Trilobites: 3D Color X-rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery
A new medical scanner, derived from technology used by particle physics researchers at CERN, “ is like the upgrade from black-and-white film to color, ” one of its developers said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: X-Rays Anatomy and Physiology Bones CERN Medicine and Health Research Source Type: news

Stryker wins FDA approval for Surpass Streamline brain aneurysm device
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today that it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its Surpass Streamline flow diverter for treating certain types of brain aneurysm. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker said the PMA covers the treatment of un-ruptured large and giant wide-neck aneurysms. It’s the second flow diverter to be approved for the U.S. market, after Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) won a nod from the federal safety watchdog for its Pipeline Flex device in 2015. “The PMA approval of Surpass Streamline flow diverter in the U.S. is an important milestone for the division. It expands our commercial footprint into...
Source: Mass Device - July 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Stryker Source Type: news

Onkos Surgical, Insight Medical partner to test AR-assisted tumor surgery
Surgical oncology device developer Onkos Surgical and orthopedic augmented reality dev Insight Medical Systems said this week they inked a partnership deal looking to explore the use of Insight’s Arvis augmented reality visualization and information system in musculoskeletal oncology. Both companies said they are engaged in a pilot project looking to assess the use of Arvis during tumor surgery. “The convergence of 3D imaging, modeling and printing with advanced simulation technology will be transformative for oncology surgeons. Oncology surgeons are working on complex pathologies that require precise...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog insightmedicalsystems Onkos Surgical Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling talked about attending the All of Us launch event at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Like Fingerprints, No Two Brains Are The Same
BOSTON (CBS) — They say no two fingerprints are alike, well, the same can be said for brains. Scientists at the University of Zurich discovered that the anatomy of every human brain is unique. They say not only do our particular genetics help shape our brains but so do our individual life experiences. For example, professional musicians or athletes have certain areas of the brain that get strengthened. However, if someone is unable to move an arm, over time the area of the brain that controls that arm starts to lessen. The researchers conclude that a combination of unique experiences and underlying genetics not only ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Brain Study Brains Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

MRI shows the uniqueness of brain anatomy
MRI scans of some 200 healthy older adults revealed that each person's brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid MRI of cortical folds may help predict psychosis MRI shows brain changes after 1 season of youth football MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Every person has a unique brain anatomy
(University of Zurich) Like with fingerprints, no two people have the same brain anatomy, a study by researchers of the University of Zurich has shown. This uniqueness is the result of a combination of genetic factors and individual life experiences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions raises $25m
EndoGastric Solutions has raised $25.4 million in equity from 28 investors as part of a $35.5 million offering, according to a document filed with the SEC this week. The Washington-based company has not yet publicly stated what it plans to do with its newly-acquired funds. EndoGastric Solutions sells a device designed to reconstruct the gastroesophageal valve and restore the valve’s function as a reflux barrier for people with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease. The system, called EsophyX, is deployed transorally, resulting in an incision-less fundoplication. EndoGastric Solutions’ first version o...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Surgical endogastricsolutions Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Continues to Be Relentless with M & amp;A
Boston Scientific is set to acquire Cryterion Medical, a company developing single-shot cryoablation platform for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), for about $202 million in up-front cash. The price is for the 65% remaining stake in the Carlsbad, CA-based company, not already owned by Boston Scientific. The Cryterion Medical cryoablation platform uses cryothermal energy to interrupt the irregular electrical signals that can cause AF. Developed with a next-generation balloon catheter, advanced mapping catheter, steerable sheath and enhanced console, the system is designed to streamline overall procedural workflow, ...
Source: MDDI - July 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
People have a unique anatomy that supports our ability to produce complex language. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Multimedia Source Type: news

Anatomy of a 97,000% drug price hike: One family's fight to save their son
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Source: CNN.com - Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor, Your Patient Is Waiting. It ’ s a Red Panda.
Medical students at Harvard take part in an elective with veterinarians, learning about diseases and treatments between animals and humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Animals Zoos Veterinary Medicine Medical Schools Anatomy and Physiology Franklin Park Zoo Harvard Medical School Zoo New England Source Type: news

Endologix reports 1-year data from Ovation registry
Endologix (NSDQ:ELGX) this week touted 1-year results from its Lucy registry – a study that prospectively assessed endovascular aneurysm repair outcomes in women compared to men. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that data from the study showed that at least 28% more women are eligible for minimally-invasive EVAR with Endologix’s Ovation abdominal stent graft system compared to other EVAR systems. The study enrolled 225 people, 76 women in the treatment group and 149 men in the control group, and the primary endpoint was the 30-day major adverse event rate. Secondary endpoints included serious and non-...
Source: Mass Device - June 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Women's Health Endologix Source Type: news

Allen Institute for Brain Science database release nearly doubles mouse brain cell data
(Allen Institute) The Allen Institute for Brain Science today announced the release of new data, tools to analyze those data and a new web-based 3D viewer to explore anatomy and connections in the mouse brain, the Allen Brain Explorer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your brain anatomy may play a role in determining your food choices
(INSEAD) Our ability to exercise self-control is linked to our neurobiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sex-change mice research could help humans, say scientists
Removal of enhancer 13 DNA strands caused males to grow ovaries and female genitalia, helping research on human sexual development disordersScientists have turned male mice into females by snipping out strands of their DNA in work that could shed light on sexual development disorders which arise in humans.The male mice grew ovaries and female genitalia instead of the more conventional male anatomy after researchers removed small chunks of DNA from the animals ’ genetic code.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Science Biology Gender Medical research Source Type: news

Basic Fracture Fixation Day (Cadaveric Course)
This course will be held in the Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre (CASC) and is ideally suited to core trainees with an orthopaedic interest at ST1-3 level. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - June 13, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

Physicians not immune to sexual harassment in the workplace
(Reuters Health) - Sexual comments about body parts or anatomy, leering and unwanted groping, hugging and patting are among the most common types of on-the-job harassment reported by respondents to a new Medscape survey on sexual harassment of physicians. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ear: Anatomy of Hearing and Balance
Title: Ear: Anatomy of Hearing and BalanceCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/5/2002 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - June 13, 2018 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Radiologists can now use interactive VR to gain a 360-degree view of internal anatomy, improving understanding and treatment of complex conditions
(Natural News) Interventional radiologists can take a quantum technological leap forward when it comes to preparing for complicated procedures involving splenic artery aneurysms (SAA). The use of augmented virtual reality (VR) to reveal the internal anatomy of a patient better than standard volume-rendering (SR) software will enable safer and more precise surgeries, according to a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biomodex adds $15m to Series A
Early stage medtech firm Biomodex said today it added $15 million to its Series A funding round, bringing the total raised to $18.5 million to support its patient-specific 3D-printed synthetic organ platform designed for pre-operative planning. The round was led by European investment firms Idinvest and InnovAllianz and joined by existing investors LBO France and Inserm Transfert Initiative, the Paris and Boston-based company said. “We are proud to support Biomodex in the development of a completely innovative solution to improve efficacy and individualize the preparation of complex surgical operations. As an insurer...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News biomodex Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 8, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Royal Philips receiving FDA clearance to NeuroPace launching its epilepsy treatment device, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Philips’s Ingenia Elition 3.0T MR scanner Royal Philips announced in a June 5 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Ingenia Elition 3.0T MR solution and its two clinical applications Philips Compressed Sense and 3D APT. The products help clinicians perform exams up to 50% faster while increasing diagnostic confidence and improving patient experience. 2. Pent...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Implants Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance branchpointtechnologies Cook Medica Source Type: news

Scientists create the world ’s biggest anatomy quiz to discover what the public really knows 
EXCLUSIVE: Researchers at Lancaster University have created an anatomy quiz to find out how much people really know about their body – participants are asked to label 25 types of organ or muscle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Library
We at the GMR office are happy to announce that the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Library (SIUSML) has been granted a Health Information Outreach award in support of their 3D printing program. Project Description – The 3D printing program will create anatomical models for physicians and surgeons in Southern Illinois University’s 9 clinical science departments in Springfield, IL.  The models can be used prior to a procedure to train residents working in the clinics, to educate current medical school students about basic anatomy or particular health conditions, and to educate patients ...
Source: The Cornflower - June 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Funding News from the Region Success Stories Technology Source Type: news

Understanding zero
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Vignieri, S. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics twis Source Type: news

Numerical ordering of zero in honey bees
Some vertebrates demonstrate complex numerosity concepts—including addition, sequential ordering of numbers, or even the concept of zero—but whether an insect can develop an understanding for such concepts remains unknown. We trained individual honey bees to the numerical concepts of "greater than" or "less than" using stimuli containing one to six elemental features. Bees could subsequently extrapolate the concept of less than to order zero numerosity at the lower end of the numerical continuum. Bees demonstrated an understanding that parallels animals such as the African grey parrot, nonhu...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Howard, S. R., Avargues-Weber, A., Garcia, J. E., Greentree, A. D., Dyer, A. G. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics reports Source Type: news

Philips to acquire EPD solutions in $293m upfront deal
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it inked a deal to acquire image-guided cardiac arrhythmia treatment dev EPD Solutions for $293 million (EU €250 million) upfront with a possible additional $246.2 million (EU €210 million) upon completion of the deal based on certain milestones. EPD Solutions produces cardiac imaging and navigation systems designed to aid electrophysiologists in navigating the heart through a detailed 3D image of the cardiac anatomy, Amsterdam-based Philips said. The system is also designed to identify the location and orientation of catheters during the diagnostic and therapeutic pr...
Source: Mass Device - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Mergers & Acquisitions royalphilips Source Type: news

Finding a voice: why we sound unique – Science Weekly podcast
Each and everyone of us has a voice that is unique. As a result, we make a lot of assumptions about someone from just the way they speak. But are these judgements fair? And what if they ’re wrong?Nicola Davis exploresSubscribe and review onAcast,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom andMixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterYour voice is unique to you, much like your fingerprint. We all have similar anatomy but how you choose to “play” your instrument says something about you. But what exactly? From just the sound of your voice, research has shown that we can glean information about your height,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Nicola Davis and produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Neuroscience Psychology Source Type: news

Keystone Heart launches new TriGuard embolic protection study
Keystone Heart said today it launched the second phase of its Reflect trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of its third-generation TriGuard cerebral embolic protection device. In the trial, investigators will explore the use of the TriGuard 3 and its ability to protect a patient’s brain from emboli during transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, the Israel-based company said. “Knowing what we now know about the significant risks of stroke and other neurological injury associated with TAVR and other cardiovascular procedures, there is a clear unmet clinical need for cerebral embolic protection devi...
Source: Mass Device - May 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Neurological Keystone Heart Source Type: news

This Commencement celebrates high schoolers ‘graduating’ from Upstate
Henninger High School and Fowler Public Service Leadership Academy students were honored for completing Upstate's Medical Education for Diverse Students (MEDS) Program. MEDS students learned about anatomy, CPR, suturing, and other public health issues. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - May 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UB medical school program takes unique approach to anatomy
The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is debuting a new program that integrates different kinds of anatomical learning. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

UB medical school program takes unique approach to anatomy
The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is debuting a new program that integrates different kinds of anatomical learning. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Follow the leader
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Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Vignieri, S. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Ecology twis Source Type: news

Multiple parasites speed host evolution
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Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ash, C. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Evolution twis Source Type: news

High parasite diversity accelerates host adaptation and diversification
Host-parasite species pairs are known to coevolve, but how multiple parasites coevolve with their host is unclear. By using experimental coevolution of a host bacterium and its viral parasites, we revealed that diverse parasite communities accelerated host evolution and altered coevolutionary dynamics to enhance host resistance and decrease parasite infectivity. Increases in parasite diversity drove shifts in the mode of selection from fluctuating (Red Queen) dynamics to predominately directional (arms race) dynamics. Arms race dynamics were characterized by selective sweeps of generalist resistance mutations in the genes ...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Betts, A., Gray, C., Zelek, M., MacLean, R. C., King, K. C. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Evolution reports Source Type: news

From local collective behavior to global migratory patterns in white storks
Soaring migrant birds exploit columns of rising air (thermals) to cover large distances with minimal energy. Using social information while locating thermals may benefit such birds, but examining collective movements in wild migrants has been a major challenge for researchers. We investigated the group movements of a flock of 27 naturally migrating juvenile white storks by using high-resolution GPS and accelerometers. Analyzing individual and group movements on multiple scales revealed that a small number of leaders navigated to and explored thermals, whereas followers benefited from their movements. Despite this benefit, ...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Flack, A., Nagy, M., Fiedler, W., Couzin, I. D., Wikelski, M. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Ecology reports Source Type: news

'Uniquely human' muscles have been discovered in apes
(Frontiers) Muscles believed to be unique to humans have been discovered in several ape species, challenging long-held anthropocentric theories on the origin and evolution of human soft tissues. This questions the view that certain muscles evolved to provide special adaptations for human traits, such as walking on two legs, tool use, and sophisticated vocal communication and facial expressions. The findings highlight that thorough knowledge of ape anatomy is necessary for a better understanding of human evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Grey's Anatomy effect: television portrayal of patients with trauma may cultivate unrealistic patient and family expectations after injury - Serrone RO, Weinberg JA, Goslar PW, Wilkinson EP, Thompson TM, Dameworth JL, Dempsey SR, Petersen SR.
BACKGROUND: Expectations of the healthcare experience may be influenced by television dramas set in the hospital workplace. It is our perception that the fictional television portrayal of hospitalization after injury in such dramas is misrepresentative. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

CurveBeam wins FDA 510(k) for LineUp standing CT scanner
Medical imaging device developer CurveBeam said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its LineUp multi-extremity weight bearing computed tomography system. The newly cleared system is designed for the 3D visualization of bone detail in the lower extremities while the patient remains standing so that the anatomy can be assessed while in load bearing positions, the Warrington, Penn.-based company said. The device can perform bilateral scans of entire legs, from below the heel to above the knee, CurveBeam said. “Difficulty in reproducing the same view of the joint over time impairs ability to detect joint disease, ...
Source: Mass Device - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance curvebeam Source Type: news

Aegea Medical picks up former Cardiokinetix, Concentric Medical CEO Sainz | Personnel Moves – May 14, 2018
Aegea Medical said last week it tapped former Cardiokinetix prez & CEO Maria Sainz as its new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Sainz will replace former CEO Don Gurskis, who has held the corner office since 2013. Gurskis will remain on as member of the Redwood City, Calif.-based company’s executive management team. “Maria is a highly respected industry veteran with an exceptional track record of building and leading strong teams and growing businesses with groundbreaking, PMA-class devices. Maria’s experience and successful record in commercializing medical technologi...
Source: Mass Device - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News ACell aegeamedical Boston Scientific Cardiac Dimensions Inc. CardioKinetix Inc. cellectbiotechnology Cerus Corp. Concentric Medical Inc. Conventus Orthopaedics Cordis Corp. Covidien GE Healthcare Guidant C Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: May 11, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From ReShape submitting an approval application to Health Canada to Conavi receiving FDA clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. ReShape submits for Health Canada approval of ReShape balloon ReShape announced in a May 10 press release that it has submitted an application to the Medical Devices Bureau of the Therapeutic Products Directorate in Canada to amend its existing Canadian medical device license to include distribution of the ReShape Balloon and its accessories. The ReShape Balloon is FDA approved and is a non-s...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Brainsway Conavi Exact Imaging innovativehealth MedTech PeraHealth qtm Source Type: news

Big mamas matter for fish
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Source: ScienceNOW - May 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Vignieri, S. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Ecology twis Source Type: news

Fish reproductive-energy output increases disproportionately with body size
Body size determines total reproductive-energy output. Most theories assume reproductive output is a fixed proportion of size, with respect to mass, but formal macroecological tests are lacking. Management based on that assumption risks underestimating the contribution of larger mothers to replenishment, hindering sustainable harvesting. We test this assumption in marine fishes with a phylogenetically controlled meta-analysis of the intraspecific mass scaling of reproductive-energy output. We show that larger mothers reproduce disproportionately more than smaller mothers in not only fecundity but also total reproductive en...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Barneche, D. R., Robertson, D. R., White, C. R., Marshall, D. J. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Ecology reports Source Type: news

New Cardiac Mapping Options for Complex Arrhythmias
  CARLSBAD, Calif., May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Acutus Medical®, a global heart rhythm technology company, today announced that the AcQMap® High Resolution Imaging and Mapping System has been utilized for the first time in U.S. patients. The company also revealed initiation of a new clinical study to evaluate the technology during atrial fibrillation retreatment ablation procedures in Europe and Canada.   "Enabling physicians to see complex, irregular arrhythmias in real-time should provide important new insights and enable truly personalized and individualized abla...
Source: MDDI - May 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Imaging Source Type: news

First proton imaging system to be installed in NHS high energy proton beam therapy center
(University of Lincoln) One of the most complex medical imaging systems ever developed which uses proton beams to create 3D images of the internal anatomy of cancer patients will be installed in one of the UK's only two new NHS high energy proton beam therapy centres, helping to provide better treatment planning and monitoring for difficult to treat cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MRI 'glove' provides new look at hand anatomy
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A new kind of MRI component in the shape of a glove delivers the first clear images of bones, tendons and ligaments moving together. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Acclarent launches TruDi ENT nav system
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Acclarent said late last month it launched the TruDi real-time, three-dimensional navigation system designed for ENT procedures. Acclarent said that the first commercial procedures were performed with the device on April 16, after having previously won FDA 510(k) clearance. The TruDi system is an electromagnetic image-guided navigation system designed for endoscopic sinus surgery procedures, and is intended for use during intranasal and paranasal image-guided navigation procedures for eligible patients who require sinus surgery. The newly launched system enables the use of the ...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Acclarent Inc. johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Abbott wins FDA nod for Advisor HD Gridcardiac mapping cath
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today it won FDA clearance for is Advisor HD Grid mapping sensor enabled catheter designed for creating highly detailed maps of the heart. The newly cleared mapping catheter builds on the Abbott Park, Ill.-based company’s previous designs and and is intended to improve cardiac ablation procedures by providing an inside view of the heart for more accurate identification of the cardiac anatomy. The Advisor HD Grid catheter is designed to capture data including the direction and speed of cardiac signals, and allows for the creation of high-density maps of cardiac tissue for more optimal ...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Abbott Source Type: news

Orthofix closes $105m Spinal Kinetics buyout, cuts earnings outlook
Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) said yesterday that it closed the $105 million buyout of Spinal Kinetics and its M6 cervical disc implant, but cut its earnings outlook for the rest of the year despite higher-than-expected first-quarter results. The deal for Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Spinal Kinetics called for $45 million in up-front cash, plus another $65 million in milestones pegged to FDA approval of the M6 device and trailing twelve-month sales targets of $30 million and $50 million. The M6 discs are designed to mimic natural disc anatomy with an artificial visco-elastic nucleus and fibrous annulus. The...
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Spinal Wall Street Beat Orthofix Spinal Kinetics Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences wins CE Mark for Cardioband transcath tricuspid valve system
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Cardioband transcatheter tricuspid valve reconstruction system, touting it as the first commercially cleared transcath therapy for treating tricuspid heart valve disease. The Cardioband tricuspid system is designed to be delivered through a transfemoral approach and is intended to reduce tricuspid regurgitation through annular reduction, the Irvine, Calif.-baed company said. The system features the same design and implant technique as the company’s Cardioband mitral system. “Although open-heart surgical val...
Source: Mass Device - April 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Replacement Heart Valves Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news