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Florida Hospital Carrollwood Purchases Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance System

April 2, 2012 5:30 am | News | Comments

CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mazor Robotics Ltd, the leader in innovative surgical robots and complementary products for spine surgery, today announced that Florida Hospital Carrollwood, a 120-bed community hospital in Tampa, FL, has purchased a Renaissance™ system.

US Medical Innovations, LLC Announces the First Worldwide Clinical Application of the Canady Vieira Hybrid Plasma Scalpel

March 23, 2012 10:40 am | News | Comments

TAKOMA PARK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Medical Innovations, LLC announces the first clinical applications of the Canady Vieira Hybrid Plasma Scalpel. On December 9, 2011 the FDA issued a 510K premarket notification of the Canady Vieira Hybrid Plasma Scalpel.

Prepare for Tough Times in the US, Heart Surgery Device Suppliers are Told

March 22, 2012 7:10 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK (GBI Research) - Cardiovascular surgery device suppliers must prepare for tough times ahead in America, according to a new report by business intelligence expert GBI Research. The new report states that instances of cardiac surgery will fall in the US, which represents the largest national market for this treatment...


BSD Medical Sells MicroThermX Microwave Ablation System to Appleton Medical Services

March 9, 2012 5:10 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 continues an aggressive rollout of its successful MicroThermX® Microwave Ablation System equipment rental program throughout the U.S.

Preventing Protein Build Up on In-Vivo Devices and Biosensors

March 5, 2012 11:32 am | by John Marugg, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Biosensors are critical components of diagnostic devices. They are tiny, integrated circuit chips that transmit readings from within the body to an external component that displays data for physicians and patients. Biosensors have many applications including important roles in continuous glucose monitors, sensors that monitor cell health, and magnetic sensors associated with microlabels and microfluidic cartridges, just to name a few. A big obstacle facing biosensors that are implanted into the body is longevity.

Halt Medical, Inc. Closes on First $20 Million of a $50 Million Financing

February 22, 2012 4:52 am | News | Comments

Livermore, CA. Halt Medical, Inc. announced today that it has closed on the first $20 million of a planned $50 million debt and equity financing. “Leading the financing with the first $20 million is our long term investment partner American Capital Strategies (ACAS). American Capital's financial resources...

MEDICREA's PASS MIS: FDA Approval and First Surgery in the US

February 9, 2012 5:18 am | News | Comments

LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The MEDICREA group, a medical company specialized in the development of innovative surgical technologies for the treatment of spinal pathologies, today announced the approval by the FDA of the PASS MIS system and the first PASS MIS surgery...

AIMIS Joins Endoscopy Leader in Program to Facilitate Conversion of Open Surgeries to Laparoscopic Procedures

February 9, 2012 5:15 am | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS) announced that it is working with KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., a leader in endoscopy and operating room integration solutions, on a program to apply advanced remote presence technology...


High Flex Silicone Cables for Surgical Robotics

February 8, 2012 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil’s highly flexible & durable flat silicone cables are designed for use on Surgical Robotic Systems that require absolute reliability in routine and life-critical procedures. Cicoil’s proprietary silicone cable...

Health Canada Issues Medical Device License to Baxano for iO-Flex System

February 8, 2012 5:46 am | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxano, Inc., a Silicon Valley based medical device company and manufacturer of the iO-Flex® System for spinal decompression surgery, announced today that it has received a medical device license (license # 88060) from Health Canada permitting...

Sensable Customers Showcase Touch-Enabled Surgical, Medical Simulation and Robotics Innovations at MMVR Conference

February 8, 2012 5:21 am | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sensable's customers will feature prominently at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) Conference in Newport Beach, California beginning tomorrow, where they will showcase innovative haptically-enabled surgical, medical simulation...

Invuity Launches Advanced Visualization System for Spinal Surgeries

February 7, 2012 5:50 am | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/PRNewswire/ -- Invuity, a leading developer of state-of-the-art surgical visualization technology, today debuted its illuminated Eigrâ„¢ Taylor Retractor System at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting (Feb. 7-10) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Robotic-Assisted PCI Procedures Using Corpath 200 System Will Be Discussed During CRT2012 Conference

February 7, 2012 5:08 am | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass. – Corindus Vascular Robotics, a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced that Giora Weisz, M.D., Director of Clinical Cardiovascular Research at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center...


Olive Medical Launches Affordable True HD Surgical Camera System

February 3, 2012 5:05 am | News | Comments

Salt Lake City, UT – Olive Medical Corporation of Salt Lake City, UT officially unveiled the industry's first surgical camera system to provide world-class surgical imaging at a fraction of the price of today's leading MIS HD camera systems. Using a combination of superior technology...

Bovie Medical Corporation Receives 510 K Clearances to Market Patented J-Plasma Technology

February 2, 2012 5:33 am | News | Comments

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bovie Medical Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of electrosurgical products, today announced that the Company received 510k clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its J-Plasmaâ„¢ handpiece...

Haldor Advanced Technologies Commercially Introduces the New ORLocate Surgical Instrument Tracking System to North America

February 2, 2012 5:15 am | News | Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Haldor Advanced Technologies announced today the commercial launch in North America of its ORLocateâ„¢ surgical instrument tracking and asset management system. ORLocateâ„¢ is the first commercially available system that uses...

NLT SPINE Receives 510(k) Clearance for Its Lumbar Interbody Fusion Device, PROW FUSION

February 2, 2012 5:10 am | News | Comments

KFAR SABA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NLT SPINE, a developer of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) products, today announced that its PROW FUSIONâ„¢ device received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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.

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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