Harvard Bioscience has announced that the InBreath tracheal scaffold and bioreactor system manufactured by Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Inc. (HART), its wholly owned regenerative medicine technology subsidiary, were used in the first successful transplant of a regenerated trachea in the United States.
Despite all of the advances in robotics, the ability to provide the operator of a robotic system with a sense of touch (haptics) still remains a significant problem. This is no more dramatically illustrated than in the use of robots in surgical procedures.
Kinetic Concepts has announced that its CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System will be showcased at a company-sponsored epidermal grafting education summit April 30–May 1 in Denver, Colo. More than 100 wound care providers will attend to discuss advancing outcomes of care with KCI medical technologies, including the new CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System.
FDA Grants Mauna Kea Technologies 510(k) Clearance to Market AQ-Flex(TM) 19 Miniprobe for Fine Needle Aspiration ProceduresApril 30, 2013 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | Comments
Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA), leader in the optical biopsy market and developer of Cellvizio®, the fastest way to see cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the AQ-Flex 19 miniprobe to provide real-time optical biopsies during...
Georgia Institute of Technology bioengineering PhD student Teresa Sanders was working with Emory University Parkinson’s Disease specialists, and received an eZ430-Chronos watch from TI. She had a thought: A watch with an accelerometer could measure limb tremors and be paired with other tools to assess patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Pre-Publication Trial Results Demonstrate Safety and Effectiveness of CyberKnife Prostate Cancer TreatmentApril 30, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 30, 2013--Pre-publication results from a national clinical trial show that prostate cancer treatment with CyberKnife® robotic radiosurgery demonstrated excellent preservation of sexual health and resulted in no significant side effects or complications. “This is great...
Cardium Announces Excellagen Presentation at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring 2013 MeetingApril 30, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments
Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE MKT: CXM) today announced that the Company will present a poster demonstrating the clinical benefits of Excellagen@ in advanced regenerative wound management at The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society (SAWC/WHS) meeting to be held May 1-5,...
St. Jude Medical, a global medical device company, today announced CE Mark approval and European launch of its Allure Quadra Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker (CRT-P). This CRT-P system offers more pacing options to deliver higher success rates, as evidenced by robust clinical data.
Wenzel Spine, a medical device company focused on providing minimally invasive, stand-alone alternatives to traditional spinal fusion, today announced the launch of the VariLift-C Stand-Alone Zero-Profile Expandable Cervical Interbody Fusion Device.
ETView Medical, Ltd. Announces US FDA Clearance of a 510(k) Pre-marketing Notification Application Expanding the VivaSight-DL line of Innovative Airway DevicesApril 30, 2013 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments
ETView has announced that the company has received clearance of a 510(k) Pre-Marketing Notification Application with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanding the available sizes of the VivaSight- DL Airway Management System.
Diabetes affects some 300 million people worldwide and the numbers keep on increasing. Many of these people undergo a daily regimen of tests that measure the amount of glucose in the blood stream, usually taken from finger prick samples. Needless to say, this is a time-consuming, expensive and painful process.
Teleflex Incorporated, has announced the first insertion of the new ARROW JACC Catheter with Chlorag + ard Technology. The ARROW JACC Catheter with Chlorag + ard Technology is a long-term, small bore antimicrobial and antithrombogenic catheter that gives clinicians a single, less-invasive option for critically ill patients for the duration of their therapy.
As the popularity of robotic surgeries climb, so too do claims of surgical errors. Why the sudden jump in robotic surgery mishaps? Some say odds, some say lack of surgeon experience. According to prostate cancer expert, Dr. David B. Samadi, more stringent robotic surgery training requirements are needed to further protect patients.
Medtronic Reports Initial Implants of Novel Stent Graft for Aortic Aneurysms Involving Branch VesselApril 29, 2013 4:32 pm | Comments
Vascular specialists at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C., and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio recently performed the initial implants of a novel stent graft system from Medtronic as part of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiative designed to encourage more early-stage clinical research on new medical devices in the United States.
Thomas Edison's spirit for discovery is alive and well at Orthocare Innovations, which the Edison Awards has recognized with its top award in the Science and Medicine–Assistive Device category. Orthocare won the top award for its Magellan microprocessor foot ankle system prosthetic device against tough competition, finishing ahead of products in the category from companies including Medtronic.