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Z-Medica Announces Expanded CE Indications for QuikClot Hemostatic Dressings Supporting Broader Use in Surgical Wound Care

April 24, 2013 10:07 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

WALLINGFORD, Conn., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Z-Medica®, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic agents, announced newly expanded CE indications for QuikClot® Hemostatic Dressings today. The expanded indications support the use of QuikClot® products as an...

Millstone Medical Outsourcing Expands Medical Device Distribution Services

April 23, 2013 6:05 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Millstone Medical Outsourcing announced today that the company will offer customers an expanded medical device distribution service, which includes the ability to distribute directly to patients and to provide wholesale distribution to distributors, hospitals, and sales representatives.

Hundreds of Tiny Untethered Surgical Tools in First Animal Biopsies

April 23, 2013 4:36 pm | by Phil Sneiderman, Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

By using swarms of untethered grippers, each as small as a speck of dust, Johns Hopkins engineers and physicians say they have devised a new way to perform biopsies that could provide a more effective way to access narrow conduits in the body as well as find early signs of cancer or other diseases.


Federal Way Eye Surgeon Develops New Surgical Training Device

April 23, 2013 11:11 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new cataract surgical device developed by John S. Jarstad, M.D., F.A.A.O. – Adjunct Associate Professor, Pacific NW University C.O.M. and Medical Director of Evergreen Eye Centers, Federal Way, WA – has been...

Law Firm of Wohl & Fruchter LLP Announces Investigation of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

April 23, 2013 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--The law firm of Wohl & Fruchter LLP has commenced an investigation into possible violations of federal securities laws by officers and directors of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Intuitive) (Nasdaq: ISRG). Intuitive manufactures and markets the da Vinci...

Stanford Researchers Develop New Method to Assess Options for Heart-Disease Surgery

April 23, 2013 10:36 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a method of predicting which patients with heart disease would benefit more from surgery and which would benefit more from angioplasty. Drawing on Medicare records of more than 100,000 patients with heart disease, the team demonstrated that the effectiveness of coronary bypass surgery varied widely based on each individual's characteristics.

Man Undergoes Phrenic Nerve Surgery to Relieve Shortness of Breath, Hopes to Celebrate Recovery by Running a Marathon

April 23, 2013 9:47 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SHREWSBURY, N.J., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurt Matthewson went out for his typical run one morning, and quite suddenly, felt shortness of breath and was unable to continue. When the problem persisted he went to a specialist, who administered tests revealing the left side of...

3v07 Medical Advertising Introduces Social Anthropology Product

April 23, 2013 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--Healthcare advertising is seeing more medical device companies going direct to consumers thanks to the effectiveness of the Internet in reaching people looking for answers online to their medical conditions. This has made it important for...


Meeting the FDA’s Mandates for Unique Device Identification

April 22, 2013 2:22 pm | by Hiroshi Ono, Group Product Manager, Roland DGA Corp. | Roland DGA Corporation | Articles | Comments

The FDA’s UDI rule is on its way and will impact virtually everyone in the industry in one way or another. While the rule has its benefits, getting to compliance will not be achieved overnight. This article provides an overview of the direct part marking technologies required to comply with the UDI rule and offers a solution that addresses the shortcomings of several other technologies.

Healthcare's First Direct Contracting Market Launches Today; Will Offer Mutually Beneficial Approach for Hospitals and Suppliers

April 22, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IRVING, Texas, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today aptitude announced the launch of the healthcare industry's first online direct contracting market, a one-stop destination designed to complement a hospital's existing contracting model or provide an alternative for those looking...

ZEISS Cataract Suite Featuring CALLISTO Eye Introduced at Annual Cataract and Refractive Surgery Congress in San Francisco

April 20, 2013 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO & DUBLIN, Calif. & JENA, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 20, 2013--Carl Zeiss Meditec is introducing the ZEISS Cataract Suite featuring the new CALLISTO eye® OR management system, which recently received US FDA 510k clearance, at the 2013 American Society of Cataract and...

Intuitive Surgical Slumps on da Vinci Growth

April 19, 2013 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Intuitive Surgical Inc. slumped Friday after the company reported slower growth than expected in surgical procedures performed with its da Vinci robotic system. THE SPARK: The company reported quarterly results after the market closed Thursday. Net income and revenue topped Wall Street...

Photos of the Day: The CAVE for Design

April 19, 2013 9:50 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | News | Comments

The new CAVE system is currently being used in applications related to the visualization of museum pieces, cooperative ship design and medicine, although its sphere of application is broader still, covering industrial design, visualization of simulation results, molecular design, architecture and urbanism, archaeology and the study of monuments, and geonavigation.


A New High-Performance Cave with Gesture Recognition

April 19, 2013 9:47 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | News | Comments

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya has built a new multi-projector CAVE, an immersive virtual reality system that is a pioneering design at world level, and it is adaptable and based on widely available consumer electronics and computer technology.

Ethicon Unites Businesses Under One Brand; Renews Focus To Better Serve Customer And Patient Needs Worldwide

April 18, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ethicon, Inc. today announced the launch of a new brand strategy that will unify the brands of Ethicon, Inc. and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. - two companies with long histories of medical innovation - to create the most comprehensive and global surgical care organization in the world. The new...

FDA Clears Microline Surgical Flexible Ligating Shears for Advanced Tissue Sealing

April 18, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 18, 2013--Microline Surgical, Inc., a leading manufacturer of reposable instruments for minimally invasive surgery, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Flexible Ligating Shears, enabling...

Class I Medical Device Recall: Stryker Orthopaedics - ShapeMatch Cutting Guide

April 18, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Stryker Orthopaedics has become aware of potential issues associated with internal processes for planning cases and producing ShapeMatch Cutting Guides. The parameters of the manufactured cutting guides did not meet the surgeon’s pre-operative planning parameters entered via the web application.

Weight Loss Surgery Frees Construction Worker Matt Brown to Live His Life

April 17, 2013 4:22 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Camarillo resident and construction worker Matt Brown is a big man, and, for a long time, he didn't see anything wrong with that. However, there was a limit. He hit that limit in February of 2013 when he made the decision to have a sleeve...

STAAR Surgical Celebrates Over 350,000 Successful Visian® ICL™ Implants at ASCRS Symposium in San Francisco

April 17, 2013 3:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MONROVIA, Calif., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced its significant participation in the upcoming annual Symposium of the American Society for...

Covidien Introduces New Surgical Access Devices at SAGES 2013

April 17, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 17, 2013--Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, is launching two new surgical access devices at the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), which starts today. At the meeting, the...

Advantages of OptiMedica’s Catalys® Precision Laser System to Be Validated in 31 Clinical Presentations at ASCRS 2013

April 17, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 17, 2013--OptiMedica Corp. has announced that its Catalys Precision Laser System will be the subject of 31 accepted clinical presentations at the 2013 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) conference, April 19 - 23, in San Francisco....

Global Medical Robotic Systems Market is Expected to Reach USD 13.64 Billion by 2018: Transparency Market Research

April 17, 2013 6:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ALBANY, New York, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research ( "Medical Robotic Systems Market (Surgical Robots, Non-Invasive Radiosurgery Robotic Systems, Prosthetics and...

Five French Execs in Breast Implant Scandal on Trial

April 17, 2013 6:26 am | by LORI HINNANT - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of women who received faulty breast implants gathered Wednesday in a makeshift courthouse in the south of France for the fraud trial of five executives accused of using cheap industrial silicone to fill tens of thousands of implants that were sold around the world. Jean-Claude Mas, who...

Robotic Surgery vs. Radiation, Chemo for Throat Cancer

April 17, 2013 3:06 am | by Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

It was quite a shock for Rod Sinn when he learned the persistent sore throat he'd had for five months, initially diagnosed as tonsillitis, was actually an increasingly common form of throat cancer caused by the human papilloma virus. Equally unpleasant was the news that the standard...

Encision Inc. and Virtual Ports Ltd. Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Laparoscopic Surgery Devices

April 16, 2013 1:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Encision Inc. ("Encision") (ECIA: PK) is pleased to announce an agreement with Virtual Ports Ltd. ("Virtual Ports") for exclusive distribution rights to the Virtual Ports' laparoscopic organ retraction products in the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, Encision will market and...

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