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FzioMed Receives CE Mark for DYNAVISC Gel

January 24, 2012 4:46 am | News | Comments

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FzioMed, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received CE Mark approval to market DYNAVISC® adhesion barrier gel in Europe for tendon and peripheral nerve surgery. DYNAVISC is a clear, absorbable gel supplied ready-to-use...

Medtronic Announces 510(k) Clearance for the Aquamantys SBS 5.0 Sheathed Bipolar Sealer for Spine Surgery

January 24, 2012 4:44 am | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic, Inc. announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Aquamantys® SBS 5.0 Sheathed Bipolar Sealer, a new addition to the spine portfolio of the company's Advanced Energy business.

VasoStitch Completes Successful In Vivo Study of Its Breakthrough Access-and-Closure System for Nonsurgical Deployment of Transcatheter Therapies

January 24, 2012 4:41 am | News | Comments

DANVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VasoStitch, a start-up medical technology company, announced today that it has successfully completed its first in vivo study of its percutaneous access-and-closure system for the nonsurgical deployment of large-diameter transcatheter therapeutic devices...


Gore Receives First FDA Approval for Endovascular Repair of Traumatic Aortic Transections

January 20, 2012 5:01 am | News | Comments

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Conformable GORE® TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis for endovascular repair of isolated lesions of the descending thoracic aorta...

Indiana's medical device industry is fifth largest in U.S. generating $10 billion annually

January 20, 2012 4:41 am | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., - According to a report released today by BioCrossroads, the medical devices industry is one of Indiana's most valuable economic assets employing over 20,000 people, and generating more than $10 billion of annual economic output. The first of its kind report...

NDS Surgical Imaging Introduces the First Medical-Grade Video Scaling Appliance Designed for the OR Suite

January 18, 2012 5:35 am | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) today introduced ScaleORâ„¢, the industry's first video scaling and formatting appliance designed specifically for the healthcare environment. Providing universal video format conversion, ScaleOR features a unique modular design...

Teleflex Introduces Arrow NextStep Antegrade Dialysis Catheter

January 17, 2012 4:55 am | News | Comments

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has expanded its interventional access portfolio with the Arrow NextStep Antegrade catheter, now available for sale in the United States.

Study Finds Intraosseous Infusion is Equivalent to Intravenous Infusion During Therapeutic Hypothermia

January 17, 2012 4:51 am | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The results of a study conducted by Vidacare Corporation comparing whether Intraosseous (IO) vascular access may be used to infuse chilled saline as effectively as peripheral intravenous (IV) access to achieve therapeutic hypothermia found no statistical...


Covidien Contraindicates the Use of Duet TRS for Thoracic Surgery, Implements a Voluntary Recall

January 17, 2012 4:49 am | News | Comments

MANSFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that it is conducting a voluntary recall of all production lots for the Duet TRSTM Universal Straight and Articulating Single Use Loading Units...

Air Techniques' Polaris Given 'Top Intraoral Camera of 2012' Award

January 16, 2012 5:06 am | News | Comments

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Air Techniques, Inc., a leading dental equipment manufacturer, announced today that its Polaris Intraoral Camera has been awarded Top Intraoral Camera of 2012 by THE DENTAL ADVISOR. Polaris offers superior optics and a broad focal range...

US Trauma Device Market to Show Moderate Growth Reaching Nearly $3.8 Billion by 2016

January 13, 2012 5:30 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the United States trauma device market, will grow at a steady pace through 2016. Pricing pressures from the increasing influence of group...

U.S. Patents Allowed for Operating Room Technologies Jointly Owned by American Shared Hospital Services and NBBJ

January 11, 2012 4:48 am | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES, a leading provider of turnkey technology solutions for advanced radiosurgical and radiation therapy services, announced today that a U.S. patent has been allowed on a variety of technologies...

Progel Extended Tip Receives FDA Approval

January 10, 2012 6:36 am | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Neomend, Inc., a leading innovator in sealant and adhesion-prevention products for the surgical marketplace, said it has received premarket approval (PMA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use of the company's new Progel® Extended Applicator Spray Tip.


Progel Adhesion Barrier Sealant Receives CE Mark

January 10, 2012 6:30 am | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Neomend, Inc., a leading innovator in sealant and adhesion-prevention products for the surgical marketplace, announced it has received the European Union CE Mark for the company's Progel® Adhesion Barrier (AB) product. Progel® AB is a hydrogel adhesion barrier sealant...

FDA Clears Apollo Endosurgery's SuMO Endoscopic Tissue Access and Resection System

January 10, 2012 6:06 am | News | Comments

AUSTIN, TX, (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Apollo Endosurgery Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for its SuMO(TM) endoscopic tissue access and resection system. Apollo Endosurgery designed the scarless...

Mazor Robotics Announces Key European Patent for Renaissance Surgical Guidance Robot

January 9, 2012 5:42 am | News | Comments

CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mazor Robotics Ltd., a developer of innovative surgical robots and complementary products, today announced that the European Patent Office granted European Patent No. 1414362 entitled "Miniature Bone-mounted Surgical Robot," which covers...

Cogmedix Provides High-Precision Subassembly for LensAR Revolutionary Refractive Laser

January 6, 2012 4:30 am | News | Comments

WORCESTER, Mass. - Cogmedix, a US-based FDA compliant contract manufacturer helping medical device companies cost effectively improve their time-to-market, partnered with LensAR to manufacture a significant subassembly for the company's refractive cataract surgery laser system.

SeptRx reports first 20 patients have been enrolled in its “InterSEPT" CE Mark trial of the SeptRx Intrapocket PFO Occluder

January 4, 2012 5:44 am | News | Comments

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SeptRx, an emerging medical device company that has developed the SeptRx® Intrapocket PFO Occluder (IPO) - a platform for the percutaneous transcatheter closure of a heart defect known as patent foramen ovale (PFO) - reported today that it has completed...

BSD Medical Approaches 100 Patients Successfully Treated with the MicroThermX Microwave Ablation System at Hospitals Throughout the U.S.

January 4, 2012 5:41 am | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BSD Medical Corporation, a leading provider of medical systems that utilize heat therapy to treat cancer, announced today that the Company is approaching 100 patients successfully treated with the MicroThermX® Microwave Ablation System...

Inertial Measurement Sensing Technology Enables Surgical Precision

January 3, 2012 10:31 am | by Bob Scannell | Analog Devices, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Recent innovations in computer-assisted surgery are pushing the boundaries of modern medicine to new and exciting frontiers. As conventional surgical instrumentation continues to give way to advanced console- and camera-based systems, surgeons are able to operate on patients with exceptional precision.

VertiFlex, Inc. Completes Enrollment of the Superion Pivotal IDE Clinical Trial

December 14, 2011 4:16 am | News | Comments

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VertiFlex®, Inc., a leading innovator of minimally invasive and motion preserving spinal surgery technologies, today announced the completion of enrollment in its pivotal IDE clinical trial of the Superion® Interspinous Spacer (ISS).

Tenex Health Named Top Medical Device Company on Forbes America's Most Promising Companies List

December 5, 2011 4:45 am | News | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tenex Health Inc. today announces its inclusion as the top medical device company on the Forbesâ„¢ list of America's Most Promising Companies, which features 100 privately held up-and-comers with compelling business models, strong management teams...

New GORE EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis Sizing Options Available

November 30, 2011 5:39 am | News | Comments

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) has received FDA approval for the 23 mm and 27 mm diameter sizes of the contralateral leg component of the GORE® EXCLUDER® AAA Endoprosthesis for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

Covidien Endo Stitch Automated Suturing Device Reduces Hospitalization Costs and Operating Room Time

November 30, 2011 5:22 am | News | Comments

NORTH HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced study data demonstrating that use of its Endo Stitchâ„¢ automated suturing device lowers mean hospital costs and operating room (OR) time during total laparoscopic hysterectomies...

Microsulis Medical's ablation device used in first microwave assisted robotic liver resection

November 28, 2011 5:25 am | News | Comments

DENMEAD, ENGLAND: Microsulis Medical Ltd's high powered, percutaneous microwave needle - the Accu2i pMTA applicator - has become the first ablation device of its kind documented to play a crucial role in a liver resection using the da Vinci Surgical System.

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