Joe Woody to join KCI; Olympus' diagnostics sale may have undermined healthcare expansion;

> Kinetic Concepts ($KCI) has named Joe Woody as global president of Active Healing Solutions, the company's advanced wound healing business. Woody is expected to join the company in late November. KCI release

> Olympus' 2009 sale of its diagnostics unit may have undermined efforts to expand into healthcare as the company sought cash to shore up a balance sheet. News

> Torax Medical has received the CE Mark for its FENIX continence restoration system to treat fecal incontinence. Torax release

> ZOLL Medical ($ZOLL) has announced that data showing the cost-effectiveness of the LifeVest wearable defibrillator was presented in two scientific presentations and posters at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2011 in Orlando over the weekend. ZOLL release

> BioVentrix, which developed the PliCath HF system, has completed enrollment in its pilot human clinical trial. BioVentrix release

> Merit Medical Systems ($MMSI) has tapped A. Scott Anderson and Nolan E. Karras to serve as directors of the company. Merit Medical release

And Finally... A brain-scanning technique for Alzheimer's is entering the final stages of a clinical trial, leading to the possibility that patients could have access to it by the end of next year. Item

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