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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.

Aptus Endosystems, Inc. Receives U.S. FDA Clearance For EndoStapling System

November 23, 2011 6:47 am | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aptus Endosystems, Inc., a medical device company developing advanced technology for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), announced today that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Aptus EndoStapling System...

IsoRay Receives Final Regulatory Approval for GliaSite Brain Cancer Treatment

November 23, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

RICHLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IsoRay, Inc. (Amex: ISR) announced today it has received final approval from the State of Washington Department of Health to manufacture its GliaSite® radiation therapy system, a balloon catheter device used in the treatment of brain cancer.

NDS Surgical Imaging Receives Health Canada Approval for ZeroWire® Wireless HD Video Solution

November 17, 2011 5:28 am | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) today announced it received Health Canada approval for its ZeroWire® wireless surgical video technology. Utilizing the ultra-wideband (UWB) frequency spectrum to minimize interference, ZeroWire delivers full high-definition video...

Australian medical technologies to scope the European market

November 14, 2011 4:46 am | News | Comments

A wearable, discreet cardiovascular vital signs monitor developed at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and a portable device for diagnosing the severity of whiplash from The University of Queensland (UQ) are among more than 25 cutting edge medical innovations that leading university research commercialisation...

Plasma Surgical Introduces the New PlasmaJet® Ultra at Annual AAGL meeting

November 10, 2011 5:47 am | News | Comments

ROSWELL, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plasma Surgical announced today the introduction of its PlasmaJet® Ultra System for hemostatic cutting and coagulation during this week's 40th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology sponsored by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists...

XDx Announces Highmark's Coverage of AlloMap® for Monitoring Heart Transplant Rejection

November 9, 2011 4:41 am | News | Comments

BRISBANE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high value non-invasive diagnostic tests to monitor immune-mediated conditions, today announced that Highmark...

Getinge Group: Getinge finalizes the acquisition of Atrium Medical Inc. and changes the date of its AGM

November 8, 2011 5:04 am | News | Comments

Getinge has been granted the approval of US anti-trust authority FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to go ahead with the acquisition of Atrium Medical Inc. The acquisition was finalized on 4 November, 2011, and will be consolidated in Getinge's accounts as of 1 November this year.

IntraPace Introduces New Lead For abiliti® System Resulting in Reduced Procedure Time

November 8, 2011 5:01 am | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntraPace, Inc. announced today that it has received CE Mark for the LGL102, a new gastric stimulation/food sensing lead designed to work with the innovative abiliti® system, an implantable weight loss management system.

Medtronic CoreValve® System Gains CE Mark for New Direct Aortic Approach to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

November 8, 2011 4:54 am | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the Medtronic CoreValve® System to be delivered using direct aortic access. The Medtronic CoreValve System is now the only transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system...

Ethicon-Endo Surgery Completes Acquisition of SterilMed

November 7, 2011 5:33 am | News | Comments

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES), a global leader in the development of innovative medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures, today announced the closing of the transaction to acquire SterilMed, Inc. (SterilMed), a leader in the...

First Comprehensive Study on How Physicians Use Digital Sources to Find Medical Device Information Now Available

November 4, 2011 6:33 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, announced today that it will be marketing the Manhattan Research product Digital MedTech Physicianâ„¢, the first data-intense study of how physicians use digital channels...

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