Torax Medical closes a $30 million Series D funding round in support of its sphincter augmentation products, designed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Torax Medical closed a $30 million Series D funding round in support of its acid reflux treatment products. The funds will go toward expanding commercialization of the St. Paul, Minn.-based medical device company's sphincter augmentation systems, including Torax's platform Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation devices. News Well, Funding Roundupread more
As part of its commitment to advancing research in the field of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery (OHNS), Cook Medical with a strong history of philanthropy to encourage and support research and education, has supported the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Program.
The National Institutes of Health grant $4.4 million in funding for affordable robots that can help healthcare and life sciences teams with daily tasks, such as designing prosthetics and diagnosing and treating disease. The National Institutes of Health this week announced $4.4 million in grants for projects aimed at developing robotics for healthcare and life sciences. The funding was granted to teams working on developing a new generation of robotics, called "co-robotics," which aid people with everyday tasks in the healthcare field. The developments include technology to aid engineers in designing prosthetics, miniature "robot pills" that help diagnose and treat disease and robots that help researchers create artificial tissues. News Well, Funding Roundup, Robotic Assisted Surgery, Roboticsread more
Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson plans to build 4 new international innovation centers to pick up local innovators and foster early-stage deals. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is looking to re-energize its early-stage deal-making with the launch of 4 new international innovation centers, fully equipped with J&J science and technology experts focused on emerging opportunities. News Well, Innovation, Research & Developmentread more
BD Introduces Advanced Needle Technology Designed to Enhance Patient Comfort and Improve Patient Adherence in Diabetes CareSeptember 19, 2012 12:06 pm | News | Comments
Studies suggest that as many as one-fifth to one-third of people with diabetes are hesitant or unwilling to give themselves insulin injections for reasons that include needle anxiety[i-iii]. Patients who reported injection-related pain or embarrassment also admitted they intentionally skipped insulin injections more often. A study by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) revealed that...
OmniGuide Inc., a medical device company specializing in precision surgical energy instruments, recently announced the launch of a next-generation product designed for laparoscopic endometriosis procedures. The instrument set offers enhanced ergonomics, access, and operative flow compared to previous CO2 laser delivery systems.
Group Florence Nightingale Increases Radiosurgery Profile with Acquisition of Turkey's First Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion SystemSeptember 19, 2012 11:52 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments
Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ – Elekta's most advanced Gamma Knife® platform – became Turkey's fifth Gamma Knife system, beginning clinical operation at Group Florence Nightingale's Comprehensive Cancer Center (Istanbul) on May 25. The Cancer Center's Prof. Dr. Talat Kiris used Perfexion for the first time by treating a 15-year-old Iraqi boy with a partially resected skull base tumor.
Nexxt Spine LLC, a Fishers, Ind.-based manufacturer of spinal implants and instrumentation, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Honour™ cervical spacer and lumbar spacer implants made of Zeniva® polyetheretherketone (PEEK) rods from Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC. Zeniva® PEEK – part of Solvay’s line of Solviva® Biomaterials...
KNF introduces a new small brushless DC motor (Type BL30) as standard and readily available for integration into a wide range of liquid and gas diaphragm pumps for OEM applications.
Boston Scientific agrees to buy medical device company BridgePoint Medical and its heart blockage tool for an undisclosed amount. Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said it agreed to buy BridgePoint Medical for an undisclosed amount, adding the Minneapolis-based medical device company's technology for treating blocked blood vessels in the heart to its stable of interventional cardiology tools. News Well, Cardiovascular, Catheters, Mergers & Acquisitions, Stentsread more
Coherent, Inc. has extended its integrated laser machine tool product portfolio with its new META platform, offering improved performance and greater ease-of-use. The META platform features a unibody chassis design.
Publication of Preclinical and First-in-Man Clinical Trials Confirm “Excellent Device Performance with High Procedural Success and Absence of Clinical Events out to Six Months Follow-Up” with Cardionovum®’s PRIMUS Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB)September 19, 2012 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
BONN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 19, 2012--Cardionovum GmbH announced today that the results of a preclinical study and a first-in-man clinical study of its PRIMUS Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) will be published in next month’s issue of Minerva Cardioangiologica, the Official Journal of the Italian...
By Merrill Goozner Meghan McCarthy of the National Journal posted a good overview of the alternative explanations for the recent slowing in the increase in health care costs, which rose less than four percent in each of the past two years. Medicare costs, she points out, has slowed even more dramatically.The latest survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows insurance premiums rising just 4 percent this year. News Well, Blog, Healthcare Reformread more
IQMax Announces General Availability of IQCommunicate® Product Suite for Efficient Healthcare CommunicationsSeptember 19, 2012 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 19, 2012--IQMax, a leader in intelligent healthcare communications, today announced the launch of IQCommunicate®, a complete suite of products specifically designed for healthcare professionals to securely communicate and collaborate in real-time for better...
Titan Spine is Awarded Additional Patent Protection for its Endoskeleton® line of Interbody Spinal Fusion DevicesSeptember 19, 2012 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
MEQUON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 19, 2012--Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on the development of innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced today that it has been awarded patent #US 8,262,737 B2 by the United States Patent Office that protects the...