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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Soft Robotics Inc. Appoints Mark J. Chiappetta as Chief Technology Officer
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Soft Robotics Inc., an early stage robotics company, today announced that it has appointed Mark J. Chiappetta as its Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Chiappetta is a high energy technology leader with over 20...
April 21, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Rice University Students Design Testing to Validate 3-D Printed Hands
The Rice team calling itself Carpal Diem has developed a testing suite to validate how well 3-D printed hands transfer force from the wearer, typically a child born without a fully formed hand, to the prosthetic intended to help pick...
April 18, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
New Surgical Robot with Haptic Feedback Fits Entirely Inside Body During Operation
Engineers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a miniaturized robot for single incision and natural orifice surgeries. The device features haptic feedback, allowing the nearby physician operating it to feel the stiffness of tissues manipulated by the instruments,...
March 17, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Robotic-Assisted Benign Hysterectomy Yields Better Results in Clinical Studies
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG) today announced the published results from a new study1 titled, “Multicenter analysis comparing robotic, open, laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomies performed by high volume surgeons for benign indication.”  When evaluating...
March 9, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Global Endoscopy Devices Paced for Rapid Growth
  The Global Endoscopy Devices Market is estimated to be $30.1 billion in 2014 and is poised to reach $47.6 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.90% from 2014 to 2022. Some of the key factors driving the...
March 9, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Could Mesh Sutures Reduce Incisional Hernias
Incisional hernias are among the most common complications of abdominal wall closures. A landmark study found that about 20% of patients developed an incisional hernia after a laparotomy (Chirurg2002;73:474-480). Failures of high-tension repairs may come down to the inability of...
March 3, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Endoscope Maker Olympus Agrees To $646 Million Settlement Over Kickbacks
Medical device maker Olympus Corp., already under federal investigation for its role in superbug outbreaks, has agreed to pay $646 million to resolve criminal and civil probes into illegal kickbacks and bribes to doctors and hospitals. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday...
March 3, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Bariatric Surgery Safe, Effective for Lower-BMI Patients With Diabetes 
Los Angeles—It’s been a decades-long effort to have bariatric surgery accepted as a safe, effective treatment for people who are morbidly obese. Now, a new study presented at ObesityWeek 2015 suggests that bariatric procedures also should be considered a safe,...
February 26, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Twitter Campaign Challenges Stereotypes
In August 2015, Heather Logghe, MD, then a preliminary surgical resident at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), saw a tweet with the #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag—part of a Twitter campaign launched by female engineers to challenge the stereotype...
February 22, 2016
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