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Holoxica wins €1.3m to develop next-gen 3D medical displays
Holographic display developerHoloxica, has secured a €1.28 million grant award from the European Commission’s Horizon2020 “SME Instrument” investment program to develop a prototype 3D holographic video display aimed at medical scanners.The types of scanner that are the objective of the...
February 11, 2016
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Interview Techniques from CEO’s and Senior Executives
Some interview questions have become so standard, job candidates offer up equally standard, possibly even scripted responses. As a result, the conversation is both inorganic and also a less effective predictor of a candidate’s potential for success in the given...
February 11, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Johns Hopkins is first in US to offer HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants
Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins is the first hospital in the United States to receive approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants. With this approval, Johns Hopkins surgeons will be the first in the...
February 11, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Titan Medical Prices $6m Offering
  Titan Medical (CVE:TMD) today priced an 8.9-million-share offering at about 65¢ per share, saying it plans to use the proceeds to continue developing its Sport robot-assisted surgery platform. Toronto-based Titan said it could gross about $5.8 million (C$8 million) from...
February 10, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Performing Surgery on Patients from the Room Next Door… Curious
The surgeon, who has spent 15 minutes gently tearing through tissue, suddenly pauses to gesture ever-so-slightly with his tiny scissors. “Do you see what’s on this side? That’s nerves.” He moves the instrument a few millimeters to the right. “And on...
February 10, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Why it took years for the FDA to warn about infections tied to medical scopes
An outbreak at a Pennsylvania hospital in late 2012 should have been an early warning that a reusable medical scope was spreading deadly infections and nearly impossible to disinfect. But staff at the federal Food and Drug Administration lost the...
February 10, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Group Finds 10 Nontechnical Factors That Influence Safety Culture in Hospitals
A hospital’s “safety culture” is as important as technical elements such as a surgeon’s skill and operating room (OR) equipment for delivering high-quality patient care, according to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons....
February 10, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Innovative Wound-Healing Could Save Human Limbs
The fight is on to save human limbs: As the rate of diabetes continues to rise, the foot ulcers and chronic wounds that can come with the condition — and can lead to amputations in severe cases — remain a...
February 9, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Bionic implant the size of a matchstick could help paralyzed people ‘walk with the power of thought’
The team is hoping to test the matchstick-sized stent electrode, or “stentrode,” in a group of paralyzed patients with spinal cord injuries in 2017. The device is inserted via a blood vessel and is deposited in a blood vessel next...
February 9, 2016
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