BD, BioMedomics Announce Launch of Rapid Serology Test to Detect Exposure to COVID-19

Point-of-care blood test detects evidence of present or past exposure in 15 minutes FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and MORRISVILLE, N.C., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and BioMedomics, a privately held, North Carolina-based clinical diagnostics company, today announced the release of a new point-of-care test Read more…

Zimmer Biomet Commences Commercial Release of Persona® Revision Knee System

Revision System Completes the Persona Portfolio of Comprehensive and Personalized Knee Replacement Solutions WARSAW, Ind., Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced FDA 510(k) clearance for the Persona® Revision Knee System for revision knee replacement procedures. The Company expects Read more…

J&J’s DePuy to acquire JointPoint hip navigation software

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) unit DePuy Synthes said it agreed to acquire JointPoint and its surgeon-friendly navigation software for hip replacements for an undisclosed amount. Belleair Bluffs, Fla.-based JointPoint’s OneTrial software is designed to improve surgical outcomes in hip replacements by analyzing implant selection and positioning pre-surgical digital templating and case planning through non-invasive computer Read more…

VR e Dolore

Virtual reality as a painkiller

Virtual therapeutic reality is an effective clinical practice for pain management. A study published in the journal Plos One measures the impact and effectiveness of this therapy. Nearly half of hospitalized patients experience pain, of which one quarter is considered “unbearable.” Pain treatment is traditionally based on pharmacological management, including Read more…

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