Archive for ◊ October, 2010 ◊

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• Monday, October 25th, 2010

The RAVINE Lateral Access System was one of the new products announced at this year’s North American Spine Society (NASS) 2010 annual meeting. This is the first product introduced by the company for the far lateral market and also expands K2M’s focus on minimally invasive products. So what are the specs on RAVINE? Well it […]

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• Monday, October 25th, 2010

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Nfocus Neuromedical Inc., an innovative medical device company focused on the next generation treatment for brain aneurysms, today announced the appointment of Eric Milledge to Chairman and CEO effective immediately. Milledge has served as the company’s Chairman of the Board since April 2009. Former CEO, Martin Dieck, will assume the role of President and COO. […]

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• Monday, October 25th, 2010

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is facing a multi-million-pound legal claim after thousands of British patients were told that their hip replacement operations will need to be reversed. Many patients have been in excruciating pain – with some unable to walk – since having the operation, and now some of those affected are preparing a […]

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• Monday, October 25th, 2010

Spinal device company K2M, Inc is making its move to step into the realm of biologics with its launch of the VIKOS Cervical Allograft System. Partnering with LifeNet Health, an allograft bio-implant and regenerative medicine company, K2M is working on developing products now that combine machined allograft implants with their precision instrumentation. The VIKOS Cervical […]

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• Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Synthes announced earlier this month that the company has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) relating to the government’s inquiry into certain test marketing and promotional practices from May 2002 to July 2004 involving a bone […]

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• Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Neurowave Medical Technologies™ announced the release of an innovative new device for the treatment of post-operative nausea, medically referred to as emesis. Reletex™ is a novel transdermal neuromodulation device that is non-invasive and drug-free, and has been demonstrated to alleviate nausea when used as an adjunct to anti-emetics. Reletex is a neuromodulation device worn on […]

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• Sunday, October 24th, 2010

CLEVELAND, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Merlot OrthopediX, Inc., a Cleveland Clinic spin-off company jointly owned by Cleveland Clinic,Cleveland, OH, Frantz Medical Group, Mentor, OH and Dr. Isador Lieberman, M.D., M.B.A., Texas Back Institute, Plano, Texas, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company providing treatment solutions for spine disorders with a […]

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• Sunday, October 24th, 2010

General Electric Co., the world’s biggest maker of medical-imaging equipment, agreed to buy cancer diagnostics company Clarient Inc. in a deal valued at about $580 million, speeding its expansion into tailored tests. A tender offer will begin at $5 for each common share and $20 for each preferred share of Aliso Viejo, California-based Clarient, the companies […]

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• Friday, October 22nd, 2010

In a world first, a completely robotic surgery and anesthesia has been performed at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The DaVinci surgical robot, which lets surgeons work from remote locations, was put to work this summer, whereas the anesthesia robot, nicknamed McSleepy, has been providing automated anesthesia since 2008. The two combined to perform […]

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• Friday, October 22nd, 2010

DePuy Spine debuted the company’s first lateral approach system at the recent North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting. And, there’s an app for that. The MIS Lateral Platform featuring the Cougar LS Cage System is a set of devices designed specifically for the lateral approach to minimally invasive spinal fusion. The company also introduced the […]