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The FIRST Single-Use HD Rigid Camera Scope Chip on a Tip

October 3, 2013 6:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Olive Medical announces the first public demonstration of the SkopEon Single-Use HD Rigid Camera Scope chip on the tip technology at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2013 Technical Exhibits October 7-9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

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Intuitive Surgical: What's with all the adverse event reports?

October 3, 2013 5:05 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A harsh Citron Research analysis accuses Intuitive Surgical of ignoring a surge of adverse events associated with the da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system, but the medical device maker says a boost in reporting isn't the same as an increase in incidents.

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October 2013 Digital Edition

October 3, 2013 4:42 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In an effort to advance the benefits that lasers can offer to surgeons, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center partnered with a motor and motion control specialist to fabricate an endoscopic laser scalpel that incorporates a remote-controlled beam steering device right in the endoscope head.

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NuVasive(R) Announces the U.S. Launch of the XLIF Decade(TM) Plate

October 3, 2013 4:39 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is excited to announce the domestic launch of the XLIF Decade™ Plate. The XLIF Decade Plate is the Company's latest advancement in providing surgeon customers with an option for a single-approach XLIF® and fixation.

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Design Note: 3D Design Software for All Engineers

October 3, 2013 3:35 pm | by Allied Electronics | Articles | Comments

Allied Electronics and RS Components have developed a 3D design software solution called DesignSpark Mechanical, a 3D solid modeling and assembly tool that is available to all, totally free of charge. Developed in conjunction with SpaceClaim, the easy-to-use DesignSpark Mechanical will bring major benefits to design engineers around the world and is available in multiple languages.

Reimbursement process begins in Switzerland, Germany for GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier

October 3, 2013 3:23 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

GI Dynamics said Swiss and German regulators took the 1st steps toward reimbursement in those countries for its EndoBarrier weight loss and diabetes device. Lexington-Mass.-based GI Dynamics said the German Institute of Medical Documentation & Information granted preliminary codes for the EndoBarrier to treat Type II diabetes and/or obesity.

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Obamacare vs. The ACA: A Lesson in Branding

October 3, 2013 3:21 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Blogs | Comments

You might produce the most groundbreaking piece of medical technology available tomorrow, but if the name makes it sound like the same ol’ tired thing that’s already available, sales will most certainly reflect that. No amount of sales and marketing teams hitting the pavement will change that.

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Invuity Features Its Eigr Illumination Technology at Novation Innovative Technology Expo

October 3, 2013 3:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Invuity announced that Novation selected its portfolio of surgical illumination and visualization devices incorporating Eigr Illumination Technology for the Novation Innovative Technology Expo. The event provided an opportunity for the company to present its devices to on-site clinical experts and health care providers and discuss the impact its products have on improving patient care and reducing risk to patients and caregivers.

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AngioDynamics Announces First Patient Enrolled in PICC Related Obstruction of Flow (PROOF) Study

October 3, 2013 2:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

AngioDynamics  announced the enrollment of the first patient at University of Miami Hospital in a randomized multi-center study investigating whether the BioFlo PICC will be associated with a reduced incidence of catheter-related venous thrombosis...

Photos of the Day: Patient Monitoring via Google Glass

October 3, 2013 2:18 pm | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips and Accenture today announced the creation of a proof-of-concept demonstration that uses a Google Glass head-mounted display for researching ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of performing surgical procedures. The demonstration connects Google Glass to Philips IntelliVue Solutions...

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First Proof of Concept for Delivering Vital Patient Data via Google Glass

October 3, 2013 2:08 pm | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips and Accenture today announced the creation of a proof-of-concept demonstration that uses a Google Glass™ head-mounted display for researching ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of performing surgical procedures. The demonstration connects Google Glass to Philips IntelliVue Solutions...

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Multi Format 180 Watt 93% Efficient Power Supply

October 3, 2013 2:03 pm | by MDT Staff | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced additions to its GCS series of single output high efficiency “green” AC-DC power supplies with both ITE and Medical safety approvals. Complementing the GCS150 150 Watt models, the GCS180 range extends the power output capability up to 180 Watts.

Hi-Voltage Magnetics at 2013 MD&M Show

October 3, 2013 1:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Design engineers attending the MD&M Show, Oct 29-30, Minneapolis, MN, with an interest in high voltage electronics will want to visit Booth 1710 to see the latest in magnetic component custom engineered power solutions from Datatronics, which has become a trusted supplier of life-saving electronics in the medical device industry.

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Internal Retention Mechanism Goes International

October 3, 2013 1:48 pm | by MDT Staff | Quail Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the amazing success of the IEC Auto-Lock Quail decided to take it international. The Auto-Lock is now offered in many different plug configurations all over the world and still has all the same great features.

Self-clinching Nuts Ideally Suit Restrictive Design Envelopes

October 3, 2013 1:36 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PEM Type SMPS self-clinching nuts have introduced ideal fasteners for ultra-thin metal sheet applications where design envelopes may be restrictive and space for attachment hardware may be limited. Installing permanently in steel or aluminum metal sheets...

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