The U.S. FDA has granted Breakthrough Device Designation to Cala Trio™ for the treatment of action tremors in the hands … continue reading “FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Cala Trio™ Therapy to Treat Action Tremors in Parkinson’s Disease”
NiTiNOL-based DynaNail products approved for use with new ICD-10-PCS code. This new classification will enable healthcare providers and payers to … continue reading “DynaNail® Becomes First Sustained Compression Internal Fixation Device to Gain CMS Code”
The U.S. FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization to Ortho Clinical Diagnostics’ total antibody assay for COVID-19 – the VITROS® … continue reading “FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Ortho’s COVID-19 Total Antibody Test”
The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has taken another important step in supporting UK HealthTech companies do business in … continue reading “Next Phase for ABHI US Accelerator as Programme Expands”
JointPoint’s hip navigation system allows for digital templating and precise analysis of implant selection and positioning
FMX314 is the world’s first single-port surgery solution that is compatible with a standard 15mm trocar for MIS abdominal laparoscopic surgery.
Adherium establishes North American operation and appoints Senior Vice President of Business Development to lead market expansion
An implantable drug delivery pump forms the basis of a new company, Medallion Therapeutics, Inc., which has sprung from the Alfred Mann Foundation (AMF) for Scientific Research.
Medical device integration solutions company Capsule Tech, Inc., is using the HIMSS event in Florida this week to announce the introduction of its SmartLinx™ Medical Device Information System.
Biomet, Inc. has reached a settlement amounting to $56 million in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) 2391 relating to its M2A Magnum Hip Implant Products.
Law firm Bernstein Liebhard LLP has issued a press release that brings us up to date, pointing in particular to a piece of research that suggests 30% of robotic surgery complications using Intuitive’s da Vinci system, as reported on the FDA’s MAUDE database, were either a result of operator error or technical failure of the robotic system itself.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. and Megadyne®, Inc have both issued press releases, confirming that they have entered into a collaboration agreement. The deal will see customers offered a contracting solution that incorporates the two companies’ combined product offerings, increasing choice and access to a broad energy portfolio.
Johnson & Johnson is considering a settlement with injured hip implant patients that could total more than $3 billion. Sources close to the matter have told Bloomberg that the company is weighing their options in settling thousands of cases involving DePuy hip implants that have been linked to early failure rates and a host of serious complications.
It looks like the US medtech sales tax could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, as concessions need to be made to get the budget approved. Whether a repeal would be enough to cajole republicans into accepting Obamacare is doubtful, but it just might be.
DePuy Synthes CMF has announced the U.S. launch of new instrumentation that enables less invasive surgical fixation and stabilization of rib fractures. The MatrixRIB™ System offers precontoured, low-profile titanium plates, locking screws and intramedullary splints.
In the western world’s chase for technological advancement and the less savoury side of human nature it occasionally brings to the surface, perhaps we should reflect on the life of the Iraqi girl with one leg and no prospects. Just to even things up a bit.