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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...

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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...

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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...

Skyline Medical's STREAMWAY System Provides New Option for Radiology

January 2, 2014 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Skyline Medical Inc., formerly BioDrain Medical, producer of the FDA-approved STREAMWAY System for automated, direct-to-drain surgical fluid disposal, formally introduced its flagship system to radiologists, radiology administrators and...

CSA Medical closes $16M financing round

December 31, 2013 10:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

CSA Medical said it raised $16 million, closing a series C financing round led by Ascension Ventures. The Baltimore-based medical device company manufactures advanced spray cryotherapy technology that flash freezes unwanted tissue inside the...

Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. for $120 Million

December 31, 2013 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stryker Corporation announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. for $2.22 per share, with an aggregate purchase price of $120 million. Patient Safety Technologies conducts its business through its wholly...

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Endologix Receives IDE Approval for the Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing System

December 30, 2013 10:04 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Endologix, Inc., developer and marketer of innovative treatments for aortic disorders, announced today that it has received Investigational Device Exemption approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration to begin a pivotal...

Symmetry Medical Amends Credit Agreement and Eliminates Mezzanine Debt

December 27, 2013 4:45 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays, announced today that it has amended its credit agreement, enabling...

UNOS to Oversee Hand, Face Transplants Like Organs

December 27, 2013 9:42 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Sure your liver or kidney could save someone's life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ donor may get more complicated than just checking a box on your driver's license. The government is preparing...

Research to Revolutionize Indications for Knee Surgery

December 27, 2013 9:22 am | by University of Helsinki | News | Comments

The Finnish Degenerative Meniscal Lesion Study compared surgical treatment of degenerative meniscal tears to placebo surgery. A year after the procedure the study participants, both those in the group who underwent surgery and the ones in...

California Family Celebrates Three Heart Transplants

December 24, 2013 12:42 pm | by Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press | News | Comments

Deanna Kremis remembers the exhilarating day her young sons first had the energy to race each other up a flight of stairs. The brothers, then ages 7 and 10, could barely walk before having heart transplants just a month apart. As they flew...

Johns Hopkins Review Throws Doubt on Wound Care Treatment

December 24, 2013 12:06 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

A systematic review of 66 research papers focused on the treatment of skin ulcers suggests that most are so technically flawed that their results are unreliable. And even of those that pass muster, there is only weak evidence that some... 

$3.5M Awarded for Commercialization of Medical Devices for Children

December 23, 2013 9:09 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) has been awarded $3.5 million over five years by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs in bringing medical devices for children to the market...

NuVasive(R) Manufacturing, LLC., Expands U.S. Workforce to Drive Speed of Innovation(R)

December 20, 2013 4:30 pm | 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 NuVasive Manufacturing, LLC., (NML) will expand its workforce by more than 25 percent...

Study Shows Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery Reduces Hospital Readmission and Complication Rates Compared to Open Surgery

December 19, 2013 8:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

A national, multi-institutional database study found readmission and complication rates were significantly lower for robotic-assisted prostate surgery than for open prostate surgery. The full study results were published in the November 19...

Newly Insured Bring New Opportunities and Challenges

December 19, 2013 4:12 pm | by Michael Frank, Healthcare Industry Expert, PA Consulting Group | Blogs | Comments

The medical device sector has emerged from the winter of the great recession into a much more price sensitive market. Pressure is mounting to reduce cost of devices where there are cheaper alternatives. While the 2.3% medical device excise...

The Pulse: Prosthetics with Feeling & One Hour AIDS Detection

December 19, 2013 4:05 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are giving feeling to prosthetics, detecting AIDS in an hour, improving inhaler technology, and stopping hemorrhaging in trauma patients. This episode features…          

World's First Implant After FDA Approval for Groundbreaking Epilepsy Treatment

December 19, 2013 12:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

On Dec. 18, Keck Medicine of USC became the world's first medical center to implant a responsive brain device newly approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy, with potential to help millions of people worldwide...

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