Cytori eyes India for deals; Doc accused of reusing med devices;

> Medical device maker Cytori Therapeutics is looking to enter the Indian market by forging deals with healthcare service providers, including Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, by the end of this year, according to its chief executive. Story

> Patients who underwent prostate biopsies by Dr. Michael Kaplan could be at risk for blood-borne diseases that include HIV and hepatitis C, the head of the Southern Nevada Health District said Tuesday. Kaplan is accused of reusing medical devices that were intended for only a single use during the procedures, said Dr. Lawrence Sands, chief health officer for the district. Item

> Peter Mehlape is taking charge of BD's southern and east Africa operations. The firm's products have been specially developed for the African region to help manage complex conditions such as HIV and TB. Story

> Lone Tree-based Robinson MedSurg is being acquired by Bacterin International Holdings, a Montana developer of bone graft material and anti-infective coatings for medical applications. Article

> Topera Medical, a once-stealthy medical device start-up formerly based in San Diego, hired a former Boston Scientific VP and moved clear across the country. The firm, now based in Lexington, MA, is looking to commercialize technology developed by Dr. Sanjiv Narayan at the University of California, San Diego. It hired former Boston Scientific VP Edward Kerslake to be its CEO in December 2010, according to Xconomy. Report

> Aerocrine has announced the acquisition of key assets related to the measurement of FENO from German company FILT Lungen & Thoraxdiagnostik GmbH. FILT and Aerocrine will collaborate to develop new applications for airway inflammation monitoring and FILT will cease further commercialization of the NO VARIO product. Aerocrine release

> Utah Medical Products has purchased all of the common shares of Femcare Holdings Limited of the UK, including its trading subsidiaries, Femcare-Nikomed of Southampton, England and Femcare Australia. Femcare is best known for its leading global brand the Filshie Clip System--a female surgical contraception device (tubal ligation) which is placed on the fallopian tubes. Utah Medical release

And Finally... The boss of U.S. medical devices company St Jude Medical has been collared by security officers in Delhi airport for carrying ammunition in his suitcase. He is "co-operating with local authorities" his company said in a tight-lipped statement. News

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