Is an R & amp;D Race Driving the Surgical Robotics Market?
Robotic-assisted surgery has emerged with an attempt to overcome the limitations of traditional minimally invasive surgical procedures. With increasing competition, the way to gain market share in this quickly growing market is with innovative technology. This means R&D is at the forefront of this market, driving adoption, expanding applications, and leading to a market that will more than double in size by 2025. It’s been a steady trajectory since the first medical robot, Arthrobot, was developed in Canada in 1983 for use during orthopedic procedures1. Then, the first robotic-assisted procedure, neur...
Source: MDDI - April 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yulia Sorokina and Jeff Wong Tags: R & D Orthopedics Source Type: news

Adenocarcinoma, High - Grade Dysplasia Up With Barrett Esophagus
But Barrett esophagus length has decreased, as has prevalence of low - grade dysplasia on endoscopy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

What Are the Types of Tracheoesophageal Fistulas?
Discussion Respiratory problems in infants can caused by many things including any type of obstruction from the nose to lung. Neonates and infants are particularly susceptible to changes in the size of the airway because of the physics of airflow resistance. Important reminders about infant airways: Resistance = 1/radius4 (Poiseuille’s equation) therefore even a 1 mm decrease in the airway circumferences increases the airflow resistance x16. Increased airflow causes less pressure along the walls, which can lead to collapse of the walls (Bernoulli’s and Venturi effects). Neonates have smaller lungs relative to ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 4, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Wake Endoscopy: Our independence means lower health care costs
With the recent acquisition of Wilson Digestive Disease and Endoscopy Center, Wake Endoscopy holds the title of the largest – independent – gastrointestinal practice in the Triangle. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Mauna Kea Nixes Deal with Cook Medical
Citing a lack of commercial progress, Mauna Kea Technologies is calling off an agreement with Cook Medical that was signed a little over three years ago involving Mauna Kea's Cellvizio platform. Paris, France-based Mauna Kea said the decision to terminate the development and distribution agreements with Cook was mutual. Cook has not officially commented on the news. Cellvizio is a multidisciplinary probe and needle-based confocal laser endoscopy platform. The device enables direct visualization of human tissues at the cellular scale and allows doctors to detect anomalies invisible with standard techniques, part...
Source: MDDI - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Apollo Endosurgery touts results of stomach-stapling study
  Apollo Endosurgery’s OverStitch device Apollo Endosurgery (NSDQ:APEN) has reported key data from 1,000 patients who underwent endoscopic gastroplasty using the company’s OverStitch device. Published in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the data include a mean total weight loss of 14.8%±8.5% at 18 months. Three months following surgery, the impact on obesity-related comorbidities included the complete remission of: 13 of 17 cases of type 2 diabetes. All 28 cases of hypertension. 18 of 32 cases of dyslipidemia. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsour...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Endoscopic / Arthroscopic News Well Surgical Weight loss Apollo Endosurgery Source Type: news

Results of early endoscopic exam critical for assessment of Barrett's patients
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) A new study indicates that both high-grade abnormal cellular changes (dysplasia) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (a form of cancer) have increased in the last 25 years among people with a digestive condition known as Barrett's esophagus. The study report, Increasing prevalence of high-grade dysplasia and adenocarcinoma on index endoscopy in Barrett's esophagus over the past 2 decades, is published in the February issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Role of interventional inflammatory bowel disease in the era of biologic therapy
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) According to a new statement from a panel of national and international experts in gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other areas, interventional (or therapeutic) IBD endoscopy has an expanding role in the treatment of disease and of adverse events from surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protective Masks Needed to Combat Endoscopy Contamination Protective Masks Needed to Combat Endoscopy Contamination
Dr David Johnson on how a recent study of bacterial exposure during routine endoscopy is causing him to change his practice.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

New Partnership between Geo-Med, LLC and Stratis Medical Offers Veteran Administration Medical Centers and Department of Defense Military Treatment Facilities Exceptional Video Capsule Endoscopy
BOSTON, Feb. 1, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Geo-Med LLC, a Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business supplier of medical products, is pleased to announce it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Stratis Medical, I... Devices, Gastroenterology, Distribution Stratis Medical, Capsule Endoscopy, MiroCam (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

DDW ® 2019 offers reporters access to leading research in digestive health
(Digestive Disease Week) Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) will host its 50th annual scientific meeting in San Diego, Calif., from May 18-21, 2019, bringing together physicians, researchers, and academics from across the world. Recognized as a top 50 medical meeting, this is your opportunity to learn cutting-edge medical advances and report on the latest research in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Device Finds Patients at Risk for Esophageal Cancer New Device Finds Patients at Risk for Esophageal Cancer
A novel esophageal sampling device identifies patients at risk for esophageal cancer without standard endoscopy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cinematic rendering enhances pelvic CT bone evaluation
Researchers from Thailand used cinematic rendering to enhance the visualization...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cinematic rendering enhances ovarian cancer evaluation 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 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Olympus rejiggers medical biz
Olympus (TYO:7733) last week announced its plan to rejigger its medical device business with an eye toward gaining share in the U.S. market. The Japanese conglomerate weathered an accounting scandal in 2011 after firing its first foreign CEO, Michael Woodford, after he blew the whistle on unexplained payments worth around $1.7 billion and demanded the resignation of the former chairman and vice president. In September 2012 the company and 3 former executives pleaded guilty in Japan to cover-up charges. By 2014 Olympus was caught up in an FDA warning about power morcellators, whi...
Source: Mass Device - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Featured Wall Street Beat Olympus Source Type: news

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 4, 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