Register for our free email digests:
Transcend Medical Inc.
Latest From U-Systems Inc.
FDA hopes to finish drafting a proposed rule by early next year requiring mammography screening professionals to notify women and their physicians of dense breast tissue that may warrant further imaging follow-up with MRI and ultrasound. Meanwhile, a bill was recently introduced in Congress on the same topic.
The prospective medical device tax, the continuing decline of venture investing, pricing challenges, austerity measures in Europe, and other headwinds continued to push against the medtech industry in 2012. But emerging clinical and geographic markets, along with an active M&A market, are providing the industry with some momentum going into 2013.
Several new modalities are poised to change the way breast cancer screenings and diagnostics are performed as physicians and patients continue to search for technologies that can do more than standard X-rays. Ultrasound, computed tomography, and 3-D imaging are being touted as ways to improve the detection of tumors – especially in women with dense breast tissue – as well as to reduce exposure to radiation. Currently, the market is dominated by large, established manufacturers, but some new players are bringing in innovative options that are poised to push the field forward.
The prospective medical device tax, the continuing decline of venture investing, pricing challenges, austerity measures in Europe, and other headwinds continued to push against the medtech industry in 2012. But emerging clinical and geographic markets, along with an active M&A market, provided the industry with some momentum.
- Implantable Devices
Surgical Equipment & Devices
- Minimally or Less Invasive
- Therapeutic Areas
- North America
- Parent & Subsidiaries
- Transcend Medical Inc.
- Senior Management
Brian J Walsh, Pres. & CEO
Sean Ianchulev, MD, CMO & VP, Medical Affairs & Bus. Dev.
Luke Clauson, VP, R&D and Operations
- Contact Info
Transcend Medical Inc.
Phone: (650) 223-6600
127 Independence Dr.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
You must sign in to use this functionality
All set! This article has been sent to email@example.com.
All fields are required. For multiple recipients, separate email addresses with a semicolon.