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December 13, 2012
08:14 EDTFLDM, ISRG, CPHDLeerink to host a bus tour
Devices & DNA Bus Tour travels throughout Northern and Southern California on December 10-13. Cepheid--CPHD, Intuitive Surgical--ISRG and Fluidigm--FLDM will be visited on December 13.
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November 26, 2014
07:52 EDTISRGIntuitive Surgical could be hurt by FDA statement, says RBC Capital
After the FDA acknowledged that hysteroscopic morcellators do not pose the same degree of risk as laparoscopic powered morcellators, RBC Capital estimates that 6%-8% of Intuitive Surgical's total procedures would be exposed to a potential decline in laparoscopic powered morcellators in a worst-case scenario. However, the firm says the actual risk would be much lower for the company, as alternative robotic techniques can be used in some cases.
November 24, 2014
16:07 EDTCPHDCepheid announces FDA clearance for flu test
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09:26 EDTISRGFDA updates warning on laparoscopic power morcellators to treat uterine fibroids
The FDA announced it is taking immediate steps to help reduce the risk of spreading unsuspected cancer in women being treated for uterine fibroids. In an updated safety communication, originally issued in April, the FDA warns against using laparoscopic power morcellators in the removal of the uterus or fibroids in the vast majority of women. In an Immediately in Effect guidance, the FDA is also recommending that manufacturers of laparoscopic power morcellators include in their product labeling specific safety statements in the form of a boxed warning and two contraindications. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), the largest manufacturer of morcellators, stopped selling the gynecological surgical tool in April and in August told customers to return any devices in their inventory. Intuitive Surgical's (ISRG) da Vinci surgical system can be used with tissue morcellators in such surgical procedures.
November 14, 2014
12:37 EDTCPHDCepheid management to meet with Jefferies
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November 13, 2014
07:05 EDTCPHDCepheid awarded grant of up to $3.3M to develop Xpert Ebola
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November 12, 2014
07:22 EDTCPHDAssociation of Molecular Pathology is holding annual meeting
2014 Annual Meeting of AMP is being held in National Harbor, Maryland on November 12-15.

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