Hearing Implants to Stream Music from App

Hearing Implants

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — People with hearing implants will soon be able to stream music and take phone calls wirelessly from Apple devices. Apple is teaming up with medical device maker Cochlear Limited to develop the first-ever cochlear implant sound processor that allows users to stream sound right from their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.…

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Spider Silk Repairs Damaged Nerves and Tissues

Spider Silk

The golden orb-weaver spider from Tanzania spins such strong webs that Tanzanian fishermen use them for fishing. Their spider silk is more tear-resistant than nylon and four times more elastic than steel, is heat-stable up to 250° C, extremely waterproof and, on top of that, has antibacterial properties. These characteristics also make it attractive from…

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What do you think? Tech Company Inserts Microchips in Employees

Inserts Microchips

It sounds like the start of a dystopian novel. A company called Three Square Market inserts microchips in the hands of its employees, right between the thumb and pointer finger. Being part machine does not hurt much, Tony Danna, vice president of international development at the company assured us. “It stings you when it goes…

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Scientists Create a 3D-Printed Silicone Artificial Heart

Artificial Heart

Heart transplants that do not require a human donor are a step closer after scientists 3D-printed a soft, artificial heart made of silicone. It closely imitates a human heart ‘in form and function’, according to its Swiss developers. Heart disease remains the number one killer worldwide, causing 17.3 million deaths each year – a problem exacerbated…

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WishBone Medical, Inc. Announces Launch of the Exact Osteotomy System for Precise Bone Cuts in Children 

WishBone Medical

Warsaw, Indiana, July 25, 2017 — WishBone Medical, Inc., a new pediatric orthopedic company, has announced the official launch of the Exact Osteotomy System (EOS).  The Exact Osteotomy System provides precise and repeatable osteotomies for all types of pediatric orthopedic surgery.  The first launch to this system are guides specifically for juvenile bunion surgery and…

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Varian Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Halcyon Treatment System 

Varian Medical

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Halcyon™ system, its new device for cancer treatment. Halcyon simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). “We are proud that Halcyon has now received both 510(k) clearance and CE mark,” said Kolleen Kennedy,…

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FDA Exempts Over 1000 Medical Devices from 510(k) Requirement 

Medical Devices

The 21st Century Cures Act paved the way for deregulation of a host of medical devices ranging from surgical lights to dentures. FDA announced this week a list of more than 1,000 medical devices that will now be exempt from 510(k) notification requirements — a move that aims to help speed up the process of bringing new medical…

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Cancer Patient Receives First 3D Printed Sternum and Rib Cage

rib cage

A Spanish cancer patient has received a 3D printed titanium sternum and rib cage designed and manufactured right here in Australia, at our Melbourne-based 3D printing facility in Melbourne. Suffering from a chest wall sarcoma (a type of cancerous tumour that grows, in this instance, around the rib cage), the 54 year old man needed…

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Mazor Receives Orders For 19 Surgical Robotic Systems

surgical robotic

The surgical robotic company expects its second quarter revenue to reach $15.4 million. Mazor Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: MZOR; TASE:MZOR) today announced that it had received 19 orders for its robot surgical systems in the second quarter of 2017. The company expects its second quarter revenue to reach $15.4 million, almost double its revenue in the…

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Philips Picks Up Peripheral Thrombectomy Device Maker CardioProlific 


Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) last week said it paid an unspecified amount to acquire stealthy CardioProlific and the peripheral thrombectomy catheters it’s developing. Philips said the deal for Hayward, Calif.-based CardioProlific is complementary to its $2.16 billion acquisition of Spectranetics (NSDQ:SPNC) and its own line of image-guided therapies. “The acquisition of CardioProlific will further strengthen our innovation pipeline…

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