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• Wednesday, November 09th, 2011

The winners of the 2011 Orthopedics This Week Best New Technology award for Spine are: Advanced Biologics, LLC, Aesculap, Inc., AlloSource, CoAlign Innovations, Inc., Ellipse Technologies, Inc., NeuroLogica Corporation, NLT SPINE, Nocimed, LLC, The Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Thompson MIS. This annual award rewards inventors, engineering teams, surgeons and their companies who’ve […]

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• Friday, October 07th, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) of the Penta™ surgical lead for neurostimulation therapy to manage chronic pain.   The Penta surgical lead addresses complex pain patterns like low back pain and arm and […]

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• Friday, October 07th, 2011

10/7/2011 7:04:54 AM By Eli Segall, Reporter – Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal   Government regulators on Thursday filed fraud charges against two former sales executives at Mountain View medical equipment company Hansen Medical Inc. Christopher Sells, former vice president of commercial operations at Hansen, and Timothy Murawski, a former vice president of […]

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• Friday, October 07th, 2011

Currently, more than 30% of knee replacement surgeries suffer from misalignment problems caused by the “fog of surgery” where the precise orientation of internal bones is difficult to determine, asserts Darius Kharabi, vice-president of corporate development for OrthAlign, a privately held medical device company in Aliso Viejo, California. The company was founded in 2008 to […]

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• Friday, October 07th, 2011

In an industry driven by improving the quality of patient care, meeting regulations and controlling costs, leading Healthcare IT executives understand the strategic importance of working towards a digital era. As the population continues to age, chronic diseases grow and patients become empowered through new technologies, the Healthcare landscape has to adapt as its workload […]

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• Tuesday, September 06th, 2011

Source: Wikimedia Commons, Morgue File, Jason Howell, Jade and RRY Photo Manipulation Orthopedic surgeon Arun Mullaji of Breach Candy Hospital and Lilavathi Hospital, Mumbai, performed the first iPod Touch assisted knee replacement surgery in Asia. The patient, a 75-year-old man, was able to walk the same day that the surgery was conducted. Smith & Nephew […]

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• Tuesday, September 06th, 2011

CareFusion is to create 35 new jobs at its manufacturing centre in Gort, Co Galway. The global medical device company has its headquarters in San Diego, and employs over 15,000 worldwide. Originally formed in Ireland, CareFusion now employs 15,000 people globally However, the firm was originally established in Ireland in 2006, with just 12 employees. […]

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• Tuesday, September 06th, 2011

Shares of CardioNet Inc. plunged Wednesday after the heart device maker said the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating allegations CardioNet may have overcharged Medicare. THE SPARK: CardioNet disclosed Tuesday that it received a civil investigative demand from the Justice Department. According to the company, the agency said it is looking into allegations CardioNet used […]

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• Friday, August 12th, 2011

Saurav Paul, who has worked at St. Jude Medical for the past nine years, will become the director of a University of Minnesota program that develops and tests ideas for new medical devices. A St. Jude inventor will become the new director of the University of Minnesota’s Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows Program. The U […]

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• Friday, August 12th, 2011

It is no secret that complex spine reconstruction involving fusions from the thoracic spine to the pelvis are high-risk procedures despite the use of more advanced surgical techniques. Nevertheless long fusions, extending from the thoracic spine to the pelvis, appear to be increasingly common. To look more closely at the outcomes of these kinds of […]