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> The FDA has warned Starion Instruments Corp. that it failed to correctly report malfunctions of several models of its thermal ligating shears. News

> AGA Medical Holdings (Nasdaq: AGAM) today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against W.L. Gore & Associates. AGA Medical release

> A judge will consider proposed a $2.8 million settlement in a class-action shareholders' complaint filed against AtriCure. The lawsuit alleges the medical device company artificially inflated its share price. It was filed by Richard Wayne and William Flynn of Strauss & Troy in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in Cincinnati. Article

> Novo Nordisk announced today the availability of NovoDose,the first-ever mobile insulin dosing guide for physicians to look up dosing guidelines and blood glucose goals for their patients with diabetes. The guide is available as an application on iTunes. Novo release

> Israeli startup Haldor Advanced Technologies signed two distribution agreements worth $65 million for its trademarked system that tracks operating room equipment. Article

> Varian Medical Systems has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Bank of America N.A. to repurchase $225 million of its common stock under an accelerated share repurchase program.  Concurrently, the company amended its revolving credit facility with Bank of America N.A. to increase its borrowing capacity from $150 million to $225 million. Varian release

> Prof. Jiunn-Der Liao of Department of Materials Science and Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, has led Post Doctorate Chih-Chiang Weng and a research team to develop a pen-size plasma sterilization device which can sterilize instruments and wounds by relying on the process of plasma sterilization. NCKU release

> Fluidnet Corporation's board of directors has unanimously appointed Benjamin Bulkley as president and CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds the company's founder, Jeffrey Carlisle, who will serve as Fluidnet's chief innovation officer. Fluidnet release

> As per a recent disclosure form, this has happened in the second quarter of 2010. AdvaMed, or the Advanced Medical Technology Association, has lobbied on efforts in Congress in order to help patients sue medical device companies using personal injury lawsuits. News

> Svelte Medical Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has officially received the CE Mark to market its Acrobat Stent-on-a-Wire (SOAW) Bare Metal Coronary Stent System in the European Union. Svelte release

And Finally... Federal regulators are concerned that erroneous instructions on the Tootsie Tanner portable foot tanning device could lead consumers to suffer ultraviolet radiation overdose. Report

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