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Debut for K2M’s EVEREST MIS Spinal System at SMISS Global Forum 2014

K2M Group Holdings, Inc. will be launching its EVEREST® Minimally Invasive Spinal System at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS) Global Forum between Sept 19-21 2014


Medtronic’s Kyphon Express™ II Increases Vertebral Fracture Treatment Options

Headline imageMedtronic, Inc. has launched the KYPHON Express™ II Balloon Kyphoplasty Platform, which includes the next generation KYPHON® Cement Delivery System.

Covidien Expands US Sonicision™ Range Following FDA Clearance

Headline imageCovidien plc says its Sonicision™ Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device portfolio extends to 13 cm, 26 cm, and 48 cm device lengths following U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance.

New Study into Myocardial Tissue Repair with Stem Cells

Agreement will see safety and efficacy study into stem cells delivered by BioCardia's Helix Transendocardial system

Abbott’s Dissolving Heart Stent Performs as well as Metallic Comparator at One Year

Newly presented study findings provide reassurance that performance of Abbott's fully absorbable coronary stent is equivalent to its metallic forebeer at one year.

CLEAN-TAVI Trial Results Could See Embolic Protection Become Standard in TAVR

The fact that Claret Medical's Cerebral Protection system is not yet approved for use in U.S. TAVR procedures looks like an anachronism following study results that point to a high risk procedure and a solution that works.

CE Mark for Non-Invasive Open Ventilation (NIOV) System

Breathe Technologies' NIOV device has become the first and only wearable, ventilation system for people with respiratory insufficiency to receive a CE Mark.

Satisfaction Guaranteed! Titan Spine Announces Spinal Interbody Fusion Device Pledge

Headline imageTitan Spine is offering a warranty for its Endoskeleton® line of spinal interbody fusion devices which provides for a one-time free replacement of any eligible Titan spinal interbody fusion device if revision surgery is required within five years.

Codman Neuro Expands Aneurysm Portfolio with PulseRider® Distribution Deal

Headline imageJ&J's Codman Neuro tells us it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Pulsar Vascular to market and promote the PulseRider® wide neck aneurysm device in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Blue Belt Technologies Adds DePuy Synthes to Navio Knee Robot Roster

Headline imageBlue Belt Technologies Enters into a Commercial Agreement with DePuy Synthes to Support the SIGMA® HP Partial Knee System on the Navio® Surgical System

MIS Spine company Baxano Surgical “Explores Strategic Alternatives”

Spine specialist Baxano having been acquired by TranS1 last year, the emergent Baxano Surgical looks like it might now be on the auctioneer's block as it talks of reviewing strategic alternatives.

New Trials Underscore Covidien’s Neurovascular Intentions

Covidien has announced the start of enrollment in two clinical trials that it says further underscores the safety and effectiveness of the company’s advanced neurovascular solutions.

Olive Medical’s Low Cost Camera Offering now has ISO13485 Quality System Behind it

The self-styled low cost surgical camera company Olive Medical Corporation of Salt Lake City, tells us it has achieved ISO 13485:2003 certification for its quality management system (QMS) through certification body BSI

MUSE™ Prospective Study Points to Success in GERD Treatment

85% of patients reduced medication use following the MUSE minimally-invasive procedure for GERD, with 65% eliminating medication entirely after 6 months

CE Mark and First US Implant for Medtronic’s Re-Sheathable CoreValve

Headline imageMedtronic has gained CE Mark approval for the 23 mm CoreValve® Evolut™ R TAVI System and has seen the device's first implantation in its U.S. study.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit “will be the largest product liability settlement in history”

Legal-Bay LLC, tells us that a Federal Jury in West Virginia has awarded a husband and wife $3.27 million in damages against Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson's mesh product division in what is another loss for transvaginal mesh manufacturers