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Kips Bay Medical Announces the First U.S. Implant in the eMESH I Clinical Feasibility Trial

February 5, 2013 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--Manny Villafaña, Chairman and CEO of Kips Bay Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:KIPS) announced that on February 5, 2013, the first U.S. patient was implanted with the eSVS ® Mesh at the Northeast Georgia Heart Center in Gainesville, Georgia. This implant was...

FDA Clears Sculptor Robotic Guidance Arm for Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Surgery

February 5, 2013 12:11 pm | by Stanmore Implants | News | Comments

Stanmore Implants, specialists in the design and manufacture of patient specific and modular orthopedic implants, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its Sculptor Robotic Guidance Arm™ for precision implant placement in unicompartmental knee surgery, also known as partial knee resurfacing.

Teleflex Signs New Agreement with Novation for Weck Vista™ Access Line

February 5, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced it has been awarded a new three-year agreement with Novation for its line of Weck Vista Access products. The agreement is...

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Hologic Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Operating Results

February 4, 2013 4:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced its results for the first fiscal quarter...

Penumbra Inc. Launches 5MAX DDC™ and 4MAX DDC™ Distal Delivery Catheters

February 4, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Penumbra 5MAX DDC and 4MAX DDC distal delivery catheters are new devices designed to simplify delivery of a wide variety of endovascular therapies to the brain. The DDC family delivers exceptional distal delivery capability via a novel advanced polymer and nitinol coil reinforcement design at the distal tip to enable easy tracking through tortuous vessels.

Novel Absorbable Scaffold for Breakthrough Surgical Applications

January 31, 2013 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Biomedical Structures, LLC (BMS), a designer, developer and manufacturer of biomedical textiles for medical devices and other advanced clinical applications, announced its BIOFELT® absorbable scaffold for implant devices...

Surgeons may use hand gestures to manipulate MRI images in OR

January 11, 2013 11:53 am | News | Comments

Doctors may soon be using a system in the operating room that recognizes hand gestures as commands to tell a computer to browse and display medical images of the patient during a surgery. Surgeons routinely need to review medical images and records during surgery, but stepping away from the operating table...

New Tool to Help Brain Surgeons, One Step Closer to Operating Room

January 10, 2013 9:44 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A new tool that could allow for faster, more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery successfully identified the cancer type, grade and tumor margins in five brain surgery patients, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study.

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Biocompatibility and Performance of Medical Devices

January 2, 2013 2:19 pm | Events

Join us for a rare gathering of international thought leaders sharing insights on crucial topics affecting our industries today. This comprehensive symposium is based on the definitive new publication “Biocompatibility and Performance of Medical Devices” assembled by ANSM expert Dr. Jean-Pierre Boutrand.

Precision Molded Medical Components and Assemblies

December 20, 2012 10:43 am | Minnesota Rubber & Plastics | Product Releases | Comments

Medical equipment manufacturers seeking a qualified manufacturing partner will find this brochure particularly useful. It details Minnesota Rubber and Plastics’ 65 years of experience in the medical components...

Merit Medical Announces 510(k) Clearance for the ONE Snare System

December 10, 2012 11:43 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the ONE Snare(TM) Endovascular Snare System.

Surgical Innovations partners Universities to optimise design and manufacture of medical devices

December 10, 2012 11:21 am | by Surgical Innovations | News | Comments

Surgical Innovations (SI) – designer and manufacturer of creative solutions for minimally invasive (‘keyhole’) surgery – has successfully completed two Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) collaborations with both the University of Leeds and the University of Bradford, to optimise their range of laparoscopic surgery devices.

Suture Express Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Cardinal Health and Owens & Minor

December 6, 2012 11:47 am | by Suture Express | News | Comments

Suture Express, the leading specialty distributor of suture, endomechanical and related surgical products, has filed an antitrust lawsuit in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Kansas against Cardinal Health and Owens & Minor, both broad-based wholesale distributors of medical and surgical supplies.

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OMTEC 2013

November 29, 2012 12:03 pm | Events

The Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference (OMTEC), was the first event of its kind and remains the predominant choice in the education of orthopaedic device company professionals. Now in its 9th year, the mission of OMTEC remains the same...

Teenage Gamers Are Better At Virtual Surgery Than MDs

November 29, 2012 11:10 am | by PopSci | News | Comments

A lot of people see videogames as the archetypal time-waster. That's silly, and there have been a lot of studies that show why. The latest? Researchers have found that high school- and college-age gamers are better virtual surgeons than medical residents.  

Medica and Compamed 2012 Reflect Status of Medical Market

November 27, 2012 9:50 am | News | Comments

The recent staging of MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, and the concurrently held COMPAMED 2012, International Trade Fair – High tech solutions for medical technology, in Düsseldorf, Germany reflected the demand for medical technology and products with stable attendance figures: 130,600 visitors from 120 countries...

Hernia Repair Fueled by Demand, Innovative Bio-Fabrics

November 8, 2012 11:35 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Increased incidence of hernia and a need for better repair materials is driving the $3.5 billion hernia repair market, according to Kalorama Information. The market consists of products such as mesh materials, devices including fixation, equipment such as endoscopes, and instruments such as hand tools, according to the healthcare market research publisher.

Depuy Synthes Spine Launches New Image Guided Instrumentation for Viper® 2 and Expedium® Spine Systems at NASS

October 26, 2012 9:40 am | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine announced new image guided instrumentation for two of its leading spine systems and has entered into a new partnership agreement with Brainlab, enabling both companies to offer integrated surgical navigation and imaging solutions.

AngioDynamics to Acquire Vortex Medical

October 8, 2012 4:28 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIRE | News | Comments

AngioDynamics, a leading provider of innovative minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the outstanding capital stock of Vortex Medical Inc., a privately-held company focused on the development of innovative medical devices...

Groundbreaking U.S. Patent Allowed to Surgical Theater

October 8, 2012 3:07 pm | by Surgical Theater | News | Comments

Cleveland-based startup, Surgical Theater, LLC, announced today the allowance of a United States patent that covers transforming any given patient’s own static CT and MR images into a realistic, interactive, 3D computer-based model of that patient. The premier neurosurgery imaging platform, known as the Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform...

Cook Medical Launches Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent in Canada

October 8, 2012 2:48 pm | by Cook Medical | News | Comments

Following Health Canada approval, Cook Medical made the Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent available to physicians across Canada at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery. Designed to restore blood flow in obstructed iliofemoral veins, Zilver Vena provides physicians with a tool designed specifically for stenting obstructed iliofemoral veins.

Study Finds 78% Drop in Surgical Site Infection with Aquacel Ag Surgical Cover Dressing

October 3, 2012 2:18 pm | by ConvaTec | News | Comments

A new study looking at infections following joint replacement surgery finds a 78 percent decrease in joint infections when AQUACEL® Ag SURGICAL cover dressing was used. The results were presented at a ConvaTec-sponsored webcast on the global impact of deadly wound infections and the need to reduce the risk to patients last week in Washington, DC.

Medical Device Firm Innovative Trauma Care Receives License for Commercial Sale of ITClamp Hemorrhage Control System in Canada

September 27, 2012 3:17 pm | by Innovative Trauma Care | News | Comments

Innovative Trauma Care (ITC), an early-stage medical device firm focused on developing point of injury solutions for trauma, first responder and military medicine applications, has received regulatory approval from Health Canada for commercial sale of its first product, the ITClampTM Hemorrhage Control System in Canada. The product will be available in the fourth quarter of 2012 for Canadian medical professionals.

Depuy Mitek Launches Endurance Hip Solutions

September 27, 2012 3:14 pm | by DePuy Mitek | News | Comments

DePuy Mitek, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of orthopaedic sports medicine products and soft tissue repair devices, announced the launch of ENDURANCE Hip Solutions, a new system of instruments and devices that marks the company’s entry into the rapidly growing field of hip arthroscopy.

The Next Direction for Surgical Robotics

September 20, 2012 3:28 pm | by Kasey Panetta | Articles | Comments

The world of medical technology has always been a rapidly changing and evolving field. Solutions for long plaguing problems, like reducing human error by using more robotics, begat more problems like an increase in mechanical failure during procedures. Plus, throw in rapidly aging baby boomers, an increase in global population, and a surge in demand for specialized doctors and the problems grow exponentially.

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