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Polymer specialist Foster Corporation is now offering nano-reinforced composites for minimally invasive devices, such as catheters, with reinforcement loadings up to 30% by weight, a significant increase due to new proprietary technology. The result could be medical devices with greatly increased flexural modulus.
CE Mark for Gore’s Hybrid Vascular Graft Signals Preservation Of Dialysis Access SitesAugust 20, 2012
W L Gore’s Hybrod Vascular Graft was FDA cleared two years ago, and now the company has announced it has its CE Mark, which it expects will bring a new level of utility to Vascular Surgeons in Europe.
Surgical Innovations “Asks The Audience”July 19, 2012
UK device company Surgical Innovations welcomed some of the best minds in UK surgery to its annual event last week in what forms a key part of the company’s surgeon-led product and idea-development philosophy.
First Patient Supported with Abiomed’s Impella cVAD™April 5, 2012
Promising signs for Abiomed as its percutaneously delivered high flow pump does the job for its first patient.
K2M Inc is on a mission to make its name in devices for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies. It’s foray into Germany, Austria and Switzerland is gathering pace with the launch in those countries of the SERENGETI® retractor and TERRA NOVA® access system.
Vasostitch looks like a clever device for accessing and then closing tissue during femoral or transapical insertion of therapeutic devices. The company pitched up at this year’s ACC, so we look forward to hearing their feedback after the event.
Genous™ “Pro-healing” Stent Feasible And Safe In STEMI Patients, According To Study Presented At ACC
OrbusNeich has issued a news release about a clinical study which supports the company’s claim that its clever “pro-healing” stent technology results in a stent which can be indicated in STEMI patients.
AngioDynamics And Microsulis Get TogetherMarch 26, 2012
AngioDynamics and Microsulis Medical are looking lovingly at each other as they enter into what we romantics call a “multi-faceted strategic relationship”. Possibly more.
Cervical Disc Replacement specialist Spinal Motion has announced the CE marking of its sub 5mm Kineflex|C iterations.
European MedTech Conference Vetting System Goes LiveMarch 21, 2012
European Medtech industry body Eucomed has commenced the pilot of its conference vetting system, aimed at bringing a new level of ethics and transparency to sponsorship activities by companies.
Using a Drug-coated balloon to implant a bare metal stent might just be a smart idea, at least according to Dutch Cardiovascular specialists Blue Medical in announcing the launch of their innovative new offering.
Sanofi’s acquisition trail continues with announcement that it is to buy US company Pluromed, developer of LeGoo® polymer for temporary endovascular occlusion.
Endologix European Initiative Bearing FruitMarch 15, 2012
Not yet a household name, but Endologix is making progress with its Endoscopic Aneurysm products in Europe.
K2M Inc has announced the FDA 510(k) clearance of its Santorini Corpectomy Cage System, adding to the company’s portfolio of offerings for treatment of complex spine disorders.
Deltex Medical Group has announced that Department of Health initiatives will see wider adoption of its CardioQ Oesophageal Doppler Monitoring technology.
Watch Out USA: Germany Wants Your Medtech Business.February 23, 2012
Medical Devices are fuelling Germany’s rising export engine and the country’s Trade and Invest agency is rolling out the red carpet with R&D grants and commercialisation assistance.
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