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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

TransEnterix Announces First Clinical Use of Senhance(TM) Robotic Surgical System in France
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: TRXC), a medical device company that is pioneering the use of robotics to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced that the Company has successfu... Devices, Surgery TransEnterix, Senhance, Robotic Surgical System (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Augmented reality will change the way you view surgery
Royal Philips, a leader in integrated image-guided therapy solutions, recently developed an augmented reality approach to spinal surgery, helping surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive surgery. When placing pedicle screws, the augmented reality (AR) technology had an overall accuracy of 85%, compared to the 64% accuracy of non-AR assisted surgical navigation. Ronald Tabaksblat, Senior VP and Business Leader Image Guided Therapy Systems at Philips, recently answered questions for MDO about this new AR assisted surgery and talked about what applications this new technology could be...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Spinal Royal Philips Source Type: news

Robotic med device start-up Medineering Series A led by Brainlab
German robotic surgical start-up Medineering said today it closed a Series A funding round led by its new strategic partner Brainlab. Through the partnership, Brainlab will aid Medineering as it works towards becoming a surgical robotic manufacturer, the companies said. Funds from the round support the commercialization of Medineering’s 1st robot, designed for endo and transnasal surgery. “We started the development of our modular platform in October 2014 consisting of an intelligent arm and application specific robotic hands, which can be exchanged depending on the surgical needs. We got a great feedback for t...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Brainlab Medineering Source Type: news

Lessons Learned Building Acclarent from Scratch: Interview with Bill Facteau, President and CEO of Earlens
Bill Facteau, President and CEO of Earlens 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! Bill Facteau joined Earlens Corporation as Chairman, President, and CEO in November of 2013. Most recently, he was the Vice Chairman of ExploraMed as well as an Entrepreneur in Residence at New Enterprise Associates. Previously, Bill was at Johnson & Johnson from early 2010 through early 2012 as Worldwide President of their ENT Division. Facteau joined Johnson & Johnso...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Scott Nelson Tags: Blog EarLens medsider Source Type: news

Nonsurgical and surgical treatments provide successful outcomes for an Achilles tear
Successful outcomes for an Achilles tendon tear with either minimally invasive surgery or nonsurgical bracing with a removable boot, especially in recreational athletes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nonsurgical and surgical treatments provide successful outcomes for an Achilles tear
(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) A new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) found successful outcomes for an Achilles tendon tear with either minimally invasive surgery or nonsurgical bracing with a removable boot, especially in recreational athletes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Healthcare Industry Leader David J. McNally Named CEO of Titan Medical Inc.
TORONTO, ON--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - David J. McNally, an executive who has successfully created and developed two medical device companies while generating significant shareholder value, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and a Di... Devices, Surgery, Personnel Titan Medical, robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Christmas with the Applebees: A story of loss, love and gratitude
From left, Marc, Ivy, Wyatt, Max and Nicki Applebee Marc and Nicki Applebee pull their rented, 12-passenger van up to the Boston Children’s Hospital main entrance. The couple, along with family friends and their three bundles of joy — Wyatt, 2, and twins Max and Ivy, 1, travel over five hours from their hometown in Surry, Maine, to deliver several hundred new and donated toys to the hospital. Their annual holiday visit, called “Christmas for Olive” is a labor of love, and one dedicated to the memory of their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Olive Hope, who passed away in July of 2013, due ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 22, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Hydronephrosis Richard Yu urology Source Type: news

Lab-grown bone shows 100% success rate in small, early study
Israel’s Bonus Biogroup (TLV:BONS) said today that it successfully injected its lab-grown, semi-liquid bone graft into the jaws of 11 people in an early stage clinical trial evaluating bone loss repair. The company is presenting its results at the International Conference on Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Spain today. The material is grown in a lab from a patient’s  own fat cells and then injected into the voids of problematic bones in the jaw. Over the course of a few months, the material hardens and merges with existing bones to fill out the jaw. The transplant “was 100% successful i...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Materials Testing Orthopedics Research & Development Stem Cells Bonus Biogroup Source Type: news

Lung cancer screening catches early lung cancer
Treatment TermsLung cancer screening CategoriesFamily health SEO Keywordsduke cancer center SEO Meta Description The earlier lung cancer is found, the easier it is to treat. Overview Ronald Knowles was smoking two to three packs of cigarettes a day and coping with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) when he went for his first appointment at Duke Primary Care. The avid biker may not have known it, but his 50-year smoking habit and lung disease put him at high risk for lung cancer. Hero Imagelung_cancer_screening_patient.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks ContentPhysician assistantLeanne Owens knew it, ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Features - November 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Early-Stage Lung Cancer: From Innovation to Standard of Care
This review highlights those efforts and the role of minimally invasive surgery for early-stage lung cancer in light of evolving technology, the emerging understanding of the biology of early-stage lung cancer, and lung cancer screening. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Abby White, DO Scott J. Swanson, MD Tags: Lung Cancer Oncology Journal Review Article Source Type: news

TransEnterix inks distribution deal Down Under for Senhance surgical robot
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) said today it signed an distribution deal with Getz Healthcare for its Senhance surgical robotics system. The deal will position Getz Healthcare as the exclusive distributor of the Senhance system in the Australian and New Zealand markets, according to Morrisville, N.C.-based TransEnterix. “Australia and New Zealand are key markets in the healthcare industry, with leading hospitals and a growing interest in robotic surgery. Getz Healthcare is an integrated healthcare distributor with a long track record of success in selling and supporting hospital products. We are excited to partner wit...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics TransEnterix Source Type: news

Intracerebral Hemorrhage: The 'Other' Stroke
J Mocco, MD, MS Professor and Vice Chair for Education Director, Cerebrovascular Center Residency Program Director Department of Neurological Surgery Mount Sinai Health System Intracerebral Hemorrhage: The 'Other' Stroke A recent patient of mine, 48-year-old "Joe" (not his real name), was eating with his family at an Italian restaurant. Suddenly, he stood up, cursed, and collapsed. They brought him to the hospital, and he could not talk, move, or do anything we asked him to do. It turned out that Joe had suffered the second-most common, but deadliest, form of stroke: intracerebral hemorrhage. When people hea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adhezion Biomedical, Pfizer ink long-term supply deal
Adhezion Biomedical announced today that it inked a long-term supply deal with Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) for exclusive U.S. distribution rights for Adhezion’s topical skin adhesives. The Wyomissing, Pa.-based medical device company has a product family of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate adhesives designed to hold the edges of skin wounds together, for use after minimally invasive surgery and simple lacerations from trauma. They can also be used in combination with deep dermal sutures, according to Adhezion. “It is my pleasure to announce that the Surgiseal product family of brands can now be purchased from Pfizer Inc., in the U....
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Distribution Drug-Device Combinations Surgical Wound Care Adhezion Biomedical Pfizer Inc. Source Type: news

TransEnterix reboots ALF-X robot-assisted surgery platform as Senhance
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) said today it is rebranding its ALF-X robotic surgical system as the Senhance surgical robotic system. The company said it made the switch to the new name and logo, which features a thumb-print combined with circuity, as a representation of the connection between surgeon and technology that the robotic system provides. “We are pleased to announce the new brand identity for our multiport surgical robotic system. This is a pivotal point in our growth strategy and we believe Senhance speaks directly to the benefits experienced with our system. Our goal is to advance minimally invasive surge...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics TransEnterix Source Type: news

The Laser Probe, The iKnife and The Cutting Edge of Surgery
If the thought of going under the knife fills you with fear, be reassured. No longer is surgery the brutal and hazardous experience faced by our ancestors. Thanks to wonders such as laparoscopy, robotic solutions, and, more recently, the iKnife and the laser probe, surgical intervention is getting safer all the time. Archaeologists believe that people have been carrying out surgery for up to 11,000 years. Cranial surgery, known as trephination, probably dates back to the Neolithic era. It involved drilling a hole in the skull of a living person. Speculation suggests it was done to cure disorders such as convulsions, fr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news