AtaCor Medical has novel new method to pace the heart under development

AtaCor Medical

We at Legacy MedSearch are sharing some wonderful technology news from AtaCor Medical written by: Rick Sanghera, Co-Founder & CEO at AtaCor Medical, Inc.  Please be sure to click the link below to take you to the full article and a pretty amazing video.  Make sure to share it with your connections! AtaCor Medical is developing a…

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Hyalex Orthopaedics Raises $16 Million Series A Financing and Appoints CEO

Hyalex Orthopaedics

BOSTON, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hyalex Orthopaedics, a medical device company advancing new products that feature HYALEX™ technology, a synthetic polymer that mimics cartilage, today announced it has raised $16 million in Series A financing. The financing was led by Canaan Partners, with participation from Osage University Partners and Johnson & Johnson Innovation –…

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SELLING in the O.R. — 6 Rules For Knowing When to Speak Up… and When to Keep Your Mouth Shut

We wanted to share a great article from Hannibal Bray – Medical Device Sales Leader & Coach, New Technology Expert.  Make sure to click the link below to read the article in its entirety and share his article with your connections. 1. The Patient Always Comes First First off, you must always remember that it’s a privilege to…

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26 Deaths Prompt Abbott Recall of Thoratec Heart Pumps 


Abbott (NYSE:ABT) is recalling nearly 29,000 controllers for the HeartMate II implantable heart pump made by its Thoratec subsidiary after 26 patients died trying to change out the controllers on their own. The March 29 recall of 28,882 controllers for the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device follows 70 reports of “incidents in which the…

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Early Promise for Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, a New Paralysis Treatment 


Four months ago, Roger, a 55-year-old construction worker from Mooresville, N.C., fell out of a deer stand and was left with a damaged spinal cord and no sensation from the middle of his chest down. Patients with his condition typically have less than a 1-in-20 chance of recovering any feeling in or control over the…

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Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up


WHEN BAKUL PATEL started as a policy advisor in the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008, he could pretty much pinpoint when a product was going to land in front of the reviewers in his division. Back when medical devices were heavy on the hardware—your pacemakers and your IUDs—it would take manufacturers years to get…

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Chicago Startup Iterum Therapeutics Raises $65M to Combat Drug-resistant Superbugs

Iterum Therapeutics

A small pharma company in Chicago just got big money to fight an even bigger problem: drug-resistant infections that spread in hospitals. Iterum Therapeutics has raised $65 million in an oversubscribed Series B round of funding. The money will go toward the development of sulopenem, an oral and intravenous antibiotic to treat superbugs caused by…

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Interventional Cardiologists May Have Pre-Cataract Lesions

Interventional Cardiologists

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Up to half of interventional cardiologists who are exposed to ionizing radiation in the cath lab may have early evidence of eye changes that could eventually become cataracts, according to data from a small study. “Studies in cosmonauts, Chernobyl disaster survivors, and others have shown an association between ionizing radiation and damage to…

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Battery-Free Implantable Medical Devices

Implantable Medical Devices

The supercapacitor invented by researchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut could lead to pacemakers and other implantable medical devices that last a lifetime. Photo credit: Islam Mosa/University of Connecticut and Maher El-Kady/UCLA Researchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut have designed a biofriendly energy storage system – a biological supercapacitor – which…

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Virtual Reality Improving Operating Room Efficiency

Operating Room

Traditional medtech companies are hoping to be a better partner to hospitals as the latter embark upon improving hospital efficiency. Some medtechs are even embracing cutting-edge technology. Take Stryker, the orthopedics company out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is giving hospital administrators, surgeons, and architects the ability to virtually tweak the layout of an operating room. The overall goal?…

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