Mazor Robotics names Yuval Yanai to Board of Directors

Yuval Yanai

            Caesarea, Israel-based Mazor Robotics named Yuval Yanai to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Here are four notes: Mr. Yanai brings 30 years of medical device industry experience to Mazor. He has served as director for a number of publicly traded companies including Nasdaq in New York City,…

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LinkedIn Endorsements – They Do Matter 

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Whenever I teach a session on how to improve LinkedIn profiles, I almost always get asked one of the following questions: Is there any value in adding skills to my profile? Are skill endorsements important? What should I do if a connection endorses me for a skill he knows nothing about? For context, the site…

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Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for CRT Defibrillator That Improves Pacing


  November 15, 2016 — Medtronic plc  has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Claria MRI Quad Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D) SureScan device for patients with heart failure. The Claria MRI CRT-D is approved for scanning in both 1.5 and 3 Tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, and features EffectivCRT,…

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J&J and Google’s Verb Surgical Looks to Implement a “Transformative Agenda” in Robotic Surgery

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Robotic surgery units available on the market right now are not technically “robots,” according to Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) worldwide medical devices chairman Gary Pruden. But Verb Surgical, J&J’s joint venture with Google parent Alphabet‘s (NSDQ:GOOGL) Verily Life Sciences, will be looking to produce a system that is truly robotic, and that will help improve surgical outcomes worldwide. According to…

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10 Important Career Questions Everyone Should Answer Before the End of the Year 

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This year is coming to an end fast – answer some important career questions so that the next year will be as successful as it can be.  These questions should help you become more successful in your current job as well as lay the foundations for any new job or job search. Are you satisfied…

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This Year’s Highest-Paying Jobs Dominate One Industry

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If your mother encouraged you to be a doctor when you were growing up, you probably should have taken her advice.  Medical doctors top this year’s list of the 10 highest-paying jobs in the U.S. according to CareerCastOpens a New Window. The list ranked the annual median salary of various occupations and half of the jobs…

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TransEnterix Bets on Haptics for Senhance Robot-Assisted Surgery Device 

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TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) is betting that the haptics technology in its Senhance robot-assisted surgery platform will help it make headway against Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) and its 10-year lead on the market. CEO Todd Pope told that the Senhance’s haptics – the system’s ability to convey a sense of touch and resistance to the surgeon – are an…

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Family. Wait… Which One!?


In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday this week, we at Legacy MedSearch would like to take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate family.  Do you know how much time we are spending with our “work family”? Our mini-breakdown helps to show how special this coming Thanksgiving Day weekend is for spending time with your “home…

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Yale Start-up Developing Device to Eliminate Complications Using Central Venous Catheters 

central venous catheter

Placing a central venous catheter, or a central line, in patients is a common procedure for physicians, but not an easy one. In fact, mistakes happen up to 10 percent of the time and cost U.S. hospitals an estimated $4.5 billion each year. With its Ballistra Guidewire Advancer, the Acantha Medical team – made up…

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Top Medical Device News Stories of 2016 

medical device

Biotech suffered big losses in 2016, while pharma was taken to task for price-gouging. With these stories dominating the news, it may seem like medical device manufacturers had a quiet year. But in fact, 2016 saw them make major headlines. From cybersecurity to bioelectronics, medical device topics are garnering increased media coverage. That’s because medical devices—formerly…

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