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TransEnterix Enters Next Phase of Development of SurgiBot System

January 13, 2014 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TransEnterix, Inc., a medical device company that is pioneering the use of flexible instruments and robotics to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced that multiple surgeons have used SurgiBot, the company’s patient-side minimally invasive...

AdvaMed Signs MOU with Taiwan Med Tech Association

January 10, 2014 11:56 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Taiwan Advanced Medical Technology Association (TAMTA) to facilitate collaboration between the... 

Endo Health Sells HealthTronics for up to $130M

January 10, 2014 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Endo Health Solutions said Thursday it will sell its HealthTronics urology unit for up to $130 million as it streamlines its business. Investment firm Altaris Capital Partners will pay $85 million upfront for HealthTronics, and Endo could...

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‘Bio-Inspired’ Tissue Adhesive for Heart Surgery and Vessel Repair

January 9, 2014 11:11 am | by Gecko Biomedical | News | Comments

Gecko Biomedical, a French medical device company developing ‘bio-inspired’ biodegradable surgical glues and patches for wound closure, announces that the Company’s co-founders have published data demonstrating the potential of its paradigm...

Photos of the Day: Heart Glue

January 9, 2014 11:11 am | by Gecko Biomedical | News | Comments

The glue is based on the combination of safe, naturally occurring compounds to form a biocompatible pre-polymer with tunable adhesive and mechanical properties. The glue is soft and elastic when applied to the wet surfaces of the wounds where...

Intragastric Balloons and Gastric Stimulators Set to Enter the US Obesity Intervention Device Market in the Next Few Years

January 9, 2014 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, a number of novel devices are poised to enter the United States obesity intervention device market in the next few years. These...

Scientists Make Your Stomach Turn Bright Green if You Have an Ulcer

January 8, 2014 2:49 pm | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Doctors may soon be able to diagnose stomach ulcers without taking tissue samples from the stomach. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark now report to have developed a new, safer and noninvasive diagnostic technique for ulcers...

Polecam Brings a Clear View of OR Procedures for Surgical Training

January 6, 2014 3:25 pm | by Mel Noonan, Stylus Media Consultants | Articles | Comments

Polecam has gained recognition around the world as a lightweight carbon fiber camera jib used to raise production values in all types of program making. Additionally, some forward thinkers in various medical companies around the world have...

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Photos of the Day: Bird's Eye View...of Surgery

January 6, 2014 3:25 pm | by Polecam | News | Comments

Some forward thinkers in various medical companies around the world have recognized the Polecam’s potential for looking over the shoulders of surgeons in the operating theater to give an unrestricted high definition, or even 3D view of...  

Photos of the Day: Antimicrobial Glass

January 6, 2014 11:29 am | by Corning | News | Comments

As touch technologies proliferate, consumers are becoming aware of how bacteria can exist on mobile devices, particularly as we increasingly share touch-enabled surfaces at home, work, and elsewhere. Corning's Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass...

Corning Unveils World's First Antimicrobial Cover Glass

January 6, 2014 11:04 am | by Corning | News | Comments

Corning Incorporated today unveils Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass at the International Consumer Electronics Show. It is the first EPA-registered antimicrobial cover glass. The glass is formulated with an antibacterial agent, ionic... 

The MDT Top 10 from 2013

January 3, 2014 4:05 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

The past year of 2013 was certainly full of news for the healthcare sector as a whole. Obviously Obamacare topped the headlines (seemingly daily) with the media reporting on the latest Congressional battle, digital blunder, cost analysis...

Researchers Find Novel Biological Sources for Edible Medical Device Battery Materials

December 30, 2013 10:23 am | by Carnegie Mellon | News | Comments

The squirmy marine cuttlefish may be the next best source of electrode materials for batteries to power edible medical devices. Carnegie Mellon University's Chris Bettinger and Jay Whitacre have found that ink from the cuttlefish, a close...

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Mederi Therapeutics Closes Funding of $18.5 Million

December 23, 2013 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mederi Therapeutics Inc. announced today the closing on $18.5 million, comprised of Series B preferred stock and venture debt. Participating in this round were Acadia Woods Partners, LLC, Respiratory Diagnostics Inc., a subsidiary of Bio-Rad...

Synapse Biomedical lands $2M

December 23, 2013 11:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Synapse Biomedical said it landed $2.4 million in funding from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission for the next generation of its NeuRx technology. The NeuRx device is designed to provide electrical stimulation to the muscles and nerves of...

$3.5M Awarded for Commercialization of Medical Devices for Children

December 23, 2013 9:09 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) has been awarded $3.5 million over five years by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs in bringing medical devices for children to the market...

Xlumena wins FDA nod for Axios pancreatic stent

December 19, 2013 1:54 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Xlumena won FDA approval to market its Axios stent and delivery system, landing approval through the FDA's less-stringent de novo review pathway. The stent is the 1st specifically designed for the drainage of a pancreatic pseudocyst by creating...

Through Emerald Lenses

December 13, 2013 2:43 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of a media tour to Ireland. While weather-wise, the Fall is not the ideal time of year to visit the island (although as I was informed, you don’t go to Ireland for the weather), it was fantastic timing in terms...

Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels and Biological Tissues

December 13, 2013 12:34 pm | by CNRS | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy-to-use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues. A team headed by Ludwik Leibler, involving researchers from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI ParisTech) and...

Lighting the Way to Surgical Precision

December 11, 2013 4:11 pm | by By Vijay Shanbhag, Medical Sales Manager, Lighting and Imaging, SCHOTT North America | Articles | Comments

Medical technology has evolved to the point that surgeons can complete medical procedures through incisions less than an inch long. For practitioners, these less intrusive methods mean faster procedures and lower pre- and post-operation...

EnteroMedics releases positive results from VBLOC pivotal trial

December 5, 2013 2:32 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

EnteroMedics revealed results for the 1st 18 months of its 5-year ReCharge pivotal trial for its VBLOC therapy, an implanted neurostimulator designed to help prevent obesity. VBLOC therapy limits signals from vagus nerve, which regulates...

Pig Kidneys for Transplantation Could Help Thousands of Patients with Kidney Failure

December 5, 2013 10:04 am | by UF Health | News | Comments

Kidney failure patients in the not-too-distant future may have a new option that sidesteps the current organ shortage, lengthy wait and potential rejection: Grow your own. University of Florida researchers are using a pig kidney as a “scaffold”...

Simple Blood Test Detects 85% of Colorectal Cancers

December 4, 2013 12:29 pm | by VolitionRx Limited | News | Comments

VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, today releases new data showing that when combining two of its proprietary NuQ assays into one test, they can achieve...

Radiographic Imaging Exposes Relationship Between Obesity and Cancer

December 4, 2013 11:54 am | by Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press) | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute for Aging are working to improve understanding about obesity and cancer. A study, published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, is the first to use direct radiographic imaging...

Manufacturing a New Gut to Treat GI Diseases

December 4, 2013 11:17 am | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | News | Comments

For those living with gastrointestinal disorders, such as ulcers or Crohn's disease, treatment often means quelling uncomfortable symptoms through medications or dietary changes. But what if one day treatment meant doing away with the old gut...

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