Medtronic Releases Mazor X Stealth Edition Robot for Spinal Surgeries

admin/ ianuarie 30, 2019/ tehnologii/ 1 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/ 3 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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Platform Wound Dressing, a Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device Doesn’t Need Gauze or Foam

admin/ ianuarie 22, 2019/ tehnologii/ 2 comments

Applied Tissue Technologies, based in Hingham, MA, won FDA clearance for its Platform Wound Dressing (PWD), the first embossed negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) device that doesn’t require using any foam or gauze. The PWD has an adhesive base and an embossed membrane that keeps the wound isolated from the outside environment. The membrane, thanks to its unique design, ends up performing

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Walgreens CEO: Microsoft Will Help Create ‘Ecosystem’ To Simplify Healthcare

admin/ ianuarie 16, 2019/ strategie și management/ 1 comments

Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina says the drugstore giant’s partnership with Microsoft will help create an “ecosystem” connecting its drugstores to patients, their insurers and local medical care providers in communities. In an interview Tuesday morning following the blockbuster announcement that Walgreens has formed a strategic partnership with Microsoft, the Italian billionaire said Microsoft’s products, which include the Azure cloud and artificial intelligence platform, will

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ARIS MD Automatic Tissue Segmentation in Virtual and Augmented Reality: Aris MD at CES 2019

admin/ ianuarie 16, 2019/ tehnologii/ 4 comments

Medical imaging technologies have come a long way over the decades. They offer greater visual detail, but all that data often makes it difficult to see and understand the anatomy being studied. At CES 2019 we met with ARIS MD, a company that was introducing its 3D visualization technology that can automatically identify different organs, parts of organs, and other

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OSU Wexner Medical Center first in U.S. to implant device for knee osteoarthritis

admin/ ianuarie 4, 2019/ tehnologii/ 3 comments

 The Calypso Knee System, developed by Moximed, Inc., is designed to act as a shock absorber for the inner knee. A clinical trial is examining how the device may relieve pain and slow the progression of osteoarthritis.  Shock-absorbing device designed to relieve pain and slow progression of osteoarthritis Surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in the

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Smith & Nephew Buys Ceterix Orthopaedics for up to $105M

admin/ ianuarie 3, 2019/ Fuziune și Achiziție/ 0 comments

Ceterix is the developer of the NovoStitch Pro Meniscal Repair System. Smith & Nephew plc announced that it has agreed to acquire Ceterix Orthopaedics Inc., the developer of the NovoStitch Pro Meniscal Repair System. This unique device addresses complex meniscal tear patterns not adequately served by other repair systems. It is highly complementary to Smith & Nephew’s leading FAST-FIX 360 Meniscal Repair System, which addresses

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