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Orthopedics and Spine
Scammers Trick Seniors with ‘Free’ Medical Devices, Then Bill Medicare
Nancy DeLozier looked at the array of medical equipment on the floor of her living room and called it junk. The 84-year-old Northwest Side woman said she received the items in the mail but neither wants nor needs them. One...
June 19, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
MIT’s 3D Printed Walking, Drug-Transporting Magnets
MIT engineers have created soft, 3-D-printed structures whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings. The menagerie of structures that can be magnetically manipulated includes a smooth ring that wrinkles up,...
June 15, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Doctors Told Not to Order ECG’s for Low-Risk Patients
Doctors shouldn’t routinely perform electrocardiograms on patients at low risk for heart disease, an influential federal panel is recommending. While an ECG test of the heart’s electrical activity is safe and inexpensive, the benefits for patients at low risk of...
June 14, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Implantable Device Delivers Drugs Straight to the Heart
An international team of researchers, led by Harvard University, have developed a refillable, implantable device, which sits directly on the heart and can deliver drugs and other therapies to treat the aftereffects of a heart attack. The device, dubbed Therepi,...
June 14, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Intuitive Surgical Invests $15m Into Lung Cancer Startup
Intuitive Surgical has struck a deal with lung disease technology firm Broncus Medical. The multipart agreement includes a $15 million investment, technology development collaboration and a licensing deal. Broncus has built its business upon a portfolio of technology platforms that support the...
June 13, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Positive Clinical Data for Penny-Sized Bioelectronic Implant
  SetPoint Medical’s open-label study supports the use of the company’s bioelectronic therapy for Crohn’s Disease. The Valencia,CA-based company’s study was conducted at five European sites and included 16 patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s Disease with inadequate responses to...
June 12, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Boston Scientific Will Not Comment on Reported Stryker Takeover Offer
Boston Scientific said Monday it won’t comment on reports rival medical device manufacturer Stryker made a takeover bid, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. Stryker’s shares tumbled more than 4 percent, and Boston Scientific’s rose nearly 8 percent Monday in...
June 12, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Stryker Makes Takeover Approach to Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific shares rose nearly 7 percent Monday after the Wall Street Journal reported rival medical device manufacturer Stryker approached it with a takeover bid. A deal would combine two medical device giants into a powerhouse with a combined value of more than...
June 11, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Insightec’s MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Wins Medicare Coverage in 10 States
INSIGHTEC®, a global medical technology innovator of incisionless surgery, today announced that Medicare benefit coverage is available to patients in 10 U.S. states for MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) for the treatment of essential tremor (ET). Six more states will follow...
June 5, 2018
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