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3D models of faces could help in reconstruction surgery

3D models of faces could help in reconstruction surgery
Researchers are scanning 6,000 volunteers for a project that aims to create 3D computer face models for reconstructive surgery. One of the current challenges for plastic surgeons is that they do not have guidelines for facial reconstruction procedures that take into account different ethnicities and age groups. This means that function can be restored to faces, but their features may not look natural in comparison to a healthy person of the same age and ethnicity.
2nd June 2017

Robotic-assisted surgical system receives FDA clearance

Robotic-assisted surgical system receives FDA clearance
Intuitive Surgical has announced that its da Vinci X Surgical System received FDA clearance in the US. The da Vinci X System will provide surgeons and hospitals with access to some of the most advanced robotic-assisted surgery technology at a lower cost. FDA clearance of the da Vinci X System follows CE Mark. The launch of the da Vinci X System underscores Intuitive’s commitment to meeting customers’ needs with a strong value-oriented portfolio and an array of financing options.
1st June 2017

Technique increases life span of implantable devices

Technique increases life span of implantable devices
A new technique being developed at Purdue University could provide patients who require implantable catheters in the treatment of neurological and other disorders with a reliable and self-clearing catheter that could eliminate the need for additional surgery to replace failing devices. “Implantable catheters are used to treat a number of neurological and cardiac disorders by either diverting excess fluid or for delivering drugs".
30th May 2017


Device maps the brain during surgery

Device maps the brain during surgery
  Researchers have developed a device to map the brain during surgery and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. The device provides higher resolution neural readings than existing tools used in the clinic and could enable doctors to perform safer, more precise brain surgeries.
30th May 2017

Project to develop mass market UV LEDs for disinfection

Project to develop mass market UV LEDs for disinfection
Eco-friendly purification of water – UV light is already being used to kill water-borne germs but the light sources used for this purpose are still predominantly mercury vapor lamps. UV LEDs have so far proved unattractive for reasons of cost. The aim of the UNIQUE project funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology is therefore to develop high-power UV LEDs for industrial use.
22nd May 2017

Microscopy technique could reduce repeat surgeries

Microscopy technique could reduce repeat surgeries
Engineers at the Optical Imaging Laboratory led by Caltech's Lihong Wang have developed an imaging technology that could help surgeons removing breast cancer lumps confirm that they have cut out the entire tumour - reducing the need for additional surgeries. About 300,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are discovered annually. Of these, 60 to 75% of patients underwent breast-conserving surgery.
18th May 2017

Flex robotic system receives TGA clearance

Flex robotic system receives TGA clearance
Medrobotics has announced at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons meeting in Adelaide that it has received TGA regulatory clearance to market the Flex Robotic System for colorectal procedures. Medrobotics is the first and only company to offer minimally invasive, steerable and shapeable robotic products for colorectal procedures in Australia. The Flex Robotic System is the world’s first robotic surgical platform to offer Scarfree access to hard-to-reach anatomy in otolaryngology and colorectal procedures.
17th May 2017

Holographic Navigation Platform integrates Microsoft HoloLens

Holographic Navigation Platform integrates Microsoft HoloLens
Scopis has announced the launch of its newest development, the Holographic Navigation Platform for use in surgery. Scopis developed this platform to offer greater precision and speed to surgeons, and better outcomes to patients undergoing open and minimally-invasive spinal procedures. The added innovation of incorporating Microsoft HoloLens into the Scopis Navigation Platform lets surgeons plan the positioning and alignment of pedicle screws during multiple vertebrae fixation surgeries, for example.
9th May 2017

GalaFORM FDA cleared for reconstructive surgeries

GalaFORM FDA cleared for reconstructive surgeries
Galatea Surgical, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tepha, has announced the FDA 510k clearance of its GalaFORM 3D Surgical Scaffold ("GalaFORM 3D") for use in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Based on Tepha's proprietary P4HB bioresorbable polymer technology, GalaFORM 3D is the only 3-dimensionally contoured, surgical scaffold with a reinforcing rim, designed to uplift the body's natural shape, provide easier placement and reduce procedure time.
8th May 2017

Brain surgery access device has been cleared in Europe

Brain surgery access device has been cleared in Europe
NICO Corporation received the European CE Mark for its BrainPath brain access system that helps neurosurgeons works on lesions in the subcortical space. It is designed to pass by the brain’s folds without causing too much damage thanks to its atraumatic tip that pushes apart the folds to gently slide through. Once the device reaches its destination, it is removed while a sheath that sits around the device remains in place creating an opening for surgical access.
6th April 2017


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