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Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Apple and Zimmer Biomet team up to use Apple Watch to improve knee and hip surgery recovery process
As Apple pushes deeper into health care with the Apple Watch, the company is developing a plan to help people who are recovering from knee and hip replacement surgeries. On Monday, Apple announced a partnership with medical device company Zimmer Biomet, to combine...
October 19, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Merit Medical to acquire Cianna Medical for up to $200M
Merit Medical said this week that it agreed to acquire Cianna Medical and its breast cancer localization and guidance devices for up to $200 million. Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Cianna makes the Savi Scout wire-free breast tumor localization system, designed to produce audible and visual...
October 5, 2018
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Carestream digital x-ray system installed at remote Antarctic research station
A Carestream digital x-ray system has been installed at the Italian-French Concordia station in Antarctica, on a 10,500-foot mountain 620 miles from the coast. The station was first built to support the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica, but...
October 3, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Cardiawave raises $8.2 million for non-invasive aortic stenosis device
Parisian startup Cardiawave has raised more than $8 million to boost development of its ultrasound device to treat calcific aortic stenosis. Nearly $3 million came from the European program Instrument PME, which finances disruptive European technologies developed by potentially high-growth companies. Family-controlled...
September 28, 2018
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
FDA Clears Leica’s Augmented Reality Neurosurgical Visualization Solution
Last week, Leica Microsystems received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its augmented reality GLOW800 surgical fluorescence for vascular neurosurgery. In combination with ICG (Indocyanine Green), GLOW800 allows surgeons to observe cerebral anatomy in natural...
September 26, 2018
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
INSIGHTEC Receives FDA Approval for Exablate Neuro Compatibility with Siemens Healthineers MRI Scanners
INSIGHTEC®, a global medical technology innovator of incisionless surgery, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Exablate Neuro™ compatibility for the state-of-the-art MRI Scanners Magnetom Skyra, Prisma and Prismafit from Siemens Healthineers to treat patients with essential tremor. “This important milestone is...
September 26, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
AVITA Medical’s “Spray-On Skin” Approved to Treat Serious Burns
AVITA Medical, a Valencia, California firm, won FDA approval for its remarkable RECELL Autologous Cell Harvesting Device for serious burns in adult patients. In preparation for treatment, a small healthy piece of the patient’s skin sample is taken, from which...
September 25, 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
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
People who walk just 35 minutes a day may have less severe strokes
People who participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as walking at least four hours a week or swimming two to three hours a week, may have less severe strokes than people who are physically inactive, according to a...
September 20, 2018
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