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> The FDA announced a slight decrease in fees it will charge medical device manufacturers in Fiscal Year 2015. More

> Transluminal Technologies received a CE mark for their Velox CD vascular closure device, a single-use device that is applied after percutaneous femoral procedures to shorten patient time-to-ambulation. Story

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