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Personalized Surgery Tools Enable Surgeons to Operate on the Smallest Patients

April 23, 2014 2:25 pm | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems announced today that its Medical ModelingVirtual Surgical Planning (VSP) technology - the combination of its production grade 3D printing and personalized surgery tools - has enabled surgeons to conduct complex surgical procedures...

Radiopaque Fillers: Making an Informed Decision

April 23, 2014 9:59 am | by Nick Norton, Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative, Compounding Solutions | Articles | Comments

Making the decision on a radiopaque filler to use in medical catheter tubing may not seem like a...

Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Sp System Earns FDA Clearance

April 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, has...

Aperion Biologics, Inc. Granted CE Mark for Z-Lig ACL Replacement Device

April 22, 2014 3:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Aperion Biologics, Inc. was granted the CE Mark approval for its lead product, the Z-Lig ACLR...

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Plates Give Surgeon Customized Design

April 21, 2014 10:53 am | by DePuy Synthes CMF | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes CMF (Craniomaxillofacial), a leader in skeletal and soft tissue repair and reconstruction and part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the launch of Patient Specific Plates for Mandible (PSPM)...

Sanovas Awarded Patent for ‘Smart Catheter’ Portfolio

April 21, 2014 10:06 am | by Sanovas Inc. | News | Comments

Sanovas Inc., a Life Sciences Accelerator developing and commercializing next-generation micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies, announced today that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,696,621 for its Resector...

In the Line of Sight: Evaluating Imaging Technology

April 18, 2014 8:10 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

There's no easy way to determine if the time and price is right to invest in new, cutting-edge imaging equipment because the clinical value to be gained by acquiring it is no longer enough to justify the cost to obtain it. There are a wealth...

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FDA Warns of Cancer Risk with Fibroid Procedure

April 17, 2014 4:41 pm | by Matthew Perrone - AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure to remove noncancerous growths from the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The agency is discouraging doctors from performing the...

Leading Boston-Based Plastic Surgeon Launches New Line of Facial Implants

April 17, 2014 4:41 pm | by Matrix Surgical | News | Comments

Boston’s leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Michael Yaremchuk, has announced a partnership with Matrix Surgical USA to manufacture and distribute his new line of patented facial implants. The craniofacial implant system will be marketed under...

Top Ten (+1) Disposables Outsourcing Vendor Tips that Save Money

April 17, 2014 3:40 pm | by Donald J. Dobert, President, ATL Medical-Pharmaceutical | ATL (Ad Tape & Label) | Blogs | Comments

Follow these eleven tips. They will save you heartache, frustration, and money. 1. Clearly define your needs and the function of the product. Your vendor may be able to suggest cost efficient ways to improve product quality and lower unit...

Adhesive Gel Facilitates Organ Repair

April 17, 2014 2:59 pm | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | News | Comments

A significant breakthrough could revolutionize surgical practice and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik Leibler from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) and Didier Letourneur from the Laboratoire Recherche...

ulrich medical USA Releases New Spinal Implant for U.S. Market

April 17, 2014 11:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ulrich medical USA, Inc. has announced the U.S. market release of the tezo spine implants for multiple surgical approaches to lumbosacral interbody fusion. "We are experiencing a segmental market shift in the degenerative spine sector...

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Biomedical Applications of Shape-Memory Polymers: How Practically Useful Are They?

April 17, 2014 10:52 am | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Polymers that exhibit shape-memory effect (SME) are an important class of materials in medicine, especially for minimally invasive deployment of devices. Professor Subbu Venkatraman and his group from School of Materials Science and...  

TauTona Group Sells Aline HA to Allergan

April 17, 2014 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TauTona Group, a medical device incubator and investment fund focused on the rapid development of innovative medical products, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Aline Aesthetics has completed the sale of its Aline hyaluronic...

Medline Acquires Key Spine Surgery Technology from Amendia

April 16, 2014 11:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

To help meet the healthcare industry’s growing demand for comprehensive solutions for cervical spine procedures, Medline Industries, Inc. today announced it has acquired the anterior cervical fusion distraction pin business from Amendia, a...

Potential Use of Google Glass in Surgical Settings

April 16, 2014 11:23 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training. Personal portable information technology is advancing...

Photos of the Day: Commercializing 3D Printed Organs

April 16, 2014 10:56 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A University of Oxford spin-out, OxSyBio, will develop 3D printing techniques to produce tissue-like synthetic materials for wound healing and drug delivery. In the longer term the company aims to print synthetic tissues for organ repair...

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University Spin-Out Aims to 3D Print Synthetic Tissues, Organs

April 16, 2014 10:53 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A University of Oxford spin-out, OxSyBio, will develop 3D printing techniques to produce tissue-like synthetic materials for wound healing and drug delivery. In the longer term the company aims to print synthetic tissues for organ repair...

Applied Silicone Launches Adhesive Gels for Scar Management

April 16, 2014 10:36 am | by Applied Silicone | News | Comments

Applied Silicone Corporation, a global supplier of long-term implantable silicones for the medical device and critical healthcare market, introduces medical grade silicone Adhesive Gels optimized for scar management products.  Traditional methods...

Preliminary Injunction Against Guidezilla Catheter Vacated by Federal Circuit

April 16, 2014 10:09 am | by Vascular Solutions | News | Comments

Vascular Solutions, Inc. announced that a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today vacated the preliminary injunction that was previously issued by the District Court for the District of Minnesota effective...

Researchers Transplant Regenerated Esophagus

April 15, 2014 11:58 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

Tissue engineering has been used to construct natural oesophagi, which in combination with bone marrow stem cells have been safely and effectively transplanted in rats. The study, published in Nature Communications, shows that the transplanted...

April 2014 Digital Edition

April 15, 2014 10:03 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Scanadu emerges with the largest step in home healthcare innovation since the thermometer, championing an elite field of medical device companies utilizing crowdfunding and early 3D printing. Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for Vital Signs...

'Nano-Anesthesia': A New Approach to Local Anesthesia?

April 14, 2014 1:59 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins | News | Comments

A technique using anesthesia-containing nanoparticles—drawn to the targeted area of the body by magnets—could one day provide a useful alternative to nerve block for local anesthesia in patients, suggests an experimental study in the April...

Revolutionary Blood Recycling Machine Developed Using Stratasys 3D Printing Undergoes Successful Patient Trials

April 14, 2014 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that Brightwake Ltd., has developed a revolutionary blood recycling machine, called the Hemosep, using Stratasys' Dimension 1200es...

1080p HD Video Camera

April 14, 2014 9:37 am | by MDT Staff | Toshiba Imaging Systems Division | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and leading manufacturer of ultra-compact high definition (HD) and high resolution CCD and CMOS video cameras announces the new IK-HD5, a progressive-scan...

Breakthrough Technology Can Repair Severe Tissue Damage

April 11, 2014 11:38 am | by PR Newswire-US Newswire | News | Comments

A breakthrough could speed recovery and limit disfigurement for patients who have suffered large soft tissue trauma – as occurs with serious injury or cancer surgery. By biomedically engineering a muscle flap that includes a patient's own...

Studies Show Lab-Grown Body Parts Working Well

April 11, 2014 11:28 am | by Malcolm Ritter and Maria Cheng, Associated Press | News | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like lungs and kidneys with this strategy...

Photos of the Day: Body Parts from the Lab

April 11, 2014 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like lungs and kidneys with this strategy...

First Patient Enrolled in Clinical Registry Assessing Boston Scientific Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System in Patients with Parkinson's Disease

April 11, 2014 10:07 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has enrolled the first patient in a new registry to evaluate clinical outcomes and the economic value of the Vercise™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System in patients with Parkinson's disease. DBS is a surgical...

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