Apollo Says Goodbye to Lap-Band as It Reshapes Portfolio
Apollo Endosurgery is selling its surgical product line, which includes the Lap-Band adjustable gastric banding system to its rival Reshape Medical. In addition, ReShape will deal its intra-gastric balloon line to Austin, TX-based Apollo. The transactions are worth about $17 million. Now Apollo will have the ability to focus all its efforts on growing the clinical adoption of its Endo-bariatric product offerings, which consists of its OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing Systems and the Orbera Intragastric Balloon technologies. The company said it will continue to manufacture the Surgical product line for the San Clemente-based ...
Source: MDDI - December 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Apollo Endosurgery deals Lap-Band to ReShape Lifesciences for up to $17m
Apollo Endosurgery (NSDQ:APEN) said today that it dealt its Lap-Band gastric banding device to ReShape Lifesciences (NSDQ:RSLS) in return for up to $17 million and ReShape’s intra-gastric balloon, which Apollo plans to eventually discontinue. Austin, Texas-based Apollo said the exchange closed yesterday with $10 million in cash and the balloon from ReShape. Further payments of $2 million are due Dec. 17, 2019, and Dec. 17, 2020, respectively, plus a final $3 million payout on the deal’s third anniversary. Apollo pledged to keep making the Lap-Band device for up to two years and distribute them outside the ...
Source: Mass Device - December 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Weight loss Apollo Endosurgery ReShape Lifesciences Source Type: news

St. Michael’s showcases cutting-edge endoscopy at annual event broadcast around the world
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 13, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

How a Coaxial Alternative Could Make Way for Smaller Catheters
A recent breakthrough in the design of medical device cables is expected to enable a new generation of small, flexible, and intelligent catheters according to Japanese wire and cable supplier Junkosha. The Tokyo, Japan-based supplier launched its Multi-Channel Transmission (MCT) at MD&M Minneapolis in late October. The new solution could challenge existing twisted pair coaxial and flexible printed circuit technology. Junkosha said MCT will enable new data-rich signals to be used in therapies such as an intracardiac echocardiogram, ultrasound endoscopy, and intervascular ultrasound (IVUS). "What's happening these d...
Source: MDDI - December 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Components Electronics Source Type: news

Patency Device to Test Feasibility of Capsule Endoscopy May Falsely Reassure Patency Device to Test Feasibility of Capsule Endoscopy May Falsely Reassure
A device used to determine in advance whether a capsule endoscope can safely pass through a patient's small bowel can occasionally dissolve before the 30-hour threshold, leading"to false reassurance that capsule endoscopy could be performed safely without risk of retention," UK-based researchers warn.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Banks Receives ACG Samuel S. Weiss Award
Peter Banks, MD, of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, was honored with the Samuel S. Weiss Award at the American College of Gastroenterology ’s (ACG) annual meeting in Philadelphia. The award is presented a fellow of the coll (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 9, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

NinePoint Keeps AI Offerings Fresh with IRIS
FDA has just given a nod to NinePoint Medical’s Intelligent Real-time Image Segmentation (IRIS) software upgrade for the NvisionVLE Imaging System. The Bedford, MA-based company said IRIS is an artificial intelligence-based platform for image feature segmentation is the first tool of its kind approved for use in imaging of esophageal tissue. The NvisionVLE Imaging System allows physicians to perform a Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy (VLE) procedure that produces real-time, high-resolution cross-sectional images. This system enables gastroenterologists to thoroughly evaluate the esophageal tissue surface a...
Source: MDDI - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Cook Medical inks deal to distribute Taewoong Medical Niti-S esophageal stents
Cook Medical said today that it inked a collaborative deal with South Korean Taewoong Medical to distribute a selection of the company’s stents in the U.S. The deal includes Taewoong’s Niti-S Through The Scope esophageal stent, which is the flagship product of the company’s Niti-S self-expandable line of metal gastrointestinal stents, Cook said. The Niti-S TTS esophageal stent is intended for use in treating certain esophageal strictures caused by malignant tumors, Bloomington, Ind.-based Cook Medical said. The system is deployed through a 10.5 French delivery system which Cook said is unique to the ...
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Stents Cook Medical taewoongmedical Source Type: news

Unsedated endosheath transnasal endoscopy cost  effective
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Merit Medical logs Q3 sales and earnings beat
Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) yesterday put up third-quarter numbers that beat expectations on both sales and earnings and confirmed that it’s on track to hit the midpoint of its guidance for the rest of the year. South Jordan, Utah-based Merit posted a swing to black ink for the three months ended Sept. 30, with profits of $16.6 million, or 30¢ per share, on sales growth of 23.6% to $221.7 million, compared with losses of -$3.6 million during Q3 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 47¢, a full nickel ahead of Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $216.9 million...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Merit Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Niagara surgery center seeks permanent status
Pointing to increasing patient volume and higher-than-required levels of service to underserved populations, a Niagara Falls surgery center is asking the state to convert its operating license from temporary to permanent. Endoscopy Center of Niagara LLC, a joint venture that includes ownership by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Kaleida Health and Endoscopy Center of WNY LLC, opened its ambulatory surgery center on Williams Road in early 2014, receiving a customary five-year limited term license. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Unrestricted Diet OK More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy
TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 -- Unrestricted diets are acceptable more than one day before colonoscopy among patients using a split-dose bowel regimen, according to a study published in the October issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Anna M. Leszczynski,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CapsoVision Announces Distribution Partnership With PENTAX Canada, Inc.
SARATOGA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Silicon Valley medical device innovator CapsoVision, Inc. announced a distribution partnership with PENTAX Canada, Inc. to sell the CapsoCam Plus® System. This is the only ca... Devices, Gastroenterology, Distribution CapsoVision, PENTAX, CapsoCam, capsule endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cinematic rendering enhances ovarian cancer evaluation
The photorealistic detail provided by cinematically rendered CT scans helped...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cinematic rendering bolsters AI for depth estimation on endoscopy Physicians prefer cinematic rendering for ankle injuries Cinematic rendering sheds light on abdominal pathology Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

4 Reasons Medtech Outsourcers Should Consider Cold Forming
This article covers the economic, strength, yield, and speed-to-market advantages of cold-formed components, especially compared with the capabilities of screw machining. The objective will be to provide potential new product design (NPD) engineers in outsource manufacturing environments an objective comparison from which to make informed decisions on micro-miniature component sourcing. NPD engineers rely heavily on design and manufacturing techniques learned through education, repeated application, and empirical success. Many alternate techniques are often approached with caution, particularly in medical and healthcare pr...
Source: MDDI - October 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Timothy Kardish Tags: Contract Manufacturing Source Type: news

Endoscopy (EGD) Procedure
Title: Endoscopy (EGD) ProcedureCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 19, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Optim Partners with 21st Century Oncology as the Preferred Vendor for Head and Neck Cancer Endoscopy
The ENTity™ XL Nasopharyngoscope has been selected by the leading health care provider as the preferred choice in technology utilized to diagnose and manage patients with head and neck cancers. STURBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 7, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Mar... Devices, Oncology Optim LLC, ENTityXL, Nasopharyngoscope, FreedomView, OptiLux (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Facebook, NYU feel need for MRI speed with AI
Can less really be more in MRI? Facebook and New York University (NYU) intend...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cinematic rendering bolsters AI for depth estimation on endoscopy AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review New opportunities emerge for AI in medical imaging AI algorithm generates 'artificial' medical images Deep learning performs superresolution MSK MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cinematic rendering bolsters AI for depth estimation on endoscopy
The photorealistic quality of cinematically rendered CT scans may reduce the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Physicians prefer cinematic rendering for ankle injuries Cinematic rendering sheds light on abdominal pathology Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift? AJR papers shine spotlight on cinematic rendering (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MIT researchers developing implantable sensors
ReMix, a new technology in the works at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, seeks to make progress toward a new paradigm of treatment – one that's less reliant on endoscopy and surgery, but instead relies on sensors and what scientists call an " in-body GPS " to help make diagnoses and guide drug administration. The goal, researchers said, is a new approach to patient care that's less expensive, invasive and time-consuming than has been previously been possible. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Fujifilm Sonosite taps Ueda as chair, CEO | Personnel Moves – August 9, 2018
Fujifilm‘s (TSE:4901) SonoSite subsidiary said earlier this week it appointed Fujifilm vet and current Fujifilm Medical Systems USA and Fujifilm New Development USA prez Takaaki Ueda as its new chair and CEO. Previously, Ueda has also served as Fujifilm global endoscopy systems division GM, the company said. Ueda will replace the departing Masayuki Higuchi who is returning to Tokyo to take the role of Fujifilm global finance & accounting deputy GM. Alongside the appointment, the company said it also promoted Rich Fabian to the position of prez and COO. Fabian had previously held various executive positions for 15...
Source: Mass Device - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Biolase Carmat Inc. Entellus Medical Inc. fujifilm Haemonetics johnsonandjohnson neurologics orthoconsulting personnel-moves PositiveID Corp. SonoSite Tactile Systems Technology Source Type: news

Pentax Bets on PlasmaBiotics in the Fight Against Scope-Related Infections
Pentax Medical, a division of the Hoya Group, acquired a controlling interest in PlasmaBiotics this week, an investment that is expected to strengthen Pentax's hygiene portfolio and help it reduce cross-contamination risks associated with endoscopy devices. Paris, France-based PlasmaBiotics makes devices designed for drying and storing endoscopes. Endoscope hygiene has been a hot-button topic in the gastroenterology sector and FDA has been cracking down on Pentax and other scope makers to make sure these manufacturers are doing sufficient post-market surveillance to assess contamination risks associated with th...
Source: MDDI - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Sterilization Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 3, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Esaote launching its new ultrasound device to Nipro’s Infraredx launching in Japan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Esaote launches new ultrasound devices Esaote announced in an Aug. 2 press release that it has launched its new MyLab X7, MyLab X6 and MyLab X5 ultrasound systems. The MyLab X7 offers faster and more reliable ultrasounds with intuitive usability and ergonomics. MyLab X5 has zero-click automatic that speeds up assessments and enhances image quality. 2. Bonesupport inks deal with MTF Biologics Bonesuppor...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Catheters Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Ultrasound Bonesupport Esaote InfraReDx Inc. ivwatch MedTech Mindshare Medical Modulated Imaging MTF Bi Source Type: news

Allurion Puts Consumers First with Weight Loss Balloon Treatment
Allurion Technologies is hoping to be able to get FDA approval to launch its obesity treatment balloon in 2020. The Natick, MA-based company said it was making progress toward its goal of getting Elipse on the U.S market by completing enrollment in the ENLIGHTEN clinical trial. The company exceeded its 400-patient target for the clinical study. “The reason we exceeded our target was because of the unprecedented demand that we experienced for the trial,” Shantanu Gaur, co-founder and CEO of Allurion, told MD+DI. “It was really astonishing to see the traffic numbers at our study website. All over the c...
Source: MDDI - July 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Analysts Expect Merit Medical & #039;s Hot Streak to Last
Terumo's loss appears to be Merit Medical's gain. Product shortages at the former benefitted Merit during the last two weeks of the second quarter by boosting sales across several product lines, including sheath introducers, guidewires, microcatheters, compression devices, and catheters.  Merit reported revenue of $224.8 million in the second quarter, which represents a 9.8% organic growth over the same period last year and beat analyst consensus of $214.7 million. To put it in terms of the company's expectations, CEO Fred Lampropoulos told investors during Tuesday's earnings call th...
Source: MDDI - July 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Boston Sci Just Won ’t Stop Buying Companies
There really doesn’t seem to be in sight to Boston Scientific’s recent buying spree. This time the Marlborough, Mass.-based company is picking up Claret Medical for about $220 million in upfront cash and a potential reimbursement-based milestone payment of up to $50 million. The deal is set to close sometime in the third quarter of 2018. Santa Rosa, CA-based Claret has developed and received clearance for the Sentinel Cerebral Embolic Protection System. The device is used to protect the brain during certain interventional procedures, predominately in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement(TA...
Source: MDDI - July 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Key Surgical acquires Encompas Unlimited
Key Surgical recently announced that it has acquired Encompas Unlimited to expand its endoscopy product offerings. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. This is the second acquisition that Key Surgical has completed after merging with Interlock Medizintechnik last year. Emcompas specializes in manufacturing, assembling and distribution a variety of endoscopy accessories and supplies. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Key Surgical acquires Encompas Unlimited appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog encompasunlimited keysurgical Source Type: news

NHS posters remind surgeons to check they have the right patient
This comes after the  Oxford University John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals had four mishaps in May and June. One incident saw surgeons inserting an endoscopy into the wrong patient. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two NHS hospitals have put up posters reminding   surgeons to check they have the right patient
This comes after the  Oxford University John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals had four mishaps in May and June. One incident saw surgeons inserting an endoscopy into the wrong patient. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breathing Easier with Single-Use Bronchoscopes
This study was specifically done for bronchoscopes because that data was lacking,” says Lars Marcher, CEO and President Ambu A/S, in an interview with MD+DI. Contamination of reusable endoscopes has been known for some time now. “Endoscope Reprocessing Failures Continue to Expose Patients to Infection Risk” was number two on ECRI Institute’s list of Top 10 health technology hazards for 2018. And it has been on the organization’s top 10 list for the past eight years. Shifting to single-use instruments will likely be cost effective as well. According to a 2017 study, “Early Assessment...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Sterilization 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

A Resident ’s Right to Appeal a Facility-Initiated Discharge
On May 12, 2016, Mrs. D was admitted to an acute care facility after she was found collapsed in her home, unresponsive, covered with melenic stool, and with dried blood around her mouth. She could not provide a history, and her daughter (her caregiver) was unavailable. She was noted to have possible upper gastrointestinal bleeding, rhabdomyolysis (from a fall), and a urinary tract infection (UTI). She was hydrated aggressively, and her rhabdomyolysis and kidney injury resolved. Her upper endoscopy examination showed severe esophagitis and Barrett ’s esophagus. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: lEGAL iSSUEs Source Type: news

Dr. Gawande tapped to lead Amazon-JPM-Berkshire health play | Personnel Moves – June 21, 2018
The joint healthcare venture between Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Chase said this week it named Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeon, New Yorker magazine staff writer and bestselling author Dr. Atul Gawande as its CEO, effective July 9. The joint venture said that the newly formed company will be headquartered in Boston, and will operate as an independent entity free from profit-making incentives and constraints. Dr. Gawande also serves as a professor of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and is the founding executive director of health system...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News AirXpanders Amazon Avantis Medical Systems Inc. Berkshire Hathaway Boston Scientific CHF Solutions Inc. Corindus Vascular Robotics Haemonetics Intuitive Surgical IsoRay JP Morgan Chase medicen Medtronic Source Type: news

OmniVision Sees Its Future in Medtech Clearly
Tazeeb Gunja holds up a case containing a dot the size of a period at OmniVision’s booth during MD&M East. This “dot” is a highly functional imaging technology created by OmniVision to be used in medical devices. “We plan to make some even smaller,” Gunja, who serves as principal market and development manager at OmniVision. The Santa Clara, CA-based company had a full display at MD&M East, showcasing its technology as it seeks to increase its market share in the medical device industry. The company, which was founded in 1995, revealed two new partnerships that could help give it a str...
Source: MDDI - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Electronics 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

Analysts: Stryker, Boston Scientific tie-up could create “ higher growth Medtronic ”
Analysts are eagerly digging into the news that Stryker (NYSE:SYK) put in a takeover bid with Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), though many were surprised by the news and are unsure of the obvious strategic value of the acquisition. News of the deal, which both companies have officially responded to with statemens of “no comment,” emerged yesterday at the Wall Street Journal. The merger could create a “higher growth Medtronic,” according to Evercore’s Vijay Kumar, adding approximately 2% to Stryker’s expected 2019 earnings per share and up to 6% by next year, SeekingAlpha repo...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific johnsonandjohnson Medtronic Stryker Source Type: news

Push Endoscopy
Title: Push EndoscopyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 3/21/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 11, 2018 Category: Nutrition 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

Digestive Disease Week, June 2-5
Digestive Disease Week 2018 The Digestive Disease Week annual meeting sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Society for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colonoscopies, Endoscopies Carry Greater Infection Risk Than Thought: Study
Title: Colonoscopies, Endoscopies Carry Greater Infection Risk Than Thought: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 7, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Colonoscopies, Endoscopies Carry Greater Infection Risk Than Thought: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Getting a colonoscopy or an endoscopy may be riskier than you thought. Researchers report that the rate of infections following these procedures at outpatient ambulatory surgery centers could be 100 times higher than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Korea ’ s IntroMedic wins FDA nod for MiroCam capsule endoscope, inks U.S. distro deal
Korea-based medtech company IntroMedic inked a deal with Stratis Medical to distribute its MicroCam video capsule endoscopy system in the U.S. The device is designed to visualize and monitor the small bowel mucosa. The MicroCam is the first capsule endoscopy system with E-Field Propagation or Human Body Communication, according to Stratis Medical – the proprietary tech uses the human body as a communication medium to provide high-resolution images for consistent and accurate monitoring of the small bowel. The latest MicroCam system includes software that receives, records and processes images faster and more efficien...
Source: Mass Device - June 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging IntroMedic stratismedical Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 5/30/16
Practice, practice, practice.  Touch Surgery, a mobile surgical training platform, is collaborating with the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy to convert some of the society’s procedural videos into interactive mini-simulations at the Digestive Disease Week.  ASGE members will get the chance to try out the mobi le platform during the conference. The technology is a blend of digital and hands-on experiences and will let users try out several endoscopic procedures.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Postcolonoscopy/Endoscopy Infection Rates Higher Than Thought Postcolonoscopy/Endoscopy Infection Rates Higher Than Thought
' The observed postendoscopic infection rates at some [ambulatory surgical centers] are over 100 times higher than their expected rates,'authors of a new study report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Olympus inks distro deal for MI Tech ’ s Hanarostent
Olympus (TYO:7733) said yesterday it inked an exclusive deal to distribute M.I. Tech’s Hanarostent self-expanding metal stents. The deal includes both the FDA 510(k) cleared Hanarostent biliary and Hanarostent esophagus stents, Tokyo-based Olympus said, and marks the first of multiple self-expanding metal stents the company will include in its EndoTherapy portfolio. “We are confident in the hundreds of stents and other products in our portfolio that are already providing quality of life benefits to patients all over the world. Olympus is an ideal partner for us because of its trusted brand in the U.S. medi...
Source: Mass Device - May 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Stents mitech Olympus Source Type: news

Breath test can save money and catch cancer early
This test is a cheaper and less invasive alternative to an upper endoscopy. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

Is Meta-Analysis a Sign of Something Big on the Horizon for GID?
All signs are pointing to something big on the horizon for GI Dynamics and its embattled obesity and type 2 diabetes treatment technology. The most recent guidepost from the Lexington, MA-based company came Thursday, when it announced results were being published from a meta-analysis of the EndoBarrier. Results show the device was able to impact weight loss and insulin resistance improvement. The research is titled “Effects of the Duodenal-Jejunal Bypass Liner on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Obesity: A Meta-analysis with Secondary Analysis on Weight Loss and Hormonal Changes,” an...
Source: MDDI - May 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Single-Use Spray Takes Aim at GI Bleeds
Cook Medical has been focused on finding an easier way to treat patients suffering from gastrointestinal bleeds. For nearly 10 years the Bloomington IN-based company has been developing the Hemospray, a powder like device that has just received a nod from FDA. Barry Slowey, VP of Cook Medical’s Endoscopy specialty, said the company got the idea for Hemospray from an application used by the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq to treat wounds on the battlefield. “If you look at the how bleeds are treated in the gastrointestinal tract, you see  the treatments are either mechanical, like an endoscopic clip&n...
Source: MDDI - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news