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Five-year mortality and major morbidity results from a large randomized trial run by the Veterans Affairs found no advantages to so-called off-pump "beating heart" coronary bypass graft surgery over traditional on-pump bypass surgery in which the patient is supported by a cardiopulmonary bypass machine.
The decision is a coda to a 2014 Federal Circuit verdict that an implantable cardioverter defibrillator patent held by Mirowski Family Ventures was invalid. About $6m in attorney’s fees were at stake.
Boston Scientific will have to pay up $308m to a patent licensor after the US Supreme Court rejected the firm's petition to hear its case.
2016 was a year of surprise and change in political circles, but that's nothing new for the medtech industry, which over a number of years has become accustomed to health care systems demanding different and ever-higher levels of service. Smart medtechs have been ahead of the curve, but the whole industry now factors in clients' wider needs in a holistic approach to patient care. Many companies' current M&A policies are already reflecting the changes to come.
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