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Study Finds 78% Drop in Surgical Site Infection with Aquacel Ag Surgical Cover Dressing

October 3, 2012 2:18 pm | by ConvaTec | News | Comments

A new study looking at infections following joint replacement surgery finds a 78 percent decrease in joint infections when AQUACEL® Ag SURGICAL cover dressing was used. The results were presented at a ConvaTec-sponsored webcast on the global impact of deadly wound infections and the need to reduce the risk to patients last week in Washington, DC.

Medical Device Firm Innovative Trauma Care Receives License for Commercial Sale of ITClamp Hemorrhage Control System in Canada

September 27, 2012 3:17 pm | by Innovative Trauma Care | News | Comments

Innovative Trauma Care (ITC), an early-stage medical device firm focused on developing point of injury solutions for trauma, first responder and military medicine applications, has received regulatory approval from Health Canada for commercial sale of its first product, the ITClampTM Hemorrhage Control System in Canada. The product will be available in the fourth quarter of 2012 for Canadian medical professionals.

Depuy Mitek Launches Endurance Hip Solutions

September 27, 2012 3:14 pm | by DePuy Mitek | News | Comments

DePuy Mitek, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of orthopaedic sports medicine products and soft tissue repair devices, announced the launch of ENDURANCE Hip Solutions, a new system of instruments and devices that marks the company’s entry into the rapidly growing field of hip arthroscopy.

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The Next Direction for Surgical Robotics

September 20, 2012 3:28 pm | by Kasey Panetta | Cambridge Consultants Inc | Articles | Comments

The world of medical technology has always been a rapidly changing and evolving field. Solutions for long plaguing problems, like reducing human error by using more robotics, begat more problems like an increase in mechanical failure during procedures. Plus, throw in rapidly aging baby boomers, an increase in global population, and a surge in demand for specialized doctors and the problems grow exponentially.

ENTrigue Surgical Introduces Ventera-R Sinus Dilation System for the U.S.

September 20, 2012 9:02 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

ENTrigue Surgical, Inc., a privately held company that develops, manufactures and distributes medical devices used for Ear, Nose and Throat surgical procedures, announced today the limited commercial release in the United States of its Ventera®-R Sinus Dilation System for revision surgery of the frontal, maxillary and sphenoid sinuses.

Cook Medical Supports Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Science With CORE Research Grant

September 19, 2012 1:40 pm | by Cook Medical | News | Comments

As part of its commitment to advancing research in the field of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery (OHNS), Cook Medical with a strong history of philanthropy to encourage and support research and education, has supported the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Program.

OmniGuide® Announces Launch of New Instrumentation for Laparoscopic Endometriosis Surgery

September 19, 2012 11:59 am | by BUSINESS WIRE | News | Comments

OmniGuide Inc., a medical device company specializing in precision surgical energy instruments, recently announced the launch of a next-generation product designed for laparoscopic endometriosis procedures. The instrument set offers enhanced ergonomics, access, and operative flow compared to previous CO2 laser delivery systems.

Group Florence Nightingale Increases Radiosurgery Profile with Acquisition of Turkey's First Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion System

September 19, 2012 11:52 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ – Elekta's most advanced Gamma Knife® platform – became Turkey's fifth Gamma Knife system, beginning clinical operation at Group Florence Nightingale's Comprehensive Cancer Center (Istanbul) on May 25. The Cancer Center's Prof. Dr. Talat Kiris used Perfexion for the first time by treating a 15-year-old Iraqi boy with a partially resected skull base tumor.

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Convatec Launches New Aquacel Ag Extra Wound Dressing with Hydrofiber Technology for at Risk And Infected Wounds

September 14, 2012 4:48 pm | by ConvaTec | News | Comments

ConvaTec, a world-leading developer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced the U.S. introduction of AQUACEL® Ag EXTRA™ wound dressing, incorporating the market-leading and proprietary Hydrofiber® Technology. The new dressing incorporates strengthening fibers, making it especially appropriate for managing highly exuding wounds...

First Long-Term Study Evaluating the Use of Plasma Energy to Treat Endometrioma

September 14, 2012 4:37 pm | News | Comments

At the 21st Annual European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) Congress held in Paris, the results were presented from a three-year, cohort study, titled Postoperative Recurrences and Fertility Following Endometrioma Ablation Using Plasma Energy: Retrospective Assessment of a 3-Year Experience, that retrospectively assessed postoperative ovarian endometriomas recurrence and fertility.

Cook Medical Launches Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Division

September 10, 2012 2:56 pm | by BUSINESS WIRE | News | Comments

Cook Medical, a world leader in minimally invasive medical device technology, has launched its new Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) clinical division to bring the benefits of the company’s devices for non-surgical procedures to a new group of physicians and the patients they treat. Recognizing the need for specialized minimally invasive devices in otolaryngology...

Memphis medical device start-up launches new surgical solution for ‘hammertoe’ deformity

September 10, 2012 2:52 pm | by PR NewsChannel | News | Comments

When podiatric surgeon Scott Roman, DPM, of the Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia in Atlanta designed a new device for surgical repair of proximal interphalangeal joint flexion deformity, the often painful condition known as “hammertoe,” a professional associate urged him to contact Patrick Mullaney for assistance in launching the device. After all, Roman needed to stay focused on his thriving practice...

ENTrigue Surgical Announces Sinus Surgery Collaboration with fiagon GmbH

September 6, 2012 2:03 pm | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

ENTrigue Surgical, Inc., a San Antonio, Texas-based company that designs, develops, manufactures and distributes medical devices used for Ear, Nose and Throat surgical procedures, announced today a collaboration agreement with fiagon GmbH, a company based in Berlin, Germany, that develops and manufactures a new generation of intelligent and highly portable navigation systems for ENT...

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Minimally Invasive Surgery is Boosting Outpatient Procedures

August 30, 2012 2:26 pm | by GBI Research | News | Comments

More and more surgical procedures are being performed globally every year, driving the demand for new and improved surgical equipment, states a new report by healthcare experts GBI Research. The new report* shows that this increase in surgical procedures is due to improving healthcare infrastructure in emerging countries...

Future of Healthcare: Could robots replace surgeons?

August 24, 2012 9:12 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Philips Healthcare has become the exclusive distributor of Corindus’ robotic-assisted CorPath 200 system, as on August 22, 2012, Philips announced its agreement with Corindus to distribute the interventional cardiology system in the US. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease and is characterized by the buildup of plaque and narrowing of the coronary arteries. Over time, CAD weakens the heart muscle...

Alphatec Spine Launches New MIS Device, the BridgePoint Spinous Process Fixation System

August 23, 2012 2:12 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIRE | News | Comments

Alphatec Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, announced today that it has launched its newest Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) device, which is called the BridgePoint Spinous Process Fixation System.

In-Vitro Study Data Shows That Wound Dressing With Silver Kills Multidrug-Resistant Organisms

August 13, 2012 1:40 pm | by ConvaTec | News | Comments

ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced in vitro study results showing that a wound dressing containing ionic silver is able to kill several strains of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), commonly referred to as ‘superbugs.’

Improving The Power To Heal May Start With Surgeon's Fingertips

August 10, 2012 11:15 am | News | Comments

The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves. The devices, shown to be capable of responding with high precision to the stresses and strains associated with touch and finger movement...

Covalon to Present FDA Cleared IV ClearT Antimicrobial Silicone Adhesive Dressing at FIME: the Largest International Medical Trade Fair and Congress in the United States

August 8, 2012 8:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Covalon Technologies Ltd., an advanced medical technologies company, today announced that it is presenting its latest breakthrough antimicrobial products, including the recently United States FDA cleared IV ClearT at the 2012 FIME International Medical Expo ("FIME") from August 8 to 10 in Miami Beach, Florida.As a seminar guest speaker, Dr. Val DiTizio, Covalon's Chief Scientific Officer...

Teleflex Medical OEM Receives Patent for High-Strength, Coreless Force Fiber Suture

August 7, 2012 2:01 pm | by Teleflex Medical | News | Comments

Teleflex Medical OEM, a global leader in custom sutures and performance fibers, has been issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a unique high-strength suture. U.S. Patent 8,088,146 addresses a suture that combines a proprietary coreless braid design...

New Service Creates Needed Marketplace for Hospitals to Buy and Sell Excess Inventory

August 7, 2012 11:09 am | by MDLMedical.com | News | Comments

There is a new solution of materials managers dealing with excess inventory. MDLMedical.com is a members-only, on-line exchange that helps hospitals and surgical centers buy and sell unused, new medical devices and implants; purchase needed inventory at market-determined prices and recover some of the costs of their idle surgical inventory.

Misonix Adds 6 Spine Sales Agencies In The U.S.

August 7, 2012 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Misonix, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MSON), a surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical ...

Teleflex Announces Complete Line of Bladeless Access Ports and Closure Products for Laparoscopic Procedures

August 7, 2012 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 7, 2012--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced a full line of Weck ® Access Devices, including a broad offering of Weck Vista ™ bladeless access ports as well as the Weck EFx ™...

Solvay's Ixef PARA Replaces Stainless Steel in Disposable Cardiac Surgical Instruments

August 6, 2012 3:58 pm | News | Comments

Ixef® polyarylamide (PARA) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC, delivers high strength, rigidity, and moldability in new disposable surgical devices manufactured exclusively by Biorep Technologies, Miami, Fla., for Miami Instruments LLC...

Expandable Magnetic Growing Rod Provides New Treatment Option for Progressive Early-Onset Scoliosis

August 6, 2012 3:13 pm | News | Comments

Two young patients with progressive early-onset scoliosis were the first in North America to be offered treatment with an expandable magnetic rod. Their case reports, provided in an article in the August issue of AORN Journal, describe the use of the magnetic growing rod as a new treatment option...

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