27 Nov 2017

CHINESE ROBOT PASSES CHINA’S MEDICAL LICENSING EXAM

  A Chinese medical robot named Xiaoyi achieved a passing score of 456 on China’s medical licensing exam in early November. A passing score is 360 out of 600. But 456 is an impressive result considering the robot scored 100 in its first practice run. Xiaoyi (which means “little doctor”)

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27 Nov 2017

AMERICAS WILL BENEFIT MOST WITH IVC FILTER MARKET GROWTH

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global inferior vena cava (IVC) filter market will grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of more than 11 percent by 2021. This market research analysis identifies the preference for minimally invasive procedures with improved medical imaging as

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Manamed PlasmaFlow photo
02 Nov 2017

FDA approves DVT prevention device

California-based ManaMed has launched the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prevention device PlasmaFlow in the United States. The portable, tubeless and digital PlasmaFlow, which comes with multiple pressure functions, helps to prevent the onset of DVT in patients by revitalizing blood flow in the

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Reva scaffolding
02 Nov 2017

Reva scaffolding study yields good results

As some companies have worked to improve drug-eluting stents by making them bioresorbable, some voices in the coronary intervention space have expressed concern over the rates of late stent thrombosis and repeat percutaneous coronary intervention seen with the devices. In a study published in a recent issue of JACC: Cardiovascular

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Medtronic Concerto
02 Nov 2017

Medtronic Concerto 3D Detachable Coil unveiled for vein embolization

Medtronic has unveiled its new Concerto 3D Detachable Coil System that is intended to be used for embolizations in the peripheral arteries and veins. The device was unveiled at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark in September. The device, which is now available to physicians

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02 Nov 2017

Boston Scientific to distribute Veniti VICI Venous Stent

Veniti Inc., a research company in the advancement of treatment for deep venous disease, has announced that Boston Scientific will distribute its VICI Venous Stent under a limited global distribution agreement. The terms of the agreement and specific regions and countries involved were not disclosed. Physicians treat the obstructive component

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