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Earl Bakken, Medtronic Co-Founder And CRM Pioneer, Dies

Medtronic co-founder and cardiac rhythm management pioneer, Earl Bakken, passed away Oct. 21 at his home in Kiholo, Hawaii at age 94.

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Global Device Approvals, Weekly Snapshot: HeartMate 3 Reaches New Destination

A snapshot of global medical device approvals captured during the past week in Medtech Insight's Approvals Tracker. Among the additions, Abbott's HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device gained "destination therapy" approval from US FDA, meaning its now vetted for use in patients who are not eligible for a heart transplant.

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Medtronic Vet Christopher Barry Takes Helm At Nuvasive

About three years after becoming CEO of NuVasive, Gregory Lucier is ceding the role to Barry, who has led Medtronic's Surgical Innovations business, effective Nov. 5. Lucier will continue to serve as chairman of the board for the San Diego-based minimally-invasive spine surgery technology company.

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US Regulatory Roundup, September 2018: Apple Apps; Medtronic Warnings; LASIK Ban?

Attention on US FDA's approval of Apple Watch heart-rhythm monitoring apps and the speed of the agency's review was high in September. Also capturing attention by Medtech Insight readers last month:  Medtronic quality systems warning letters, a stepped-up push to ban LASIK devices and a bevy of FDA policy reform proposals.

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