Surgery

NuVasive launches X360 lateral single-position surgery device

Released on April 12, 2019

NuVasive touted that because the system allows surgery to …

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Funding Surgery

Synaptive Medical raises $5m

Released on April 12, 2019

The Toronto-based company has not yet stated how….

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Surgery

HEMAsavR Helps to Recover More Intraop Blood

Released on April 11, 2019

Ecomed Solutions, out of Mundelein, Illinois, is releasing its HEMAsavR device for…

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CE Mark Surgery

Butterfly iQ Multi-Purpose Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Now Available in Europe

Released on April 10, 2019

Butterfly Network, a company based in Connecticut, finally won the…

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Cardiology Surgery Vascular

BIOTRONIK Releases Carnelian Support Catheter to Help Treat Difficult Peripheral Lesions

Released on April 10, 2019

BIOTRONIK is releasing a new device specifically designed for…

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CE Mark Surgery

Primequal wins CE Mark for surgical injection solutions

Released on April 9, 2019

Primequal announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its…

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Surgery

ACell wins FDA clearance for more Gentrix surgical matrix products

Released on April 8, 2019

ACell recently announced that it has received new FDA 510(k) clearance for several devices in its…

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Diagnostics Surgery

Catapult, Smithwise slated to merge

Released on April 4, 2019

Medical device development firms Catapult Product Development and Smithwise…

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Surgery

Surgical Electricity Used to Molecularly Reshape Tissues

Released on April 3, 2019

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and Occidental College have identified …

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Orthopedic Surgery

New 3D Printing Technique Makes Custom Implants Mimicking Real Bone Tissue

Released on April 1, 2019

The articular cartilage, which forms the outer, smooth surface of the ends of bones, is often damaged during injuries. These osteochondral injuries are exceedingly common in athletes, often leading to an unexpected end of a sports career.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Treace Medical touts results of bunion surgery study

Released on April 1, 2019

Treace Medical’s Lapiplasty bunion procedure is designed to correct foot bone alignment and stabilize the toe.

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Surgery

Magnetic System Aims to Make Bariatric Surgery Less Invasive

Released on March 29, 2019

A recent study concluded that a “first-of-its-kind” magnetic surgical system allows a safe, reproducible, incision-less technique for port-less intraabdominal mobilization.

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Orthopedic Surgery

The iovera° Cryoanalgesia Device: Interview with Tim Still, CEO of Myoscience

Released on March 28, 2019

Myoscience, a medtech company based in California, has developed the iovera° cryoanalgesia device. The device was FDA cleared in 2013, with an additional clearance in 2017 for knee pain, and uses cryotherapy to freeze peripheral nerves to reduce pain without affecting nearby tissues. The company claims that the device is a useful alternative to opioid therapy for chronic pain.

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Robotics Surgery

XSurgical Touts MTEC Membership and Future in Surgical Robotics

Released on March 26, 2019

XSurgical, a firm that is developing a remote-controlled surgical robot technology, has been accepted for membership into the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC).

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Robotics Surgery

Titan Medical, Teleflx ink collab robotic ligation dev deal

Released on March 25, 2019

Titan Medical (NSDQ:TMDI) said today that it inked a collaborative development deal with Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) to integrate its polymer ligation technology into Titan’s Sport single-port robotic surgical platform.

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Surgery Women's Health

Fingertip Elasticity Probe Helps Spot Breast Tumors

Released on March 21, 2019

Our fingertips are incredibly sensitive biomechanical devices. They’re regularly used by physicians to feel out tumors during biopsy or excision surgeries. While reasonably effective, too many patients return for repeat procedures to remove missed bits of target lesions.

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Surgery

Device Helps Make Incisions Along Skin Tension Lines to Reduce Scarring

Released on March 21, 2019

Surgeons working on delicate areas and visible areas of the body, particularly in plastic and cosmetic surgery, have to keep in mind the direction of skin tension lines. These are formed by collagen fibers that are aligned within the dermis of the skin. If incisions are made against the grain, more visible scars will be a result.

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FDA Approved Surgery

FDA clears Via Surgical’s absorbable mesh fixation device

Released on March 21, 2019

Via Surgical said that the FDA has cleared its FasTouch absorbable fixation system intended for fixation of prosthetic material to soft tissues.

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FDA Approved Robotics Surgery

Intuitive Surgical wins another indication for da Vinci SP

Released on March 15, 2019

Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) said today that it won another indication for the FDA for its da Vinci SP robot-assisted surgery device.

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Robotics Surgery Urology

da Vinci Surgical Robot Given Sense of Touch to Prevent Injury

Released on March 15, 2019

Engineers and surgeons at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy, using the da Vinci Research Kit, have now developed a force sensor for the da Vinci trocars that provides real-time haptic feedback to the user.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Implant Co. enters sports medicine market with new suture anchor

Released on March 15, 2019

The Orthopaedic Implant Company (“OIC”) said it has launched a 5.5mm PEEK suture anchor system for orthopedic surgery.

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Surgery

Handheld Skin Bioprinter Heals Deep Open Wounds With Patient’s Own Cells

Released on March 11, 2019

The human organism has a number of physiologic processes that work together to heal skin wounds.

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