A Medical Device Accelerator is Moving into City Garage

City Garage

A medical device manufacturing center with room for early-stage companies is slated to move into City Garage this fall. The 10,000 sq. ft. space within the Port Covington innovation hub will house manufacturing operations for Indianapolis-based Engineered Medical Systems, as well as an accelerator to provide resources for companies that are in the development phase. The Engineered Medical…

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Medrobotics Announces World’s First Robotic-Assisted Scarfree™ Colorectal Surgery 


RAYNHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medrobotics Corp., a medical robotics company, announced today that Dr. Vincent Obias, Director of Robotics and Professor of Colorectal Surgery at the George Washington University Hospital, successfully completed the world’s first colorectal surgery with the Flex Robotic System. Dr. Obias removed a suspected cancerous lesion from the rectum of an adult man in…

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Harvard Researchers Create Soft Robotic Arm to Make Endoscopies Easier

Soft Robotic Arm

Harvard researchers have created a rigid-soft robotic arm for endoscopes that can sense, flex and has multiple degrees of freedom. Flexible endoscopes fit through narrow passages to reach difficult parts of the body. Once they reach their target, the devices need rigid surgical tools to be able to manipulate or remove tissues. Researchers from Harvard’s…

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India to Put Price Caps on Medical Devices

Medical Devices

NEW DELHI: A draft national medical devices policy that could bring most medical devices within the ambit of price regulation while also outlining measures to boost local manufacturing of devices has been circulated by the Centre. The proposal, which comes soon after a draft national pharma policy, marks continued government activism to reduce costs of medical care…

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Ambrosia a Vampiric Startup Harvesting Blood from the Young


That we now call “intergenerational fairness” has suffered a lot lately, and it’s not about to be improved by the news that the Baby Boomers are sucking the blood of the young. Although, in fairness, they are only after the plasma. In Monterey, California, a new startup has emerged, offering transfusions of human plasma: 1.5…

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Tax Could Ensnare Medical Device Industry

When a 2.3% excise tax on all medical devices sold in the United States went into effect in 2013, Checkpoint Surgical was just getting started with its intra-operative nerve stimulators, used to locate and assess nerves during surgery. For a company that was at the time not yet profitable and still dependent on investor revenue,…

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Ohio State Researchers Created a Medical Device That Can Repair Organs in Seconds

Researchers at Ohio State have created a brand new piece of medical technology that has the potential to save lives quickly and effectively in a brand new way. It is called Tissue Nanotransfection (#TNT) and it was created by the school’s Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell-Based Therapies (CRMCBT). What is TNT and how does it work? This new…

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Global Medical Device Technology Market Anticipated to Grow Steadily at a CAGR of 4.6% During 2017 to 2025

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 08/17/2017 — It is well recognized that advancements in medical device technology have allowed physicians to better diagnose and treat their patients, saving countless lives and continuous improvement in the quality of life. In the recent years, there has been a positive growth acquired in the medical industry, which also…

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iotaMotion Raises $2 Million To Develop Surgical Robotics For Cochlear Implantation

IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — iotaMotion, Inc., a medical device start-up spun out from the University of Iowa’sOtolaryngology Department, announced today that the company has raised $2 million in a seed financing round to fuel the development of novel robotic systems for cochlear implantation surgery. The iotaMotion technology will enable surgeons to achieve more precise, individualized solutions for…

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HeartSciences Announces CE Mark and European Launch of MyoVista® High Sensitivity ECG Device

Westlake, Texas – August 17, 2017 – HeartSciences today announced the European launch of MyoVista® high sensitivity electrocardiograph (hsECG™) Testing Device, developed in response to the global unmet need for effective, low-cost, front-line screening of cardiac disease in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. MyoVista measures the heart’s energy during each heartbeat using a type of…

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