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Aortic valves approved for intermediate risk patients

Aortic valves approved for intermediate risk patients
  Medtronic has announced the expanded U.S. FDA approval of the self-expanding CoreValve Evolut transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) platform to include patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who are at an intermediate risk for open-heart surgery.
12th July 2017

INSPIRIS RESILIA valve receives FDA Approval

INSPIRIS RESILIA valve receives FDA Approval
  Edwards Lifesciences has announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its INSPIRIS RESILIA aortic valve, the first in a new class of resilient heart valves.
7th July 2017

Hand-held probe offers precision to cancer surgery

Hand-held probe offers precision to cancer surgery
In 2015, scientists at Polytechnique Montréal, the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM), the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University, and the MUHC developed a hand-held Raman spectroscopy probe allowing surgeons to accurately detect virtually all brain cancer cells in real time during surgery.
28th June 2017


Microscope can scan tumours during surgery

Microscope can scan tumours during surgery
When women undergo lumpectomies to remove breast cancer, doctors try to remove all the cancerous tissue while conserving as much of the healthy breast tissue as possible. But currently there's no reliable way to determine during surgery whether the excised tissue is completely cancer-free at its margins - the proof that doctors need to be confident that they removed all of the tumor. It can take several days for pathologists using conventional methods to process and analyse the tissue.
27th June 2017

Coffee helmet improves nose and throat surgery

Coffee helmet improves nose and throat surgery
Engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed a silicon cap filled with coffee grounds to track patient head movements and orientation during delicate nose and throat surgery. The technology was recently presented at the International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions in Barcelona, Spain.
27th June 2017

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


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