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Mazor Robotics Receives First Renaissance System Order From Australian Distribution Partner LifeHealthcare

March 10, 2013 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 10, 2013--Mazor Robotics Ltd. (TASE:MZOR), the developer of Renaissance™, an innovative surgical guidance system and its complementary products, today announced that LifeHealthcare, the Company’s distribution and marketing partner in Australia, has ordered...

Hernia: Covidien's Biologic Mesh Product Hits a Wall

March 8, 2013 11:23 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Covidien's biologic hernia mesh product has hit a "brick wall," according to CFO Charles Dockendorff, but does that mean the company is looking to move on from the product it dropped more than $80 million to acquire? Dockendorff, responding to a question from CitiGroup analyst Matthew Dodds at the investment bank's recent investor's conference...

Breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence-Based Robotics Neurosurgery

March 7, 2013 2:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Imaging and robotic technologies have the potential to help neurosurgeons perform precise, fast and more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery, identification of cancer type, grade and tumor margins and help them navigate through the brain, according to Akash Singh , PhD. Akash Singh , PhD, performs his scientific...

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Portfolio of Medical Devices Receives Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

March 6, 2013 3:08 pm | by Cone Communications | News | Comments

Nikolai Begg grew up in a box of LEGO bricks and hasn't stopped tinkering since. Today he is an accomplished inventor with a portfolio of novel medical devices. Begg is the recipient of the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his inventions that are making surgical procedures less invasive.

New Opportunities for 3D Technology in Medicine

March 6, 2013 3:05 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Until now, physicians have largely been skeptical of the advantages of 3D technology. But this may be about to change: the findings of a new study show that even experienced surgeons stand to benefit from the third dimension.

Hospital for Special Surgery Taps Accelarad for Medical Image Sharing

March 5, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 5, 2013--Accelarad, a leading provider of secure, cloud-based medical imaging solutions, and creators of SeeMyRadiology.com, announced today that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has selected Accelarad’s medical imaging solution to improve medical image sharing and...

Misonix BoneScalpelT Highlighted In New Clinical Paper Aimed At Face And Jaw Surgery

March 5, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Misonix, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical ...

Are Surgical Robots Worth It?

March 1, 2013 4:47 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The FDA looks into the safety of the da Vinci system in light of increased adverse incidents.Surgical robots allow surgeons to perform a variety of less invasive operations because their miniaturized instruments can work through small incisions in the body and are more dexterous than traditional laparoscopic tools (see “The Slow Rise of the Robot Surgeon”). 

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FDA Probes Intuitive Surgical on Complication Rates

March 1, 2013 11:11 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA is looking into complication rates for surgeries using Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci surgical robot, sending a survey to doctors who use the device. New of the probe, first reported by Bloomberg, sent ISRG shares down 11.1% to $509.89 apiece on Wall Street yesterday.

Ahead of the Bell: Intuitive Stock Starts Rebound

March 1, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Intuitive Surgical Inc. rebounded in premarket trading Friday, a day after the stock tumbled following a report that regulators were looking into its robotic surgical system. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company makes da Vinci surgical systems that use robotic arms, cameras and a remote...

Silicone Elastomer Bases for Wider Processing Flexibility

February 28, 2013 9:50 am | by MDT Staff | Dow Corning Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation for the healthcare industry, announced at MD&M West Dow Corning® QP1 Silicone Elastomers, a new silicone technology for the company’s high consistency rubber (HCR) product line.

BioElectronics Expands Clinical Research

February 28, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioElectronics Corporation (OTC PINK: BIEL), the maker of consumer medical devices for pain and healing, announces the initiation of a series of new clinical trials. Hernia Study: Dr. Frederik Berrevoetk, Current President of the Belgian Section of Abdominal Wall Surgery at the University...

Premier Healthcare Alliance Doles Out Four New Contracts

February 27, 2013 3:09 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Group purchasing organization Premier Healthcare Alliance awarded 4 new contracts for regional anesthesia, surgical instruments, operating room lights and brooms and instrument containers to a bevy of medical device companies. All of the new deals became available to acute care and continuum care Premier members Feb. 1.

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University Hospitals Case Medical Center Presents Study On The Elimination Of Retained Surgical Sponges

February 27, 2013 1:53 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SurgiCount Medical, Inc., the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc., today announced that its market leading retained sponge prevention solution will be featured in a poster presentation by the University Hospitals Case Medical Center at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses 60th Congress.

Mako gets a Wall Street boost as sales soar, losses narrow in 2012

February 27, 2013 11:47 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Surgical devices maker Mako Surgical, maker of the Rios robot-assisted surgery system, posted impressive boosts to its sales during the 4th quarter and full year of 2012. Mako saw increases in sales of its Rios system as well as the adjunct Makoplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty application.

Cardica Updates Enrollment Progress In European Clinical Trial

February 27, 2013 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced that 109 patients have been enrolled in the company's European clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety of its MicroCutter XCHANGET 30 cutting/stapling device in a variety of surgical procedures. Cardica plans to complete enrollment of 160 ...

CONMED Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

February 27, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share, payable on April 5, 2013 to all shareholders of record as of March 15, 2013. The Board expects that future cash dividends will be paid on a quarterly basis...

NuVasive Announces First Patients in Japan Treated With the XLIF(R) Surgical Technique

February 26, 2013 4:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is proud to announce that the very first eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF®) procedures were performed yesterday and today at two different...

Jury Awards $3.35 Million to Victim of Prolift Vaginal Mesh Injuries

February 25, 2013 2:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

A New Jersey state court jury today awarded $3.35 million to 47-year-old Linda Gross , a woman whose life took a significant turn for the worse in 2006 after she received a Prolift vaginal mesh implant manufactured by Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon unit. Concluding the trial of the first of the 2,100 personal injury cases...

FDA slaps Lumenis recall with Class I status

February 25, 2013 2:27 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA slapped the recall of the Lumenis VersaCut tissue morcellator with Class I status, denoting a device that can cause serious injury or death. Morcellators are used to cut and remove large masses of tissue during laparoscopic procedures. Yokneam, Israel-based Lumenis is pulling the devices due to a labeling problem.

Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute Clinical Trial To Investigate Effectiveness Of Cardiac Surgery Device

February 25, 2013 11:45 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Clinical trial to determine if chest closure device leads to better bone healing following cardiac surgery KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients undergoing open heart procedures such as coronary artery bypass or valve surgery may be...

Game Ready Introduces First-Ever Cold and Compression System For Traumatic Amputees

February 21, 2013 12:01 pm | by Game Ready | News | Comments

Game Ready has announced the launch of a new line of revolutionary wraps designed specifically for patients with amputated limbs. It is the first-ever cold and compression system available for traumatic amputees, which can be used immediately post-op to help speed up the healing process and reduce pain without use of narcotic medications. 

IMS Announces New Agreement with Quorum Purchasing Advantage

February 21, 2013 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2013--Integrated Medical Systems International, Inc. (IMS) is pleased to announce a new Strategic Service Partner agreement with  Quorum Purchasing Advantage, LLC (QPA .  IMS provides comprehensive OR and Sterile Processing Department solutions that help...

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Instrument Containers

February 21, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2013--The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for instrument containers have been awarded to Aesculap Inc. of Center Valley, Pa.; CareFusion of San Diego, Calif.; Case Medical Inc., a women owned business, of South Hackensack, N.J.;...

MSC Care Management and Game Ready Partner to Launch New Below-The-Knee Wrap for Amputee Patients

February 21, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2013--MSC Care Management, a One Call Care Management (OCCM) company, today announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Game Ready®, the leader in injury treatment and post-operative recovery through active compression and cold...

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