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Robotics and Social Media Move into the Mainstream at SAGES
The focus at this year's Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) annual meeting centered on robotic foregut and hernia repair procedures, telementoring, and the impact of social media on surgical techniques and education. 
(March, 2017)
Industry Shifts Toward LED in Illumination and Curing
LED is gaining ground in medical illumination and spot curing. Here’s what’s possible with the light source and what device makers need to keep in mind as they transition to LED.
(March, 2017)
Medtech Startup Showdown 2017: Round 1—nView medical vs UVision 360
 nView medical vs.UVision 360   Describe your device and how it will benefit healthcare.              We are developing a scanner capable to provide instantaneous 3D imaging during surgery, allowing surgeries t...
(March, 2017)
Medtech Startup Showdown 2017: Round 1—Synotrac vs MedicusTek USA
 Synotracvs.MedicusTek USA Corp.    Describe your device and how it will benefit healthcare.             Around 1.4 million total joint replacements will be performed in the United States this year, and more than 50...
(March, 2017)
Medtech Startup Showdown 2017: Round 1—NeoLight vs Clarify Medical
 NeoLight vs.Clarify Medical   Describe your device and how it will benefit healthcare.                NeoLight's Skylife is a uniquely designed phototherapy device designed to meet the needs of neona...
(March, 2017)
Medtech Startup Showdown 2017: Round 1—Neuveo vs Admetsys
 Neuveovs.Admetsys   Describe your device and how it will benefit healthcare.                                Our company...
(March, 2017)
Medtech Startup Showdown 2017: Round 1—Acutus Medical vs HeartIn
 Acutus Medical vs.HeartIn Inc.    Describe your device and how it will benefit healthcare.       Acutus Medical is developing the AcQMap High Resolution Imaging and Mapping System. This technology is able to create a real-time, 3-D map of the h...
(March, 2017)
Medtech Startup Showdown 2017: Round 1—Nexeon Medsystems vs PAVmed
 Nexeon Medsystems vs.PAVmed   Describe your device and how it will benefit healthcare.                    Our Synapse system is a neurostimulation device based on precision lead s...
(March, 2017)
Medtech Startup Showdown 2017: Round 1—Linear Health Sciences vs Shift Labs
 Linear Health Sciences vs.Shift Labs   Describe your device and how it will benefit healthcare.                              &nbs...
(March, 2017)
Medtech Startup Showdown 2017: Round 1—Applied Nanoscience vs VideoKall
 Applied Nanoscience Inc. vs.VideoKall Inc.  Describe your device and how it will benefit healthcare. A proprietary nanoparticle-coated protective face mask (disposable) with unparalleled, broad spectrum efficacy against harmful pathogens such as avian influenza (H9N2), Human inf...
(March, 2017)
The Ups and Downs of the Latest Absorb Data
As the latest findings on Abbott’s bioresorbable stent were presented at a major medical meeting, FDA issued an alert regarding the product. Yet there may be a bright side to the clinical results. 
(March, 2017)
Medtech Startup Showdown 2017: Round 1
Vote for your favorites among these 16 medtech startups.  
(March, 2017)
Will Remote Software Updates Become the Norm for Medical Devices?
When our computer or smartphone's operating system needs an update, the device automatically does so. Why don't more medical devices do the same?
(March, 2017)
Making Pacemakers and ICDs MRI-Safe
A new study shows that patients with standard pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) that were not designed to be MRI-compatible can safely undergo MRI scans following a specific protocol.  
(March, 2017)
Surgical Robot Nearing FDA Submission
TransEnterix expects to file for 510(k) clearance for its Senhance robotic surgery system by early May. What do the company’s commercial efforts in Europe mean for its future in the United States?
(March, 2017)
The City of Angels—and Life Sciences
The executive director of Biocom’s Los Angeles office discusses the Southern California association’s plan to build the city’s reputation as a nucleus for the life sciences industry.
(March, 2017)
Medidata’s Newest Partnership Signals Medical Device Focus
Both Medidata and the Medical Device Innovation Consortium have expressed their interest in optimizing medical device trials through technology and novel methods. 
(March, 2017)
FCPA Continues to Keep a Sharp Eye on Medtech
Because of their deep pockets and extensive contact with overseas government employees, medtech companies remain vulnerable to FCPA violations.
(February, 2017)
Docs Want Convenient Educational Simulation, and It's Coming
These companies are pioneering simulation technology, offering convenient, personalized solutions that satisfy the tremendous demand among clinicians for realistic training content.
(February, 2017)
Boston Scientific Feeling Good on Lotus Edge
Boston Scientific’s management expressed optimism about timelines and forthcoming data on its next-generation Lotus Edge transcatheter aortic valve.
(February, 2017)
Standards Committee Recommends UDIs on Claims Forms
The Accredited Standards Committee X12 this week recommended that unique device identifiers be required on health insurance claims forms when high-risk medical devices are implanted or removed, but the healthcare industry is divided on the move.
(February, 2017)
CDRH’s Guidance Goals for 2017
The Center publishes its priorities for draft and final guidance subjects in the coming year.
(December, 2016)
Despite Device Industry Pushback, FDA Finalizes Emerging Signals Guidance
FDA finalizes a policy that will enable the agency to notify the public about "emerging signals" for medical devices in the postmarket setting—and the device industry won't be happy.
(December, 2016)
Edwards Unveils Structural Heart Pipeline
Edwards Lifesciences reveals its plans for its transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve replacement and repair product pipeline.
(December, 2016)
Hearing Aid Debate Reaches Congress
Senators introduce legislation that would allow patients to buy some types of hearing aids over the counter, amplifying the debate over access and best care.
(December, 2016)