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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
ConMed Spending $365M on Buffalo Filter’s Surgical Technology
CONMED Corporation today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Buffalo Filter LLC (Buffalo Filter) for $365 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The transaction is expected to be financed through a combination of new convertible notes and an expanded and...
December 17, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Is the Appendix the Key to Parkinson’s Disease? 
Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological disorder that impairs brain cells and causes movement problems, could have its origins in the appendix, a new study suggests. The vestigial organ, the researchers say, could be the source of proteins that can find...
November 2, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
UK’s First Fetal Surgeries for Spina Bifida Successful
In a UK first, a team from University College London Hospitals (UCLH), University College London (UCL) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has successfully operated on the spinal cords of two babies with spina bifida still developing in the womb. The...
October 24, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Medtronic to buy Mazor Robotics for $1.64 Billion
  Mazor Robotics Ltd., an Israeli biotech firm that develops robotic surgical systems, announced Friday it was being acquired by Irish-American medical device company Medtronic for a sum of $1.64 billion, the biggest-ever “exit” for an Israeli biotech company. Medtronic...
September 21, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
XACT Robotics Receives CE Mark for Robotic Navigation and Steering System
XACT Robotics, a pioneer in robotic navigation and steering solutions for percutaneous image-guided procedures, announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for its robotics navigation and steering system for image-guided percutaneous procedures, such as ablations and biopsies. The...
September 19, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
New Biomedical Review Finds Failure Rate in Some Surgical Mesh Treatments Unacceptably High
Failure rates in some treatments using surgical mesh are unacceptably high according to a newly published comprehensive biomedical review that considers the findings from peer-reviewed scientific articles assessing its use. In addition, the review concludes that more experiments should have...
September 18, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Intuitive Surgical Submits New Robotic-Assisted Platform to FDA for Obtaining Lung Biopsies
Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the pioneer and a global technology leader in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery, today announced it has submitted a premarket notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company’s new flexible robotic-assisted, catheter-based platform, designed to navigate...
September 6, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Ultrasound-Guided Transcervical Fibroid Ablation System FDA Cleared 
Gynesonics, a women’s healthcare company focused on the development of minimally-invasive solutions for symptomatic uterine fibroids, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its Sonata® Sonography-Guided Transcervical Fibroid Ablation (Sonata) System. The Sonata System...
August 24, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
7D Surgical’s Cranial Machine-Vision Guided Surgical System FDA Approved
7D Surgical announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Cranial Module.  This achievement is a crucial step in the commercial launch of 7D Surgical’s innovative Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery...
August 13, 2018
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