Covidien Showcases New Gizmos At 2012 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress

Covidien is showcasing some of its most innovative surgical products at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) annual clinical congress being held at McCormick Place in Chicago this week. Key featured products include the new Sonicision™ ultrasonic incision and hemostasis device as well as the company’s iDrive™ Ultra powered stapling system.

Happtique Launches mRx™ Pilot Program

Happtique, a mobile health application store and total app management solution, today announced the commencement of its pilot program of mRx, Happtique’s patent-pending solution that enables physicians and other health practitioners to electronically prescribe medical, health, and fitness apps to their patients.

Market Research Suggests Steady Growth For Transcatheter Endovascular Treatments

Market intelligence company Millennium Research Group, reckons the U.S. Transcatheter Embolisation and Occlusion device market will grow at an average annual rate of just over nine percent through 2016, driven by an aging population and a trend away from traditional surgical procedures and toward minimally invasive procedures, with particular growth in aneurysm treatment.

FDA’s Unique Device Identifier Proposal Published In Full

The US FDA is proposing to establish a system which would require the label of most medical devices and device packages to include a unique device identifier in an endeavour to identify potential problems earlier and better isolate affected populations.