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Blue Belt Technologies Announces Implant Co-Marketing Partnership with DJO Surgical

May 17, 2013 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2013--Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company commercializing robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery, announces an implant partnership with DJO Surgical, a DJO Global Company. Blue Belt’s NavioPFS orthopedic surgical system...

OrthoView Announces the U.S. Launch of a New, Subscription-based, Digital Planning and Templating Solution for Individual Orthopaedic Surgeons

May 16, 2013 2:01 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoView PSL will allow individual surgeons in private practice in the U.S. to access the widely-used OrthoView digital templating software via the Cloud and requires just a PC and Internet connection to get started. OrthoView, the...

St. Jude Medical Announces European Approval of 3-D Vessel Reconstruction Technology to Aid Physicians in Stent Placement

May 16, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2013--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced CE Mark approval of its ILUMIEN ™ OPTIS ™ PCI Optimization System ™, a new technology designed to provide physicians with a comprehensive disease assessment tool for...

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MicroPort Gets Knee Simulations Up and Running

May 15, 2013 4:20 pm | by Nick O’Donohoe, Senior Account Executive, Parker Group | Articles | Comments

Knees can perform extraordinary tasks, but when all the activity they encounter takes too great a toll over time, total knee replacement surgery may be advisable. Product developers and manufacturers have to create total knee replacement implants that will perform as long as possible. Realistic simulation with finite element analysis software has now become vital to that process.

Changing the Status Quo for Implantable Devices

May 15, 2013 3:15 pm | by Derek Smith, Chief Commercial Officer, GHX | Blogs | Comments

On average, implantable devices account for 30 percent of total hospital supply spend, and make up 50 to 80 percent of the total cost for some procedures. Despite these large numbers, processes around managing and tracking these devices are rife with inefficiencies and revenue leakage.

New Blood Test Finds Allergies Before Implant Surgery

May 15, 2013 11:19 am | by National Jewish Health | News | Comments

A growing number of patients learn of allergies to new hips and knees only after surgery is done. Imagine what Paula Spurlock must have been going through. Shortly after having a hip replaced in 2011, the trouble started. "I had horrible itching, really bad migraines and intense pain throughout my body," she said. "I couldn't take it. Every single thing in me itched."

ACell MatriStem Technology Ranks Highest in Constructive Remodeling

May 15, 2013 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ACell, Inc., a leading developer of next-generation regenerative medicine products, announced today that its MatriStem medical devices demonstrate the highest constructive remodeling response in a recent study comparing 14 extracellular matrices (ECM) designed to aid in surgical procedures. ...

Cardica Completes Enrollment In European Clinical Trial For Surgical Cutting And Stapling Device

May 15, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced it has completed enrollment in the European clinical study for its MicroCutter XCHANGET 30, a cartridge-based cutting/stapling device with a 5-millimeter shaft diameter and cross-sectional area more than six times smaller than standard...

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IPG Launches IPG PathFinder 360™, Transforming Healthcare through Cost Transparency

May 15, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2013--IPG, the industry leading provider of Device Benefit Management™ (DBM) solutions, announced today the launch of a solution that will drastically transform healthcare through cost transparency. Built on the intelligence and expertise from IPG’s proven DBM...

Olympus Endoscopes Now Powered by Next-Generation Ultrasound Processor

May 14, 2013 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announced today that the Company's ultrasound endoscopes will now be powered by the ProSound F75 Ultrasound Processor.

Lieff Cabraser Announces Class Action Litigation Against Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

May 14, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2013--The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been brought on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (“Intuitive” or the “Company”)...

NVISION Laser Eye Centers First in the Nation to Offer Avellino-GENE Detection System Test to Protect Patients from Blindness

May 14, 2013 8:04 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avellino Lab USA, developer of the only genetic test available worldwide for Avellino Corneal Dystrophy (ACD), today announced that California-based NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the first provider in the United States to offer patients...

A Material Argument: Ceramic Injection Molding

May 13, 2013 3:17 pm | by Dr. Rachael Ambury, Sales and Applications Engineer, Morgan Technical Ceramics. | Articles | Comments

Ceramic injection molded products are increasingly being used in the manufacture of innovative medical components and devices, thanks to the unique range of material and performance attributes. In this article, the material, its key features, and the growing range of applications for which it is suited are highlighted.

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Why Medtech Startups Are Moving to Ireland

May 13, 2013 2:33 pm | by Eddie Goodwin, Manager, Boston Office, Enterprise Ireland | Blogs | Comments

It’s no secret that getting a medical device to market can be a lengthy, frustrating process. Facing the new medical device excise tax and lack of clarity from the FDA around regulatory policies, medtech startups are now starting to rethink launching in the U.S.

Invuity® Finalist for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

May 13, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Invuity®, a leading developer of advanced visualization devices to optimize minimal access and minimally invasive surgeries, announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 North America award, a...

Background Noise in the Operating Room Can Impair Surgical Team Communication

May 10, 2013 4:43 pm | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Ambient background noise—whether it is the sound of loud surgical equipment, talkative team members, or music—is a patient and surgical safety factor that can affect auditory processing among surgeons and the members of their team in the operating room (OR), according to a new study that appears in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Operating Without Interrupting Warfarin Reduces Risk of Bleeding After Cardiac Device Surgery

May 10, 2013 10:21 am | by University of Ottawa Heart Institute | News | Comments

A new Canadian study shows that operating without interrupting warfarin treatment at the time of cardiac device surgery is safe and markedly reduces the incidence of clinically significant hematomas compared to the current standard of care. The new findings were released today at Heart Rhythm 2013, the Heart Rhythm Society's 34th Annual Scientific Sessions.

Life Care Medical Devices Ltd Announces Addition Of Dublin, Ireland Based European Subsidiary

May 10, 2013 7:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Life Care Medical Devices Ltd (OTCBB:LCMD) today announced the opening of their European subsidiary offices in Dublin, Ireland.  Life Care Medical Devices Ltd, Ireland will manage all aspects of the company's European business. "With a strong, solid history in the medical device arena,...

UNT Professor’s Laser Technology Could Change the Way Surgeons Operate

May 8, 2013 1:51 pm | by University of North Texas | News | Comments

A University of North Texas professor has filed a patent on a new laser technology he and his research associate developed for cutting and shaping bone that causes minimal damage to the surrounding tissue and bones, could speed up surgery and recovery times, and even lessen the amount of blood lost during operations.

Improved Material for "Laser Welding" of Tissue in Intestinal Surgery

May 8, 2013 1:08 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A new "solder" for laser welding of tissue during surgical operations has the potential to produce stronger seals and expand use of this alternative to conventional sutures and stapling in intestinal surgery, scientists are reporting. Their study, which involves use of a gold-based solder, or sealing material, appears in the journal ACS Nano.

From Wireless Age to Consumer Age

May 8, 2013 11:54 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Blogs | Comments

Wireless healthcare is upon us. Each day, it seems more devices and technology are becoming untethered or new capabilities are being added to wireless devices. No longer are the applications of wireless devices limited to patient monitoring, but rather an array of therapies are now available for treating patients at home or even on the go.

Thoracic Endografts Used Successfully to Remove Tumors Invading the Aorta

May 8, 2013 10:43 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

Some chest tumors may invade one of the great vessels of the body, the aorta. Surgical removal of these tumors is very challenging and necessitates the support of a heart-lung machine. Therefore, there is an increased risk of complication and death. In a small series of patients, placing a stent within the aorta facilitated the subsequent removal of tumor and eliminated the need for heart-lung bypass.

IonMed Announces Successful Completion of the First European Cold Plasma Clinical Study for Closure of Surgical Wounds

May 8, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Results from a 16 patient study led by Prof. Abrahamyan at the Republican Institute of Reproductive Health, Perinatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology in Yerevan, Armenia demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of IonMed's BioWeld1TM cold plasma system. BioWeld1 is the first cold-plasma...

Tactical Medical Device Is First of Its Kind

May 7, 2013 11:53 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

The Combat Ready Clamp made history Friday when it received new critical indications from the FDA making it the first device of its kind approved to treat unmanageable amputations and pelvic wounds not addressable with standard limb tourniquets.

Mitek Sports Medicine Launches Small Diameter Dual-Thread Suture Anchor and New PTRC Repair System

May 7, 2013 11:29 am | by Mitek Sports Medicine | News | Comments

Mitek Sports Medicine, a leading orthopaedics sports medicine company, announced the launch of the HEALIX 3.4-mm Suture Anchor, the company's smallest dual-thread suture anchor for rotator cuff repair, and the launch of a new double-loaded minimally invasive partial thickness rotator cuff repair system, as part of its HEALIX TRANSTEND Implant System.

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