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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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Invuity Introduces Advanced Illuminated Surgical Devices for Spinal Procedures

November 2, 2011 4:18 am | News | Comments

CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Invuity, a leading developer of state-of-the-art illuminated surgical technology, today announced that it will introduce a new line of surgical devices that provide surgeons enhanced visibility during spinal surgeries.

Stratatech Awarded $4.6-Million Clinical Trial Grant for ExpressGraftâ„¢ Antimicrobial Skin Substitute

November 1, 2011 8:46 pm | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stratatech Corp., a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced that the company has been awarded a $4.6-million grant by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to support the first human clinical trial of Stratatech's ExpressGraftâ„¢ antimicrobial skin substitute.

ROX Medical Announces First Clinical Use of the ROX FLO2W Procedure for the Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Resistant Hypertension Patients

November 1, 2011 8:42 pm | News | Comments

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ROX Medical, Inc., a world leader in the development of unique minimally invasive medical devices for the treatment of advanced COPD and resistant hypertension, today announced the first clinical use of the ROX CO2UPLERTM at the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel...

Lighthouse Imaging Announces Patent for Endolume Endoscopic Test Device

October 28, 2011 7:53 am | News | Comments

PORTLAND, MAINE -- Lighthouse Imaging Corporation ( http://www.lighthouseoptics.com ) announces that a key element of its Endolume testing device has been issued Patent #8040496 from the US Patent and Trademark Office. Endolume is a portable handheld device...

Stealth Therapeutics' Invisiportâ„¢ Implantable Arm Port Receives FDA Clearance

October 27, 2011 11:53 am | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stealth Therapeutics Inc. announced today that the company has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Invisiportâ„¢ product. The Invisiport offers a less invasive, patient-friendly alternative to traditional chest ports...

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Covidien Launches World's First Non-Absorbable, Uni-Directional Knotless Suture

October 26, 2011 5:54 am | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the launch of the first non-absorbable, uni-directional barbed suture, part of its family of V-Locâ„¢ wound closure devices.

Companies & Markets: Global Spinal Surgery Devices Market Forecast to Reach USD 12.6 Billion in 2017

October 25, 2011 11:17 am | News | Comments

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spinal Surgery Devices Market to 2017 - Motion Preserving Spinal Non-Fusion Procedures to Drive Long Term Growth. The global market for medical spinal surgery devices is forecast to reach $12.6 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 10%.

Companies & Markets: China to be the Fastest Growing Endoscopy Devices Market Among Emerging Economies

October 25, 2011 11:02 am | News | Comments

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Endoscopy Devices Market in Emerging Economies (India, China, Brazil) - Growing Investments in Hospitals to be the Major Growth Driver. The endoscopy devices market in the emerging economies of China, India and Brazil grew at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4%, 3% and 3%.

Microline Surgical Announces Merger with Starion Instruments

October 25, 2011 10:59 am | News | Comments

BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Microline Surgical, a leading manufacturer of reposable instruments for minimally invasive surgery, today announced that it has completed the merger of Starion Instrumentsâ„¢ Corp, a developer of surgical technology for sealing and dividing soft tissue.

'Extreme EVAR and TEVAR' a Hot Topic at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) 2012

October 25, 2011 7:27 am | News | Comments

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 25, 2011 -- Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) take center stage at the upcoming 24th Annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET), which brings together...

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Teleflex Introduces the ArrowADVANTAGE5 â„¢ Pressure-Injectable PICC

October 25, 2011 6:14 am | News | Comments

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) today announced the launch of the ArrowADVANTAGE5 pressure-injectable peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). ArrowADVANTAGE5 provides features clinicians have come to expect in a PICC, plus five unique advantages.

Neurosurgical and Neurovascular Device Market to Grow at Six Percent Per Year

October 25, 2011 6:01 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the market for the specialized devices used for neurosurgical and neurovascular treatments will grow to $240 million by 2016...

Increased Durability, Safety and Effectiveness of Endovascular Prosthesis to Be Main Focus Adopted by Companies

October 24, 2011 11:29 am | by Prasanna Vadhana Kannan | Articles | Comments

Endovascular surgery, a form of minimally invasive surgery, is designed to access regions of the body through the major blood vessels. The basic technique involves the introduction of a catheter percutaneously (or through the skin) into a large blood vessel either through the femoral artery or vein found near the groin. The catheter is injected with a radio-opaque dye that can be seen on an X-ray or fluoroscopy imaging device. As the dye travels through the circulation, the real-time images seen by the radiologists assist in the diagnosis of diseases. Developments of intravascular balloons, stents and coils have allowed new therapies to evolve as alternatives to the traditional open surgeries.

Invuity Introduces Advanced Illuminated Surgical System for Breast Procedures

October 24, 2011 6:44 am | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Invuity, a leading developer of state-of-the-art illuminated surgical technology, today introduced its illuminated breast retractor system at the American College of Surgeons' 97th Annual Clinical Congress...

Common Genetic Variants Associated with Development of High-risk Neuroblastoma, Poorer Treatment Outcomes

September 20, 2011 9:41 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Tweet •    African ancestry linked to increased rates of high-risk disease.•    Variants may be found in patients of any ethnic makeup. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Patients with a high degree of African ancestry had a greater incidence of high-risk...

Misonix Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Fiscal 2011 Financial Results

September 20, 2011 9:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2011 /- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON ), a medical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, and other surgical and...

AACR Awards 23 Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

September 20, 2011 7:40 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Association for Cancer Research is awarding 23 Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held Sept. 18-21, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The award, now in its 26th year, is...

FDA Approved, Non-Invasive Laser Is A Success in Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain Treatment

September 19, 2011 11:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Sept. 19, 2011 /- Laser Med Center , which specializes in treating Trigeminal Neuralgia, has received an FDA approval for its revolutionary laser device. This is a non-invasive alternative to surgery, which treats pain through nerve tissue regeneration. Trigeminal...

Hologic Launches Automated Cervical Cancer Screening Solutions at IPV Meeting in Berlin

September 16, 2011 2:40 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 16, 2011 /- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, will focus on two...

Trust Your Derm: The JUVA Skin & Laser Center Advises Patients To Seek Board Certified Dermatologists and AAAHC Accredited Facilities For Safe Cosmetic Procedures

September 16, 2011 2:40 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2011 /- Choosing the right doctor when opting for cosmetic procedures can be a confusing process.  Referrals from peers and subsequent costs often become determining factors rather than the physician's experience and results.  Patients need to be educated...

Solos Endoscopy Reports 32% Increase in Breast Endoscopy Sales

September 15, 2011 9:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOSTON, Sept. 15, 2011 /- Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (OTCPK: SNDY) is pleased to announce that the Company has shown a 32% increase in Breast Endoscopy sales for the period of June through August 2011 as compared to the prior year.  Management recently reported an increase in demand for...

Portrait Plasma Skin Regeneration Resurfaces at Prestigious Symposium

September 14, 2011 8:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NYACK, N.Y. and SWANSEA, Wales, Sept. 14, 2011 /- At the historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, Portrait Plasma Skin Regeneration returned as a technology discussed at the advanced symposium, Controversies & Conversations in Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, directed by Drs....

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