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First Patient Enrolled in Glyder® Facet Restoration Clinical Study

Zyga Technology, Inc., has announced the first patient enrollment in DUET, a U.S. multicenter single-arm study to investigate its Glyder device to alleviate facet joint pain.


Going Rep-Less: Royal Oak Medical Devices Reinvents Commercial Model

U.S. medical device company Royal Oak Medical Devices has been testing its so-called rep-less sales model. Now it's to be rolled out across the country.

Light at the End of the Tunnel for IlluminOss as Fracture Fixation System Gains Trial OK from FDA

Available in Europe since 2010, IlluminOss will soon be seeing commencement of US studies into its novel photodynamic bone stabilization system.

CardioMEMS™ HF Heart Monitoring Significantly Reduced 30-Day Hospital Readmission Rates

Headline imageA retrospective data analysis from a study into St. Jude's CardioMEMS™ HF monitoring sensor shows significant a reduction in 30-day hospital readmission rates for patients age 65 and older.

Cardica Calls Time-Out to Re-Think MicroCutter XCHANGE 30®

Cardica, Inc. is to pull the remainder of the latest iteration of its MicroCutter XCHANGE 30® from sale, drawing a line under the device until a next generation version is ready.

HipGrid™ Rolled Out for Non-invasive Fluoroscopic Guidance in Total Hip Replacement

Headline imageOrthoGrid® Systems, Inc. has announced the release of HipGrid™ for anterior and posterior approach THR.

Point of Care Flu Diagnosis Prototype Device Completed

Headline imageImagine a device that can instantly tell you from a serum, urine, saliva or blood sample whether you have a particular infectious disease? Sounds implausible but the prototype is ready for clinical trial early next year.

98.9% Vessel Closure at Six Months in VenaSeal™ Study

Covidien's acquisition of Sapheon this summer is looking like a smart move as pivotal clinical study results at 6 months suggest it successfully treats symptomatic varicose veins.

Baxano’s Predictable Bankruptcy Filing

Baxano had better find a buyer pretty soon because the news that it has now filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code suggests it's running out of runway.

Boston Scientific SYNERGY™ Bioabsorbable Polymer Stent Meets Key Performance Endpoints

Boston Scientific reports that its SYNERGY™ Everolimus-Eluting Bioabsorbable Polymer Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System met its primary endpoint in the first successful U.S. pivotal trial of a bioabsorbable polymer stent.

FDA Clears Avantis Third Eye® Panoramic™ Colonoscopy Device

FDA clears new device for use along with a standard colonoscope to improve visibility in areas behind folds in colon wall.

Another Award for Zip® Surgical Skin Closure Device

Orthopedics This Week has awarded ZipLine Medical's clever skin closure device its "Best Technology in Spine Care" Award for 2014.

Miniaturized Ultrasound for Pain Makes International Debut at Medica 2014

sam claims to be the first device in a new technology category of ultrasound bio-electronics.

Studies Presented at AHA Conclude CRT Therapy Extends Life, Reduces Hospital Readmissions

New data point to the clinical and economic value of Medtronic's cardiac resynchronization therapy devices for the treatment of heart failure.

First in Man Use of MANTA™ Large Bore Vascular Closure Device

Essential Medical reports on the initial First in Man studies for its revolutionary MANTA Large Bore Vascular Closure device, which is designed to seal 18F large bore femoral punctures.

Can Medtech Learn from Retailers

We're getting properly fixated on the power of social media in healthcare, especially medtech marketing. Can we therefore steal ideas from the powerhouse retailers?