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Chinese FDA Nod for ZipLine® Medical’s Non-Invasive ZIP® Skin Closure SystemDecember 22, 2016

Clearance will give the company access to the $543 million Chinese wound closure device market serving over 40 million procedures

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New Investor as ZipLine® Medical Secures $19 Million FinancingJanuary 19, 2016

Shorter procedure times, fewer wound complications, reduced post-surgical care cost. All hot buttons for medtech investors, so it seems

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Biggest Ever UK Representation Heads for Arab Health

With 13000 delegates attending from 163 countries, Arab Health is becoming one of the biggest opportunities to showcase new technology. UK health industry presence this year is breaking previous records

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OR Lighting in NHS SpotlightMay 1, 2014

A new initiative, funded by the European Commission, is targeting a radical improvement in the performance of surgical lighting and medical video systems.

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Device Tax Gets More Public AirtimeJuly 29, 2013

Forbes has produced a compellingly straightforward editorial, aimed in part at debunking the myth that the pain of the device tax will be offset by an increasing “customer base” from expanded insurance coverage. The piece may have zero impact on …

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New Skin Closure Device Claims Suture-like Outcomes At The Speed Of StaplesJune 22, 2013

ZipLine Medical’s core platform, which it calls PRELOC™, is a noninvasive surgical skin closure designed to provide a suture-like outcome at the speed of staples. The company says the technique is simple, the device easy-to-learn and easy-to-use.

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FDA Clears Biolase Soft Tissue Diode Laser For Broad Surgical IndicationsApril 12, 2013

It would be easier to list the indications for which Biolase’s soft tissue laser has not been cleared, given that the 80 inclusions cover all aspects of surgical excision. Undeniably smart to take a dental laser and make it work in surgery, the company is now seeking commercialisation partners across other disciplines.

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FDA Approves EVARREST™ Fibrin Sealant PatchDecember 10, 2012

Ethicon Biosurgery, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EVARREST™ Fibrin Sealant Patch, a novel product that it says rapidly and reliably aids in stopping problematic bleeding during surgery.

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No More “Just Put Your Finger On This” As Ethicon Launches What It Calls A “Knotless Tissue Control Device”October 8, 2012

J&J division Ethicon, Inc., has followed Covidien into the barbed suture market with the launch of its new portfolio of Stratafix™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices. The idea is that barbed sutures offer significantly more points of fixation than traditional sutures, giving surgeons more consistent control over every pass (through the tissue), and combining the strength and security of interrupted closure with the efficiency of continuous closure.

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Intelomed Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance For CVInsight Medical DeviceSeptember 21, 2012

Intelomed, Inc., has announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its CVInsight medical device which measures and displays vital information such as functional oxygen saturation of arterial hemoglobin (Sp02) and pulse rate of adult and pediatric patients.

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Teleflex’s New Arrow®PICC System Aims At Zero Complication Catheter PlacementSeptember 13, 2012

Teleflex says its Arrow® VPS replaces the need for confirmatory chest X-ray by using state-of-the-art, real-time intravascular Doppler, ECG and advanced algorithmic logic to notify the clinician that the central catheter tip has reached the optimal location.

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ConvaTec To Acquire Intermittent Catheter ProviderSeptember 4, 2012

ConvaTec says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the capital stock of 180 Medical Holdings, Inc. for $321 million. 180 Medical is a leading U.S. provider of disposable, intermittent catheters and urologic medical supplies.

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Another CareFusion Device RecalledAugust 23, 2012

This time it’s the company’s Alaris drug pump, certain models of which are suffering gremlins sufficiently dangerous to warrant FDA issuing a Class 1 recall, implying there is a significant risk of adverse health consequences or death.

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NICE Publishes Positive Final Guidance On Device For Use During ElectrosurgeryAugust 22, 2012

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has published final guidance on a new medical technology device designed to be used during surgery. The guidance advises that the use of the Mega Soft Patient Return Electrode could help reduce the risk of localised burns during monopolar electrosurgery

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Burns Concern Provokes Covidien’s Recall Of Certain High-Power Single Use Grounding PadsAugust 21, 2012

Covidien is conducting a voluntary recall of certain production lots of the DGPHP RFA High-Power Single Use Grounding Pads and Cool-tip™ RFA Electrode Kits that contain DGPHP RFA High-Power Single Use Grounding Pads.

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Covalon Announces FDA Clearance For SurgiClear™ Antimicrobial Silicone Wound Dressing

Covalon Announces FDA Clearance for SurgiClear™ Antimicrobial Silicone Wound Dressing (via PR Newswire) MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the “Company” or “Covalon”) (TSXV: COV), an advanced medical technologies company, today announced United States Food and …

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