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

PREPARING A NEW GENERATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR A NEW KIND OF HEALTH CARE

 By David Muhlestein, PhD, JD and Lia Winfield, PhD Dramatic changes in the demographics of our physician population are happening at the same time as our healthcare system is making equally dramatic changes in how it organizes and pays for care. This new generation of physicians is likely to be

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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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17 Jul 2018

SONAVEX RECEIVES FDA CLEARANCE FOR MEDICAL IMAGING DEVICES

Canton, Ohio-based medical device startup Sonavex. A John Hopkin spinout, received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market implantable devices to be used with ultrasound imaging, CEO David Narrow said. The 510(k) clearance means the Johns Hopkins spinout startup has regulatory approval for its initial product. The Echomark devices are designed to

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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

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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26 Jun 2018

DERMAKA HAS NEW ENHANCED NATURAL HEALING FORMULA

  Dermaka cream is an all-natural plant-based product that aids in skin healing, rejuvenation, and substantially reduces redness and bruising. Dermaka cream was developed by Ronald Bush, MD, FACS, to minimize bruising and inflammatory responses of the skin in the post-operative period. While the product has been around for several

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