used during heart surgery and dialysis tubing were announced this week, as were approvals for a breast cancer companion diagnostic and two cardiac ablation catheters. Additionally, the US FDA has grants available for groups that assist in pediatric device development.