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Toward 'Vanishing' Electronics and Unlocking Nanomaterials' Power Potential

March 18, 2014 10:54 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Brain sensors and electronic tags that dissolve. Boosting the potential of renewable energy sources. These are examples of the latest research from two pioneering scientists selected as this year's Kavli lecturers at the 247th National... 

3D Printed Devices Save Baby’s Life

March 18, 2014 10:18 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest settings couldn't prevent his breathing from periodically stopping. His condition was so tenuous...

Photos of the Day: 3D Printing Life Saving Tech

March 18, 2014 10:18 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Garrett (the patient) is just the second person whose life was saved with a new, bioresorbable device developed at the University of Michigan by Glenn Green, M.D., associate professor of pediatric otolaryngology and Scott Hollister, Ph.D...

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All-Metal Hip Implant Recipients Strongly Encouraged to Receive MRI

March 17, 2014 3:11 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The US Drug Watchdog is urging anyone who has received a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant to contact their toll-free number 866-714-6466 as soon as possible. As the group would like to explain recipients of this type of hip implant...

Stopping Bleeding Faster: Market for Hemostatic Agents Drives Quest for Innovation

March 17, 2014 2:58 pm | by Arch Therapeutics Inc. | News | Comments

The world of medicine is a bloody place, with surgical and trauma patients at significant risk for morbidity and mortality from bleeding and/or leaking body fluids. Approximately 114 million surgical and procedure-based wounds are now made...

Surgeons Using 3D Technology in OR

March 17, 2014 12:04 pm | Videos | Comments

CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot talks with two Chicago surgeons who are wearing 3D glasses in the operating room. In one procedure, they used the technology to remove a brain tumor via a patient’s nose.        

Biomet Plans $40.5M Indiana Upgrade, 150 New Jobs

March 17, 2014 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Biomet Inc. is planning a $40.5 million expansion company officials say would create 150 high-paying new jobs at Biomet's northern Indiana operations by 2018. Biomet's project calls for building renovations and adding...

3D Printer Used to Rebuild Man's Face

March 17, 2014 11:18 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Stephen Power was severely injured in a motorcycle accident, leaving his face badly disfigured. He became one of the first patients in the world to benefit from new surgical technology where a 3D printer helped rebuild his face. Sky News...

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Study: AQUACEL Cover Dressing Could Save U.S. Health System $375 Million Annually

March 13, 2014 11:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

A large study of infections following knee and hip replacement surgery found that the use of AQUACEL Ag SURGICAL cover dressing reduced post-operative joint infections by 76 percent, which study investigators estimate could save the U.S...

Photos of the Day: Worldwide Spending on Healthcare (Infographic)

March 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Emergo Group | News | Comments

The charts show the total global spending on healthcare in 2011 according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. They also show the growth in healthcare spending from 2001 to 2011 and in the regional share major economies in the...

The Pulse: Growing Stem Cells on a Chia Pet

March 12, 2014 4:39 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re making heart models for fewer recalls, taking vital signs with an iPhone, tracking activities with Moov, and finding a new way to grow stem cells ...             

Photos of the Day: First Ever Endoscopic Valve Replacement

March 12, 2014 10:26 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

Endoscopic surgery is already used by cardiovascular surgeons for procedures such as atrial septal defect repair and coronary artery bypass grafting. Now, Surgeons in France have ...          

First Human Totally Endoscopic Aortic Valve Replacements Reported

March 12, 2014 9:56 am | by Nicole Baritot, American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

Surgeons in France have successfully replaced the aortic valve in two patients without opening the chest during surgery. The procedure, using totally endoscopic aortic valve replacement (TEAVR), shows potential for improving quality of life of ...

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RTI Surgical Launches Two Natural Bone Grafting Solutions at AAOS Annual Meeting

March 12, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RTI Surgical Inc., a leading global surgical implant company, is launching two new biological solutions at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans this week. NanOss ® Bioactive 3D, a synthetic three...

M&A Slowdown and Drop in FDA Approvals Stifles Growth of Medtech Sector in 2013

March 11, 2014 4:47 pm | by EP Vantage | News | Comments

At the half-year mark, the medtech sector was on course for its worst year in a decade in terms of M&A activity, EP Vantage concluded last fall in its Half Year Review 2013 report. Unfortunately, the second half of the year showed little...

$15 Million for Development of Optical Imaging Technology for Cancer

March 11, 2014 11:13 am | by OnTarget Laboratories | News | Comments

A company whose optical imaging technology could help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than previously possible has received $15 million in additional funding to enable further development including clinical trials. OnTarget Laboratories...

Two Percent of Americans Have New Hips, Knees

March 11, 2014 10:54 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting. Among those over 50, it's even more common: Five percent have replaced a knee and...

Photos of the Day: New Joints Not Just for Grandma Anymore

March 11, 2014 10:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About two of every 100 Americans now has an artificial joint, doctors are reporting. That's 4.5 million with a new hip and 6.7 million with a new knee, according to the first major study to look at how common these operations have become...

The Future Of 3D Technology In The OR: (Part 3)

March 11, 2014 10:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this third and final installment of “3D Technology And The Modern OR” we’ll try to predict how the healthcare industry’s view on 3D will evolve with time and how the products themselves will change in the coming years. We all know the...

Clinical Trial Identifies Women Most Likely to Benefit from Vaginal Mesh Surgery

March 11, 2014 10:22 am | by Wiley | News | Comments

Certain women with vaginal prolapse are most likely to benefit from undergoing vaginal mesh surgery, a technique that has become controversial and is the focus of numerous lawsuits. The findings, which are published early online in Ultrasound...

Women Report More Pain than Men After Knee Replacement Surgery

March 11, 2014 10:15 am | by Hospital for Special Surgery | News | Comments

Middle-aged women with rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis resulting from an injury are among the patients most likely to experience serious pain following a knee replacement, researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York have...

Lightpoint Medical and Surgical Collaborators Receive £1.7M in Grant Funding for Intra-operative Imaging Technology

March 10, 2014 3:35 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Lightpoint Medical announced today that the company and its surgical collaborators have received £1.7M ($2.8M) in grant funding from the UK's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board. The grant funding will be used for clinical trials...

Minimally Invasive Devices Launches Robotic FloShieldT to Enhance Visibility During Robotic Surgery

March 10, 2014 8:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc., an Ohio-based, venture-backed medical device company that specializes in optimizing the surgeon's vision during laparoscopic surgery, today announced the commercial release of Robotic FloShieldT, designed...

$1.9 Million Grant to Lead Artificial Platelet Study

March 7, 2014 11:57 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

A research team led by Case Western Reserve University and collaborating with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation has received a $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop injectable artificial platelets that halt bleeding by...

Obama Proposes New Fight Against Superbugs

March 7, 2014 11:52 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Sounding an alarm about the growing threat of superbugs, the Obama administration is proposing a jump in spending to fight antibiotic-resistant germs in hospitals. Infections that can withstand some of the best antibiotics already are killing...

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