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The Medtechy Daily: October 11

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Medtech[y] Staff

The Medtechy Daily provides the latest news and insight for the medical technology industry, including medical device, biotech and digital health.

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Medtronic disables pacemaker programmer updates over hack concern. Medical device maker Medtronic Plc has disabled internet updates for some 34,000 CareLink programming devices that healthcare providers around the world use to access implanted pacemakers, saying the system was vulnerable to cyber attacks. (Reuters

TransEnterix Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for 3mm Diameter Instruments. TransEnterix, Inc. announced today that the they received FDA 510(k) clearance for 3 millimeter diameter instruments, as well as additional 5 millimeter Senhance System instruments. (Medtechy)

FDA Clears First App-Only Product for Detecting Atrial Fibrillation. FibriCheck, a Belgian firm, won FDA clearance for its smartphone application that is capable of spotting signs of atrial fibrillation, simply by using the phone’s camera. The user places a finger over the camera lens on the back of the phone and initiates the app to do its thing. (Medgadget)

5 Fundamental Flaws of the Medical Device Tax. The medical device tax hurts doctors, patients, and manufacturers, according to a new study released today by the San Francisco, CA-based think tank, the Pacific Research Institute. (MDDI)

Walgreens, LabCorp To Open 600 Diagnostic Test Centers. Walgreens Boots Alliance Wednesday said it will expand a collaboration with diagnostic testing firm LabCorp. to open at least 600 patient service centers at Walgreens stores over the next four years. (Forbes)