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LaserSight Inc., Winter Park, Fla., and VISX Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., entered into a Settlement.(excimer laser agreement)(Brief Article)
July 1, 2001... LaserSight Inc., Winter Park, Fla., and VISX Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., entered into a Settlement and License Agreement related to refractive excimer lasers. Under terms of the agreement, LaserSight received a license to patents held by VISX for the laser systems and will pay a royalty...
FDA regulation of single-use device reprocessing amounts to fiscal irrationality, contend advocates.(Brief Article)
July 1, 2001... Free enterprise is not a term that accurately describes our health care system, and because many entities--both individual and institutional--regulate the sales and marketing of medical devices and med-surg supply products, it is impossible to pinpoint with any accuracy why costs continue...
VHA assesses the hospital environment.(VHA Inc.)(Industry Overview)
July 1, 2001... Hospitals face a number of changes in their business environment that may change the ways they evaluate medical devices and capital spending decisions. Many medical device companies already are feeling the effects of these changes and adjusting their product and marketing strategies...
Selling the package: GPOs bundle contracts by disease, not vendor.(group purchasing organizations)(Industry Overview)(Statistical Data Included)
July 1, 2001... There's a new buying strategy out there, and it calls for some new selling strategies for suppliers hoping to win business from group purchasing organizations and many integrated delivery networks. It's called the disease management portfolio. With hospital strategies and insurance...
CONFEROS is building c-Medica; will manufacturers come to it?(medical device collaborative web site)
July 1, 2001... A Web site introduced last month that was designed as a collaborative work space to increase the speed to market of medical devices is also said to reduce expenses and enhance revenues for device manufacturers and their suppliers--if they'll use it. The site's originators--Boston-based...