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Diagnostics & Healthcare News
IRRAflow Wins CONNECT’s “2019 Most Innovative New Product” Award
Breakthrough medical device that transforms treatment of intracranial bleeding recognized as most innovative new medical device from southern California. IRRAS AB, a global healthcare company with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products for neurocritical care, announced today that IRRAflow has been...
December 9, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Vicarious Surgical Wins FDA Breakthrough Designation for Surgical Robot
Vicarious Surgical Inc., the leading innovator in virtual reality and robotics for minimally invasive surgical treatments, announced today they were recently granted the Breakthrough Device Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA Breakthrough Devices Program is...
December 9, 2019
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Doctors ‘reanimate’ heart for first-of-its-kind transplant in the US
TransMedics announced today that the doctors at two hospitals performed the first U.S. heart transplants using donor hearts that were resuscitated using the company’s organ care system (OCS). The transplants from donation after circulatory death (DCD) took place at Duke University...
December 5, 2019
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Permanent Hair Dye and Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk 
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products. The study published online Dec. 4...
December 4, 2019
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Siemens Healthineers Brings Head CT Scanner to the Patient Bedside 
At RSNA 2019, Siemens Healthineers is presenting its new mobile head CT scanner, Somatom On.site1. Instead of patients having to be transferred to the radiology department for a CT scan, the new mobile system from Siemens Healthineers now allows the...
December 3, 2019
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
ALung Technologies Announces Continued Progress Towards Completion of Two Landmark Pivotal Trials 
ALung Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of low-flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) technologies for treating patients with acute respiratory failure, announced the recent achievement of two significant clinical trial milestones, enrollment of 60 plus patients in its U.S. based VENT-AVOID...
December 3, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
FDA Has Cleared Two Intuitive Technologies for Use in Sealing Procedures
Intuitive, a global technology leader in minimally invasive care and the pioneer of robotic-assisted surgery, announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance of two innovative technologies for two of the company’s da Vinci® surgical systems to help improve procedures that require...
December 2, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Baxter to Expand Advanced Surgery Portfolio With Acquisition of Seprafilm Adhesion Barrier
Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a leading global medical products company, today entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seprafilm Adhesion Barrier and related assets from Sanofi. The agreement is the latest example of Baxter’s continued focus on acquiring products and technologies that...
December 2, 2019
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Genetron Health Obtains Approval for Semiconductor-based NGS System GENETRON S5
Genetron Health, a China-based precision oncology company that covers full-cycle cancer care, has obtained regulatory approval in China to launch its GENETRON S5 for clinical use. The approval of a new desktop medium-throughput semiconductor-based next generation sequencing (NGS) system—GENETRON S5,...
December 2, 2019
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