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Diagnostics & Healthcare News
What do you think? Tech Company Inserts Microchips in Employees
It sounds like the start of a dystopian novel. A company called Three Square Market inserts microchips in the hands of its employees, right between the thumb and pointer finger. Being part machine does not hurt much, Tony Danna, vice president of international...
July 27, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Scientists Create a 3D-Printed Silicone Artificial Heart
Heart transplants that do not require a human donor are a step closer after scientists 3D-printed a soft, artificial heart made of silicone. It closely imitates a human heart ‘in form and function’, according to its Swiss developers. Heart disease remains the number one...
July 27, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
WishBone Medical, Inc. Announces Launch of the Exact Osteotomy System for Precise Bone Cuts in Children 
Warsaw, Indiana, July 25, 2017 — WishBone Medical, Inc., a new pediatric orthopedic company, has announced the official launch of the Exact Osteotomy System (EOS).  The Exact Osteotomy System provides precise and repeatable osteotomies for all types of pediatric orthopedic surgery.  The first...
July 27, 2017
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Varian Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Halcyon Treatment System 
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Halcyon™ system, its new device for cancer treatment. Halcyon simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). “We are proud that...
July 20, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
FDA Exempts Over 1000 Medical Devices from 510(k) Requirement 
The 21st Century Cures Act paved the way for deregulation of a host of medical devices ranging from surgical lights to dentures. FDA announced this week a list of more than 1,000 medical devices that will now be exempt from 510(k) notification requirements — a move...
July 19, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Cancer Patient Receives First 3D Printed Sternum and Rib Cage
A Spanish cancer patient has received a 3D printed titanium sternum and rib cage designed and manufactured right here in Australia, at our Melbourne-based 3D printing facility in Melbourne. Suffering from a chest wall sarcoma (a type of cancerous tumour that grows, in...
July 19, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Mazor Receives Orders For 19 Surgical Robotic Systems
The surgical robotic company expects its second quarter revenue to reach $15.4 million. Mazor Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: MZOR; TASE:MZOR) today announced that it had received 19 orders for its robot surgical systems in the second quarter of 2017. The company expects its second...
July 10, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Philips Picks Up Peripheral Thrombectomy Device Maker CardioProlific 
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) last week said it paid an unspecified amount to acquire stealthy CardioProlific and the peripheral thrombectomy catheters it’s developing. Philips said the deal for Hayward, Calif.-based CardioProlific is complementary to its $2.16 billion acquisition of Spectranetics (NSDQ:SPNC) and its own line of...
July 7, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
‘Microneedle’ Patch Promises Painless Flu Vaccine
Would you be more likely to get your flu vaccine if, instead of getting a shot, you could simply stick a patch on your skin? A small new study suggests that such a patch is safe to use and that people preferred it...
July 7, 2017
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