Opioids Overprescribed After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Prescription opioid medications are overprescribed after simple arthroscopic meniscectomy, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. Vance Gardner, M.D., from Hoag Orthopedics in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boston Scientific sues Micro-Tech over endo clip patents
Micro-Tech SureClip Boston Scientific has filed a lawsuit against Micro-Tech USA and its Chinese manufacturer, Micro-Tech Nanjing, alleging that Micro-Tech infringed three of its patents for endoscopic hemostatic clips. Boston Scientific claims that Micro-Tech’s SureClip hemostasis clip products infringe the patents for its Resolution and Resolution 360 clips, which are designed to control gastrointestinal bleeding. Henry Schein (Melville, N.Y.) is also named as a defendant as Micro-Tech’s distributor. Boston Scientific claims that Ann-Arbor, Mich.-based Micro-Tech’s SureClip, Sur...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Legal News Patent Infringement Boston Scientific Henry Schein Inc. micro-tech Source Type: news

FDA clears NinePoint Medical ’ s AI-powered IRIS upgrade for Nvision VLE esophageal imager
NinePoint Medical said today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for the Intelligent Real-time Image Segmentation software upgrade for its flagship Nvision VLE imaging system. The newly cleared IRIS is an artificial intelligence-based platform for image feature segmentation, the Bedford, Mass.-based company said. The company touted that the approval was the first of its kind for such a tool intended for use in imaging esophageal tissue. The NvisionVLE Imaging System is intended to facilitate volumetric laser endomicroscopy procedures that create real-time, high-resolution cross-sectional images, NinePoint said. The syste...
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Merit Medical Systems Inc. NinePoint Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Precision Optics raises $2m
Precision Optics has raised $2 million in a new round of equity financing, according to a recently filed SEC posting. Precision Optics develops optical components for multiple fields, including the medtech industry. The Garner, Mass.-based company develops and manufactures optical and mechanical-optical components, sub-assemblies and systems including lenses, prisms, thin film coatings, optical assemblies, sinuscopes, arthroscopes, laparoscopes, stereo-endoscopes, beamsplitters, endocouplers, camera adapters and fiber optic assemblies, according to its website. The round was joined by five anonymous investors, with the fir...
Source: Mass Device - October 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Precision Optics Corp. Source Type: news

Physical Therapy an Option for Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Physical therapy (PT) is non-inferior to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) for patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, according to a study published in the Oct. 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to expect from knee surgery rehabilitation
Doctors use knee surgery to help restore a person ’s range of motion. Types of surgery include a total knee replacement, arthroscopy, and osteotomy. In this article, learn what to expect during the recovery period and how to encourage healing. We also cover the long-term outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Rate of conversion of reports presented at the Turkish society of sports traumatology, arthroscopy, and knee surgery congress into publication - Gulcek M, Inci F, Ceyhan E, Gurhan U, Kahve Y, Ucaner A.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the conversion rate of oral and poster presentations into publications presented at four consecutive congresses held by the Turkish Society of Sports Injuries and Arthroscopy between 2008 and 2014 and to det... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Clinical Comorbidities Up After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Increases seen in mental health disorders, chronic pain, substance use disorders, heart disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Clinical Comorbidities Up After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 -- Following elective arthroscopic hip surgery, the rate of seven major clinical comorbidities increases significantly, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Daniel I. Rhon,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Noninferior to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears Physical Therapy Noninferior to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears
A physical therapy-based conservative treatment approach was noninferior to arthroscopic repair in patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Fewer US Adults Getting Unnecessary Knee Surgery Fewer US Adults Getting Unnecessary Knee Surgery
Arthroscopic knee surgery is being done less often in adults with torn cartilage or painful arthritis, as a growing body of evidence shows little benefit from these operations, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Huge drop in adults going under the knife for a torn knee cartilage
Multiple studies have shown that knee arthroscopy isn't any better than non-operative treatments for conditions like arthritis, torn cartilage and knee pain. Finally, doctors are taking note. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer U.S. adults getting unnecessary knee surgery
(Reuters Health) - So-called arthroscopic knee surgery is becoming a less common treatment for adults with torn cartilage or painful arthritis as a growing body of evidence shows little benefit from these operations, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ceterix Ortho wins expanded FDA nod for NovoStitch Pro
Ceterix Orthopaedics said yesterday it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its NovoStitch Pro meniscal repair system, clearing the system for use with a size 0 suture cartridge. The Fremont, Calif.-based company’s NovoStitch Pro system is designed to allow surgeons to place stitches arthroscopically in tight joint compartments to treat meniscal tears that had previously been unrepairable. “The considerable strain placed on the knee’s meniscus during common physical activities makes it particularly prone to injury. Having access to a larger suture provides additional possibilities for meniscal repair,&rd...
Source: Mass Device - August 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ceterix Orthopaedics Source Type: news

PT Better After Hip Surgery Than Opioids in Younger Adults
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 -- Physical therapy management is associated with better outcomes for young patients undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery, compared to primary or exclusive opioid treatment, according to a study recently published in Physical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bilateral PE in an Adolescent Following Arthroscopic Surgery Bilateral PE in an Adolescent Following Arthroscopic Surgery
This case of pulmonary embolism in a young patient following arthroscopy highlights the need for vigilance, as PE can occur regardless of age and risk profile following even low-risk surgery.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Namibia:American Doctors Donate Arthroscopy Equipment
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ValenTx raises $10.3 million for implantable gastric bypass device
Startup ValenTx has attracted nearly $10.3 million from 32 investors, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The Maple Grove, Minn. company is developing a removable gastric bypass device as an alternative to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. It raised $10,271,050 in the round begun July 18, 2018. The ValenTx endoluminal bypass therapy mimics the attributes of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and is implanted through a non-surgical, endoscopic procedure, according to the company’s website. This procedure does not require gastric stapling or permanent changes to the patient&...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Diabetes Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) valentx Source Type: news

Putting Fat Cells to Use in Orthopedics
Arthroscopic knee surgery for degenerative knee disease is a common orthopedic procedure, reportedly performed more than two million times a year globally. And these are just the statistics for knee procedures. The shoulder, hip, wrist, elbow, and ankle joints are all also candidates for arthroscopic surgeries. A few studies have cast doubt about whether such surgeries are necessary. It is true that most of the time, patients report lessening of pain after the procedures. But could this be just a placebo effect? In the case of osteoarthritis in the knee, there is no evidence that arthros...
Source: MDDI - August 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Arthroscopic subacromial decompression doesn ’t best placebo for shoulder impingement
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) was shown to provide no benefit over diagnostic arthroscopy at 24 months in patients with shoulder impingement, according to a study published in The BMJ.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

In-office diagnostic arthroscopy may be safe and effective
In-office needle-based diagnostic imaging appears to be statistically equivalent to surgical diagnostic arthroscopy in patients with knee pain, according to an article published online in Arthroscopy.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Acromioplasty No Better Than Sham Surgery for Shoulder Impingement Pain Acromioplasty No Better Than Sham Surgery for Shoulder Impingement Pain
Subacromial decompression is no better than diagnostic arthroscopy for treating shoulder impingement, according to the FIMACT study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Lumendi wins CE Mark, launches DiLumen EIP in EU
Lumendi said today it launched its DiLumen endolumenal interventional platform endoscope sleeve after winning CE Mark approval in the European Union for the device. The Buckinghamshire, U.K.-based company said its DiLumen EIP is a non-sterile, single-use sleeve designed to fit over standard endoscopes to stabilize the devices in the large intestine. Lumendi touted that the device has already been used in more than 400 procedures, and has been the subject of three clinical studies, the results of which are slated to be published later this year. “Receiving approval to apply the CE mark in Europe is critical to Lu...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Regulatory/Compliance Lumendi Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 13, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Angiodroid receiving CE Mark approval to Masimo launching its vital signs app, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Angiodroid wins CE Mark for Angiopulse IABP Angiodroid announced in a July 11 press release that it has received CE Mark approval for its AngioPulse intra-aortic balloon pump device. The AngioPulse uses a new system for intra-aortic balloon pumps based on pressure regulation. It is designed for weaning solutions and is suitable for all types of patients needing intra-aortic balloon pump therapy. 2. Visura Technol...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound angiodroid Healcerio Lipogems Masimo MedTech Oculocare ReDress Visura Technologies Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions adds $31m
EndoGastric Solutions, which last week reported raising more than $25 million, said today that the total raise was $30.5 million. Redmond, Wash.-based EndoGastric Solutions said the round was led by existing backers Advanced Technology Ventures, Canaan Partners, Canepa Healthcare, Chicago Growth Partners, CRG, Radius Ventures, Sightline Partners and “several new healthcare investors excited about EGS’ commercial advances.” In a regulatory filing last week the company said it raised $25.4 million from 28 investors as part of a $35.5 million offering. Today EGS said it plans to use the i...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat endogastricsolutions Source Type: news

FDA Clears The Way: Lipogems' Receives FDA Clearance For Microfragmented Adipose Tissue System Utilizing Body's Own Fat To Support Tissue Repair In Orthopaedic And Arthroscopic Surgeries
NORCROSS, Ga., July 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lipogems, a leader in medical technologies for orthopaedic physicians, announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the company's Lipogems Microfragmented Adipose T... Regenerative Medicine, Orthopaedic, FDA Lipogems, Microfragmented Adipose Tissue, Transplant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthroscopy Guided Fixation of Posterior Malleolar Fractures Arthroscopy Guided Fixation of Posterior Malleolar Fractures
Find out how ankle injuries with posterior malleolar fractures were successfully treated utilizing this surgical approach.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Nerve Block Approaches for Major Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Nerve Block Approaches for Major Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
This study examined alternatives to interscalene nerve block for arthroscopic shoulder surgery, which frequently causes hemidiaphragmatic paralysis.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pulmonx wins FDA approval for Zephyr endobronchial valve
The FDA today granted pre-market approval under its breakthrough devices designation to the Zephyr endobronchial valve made by Pulmonx for treating severe emphysema. Emphysema, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, causes irreversible damage to the lung’s alveoli, trapping air during exhalation that in turn can cause the diseased tissue to grow larger and pressure healthy lung tissue. The Zephyr device is designed to decrease the volume of the chest to improve function in the heart, respiratory muscles and healthy lung tissue. Inserted via bronchoscopy, the pencil-eraser-sized valves prevent air from ent...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Pulmonx Source Type: news

Apollo Endosurgery wins expanded FDA nod for OverStitch Sx system
Apollo Endosurgery said today it won special FDA 510(k) clearance for its OverStitch Sx endoscopic suturing system, an accessory for its already cleared OverStitch Sx system intended to simplify attachment of the device to compatible endoscopes. The Austin, Texas-based company said that the special clearance is the last regulatory nod it needed before it could introduce the system into the US market. The newly cleared accessory makes the system, which was previously limited in compatibility to a select number of dual-channel endoscopes, compatible with a wider range of endoscopes, Apollo said in a press release. Earli...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Apollo Endosurgery Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 22, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Accuray’s India approval to Masimo and PositiveID launching a Bluetooth-enabled thermometer, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. India approves Accuray’s Radixact X9 radiation therapy device Accuray announced in a June 21 press release that it has received an Atomic Energy Regulatory Board Type Approval in India for its Radixact X9 System. The approval allows the company to sell the TomoTherapy platform while allowing hospitals throughout India to import the system. The Radixact and TomoTherapy Systems are radiation th...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Diagnostics Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Accuray Inc. Arcuro Medical BTG Masimo MedTech NuSight P Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson launches new self-shortening Dynacord suture
[Image courtesy of Johnson & Johnson]Johnson & Johnson through its DePuy Synthes franchise has announced the U.S. launch of its Dynacord suture for soft tissue repair in areas such as the rotator cuff in the shoulder. The Dynacord suture, available on Healix Advance anchors, is part of the DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine portfolio. J&J launched Dynacord today at the San Diego Shoulder Institute’s 35th Annual Course. About a fifth of arthroscopic rotator cuff surgeries fail because of a loss of suture tension, which causes gaps to form in the tissue or between the tissue and bone, according t...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News News Well Orthopedics Surgical depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Apollo Endosurgery prices $21m offering
Apollo Endosurgery today priced a stock offering worth nearly $21 million for its line of bariatric and gastrointestinal devices. Austin, Texas-based Apollo said it plans to float roughly 3.75 million shares at $5.50 apiece, for gross proceeds of $20.6 million. The offering also includes a 45-day option for underwriter Craig-Hallum Capital of another 562,055 shares, which would add $3.1 million if exercised in full, the company said. In March, the FDA approved Apollo’s move to terminate a post-approval study of its Lap-Band weight loss device, based on availability of long-term safety and effectiveness data on t...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Weight loss Apollo Endosurgery Bariatrics Source Type: news

Bronchoscopes still dirty after cleaning, study says
Photo by Michaela33 courtesy of Flikr A new study has found that currently acceptable methods of reprocessing reusable bronchoscopes left most devices contaminated and damaged. “The results are worrisome as patients undergoing bronchoscopy are commonly at high risk for infection due to transplant status, critical illness, or immune-suppression due to malignancy or chronic disease,” said the study, funded by 3M and supported by sterilization product maker Healthmark Industries. It was presented last week at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control’s annual conference APIC 2018, will be p...
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Diagnostics Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Regulatory/Compliance Sterilization / Calibration 3m Healthmark superbugs Source Type: news

Researchers Assert Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy No Better Than Placebo Surgery
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - June 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Can You Smell a Bidding War Brewing Over Boston Scientific?
Monday's headlines that Stryker may be making a play for Boston Scientific prompted industry analysts to play the "what if" game, dissecting potential benefits of such a marriage, how a deal of that size might impact the broader medical device industry, and the potential of other bidders to emerge. Just to be clear though, we still do not know at this point if Stryker really has approached Boston Scientific about a potential takeover, or if Boston Scientific is even receptive to the idea. Both companies declined to comment on the speculation Monday, citing their respective company policies. Canaccord Genuity's Ja...
Source: MDDI - June 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is knee arthroscopy?
Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure. A surgeon inserts a tool called an arthroscope through a small incision. Using this scope and the camera attached, they can confirm diagnoses and often correct any issues affecting the joint. In this article, learn how to prepare and what to expect from knee arthroscopy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery 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

Arthroscopic repair of bony Bankart lesions in collision athletes - Shah N, Nadiri MN, Torrance E, Funk L.
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to report the outcomes of acute and subacute arthroscopic bony Bankart repairs in collision athletes. METHODS: We reviewed 22 consecutive rugby players with traumatic anterior glenohumeral instability who underwe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lumendi wins FDA nod for DiLumen IS endoscopic scissors
Lumendi said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its DiLumen IS endolumenal interventional scissors, now indicated for cutting, dissecting and cauterizing tissue within the digestive tract during endoscopic procedures. The Westport, Conn.-based company touted the sterile, single-use disposable, monopolar electrosurgical device as the fourth it’s developed, and said that it and its recently cleared DiLumen CT are intended to help improve access and therapy in the colon and reduce the need for surgical interventions. The recently cleared C2  is a second-gen Endolumenal interventional platform designed to en...
Source: Mass Device - May 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Lumendi Source Type: news

Return-to-play and performance outcomes of professional athletes in North America after hip arthroscopy from 1999 to 2016 - Schallmo MS, Fitzpatrick TH, Yancey HB, Marquez-Lara A, Luo TD, Stubbs AJ.
BACKGROUND: The effect of hip arthroscopy on athletic performance compared with preinjury levels for professional athletes in different sports remains unknown. In addition, while return rates have been reported for professional baseball, football, and hock... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Auris Health, Ethicon ’ s NeuWave ink robot-assisted bronchoscope ablation dev deal
Auris Health, previously known as Auris Surgical Robotics, said today it inked a cooperative development and commercialization deal with Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) division Ethicon’s NeuWave Medical subsidiary looking to develop systems for the robotically-assisted bronchoscopic ablation of lung lesions. Through the agreement, both companies will help develop an integrated system for robotic control, navigation and application of bronchoscope-delivered microwave ablation. The bronchoscope in development will be equipped with a small camera and accessory channel to allow tools to enter the lungs through the...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Respiratory Robotics aurishealth Ethicon johnsonandjohnson NeuWave Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Cook Medical wins FDA de novo nod for Hemospray
Cook Medical said yesterday it won FDA de novo clearance for its Hemospray endoscopic hemostat designed for treating bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. The Hemospray product won indications from the FDA for treating non-variceal GI bleeds, the Bloomington, Ind.-based company said. Hemospray is a single-use device designed to deliver an aerosolized spray of a mineral blend to a bleeding site during endoscopic procedures, and can cover large areas including ulcers and tumors, according to an FDA release. “We are extremely pleased to receive this approval to market from FDA. We have worked diligently to bring ...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Cook Medical Source Type: news

Merit Medical gets in on NinePoint ’ s NvisionVLE OCT
NinePoint Medical said today that it inked a long-term deal with Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) division Endotek to distribute its NvisionVLE optical coherence tomography device that includes strategic investment of an unspecified amount. “NinePoint Medical is committed to providing GI physicians an elegant and cost-effective OCT imaging solution to enable early and accurate diagnosis,” president & CEO Christopher von Jako said in prepared remarks. “Merit Medical Endotek is the ideal partner as they have the reputation, clinical experience, and complementary product portfolio to grow this busines...
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Imaging Wall Street Beat Merit Medical Systems Inc. NinePoint Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic opens new simulation skills lab to help staff learn, perfect clinical procedures
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.? A new procedural skills lab in the Mayo Clinic J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center at?Mayo Clinic in Florida will help staff learn and perfect various clinical procedures, including joint arthroscopy, spinal taps and kidney removal. In addition, participants in the lab will experiment, learn and refine new procedures on tissue [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - May 1, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

4 Trends Advancing Medtech
For the past 20 years, the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medical products that improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our finalists this year carry on this tradition, while also keeping in step with today’s high-tech digital and consumer trends. With the help of our esteemed jurors, we have identified four key trends in this year’s group of finalists: risk reduction; faster, more-efficient healthcare delivery; the influence of the Internet of Things; and the consumerization of healthcare. We’ve been tracking a few of these trends in past awards programs, so they’re n...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Design Source Type: news

Olympus inks endoscope image sharing deal with InterSystems
Olympus (TYO:7733) said yesterday it inked a deal with InterSystems to enhance Olympus’ Knowledge Exchange System with InterSystems HealthShare, which allows for the sharing of images taken during endoscopy procedures. Olympus said its KE system is a software platform for centralized reprocessing record and image management that connects to its Olympus devices. The company added the system eliminates the need to transfer images to external devices to share with patients and other providers, and that with the addition of HealthShare it will now be able share endoscopic images and to directly connect to electronic...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Imaging Software / IT intersystems Olympus Source Type: news

FDA warns against endoscope connectors
The FDA yesterday warned healthcare providers against using endoscope connectors in more than one patient without reprocessing, saying it hasn’t seen any acceptable tests demonstrating their safety. The federal safety watchdog said the connectors, which are used in more than one patient for gastrointestinal endoscopies over the course of 24 hours, connect the endoscope to a water supply. The agency recommended that providers use connectors that prevent patient fluid back-flow into the ‘scope, either as a one-time use or reprocessed after every patient. Erbe USA is the only company marketing a 24-hour multi-pati...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Erbe USA Source Type: news

Cantel Medical wins FDA nod for Advantage Plus endoscope reprocessor
Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMD) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Advantage Plus pass-thru automated endoscope reprocessor, making it the first AER available in the US, the company claims. The newly cleared device is designed for the high-level disinfection of commonly used endoscopes, including duodenoscopes, the Little Falls, N.J.-based company said. “We strive to deliver real life infection prevention solutions to address the complexities our customers face in setting up successful endoscopy departments. We believe the Advantage Plus pass-thru AER’s availability will transform our custo...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Cantel Medical Corp. Source Type: news