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KFx Medical Defends Patent for Reconstructive Surgery Procedure

February 4, 2015 3:34 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

KFx Medical won a $35 million patent infringement case against Arthrex Inc. regarding three patents related to a procedure for anchoring soft tissue to bone in reconstructive surgery. KFx first filed a complaint against Arthrex in August of...

First FDA-Approved Tissue Adhesive for Internal Use

February 4, 2015 11:04 am | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved TissuGlu, the first tissue adhesive approved for internal use. TissuGlu is a urethane-based adhesive that a surgeon can use to connect tissue flaps made during surgery to remove excess...

Tiny Robotic 'Hands' Could Improve Diagnostics and Drug Delivery

February 4, 2015 9:07 am | by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces | News | Comments

Many people imagine robots today as clunky, metal versions of humans, but scientists are forging new territory in the field of ‘soft robotics.’ One of the latest advances is a flexible, microscopic hand-like gripper. The development could help doctors...

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A Day in the Life of a Medical Device Testing Technician

February 3, 2015 3:57 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Last week, I was invited to attend the ECRI Institute's 2015 C-Suite Watch List Media Event. It was an interesting look at what's going on at one of the country's only independent organizations that tests and evaluates medical device technology...

Photos of the Day: Visiting the 'Consumer Reports' of MedTech

February 3, 2015 2:29 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the ECRI Institute's 2015 C-Suite Watch List Media Event. It was a great "introduction" to the medical device testing organization (I was already somewhat familiar with them, but this was my first time at their...

Emerging Markets Ignite New Wave of Surgical Innovation

February 3, 2015 1:48 pm | by Cambridge Consultants | News | Comments

Emerging markets will be the catalyst that ignites a new wave of surgical innovation, according to a new report from product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants. But the surgical device industry will need to rethink how it... 

January/February 2015 Digital Edition

February 3, 2015 12:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

Implantable Device Allows Surgeons to Perform Complex Shoulder Replacements

January 30, 2015 2:51 pm | by SUNY Upstate Medical University | News | Comments

A novel, implantable device that is less invasive and allows surgeons to perform the most challenging and complex shoulder replacements is now available at Upstate Medical University through the Upstate Bone and Joint Center. Upstate is one...

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'Lighting Up' Brain Cancer Cells to Guide Surgery

January 30, 2015 10:43 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

Two new fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells may help neurosurgeons more accurately localize and completely resect brain tumors, suggests a study in the February issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of...   

University Offers Robot-Assisted Bariatric Surgery

January 30, 2015 9:00 am | by Meridian Health | News | Comments

For many people, losing weight is a personal and ongoing battle. At the Center for Weight-Loss Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, new options are available for those making the life changing decision to lose weight, including...

3D Printing Stands to Change the Face of Healthcare

January 30, 2015 8:26 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

The most exciting aspects of the medical device industry for me is focused in two parts. First, the future potential of 3D printing in the medtech sector continues to excite. The apparent ease of using 3D printing to produce unique-patient implants...

3D-Printed Heart Helps Treat Child’s Rare Condition

January 29, 2015 2:04 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Dr. Richard Kim, a cardiac surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, used the printed model to strategize how best to treat Esther Perez, a young patient with a rare type of ventricular septal defect. Perez went in for surgery in November...

Designing Tailored Tissue 'Glue'

January 29, 2015 10:00 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

After undergoing surgery to remove diseased sections of the colon, up to 30 percent of patients experience leakage from their sutures, which can cause life-threatening complications. Many efforts are under way to create new tissue glues that...

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Model for Cardiothoracic Surgeons Simulates Surgical Bleeding

January 28, 2015 10:55 am | by Society of Thoracic Surgeons | News | Comments

A new surgical training model that simulates patient bleeding is providing cardiothoracic surgery residents with “real-life” experience without compromising patient safety, according to an abstract released today at the 51st Annual Meeting of The...

Micromotors Powered by Stomach Acid

January 27, 2015 3:22 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the width of a human hair, may someday offer a safer...

Though Tiny, Nanomachines Offer Huge Potential for Medical Applications

January 27, 2015 10:58 am | by Holly Evarts, Columbia University | News | Comments

As nanomachine design rapidly advances, researchers are moving from wondering if the nanomachine works to how long it will work. This is an especially important question as there are so many potential applications, for instance, for medical uses...

Device for Surgery of Angular Deviations in Long Bones

January 27, 2015 10:44 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

CEU-UCH Cardenal Herrera University patented a device that can be applied in surgeries to correct deviations in long bones. The research team found how to use the 3D reconstruction of an affected bone to determine the mathematical formula that...

Canadian Space Tech to Help Sick Children

January 27, 2015 8:39 am | by Canadian Space Agency | News | Comments

Not much rivals the dexterity of a good surgeon's hands. But humans being humans, fatigue or even tremors after a long day at the hospital can make things challenging, especially when operating on small children. That is why Toronto's...   

MicroCam System Offers Precise Device Inspection, and Much More

January 26, 2015 9:50 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

In wake of recent headlines about cross contamination of patients by inadequately reprocessed medical devices (see story in USA Today), Sanovas Inc., a Life Science company accelerating the development and commercialization of next...

The Future Is Here…Finally

January 23, 2015 1:50 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

As far as actually looking ahead when it comes to 3D printing, I foresee the need for a fundamental shift in the way medical device makers offer some types of medical technologies. Rather than buying a finished product from a manufacturer or distributor...

The Brave New World of Medical Device Technology

January 23, 2015 10:40 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Insight Product Development | Blogs | Comments

As a devout sci-fi fan, I will also say that remote digital health may become truly transparent. Permanently implanted sensors, potentially even in utero, or nanotechnology that is transferred from generation to generation as part of our cells and DNA...

Sparton Acquires Real-Time Enterprises, Inc.

January 22, 2015 4:03 pm | by Sparton | News | Comments

Sparton Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton Design Services, LLC completed the acquisition of Real-Time Enterprises, Inc., a $4 million revenue business, on January 20, 2015 in an all-cash transaction. RTEmd will...

Microsoft Creates Wearable Star Trek Holodeck

January 22, 2015 3:32 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

In case you missed it, earlier this week Microsoft unveiled their latest peripheral gadget to accompany Windows 10, the HoloLens. Star Trek fans in particular will enjoy the “holodeck” style augmented reality the goggles produce – rather...

The Benefits of the ASM Medical Materials Database

January 20, 2015 10:39 am | by Linda Vermillion, Product Manager, ASM International | Articles | Comments

ASM International, the world's largest professional society for materials engineering, and Granta Design, leaders in materials information technology, today announced a new Surgical module in the ASM Medical Materials Database. This new resource...

3D Printing for Surgery Practice

January 16, 2015 3:39 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

3D printing is starting to sound a lot like alchemy - countless objects from cars to guitars to food are being printed, with new printouts occurring all the time. It seems like manufacturing companies are looking at everyday items, turning...

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