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Intuitive Dominates in its 1Q18 Earnings
The competition might be mounting in the surgical robotics space, but it isn’t having much of an impact on Intuitive Surgical - yet. The Sunnyvale, CA-based company managed to beat out Wall Street analysts' expectations in its latest quarterly earnings. Intuitive brought in about $848 million in the first quarter of 2018. This was a 25% increase over the $680 million the company earned this time last year. “We had a strong first quarter in pursuit of our mission with customer use of our systems at the top of our growth range, continuing momentum in new system placements, and stepwise progress in the development...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical shares up on Street-beating Q1
Shares in Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) have risen in after-hours trading today after the robotic surgery giant posted first quarter 2018 earnings that beat expectations on Wall Street. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company posted profits of $287.3 million, or $2.44 per share, on sales of $847.5 million for the three months ended March 31, seeing the bottom line grow 58.9% while sales grew 24.7% compared with the same period last year. After adjusting for one-time items, earnings per share were still at $2.44, well ahead of the the $2.09 consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $783.3 mill...
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Robotics Wall Street Beat Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

Vicarious Surgical comes out of stealth with $17m Series A for VR-based robot-assisted surgery device
Vicarious Surgical came out of stealth mode today by announcing a nearly $17 million Series A round for the virtual reality-augmented robot-assisted surgery platform it’s developing. Cambridge, Mass.-based Vicarious, which first reported a $2.4 million raise in January 2016 and another $800,000 in October of that year, opened the Series A round in January with a nearly $13 million installment. Today the company said Khosla Ventures and Innovation Endeavors led the $16.8 million Series A, joined by Gates Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures and Salesforce founder & CEO Marc Benioff. The proceeds are earmarked for con...
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Robotics Wall Street Beat Vicarious Surgical Source Type: news

Unexpected Outcome in Hysterectomy Study
(MedPage Today) -- More cancer recurrences, worse survival with minimally invasive surgery (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - March 27, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

MIS device startup Human Xtensions wins FDA nod for HandX device
Minimally invasive surgery device start up Human Xtensions said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its HandX device. The HandX device is a light-weight, handheld device designed to translate a surgeon’s natural hand motions into more complex movements inside the patient, the Israel-based company said. The device is part of a series of electromechanically-simplified surgical systems the company is developing in a modular format, Human Xtension said. The company also produces smart 5mm surgical tools designed to pass through trocars to improve access and freedom of movement in MIS procedures. “We believe in te...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical humanxtensions Source Type: news

Does robotic telesurgery have a future?
Although many have experimented with remote “telesurgery,” are the conditions right for commercial companies to start making an investment in a remote robotic surgical future? Although the idea of telesurgery — performing specialized procedures with robot-assisted surgical tools from a remote location — dates back to the very first research into medical robotics, the technology has yet to make a significant commercial impact. Robotic surgery is one of the hottest fields in medtech, as a raft of new entrants expand the possibilities for minimally invasive surgery. But thus far, commercialized systems...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Robotics Surgical Corindus Vascular Robotics Source Type: news

UR Medicine Leads U.S. in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Newest LVAD Heart Pump
UR Medicine cardiac surgeons recently introduced a minimally invasive approach to implanting the newest heart pump available for people with congestive heart failure. This is believed to be the first in the nation, and potentially a game-changer for patients. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Medtech ’ s existential crisis and how it can survive
The new EY report even includes an equation to show how medtech and other life science companies will need to deliver value: “Future value (FV) is driven by innovation (I) that focuses on outcomes with a high degree of personalization and is fueledby unlocking the power of data (D.” [Image courtesy of EY]Executives in medtech and other life sciences companies view digital health startups and high tech giants as an existential threat. To compete, they’re going to have to invest in or acquire customer engagement and personalization skills usually associated with online retailers and social networking sites,...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Health Information Technology Healthcare Reform News Well Alphabet Amazon Apple EY google Source Type: news

Toddler Thrives after Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Surgery
Treatment TermsPediatric Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryPediatric Neurology Sub-Title Minimally Invasive Surgery for Abnormal Head Shape Author Erin Hull Overview When an observant pediatrician told April Longmire and Mike Stone of Louisburg, NC that there were some irregularities in their infant ’s skull, they were instantly worried. Today, their toddler is happy and healthy following minimally invasive craniosynostosis surgery performed by Duke pediatric neurosurgeon Carrie Muh, MD. Preview Image Content Blocks ContentYou never want to have anyone say anything is wrong with your child, ” April exp...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Determinant factors for chronic kidney disease after partial nephrectomy
(Rapamycin Press) Minimally invasive surgery appears to offer broader therapeutic scope for the renal masses without compromising oncological outcomes in proper hands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AtriCure beats the Street during Q4, analysts predict ‘ growth acceleration ’
AtriCure (Nasdaq: ATRC) — an innovator in treatments for atrial fibrillation and left atrial appendage management — is enjoying a rise in its stock value today after releasing results that beat the Street. Mason, Ohio–based AtriCure’s stock was up 67 cents per share, or 3.7%, closing at $18.99. The company reported yesterday evening that it revenue for the quarter ended Dec. 31 was up nearly 12% year-over-year, to $46.1 million. Analyst polled by Yahoo! Finance had predicted $45.4 million in revenue. Analysts Danielle Antalffy and Rebecca Wang at Leerink suspect Atricure&rsq...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Surgical Wall Street Beat AtriCure Inc. Source Type: news

Less-invasive heart valve replacement tied to better quality of life
(Reuters Health) - People who get minimally-invasive surgery to replace damaged heart valves have an easier time completing daily tasks and a better quality of life after the procedure, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Imagin Medical enrolls 1st patients in i/Blue Imaging study
Imaging solution developer Imagin Medical said yesterday it recruited the initial subjects in a first-in-human study of its i/Blue Imaging System. The company is developing the ultrasensitive i/Blue Imaging System which it hopes will “establish a new standard of care” for detecting certain cancers and visualizing the surgical field during minimally invasive surgery, with an initial focus on bladder cancer. Initial procedures are currently being coordinated with the lead investigator, the Vancouver, Canada-based company said. “We are excited to see the study underway and are fortunate to be worki...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging imaginmedical Source Type: news

J & J ’ s DePuy Synthes launches Purevue visualization system
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes said today it launched the Purevue visualization system imaging platform designed for minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. The newly launched system combines a light source, image processor and local image management, looking to reduce the equipments footprint in the operating room, DePuy said. The system also includes an autoclavable camera head, touch-screen navigation and customizable settings for minimally invasive surgery applications. DePuy said the Purevue visualization system completes its capital equipment offering in arthroscopy, which inc...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Surgical depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Imagin Medical launches first-in-human trial for i/Blue urological cancer imaging tech
Imaging solution developer Imagin Medical said today it launched the first-in-human study of its i/Blue Imaging System, with recruitment for the trail beginning at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The company is developing the ultrasensitive i/Blue Imaging System which it hopes will “establish a new standard of care” for detecting certain cancers and visualizing the surgical field during minimally invasive surgery, with an initial focus on bladder cancer. The newly launched study aims to explore the minimal dwell time needed for the detection of cancerous cells using protoporphyrin IX near infrared f...
Source: Mass Device - December 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging Urology imaginmedical Source Type: news

Rwanda:Belgian Doctors to Train Local Counterparts in Surgery
[New Times] At least seven specialist doctors from Belgium arrived in Rwanda yesterday for a weeklong teaching mission in minimally invasive surgery at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Making of a Surgical Robot
  Designing a surgical robot for minimally invasive surgery can be quite daunting, especially with the myriad of advanced technologies that we have access to today. This presentation provides an overview of key findings and considerations for designing a minimally invasive surgical robot and includes a view to the future.  1. Identifying the Need through ethnographic research.  "This is immersing yourself in the environment. The first thing I do is I go into a clinical environment and watch the procedure. I want to be a fly on the wall, I don't want to interrupt the process or make t...
Source: MDDI - November 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis R Source Type: news

New DePuy Synthes Spine Technologies Help Simplify Minimally Invasive Surgery by Enhancing Efficiency and Reducing Steps
One-Tool VIPER PRIME ™ Pedicle Screw System and CONCORDE® Clear MIS Discectomy Tool for MIS Spinal Fusion Surgery Launch in the United States (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New DePuy Synthes Spine Technologies Help Simplify Minimally Invasive Surgery by Enhancing Efficiency and Reducing Steps
One-Tool VIPER PRIME™ Pedicle Screw System and CONCORDE® Clear MIS Discectomy Tool for MIS Spinal Fusion Surgery Launch in the United States ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 25, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- DePuy Synthes* today is launching... Devices, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic, Product Launch DePuy Synthes, Johnson & Johnson, VIPER PRIME, pedicle screw inserter (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Open vs Minimally Invasive Surgery for Paraesophageal Hernias Open vs Minimally Invasive Surgery for Paraesophageal Hernias
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study published in JAMA Surgery that compares two types of procedural approaches for treating hernias.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

FDA clears new robotically-assisted surgical device for adult patients
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the Senhance System, a new robotically-assisted surgical device (RASD) that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medtronic breaks ground on western China Innovation Center
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it has begun work on an Innovation Center in Chengdu, China, slated to open in 2020. The new Chengdu Innovation Center is being built at the Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park in the Sichuan Province and aims to provide clinical training and research platforms for medical workers in the region and neighboring regions. “Medtronic understands the critical role that rural physicians play in driving the healthcare availability and transformation. As such, we hope to support the growth and development of medical workers in China’s vast central and western regions, help the...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Medtronic Source Type: news

Invuity is back with its PhotonBlade
Invuity has reintroduced its PhotonBlade to the market, more than three months after it recalled the minimally invasive surgery light due to “unintended energy discharge” during procedures. The new and improved PhotonBlade includes what Invuity officials describe as enhancements to improve energy delivery and provide optimized illumination performance.  The new PhotonBlade will ship to customers over the next few weeks, the San Francisco–based company announced yesterday. Before the recall, the device had been out under a limited release; Invuity is now fully launching it commercially. “We are ...
Source: Mass Device - September 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News News Well Recalls Surgical Invuity minimally invasive Minimally Invasive Surgery Source Type: news

TransEnterix responds to FDA more info request
Robotics medical company TransEnterix filed its response to the Food and Drug Administration’s additional information request on its Senhance Surgical Robotic System 510(k) submission. The Senhance robotic-assisted surgery system is designed to improve minimally invasive surgery, namely in laparoscopy operations, through haptic feedback and eye sensing camera control. Get the full story at our sister site, The Robot Report. The post TransEnterix responds to FDA more info request appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Alex Beall Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Wall Street Beat TransEnterix Source Type: news

AtriCure launches AtriClip Pro-V in the US
AtriCure (NSDQ:ATRC) said today it launched its AtriClip Pro-V left atrial appendate exclusion system in the US. The newly launched AtriClip Pro-V is designed to be placed through a minimally-invasive surgery and features an open-ended design and tip-first closure mechanism for easier navigation, the Mason, Ohio.-based company claims. “Development of the AtriClip Pro-V is another step in the direction of a comprehensive strategy for management of the left atrial appendage. It expands the options for minimally invasive approaches including right chest access and an easier implantation of an epicardial atrial appe...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Replacement Heart Valves AtriCure Inc. Source Type: news

MIRO: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer MIRO: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Patients with resectable esophageal cancer should undergo hybrid minimally invasive surgery, urge experts after a trial showed it markedly reduce postoperative morbidity vs open surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 28, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Resonetics acquires Aduro Laser Resonetics announced that it has acquired Aduro Laser. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very excited to partner with Grayson Beck and Demian Backs, who have cre...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Resonetics acquires Aduro Laser
Resonetics announced that it has acquired Aduro Laser. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very excited to partner with Grayson Beck and Demian Backs, who have created raving fans with Aduro’s disruptive business model,” Tom Burns, Resonetics’ CEO, said. “We share a similar culture with an emphasis on innovation, speed and customer satisfaction. Prime Laser Cut tubing is already being adopted by leading companies in structural heart, peripheral vascular and minimally invasive surgery markets. Resonetics will expand capacity with a new facility, additional equipment an...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Aduro Laser Resonetics Source Type: news

Titan Medical adds French hospital site to future Sport feasibility & validation study
Titan Medical (TSX:TMD) said today it inked a deal with the French Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire de Strasbourg to participate in feasibility and validation studies of its Sport robotic surgical system as the company seeks regulatory clearance for the platform. Toronto-based Titan Medical said it expects to initiate studies of its Sport system in the 4th quarter of this year, continuing into next year. “We are thrilled to partner with IHU Strasbourg, one of Europe’s premier research and training centers, for continued feasibility and validation studies for the Sport system. IHU Strasbourg is well kn...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Titan Medical Inc. Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon launches ProxiSure laparoscopic suturing device
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon said today it launched the ProxiSure laparoscopic suturing device. Ethicon said the device features its endomechanical, suture and curved needle technologies to improve suturing precision in tight spaces. The device allows surgeons to reach desired angles, control bites and secure nots during suturing and knot tying to reduce the risk of needle loss, the company added. “With the patient’s health at the forefront of our thinking, we aimed to introduce a suturing device that will help reduce the margin of error in minimally-invasive surgery. Surgeons will n...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Ethicon johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Ethicon Launches ProxiSure(TM) Suturing Device Designed To Improve Precision In Minimally-Invasive Surgery
Advanced laparoscopic suturing device features Ethicon's innovative endomechanical, suture and curved needle technologies SOMERVILLE, N.J., Aug. 21, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ethicon*, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devic... Devices, Surgery, Product Launch Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson, ProxiSure, Suturing Device, laparoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Aug. 18, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Nemaura’s new Oceania distribution deal to Sanuwave’s promissory note expansion, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Nemaura inks Oceania distribution deal for SugarBeat patch Nemaura announced in an Aug. 15 press release that it has signed a non-binding distribution deal with Device Technologies for exclusive rights to market the SugarBeat glucose monitoring system in Australia and New Zealand. The SugarBeat is a disposable, adhesive skin patch that is used by diabetics, providing a non-invasive and needle-free method of c...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diabetes Diagnostics Implants Orthopedics Research & Development Surgical Brenner Medical Clinical Innovations Device Technologies K2M Masimo MedTech Nemaura Medical Sanuwave Si-Bone Source Type: news

Rebound Therapeutics raises $17m in Series B
Minimally invasive surgical device developer Rebound Therapeutics said today it closed a Series B round of financing, raising $16.5 million. The round was led by HBM-MedFocus, Invus Opportunities Fund and Wexford Capital affiliates, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. Funds from the round are slated to support product develpoment, regulatory approvals, scaling up manufacturing and commercialization efforts. Rebound Threapeutics said it has developed a “unique array of devices to improve the procedural and clinical outcomes” of minimally invasive surgical procedures, and that device testing is scheduled to be...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical reboundtherapeutics Source Type: news

DePuy Synthes Announces Acquisition of Sentio, LLC to Enable Innovation in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Nerve Localization Technology Will Strengthen Position in Minimally Invasive Surgery Market (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

J & J ’ s DePuy Synthes buys spinal tech dev Sentio
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes said today it acquired spinal nerve localization tech dev Innovative Surgical Solutions, which operates as Sentio, for an undisclosed amount. Wixom, Mich.-based Sentio has developed a platform designed to provide real-time feedback of nerve location using adhesive sensors applied to the skin, DePuy Synthes said. The system can be set up by OR personnel and does not require a neuromonitoring specialist. “With Sentio’s nerve localization technology, DePuy Synthes will strengthen its spine portfolio in decompression procedures as well as lateral s...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Spinal depuysynthes Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

DePuy Synthes Announces Acquisition of Sentio, LLC to Enable Innovation in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Nerve Localization Technology Will Strengthen Position in Minimally Invasive Surgery Market RAYNHAM, Mass., June 27, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Mergers & Acquisitions DePuy Synthes, Johnson & Johnson, Sentio, nerve localization, spine surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Vertos Medical raises $28m for Mild spine treatment Vertos Medical said yesterday that it closed a $28 million financing round for its Mild treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis. The round was led by new investor MVM Life Scienc...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Invuity recalls PhotonBlade
Invuity (NSDQ:IVTY) said today that it recalled its PhotonBlade minimally invasive surgery light, after a few customers reported “unintended energy discharge” during procedures. The PhotonBlade device, which won 510(k) clearance from the FDA in August 2016, was in a limited market release that began in March, Invuity said. Customer feedback, gathered to inform improvements to the device, also delivered the unintentional energy release issue “with the potential to cause tissue damage to patients,” the San Francisco-based company said. “To mitigate the potential for patient injury, the comp...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Recalls Surgical Invuity Source Type: news

Novanta to Acquire World of Medicine for €115 Million in Cash
Acquires global leading supplier of medical insufflators, pumps, and related disposables to Original Equipment Manufacturers in the minimally invasive surgery market BEDFORD, Mass., June 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Novanta Inc.... Devices, Surgery, Mergers & Acquisitions Novanta, World of Medicine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Robotic surgery program is a game changer (Video)
A surgeon at the helm of a surgical robotic device can perform complicated procedures that require precise actions on very small targets. “Robotic-assisted surgery makes it possible to do some procedures in a minimally invasive way that otherwise would have to be done with open surgery,” says Dr. Dunki-Jacobs, surgical oncologist at TriHealth. “This is important because patients who have minimally invasive surgery have less bl ood loss, fewer wound complications, shorter hospital stays and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Content provided by TriHealth Source Type: news

Titan Medical CEO wants to up the game in robotic surgery: Here ’s how
[Image courtesy of Titan Medical]Titan Medical – the young, upstart Canadian robotic surgery company – is making a comeback this year. Just today, the company announced the completion of initial formative human factors studies for its Sport single port robotic surgical system. The Sport system boasts the ability for a variety of surgical instruments on snake-like arms to be deployed through a single 25 mm incision for a minimally invasive surgery. Surgeons get to work at a mobile, ergonomically designed workstation with a 3D high-definition endoscopic view inside the patient. Completing the human factors s...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News News Well Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Surgical Robotic Surgery surgical robotics Titan Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Variation in the Use of Minimally Invasive Surgery Variation in the Use of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Variation exists in the utilization of minimally invasive surgical procedures. What accounts for the disparities?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Commercializing the first da Vinci surgical robot: Lessons you need to know
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Daniel Hawkins is the President and CEO of Shockwave Medical. He began his career in marketing and business development roles for Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, otherwise known as ACS, which is now part of Abbott Vascular. Following ACS, he held senior roles in general management, marketing, and business development with a number of private and public companies. Daniel started the marketing department at Intuitive Su...
Source: Mass Device - April 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news

Double take: The special approach that corrected one child ’s vision overnight
Dr. David Hunter is a pioneer in detecting and treating children’s eye conditions with a range of new and tried-and-true technologies and techniques. “At school I was seeing double today, Mom,” said 9-year-old Eliza in May of 2015. Catherine hadn’t noticed her daughter’s eyes crossing and suspected that her fourth grader was simply tired. A few weeks later, however, Catherine and her husband were sitting in the front row at Eliza’s chorus concert, when suddenly they both noticed their daughter’s eye was crossed. It was Eliza’s 10th birthday. “She was fine one ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Caregivers Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation david hunter Department of Ophthalmology lazy eye minimally invasive surgery strabismus Source Type: news

Laparascopic Hysterectomy OK in Early Endometrial Ca (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Promoting minimally invasive surgery for endometrial CA'should be a priority'(Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - March 28, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Researchers to develop'wearable' robotic tools for surgery
A collaborative team of researchers is to develop a wearable robotic system for minimally invasive surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as well as the ability to ‘sense’, ‘see’, control and safely navigate through the surgical environment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers to develop ‘ wearable ’ robotic tools for surgery
A collaborative team of researchers is to develop a wearable robotic system for minimally invasive surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as well as the ability to ‘ sense ’ , ‘ see ’ , control and safely navigate through the surgical environment. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

TransEnterix shares dip despite 1st sale in Germany
Shares in TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) have dipped today despite the robotic surgical maker announcing yesterday that it landed the 1st sale of the system in Germany. The Research Triangle, N.C.-based company sold the 1st Senhance surgical system in the country to St. Marien-Krankenhaus Siegen. The hospital said it will use the device to establish a robotic surgical program that will initially focus on general and gynecologic surgery. “We chose the Senhance to bring robotic surgical assistance to the treatment of our patients. The combination of robotic precision, advanced visualization, and haptic technology a...
Source: Mass Device - February 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics TransEnterix Source Type: news

FlexDex Surgical touts 1st-in-human use of arm-mounted platform
FlexDex Surgical said this week that the 1st iteration of its arm mounted medical platform, a laparoscopic “needle driver” device designed for internal stitching, has been used for the 1st time in a procedure. The company’s FlexDex is designed as a mechanical platform which mounts to a surgeon’s arm to enable the tip of the instrument to mimic the direction of movement of the surgeon’s hand. “This is the culmination of 10 years of effort and to know that the device is performing exactly as we expected it would, impacting patients’ lives in a positive way—it’s an amazing...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Surgical FlexDex Surgical Source Type: news

A low-cost mechanical device for minimally invasive surgery
Surgeons can now use a new type of mechanical instrument to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery, thanks to researchers and small business entrepreneurs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The technology could lead to less trauma for patients and shorter recovery times after surgery. According to its creators, the handheld instrument provides the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191049&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news