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Covidien Sponsors American LUNG FORCE Initiative in Cancer Awareness Drive

Covidien supports publicity initiative to drive earlier diagnosis of lung cancer, opening up treatment options and improved patient outcomes


Parachute® Heart Failure Device Sees China Study Commence

Headline imageDevice company CardioKinetix is looking east with the announcement of the first enrollments in PARACHUTE China, a multi-center trial.

What Does the NHS Five Year Plan Mean for Mr Medtech?

This week's editorial states what we'd hope is the obvious. Medical Technology is an essential component in delivering tomorrow's healthcare.

CE Mark and First Implant of Sorin’s MEMO 3D ReChord™

Sorin Group has gained CE mark certification for its new MEMO 3D ReChord™ mitral valve annuloplasty ring, which it is making immediately available in Europe.

Portal Hypertension Diagnostic Breath-Test Study

Exalenz Bioscience has initiated a Pivotal Study of the World’s first breath-based test to diagnose clinically significant portal hypertension.

Cardica Adds New Curved Tip to Microcutter XCHANGE® 30 Surgical Stapler

Cardica, Inc. has unveiled a curved tip cartridge for its MicroCutter XCHANGE® 30 surgical stapling device, which is designed to facilitate placement of the stapler on selected tissues.

PENTAX Medical Launches its Highest Resolution Ever Endoscopes

Headline imageNext generation system provides PENTAX Medical’s highest resolution ever for Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy

Remote Continuous Glucose Monitoring a Reality Following FDA Nod

Headline imageFDA approval now means critical glucose data from the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System can be remotely monitored using a mobile device

Emphysema Device Completes IDE Trial Early

Headline imagePneumRx, Inc., says it has completed enrollment in its RENEW Study, nearly 3 months ahead of schedule, paving the way for its FDA PMA filing.

FDA Clearance of ReFlow Medical Wingman35 Crossing Catheter

Headline imageReFlow Medical, Inc. has gained FDA clearance for its Wingman35 Crossing Catheter for use in the peripheral vasculature as well as the first U.S. clinical cases with the device.

First Arteriovenous Malformation Radiosurgery with New Brainlab Software

Headline imageBrainlab's new Elements SmartBrush® Angio system uses sophisticated imaging software to facilitate AVM surgery and has been used clinically for the first time in an Irish Hospital.

Go-Ahead for Pivotal Trial of Newly-Designed Vizablate® Uterine Fibroid Therapy

Gynesonics has received U.S. FDA approval for an investigational device exemption (IDE), allowing it to commence a pivotal trial to assess its newly-designed VizAblate® Uterine Fibroid Ablation System

Sorin to Explore Sleep Apnea Opportunity with Respicardia Deal

Sorin Group has announced that it is to make a $20 million minority investment in Respicardia, a developer of implantable therapies to improve Respiratory Rhythm Management™.

X-spine Launches Axograft™ Biologics Portfolio

The spinal products company has added Axograft™ DBM Putty, Axograft™ Cancellous Crushed Allograft, Axograft™ Crunch Allograft and Axograft™ Amniotic Membrane to its product portfolio.

First Disposable Neuro Forceps with Dual Irrigation Launched by Codman Neuro

Headline imageNew disposable SPETZLER™ MALIS® Dual Irrigating Bipolar Forceps claims improved visualization during Neurosurgery

Study Points to Successful ALIF Outcomes with i-FACTOR™ Biologic Bone Graft

Orthobiologics company Cerapedics is touting favourable clinical outcomes for its peptide enhanced biologic bone graft.