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Analysts Defend Intuitive Surgical as Docs Defend Robot-Assisted Surgery

March 18, 2013 12:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Analysts continue to defend Intuitive Surgical amid a Wall Street nosedive as minimally invasive surgeons react in defense of robot-assisted surgery. Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) gained back a few points on Wall Street today as analysts noted movement among minimally invasive surgeons arising to defend robot-assisted surgery.

Intuitive Falls on OB/GYN Group Comments

March 15, 2013 3:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of robotic surgery system maker Intuitive Surgical Inc. fell Friday after the president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists discouraged the use of robotic systems in hysterectomies. THE SPARK: In a statement published Thursday, Dr. James Breeden said vaginal surgery...

Analysts "surprised" at sudden Intuitive Surgical sell-off

March 14, 2013 4:55 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical shares suffered a sudden sell-off today after the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists released a statement questioning some of the marketed benefits of robot-assisted surgery. ACOG president Dr. James Breeden issued a statement warning that the benefits of robot-assisted surgery may also be achieved through other minimally invasive methods.

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Consumer Information on: ArterX Surgical Sealant - P100030

March 14, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

  This is a brief overview of information related to FDA’s approval to market this product. See the links to the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSED) and product labeling for more complete information on this product, its indications for use, and the basis for FDA’s approval.  

Satiety Inc. Escapes Stomach Stapling Lawsuit

March 13, 2013 5:02 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Satiety Inc. can put a 4-year personal injury lawsuit in its rearview mirror now that the case has been dismissed by a federal judge. The plaintiff, Lucia Burgos, failed to prove that the Palo Alto, Calif.-based medical device company's stomach stapling device violated the protocols of its investigational device exemption from the FDA.

A High-Resolution Endoscope as Thin as a Human Hair

March 13, 2013 3:30 pm | by Andrew Myers, Associate Director of Communications, Stanford University School of Engineering | News | Comments

Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single-fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much-sought-after instruments fourfold over existing designs. The advance could lead to an era of needle-thin, minimally invasive endoscopes able to view features out of reach of today’s instruments.

Simbionix Announces License Agreement for Surgical Videos

March 13, 2013 2:08 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CLEVELAND , March 13, 2013 /- Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of medical simulators and education solutions, is pleased to announce an agreement with Duke University to license surgical videos and other instructional materials. These resources were developed by Duke physicians and they cover the advanced skills and procedures addressed in Phase 2 of...

Hospital Acceptance of Vycor's Patented VBAS Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Device Continues to Accelerate

March 13, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vycor Medical, Inc. ("Vycor") (OTCBB: VYCO), a provider of innovative and superior surgical and therapeutic solutions, announced that it continues to experience an increase in the number of hospitals where its patented ViewSite™ Brain Access System® ("VBAS") device has been approved for use....

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CONMED Corporation to Present at the 2013 Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference

March 13, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD), a medical technology company specializing in medical devices for orthopedic and general surgery markets, announced today that the Company will participate in the 2013 Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at...

With a Strong IP Portfolio and an Innovative Technology Platform Applicable to MISS Procedures, NLT SPINE Sets the Stage for Commercialization and Opens U.S. Office

March 12, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KFAR SABA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2013--NLT SPINE, a developer of products for spine procedures that are performed through a small incision, officially opened a subsidiary in the U.S. to support the commercialization of its advanced technology platform. NLT SPINE has developed the...

Halt Medical Announces The First Commercial Use Of the Acessa™ System

March 12, 2013 3:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LIVERMORE, Calif., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Halt Medical, Inc. announced that Dr. Jay M. Berman, M.D., FACOG, has performed the first commercial Acessa Procedure in the United States. The procedure is used for the treatment of uterine fibroids. Dr. Berman performed the procedure at...

SurgiCount Medical Announces The Appointment Of Michael Roux As Vice President of Product Management

March 11, 2013 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SurgiCount Medical, Inc., the wholly owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:PSTX), today announced that Michael Roux has joined the Company in the position of Vice President of Product Management.  Mr. Roux will oversee the development and management of ...

Mazor Robotics to Present at Barclays Global Healthcare Conference

March 11, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 11, 2013--Mazor Robotics Ltd. (TASE:MZOR), the developer of Renaissance™, an innovative surgical guidance system and its complementary products, today announced that Ori Hadomi, Mazor Robotics’ Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Barclays Global...

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Abbott's Minimally Invasive MitraClip® System for Mitral Regurgitation Demonstrates Positive Clinical and Quality-of-Life Results for Patients Too High Risk for Surgery

March 10, 2013 11:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced data from the EVEREST II (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) High Surgical Risk cohort evaluating the company's first-in-class catheter-based MitraClip® System for the treatment of mitral...

Mazor Robotics Receives First Renaissance System Order From Australian Distribution Partner LifeHealthcare

March 10, 2013 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 10, 2013--Mazor Robotics Ltd. (TASE:MZOR), the developer of Renaissance™, an innovative surgical guidance system and its complementary products, today announced that LifeHealthcare, the Company’s distribution and marketing partner in Australia, has ordered...

Hernia: Covidien's Biologic Mesh Product Hits a Wall

March 8, 2013 11:23 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Covidien's biologic hernia mesh product has hit a "brick wall," according to CFO Charles Dockendorff, but does that mean the company is looking to move on from the product it dropped more than $80 million to acquire? Dockendorff, responding to a question from CitiGroup analyst Matthew Dodds at the investment bank's recent investor's conference...

Breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence-Based Robotics Neurosurgery

March 7, 2013 2:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Imaging and robotic technologies have the potential to help neurosurgeons perform precise, fast and more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery, identification of cancer type, grade and tumor margins and help them navigate through the brain, according to Akash Singh , PhD. Akash Singh , PhD, performs his scientific...

Portfolio of Medical Devices Receives Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

March 6, 2013 3:08 pm | by Cone Communications | News | Comments

Nikolai Begg grew up in a box of LEGO bricks and hasn't stopped tinkering since. Today he is an accomplished inventor with a portfolio of novel medical devices. Begg is the recipient of the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his inventions that are making surgical procedures less invasive.

New Opportunities for 3D Technology in Medicine

March 6, 2013 3:05 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Until now, physicians have largely been skeptical of the advantages of 3D technology. But this may be about to change: the findings of a new study show that even experienced surgeons stand to benefit from the third dimension.

Hospital for Special Surgery Taps Accelarad for Medical Image Sharing

March 5, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 5, 2013--Accelarad, a leading provider of secure, cloud-based medical imaging solutions, and creators of SeeMyRadiology.com, announced today that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has selected Accelarad’s medical imaging solution to improve medical image sharing and...

Misonix BoneScalpelT Highlighted In New Clinical Paper Aimed At Face And Jaw Surgery

March 5, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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

Are Surgical Robots Worth It?

March 1, 2013 4:47 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The FDA looks into the safety of the da Vinci system in light of increased adverse incidents.Surgical robots allow surgeons to perform a variety of less invasive operations because their miniaturized instruments can work through small incisions in the body and are more dexterous than traditional laparoscopic tools (see “The Slow Rise of the Robot Surgeon”). 

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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