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BIOTRONIK Releases CardioMessenger Smart Cardiac Implant Home Monitoring System in U.S.

BIOTRONIK is releasing in the U.S. its CardioMessenger Smart device for connecting patients’ implanted pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and insertable cardiac monitors to the firm’s Home Monitoring system. From there,...Show More Summary

Spectral Triangulation, a New Method for Spotting Nanotubes to Help Detect Tumors

Rice University scientists have developed a way of tracking single-walled carbon nanotubes under the skin that can pintpoint the location of cancer tumors. The nanotubes can be made to gather within tumors in higher concentrations than the rest of the body using attached antibodies, but spotting these nanostructures in vivo can be difficult. Show More Summary

Boston Sci’s Precision Montage MRI Spinal Cord Stimulator Unveiled in U.S.

Boston Scientific announced FDA approval and market release of its Precision Montage MRI spinal cord stimulator. It’s safe for use while the patient undergoes a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, so long as certain precautions are taken. Show More Summary

Wearable, Wireless Sensor Measures ECG, Lactate in Real-Time

At the University of California San Diego researchers have developed a stick-on patch called Chem-Phys that records a basic single lead ECG and measures lactate levels through the skin. The goal of the project was to allow for real-time...Show More Summary

Nikkiso Entering U.S. Dialysis Market with DBB-06 System

Nikkiso, a Japanese firm, is announcing FDA clearance and U.S. rollout of its DBB-06 Hemodialysis System. The company is a new name in this industry in the U.S., but Nikkiso is actually the world’s second largest maker of dialysis equipment with plans to expand in America. Show More Summary

HeadScan Keeps Your Jaw In Radar View

Engineers at Michigan State University working with folks at Bell Labs have developed a sensor that can detect the movement of a person’s mouth while being attached near the shoulder. The idea is to be able to measure people’s eating...Show More Summary

St. Jude’s PressureWire X Guidewire for FFR Measurement Released in Europe

St. Jude Medical is releasing in Europe its PressureWire X Guidewire fractional flow reserve (FFR) system for assessing blockages within coronary arteries in preparation for treatment. The device is designed to access difficult anatomies and features a shapeable tip that can be re-positioned to access and measure narrowings at multiple lesions. Show More Summary

Olympus Unveils New EZ Shot 3 Plus Single Use Aspiration Needle

Olympus is releasing in the U.S. its new EZ Shot 3 Plus single use aspiration needle designed for endoscopic ultrasonically-guided fine needle aspiration procedures of submucosal and extramural lesions in the GI tract. The firm is touting...Show More Summary

Researchers Develop Dissolvable Electronic Brain Implants

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have reported in journal Nature Materials on a new type of intracranial electrodes that are able to dissolve and wash out of the body once done doing their job. Show More Summary

Bioabsorbable Vascular Grafts Used to Reconstruct Kids’ Hearts

At the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting this week, surgeons from the Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow are reporting on the successful implantation of bioabsorbable cardiac pulmonary valves in children undergoing reconstructive heart surgery. Show More Summary

St. Jude Releases Trifecta Aortic Valve with Glide Technology in U.S.

St. Jude Medical is releasing in the U.S. its new Trifecta GT aortic surgical valve, a month since the European launch of the product. The new Trifecta valve with Glide Technology offers a new deployment mechanism that makes placement and deployment easier in patients with more challenging anatomy. Show More Summary

Stanford’s Automated Dipstick System Takes Errors Out of Urine Testing

While urine dipstick tests are some of the easiest diagnostic tools physicians have, they can often be misleading if a poorly trained person does the test. Moreover, lighting and other factors can make colors seems not what they are and skew the results significantly. Show More Summary

Ventricular Blood Pump Small Enough for Tiny Kids

While implantable ventricular assist devices (VADs) have been keeping adults with heart failure alive for a number of years now, they haven’t been made small and effective enough for use in young children. The pumps have to remain outside...Show More Summary

Today Last Day to Apply to Pitch for MedTech Innovator Competition

Medtech Innovator (MTI) is one of the leading medtech competition and virtual accelerators that consistently delivers phenomenally compelling companies and technologies.  Last year’s winner was MobileODT, a low cost colposcopy solution...Show More Summary

Synaptive BrightMatter Drive Robotic Surgical Video Arm System

Synaptive Medical, a company out of Toronto, Canada, is releasing its new BrightMatter Drive surgical robotic video system. The company’s robotic scope system is designed to be positioned at any angle imaginable, allowing surgeons to have a global view of the surgical field, while looking at a comfortably placed screen. Show More Summary

Helmet Ventilation Shown Superior to Traditional Face Masks in Important Study

Non-invasive pulmonary ventilation has relied on face masks since anyone can remember. But there is another option to help critically ill patients breathe easier and in greater comfort, and that is helmet-based, or hood-based, ventilation. Show More Summary

New Control Technology to Improve Prosthetic Arm Movement

At Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada researchers are working on improving the movement of an already highly advanced robotic prosthetic arm. The bebionic arm from RSLSteeper, a UK firm, has five independent fingers,...Show More Summary

Tiny Origami Remotely Controlled Surgical Tools

Scientists at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have combined their expertise at origami to create swallowable capsules that unfold and work as remote controlled surgical tools inside the body. They...Show More Summary

Disney’s Telepresence Robot May One Day Work in OR

Disney is showing off a highly responsive remote controlled telepresence robot the technology within which should have applications in surgical robotics. The major advancement is the hydrostatic transmission that allows the robot to mimic human movement to a high degree. Show More Summary

EsophyX Z Gastroesophageal Valve Reconstruction Device FDA Cleared

The FDA has awarded Endogastric Solutions clearance to introduce the company’s EsophyX Z device. It’s intended for performing reconstructions of the gastroesophageal valve to prevent acids from coming up into the esophaus. The device works with the firm’s existing 7.5 mm SerosaFuse Implantable Fastener cartridges. Show More Summary

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