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Psychedelic psilocybin therapy for depression granted Breakthrough Therapy status by FDA
In an extraordinary step forward for the psychedelic drug research community, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just given psilocybin therapy for treatment-resistant depression a Breakthrough Therapy designation. This classification suggests the treatment has demonstrated significant potential in...
October 25, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
UK’s First Fetal Surgeries for Spina Bifida Successful
In a UK first, a team from University College London Hospitals (UCLH), University College London (UCL) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has successfully operated on the spinal cords of two babies with spina bifida still developing in the womb. The...
October 24, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
First US Clinical Trial using Focused Ultrasound for Alzheimer’s Disease Underway
Researchers at the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute have treated the first patient in a new, groundbreaking clinical trial utilizing focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in patients with early Alzheimer’s disease. Led by neurosurgeon Ali Rezai, MD,...
October 23, 2018
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
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