With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight

admin/ martie 20, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Opsins make ‘blind’ cells light-sensitive; potential human treatment within three years. Adeno-associated viruses (AAV) engineered to target specific cells in the retina can be injected directly into the vitreous of the eye to deliver genes more precisely than can be done with wild type AAVs, which have to be injected directly under the retina. UC Berkeley neuroscientists have taken AAVs

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Smith & Nephew Acquires Brainlab Orthopaedic Joint Reconstruction Business

admin/ martie 13, 2019/ Fuziune și Achiziție/ 0 comments

Press Release The two companies enter into a strategic collaboration for future development of technology for digital surgery across a broad range of clinical areas LONDON  The acquisition supports Smith & Nephew’s strategy to invest in best in class technologies that further its multi-asset digital surgery and robotic ecosystem. The acquisition and strategic collaboration allow both companies to accelerate research

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REJOINT Announces First in Human Surgery Utilizing Personalized 3D Printed Total Knee Replacement

admin/ martie 11, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Press Release MILAN, March 11, 2019–The case was performed on a 58-year-old female suffering from severe knee pain as a result of history of prior knee injuries and surgeries. Professor Maurilio Marcacci MD, PhD, Director of the Center for the Functional and Biological Reconstruction of the Knee at Humanitas Research Hospital, commented, “The REJOINT solution provided my Team with 3D

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Lima installs the first 3D-printing facility inside a major US hospital campus

admin/ martie 4, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will now have the capacity to do in-house additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom complex implants. Italy (and now HSS)-based LimaCorporate will be the manufacturer of all devices designed and produced at this facility, which will be located near HSS on the Upper East Side. These devices are intended for the

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Most hip and knee replacements ‘last longer than thought’

admin/ februarie 19, 2019/ Materiale/ 0 comments

Eight out of 10 knee replacements and six out of 10 hip replacements last as long as 25 years, says a large study from the University of Bristol. This is much longer than believed, the researchers said, and the findings will help patients and surgeons decide when to carry out surgery. To date, there has been little data on the

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Smith & Nephew in talks to buy NuVasive for over $3 billion: FT

admin/ februarie 9, 2019/ Fuziune și Achiziție/ 0 comments

(Reuters) – Britain’s Smith & Nephew Plc has held talks to buy U.S. medical equipment maker NuVasive in a deal that would be worth more than $3 billion, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the talks. When contacted by Reuters, Smith & Nephew and NuVasive said they do not comment on market speculation. The exact terms

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BD Unveils Nano Pen Needle for Accurate Subcutaneous Insulin Injections

admin/ februarie 5, 2019/ Materiale/ 0 comments

  BD is releasing its new Nano pen needle designed for achieving consistent depth during subcutaneous injections, particularly for diabetic patients on insulin. Intramuscular injections can occur when a patient applies too much force to many of the existing injection devices. The new BD Nano compensates for this by spreading the load across the injection site and preventing the needle from

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Medtronic Releases Mazor X Stealth Edition Robot for Spinal Surgeries

admin/ ianuarie 30, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Medtronic, having recently acquired Mazor Robotics, an Israeli spinal surgery firm, just announced the launch of the Mazor X Stealth Edition in the United States. The system provides planning, workflow, procedural execution, and confirmation capabilities to accurately place instruments and tools during spinal surgeries. “It is rare that huge sectors of technology such as robotics and navigation merge into a sole platform as

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These Goggles Act Like Surgical X-Ray Specs

admin/ ianuarie 29, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

 Augmedics’ Xvision headset superimposes CT scans and other medical imaging over a patient’s body during an operation. Augmedics’ surgical “X-ray specs” are really an augmented-reality headset that superimposes CT scans and other images over a patient’s body, helping surgeons map an operation without looking away. Innovator Nissan Elimelech Age: 41 Chief executive officer and founder of Augmedics, a 17-employee startup in

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3D-Printed Sugar-Based Stent to Aid Vascular Surgery

admin/ ianuarie 26, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a 3D-printed stent that can aid surgeons in stitching small arteries together. The small tube sits between the open ends of the artery and helps to hold them in place during stitching. The device is 3D-printed using a sugar-based material, meaning that it dissolves and disappears within minutes after the artery has

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