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New Anspach High Speed Drill System Debuts at AANS Annual Meeting

April 9, 2014 10:46 am | by DePuy Synthes Power Tools | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Power Tools* announced the global launch of the Anspach EG1 High Speed Electric System, a next generation high-speed electric drill with multiple attachments and accessories, designed for use in neurosurgery, otology and spinal...

Medicare Database Reveals Top-Paid Doctors

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren, Associated Press | News | Comments

Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million. Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a...

Photos of the Day: Growing Body Parts

April 8, 2014 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears, and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

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UK Scientists Make Body Parts in Lab

April 8, 2014 11:45 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

Corindus Vascular Robotics to Present at Design of Medical Device Conference

April 8, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Corindus Vascular Robotics, a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced that Tal Wenderow, Co-founder and EVP of Product & Business Development of Corindus, will present at the upcoming Design of Medical Device...

First MAGEC Surgery in the United States Completed

April 8, 2014 7:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ellipse Technologies, Inc., a global medical device company, announced today that for the first time since gaining FDA 510(k) Clearance, the MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) Spinal Bracing and Distraction System was successfully implanted...

Future of Neurosurgery Emerging with Steady Adoption of New Technology

April 7, 2014 11:48 am | by NICO Co. | News | Comments

Indianapolis medical device maker NICO Corporation has witnessed steady adoption of its BrainPath technology with more than 130 neurosurgeons CME trained and nearly 40 institutions fully operational with the new integrated systems approach...

Addressing Unmet Need for Real Innovation in Orthopedics

April 7, 2014 11:19 am | by Martha Shadan, President/CEO, Rotation Medical | Blogs | Comments

Of all the musculoskeletal conditions that affect both professional and weekend athletes, complete tears of the rotator cuff tendon(s) remain one of the most significant therapeutic challenges to the orthopedic surgeon. Rotator cuff tears...

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Innovative Luneray Catheters and Organ-Preserving Approach Result in Radically Less Invasive Bladder Cancer Treatment

April 7, 2014 10:43 am | by Elekta | News | Comments

Physicians at Arnhem Radiotherapy Institute (ARTI) and Rijnstate Hospital have dramatically transformed brachytherapy to treat bladder cancer. By employing new sophisticated Luneray™ brachytherapy catheters by Nucletron, an Elekta company...

'IN.PACT Admiral' Drug-Coated Balloon from Medtronic Outperforms Standard Angioplasty

April 7, 2014 10:34 am | by Medtronic Inc. | News | Comments

Patients with peripheral artery disease in the upper leg experienced significantly better outcomes at 12 months after treatment with the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon from Medtronic, Inc. than with standard balloon angioplasty, according to a landmark...

5 Takeaways from Conversations with Leading Providers at HIMSS

April 4, 2014 12:36 pm | by Lindsay Sanchez, Citrix | Blogs | Comments

The HIMSS conference attracted 38,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors this year; an indication of the role HIT is predicted to play in healthcare transformation. However, the breadth of technologies displayed made you wonder how providers...

Transvaginal Mesh Patient Awarded $1.2 Million in Ethicon Mesh Lawsuit, Announces Baron and Budd

April 4, 2014 11:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dallas jury found transvaginal mesh manufacturer Ethicon and its parent company Johnson & Johnson liable for defects associated with the company’s TVT-O transvaginal mesh sling. The mesh patient, Linda Batiste, was awarded $1.2 million...

FDA Clearance for the First Suture-Like Mesh Fixation System for Hernia Repair

April 4, 2014 10:46 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Via Surgical Ltd., a leading developer of hernia mesh fixation technologies, today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to commercialize FasTouch. FasTouch fixation system is intended for fixation of prosthetic material to...

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Camino Flex Ventricular Catheter Receives FDA Clearance for Use with MRI Scans

April 4, 2014 10:08 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation today announced that the Camino(R) Flex Ventricular Catheter has received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Camino...

Ophthalmology Diagnostics and Surgical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 40.38 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

April 4, 2014 8:45 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Ophthalmology Diagnostics and Surgical Devices Market (Optical Coherence Tomography, Echography, Corneal Topographers, Specular Microscopes, Cataract, Refractive...

Edwards Intuity Elite Valve System Receives CE Mark

April 4, 2014 3:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced it has received CE Mark for the advanced Edwards Intuity Elite valve system. This next-generation, rapid deployment...

Research Studies Highlight Advantages and Potential of Computer-Guided Spinal Surgery

April 3, 2014 11:37 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

In a series of research studies, Cedars-Sinai spinal surgeons show that a new method of computer-guided spine surgery is beneficial for spinal reconstruction and for treating complex tumors and degenerative spine problems, resulting in fewer...

Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System to Be Featured at 36th Annual Charing Cross International Symposium

April 3, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in Intravascular Robotics, today announced it will exhibit its Magellan™ Robotic System at the 36th Annual Charing Cross International Symposium (CX 2014) from April 5 - 8 at Grand Hall Olympia in London...

Sprinting at Startup Speeds

April 2, 2014 2:58 pm | by Katie Wylie, Boston Device Development | Boston Device Development | Articles | Comments

Boston Device Development (BDD), a company that primarily works with VC-backed startups in the development of first generation devices, recently collaborated with ZSX Medical in the making of the Zip-Stitch, a novel laparoscopic instrument...

3D Systems Acquires Medical Modeling

April 2, 2014 11:08 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced that it acquired Medical Modeling Inc., a leading provider of personalized surgical treatments and patient specific medical devices, including virtual surgical planning and clinical transfer tools, using 3D modeling...

CryoLife Receives FDA Approval to Begin Clinical Trials for PerClot in the U.S.

April 2, 2014 8:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CryoLife, Inc., a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that it has received approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for PerClot from the United States Food...

Arthrosurface Takes a Strong Step Forward with New Hammertoe Product

April 1, 2014 5:34 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Arthrosurface Inc., a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, performed its first hammertoe correction surgeries in February using the new, sterile and completely disposable ToeMATE system. It consists of two intramedullary bone...

Neuromonitoring with Pulse-Train Stimulation for Implantation of Thoracic Pedicle Screws

April 1, 2014 11:19 am | by Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group | News | Comments

Researchers from Syracuse, New York, report a new, highly accurate, neuromonitoring method that can be used during thoracic spine surgery to prevent malpositioning of pedicle screws such that they enter the spinal canal and possibly cause...

Global Powered Surgical Instrument Market Will Expand Slowly With Aging Population Despite Pricing Pressures

April 1, 2014 10:27 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the global powered surgical instrument market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 3 percent through 2022 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and...

Intuitive Surgical Announces New da Vinci Xi Surgical System

April 1, 2014 10:04 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, today announced the FDA clearance and U.S. introduction of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, a technological leap forward in replacing large-incision...

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