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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
First Robotic Surgery Performed to Remove Kidney Cancer Extending into the Heart 
A surgical team at Keck Medicine of USC pushed the boundaries of clinical care by performing the first-ever robotic, minimally invasive surgical removal of a stage IV tumor thrombus — the removal of a kidney cancer tumor that extends into the heart. The nearly...
April 27, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
World-First Implantation of 3D-Printed Vertebrae 
Ralph Mobbs, a neurosurgeon from the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia, has replaced two cancerous vertebrae with 3D-printed implants, according to a report from the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC). The world-first surgery took approximately 15 hours, and involved the separation and re-attachment...
April 27, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
3D Printed Patch Could Help Patients Recover From Heart Attacks
A heart attack is a scary thing and it can go either way, although usually after the first attack things are never really quite the same. However in the future healing the heart after a heart attack could be a relatively simple procedure...
April 24, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Do You Believe? Elon Musk Promises Human-to-Human Telepathy with New Company Neuralink
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, by way of blogger and cartoonist Tim Urban, has revealed in a 36,400-word illustrated explainer the thinking behind his new company Neuralink and its mission to use brain implants to directly link human minds to computers. The post argues that we...
April 24, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
7D Surgical Enters Into Key Distribution Agreements in the US for Its Breakthrough Image Guidance System for Spine Surgery
TORONTO, April 20, 2017 — 7D Surgical, developer of groundbreaking surgical navigation technologies, announced today that it has entered into exclusive sales representative agreements with two premier American medical device distributors covering key strategic geographies in the United States.  Surgical One Inc. will represent 7D...
April 21, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Heart Test Laboratories Announces Joe Schwoebel as Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
Heart Test Laboratories, Inc., announced today the appointment of Mr. Joe Schwoebel as Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Schwoebel has over 30 years’ experience in medical device clinical studies, regulatory affairs and quality assurance with several companies, including firms that...
April 21, 2017
Resource Library
This Is Your Medical Device Resume… On Steroids
Being in the recruiting business for as long as we have, we’ve been asked one particular question hundreds of times: How do you really get past the HR Gatekeeper? Finding the perfect medical device resume is like talent scouting for recruiters. There are...
April 20, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
AI Can Predict Heart Attacks Better Than Doctor
Doctors have lots of tools for predicting a patient’s health. But—as even they will tell you—they’re no match for the complexity of the human body. Heart attacks, in particular, are hard to anticipate. Now, scientists have shown that computers capable of teaching themselves...
April 19, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Altus Spine: FDA Clearance of Titanium Interbody Fusion System
Altus Spine, based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has announced the FDA clearance of the Silverstone Titanium Interbody Fusion (IBF) System, an implant meant to help stabilize and support the vertebrae during fusion. As indicated in the March 17, 2017 news release, “The Silverstone...
April 18, 2017
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