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Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Treat Chronic Pain with New Medical Device and not Opioids
Terri Bryant was working at a cheese factory in 2000 when she injured the delicate, rubbery discs between her spinal bones. That was the start of her chronic pain. Two years later, she had back surgery and started regularly taking fentanyl, a powerful...
August 1, 2017
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Hearing Implants to Stream Music from App
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — People with hearing implants will soon be able to stream music and take phone calls wirelessly from Apple devices. Apple is teaming up with medical device maker Cochlear Limited to develop the first-ever cochlear implant sound processor that allows...
July 31, 2017
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Spider Silk Repairs Damaged Nerves and Tissues
The golden orb-weaver spider from Tanzania spins such strong webs that Tanzanian fishermen use them for fishing. Their spider silk is more tear-resistant than nylon and four times more elastic than steel, is heat-stable up to 250° C, extremely waterproof and, on top...
July 28, 2017
Resource Library
7 Career Mistakes To Avoid
“The only one managing your career is you!” You’ve probably heard this advice many times from multiple sources. However, what these well-meaning advisors neglected to tell you is that managing your own career is hard! You spent the formative years of your life...
July 28, 2017
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
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