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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....

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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.

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 ...

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...

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