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Spectranetics Announces FDA Clearance for Mechanical Lead Extraction Devices

April 11, 2014 10:02 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

The Spectranetics Corporation today announced FDA clearance of two new mechanical lead extraction platforms that expand physicians' options for safe removal of cardiac leads. Each incorporates innovative designs for mechanical extraction...

Baxano Surgical Receives 510(k) Clearance for the Avance MIS Pedicle Screw System

April 11, 2014 9:41 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Baxano Surgical, Inc., a medical device company focused on designing, developing and marketing minimally invasive products to treat degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, today announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug...   

3D Implantable Marker Reported to Clearly Identify Surgical Area in Breast Cancer Patients

April 10, 2014 3:20 pm | by Focal Therapeutics | News | Comments

The BioZorb three-dimensional surgical marker improved the ability of radiation oncologists to target radiation treatment for breast cancer, according to a scientific presentation at the 2014 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) Annual...

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Synthetic Collagen Promotes Natural Clotting

April 10, 2014 2:32 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Synthetic collagen invented at Rice University may help wounds heal by directing the natural clotting of blood. The material, KOD, mimics natural collagen, a fibrous protein that binds cells together into organs and tissues. It could improve...

From the Drawing Board to the OR, Part I

April 10, 2014 11:02 am | by Lynn Manning, Science and Technology Writer | Ximedica | Articles | Comments

Robotic surgery has become a widely-accepted medical procedure over the past decade, offered by an increasing number of hospitals worldwide. The tele-manipulator and software of robotics restore intuitive movement control to the surgeon...

Top-Paid Medicare Doctors Say They Have Reasons

April 10, 2014 10:51 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren, Associated Press | News | Comments

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping numbers from Medicare's massive claims database ranged from straightforward to what the government considers suspicious, as...

Dallen Medical’s Compressyn Band Honored as Finalist for the MD+DI 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards

April 10, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dallen Medical, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Compressyn™ Band has been selected as a finalist in the Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products Category of the 17th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. Finalists were...

AAMI Journal Probes the Challenges of Battery Management

April 9, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation | News | Comments

Batteries are ubiquitous in the healthcare delivery system, powering everything from infusion pumps, to patient beds, to ultrasound machines. The new issue of AAMI’s peer-reviewed journal BI&T (Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology)...

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CE Mark for Novel Esophageal Cooling Device

April 9, 2014 2:01 pm | by RegnierValdez | News | Comments

Emerging medical device manufacturing company, Advanced Cooling Therapy (ACT), has received CE marking for its first product, the Esophageal Cooling Device (ECD) to control patient temperature.  The product is now available to medical professionals...

Florida Lawmakers Look To Expand, Regulate Telehealth

April 9, 2014 12:00 pm | by Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The calls may come in the middle of the night and from hospitals more than an hour away. Someone is having a stroke and is en route an emergency room in the Florida Keys, but there aren't any neurologists on call. Within 15 minutes, a...  

Brainlab: Fastest Growing Radiosurgery Platform over the Last Decade Continues to Perform

April 9, 2014 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brainlab announced today that well over 1,000,000 patient treatments have been performed with Novalis to date and the growth in non-invasive specialized radiation therapy techniques is expected to grow at a faster pace than other treatment...

New Anspach High Speed Drill System Debuts at AANS Annual Meeting

April 9, 2014 10:46 am | by DePuy Synthes Power Tools | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Power Tools* announced the global launch of the Anspach EG1 High Speed Electric System, a next generation high-speed electric drill with multiple attachments and accessories, designed for use in neurosurgery, otology and spinal...

Medicare Database Reveals Top-Paid Doctors

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren, Associated Press | News | Comments

Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million. Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a...

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Photos of the Day: Growing Body Parts

April 8, 2014 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears, and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

UK Scientists Make Body Parts in Lab

April 8, 2014 11:45 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

Corindus Vascular Robotics to Present at Design of Medical Device Conference

April 8, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Corindus Vascular Robotics, a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced that Tal Wenderow, Co-founder and EVP of Product & Business Development of Corindus, will present at the upcoming Design of Medical Device...

First MAGEC Surgery in the United States Completed

April 8, 2014 7:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ellipse Technologies, Inc., a global medical device company, announced today that for the first time since gaining FDA 510(k) Clearance, the MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) Spinal Bracing and Distraction System was successfully implanted...

Future of Neurosurgery Emerging with Steady Adoption of New Technology

April 7, 2014 11:48 am | by NICO Co. | News | Comments

Indianapolis medical device maker NICO Corporation has witnessed steady adoption of its BrainPath technology with more than 130 neurosurgeons CME trained and nearly 40 institutions fully operational with the new integrated systems approach...

Addressing Unmet Need for Real Innovation in Orthopedics

April 7, 2014 11:19 am | by Martha Shadan, President/CEO, Rotation Medical | Blogs | Comments

Of all the musculoskeletal conditions that affect both professional and weekend athletes, complete tears of the rotator cuff tendon(s) remain one of the most significant therapeutic challenges to the orthopedic surgeon. Rotator cuff tears...

Innovative Luneray Catheters and Organ-Preserving Approach Result in Radically Less Invasive Bladder Cancer Treatment

April 7, 2014 10:43 am | by Elekta | News | Comments

Physicians at Arnhem Radiotherapy Institute (ARTI) and Rijnstate Hospital have dramatically transformed brachytherapy to treat bladder cancer. By employing new sophisticated Luneray™ brachytherapy catheters by Nucletron, an Elekta company...

'IN.PACT Admiral' Drug-Coated Balloon from Medtronic Outperforms Standard Angioplasty

April 7, 2014 10:34 am | by Medtronic Inc. | News | Comments

Patients with peripheral artery disease in the upper leg experienced significantly better outcomes at 12 months after treatment with the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon from Medtronic, Inc. than with standard balloon angioplasty, according to a landmark...

5 Takeaways from Conversations with Leading Providers at HIMSS

April 4, 2014 12:36 pm | by Lindsay Sanchez, Citrix | Blogs | Comments

The HIMSS conference attracted 38,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors this year; an indication of the role HIT is predicted to play in healthcare transformation. However, the breadth of technologies displayed made you wonder how providers...

Transvaginal Mesh Patient Awarded $1.2 Million in Ethicon Mesh Lawsuit, Announces Baron and Budd

April 4, 2014 11:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dallas jury found transvaginal mesh manufacturer Ethicon and its parent company Johnson & Johnson liable for defects associated with the company’s TVT-O transvaginal mesh sling. The mesh patient, Linda Batiste, was awarded $1.2 million...

FDA Clearance for the First Suture-Like Mesh Fixation System for Hernia Repair

April 4, 2014 10:46 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Via Surgical Ltd., a leading developer of hernia mesh fixation technologies, today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to commercialize FasTouch. FasTouch fixation system is intended for fixation of prosthetic material to...

Camino Flex Ventricular Catheter Receives FDA Clearance for Use with MRI Scans

April 4, 2014 10:08 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation today announced that the Camino(R) Flex Ventricular Catheter has received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Camino...

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