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New Study Compares Use of Hemostatic Bandages on the Homefront

May 7, 2014 8:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Z-Medica, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic agents, announces today the results from a study conducted by a major medical organization on the effectiveness of tourniquets and hemostatic bandages in civilian emergency medical...

Medtronic Agrees to Settle Certain INFUSE Bone Graft Product Liability Cases

May 6, 2014 11:11 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc. has announced that it has agreed with certain plaintiffs' counsel to settle their inventories of filed and unfiled product liability claims related to INFUSE Bone Graft. Under the terms of the agreement, Medtronic has agreed...

NuVasive Announces Favorable Resolution of Patent Lawsuit Against Cadwell Laboratories

May 6, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with Cadwell Laboratories, Inc., in a lawsuit involving...

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3D Mirror Reveals Internal Organs

May 5, 2014 11:26 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A three-dimensional digital mirror which reveals the interior of a person's body has been developed by a team of researchers in Paris. Straddling the worlds of art and science, the mirror could one day find a place in hospitals and doctors'...

Is Google Glass the New Stethoscope?

May 5, 2014 10:50 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A group of medical professionals, who are first-adopters Google Glass, discuss the technology's potential for shaping the future of healthcare. The doctors were all featured guests at the MedTech Boston Google Glass Challenge.   

Google Glass in Surgery

May 5, 2014 10:35 am | by Indiana University Health | Videos | Comments

Surgery goes sci-fi as IU Health trauma surgeon and Google Glass Explorer Dr. Paul Szotek takes this technology into surgery. Dr. Szotek and his team were the first in Indiana to use Google Glass as a visual aid in surgery and continue to find...

Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

May 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | News | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern...

Man Without a Human Heart Completes 4.2-Mile Walk

May 2, 2014 10:46 am | by SynCardia | News | Comments

Randy Shepherd’s 4.2-mile walk in Pat’s Run April 26, 2014, in the Phoenix area was more than a test of his endurance. It was part of his training for the most crucial event of his life — a heart transplant. Last June 20, Shepherd, 40, had...

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Photos of the Day: Walking Without a Heart

May 2, 2014 10:46 am | by SynCardia | News | Comments

Randy and Tiffany Shepherd share smiles before walking in Pat's Run. Randy made history that day by becoming the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to enter and complete the 4.2-mile course. Doctors at the University of Arizona...

UF Receives $1 Million to Study Skin Regeneration Without Scarring

May 1, 2014 2:43 pm | by University of Florida | News | Comments

The University of Florida has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to tackle one of health care’s greatest challenges: to heal wounds without scarring. After an injury, human skin repairs itself but does not regrow as...

Experiment Grows New Muscle in Men's Injured Legs

May 1, 2014 11:15 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Scientists implanted thin sheets of scaffolding-like material from pigs into a few young men with disabling leg injuries — and say the experimental treatment coaxed the men's own stem cells to regrow new muscle. The research, funded by the...

Ceterix Announces Results From Biomechanical Studies of Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Suturing Device

May 1, 2014 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc., a developer of novel surgical tools for minimally invasive soft tissue procedures, today announced positive findings of recent biomechanical studies of the company’s proprietary NovoStitch technology. Adam Anz...

NuVasive Solutions Recognized for Advancing Spine Technology and Patient Care

May 1, 2014 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is pleased to announce that the XLIF Anterior Column Realignment procedure was recognized by Becker's Spine...

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Endo to Pay $830M to Settle Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

April 30, 2014 6:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drug and medical device maker Endo International says it will pay $830 million to resolve roughly 20,000 personal lawsuits from patients who say they were injured by the company's vaginal mesh implants. The Irish company said in a statement...

J&J Halts Sale of Electric Fibroid Removal Devices

April 30, 2014 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson is halting sales of devices used to remove growths in the uterus following a government warning that the electronic surgical tools can inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The announcement comes one...

The Pulse: Reinventing the Wheel & Capturing Infections with Decoys

April 30, 2014 12:03 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re making a wheel-based suspension to traverse hard impacts, using a nanosponge to absorb toxins, inventing a $500 portable ventilator, and 3D printing kidneys for practicing surgery.      

Organs Printed on Demand: The Challenges of Taking Engineered Tissue from Lab to the Bedside

April 30, 2014 10:03 am | by NC State University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering | News | Comments

As remarkable advancements in lab-created organs and tissues continue, the challenge becomes how to move the technology from the laboratory to the operating room. NC State University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (NC State ISE) is the only...

FDA Addresses Surgical Mesh Risks for Transvaginal Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

April 29, 2014 10:16 am | by FDA | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued two proposed orders to address the health risks associated with surgical mesh used for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). If finalized, the orders would reclassify surgical...

CryoLife Receives 510(k) Clearance for PerClot Topical Hemostatic Powder in the U.S.

April 29, 2014 8:32 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 510(k) clearance for PerClot Topical hemostatic powder from the U.S. Food and Drug...   

Collagen for the Knee

April 28, 2014 12:16 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute IGB | News | Comments

Five million people suffer cartilage damage to the knee every year in Germany. Cartilage injuries are not only painful; they can lead to osteoarthritis decades later. In the course of the disease, the protective shock absorbing cartilage...

GS Medical USA’s AnyPlus T/PLIF Cage Gets FDA Clearance

April 28, 2014 11:04 am | by GS Medical USA | News | Comments

GS Medical USA, LLC (GSM), a global manufacturer and supplier of spinal implants, instrumentation, and developer of innovative surgical solutions, today announced that the AnyPlus T/PLIF Cage has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

New Studies Demonstrate Benefits of Robotics for Lung Surgery

April 28, 2014 10:50 am | by Intuitive Surgical Inc. | News | Comments

Two new studies on the effect of different surgical techniques on patient outcomes showed robotic-assisted lung surgery can deliver equal or better results compared with both open surgery and the most widely used minimally invasive surgical...

Bausch + Lomb Secures Exclusive License to 3-D Surgical Navigation Technology for Cataract Surgery

April 28, 2014 8:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, today announced it has entered into an exclusive license agreement for a three-dimensional surgical navigation technology, the Cirle Surgical Navigation System, from Cirle, Inc., a medical...

SI-BONE, Inc. Closes $33 Million Growth Capital Financing

April 28, 2014 7:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that has pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System@, a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device used to fuse the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced today the completion of a $33 million growth capital...

Revolutionary 'Metamaterial' Has Potential to Reshape Neurosurgery

April 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins | News | Comments

The development of graphene — a highly advanced metamaterial with many unique and varied properties — may lead to exciting new applications in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases, according to a report in the May issue...

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