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Senhance surgical robotic system receives FDA Clearance

Senhance surgical robotic system receives FDA Clearance
TransEnterix has announced the Company has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Senhance Surgical Robotic System. "The clearance of the Senhance System in the US is a milestone in the progress of robotics and is expected to deliver improvement in the efficacy, value and choices offered to patients, surgeons and hospitals," said Todd M. Pope, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransEnterix.
17th October 2017

Next-gen surgical robotics comes with optics platform

Next-gen surgical robotics comes with optics platform
  Synaptive Medical Inc. has released Modus V. This second-generation, high-powered digital microscope with a robotic arm is derived from Canadarm technology used on the International Space Station. Designed with feedback from Synaptive’s clinical partners, Modus V is the new cornerstone of its integrated BrightMatter platform.
12th October 2017

World’s first super-microsurgery operation with ‘robot hands’

World’s first super-microsurgery operation with ‘robot hands’
Plastic surgeons at Maastricht UMC+ have used a robotic device to surgically treat lymphedema in a patient. This is the world’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’. The surgeons used the robotic device to suture vessels of 0.3 to 0.8 millimeter in the arm of the patient. The robotic device, created by Eindhoven company Microsure, enhances the surgeon’s precision, making this type of procedure easier to perform.
6th October 2017


Heart valves formed from patient’s own tissue

Heart valves formed from patient’s own tissue
A new method allows surgeons to reconstruct entire heart valves from the patient’s own tissue. This surgical procedure is currently only used at a handful of centres in the world. Recently, PD Dr. Markus Krane, Deputy Director of the Cardiovascular Surgery Department of the German Heart Centre Munich, has also used the new method on patients in Munich. The method is particularly advantageous for children and young patients.
29th September 2017

Surgical assurance platform receives CE Mark Approval

Surgical assurance platform receives CE Mark Approval
Mazor Robotics Ltd. has announced CE Mark approval for its Mazor X Surgical Assurance Platform. The CE Mark allows Mazor and its commercial partner, Medtronic, to market the Mazor X in the European Union, as well as other countries that recognise the CE Mark. “Receipt of the CE Mark is an important step in our plan to expand the patient, surgeon and hospital benefits of the Mazor X Surgical Assurance Platform to the European market,” said Ori Hadomi, Mazor's Chief Executive Officer.
26th September 2017

LessRay system reduces radiation exposure for surgeons

LessRay system reduces radiation exposure for surgeons
  NuVasive has announced the commercial launch of its LessRay software technology system. The LessRay system, comprised of a propriety software algorithm and hardware components, is designed to help address over exposure to radiation in hospital operating rooms (O.R.), particularly in the case of minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS).
19th September 2017

AtriClip PRO•V device launched in the U.S.

AtriClip PRO•V device launched in the U.S.
AtriCure has announced that it has launched the AtriClip PRO•V Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Exclusion System in the United States. The new device offers an open-ended design combined with a tip-first closure mechanism to enable easier navigation and placement when operating in minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) environments. The AtriClip PRO•V represents a significant addition to the company’s already deep offerings for epicardial left atrial appendage management.
18th September 2017

StealthStation supports ear, nose, and throat procedures

StealthStation supports ear, nose, and throat procedures
Medtronic plc has announced the global launch of the StealthStation ENT, a new surgical navigation system designed for surgeons treating conditions within the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) anatomy. The company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510k clearance and CE Mark for the system. StealthStation ENT uses a proprietary electromagnetic (EM) tracking technology.
15th September 2017

Surgical navigation system receives FDA clearance

Surgical navigation system receives FDA clearance
ClaroNav Kolahi has announced that NaviENT, its Surgical Navigation System, received FDA 510(K) clearance. CKI is pleased to announce that it has received FDA 510(K) clearance from the FDA to market and sell NaviENT in the United States. Over the coming months the company will offer the product for sale to hospitals, clinics and offices performing endoscopic sinus surgery and skull base surgery in the US.
11th September 2017

Mussel-inspired glue could make fetal surgery safer

Mussel-inspired glue could make fetal surgery safer
Whether to perform surgery on a fetus is a heart-wrenching decision. This type of surgery involves penetrating the highly delicate amniotic sac, increasing health risks to the fetus. Now researchers report the development of a glue, inspired by the tenacious grip of mussels on slippery rocks, that could one day help save the lives of the youngest patients. The researchers are presenting their findings at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
24th August 2017


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