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First Screw-Rod OCT System Cleared for Use of Screws in Posterior Cervical Spine

DePuy Synthes Spine has seen its SYNAPSE™ Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic (OCT) System cleared for expanded indications


FDA Clears CoolSculpting® Therapy for Lower Temperatures/Shorter Treatment Times

Cosmetic treatment technology company ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc., has clinical data supporting its change of treatment parameters

FDA Approves First Flexible-Tipped Cardiac Ablation Catheter

Headline imageSt. Jude's FlexAbility is the first flexible tipped ablation device for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias to gain U.S. approval

Deal Done: Medtronic and Covidien Are One

Medtronic plc says that it has successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of Covidien plc

Big Claims from Ethicon as it Launches its New Powered Vascular Stapler at STS

Headline imageEthicon says its new Echelon Flex™ device is designed to provide greater precision and stability than currently available staplers for critical vessel transections.

First MRI-Conditional Cochlear Implant Approved in U.S.

MED-EL USA has announced U.S. FDA approval of its new SYNCHRONY cochlear implant, the first time such a device has been approved for use with 3.0 Tesla MRI without the surgical removal of the internal magnet.

InVivo’s Second Patient

Barely a week after re-opening the study doors to a second patient, one not-so-lucky individual has sustained a multi-trauma injury that fits the bill

CE Mark and Launch for AliveCor AF Detection Function

Headline imageAliveCor, Inc. has received CE Mark clearance for an automated atrial fibrillation detection function on its AliveCor® Heart Monitor.

FDA Clears K2M’s New Mesa® 2 Pedicle Screw System

Mesa 2 claims quicker on/off capability and one-step locking.

Study Says Stentys Self-Expanding Stent Effective in Peripheral Arteries

French Stent company Stentys, is taking its self-apposing drug eluter into the peripheral vascular arena with promising results from a first study

CE Mark for InspireMD’s New CGuard RX, Carotid Embolic Protection Stent System

InspireMD, Inc. tells us it has received CE mark approval for its new CGuard RX rapid exchange system for its MicroNet™ covered carotid stent technology.

Pediatric Clearance for EOS Imaging’s Micro Dose Reduces Radiation Worry

System offers potential to reduce radiation exposure during orthopedic imaging in patients requiring repeat visits

FDA Nod Means Shared Glucose Monitoring Reality Using Apps

Now people with diabetes as young as 2 years of age can automatically and securely share real-time CGM data from their Dexcom receiver to a caregiver’s mobile app

On-X® Life’s Chord-X™ Mitral Valve Chordal Repair System Launched at STS

Headline imageIt's been the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Diego for the last few days, an event that has seen On-X® Life Technologies Inc. unveiling its Chord-X™ Mitral Valve Chordal Repair System.

MRI-guided Radiation Therapy a Reality by 2017

Real-time targeting could see high field MRI-guided Radiation Therapy revolutionise cancer therapy

DePuy Synthes Launches MatrixWAVE™ MMF System for Temporary Stabilization of Jaw Fractures

Headline imageDePuy Synthes' system's wave plates and self-drilling locking screws are designed to offer the strength and rigidity of arch bars and the simplicity of IMF screws