Dr. Eisuke Fukuma has treated 58 breast cancer patients with cryoablation over the last 6 years under a research protocol at Kameda Medical Center in Japan. As of today, none of the patients have had a tumor reoccur or distant metastases. By this non-surgical treatment, Dr. Fukuma's patients avoid the risks and potential cosmetic impact of major breast cancer surgery.
Leica Microsystems and TrueVision 3D Surgical announced the debut of 3D surgical microscopes at the 81st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. By incorporating the digital smart 3D system inside select models, Leica Microsystems and TrueVision have eliminated the need for a separate 3D cart.
Stackpole’s RC series is an axial leaded carbon composition technology available in 1/4W, 1/2W, and 1W power ratings. The RC’s dense carbon slug element handles high-energy surges much better than metal film based surge resistors.
Available in 3 sizes and multiple gear ratios, Groschopp’s new i-series gearboxes are ideal for applications that have stringent space limitations yet require a high yield torque and increased efficiency. Available with AC, PMDC and Brushless motors, the i-series gearbox has been pre-engineered with a custom design interface to mate with Groschopp motors.
Critics of the new 2.3% medical device excise tax are hitting new heights with their claims of dire consequences. Conservative blogger and attorney Johnathan Emord blogged that the tax will "wipe out an entire industry," and further asserts that the tax is "one of the most draconian tax burdens in history." What are the facts? Is the industry overreacting?
In the study of human diseases and potential treatments, small animal models play a crucial role in bridging the gap between in vitro and in vivo studies. When considering imaging techniques for small animal studies, positron emission tomography (PET) is well suited to the measurement of highly specific molecular interactions (e.g., glucose uptake and target-receptor binding).
The Combat Ready Clamp made history Friday when it received new critical indications from the FDA making it the first device of its kind approved to treat unmanageable amputations and pelvic wounds not addressable with standard limb tourniquets.
Adults with depression and who receive certain types of anti-depressants have an increased risk of developing Clostridium difficile, a costly and serious hospital-associated infection, according to a new University of Michigan Health System study.
Mitek Sports Medicine, a leading orthopaedics sports medicine company, announced the launch of the HEALIX 3.4-mm Suture Anchor, the company's smallest dual-thread suture anchor for rotator cuff repair, and the launch of a new double-loaded minimally invasive partial thickness rotator cuff repair system, as part of its HEALIX TRANSTEND Implant System.
Maxim Surgical, a new designer and manufacturer of spinal implants, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its new MaxFuse-C cervical interbody fusion system made of Zeniva polyetheretherketone rods from Solvay Specialty Polymers.
GHX has announced Case Xpert and Order Intelligence, the healthcare industry’s first end-to-end supply chain solutions for managing and tracking implantable medical devices, including the physician preference items (PPI) used in operating rooms.
Duke University biomedical engineers have grown three-dimensional human heart muscle that acts just like natural tissue. This advancement could be important in treating heart attack patients or in serving as a platform for testing new heart disease medicines.
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2013--BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for its Ilesto 7 implantable cardioverter-defibrillator/cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator...
Vast Majority of Americans Would Want to Know if They Have a Serious Illness or Injury, Even If There Is No Cure, New Survey ShowsMay 7, 2013 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2013--Amidst ongoing national debate about healthcare costs, new research unveiled today by Siemens Healthcare shows that the vast majority of Americans (92 percent) agree that “the value of knowing exactly what is wrong with their health is as important as...
Enrollment Completed for Low-Risk Aortic and Mitral Patient Groups For On-X® Prosthetic Heart Valve Anticoagulation Clinical StudyMay 7, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2013--On-X ® Life Technologies, Inc. (On-X LTI) announced today that enrollment for the Low-Risk Aortic Valve and Mitral Valve Patient Groups has been completed. The Prospective Randomized On-X Valve Anticoagulation Trial (PROACT) was initiated with US FDA...