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Friday, October 22, 2021




Q’Apel Medical, Inc. Awarded U.S. Patent for Its Highly Innovative SelectFlex™ Technology

The SelectFlex™ variable stiffness technology provides unparalleled tracking and support in neurovascular access cases.

Medtronic Announces New ESG Targets in its FY21 Integrated Performance Report

The virtual Medtronic 2021 ESG Investor Briefing will begin at 11:30 a.m. CDT on Oct. 13, 2021, with company leadership making presentations and answering questions on its ESG program.

Medtronic Hugo™ Robotic-Assisted Surgery System Receives European CE Mark Approval

CE Mark approval comes on the heels of major milestones in the Hugo RAS system global launch, including the first urological and gynecological procedures, which took place in Latin America and India and marked the start of the Hugo RAS system global patient registry.

Medtronic Expands Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Ecosystem with Next-Generation Spinal Technologies

Carlton Weatherby, vice president and general manager of Spine & Biologics within the Cranial & Spinal Technologies business, which is part of the Neuroscience Portfolio at Medtronic said, "Our seamless integration of implants, instrumentation, and enabling technologies into a single ecosystem is helping surgeons remove variability in the surgical procedure, streamline and personalize care, and enable better patient outcomes."

Aerin Medical Announces Key Events at American Rhinologic Society and American Academy of Otolaryngology 2021 Meetings

At the ARS annual meeting, physician investigators will discuss results from two clinical studies evaluating VivAer®, a non-invasive, temperature-controlled, radiofrequency (RF) device, for the treatment of nasal airway obstruction (NAO) caused by nasal valve collapse

Medtronic Hugo™ Robotic-Assisted Surgery System: 1st Procedure Performed In Asia

The Hugo RAS system — Medtronic's solution to historic cost and utilization barriers that have kept surgical robotics out of reach for many hospitals — is a modular, multi-quadrant platform designed for a broad range of soft-tissue procedures. It combines wristed instruments, 3D visualization, and Touch Surgery™ Enterprise, a cloud-based surgical video capture and management solution, with dedicated support teams specializing in robotics program optimization, service, and training.

U.S. Patent Office Completes Review of Medtronic Patents, Rejects More Axonics Challenges

Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has affirmed an additional three patents in a dispute with Axonics over intellectual property for its sacral neuromodulation (SNM) device family, the InterStim™ systems.

Abbott Expands Peripheral Vascular Offerings with Acquisition of Walk Vascular, LLC

"The acquisition of Walk Vascular fits well into our leading vascular device offerings and further drives Abbott's ability to provide one-of-a-kind endovascular therapy solutions to improve patient care," said Julie Tyler, senior vice president of Abbott's vascular business.

VersaCross® Large Access Solution in Canada: 1st Clinical Case

Baylis Medical announced today the first clinical use of the VersaCross® Large Access Solution in Canada, to perform a Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) procedure. The new solution includes the world's first 3-in-1 radiofrequency (RF) wire paired with...

New Category III CPT Code for TherOx SSO2 Therapy (ZOLL Medical)

New Category III CPT Code for TherOx SSO2 ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel issued a new...

Baylis Medical Opens MedTech Facility in Costa Rica

Headquartered in Canada, the company will manufacture in Costa Rica cardiovascular products to serve global markets.

CMS Grants Additional Reimbursement For EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope

The EXALT Model D Duodenoscope is part of the Boston Scientific single-use device portfolio, which includes technologies within the gastrointestinal, pancreaticobiliary, surgical, urological and airway spaces

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