Archive for ◊ February, 2011 ◊

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• Monday, February 28th, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced that it has completed the purchase of rights to a chitosan-dextran gel technology from Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd. (the commercial development company of the University of Adelaide) in Australia, Robinson Squidgel Ltd., and Otago Innovation Ltd. (a University of Otago company) in New Zealand. Medtronic is […]

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• Monday, February 28th, 2011

After 20 years of use, total knee replacements are still trucking. John B. Meding, M.D. of the St. Francis Medical Group, Beech Grove, Indiana, evaluated 1,757 total knee replacements (TKR) that had been implanted between 1975 and 1989. He found that 128 of the patients, whose average age was 82, were still living. Despite the […]

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• Monday, February 28th, 2011

BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled in favor of Hologic, by reversing […]

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• Monday, February 28th, 2011

S&N’s new cry? Smaller, stronger, better…Smith & Nephew Orthopaedic Division has just introduced its Short Modular Femoral (SMF) Hip System, a modular total hip replacement stem system that, says the company, exceeds the versatility and neck strength of a standard, full-size primary hip stem, while providing the stability of the traditionally longer, more invasive implant. […]

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• Thursday, February 24th, 2011

CAESAREA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mazor Robotics Ltd., (TASE:MZOR.ta – News), a developer of innovative surgical robots and complementary products, announced today it has closed a PIPE funding round of $6.3 million, led by the Phoenix Holdings Company and including the participation of additional leading Israeli financial institutions. Mazor will use the capital to expand its worldwide […]

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• Thursday, February 24th, 2011

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – February 24, 2011) – Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, has received CE Mark for the 29 millimeter version of its Edwards SAPIEN XT transcatheter aortic heart valve. The valve will be available with the Ascendra transapical delivery system for implantation through […]

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• Thursday, February 24th, 2011

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – February 24, 2011) – BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), the World’s leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, today announced that it has formed a new division, BIOLASE Imaging, to design and distribute state-of-the-art extra-oral and intra-oral dental imaging devices. The creation of BIOLASE Imaging will enable the Company to offer high-quality diagnostic solutions […]

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• Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Launching and hoping for accurate target market hits…curasan AG and Stryker S.A., Montreux, Switzerland, have signed an agreement to sell and market bone replacement and regeneration materials for a variety of orthopedic indications. In summer 2011, Stryker anticipates launching the products in selected European countries to be potentially followed by further target markets. “Partnering with […]

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• Thursday, February 03rd, 2011

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – 02/03/11) – Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:HNSN – News), a global leader in flexible robotics and the developer of robotic technology for accurate 3D control of catheter movement, today announced that it has entered, directly and through a wholly owned subsidiary, into patent and technology license, sublicense and purchase agreements with Philips […]

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• Thursday, February 03rd, 2011

Kevin Lobo is resigning as president of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, the Business Courier reported. He’s leaving for family reasons, officials with the Blue Ash-based company said. Replacing him as of Feb. 7 will be Chuck Austin, who is worldwide president of Irvine, Calif.-based Advanced Sterilization Products, which is, like Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/morning_call/2011/02/ethicon-president-lobo-resigns.html?ana=otjrss