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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
New Surgical Robot with Haptic Feedback Fits Entirely Inside Body During Operation
Engineers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a miniaturized robot for single incision and natural orifice surgeries. The device features haptic feedback, allowing the nearby physician operating it to feel the stiffness of tissues manipulated by the instruments,...
March 17, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Kevin Leach Announced as AxoGen, Inc New VP of Marketing
AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leader in developing and marketing innovative surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries, today announced the appointment of Kevin Leach as Vice President of Marketing effective March 14, 2016. Mr. Leach will report directly to Karen...
March 17, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Gene Identified that Helps Wound Healing
Researchers at Ohio State University have pinpointed a human gene product that helps to regulate wound healing and may control scarring in people recovering from severe injuries and damage to certain internal organs. The protein, MG53, travels throughout the bloodstream...
March 9, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Robotic-Assisted Benign Hysterectomy Yields Better Results in Clinical Studies
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG) today announced the published results from a new study1 titled, “Multicenter analysis comparing robotic, open, laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomies performed by high volume surgeons for benign indication.”  When evaluating...
March 9, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Global Endoscopy Devices Paced for Rapid Growth
  The Global Endoscopy Devices Market is estimated to be $30.1 billion in 2014 and is poised to reach $47.6 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.90% from 2014 to 2022. Some of the key factors driving the...
March 9, 2016
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
This Impossibly Intricate Dress Was 3-D Printed In A Single Go
Nervous Systems is a generative design studio founded by MIT alums known for merging the natural world with 3-D printed fashion. For its latest project, the studio teamed up with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts to create a fairy-like party...
March 4, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Israeli PolyPid Ready for Clinical Trials of Anti-Infective Surgical Products
PolyPid expects to use a $22 million cash infusion to get its surgical drug reservoir lead candidate into Phase III testing, while completing a trial for its doxycycline-loaded synthetic bone substitute. The latter, for BonyPid-1000, is expected to be sufficient...
March 4, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Settlement Reached with 51 Hospitals for Allegedly Improperly Implanting ICD’s
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Feb. 17 that it had reached settlements worth a total of more than $23 million with 51 hospitals in 15 states for allegedly improperly implanting implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) cardiac devices in Medicare...
March 4, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Bidding Nearing End on Sale of Toshiba Medical Device Unit
Battle-weary Toshiba is barreling toward the finish line in a sale of its medical device unit, and fellow Japanese device maker Fujifilm could emerge the winner in a potential $6 billion deal. The second round of bidding for Toshiba’s medical equipment...
March 4, 2016
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