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Satiety Inc. Escapes Stomach Stapling Lawsuit

March 13, 2013 5:02 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Satiety Inc. can put a 4-year personal injury lawsuit in its rearview mirror now that the case has been dismissed by a federal judge. The plaintiff, Lucia Burgos, failed to prove that the Palo Alto, Calif.-based medical device company's stomach stapling device violated the protocols of its investigational device exemption from the FDA.

Innovative HiFocus Mid-Scala Electrode from Advanced Bionics Receives Approval in Canada

March 4, 2013 5:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2013--Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader in cochlear implant technology and a company of the Sonova Group, announced today that it received Health Canada approval for the HiFocus™ Mid-Scala* electrode. Last month, AB received TÜV approval for...

Swallow Solutions, LLC, Secures $1.046 Million Series A Financing

March 1, 2013 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 1, 2013--Swallow Solutions, LLC (Swallow Solutions), a life sciences company with a novel dysphagia treatment platform, announced today it has raised $1.046 million in Series A financing, led by Venture Management, LLC, with participation from NEW Capital Fund,...

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Sonitus Medical Announces Affirmative Update Regarding Bone Conduction Oral Appliances in American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Policy Statement on Implantable Hearing Devices

February 27, 2013 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sonitus Medical, Inc., a medical device company that manufactures the world's first and only non-surgical and removable hearing device to transmit sound via the teeth, announced today that the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) approved a policy statement on...

Medtronic Adds to Intersect ENT's $30M Series D Round

February 25, 2013 12:52 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic is once again backing sinus implant developer Intersect ENT, this time in a $30 million Series D round led by new investor Norwest Venture Partners. All of Intersect's existing "significant" backers participated in the latest round, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, U.S. Venture Partners, PTV Sciences and Medtronic, according to a press release.

Biolase Expands Soft-Tissue Laser to New Markets

February 8, 2013 9:59 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Biolase wins a nod from the FDA to expand its soft-tissue laser to 19 different markets. Biolase (NSDQ:BIOL) won FDA approval for the use of its 940nm Diolase 10 laser in a range of different markets. The federal watchdog agency also cleared 80 new procedures for the device. The Irvine, Ca-based dental laser company said it can now sell into more than 20 new markets, including ear, nose and throat...

HiFocus Mid-Scala Electrode from Advanced Bionics Receives Approval in Europe

February 4, 2013 7:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 4, 2013--Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader in cochlear implant technology and a company of the Sonova Group, announced today that it received TÜV approval in Europe for the HiFocus™ Mid-Scala* electrode. The latest offering in AB’s HiFocus™ electrode...

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Machine: Components, Characteristics, and Device Implementation

January 23, 2013 11:20 am | by Luis Puebla | Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. | Articles | Comments

According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million American adults have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when the back muscles of the throat relax while sleeping, causing the airway to narrow, resulting in snoring. These muscles could also completely block the flow of air to the lungs. When the brain detects a lack of oxygenation, it sends an impulse to the muscles forcing them to restart the breathing process.

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Surgical Innovations partners Universities to optimise design and manufacture of medical devices

December 10, 2012 11:21 am | by Surgical Innovations | News | Comments

Surgical Innovations (SI) – designer and manufacturer of creative solutions for minimally invasive (‘keyhole’) surgery – has successfully completed two Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) collaborations with both the University of Leeds and the University of Bradford, to optimise their range of laparoscopic surgery devices.

ENTrigue Surgical Introduces Ventera-R Sinus Dilation System for the U.S.

September 20, 2012 9:02 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

ENTrigue Surgical, Inc., a privately held company that develops, manufactures and distributes medical devices used for Ear, Nose and Throat surgical procedures, announced today the limited commercial release in the United States of its Ventera®-R Sinus Dilation System for revision surgery of the frontal, maxillary and sphenoid sinuses.

‘Invisible’ Hearing Aids are the Future

September 11, 2012 9:41 am | by GBI Research | News | Comments

Hearing aids are set to make big noise in the medical devices market, as innovative new technologies shrink hearing aids to turn up their cosmetic appeal, states a new report by medical devices experts GBI Research. The new report* states that growing elderly populations, government healthcare initiatives in emerging countries...

Cook Medical Launches Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Division

September 10, 2012 2:56 pm | by BUSINESS WIRE | News | Comments

Cook Medical, a world leader in minimally invasive medical device technology, has launched its new Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) clinical division to bring the benefits of the company’s devices for non-surgical procedures to a new group of physicians and the patients they treat. Recognizing the need for specialized minimally invasive devices in otolaryngology...

ENTrigue Surgical Announces Sinus Surgery Collaboration with fiagon GmbH

September 6, 2012 2:03 pm | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

ENTrigue Surgical, Inc., a San Antonio, Texas-based company that designs, develops, manufactures and distributes medical devices used for Ear, Nose and Throat surgical procedures, announced today a collaboration agreement with fiagon GmbH, a company based in Berlin, Germany, that develops and manufactures a new generation of intelligent and highly portable navigation systems for ENT...

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Cochlear Americas Receives FDA Approval of the World's Thinnest, Full Length Electrode for Cochlear Implantation

June 12, 2012 10:19 am | News | Comments

Cochlear Americas announced today that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Nucleus CI422 with Slim Straight Electrode, the newest electrode in its broad portfolio of implantable hearing solutions. The Slim Straight, along with other Cochlear electrodes...

Advanced Brain Monitoring Announces Launch of Apnea Guard

May 3, 2012 6:24 am | News | Comments

Advanced Brain Monitoring, Inc. announced the world-wide launch of an important new product in the treatment of sleep apnea, the Apnea Guard®. Apnea Guard is the first validated temporary oral appliance with clinical equivalence to custom oral appliances...

Entellus Medical One-Year Study Results Reaffirm XprESS Multi-Sinus Dilation Tool Safe and Effective in Treatment of Chronic Sinusitis

April 20, 2012 5:44 am | News | Comments

One-year results presented by Dr. David Brodner today during the annual Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting in San Diego demonstrate that the Entellus Medicalâ„¢ XprESSâ„¢ Multi-Sinus Dilation Tool may be used safely and with sustained effectiveness to treat...

Oticon, Inc. Introduces Invisible Hearing Device For People Who Want the Ultimate in Discretion

March 30, 2012 6:52 am | News | Comments

SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oticon, Inc. today introduced a tiny new hearing instrument that may make it easier for people with a strong preference for an “invisible” hearing solution to take the first step toward better hearing. On the opening day of the American Academy of Audiology AudiologyNOW!...

Siemens Aims to Improve Hearing Aid Acceptance with XCEL — the New Generation of BestSound Technology

March 30, 2012 6:49 am | News | Comments

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Siemens Hearing Instruments, Inc. today announced XCEL - the new generation of its clinically proven* BestSoundâ„¢ Technology. XCEL accelerates hearing aid acceptance by optimally balancing speech intelligibility and sound quality for each individual hearing...

Lantos Technologies Launches World's First 3D Direct Ear Scanner

March 30, 2012 6:45 am | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lantos Technologies today announced the launch of its 3D digital scanner for fast and painless measurement of the ear canal. The small, hand-held portable scanner using Lantos' patented dual-wavelength algorithm technology is the first platform...

Torax Medical's LINX Reflux Management System Receives Unanimous Recommendation From FDA Advisory Panel

January 16, 2012 5:13 am | News | Comments

SHOREVIEW, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The LINX® Reflux Management System, a novel device for the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), has received a positive recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Advisory Panel.

Waterproof Neptune Sound Processor from Advanced Bionics Receives TÃœV Approval

January 9, 2012 5:50 am | News | Comments

VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Bionics (AB), the global leader in cochlear implant technology, announced today that it received approval in Europe for Neptuneâ„¢, the world's first and only swimmable, waterproof sound processor. On December 1, AB announced FDA approval...

Nanofiber Solutions Develops World's First Synthetic Tracheal Implant Made from Nanofibers to be Successfully Transplanted into Cancer Patient

December 2, 2011 4:16 am | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nanofiber Solutions, LLC, announced today the first successful transplant of its electrospun nanofiber tissue engineered tracheal implant into a 30-year old Baltimore resident, Christopher Lyles, who was diagnosed with inoperable tracheal cancer.

Physician Launches MDHearingAid® to Provide Low-Cost Hearing Aids to Americans Who Need to Hear Clearly

November 11, 2011 4:45 am | News | Comments

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An award-winning physician and professor has launched MDHearingAid®, a company that provides affordable, high-quality hearing aids for people with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss.

Starkey's AMP Wins Consumer Electronics Show Innovations 2012 Award

November 10, 2011 5:17 am | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starkey Laboratories, Inc., one of the world's leading hearing technology companies, is excited to announce that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its AMPâ„¢ hearing aid.

AACR Releases Landmark Cancer Progress Report

September 20, 2011 5:35 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Tweet   Report Calls on Congress to Provide Critical Funding Increases for Life-saving Research Supported by the NIH and NCI WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Association for Cancer Research will unveil the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2011 at 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 20,...

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