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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... 

High Costs of Research Made Worse by Funding Gap

January 10, 2014 10:35 am | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Although more opportunity exists for university-based researchers to be innovative, and there is more financial support for innovation than ever before, the cost of university research is rising to new levels and presents a serious funding...

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Motion Evaluation Tool Saves Patients X-Ray Radiation Exposure

January 9, 2014 2:56 pm | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Those have undergone extensive back surgery and need repeated X-rays to monitor their progress may soon have access to a new technology that skips the X-rays and repeated radiation exposure, opting instead for an innovative, noninvasive...

Research Could Expand Availability of Hand, Face Transplants

January 9, 2014 2:01 pm | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have made an important step towards greater availability of hand transplants, face transplants and other transplants involving multiple types of tissue. In their report in the American Journal...

LensAR closes $10M equity funding round

January 9, 2014 12:35 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Orlando, Fla.-based cataract surgery technology company LensAR closed an equity funding round with $10 million raised from 14 investors, regulatory documents show. The fundraising effort, launched in December, was closed yesterday and use...

Globus Medical Announces Acquisition of Robotics Developer Excelsius Surgical

January 8, 2014 6:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Globus Medical, Inc., a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, today announced that it has acquired Excelsius Surgical. Excelsius Surgical is developing a next generation surgical robotic positioning platform for spine, brain and therapeutic...

Asleep During Brain Surgery: A Comfortable Alternative for Patients with Parkinson's Disease

January 8, 2014 3:42 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system and currently afflicts over one million people in North America, and more than five million people worldwide, according to the Michael J. Fox Foundation...

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Encision Files 510(k) with FDA for AEM® Simplification Product

January 8, 2014 7:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Encision Inc., a medical device company owning patented surgical technology that prevents stray electrosurgical burns in minimally invasive surgery, announced today that it has filed a premarket notification under Section 510(k) with the FDA...

ZEISS Broadens Portfolio of Intraocular Lenses

January 7, 2014 9:10 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG announces it has acquired,through its subsidiary Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., 100% of the shares in Aaren Scientific Inc., a US-based manufacturer of intraocular lenses (IOLs). Aaren Scientific, headquartered in Ontario...

ArthroCare Announces Entry into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement

January 7, 2014 4:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ArthroCare Corp., a leader in developing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical products, and the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) filed today with the United States District...

Lumicell closes $1M funding round

January 7, 2014 3:57 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Lumicell Diagnostics Inc. hit the $1 million goal for its funding round. Wellesley, Mass.-based Lumicell is developing a hand-held imaging system designed to give physicians a better picture of the amount of cancer remaining at tumor sites...

Stealthy Cardinal Spine seeks $1.3M

January 7, 2014 3:40 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Cardinal Spine is seeking $1.25 million from investors to support corporate operations, according to a regulatory filing. Louisville, Ky.-based Cardinal Spine, founded in 2008, is developing an interbody fusion device designed to stabilize...

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ArthroMeda nears $2M in latest round

January 7, 2014 3:28 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

ArthroMeda hauled in $1.6 million in an equity offering it hoped would raise $2 million, according to a regulatory filing. Ayer, Mass.-based ArthroMeda develops devices used in total hip arthroplasties that are designed to help physicians...

Next Generation Procedures Tables Set New Benchmark in Efficient, Patient-Focused Design

January 6, 2014 3:56 pm | by Midmark Corporation | News | Comments

As the healthcare industry evolves and places renewed emphasis on patient-caregiver engagement, Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider and trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for non-acute care, recently introduced...

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...

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...  

FDA Clears the Provant Therapy System for Use by Patients with Metallic Implants

January 6, 2014 2:09 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Regenesis Biomedical, Inc., today announced that FDA has approved the removal of the contraindication for use of the Company's Provant Therapy System in patients with metallic implants in the area of treatment. The decision was made after...

ENTSafety.com announces the launch of the 2014 design of the ENTSafety System for tonsil, adenoid and other throat surgeries.

January 6, 2014 1:46 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ENTSafety.com is on a mission to eliminate potentially risky and improvised surgical practices often found in throat surgeries.  While risks of mortality and morbidity in tonsillectomy and other throat surgeries are lower than for many... 

Costs for Complications from Cancer Surgical Care Extremely High

January 6, 2014 12:01 pm | by Jeff Falk, Rice University | News | Comments

Although complications from surgical care for cancer patients may seem infrequent, the costs associated with such outcomes are extremely high, according to researchers from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the University...

Depuy Synthes Spine Launches New Tissue Implant for Spine Surgery

January 6, 2014 11:12 am | by Depuy Synthes Spine | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine, in collaboration with DePuy Synthes Biomaterials, announced today the U.S. launch of CONFORM SHEET, a hydrated, pliable and totally demineralized cancellous bone matrix that fills voids during posterolateral spinal fusion...

Endologix wins IDE approval for aneurysm sealing system

January 3, 2014 3:17 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Endologix said it won FDA Investigational Device Exemption for its Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing system, paving the way for a U.S. clinical trial. The EVAS Forward-IDE study is expected to enroll 180 patients at 30 sites throughout...

Robotic surgery complaints become FDA complaints

January 2, 2014 5:05 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

As patient complaints mount in lawsuits against Intuitive Surgical and its da Vinci robot-assisted surgical platform, physicians and researchers are shifting some of the blame to the FDA's postmarket surveillance systems as an inadequate...

Novel Noninvasive Therapy Prevents Breast Cancer Formation in Mice

January 2, 2014 10:03 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

A novel breast-cancer therapy that partially reverses the cancerous state in cultured breast tumor cells and prevents cancer development in mice, could one day provide a new way to treat early stages of the disease without resorting to surgery...

AtriCure Completes Acquisition of Estech

January 2, 2014 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

AtriCure, Inc., a leading Atrial Fibrillation medical device provider, today announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of Endoscopic Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Estech. Estech develops and markets a portfolio of innovative...

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