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Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Laparoscopic Surgical Instruments

February 20, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for laparoscopic surgical instruments have been awarded to Aesculap Inc. of Center Valley, Pa.; CareFusion of San Diego, Calif.; J. Jamner Surgical Instruments Inc. dba Integra Surgical...

Costlier Robotic Surgery Soars for Hysterectomies

February 19, 2013 4:06 pm | by LINDSEY TANNER - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Robotic surgery is increasingly being used for women's hysterectomies, adding at least $2,000 to the cost without offering much benefit over less high-tech methods, a study found. The technique was used in just 0.5 percent of operations studied in 2007, but that soared to almost 10 percent by...

Cardiovascular Systems Sponsoring Orbital Atherectomy Sessions at iCON 2013

February 19, 2013 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. & SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 19, 2013--Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) (Nasdaq: CSII), announced today it is sponsoring a challenging case presentation featuring its peripheral orbital atherectomy system, and co-hosting an office-based lab presentation and...

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Cohera Medical, Inc.@ Raises $17 Million in Series D Round

February 15, 2013 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cohera Medical, Inc.@, a leading innovator and developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, announced today that it has secured $17 million towards Series D financing through private investors. The milestone comes from raising an additional $7.3 million in the Company's latest offering, in addition to the $9.7 million raised in 2012.

Bard to Present at Citi 2013 Global Healthcare Conference

February 14, 2013 4:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2013--C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) today announced that it will present at the Citi 2013 Global Healthcare Conference in New York City on February 27, 2013. Timothy M. Ring, chairman and chief executive officer, will discuss the Company in a presentation...

US Patent Innovations, LLC Completes Plasma Technology Research Agreement with The George Washington University

February 14, 2013 3:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TAKOMA PARK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2013--US Patent Innovations, LLC (USPI), a private biomedical devices company, announced today that it signed a five-year research agreement with The George Washington University of Washington, D.C. (GWU) on February 6, 2013. Under the agreement, USPI...

Invuity Bolsters Executive Team; Adds Industry Veterans in Key Finance and Commercial Roles

February 13, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Invuity, a leading developer of advanced visualization devices for minimally invasive surgery, announced that it has named Michael J. Gandy as Chief Financial Officer and Robert E. Gerberich as Vice President, Sales & Marketing.  Both have more than two decades of experience in the ...

Increasing Surgical Volumes to Boost Use of Tissue Sealants and Topical Haemostats, Says Frost & Sullivan

February 13, 2013 4:19 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LONDON , Feb. 13, 2013 /- The need for quality care, especially for a rapidly ageing population, is a strong driving factor for the tissue sealants and haemostats market in Western Europe . Technologically advanced products that enhance surgical efficiency and patient safety will also boost market prospects. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ( http://www.healt...

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Sherrie Glasser-Mayrsohn: Physical Therapy Performed in Intensive Care Units Improves Patient Outcomes

February 12, 2013 6:24 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK , Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Science Daily has recently released an article that explains the value of physical therapy when performed in the intensive care unit (ICU). While the use of physical therapy at such an early stage in a patient's recovery has not always been accepted, the article asserts that researchers from Johns Hopkins have revealed that the ability to reduce...

Paragonix Technologies, Inc., Announces Clearance of a 510(k) Pre-Marketing Notification Application with the US Food and Drug Administration for the Paragonix Sherpa™ Cardiac Transport System

February 12, 2013 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 12, 2013--Paragonix Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has received clearance for its Pre-Marketing Notification Application (510(k)) with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Paragonix Sherpa Pak™ Cardiac Transport System 1 (CTS). The...

ArthroCare to Host Conference Call on February 14, 2013

February 11, 2013 4:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 11, 2013--ArthroCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTC), a leader in developing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical products, plans to release its fourth quarter and year end 2012 results on Thursday, February 14, 2013. ArthroCare will host a conference call...

CareFusion Reports First Half Fiscal 2013 Results

February 7, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical technology company, today reported results for the three and six months ended Dec. 31, 2012. "Our consolidated first and second quarter financial results were led by strong performance across the Procedural Solutions segment, where each...

Cardiva Medical, Inc. Announces FDA Approval for VASCADE Vascular Closure System

February 7, 2013 9:40 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Cardiva Medical, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Premarket Approval (PMA) for the VASCADE Vascular Closure System (VCS). Clinical data from a prospective, multi-center, randomized 420 patient trial demonstrated that the VASCADE VCS is clinically and statistically superior in both safety and efficacy compared to manual compression...

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Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Bill Walton, Tours the Nation to Speak About Life-Changing Spine Surgery

February 7, 2013 8:30 am | 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, announced today that Bill Walton, Basketball Hall-of-Famer and a Better Way Back® patient ambassador, has successfully completed a nationwide tour...

Stryker wins $70M judgment in wound debridement patent case against Zimmer

February 6, 2013 11:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A federal jury in Michigan yesterday awarded $70 million in damages plus royalties to Stryker (NYSE:SYK) in a patent infringement lawsuit against Zimmer (NYSE:ZMH) over wound debridement devices. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker sued orthopedics rival Zimmer in December 2010...

ECA Medical Instruments Launches New Single-Procedure Surgical Instruments with Wick Away Technology

February 6, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWBURY PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 6, 2013--ECA Medical Instruments, the leading designer and manufacturer of single-procedure torque-limiting and fixed-driver surgical instruments and kits for the medical industry and surgeons worldwide, announced today the introduction of its new...

Andrew Technologies Obtains Patent for Visceral Lipectomy Application from USPTO

February 6, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Andrew Technologies, LLC was issued a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that provides exclusivity for their Tissue Liquefaction Technology to be used for the removal of visceral fat; the dangerous and metabolically active fat that is attached to the intestines, liver,...

Kips Bay Medical Announces the First U.S. Implant in the eMESH I Clinical Feasibility Trial

February 5, 2013 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--Manny Villafaña, Chairman and CEO of Kips Bay Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:KIPS) announced that on February 5, 2013, the first U.S. patient was implanted with the eSVS ® Mesh at the Northeast Georgia Heart Center in Gainesville, Georgia. This implant was...

FDA Clears Sculptor Robotic Guidance Arm for Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Surgery

February 5, 2013 12:11 pm | by Stanmore Implants | News | Comments

Stanmore Implants, specialists in the design and manufacture of patient specific and modular orthopedic implants, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its Sculptor Robotic Guidance Arm™ for precision implant placement in unicompartmental knee surgery, also known as partial knee resurfacing.

Teleflex Signs New Agreement with Novation for Weck Vista™ Access Line

February 5, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced it has been awarded a new three-year agreement with Novation for its line of Weck Vista Access products. The agreement is...

Hologic Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Operating Results

February 4, 2013 4:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced its results for the first fiscal quarter...

Penumbra Inc. Launches 5MAX DDC™ and 4MAX DDC™ Distal Delivery Catheters

February 4, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Penumbra 5MAX DDC and 4MAX DDC distal delivery catheters are new devices designed to simplify delivery of a wide variety of endovascular therapies to the brain. The DDC family delivers exceptional distal delivery capability via a novel advanced polymer and nitinol coil reinforcement design at the distal tip to enable easy tracking through tortuous vessels.

Novel Absorbable Scaffold for Breakthrough Surgical Applications

January 31, 2013 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Biomedical Structures, LLC (BMS), a designer, developer and manufacturer of biomedical textiles for medical devices and other advanced clinical applications, announced its BIOFELT® absorbable scaffold for implant devices...

Surgeons may use hand gestures to manipulate MRI images in OR

January 11, 2013 11:53 am | News | Comments

Doctors may soon be using a system in the operating room that recognizes hand gestures as commands to tell a computer to browse and display medical images of the patient during a surgery. Surgeons routinely need to review medical images and records during surgery, but stepping away from the operating table...

New Tool to Help Brain Surgeons, One Step Closer to Operating Room

January 10, 2013 9:44 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A new tool that could allow for faster, more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery successfully identified the cancer type, grade and tumor margins in five brain surgery patients, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study.

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