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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
Resource Library
Have You Seen It? Google for Jobs
By Joel Cheesman After nearly a year of speculation, a search engine optimizer in Australia capturing screenshots in the wild, and an official announcement from the CEO, Google for Jobs officially launches today. Now, when you visit Google and type in “marketing jobs,”...
June 28, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
The New War On Sepsis
By Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., knew she was going to have a busy day, with more than a dozen patients showing signs of sepsis. They included a 61-year-old mechanic...
June 28, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
5 Reasons Why Doctors Are Considering Artificial Disc Replacement Over Cervical Fusions
By: Jennifer E. Landis Cervical fusions are often considered the best and sometimes only treatment option for patients with spinal disc degeneration. When the cartilage disc between the vertebra disintegrates or starts to degenerate, the two vertebra are fused together to prevent the...
June 27, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Robots for Assisted Living 
The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) will host the first European- Commission funded European Robotics League (ERL) tournament for service robots to be held in the UK. Two teams from the BRL and Birmingham will pitch their robots against each other in a series...
June 26, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Do Hip Arthroscopic Procedures Really Help? 
Over the past 15 to 20 years, the use of arthroscopic procedures for hip pathologies has rapidly increased. Leaders in sports medicine have standardized many arthroscopic techniques, including methods of joint distraction, portal location, approaches to labral repair or debridement, and management of...
June 23, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
10 AI Apps Set to Play Important Role in Healthcare Development
If you have doubt that artificial intelligence is going to play a role in healthcare’s continued development, think again.   A new report from Accenture, titled “Artificial Intelligence: Healthcare’s New Nervous System,” provides a bit of clarity on why technology will be a...
June 23, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Medical Device Tax Repeal Still in Debate
Democratic senators on the Appropriations Committee chafed at Price’s refusal to give “yes or no” answers to their queries, as they used his appearance before them to criticize the drafting an Obamacare replacement bill without their input, and for what they believe will...
June 19, 2017
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