03 Apr 2018

BUREAUCRAT MYSTERY: CMS CANCELS EXCITE RULE TO SPEED MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING

Just when you thought the government was going to cut through its own red tape to help get medical devices to the market quicker, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) decided that it must have lost its mind. The CMS has withdrawn a proposed rule intended to

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03 Apr 2018

BTG OPTALYSE PE TRIAL RESULTS REINFORCE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF SHORTER, LOWER DOSE EKOS THERAPY FOR PE

BTG plc highlighted OPTALYSE PE one-year trial results, presented at the International Society on Endovascular Therapy in Florida in February. The findings confirm that bilateral pulmonary embolism (PE) patients treated in as little as two hours with a total tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) dose as low as 8mg continue to

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27 Mar 2018

CYNOSURE TOUTS TEMPSURE ENVI TO IMPROVE SKIN

Cynosure, now a part of Hologic, is releasing a radiofrequency system for performing aesthetic procedure on the skin, including for reduction of wrinkles and other facial lines, tightening of skin by coagulating soft tissue, and making cellulite look more attractive than its natural self. The system is already FDA cleared. The

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27 Mar 2018

“ADVANCES IN PHLEBOLOGY AND VENOUS SURGERY VOLUME 1,” VENOUS SURGERY BOOK, NOW PUBLISHED IN PAPERBACK

A venous surgery book, highlighting the latest advances in the treatment of varicose veins and venous leg ulcers, is now available in paperback. The hardback came out in December 2017 and the paperback in late January. “Advances in Phlebology and Venous Surgery Volume 1” (ISBN-13: 978-1908586032) was edited by Mark

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27 Mar 2018

DONNING TWO PAIRS OF SURGICAL GLOVES  AS FAST AS PUTTING ON ONE PAIR

    Putting on two pairs of gloves is a common occurrence in medicine, particularly among surgeons who work with sharp instruments. It’s frustrating and feels like a waste of time, but that’s reality. Now there are gloves that come already doubled, while being easy to snap on. The GAMMEX

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26 Mar 2018

HOLOGIC UNVEILS NEW FLUOROSCOPY SYSTEM

Hologic Inc. unveiled its Fluoroscan InSight FD Mini C-Arm extremities imaging system in early December 2017 at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual conference in Chicago. Equipped with the recently released InSight 6.1 software, the system offers a variety of capabilities, including superior positioning, enhanced imaging and

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26 Mar 2018

ACCESS VASCULAR HYDROPICC CATH RAISES $4 MILLION

    Medical device developer Access Vascular has raised $3.7 million to support its HydroPICC catheter designed to reduce thrombotic risk. The HydroPICC is a peripherally inserted central catheter which the Bedford, Mass.-based company claims can significantly reduce the accumulation of platelets and the risk of thrombosis. AngelMD Access Vascular syndicate co-lead

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26 Mar 2018

TERASON EXHIBITS 3300 NEXGEN US AT IVC

 The Terason uSmart3300 NexGen Ultrasound System will be one of the hundreds of products on exhibit at the International Vein Congress. Terason has been a sponsor of the IVC for more than 10 years. Spokesmen say the 3300 NexGen’s new SuperHarmonic imaging provides enriched detail, clarity, contrast and border definition.

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26 Mar 2018

ADHESYS-MEDICAL. GETS CE FOR SURGICAL SKIN ADHESIVE

    Adhesys Medical, a surgical adhesive company, has received a CE mark for its Mar-Cutis Flix topical skin adhesive for surgical use. The adhesive is a polyurethane-based technology that Chief Scientific Officer Klaus-Dieter Langner said is an innovative alternative to traditional wound closing techniques that features bonding strength, fast

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26 Mar 2018

SURMODICS GETS FDA OK TO SELL TELEMARK MICROCATHETHETER

  The U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration has given Surmodics clearance to sell its Telemark .014-inch coronary and peripheral support microcatheter. The 510(k) approval allows Surmodics to start shipping a device designed for use in the treatment of peripheral lesions and complex coronary and peripheral lesions. Telemark brings together

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