Sunday, September 24, 2017

Arkis CerebroFlo EVD Drainage Catheter for Cerebrospinal Fluid Cleared by FDA

Arkis BioSciences, a young medical technology company out of Knoxville, Tennessee, won FDA clearance for its CerebroFlo external ventricular drainage catheter. The device indicated...

Masimo’s Slim and Portable Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeter FDA Cleared and Now Available

Masimo won FDA clearance and just announced full market release of its Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeter. It’s available as is, or with either a built-in...

Medtronic Unveils Concerto 3D Detachable Coil System for Peripheral Vasculature

At the ongoing Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, Medtronic has unveiled its new Concerto 3D Detachable Coil System....

Pentax Unveils Easier to Clean Duodenoscopes Thanks to Disposable Business End

Endoscopes in general can be tricky to clean, a serious problem in the industry, but duodenoscopes have something called an elevator that makes them...

TruMed AccuVax for Automatic Management of Vaccine Supplies

TruMed Systems, a firm based in San Diego, California, is releasing its AccuVax vaccine management system that’s designed to improve clinical efficiency, save nurses’...

Acoustofluidics Pulls Exosomes from Whole Blood

Exosomes are tiny vesicles that are released by the body’s myriad of cells and that are found in blood, urine, and other bodily fluids....

Microneedle Patch Burns Fat Below Skin

Researchers in the US have developed a microneedle patch that can be applied to the skin and help to burn fat locally. The patch...

Hitachi’s Compact Supria True64 CT Scanner Cleared in U.S.

Hitachi has announced that the FDA granted the company clearance for its Supria True64 CT scanner. The device is designed to take less room...

LessRay Radiation Reduction System for ORs Using Fluoroscopes

NuVasive, a company based in San Diego, California, is now making available its LessRay radiation dose-reduction system. It consists of a computer cart that...

Medtronic’s Intellis Spinal Cord Neurostimulation System Released in U.S.

Medtronic won FDA approval and is releasing in the U.S. its Intellis spinal cord neurostimulation platform, which includes the world’s smallest fully implantable spinal cord...

Your Age in TeloYears, Interview with Telomere Diagnostics CEO Jason Shelton

In 2009, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists for the discover of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and...

AtriClip PRO•V Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System Cleared by FDA, Now Available in U.S.

AtriCure, a firm based outside of  Cincinnati, Ohio, is now making available in the United States its AtriClip PRO•V Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Exclusion System....

New Method Produces Precise Polymeric Nanoparticles for Clinical Applicability

While there are many types of drug ferrying nanoparticles already in existence and more under development, in order for them to be safe and...

Consure Medical: Improving Ease-of-Use and Comfort of Patients Requiring Fecal Management [Interview]

You may not think that the topic of fecal incontinence (FI) and management sounds very lucrative or interesting, and within demanding and stressful healthcare...

Medtronic Releases StealthStation ENT Surgical Navigation System

Medtronic is launching its new StealthStation ENT surgical navigation system for ear, nose, and throat procedures following both FDA and CE Mark clearances. The...

Endomag Magseed Breast Tumor Marker Now Cleared in Europe

Endomag, a company with offices in Cambridge, UK and Austin, Texas, obtained the European CE Mark to introduce its Magseed injectable marker, a product...

New Material With Live Cells for Organ, Tissue Printing

At the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada researchers have developed and tested a new bio-ink that may serve as a critical building...

From Disney to Diabetes: Len Testa and Vericred Team Up to Launch GlucosePATH [Interview]

For years, Len Testa has been using mathematical models to help families answer one of their most challenging questions: how to optimize summer vacation by selecting...

Tiny Microchips Give Tracking Capabilities to Medical Devices Inside Body

As we develop a wide array of new implantable, injectable, and swallowable medical devices, the need to accurately track their location within the body...

$40 Keychain Device Detects Food Allergens

For those with allergic reactions to certain foods, cross-contamination or accidental mislabeling can lead to reactions ranging from annoying to life-threatening. To address this...