Obesity is a major public health concern in the United States and has been linked to many health problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep disorders, and breathing problems. Obesity (an excessive amount of body fat)...
A prototype lab is tasked with inventing solutions to design challenges presented to them by surgeons with medical device ideas. Utilizing a fused-deposition modeling machine and design software, engineers are able to create physical prototypes of medical devices that are able to be put through functional testing.
The tail of a seahorse can be compressed to about half its size before permanent damage occurs, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found. The tail’s exceptional flexibility is due to its structure, made up of bony, armored plates, which slide past each other.
The tail of a seahorse can be compressed to about half its size before permanent damage occurs, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found. The tail’s flexibility is due to its structure, made up of bony, armored plates, which slide past each other. Researchers are hoping to use a similar structure to create a flexible robotic arm equipped with muscles made out of polymer, which could be used in medical devices.
ROSWELL, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2013--Plasma Surgical, creator of the PlasmaJet®, an advanced energy medical device designed as a safe and effective alternative to traditional electrosurgery instruments, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...
Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used a catheter to re-direct the flow of bile from the bile duct into the small intestine, producing the same metabolic and weight-loss benefits as bariatric surgeries such as gastric by-pass. They named the procedure bile diversion, or BD.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of medical education and simulation training, is proud to announce the release of various training modules for the ANGIO Mentor™ endovascular simulator.
The newly reformatted MD&M East four day conference running alongside the tradeshow, covers everything you need to know from concept development to supplier management, giving you the essential updates to successfully management every step in the product development efficiently and cost effectively.
Harvard Bioscience has announced that the InBreath tracheal scaffold and bioreactor system manufactured by Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Inc. (HART), its wholly owned regenerative medicine technology subsidiary, were used in the first successful transplant of a regenerated trachea in the United States.
Despite all of the advances in robotics, the ability to provide the operator of a robotic system with a sense of touch (haptics) still remains a significant problem. This is no more dramatically illustrated than in the use of robots in surgical procedures.
As the popularity of robotic surgeries climb, so too do claims of surgical errors. Why the sudden jump in robotic surgery mishaps? Some say odds, some say lack of surgeon experience. According to prostate cancer expert, Dr. David B. Samadi, more stringent robotic surgery training requirements are needed to further protect patients.
Going Under the Knife—Millions of Americans will have surgery this year. Whether it’s the result of an emergency, an exploratory procedure, or even elective, some surgical procedures are more common depending on your age. An infographic by the team at Top Surgeries Graphic - CompHealth.
Will the OR of the future see robots completely replace human surgeons? While there are some ways in which robots can replace human involvement during surgery, it’s unlikely that robots will completely replace human surgeons. This is because human intuition, reasoning, and experience will continue to be invaluable.
PLYMOUTH, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 29, 2013--Monteris Medical announced that their First-In-Humans clinical trial with the NeuroBlate ® System for neurosurgical ablation has been published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. This study was a thermal dose-escalation trial to assess the safety and...
athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, in partnership with MIT's H@cking Medicine, invites the health care, technology and scientific communities to participate in a Hack-a-Thon on May 4 and 5 at athenahealth's headquarters in Watertown, Mass.
The Spanish research center Innotex has developed a device that enables automatic suturing of the large intestine after being sectioned during cancer colon surgery. The novelty of the system, called Insewing, is that it allows the use of absorbable suture material instead of metallic staples which are currently used and could cause intestinal stiffness and obstruction.
Will the OR of the future see robots completely replace human surgeons? Robotic technologies combined with improved sensors and sophisticated intelligence will make inroads into many aspects of medical care, including surgical centers and operating rooms.
EL PASO, Texas, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at Las Palmas Medical Center recently became one of the first facilities in the nation to perform a hysterectomy using a new single-site platform for robotic surgery. "This single-site robotic...
IRVINE, Calif., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SurgiCount Medical, Inc., the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: PSTX), today announced that Ketchikan Medical Center (KMC) in Ketchikan, Alaska will become the first hospital in the...
Highly Anticipated Laparoscopic Medical Device, The Novatract Dynamic Retractor, Debuts at Scientific MeetingsApril 25, 2013 2:52 pm | by NovaTract Surgical | News | Comments
NovaTract Surgical, a venture-backed startup medical device company, unveils its leading-edge laparoscopic entry device, the NovaTract dynamic retractor, at two major scientific meetings this month: the SAGES 2013 Surgical Spring Week in Baltimore and the ASCRS 2013 meeting in Phoenix.
A new spinal implant developed in Israel, has radically improved the life of at least one patient who, four years ago, believed he would spend his twilight years in constant pain. Seventy-nine-year-old Moshav farmer Yehuda Schwartz suffered from a debilitating back condition common among senior citizens but says, since receiving the implant, he's been given a new lease on life.
Ethicon Launches Next Generation Energy Device at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons’ Annual MeetingApril 25, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
To expand choice and help surgeons provide greater precision, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. today announces the launch of the HARMONIC ACE + Shears with Adaptive Tissue Technology (HARMONIC ACE + Shears), the next generation product in the best-in-class HARMONIC portfolio of ultrasonic surgical devices that can handle multiple surgical jobs
While virtual imaging technology has permeated other industries such as entertainment and military, it has yet to make a significant impact in medical. However, as newer, more advanced capabilities are introduced, designers may take advantage of this offering more often. This article looks at virtual imaging for medical device applications.
Life Care Medical Devices Ltd Announces CE Mark And Planned Commercialization For Laparoscopic Surgery Access DeviceApril 24, 2013 4:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
Life Care Medical Devices Ltd today announced the issuance in August 2012 of CE mark for its Keyhole Cup Laparoscopic Access Device. Keyhole Cup addresses a critical need in the laparoscopic surgery market and was developed to advance the standard of care for laparoscopic access.
Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery Among First in Nation To Perform Single-Site Robotic Hysterectomy SurgeryApril 24, 2013 10:53 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
AUSTIN, Texas, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David's North Austin Medical Center recently became one of the first facilities in the nation to perform a hysterectomy using a new single-site platform for robotic surgery.