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Alere is selling its Epocal point-of-care blood diagnostics subsidiary to Siemens Healthineers to comply with US antitrust requirements in advance of its pending acquisition by Abbott. Siemens plans to integrate Epocal's epoc blood analysis system with its digital platforms and its existing point-of-care diagnostics.
The global market for products treating heart valve disease is expected to exceed $8bn by 2021, driven largely by the rising number of elderly patients with cardiovascular disease, obesity and growing prevalence of diabetes. This, in turn, is fueling significant innovation in minimally invasive techniques, particularly in the leading area of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), but also in transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVrep) systems, both of which offer patients quicker recovery times, less discomfort and greater safety compared to traditional surgical heart valve repair and replacement. This feature looks more closely at the competitive landscape and dynamics of these two fast-growing market segments, as well as gives insight into what the users – the physicians – think of these technologies.
Prison sentence in DMAA supplement case; Abbott Nutrition flat on currency exchange; Lurie takes CSPI helm; and more news in brief.
The US Medicare agency opened a national coverage analysis to reconsider coverage indications for implantable cardioverter defibrillators and received input from 35 individuals, organizations, and companies during the initial public comment period. The agency did not specify any particular issues or deficiencies that it wants to address by updating its coverage policy, but CMS has not reconsidered the national coverage policy on ICDs since a major coverage expansion was implemented in 2005.
- Therapeutic Areas
- HCA-The Healthcare Co.
- Hospital Corp. of America
- North America
- Parent & Subsidiaries
- Arlington Medical Center
- Baptist Hospitals & Health Systems Inc.
- Basic American Medical Inc.
- Basic Medical Imaging Ltd.
- Columbia East Corp.
- Columbia West Corp.
- Coral Reef Hospital
- CRV Inc.
- Cumberland Health Care Fund I
- Diagnostek Inc.
- Health Care Management Corp.
- HEI Inc.
- Hillcrest Care Center
- Hospital Corporation of America
- Olympic Health Care Inc.
- Rehabilitation Center
- St. Francis Hospital Inc.
- Sun City Convalescent Center
- United Healthcare Services Inc.
- Valley View Community Hospital
- Value Behavioral Health Inc.
- Value Health Inc.
- Senior Management
Thomas F Frist, Chmn. & CEO
Burke W Whitman, CFO
Samuel A Greco, SVP, Fin. Operations
Lindy B Richardson, SVP, Mktg. & Public Affairs
Edwin E Carty, VP, Group Purchasing Operations
- Contact Info
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2929 South Hampton Rd.
P.O. Box 550 Dallas, TX 75224
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