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Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Is Medtech Holding the Future of Wireless Power?
Eight years after it was founded with MIT-based technology, WiTricity appears ready for the bigtime with its wireless resonant energy transfer system, which is based on finely tuned oscillating magnetic fields between coils at a distance. WiTricity (Watertown, MA) has...
October 28, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Quitting Cigarettes Before Surgery Risky
MONTREAL — Quitting smoking before lung surgery is a good thing, but doing it too soon before the procedure might not be, a researcher said here. In a single-institution cohort, patients who quit smoking within a month of their thoracoscopic...
October 28, 2015
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Robotic Surgeries Positioned to Surge Over Next Five Years
U.S. surgeons predict a big increase in robot-assisted surgeries over the next five years, especially for colorectal and hernia procedures, according to a survey by RBC Capital Markets. About 15% of surgeries today involve the use of robots, and the...
October 27, 2015
Orthopedics and Spine
EU drugs agency recommends suspension of Medtronic implant
Europe’s medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of Medtronic Plc’s InductOs, an implant to help bone development, pending the resolution of issues at a U.S. plant where a sponge used in the implant is made. The European Medicines Agency (EMA)...
October 27, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Meat Is Linked to Higher Cancer Risk, W.H.O. Report Finds
An international panel of experts convened by the World Health Organization concluded Monday that eating processed meat like hot dogs, ham and bacon raises the risk of colon cancer and that consuming other red meats “probably” raises the risk as...
October 27, 2015
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Intuitive Surgical and Trumpf Medical Team Up to Address Hospitals’ Need for Operating Room Integration
Intuitive Surgical and Trumpf Medical are now offering Integrated Table Motion for the da Vinci® Xi® Surgical System in Europe. This first-of-its-kind product includes the latest Intuitive Surgical robotic-assisted surgical system and Trumpf Medical’s advanced operating table, the TruSystem® 7000dV....
October 27, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Stroke in marijuana users linked to arterial stenosis
The new study, the first to investigate differences in stroke between marijuana users and non-users, found that ischemic strokes in young adults who use marijuana are more likely to result from stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries in the skull,...
October 27, 2015
Resource Library
Confessions of a Medical Device Recruiter: The Reality of Executive Search
At A Glance: Being an Executive Search recruiter for Medical Device for 30 years has been rewarding and, today- as busy as ever; now working 70-80 hours a week in the office, it is still nearly impossible to open and communicate with...
October 14, 2015
Resource Library
Who is the Medical Device Guru?
At A Glance: The Medical Device Guru is a forum dedicated to Medical Device news, career tips, and discussions. While the forum served us well for the last couple years, we decided the Guru needed a makeover! Some new features to look...
October 14, 2015
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