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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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Ophthalmology Diagnostics and Surgical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 40.38 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

April 4, 2014 8:45 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Ophthalmology Diagnostics and Surgical Devices Market (Optical Coherence Tomography, Echography, Corneal Topographers, Specular Microscopes, Cataract, Refractive...

Edwards Intuity Elite Valve System Receives CE Mark

April 4, 2014 3:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced it has received CE Mark for the advanced Edwards Intuity Elite valve system. This next-generation, rapid deployment...

Research Studies Highlight Advantages and Potential of Computer-Guided Spinal Surgery

April 3, 2014 11:37 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

In a series of research studies, Cedars-Sinai spinal surgeons show that a new method of computer-guided spine surgery is beneficial for spinal reconstruction and for treating complex tumors and degenerative spine problems, resulting in fewer...

Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System to Be Featured at 36th Annual Charing Cross International Symposium

April 3, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in Intravascular Robotics, today announced it will exhibit its Magellan™ Robotic System at the 36th Annual Charing Cross International Symposium (CX 2014) from April 5 - 8 at Grand Hall Olympia in London...

Sprinting at Startup Speeds

April 2, 2014 2:58 pm | by Katie Wylie, Boston Device Development | Boston Device Development | Articles | Comments

Boston Device Development (BDD), a company that primarily works with VC-backed startups in the development of first generation devices, recently collaborated with ZSX Medical in the making of the Zip-Stitch, a novel laparoscopic instrument...

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3D Systems Acquires Medical Modeling

April 2, 2014 11:08 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced that it acquired Medical Modeling Inc., a leading provider of personalized surgical treatments and patient specific medical devices, including virtual surgical planning and clinical transfer tools, using 3D modeling...

CryoLife Receives FDA Approval to Begin Clinical Trials for PerClot in the U.S.

April 2, 2014 8:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CryoLife, Inc., a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that it has received approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for PerClot from the United States Food...

Arthrosurface Takes a Strong Step Forward with New Hammertoe Product

April 1, 2014 5:34 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Arthrosurface Inc., a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, performed its first hammertoe correction surgeries in February using the new, sterile and completely disposable ToeMATE system. It consists of two intramedullary bone...

Neuromonitoring with Pulse-Train Stimulation for Implantation of Thoracic Pedicle Screws

April 1, 2014 11:19 am | by Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group | News | Comments

Researchers from Syracuse, New York, report a new, highly accurate, neuromonitoring method that can be used during thoracic spine surgery to prevent malpositioning of pedicle screws such that they enter the spinal canal and possibly cause...

Global Powered Surgical Instrument Market Will Expand Slowly With Aging Population Despite Pricing Pressures

April 1, 2014 10:27 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the global powered surgical instrument market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 3 percent through 2022 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and...

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Intuitive Surgical Announces New da Vinci Xi Surgical System

April 1, 2014 10:04 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, today announced the FDA clearance and U.S. introduction of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, a technological leap forward in replacing large-incision...

Stryker Sustainability Solutions Brings Record-Setting $255 Million In Reprocessing Savings To U.S. Hospitals

March 31, 2014 8:24 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Growth of Stryker Sustainability Solutions' single-use medical device reprocessing and remanufacturing services produced a record-setting $255 million in supply cost savings for its more than 2,500 hospital and health system customers in...

Frost & Sullivan Applauds Image Stream's Vendor-Neutral Imaging Integration Solutions for the OR

March 31, 2014 8:23 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of the surgical imaging integration market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Image Stream Medical with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. By providing comprehensive...

Clemson Researcher Touts Surgical Safety Checklist to Save Lives

March 27, 2014 4:07 pm | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Clemson University research assistant professor Ashley Kay Childers has been selected to participate in a forum to discuss quality improvement programs in U.S. hospitals that reduce preventable readmissions, prevent medical errors, improve patient outcomes and ...

New Guidance System Could Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery

March 27, 2014 3:56 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a computerized process that could make minimally invasive surgery more accurate and streamlined using equipment already common in the operating room. The researchers say initial testing of the algorithm shows that their image-based guidance system is ...

Bringing Original Ideas to Life: The Development of the Credit Card Sized Battery

March 27, 2014 8:09 am | by Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager, Accutronics | Articles | Comments

An object as being as small as a sugar cube is fairly easy to visualize. Similarly, if the reference was to a quarter or dime, the object’s dimensions are apparent. However, if the item described was compared to an 1ICP-063450-2 lithium-ion...

Doctors Practice Speeding Up Trauma Care

March 25, 2014 10:23 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

At an office building less than a mile from the main Cedars-Sinai campus, doctors are guinea pigs in simulations designed to test skills. There's a "mission control" room filled with video screens where trainers keep track of the action ...

Photos of the Day: Designers Create the Operating Room of the Future

March 25, 2014 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The operating room of the future is being tested in an ongoing experiment aimed at breaking down barriers that bog down care through open communication and better use of technology. Surgical residents train on ...     

Surgical Equipment Market Expected to Reach USD 11.28 Billion Globally in 2019

March 20, 2014 7:32 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Surgical Equipment Market (Surgical Sutures and Staples, Surgical Handheld Instruments, and Electrosurgical Devices) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth...

Medrobotics Corporation Receives CE Mark for the Flex System

March 18, 2014 11:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medrobotics Corp., a medical robotics company, announced today that the Company received the CE mark for the Flex System and will initiate a limited commercial launch of the product in select European markets. "The Flex System is the first...

3D Printing of Bone Replacement Material

March 18, 2014 2:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Currently, there are few methods for healing large bone gaps that occur as a result of injury. The standard method of treatment involves transplanting donor bone to fill the gap. However, disease transmission or rejection of the donor... 

Medical Device Innovator to Deliver Keynote Address at Focused Ultrasound Symposium

March 18, 2014 12:02 pm | by Focused Ultrasound Foundation | News | Comments

Frederic Moll, M.D., a serial medical device entrepreneur, will kick off the 4th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound in October 2014 with a keynote presentation titled, “Developing a New, Disruptive Therapeutic Modality: From... 

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