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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Intersect ENT Announces Agreement to Acquire Fiagon for $71M
Intersect ENT, Inc., a company transforming care for patients with ear, nose and throat (“ENT”) conditions, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fiagon AG Medical Technologies, a leader in electromagnetic surgical navigation solutions, for €60 million in...
September 15, 2020
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
U.S. FDA Grants Ethicon Breakthrough Device Designation for Monarch-enabled NeuWave Microwave Ablation Technology
Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Company, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device Designation for transbronchial microwave ablation technology using robotic-assisted bronchoscopy, which is currently under development. The Breakthrough Devices Program...
July 31, 2020
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
PENTAX Medical Launches DEC HD Duodenoscope in the United States
PENTAX Medical, a healthcare industry leader in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, has announced the United States launch of its DEC™ HD Duodenoscope, an advanced, high-definition duodenoscope that features multiple disposable components, including the sterile distal cap and elevator lever, for unit...
November 25, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
U.S. FDA Clears GI Scientific’s ScopeSeal®, the Only Single-Use Disposable Device Indicated to Significantly Reduce Duodenoscope Contamination
GI Scientific, LLC, a developer of transformative innovations for gastrointestinal disease, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared its ScopeSeal® Duodenoscope Protective Device, the first Endoscopic Shield® for protecting the distal end of a duodenoscope from contamination during...
October 24, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Positive Clinical Data for Penny-Sized Bioelectronic Implant
  SetPoint Medical’s open-label study supports the use of the company’s bioelectronic therapy for Crohn’s Disease. The Valencia,CA-based company’s study was conducted at five European sites and included 16 patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s Disease with inadequate responses to...
June 12, 2018
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Harvard Researchers Create Soft Robotic Arm to Make Endoscopies Easier
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...
August 25, 2017
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Scandal Over Tainted Olympus Scopes Renews Call For Tougher Requirements on Medical Device Warnings
A U.S. lawmaker is renewing his push for Congress to toughen requirements on medical device warnings, calling Olympus Corp.’s 2013 decision against issuing a broad alert to U.S. hospitals about scope-related superbug outbreaks “despicable.” Rep. Ted Lieu, a Democrat from...
August 1, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Global Endoscopy Devices Paced for Rapid Growth
  The Global Endoscopy Devices Market is estimated to be $30.1 billion in 2014 and is poised to reach $47.6 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.90% from 2014 to 2022. Some of the key factors driving the...
March 9, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Endoscope Maker Olympus Agrees To $646 Million Settlement Over Kickbacks
Medical device maker Olympus Corp., already under federal investigation for its role in superbug outbreaks, has agreed to pay $646 million to resolve criminal and civil probes into illegal kickbacks and bribes to doctors and hospitals. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday...
March 3, 2016
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