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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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.

Biocompatibility and Performance of Medical Devices

January 2, 2013 2:19 pm | Events

Join us for a rare gathering of international thought leaders sharing insights on crucial topics affecting our industries today. This comprehensive symposium is based on the definitive new publication “Biocompatibility and Performance of Medical Devices” assembled by ANSM expert Dr. Jean-Pierre Boutrand.

Precision Molded Medical Components and Assemblies

December 20, 2012 10:43 am | Minnesota Rubber & Plastics | Product Releases | Comments

Medical equipment manufacturers seeking a qualified manufacturing partner will find this brochure particularly useful. It details Minnesota Rubber and Plastics’ 65 years of experience in the medical components...

Merit Medical Announces 510(k) Clearance for the ONE Snare System

December 10, 2012 11:43 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the ONE Snare(TM) Endovascular Snare System.

Surgical Innovations partners Universities to optimise design and manufacture of medical devices

December 10, 2012 11:21 am | by Surgical Innovations | News | Comments

Surgical Innovations (SI) – designer and manufacturer of creative solutions for minimally invasive (‘keyhole’) surgery – has successfully completed two Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) collaborations with both the University of Leeds and the University of Bradford, to optimise their range of laparoscopic surgery devices.

Suture Express Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Cardinal Health and Owens & Minor

December 6, 2012 11:47 am | by Suture Express | News | Comments

Suture Express, the leading specialty distributor of suture, endomechanical and related surgical products, has filed an antitrust lawsuit in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Kansas against Cardinal Health and Owens & Minor, both broad-based wholesale distributors of medical and surgical supplies.

OMTEC 2013

November 29, 2012 12:03 pm | Events

The Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC), was the first event of its kind and remains the predominant choice in the education of orthopaedic device company professionals. Now in its 9th year, the mission of OMTEC remains the same...

Teenage Gamers Are Better At Virtual Surgery Than MDs

November 29, 2012 11:10 am | by PopSci | News | Comments

A lot of people see videogames as the archetypal time-waster. That's silly, and there have been a lot of studies that show why. The latest? Researchers have found that high school- and college-age gamers are better virtual surgeons than medical residents.  

Medica and Compamed 2012 Reflect Status of Medical Market

November 27, 2012 9:50 am | News | Comments

The recent staging of MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, and the concurrently held COMPAMED 2012, International Trade Fair – High tech solutions for medical technology, in Düsseldorf, Germany reflected the demand for medical technology and products with stable attendance figures: 130,600 visitors from 120 countries...

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