28 Jul 2018

OBITUARY: Frank Spencer Cole, MD

OBITUARY: Frank Spencer Cole, MD The Departments of Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at NYU Langone Health are deeply saddened by the loss of Frank Cole Spencer, MD. Dr. Spencer was accepted to medical school at age 17 and proceeded to complete his surgical training at Johns Hopkins. During the Korean

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26 Jul 2018

STRADIS HEALTHCARE FACILITY EARNS ISO; 2 EXECS HIRED; WEBSITE REDESIGNED

  Stradis Healthcare, a provider of custom procedure trays and minor kits, has had several big events this summer, including earning ISO 13485:2016 certification for its Waukegan, Ill., facility; hiring two new executives; and overhauling its website, stradishealthcare.com. .               Stradis serves more than 1,500 surgical centers, private practices and purchasing

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26 Jul 2018

VIEWRAY CLEANS HOUSE IN SEARCH OF GROWTH, SHAREHOLDER VALUE

ViewRay Inc., the Oakwood Village-based maker of an MRI-guided radiation therapy system called MRIdian, has named medical device industry veterans Scott Drake as president and CEO, and Shar Matin as COO, effective immediately. Both men had been executives at Spectranetics Corp., a developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive cardiovascular devices,

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25 Jul 2018

ECHONOUS VEIN DESIGNED TO IMPROVE FIRST-TIME STICKS

EchoNous, a Seattle provider focused on delivering intelligent medical tools, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the EchoNous Vein, an ultrasound-based tool designed specifically for nurses to improve peripheral IV (PIV) catheter placements. Developed for usage across a wide range of patients including both adults

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17 Jul 2018

TELEFLEX TO ACQUIRE QT VASCULAR ASSETS, TAKES OPTION ON CHOCOLATE HEART DCB

QT Vascular has agreed to sell its non-drug coated coronary products to Teleflex, including its Chocolate XD and Glider, with an option to purchase its Chocolate Heart drug-coated coronary balloon catheter which is currently under development. Singapore-based QT Vascular has not released any financial details of the agreement, but said that it

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16 Jul 2018

APPLE UPDATES APP ALLOWING PATIENTS TO SEE HEALTH RECORDS ON THEIR IPHONE

  Apple has updated the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, debuting a feature for customers to see their medical records right on their iPhone. The updated Health Records section within the Health app brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Health app to make it easy for consumers

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16 Jul 2018

STUDY SHOWS RESULTS CHANGING WHITE FAT INTO BROWN FAT FOR EASIER WEIGHT LOSS

Obesity results from excess white fat storage, making it difficult to treat because the effectiveness of diet, exercise, and systemic anti-obesity agents is limited, and in the latter case may cause serious side effects. As a result, researchers are investigating innovative strategies for localized delivery of fat burning compounds via

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16 Jul 2018

TOP U.K. SURGEON CALLS FOR NEW PROCEDURES TO UNDERGO CLINICAL TRIALS IN ENGLAND

  Prof Derek Alderson, MD and the president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said the benefits of surgical innovations in the United Kingdom must “absolutely, unequivocally” be backed by evidence, either through randomised controlled trials or official registries designed to track patient outcomes. The move would bring surgical innovation

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16 Jul 2018

AVINGER RECEIVES FDA CLEARANCE FOR PANTHERIS DEVICE; SHARES AHEAD 47% PREMARKET

Avinger has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its next generation Pantheris Lumivascular atherectomy system, the first-ever image-guided atherectomy device for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.). Lumivascular is the only technology that combines real-time intravascular imaging with highly effective catheters for the treatment of P.A.D. The Company intends to launch two versions

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16 Jul 2018

MED-AESTHETIC SOLUTIONS INC., DEVELOPER OF SALT FACIAL, PARTNERS WITH AESTHETIC MANAGEMENT PARTNERS

Med-Aesthetic Solutions Inc., the developer and manufacturer of the proprietary SaltFacial skin renewal system, has formed a partnership with Aesthetic Management Partners to represent its product line exclusively, in select markets worldwide. The partnership commenced with a strong presence at The Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas in July. Aesthetic Management

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