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The US FDA plays it safe

Amid a huge furore over unsafe implanted medical devices the US FDA has released new proposals that are cautious to the point of toothlessness – and wouldn’t affect most…

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FDA panel to act on Impulse

An adcom for Impulse Dynamics’ heart muscle stimulator is approaching, and the group will want to avoid a nasty shock.

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Illumina bets on Pacific, not nanopores

Illumina’s $1.2bn buy of Pacific Biosciences raises questions about why it shunned another long-read sequencing player, Oxford Nanopore Technologies.