Manny Villafaña, Chairman and CEO of Kips Bay Medical announced that on April 30, 2013, the Mayo Clinic performed its first implant of an eSVS Mesh at its Rochester, Minnesota facility. This implant was performed as part of the Kips Bay Medical eMESH I clinical feasibility trial currently being conducted for the U.S. FDA in a number of preeminent cardiac surgery centers in both Europe and the United States.
Today, for the first time in Ireland, cancer patients can receive Novalis Radiosurgery treatment, with the opening of the Stereotactic Unit at St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre at Beaumont Hospital. The technology, developed by Brainlab, offers new hope for cancer patients, many of whom have tumors that have been deemed inoperable.
Luke and Nancy Medland have expressed their joy after a special marital version of Luke’s bionic hand has been created – complete with a replica of his original wedding ring. Born without a left hand, Luke, 31, had used a variety of cosmetic hands with limited function for almost 20 years.
A team of researchers led by a Boston University Biomedical Engineer has developed a new joint lubricant that could bring longer lasting relief to millions of osteoarthritis sufferers. The new synthetic polymer supplements synovial fluid, the natural lubricant in joints, and works better than comparable treatments currently available.
iCAD’s Xoft Intraoperative Radiation Therapy System Featured at American Society of Breast Surgeons ConferenceMay 3, 2013 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
NASHUA, N.H. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2013--Booth #303 -- iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICAD), a leading provider of advanced imaging and radiation therapy technologies for the detection and treatment of cancer, today announced that the Company’s Xoft ® Axxent ® Electronic Brachytherapy System...
Obesity is a major public health concern in the United States and has been linked to many health problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep disorders, and breathing problems. Obesity (an excessive amount of body fat)...
Meeting Announcement: June 27, 2013 Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory CommitteeMay 3, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments
On June 27, 2013, during session I, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the proposed classification of sorbent hemoperfusion systems, one of the remaining preamendments class III devices. The class III sorbent hemoperfusion system is a device intended for the treatment of poisoning, drug overdose, hepatic coma, and metabolic disturbances.
Power Sources Unlimited has announced the new PM42 Series of compact 30–48W AC-DC power supplies that meet both UL60601-1 third edition medical safety and EN60950-1 ITE safety standards. The PM42 Series of compact (2″ x 4″ x 1.18″), open-frame PCB constructed power supplies are available in single, dual, and triple output models
BEAR Power Supplies has introduced a compact, high-efficiency DC-DC converter for hand-held LED devices. The 10 x 20 mm power supply incorporates a microprocessor for programmable LED dimming. The LED power supply is designed for high-performance applications where reliability is critical...
The new RSF MS 14 encoder system fulfills the need for a small package, high resolution encoder that has a repeatable optical reference mark, along with an easy visual display of signal quality. Available in North America through parent company HEIDENHAIN Corporation, this frictionless kit style encoder is perfect for motion feedback applications...
Miniaturization of medical devices is dependent upon the reliability of their assembled components, which is crucial for proper functioning devices. Miniaturization creates material challenges—especially in electronic medical device applications such as implantable cardiac devices.
A prototype lab is tasked with inventing solutions to design challenges presented to them by surgeons with medical device ideas. Utilizing a fused-deposition modeling machine and design software, engineers are able to create physical prototypes of medical devices that are able to be put through functional testing.
Corindus Vascular Robotics, a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, has announced that the Journal of American College of Cardiology published the results from its CorPath PRECISE study in the April 2013 issue. Results of the trial demonstrate the CorPath System is safe and feasible for patients, with significantly lower harmful radiation exposure to the operator.
The tail of a seahorse can be compressed to about half its size before permanent damage occurs, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found. The tail’s exceptional flexibility is due to its structure, made up of bony, armored plates, which slide past each other.
Spectra-Physics, a Newport Corporation brand, announced the expansion of the Excelsior One continuous wave (CW) lasers series. Three new wavelengths of 515, 553, and 594 nm have been added, resulting in a total of 14 wavelengths available from the Excelsior One platform of compact, integrated lasers.