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Court: Exec Guilty over Faulty French Implants

December 10, 2013 6:59 am | by Lori Hinnant - Associated Press | News | Comments

A French businessman who sold tens of thousands of breast implants filled with industrial-grade silicone and prone to leaks was convicted of fraud on Tuesday and sentenced to the maximum four years in prison. His lawyer promised to appeal...

Eclipse Aesthetics Launches NEW Turbo Safety Needle For the Eclipse MicroPen™

December 3, 2013 4:29 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Eclipse Aesthetics, LLC, makers of the popular Eclipse MicroPen is excited to launch its new fluid resistant vented Turbo Safety Needle. Featured on The Doctors, the new vented Turbo Safety Needle makes the Eclipse MicroPen the safest and most...

FDA 510(k) Clearance and Key Patent for ‘Tautona Tissue Injector’

November 20, 2013 11:01 am | by TauTona Group | News | Comments

TauTona Group has announced that the TauTona Tissue Injector, a single-use, hand-held adipose tissue transfer tool, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. FDA. Fat grafting, in which a patient’s adipose tissue is moved from one area of the...

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German Firm Found Liable in Breast Implants Case

November 14, 2013 3:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A French court has ruled that a German product testing company failed its duty to check and control silicone breast implants used by tens of thousands of women worldwide that turned out to be prone to leakage. The court in southeastern Toulon...

RFID Chips for Breast Implants

November 1, 2013 10:45 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

VeriTeQ Corporation, a provider of implantable medical device identification and radiation dose measurement technologies, has announced that it has delivered its first order of 2,000 Q Inside Safety Technology radio frequency identification...

A Laboratory for All (Cleaning) Situations

October 21, 2013 4:37 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

When it comes to cleanliness, we tend to think of "dust bunnies" cheerfully frolicking through the home, or perhaps of a vacuum cleaner designed to put an end to their merriment. But cleanliness is a topic of concern for automobile technicians, dental ...

iGrow Clinical Study Recognized as Best Overall Experimental and Translational Research in Low-Level Laser Therapy

October 17, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The clinical study of the iGrow Hair Growth System titled “ The Growth of Human Scalp Hair Mediated by Visible Red Light Laser and LED Sources in Males ” was recently recognized at the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser...

Depuy Synthes CMF Launches Integrated Offerings for Customized Facial Reconstruction

October 11, 2013 11:42 am | by DePuy Synthes CMF | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes CMF (Craniomaxillofacial), a leader in skeletal and soft tissue repair and reconstruction and part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the launch of TRUMATCH CMF Solutions for facial reconstruction...

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VeriTeQ Partner Establishment Labs Receives CE Mark Approval to Market Motiva Implant Matrix Ergonomix Breast Implant with VeriTeQ’s Q Inside Safety Technology

October 10, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Digital Angel Corporation announced that its breast implant partner Establishment Labs has received CE Mark approval for its Motiva Implant Matrix Ergonomix™ with VeriTeQ’s “Q Inside Safety Technology.” CE Mark approval enables EL to market...

LifeCell Corporation Introduces New Fat Grafting Device for Plastic Surgery

October 7, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LifeCell, a leader in the science of regenerative medicine and tissue repair products, has introduced the REVOLVE™ System to offer fast, efficient and secure fat transfer processing in a range of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. Fat grafting involves harvesting and transferring adipose tissue or body fat from one area of the body to another.

Military Medicine Advances Burn Injury Treatment

August 16, 2013 12:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Of the many military medical advances that have resulted during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one breakthrough has been in the treatments for burn patients, according to military and civilian medical experts attending a Defense Department-sponsored conference held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Theradome Laser Helmet Reaches Indiegogo Funding Goal in First 24 Hours

August 14, 2013 3:10 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Theradome, a medical device company focused on bringing clinical-strength technologies to the consumer market, captured mass audiences with the launch of its Theradome Laser Helmet through the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, reaching its funding goal in less than 24 hours and doubling the initial goal within five days of the campaign launch.

Diamond-Based Lasers for Healthcare

August 7, 2013 10:36 am | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

Ground-breaking research is harnessing the unique properties of diamonds to develop a new generation of lasers that could lead to many benefits, from better treatment of skin complaints and diabetes-related eye conditions to improved pollution monitoring and aeronautical engineering.

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VeriTeQ Partners with Establishment Labs, S.A. d/b/a Motiva, to Manufacture and Market World’s First Breast Implants with VeriTeQ’s Microchip – “Q Inside”

August 7, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Digital Angel Corporation, a provider of implantable medical device identification and radiation dose measurement technologies following its recent share exchange with VeriTeQ Acquisition Corporation, announced that Establishment Labs, S.A. (“EL”), d/b/a Motiva, is now ready to market the world’s first traceable breast implant with Q Inside

FDA Clearance and Launch of Clinical Strength Laser Hair Therapy Device for Home Hair Growth

August 6, 2013 11:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Theradome, a medical device company focused on bringing clinical-strength technologies to the consumer market, announces the release of its LH80 laser helmet to treat hair loss. This system, recently cleared by the FDA, was designed by world leading experts in hair loss, dermatological health, and biomedical engineering.

BioLineRx Announces CE-Mark Registration Trial Submission for Novel Treatment for Removal of Skin Lesions

July 29, 2013 8:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

BioLineRx (NASDAQ: BLRX) (TASE: BLRX), a biopharmaceutical development company, announced today that it has filed the necessary regulatory submissions to commence a pivotal, CE-Mark registration trial for BL-5010P - for the non-surgical removal of skin lesions - with the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), as well as with the relevant ethics committees.

Cold Caps Tested To Prevent Hair Loss from Chemotherapy

July 22, 2013 3:27 am | by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | News | Comments

The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick locks fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and kept much of her hair — making her fight for survival seem a bit easier.

Poland - a New Player in Medical Tourism Sector

June 28, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Is it possible, that in 2-3 years Brits, Germans, Scandinavians, and Russians will undergo cancer treatment, orthopaedic, or cardiac surgery procedures in Polish medical facilities more often? Treat teeth and get implants in dental clinics; take a cure in Polish sanatoriums?

Virtual Skin Model Reveals Secrets of Skin Aging

June 27, 2013 10:23 am | by Spectrum | News | Comments

Engineers and biologists at the University of Sheffield have shown how a recent theory-- that skin has 'sleeping' stem cells which can be woken up when required-- best explains how our skin constantly regrows. The research-- conducted in collaboration with The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), makers of Olay, and published in Nature Scientific Reports-- has implications for combating the effects of aging and perhaps even skin cancer.

Biozoom Enters Into Commercial Phase of Scanner Production

June 26, 2013 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Biozoom scanner non-invasively measures and analyzes the biomarkers critical to understanding, managing, and improving a user's health and wellness. The prototype units have been validated in clinical trials and used at respected European institutions. The first commercially produced scanners are expected to arrive in September.

Cynosure Completes Acquisition of Palomar Medical Technologies

June 24, 2013 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNO), a leader in laser- and light-based treatments for minimally invasive and non-invasive aesthetic applications, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. Cynosure purchased Palomar in a cash and stock transaction valued...

FDA Approves New Silicone Breast Implant from J&J

June 20, 2013 4:53 pm | by Matthew Perrone - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said last Friday it approved a next-generation silicone breast implant from Johnson & Johnson unit Mentor. The company's MemoryShape breast implant uses a cross-linking gel design that the FDA says is firmer than previous implants.

Sunscreen Slows Skin Aging, if Used Often Enough

June 4, 2013 8:50 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

If worry about skin cancer doesn't make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin. Ultraviolet rays that spur wrinkles and other signs of aging can quietly build up damage pretty much anytime you're in the sun—a lunchtime stroll, school recess, walking the dog—and they even penetrate car windows.

Solta Medical Announces Isolaz 2 Acne System

June 3, 2013 8:55 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Solta Medical, Inc., the global market leader in aesthetic skin treatments, today announced Isolaz ® 2, the next generation acne therapy device. Isolaz 2 effectively targets the root causes of acne through a unique, clinically proven combination of vacuum extraction for deep pore purification, broadband light to destroy...

ZELTIQ Aesthetics Wins Two Major Legal Decisions

May 28, 2013 12:45 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZLTQ), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing products utilizing its proprietary controlled-cooling technology platform, today announced that it prevailed in two major legal cases.

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