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FDA Probes Intuitive Surgical on Complication Rates

March 1, 2013 11:11 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA is looking into complication rates for surgeries using Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci surgical robot, sending a survey to doctors who use the device. New of the probe, first reported by Bloomberg, sent ISRG shares down 11.1% to $509.89 apiece on Wall Street yesterday.

Ahead of the Bell: Intuitive Stock Starts Rebound

March 1, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Intuitive Surgical Inc. rebounded in premarket trading Friday, a day after the stock tumbled following a report that regulators were looking into its robotic surgical system. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company makes da Vinci surgical systems that use robotic arms, cameras and a remote...

Silicone Elastomer Bases for Wider Processing Flexibility

February 28, 2013 9:50 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation for the healthcare industry, announced at MD&M West Dow Corning® QP1 Silicone Elastomers, a new silicone technology for the company’s high consistency rubber (HCR) product line.

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BioElectronics Expands Clinical Research

February 28, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioElectronics Corporation (OTC PINK: BIEL), the maker of consumer medical devices for pain and healing, announces the initiation of a series of new clinical trials. Hernia Study: Dr. Frederik Berrevoetk, Current President of the Belgian Section of Abdominal Wall Surgery at the University...

Premier Healthcare Alliance Doles Out Four New Contracts

February 27, 2013 3:09 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Group purchasing organization Premier Healthcare Alliance awarded 4 new contracts for regional anesthesia, surgical instruments, operating room lights and brooms and instrument containers to a bevy of medical device companies. All of the new deals became available to acute care and continuum care Premier members Feb. 1.

University Hospitals Case Medical Center Presents Study On The Elimination Of Retained Surgical Sponges

February 27, 2013 1:53 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SurgiCount Medical, Inc., the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc., today announced that its market leading retained sponge prevention solution will be featured in a poster presentation by the University Hospitals Case Medical Center at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses 60th Congress.

Mako gets a Wall Street boost as sales soar, losses narrow in 2012

February 27, 2013 11:47 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Surgical devices maker Mako Surgical, maker of the Rios robot-assisted surgery system, posted impressive boosts to its sales during the 4th quarter and full year of 2012. Mako saw increases in sales of its Rios system as well as the adjunct Makoplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty application.

Cardica Updates Enrollment Progress In European Clinical Trial

February 27, 2013 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced that 109 patients have been enrolled in the company's European clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety of its MicroCutter XCHANGET 30 cutting/stapling device in a variety of surgical procedures. Cardica plans to complete enrollment of 160 ...

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CONMED Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

February 27, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share, payable on April 5, 2013 to all shareholders of record as of March 15, 2013. The Board expects that future cash dividends will be paid on a quarterly basis...

NuVasive Announces First Patients in Japan Treated With the XLIF(R) Surgical Technique

February 26, 2013 4:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is proud to announce that the very first eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF®) procedures were performed yesterday and today at two different...

Jury Awards $3.35 Million to Victim of Prolift Vaginal Mesh Injuries

February 25, 2013 2:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

A New Jersey state court jury today awarded $3.35 million to 47-year-old Linda Gross , a woman whose life took a significant turn for the worse in 2006 after she received a Prolift vaginal mesh implant manufactured by Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon unit. Concluding the trial of the first of the 2,100 personal injury cases...

FDA slaps Lumenis recall with Class I status

February 25, 2013 2:27 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA slapped the recall of the Lumenis VersaCut tissue morcellator with Class I status, denoting a device that can cause serious injury or death. Morcellators are used to cut and remove large masses of tissue during laparoscopic procedures. Yokneam, Israel-based Lumenis is pulling the devices due to a labeling problem.

Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute Clinical Trial To Investigate Effectiveness Of Cardiac Surgery Device

February 25, 2013 11:45 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Clinical trial to determine if chest closure device leads to better bone healing following cardiac surgery KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients undergoing open heart procedures such as coronary artery bypass or valve surgery may be...

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Game Ready Introduces First-Ever Cold and Compression System For Traumatic Amputees

February 21, 2013 12:01 pm | by Game Ready | News | Comments

Game Ready has announced the launch of a new line of revolutionary wraps designed specifically for patients with amputated limbs. It is the first-ever cold and compression system available for traumatic amputees, which can be used immediately post-op to help speed up the healing process and reduce pain without use of narcotic medications. 

IMS Announces New Agreement with Quorum Purchasing Advantage

February 21, 2013 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2013--Integrated Medical Systems International, Inc. (IMS) is pleased to announce a new Strategic Service Partner agreement with  Quorum Purchasing Advantage, LLC (QPA .  IMS provides comprehensive OR and Sterile Processing Department solutions that help...

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Instrument Containers

February 21, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2013--The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for instrument containers have been awarded to Aesculap Inc. of Center Valley, Pa.; CareFusion of San Diego, Calif.; Case Medical Inc., a women owned business, of South Hackensack, N.J.;...

MSC Care Management and Game Ready Partner to Launch New Below-The-Knee Wrap for Amputee Patients

February 21, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2013--MSC Care Management, a One Call Care Management (OCCM) company, today announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Game Ready®, the leader in injury treatment and post-operative recovery through active compression and cold...

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Laparoscopic Surgical Instruments

February 20, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for laparoscopic surgical instruments have been awarded to Aesculap Inc. of Center Valley, Pa.; CareFusion of San Diego, Calif.; J. Jamner Surgical Instruments Inc. dba Integra Surgical...

Costlier Robotic Surgery Soars for Hysterectomies

February 19, 2013 4:06 pm | by LINDSEY TANNER - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Robotic surgery is increasingly being used for women's hysterectomies, adding at least $2,000 to the cost without offering much benefit over less high-tech methods, a study found. The technique was used in just 0.5 percent of operations studied in 2007, but that soared to almost 10 percent by...

Cardiovascular Systems Sponsoring Orbital Atherectomy Sessions at iCON 2013

February 19, 2013 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. & SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 19, 2013--Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) (Nasdaq: CSII), announced today it is sponsoring a challenging case presentation featuring its peripheral orbital atherectomy system, and co-hosting an office-based lab presentation and...

Cohera Medical, Inc.@ Raises $17 Million in Series D Round

February 15, 2013 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cohera Medical, Inc.@, a leading innovator and developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, announced today that it has secured $17 million towards Series D financing through private investors. The milestone comes from raising an additional $7.3 million in the Company's latest offering, in addition to the $9.7 million raised in 2012.

Bard to Present at Citi 2013 Global Healthcare Conference

February 14, 2013 4:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2013--C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) today announced that it will present at the Citi 2013 Global Healthcare Conference in New York City on February 27, 2013. Timothy M. Ring, chairman and chief executive officer, will discuss the Company in a presentation...

US Patent Innovations, LLC Completes Plasma Technology Research Agreement with The George Washington University

February 14, 2013 3:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TAKOMA PARK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2013--US Patent Innovations, LLC (USPI), a private biomedical devices company, announced today that it signed a five-year research agreement with The George Washington University of Washington, D.C. (GWU) on February 6, 2013. Under the agreement, USPI...

Invuity Bolsters Executive Team; Adds Industry Veterans in Key Finance and Commercial Roles

February 13, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Invuity, a leading developer of advanced visualization devices for minimally invasive surgery, announced that it has named Michael J. Gandy as Chief Financial Officer and Robert E. Gerberich as Vice President, Sales & Marketing.  Both have more than two decades of experience in the ...

Increasing Surgical Volumes to Boost Use of Tissue Sealants and Topical Haemostats, Says Frost & Sullivan

February 13, 2013 4:19 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LONDON , Feb. 13, 2013 /- The need for quality care, especially for a rapidly ageing population, is a strong driving factor for the tissue sealants and haemostats market in Western Europe . Technologically advanced products that enhance surgical efficiency and patient safety will also boost market prospects. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ( http://www.healt...

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