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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
MIT’s 3D Printed Walking, Drug-Transporting Magnets
MIT engineers have created soft, 3-D-printed structures whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings. The menagerie of structures that can be magnetically manipulated includes a smooth ring that wrinkles up,...
June 15, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Intuitive Surgical Invests $15m Into Lung Cancer Startup
Intuitive Surgical has struck a deal with lung disease technology firm Broncus Medical. The multipart agreement includes a $15 million investment, technology development collaboration and a licensing deal. Broncus has built its business upon a portfolio of technology platforms that support the...
June 13, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Positive Clinical Data for Penny-Sized Bioelectronic Implant
  SetPoint Medical’s open-label study supports the use of the company’s bioelectronic therapy for Crohn’s Disease. The Valencia,CA-based company’s study was conducted at five European sites and included 16 patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s Disease with inadequate responses to...
June 12, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Insightec’s MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Wins Medicare Coverage in 10 States
INSIGHTEC®, a global medical technology innovator of incisionless surgery, today announced that Medicare benefit coverage is available to patients in 10 U.S. states for MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) for the treatment of essential tremor (ET). Six more states will follow...
June 5, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
MIT Team Creates Wireless System to Power Implanted Devices
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have collaborated with local Brigham and Women’s Hospital to create a new system that can wirelessly power and communicate with medical devices inside the body. The new In Vivo Networking (IVN) system...
June 5, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
FDA Approves First Artificial Iris
A German company has become the first to score FDA approval for a stand-alone prosthetic iris in the United States. The agency said Wednesday afternoon that it approved the CustomFlex Artificial Iris, made by Erlangen, Germany-based HumanOptics. The device, which is surgically...
May 31, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
TransEnterix Announces FDA Clearance for Expanded Indications for Senhance Surgical System
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE American:TRXC), a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between the surgeon and the patient to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced that the Company has received FDA 510(k) clearance for expanded indications...
May 29, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Next Generation Stent Retriever Receives 510(k) Clearance
CERENOVUS, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for EMBOTRAP II Revascularization Device, a next generation stent retriever used to capture and remove...
May 22, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
First-in-World Robot-Assisted Spinal Surgery Performed by Penn Neurosurgeons and Otolaryngologists
Noah Pernikoff is back to his life in New York City after becoming the first patient in the world to undergo a complex three-part, robotic-assisted surgery. The robotic arms made it possible for the multidisciplinary team at Penn to successfully...
May 10, 2018
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