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World's First Transcatheter Valve, Medtronic Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Shows Positive Clinical Outcomes in Real-World Study

March 30, 2014 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the one-year results of the Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) U.S. Post-Approval Study, which found that real-world use of the Melody TPV was associated with high procedural success, excellent valve...

Medtronic CoreValve System Results Superior to Open-Heart Surgery at One Year in U.S. Pivotal Trial

March 29, 2014 8:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced that the CoreValve System showed results superior to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) at one year in the High Risk Study of its CoreValve U.S. Pivotal Trial, which evaluated patients with severe aortic...

Baxter Splitting into Two Separate Businesses

March 28, 2014 2:09 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Following a rival's lead, Baxter International Inc. said it's planning a breakup into two health care companies as it tries to boost innovation and profitability and reward shareholders. Thursday's news could mark a recent trend as Wall...

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Abbott Announces FDA Approval of Its Supera Stent to Treat People with Peripheral Artery Disease

March 28, 2014 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Abbott has announced that its Supera Peripheral Stent System has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat people with blocked blood vessels in the upper leg caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs when...

CAN Calls on DoJ to Investigate J&J for Document Destruction

March 28, 2014 10:17 am | by Corporate Action Network | News | Comments

The Corporate Action Network (CAN) has filed a complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ) against Johnson and Johnson and its top executives, including Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky for destroying documents critical to lawsuits brought...

Suit Charges St. Jude Riata Heart Lead Is a Defective Device

March 21, 2014 10:27 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Fabrice N. Vincent and Wendy R. Fleishman of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, have announced that Robert Loiseau of Southampton, Pennsylvania, has filed a personal injury lawsuit against St. Jude...

Philips to Establish Research & Innovation Hub in Africa

March 21, 2014 9:57 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, which underlines the company’s commitment to invest in Africa. The Philips Africa Innovation Hub will work both on the creation of new inventions...

European Launch of St. Jude's Spinal Cord Stimulation System with Burst Technology

March 20, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the CE Mark approval and European launch of its Prodigy Chronic Pain System with Burst Technology. As the first and only implantable neuromodulation system that delivers...

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European Post-Approval Trial for St. Jude's Leadless Pacemaker Begins

March 18, 2014 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the first enrollments in the company’s LEADLESS Pacemaker Observational Study evaluating the Nanostim™ leadless pacing technology. The Nanostim pacemaker received CE...

Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson's disease Expected to Reach USD 9.4 Billion Globally in 2019

March 18, 2014 7:28 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson's Disease (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America)- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth...

Biomet Plans $40.5M Indiana Upgrade, 150 New Jobs

March 17, 2014 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Biomet Inc. is planning a $40.5 million expansion company officials say would create 150 high-paying new jobs at Biomet's northern Indiana operations by 2018. Biomet's project calls for building renovations and adding...

Boston Scientific Announces CE Mark Approval and First Implants of Ingevity MRI Pacing Leads

March 14, 2014 10:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation announces CE Mark approval and European market launch of the INGEVITY family of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible pacing leads. Pacing leads are insulated wires that connect an implantable pacemaker...

Boston Scientific Receives CE Mark Approval for REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System

March 12, 2014 7:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Continuing to advance leading stent technology, Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark approval for the REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's latest generation bare metal stent for the treatment of coronary...

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Smith & Nephew DYONICS PLAN Brings First-of-Its-Kind, Individualized Surgical Planning to Hip Arthroscopy

March 12, 2014 10:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, will launch its DYONICS PLAN Hip Impingement Planning System at this week's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans. Unlike standard imaging...

New MRI Can 'See Through' Metal Screws to Follow Patients After Hip Fracture Surgery

March 11, 2014 10:20 am | by Hospital for Special Surgery | News | Comments

People who sustain the most common type of hip fracture, known as a femoral neck fracture, are at increased risk of complications. A special type of MRI developed at Hospital for Special Surgery in collaboration with GE Healthcare can show...

Philips tests innovative telehealth solution for pregnant women

March 11, 2014 5:28 am | by Philips Electronics | News | Comments

Royal Philips Indonesia today officially announced its pilot-project in collaboration with local hospital group Bundamedik, the city government of Padang and the Ministry of Health, to address the increasing concern of maternal mortality...

Smith & Nephew and OrthoSensor to co-market VERASENSE Sensor Assisted Surgery with JOURNEY II and LEGION Total Knee Replacements

March 10, 2014 10:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, and OrthoSensor, the leader in intelligent orthopaedics, announced today an agreement that will enable surgeons to benefit from OrthoSensor's VERASENSE Sensor Assisted Surgery... 

GE Healthcare Invests in FISH Technologies for Leukemia and Lymphoma Testing

March 7, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Healthcare announced today that Clarient Diagnostic Service, Inc., a GE Healthcare company, has made significant upgrades to its fluorescence in situ hybridisation technologies to improve virtual analysis of testing results for a variety...

Medtronic Wins European Patent Office Ruling

March 6, 2014 2:23 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced that the European Patent Office has invalidated, in its entirety, the Edwards Lifesciences EP2055266 Spenser patent which was the basis for the Aug. 26, 2013  injunction prohibiting sales of the CoreValve System...

Covidien Announces 510(k) Clearance for the Puritan Bennett 980 Ventilator

February 27, 2014 9:29 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien plc, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced its Puritan Bennett 980 ventilator has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Covidien Completes Acquisition of Given Imaging

February 27, 2014 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Covidien plc today announced that it has closed its acquisition of Given Imaging Ltd., providing the company additional scale and scope to serve a significant medical specialty, the multibillion dollar global gastrointestinal (GI) market. PillCam...

DMC Cardiovascular Institute Announces First Use of Miniature Cardiac Monitor

February 26, 2014 2:34 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced that it is one of the first hospitals in the world to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System in a patient, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device... 

3D Technology and the Modern OR (Part 1)

February 25, 2014 11:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In the inaugural edition of “3D Technology And The Modern OR,” we’ll take a look at how the technology that supports OR visualization has evolved in the last several years and how the latest 3D products on the market has been received by...

Diagnosing Group A Strep in Minutes with New Test

February 25, 2014 9:36 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD, a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it received 510(k) clearance and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Waiver from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Siemens Healthcare Launches CareXcell for Sustainable Population Health Management

February 20, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today, Siemens Healthcare announced the launch of CareXcell, the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of next-generation IT solutions designed to help healthcare providers successfully address the new care and payment requirements of...

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