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FDA 510(k) Clearance for Philips IQon Spectral CT

Royal Philips’ IQon Spectral CT presents an entirely new approach to spectral imaging, enhanced image quality helping to improve confidence in diagnoses and deliver operational efficiency.

New Report Predicts 4.5% EU Medical Technology Market Annual Growth

Titled the Medical Technology Market in Europe 2014-2018, the report forecasts the Medical Technology Market in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 4.50 percent over the period 2013-2018.

FDA Clears Interventional Spine’s Lateral Opticage Expandable Interbody Fusion Device

The Lateral approach adds to the Interventional Spine® family of Opticage™ Expandable Interbody Fusion Devices previously cleared for TLIF

Novel Carotid Artery Revascularization Approach Yields Unprecedented Pivotal Data

Silk Road Medical's ROADSTER IDE Study points to low 30 day stroke rate using novel flow-reversal approach to carotid angioplasty and stenting.

CE Mark for the Covidien’s Latest Nellcor™ Bedside SpO2 Monitoring System

CE Mark approval for Nellcor™ PM100N Bedside SpO2 Patient Monitoring System brings the latest in bedside pulse oximetry to the home healthcare.

Percutaneous Kidney Stone Removal Options Expanded with New Cook Extractors

Cook Medical is launching the Perc NGage® and Perc NCompass® nitinol stone extractors for performing percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL).

First Patient Enrolled in Glyder® Facet Restoration Clinical Study

Headline imageZyga 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.

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.

Vial of 10 Gelatin Embolization Pledgets FDA Cleared for Tumour and AVM Use.

New Gel-Block 10x offers 10 pledgets in a vial as a configuration that enhances value and customer ease-of-use.

Covidien Unblocks AV Access Market with FDA Clearance of Fortrex™ PTA Balloon

Covidien plc has gained U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for its Fortrex™ over-the-wire (OTW) percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheter.

Whatever Next? Medical Industry’s First Women’s Designer Lab Coat

Headline imageIt's about as far away from medical devices as we ever get, but lab attire for women looks like it's going "designer", leaving the shapeless white lab coat with the burn marks and stains for the chaps.

First Patient Enrolled in Horizontal Meniscus Tear Suture Repair Study

History suggests that repair of horizontal cleavage tears in the knee meniscus is both tricky and of questionable value. A new study should bring our knowledge up to date.

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.

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.