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Cook Medical Sponsors First Clinical Study to Examine New Endovascular Technique

June 25, 2012 10:30 am | News | Comments

Clinical investigators are for the first time examining the retrograde tibiopedal interventional approach, an endovascular technique that has the potential to reduce the rate of leg amputations by as much as 50 percent in patients with critical limb ischemia...

KCI Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of V.A.C. Therapy for Management of Closed Surgical Incisions

June 15, 2012 5:51 am | News | Comments

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its proprietary Vacuum Assisted Closure, or V.A.C. Therapy System, for the management of closed surgical incisions.

ClearCount Responds to Patient Safety Technologies’ Press Announcement of Patent Legal Action

June 15, 2012 5:33 am | News | Comments

ClearCount Medical Solutions, a leader in patient safety solutions, today issued the following statement regarding Patient Safety Technologies’ June 13th press release announcing the filing of a legal action alleging ClearCount’s infringement of a single patent.

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Tiny Robots Mend Broken Hearts

June 8, 2012 12:35 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Millimeter-scale devices could give surgeons the ability to operate on beating hearts.

Symmetry Surgical Completes Agreement With Japan Surgical Specialty (JSS) Corporation to Distribute Its Leading Brands in Japan

June 7, 2012 7:59 am | News | Comments

Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays, announced today that its subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, has completed an agreement with...

Medtronic Launches Endurant II AAA Stent Graft System in U.S.

June 7, 2012 7:55 am | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the U.S. launch of the Endurant® II AAA Stent Graft System, which recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms through endovascular repair...

Covidien launches new device for colorectal surgery

June 1, 2012 2:32 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Medical device maker Covidien (NYSE: COV) has launched a new stapler to be used in colorectal surgery. The New Haven, Conn. office of the Mansfield-based company developed the Radial Reload device based on its GIA Radial Reload with Tri-Staple technology with the feedback Covidien...

Symmetry Surgical Completes Distribution Agreement With Device Technologies to Drive Expansion in Australia and New Zealand

May 30, 2012 5:47 am | News | Comments

Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays, announced today that its subsidiary Symmetry Surgical, Inc. has completed a distribution agreement...

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First Company to Provide Controlled Tension Relief on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device

May 30, 2012 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

First Company to Provide Controlled Tension Relief on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device--Spiracur Inc., the developer of disposable, non-powered negative pressure wound therapy...

Richard Wolf Medical Instruments introduces groundbreaking 5514 Endocam Performance HD

May 18, 2012 7:13 am | News | Comments

Surgeons using endoscopy to stalk pathology know that sharper views enhance treatments and improve patients' outcomes. But until now, high-definition endocams have been too expensive for many physicians in private offices or ambulatory surgery centers. Richard Wolf...

Devon Medical Products Announces Strategic Alliance with PKUcare BeiYi Pharmaceutical Co. to Distribute U.S.-Made Medical Products in China

May 18, 2012 6:58 am | News | Comments

Devon Medical Products, a global medical device manufacturer and distributor, today announced PKUcare BeiYi Pharmaceutical Co. (PKU) as a strategic distribution partner in the People’s Republic of China. Under the agreement, PKU will distribute...

Xavant launches breakthrough nerve stimulator for surgery

May 18, 2012 6:00 am | News | Comments

Xavant Technology, a medical device company specializing in the development and manufacturing of nerve stimulators, has launched a breakthrough nerve stimulator, the Stimpod NMS450.

New Score Can Tell Surgeons How They Perform on the Da Vinci Robot

May 15, 2012 11:45 am | News | Comments

A first of its kind assessment system has been developed by a team of researchers to more reliably predict whether surgeons are ready to operate on patients using the da Vinci robot. The new technology, called MScore, provides more precise analysis of actual surgical performance...

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Study Shows Robotically Enhanced PCI IS Safe and Feasible for Many Patients

May 14, 2012 5:04 am | News | Comments

A robotic system can safely assist interventional cardiologists in performing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) while significantly reducing the physician's exposure to radiation and improving precision and control, according to results of the PRECISE study...

ActiViews, Inc. Announces First Lung Procedure with CT-Guide Needle Guidance System in the U.S.

May 10, 2012 5:53 am | News | Comments

ActiViews, Inc, a company pioneering the development of simple, accurate, and cost-effective surgical navigation solutions, announced today the first successful procedure in the United States with CT-Guide™ navigation. The procedure was performed by Sebastian Flacke, M.D., Ph.D...

Eliminate Unwanted, Stubborn Belly Fat: Revolutionary CoolSculpting Procedure Receives FDA Clearance to Treat Abdomen Area

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | News | Comments

Welcome relief for millions of men and women dealing with one of the most exercise and diet-resistant problem areas – “belly fat” – as CoolSculpting, developed by ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc., a medical technology company, is now cleared by the U.S. FDA...

Sound Interventions Completes 'First-In-Human' Feasibility Trial of Ultrasound-Based Renal Denervation System For Resistant Hypertension

May 4, 2012 6:04 am | News | Comments

Sound Interventions, Inc. today announced the successful completion of the company's First-In-Human clinical trial to treat resistant hypertension. The study was performed by Dr. Petr Neuzil and a team of cardiologists at Holmolka Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic.

An upside to the European PIP breast implant scandal?

May 4, 2012 5:45 am | News | Comments

Far from scaring patients away from breast enhancement, the scandal over substandard silicone in French breast implants preceded a spike in European sales for at least one U.S. company. Far from chilling the breast aesthetics market, the widespread breast implant recall...

Purdue researcher helps robots 'see' in 3D like humans

May 3, 2012 5:32 am | News | Comments

Zygmunt Pizlo and his research team glide across a parquet dance floor - not in some club for a night on the town, but in his Purdue University Visual Perception Lab as part of critical research for a technology that is ready to be licensed and commercialized.

Theragenics Launches Galt Microslide Pediatric Introducer Line

May 3, 2012 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New Product for Underserved Market Expected to Provide Opportunities for Entire Galt Product Line BUFORD, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2012-- Theragenics Corporation(R) (NYSE: TGX), a medical device company serving the surgical products and prostate cancer treatment markets, today announced...

Surgical Robots Move Beyond Human Limits

May 2, 2012 6:26 am | News | Comments

It’s not science fiction: Patients who need surgery for everything from prostate cancer to sleep apnea today face a strong likelihood that the operating team will include a robot. Quantum International Corp. is working hard to deliver robots capable of surgical precision...

First Patient Treated in U.S. Clinical Study of Cohera Medical’s TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive

May 1, 2012 5:45 am | News | Comments

Cohera Medical, Inc.®, a leading innovator and developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, today announced the treatment of the first patient in a prospective, multicenter, randomized clinical trial for its lead product, TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive in the United States.

DENTSPLY Implants launches ATLANTIS Abutment for the ANKYLOS Implant System in North America

April 25, 2012 5:47 am | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After the recently announced union of DENTSPLY Friadent and Astra Tech Dental into the new company DENTSPLY Implants, DENTSPLY Implants North America announces its first product release with the expansion of the ATLANTIS...

New White Paper Discusses the Precision and Efficiency the BoneScalpel Ultrasonic Bone Cutting System Offers Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Surgeons

April 20, 2012 5:43 am | News | Comments

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), over 320,000 spinal procedures out of some 550,000, or 58%, require some type of bone cutting.1 Traditionally, bone removal in spinal surgeries has been performed by hand instruments or cutting burrs...

Devicor launches new tetherless vacuum-assisted biopsy system

April 19, 2012 9:16 am | News | Comments

Devicor® Medical Products, Inc. (Devicor), announced today the commercial launch of the Mammotome® elite Biopsy System, the only tetherless single insertion, multiple sample, vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) device featuring proprietary TruVac™ vacuum technology.

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