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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
7D Surgical’s Cranial Machine-Vision Guided Surgical System FDA Approved
7D Surgical announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Cranial Module.  This achievement is a crucial step in the commercial launch of 7D Surgical’s innovative Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery...
August 13, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Siemens & Nuvasive Partner on Spinal Surgery Workflow Development
NuVasive said last week it had inked a strategic partnership deal with Siemens Healthineers looking to develop and advance technology designed for minimally invasive spinal surgery. Through the deal, dubbed the Spine Precision Partnership, the companies will look to jointly advance their proprietary...
August 13, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Boston Scientific Spends $160M on Veniti’s Venous Stents
Boston Scientific is proving itself to have more stamina than the Energizer Bunny when it comes to making acquisitions. The Marlborough, MA-based company is now picking up Veniti, a firm that has developed a stent system for treating venous obstructive disease. The...
August 13, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
World’s Smallest Clot Retriever for Strokes Receives CE Mark
Rapid Medical, based in Yokneam, Israel, won European regulatory approval to introduce its TIGERTRIEVER 13, the narrowest clot retriever now available for use in treating ischemic stroke. The device can be used in vessels as small as 1 millimeter in width and...
August 8, 2018
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Orange County to Use First CT Scanner for Autopsies in Florida
Florida’s Orange County is investing half a million dollars in a CT scanner for its local morgue, a move expected to speed up the autopsy process and facilitate criminal investigations without cutting into victims’ bodies, WFTV reported this week. The...
August 6, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
Magnetic Surgical Cement Pulls Chemotherapy Drugs across Blood-Brain Barrier into Spinal Tumors
Patients with spinal fractures caused by tumors or osteoporosis usually undergo a procedure called kyphoplasty, where the fracture is filled with surgical cement. While kyphoplasty can stabilize the bone, cancer patients are still often left with spinal column tumors that...
August 6, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
First Non-Radioactive Device for Breast Cancer Receives FDA Approval
Endomag, the surgical guidance company, announced that it has received premarket approval (PMA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Magtrace, the first non-radioactive, dual-tracer for lymphatic mapping in patients with breast cancer undergoing a mastectomy. Magtrace is...
August 3, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Implantable Surgical Mesh may cause Autoimmune Disorders
Surgical mesh implants, often used for hernia or gynecological repair, may be the reason so many patients report symptoms of an autoimmune disorder, according to a University of Alberta rheumatologist. ‘In my practice, I studied 40 patients who had mesh...
August 1, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
IBM’s Watson Recommended “Unsafe and Incorrect” Cancer Treatments
Last year, studies presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting showed that IBM Watson was pretty darn good at creating treatment plans for cancer patients. Turns out, however, that the AI is still far from perfect: according to internal...
July 30, 2018
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