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Solvay's Radel PPSU Replaces Acetal in Quick Coupling for Surgical Sterilization Unit

February 2, 2012 4:51 am | News | Comments

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – LinkTech Quick Couplings, a leading global supplier of quick couplings and valves based in Ventura, Calif., has expanded its product line, offering a new quick coupling made of Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC...

Emory University Study Reveals Silicone Breast Implant Device Significantly Reduces Contamination

February 2, 2012 4:46 am | News | Comments

STUART, Fla./PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Aesthetic Surgery Journal published an article by Emory University researchers on an FDA Class 1 device used in the delivery of silicone gel implants. Researchers found the Keller Funnel™ developed by Stuart, Florida based Keller Medical Inc...

Baxter Announces FDA Approval of Expanded Indication for TISSEEL [Fibrin Sealant] for General Hemostasis in Surgery

January 31, 2012 5:53 am | News | Comments

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter International Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TISSEEL [Fibrin Sealant] to include general hemostasis in surgery when control of bleeding by standard surgical techniques is ineffective or impractical.

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Concept Group's Shaped Vacuum Protects Patients During Cryosurgery

January 30, 2012 5:59 am | News | Comments

WEST BERLIN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Surgeons have long known that extreme cold temperature can destroy tumors and other unhealthy tissue. Ideally, such cold would be delivered by cryosurgical probe, to avoid the need for major invasive surgery. But how could surgeons maneuver...

Medtronic Launches New Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Products Through Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Miami Instruments

January 30, 2012 5:50 am | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Miami Instruments, LLC – a company focused on the design of innovative surgical instruments for minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) procedures...

UF cardiologists, surgeons team up to offer life-extending procedure

January 27, 2012 4:35 am | News | Comments

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - For patients who have severe narrowing of the aortic valve, a condition known as aortic stenosis, standard treatment is surgical replacement of the damaged valve. But advanced age or medical problems such as lung disease prevent many of those patients from...

Atlanta Medical Center Selects RF Detection Technology for the Prevention of Retained Surgical Items

January 25, 2012 4:57 am | News | Comments

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RF Surgical Systems, Inc., the market leader in retained surgical item (RSI) detection, today announced that Atlanta Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center based in Atlanta, Ga., has selected the RF Assureâ„¢ Detection System for use...

Cook Medical Renews Contract with Premier Healthcare Alliance, Extends Pricing Agreements on Specialty Urology Products for More than 2,500 U.S. Hospitals

January 24, 2012 5:18 am | News | Comments

Bloomington, Ind. – Hospitals around the country have three more years of access to a specialty urology agreement with an extensive line of specialty urology products at special pricing after Cook Medical and the Premier healthcare alliance renewed their contract to provide Cook's urology products...

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Appeals Court Will Consider Patent Infringement Case En Banc

January 24, 2012 4:53 am | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc., announced today that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) will rehear en banc HemCon's appeal of the patent infringement case brought by Marine Polymer Technologies, Inc.

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...

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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...

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