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Princeton Baptist Medical Center First Hospital in Alabama to Deploy 7D Surgical’s Machine-Vision Image Guided Surgery (MvIGS) Technology

State-of-the-art technology reduces radiation and enhances neurosurgical patient safety.

PerkinElmer to Acquire In-Vitro Diagnostics Company Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings PLC

IDS’s portfolio and expertise will seamlessly integrate within EUROIMMUN, a PerkinElmer company since 2017.

Precision Spine Reaches Milestone with the Reform® Modular Pedicle Screw System

The Reform® Modular Pedicle Screw System provides surgeons with increased flexibility, versatility, and visibility to meet the varying requirements of degenerative and trauma procedures.

Cerus Corporation Announces Contract with Canadian Blood Services for INTERCEPT Blood System for Platelets

“Today’s announcement is a significant milestone for Cerus as we enter the Canadian market. We are proud to partner with Canadian Blood Services to introduce pathogen inactivated platelets in Canada,” said Christian Boutemy, Cerus’ vice president, commercial operations EMEA, who is also responsible for Canada.

CONNEQT Launches Reports CardieX Limited

Upcoming products include the CONNEQT "Pulse" – a dual blood pressure monitor anticipated to be the first consumer vital signs monitor to include central blood pressure and the company's patented SphygmoCor® technology

Navitor, the Latest-Generation Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation System to Treat Aortic Stenosis Receives CE Mark

The latest-generation TAVI system features advancements to reduce or eliminate risk of blood leakage around valve implant. The non-surgical Navitor TAVI system offers best-in-class deliverability and access through small vessels, expanding treatment options for patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Orthofix Announces US and European Full Market Launch of OSCAR PRO System for Removal of Cement During Complex Joint Revision Surgeries

“The OSCAR PRO system is a fourth-generation product from the OSCAR line that has been the gold standard in assisting with complex joint revision surgeries since 1990,” said Orthofix President of Global Orthopedics Paul Gonsalves.

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Philips Introduces Integrated Interventional Hemodynamic System with Patient Monitor IntelliVue X3

The integration provides the opportunity for monitoring during image-guided procedures on the Philips Image Guided Therapy System – Azurion, improving workflow with comprehensive patient records that support timely clinical decision-making during interventional cardiology procedures and beyond.

Lawson Health Research Institute Found Simple Device Improves Care After Kidney Transplantation

The geko™ device, manufactured by Sky Medical Technology Ltd and distributed in Canada by Trudell Healthcare Solutions Inc., is a muscle pump activator that significantly improves blood flow by stimulating the body’s ‘muscle pumps.’

Northwell Health Ranked Nation’s Top Health System for Diversity

New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer made the list for the ninth straight year and remained in the top spot in the 2021 DiversityInc rankings for Hospitals and Health Systems.

ZAP Surgical and Swiss Neuro Radiosurgery Center Announce Imminent Installation of New Gyroscopic Radiosurgery Platform for Treating Brain Tumors

ZAP-X is also the first and only dedicated radiosurgery system to no longer require Cobalt-60 radioactive sources, thus eliminating the significant costs to license, secure and regularly replace live radioactive isotopes.

Kathy Sherwood Joins Pelvital USA, Inc. Board of Directors

Sherwood's experience, which includes a diverse group of medical product companies such as Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, St. Jude Medical, Kinetic Concepts, Transoma Medical and Medtronic, gives her an understanding of the problems faced by both large and small companies.

Physica System Trabecular Titanium Tibial Plate – 1st Surgery Performed by Dr. Ivan De Martino

Luigi Ferrari, LimaCorporate CEO, commented: "TT Tibial plate is an important addition to the Physica system and will enable LimaCorporate to approach a new segment of the total knee market. 

Virtual Short Course Offers New Insights for Corrosion Prevention and Sustainability of Biomedical Implants and Devices

AMPP’s Corrosion Technical Series is now offering a new 6-hour short course on corrosion prevention in metallic biomaterials and biomedical devices.

Dr. Michael Cantor Named Intuition Robotics 1st Chief Medical Officer

The company recently announced its plan to extend to healthcare.

Healionics Raises $4.7M Equity Round to Support Commercialization of STARgraft Vascular Graft

Healionics is preparing to commercialize its innovative STARgraft vascular graft, designed to provide a safer and more reliable means to access the bloodstream for dialysis in patients with kidney failure.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Enhances Access To Cardiac Care With Multi-specialty Outpatient Building

"We opened the Heart & Vascular Institute six years ago with the goal of improving access to quality cardiovascular care for individuals in our region, and since then, we've made impressive strides in service offerings and patient outcomes," said D.P. Suresh, MD, Cardiologist and Executive Medical Director of the St. Elizabeth HVI.

Burgeoning Demand for MRI-guided Radiation Therapy Systems Market to Fuel Market Growth Thorough the COVID-19 Crisis Period

The relatively new technology for integrating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with radiation therapy is becoming increasingly prevalent, with revenues from the MRI-guided radiation therapy systems market exceeding US$ 220 Mn in 2018, according to a recent study by Fact.MR.

COVID-19 to Substantially Increase the Demand for 3D Printing Medical Devices Market from Key End-use Industry Sectors Unveils Fact.MR

The global 3D printing medical devices market is expected to exceed US$ 1,700 Mn in revenues by 2022-end, according to a recent research by Fact.MR.

DOORwaY-90 Study for SIR-Spheres® Therapy as 1st-line Treatment for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Enrolls First Patient

The study will assess the duration of response (DoR) and objective response rate (ORR) of SIR-Spheres. It is being led by co-principal investigators Cheenu Kappadath, PhD and Dr. Armeen Mahvash.

Acutus Medical Announces CE Mark Approval for Suite of Next Generation EP Products in Europe

Expanded and product portfolio strengthens offering in access and therapy guidance>

Global Surgical Lasers Market to Reach $10.1 Billion by 2027

1 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 9.7% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Solid-State Laser Systems, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 9.2% CAGR and reach US$3.9 Billion by the end of the analysis period.

Carestream Health Advances X-ray Image Quality with Smart Noise Cancellation

SNC has received FDA 510(k) Clearance and is available as an optional feature with Carestream’s ImageView Software powered by Eclipse—the intelligent image-processing engine behind the company’s innovative imaging software—on DRX-Evolution and DRX-Evolution Plus systems.

Vector Remote Care: Study Finds Remote Cardiac Monitoring Programs Significantly More Successful When Patients, Not Devices, Are Primary Focus

The survey of over 110 respondents with various roles within a cardiology practice shows nearly 75 percent of respondents believe improving patient outcomes is the first or second priority for their monitoring program.

Katie Arnold Appointed to BOD of InspireMD: Proven Marketing Professional

Katie Arnold joins as the company advances global commercialization and enrollment in the U.S. IDE trial of its novel CGuard EPS technology.

CSA Medical Completes Enrollment in Mechanism of Action Study Utilizing the RejuvenAir® System for COPD Patients with Chronic Bronchitis

These results should provide the scientific proof behind the remodeling response and clinical improvements identified in earlier studies.

3D-Micromac Eliminates Critical Process Bottlenecks to microLED Display Manufacturing with New Laser Micromachining Platform

microCETI™ supports all laser processes in microLED display manufacturing with up to several orders of magnitude higher transfer rates; multiple system orders already received.

Bioretec appoints a Scientific Advisory Board with Leading International Pros in Traumatology and Orthopedics

Bioretec Ltd, a Finnish biotechnology company developing bioabsorbable and bioresorbable implants for traumatology and orthopedic surgery, announced the establishment of a Scientific Advisory Board...

Artificial Intelligence Tool Uses Chest X-ray to Differentiate Worst Cases of COVID-19

Developed by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the program used several hundred gigabytes of data gleaned from 5,224 chest X-rays taken from 2,943 seriously ill patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the infections.