Intuitive Surgical jumps on Q3 beats, increased procedures outlook
Shares of Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) got a pre-market bump today after the robot-assisted surgery pioneer posted third-quarter results that beat the consensus forecast, despite lower profits, and upped its outlook on procedure growth for the year. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Intuitive posted profits of $292.5 million, or $2.45 per share, on sales of $920.9 million for the three months ended Sept. 30. That amounts to a -2.0% profit decline on top-line growth of 14.0% compared with Q3 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $2.83, 17¢ ahead of the consensus on Wall Street, where analysts w...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Robotics Wall Street Beat Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

Significant Dialysis Development
(Houston Methodist) Eric Peden, M.D., chief of vascular surgery at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart& Vascular Center, was the first surgeon in the US to perform minimally-invasive surgery to create access for dialysis patients with severe kidney disease. The WavelinQ ™ endoAVF System by Becton Dickson allows vascular surgeons to create a connection between an artery and vein using a technique involving magnets. The system was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wright Medical shares rise on Q2 earnings Beat
Shares in Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) rose today in pre-market trading after the medical device maker beat expectations on Wall Street with its second quarter results. The Amsterdam-based company posted losses of $67.7 million, or 64¢ per share, on sales of $205.4 million for the three months ended July 1, seeing losses grow 64.5% while sales grew 14.3% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, losses per share were 3¢, just ahead of the 6¢ loss-per-share consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $196.8 million, which the company also topped. &ld...
Source: Mass Device - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat wrightmedical Source Type: news

Potrero Smartens up Its Catheter to Predict Diseases
Potrero Medical is hoping to use and machine learning to help predict diseases. To help with this goal, the San Francisco, CA-based company has raised $26.6 million in a series C round. The financing was led by China-focused healthcare investment firm GT Healthcare Capital Partners and Silicon Valley-based Sonder Capital. The company has a product on the U.S. market, the Accuryn Monitoring System, which turns a traditional urinary catheter into a smart sensor that helps to accurately monitor a patients’ vital signs in real-time. The financing proceeds will be used to further commercialize Accuryn and will also be use...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Urinary monitor dev Potrero Medical closes $27m Series C
Predictive health company Potrero Medical said yesterday it closed a $26.6 million Series C funding to help support commercialization of its flagship Accuryn monitoring system. The San Francisco-based company’s Accuryn system is designed to use urinary catheters as diagnostic tools. The device provides real-time measurements of intra-abdominal pressure, urine output and core body temperature and can be integrated into hospital EMR systems, the company said. Financing in the round was led by GT Healthcare Capital Partners and Sonder Capital, Potrero Medical said. “We are excited to be a part of Potrero Medi...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Urology Potrero Medical Source Type: news

FlexDex, Inc. Appoints New Vice President, Research and Development and Vice President, International Sales and Marketing
BRIGHTON, Mich., June 06, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- FlexDex, Inc. (“FlexDex” or “Company”), a medical device company that is developing a platform of articulating laparoscopic instruments for minimally invasive surgery, announced to... Devices, Surgery, Personnel FlexDex, laparoscope, laparoscopic (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Less Morbidity, Lower Costs Tied to MIS in Cervical Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- But minimally invasive surgery also linked to decreased survival (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical wins expanded clearance for da Vinci SP
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a new indication for its da Vinci SP robot-assisted surgery device and revealed plans to pursue other indications for the single-port device. Initially cleared in April 2014 for urological procedures, the da Vinci SP’s newest indication is for procedures requiring very narrow access from a single small incision. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Intuitive said it plans to ask the FDA to clear transoral, transanal, and extraperitoneal applications for the SP device. “The da Vinci SP is the latest in our integra...
Source: Mass Device - June 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Surgical Urology Wall Street Beat Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

DePuy Synthes launches Global Unite reverse fracture shoulder implant
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes today announced the launch of the Global Unite reverse fracture shoulder implant designed for shoulder reconstruction procedures following complex fractures in patients with grossly deficient rotator cuffs. The newly launched system is intended to provide increased flexibility for securely reattaching the bone to the implant, which DePuy Synthes said is important for healing and function, and to allow for biological fixation to the implant stem. “I find that especially in my older patients whose bone quality doesn’t allow me to use the pla...
Source: Mass Device - May 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical touts inguinal hernia study
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) touted a 1,254-patient study today showing that patients who underwent robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci system to repair an inguinal hernia had fewer complications after 30 days compared to patients who had open surgery. The study, published in Hernia: The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery, was characterized by Intuitive as the largest multi-center comparative study of robotic-assisted and open surgery for inguinal hernia repair. None of the patients in the robotic-assisted surgery group returned for reoperations related to the inguinal hernia repair proc...
Source: Mass Device - May 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Robotics Surgical Wall Street Beat Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

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