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Titan Spine Receives Regulatory Clearance To Launch Endoskeleton@ TAS ALIF

September 27, 2011 9:50 am | Comments

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on the development of innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced today that it has received FDA clearance to commercially release its Endoskeleton(R) TAS system, consisting of an ALIF device with integrated fixation screws.

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Ziehm Imaging Gets A New Sister Company

September 27, 2011 9:41 am | Comments

/PRNewswire/ --Ziehm Imaging herewith announces that its holding company ATON GmbH acquired 100% of the US based leading Mini C-arm specialist OrthoScan, Inc. This acquisition shows ATON's continuous investment in the healthcare business with Ziehm Imaging being part of the ATON portfolio since 2004.

ImageIQ And The Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute Partner To Improve Joint Replacement Implant Research

September 27, 2011 9:36 am | Comments

(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImageIQ, Inc. announced today that it will partner with the Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute (AORI) to enhance the ongoing joint replacement research taking place at AORI. ImageIQ and AORI will apply state-of-the-art 3-dimensional imaging analytics to improve the assessment of the structural integrity and longitudinal performance of various biomaterials in orthopedic implant wear studies.

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Innovative Companies To Present At AdvaMed 2011

September 27, 2011 9:24 am | Comments

/PRNewswire/ -- More than 60 medicaltechnology manufacturers from across the United States and around the globe will present their technologies at AdvaMed 2011: The MedTech Conference today.  Innovative device and diagnostic companies and academic tech transfer offices will make 9-minute company presentations to hundreds of industry business leaders, angel, private equity, and venture capital investors, and other strategic partners at the Walter E.

OncoSec Announces Positive Results From Head & Neck and Breast<br> Cancer Trials

September 26, 2011 11:03 am | Comments

/PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OTCBB: ONCS), which is developing its advanced-stage OMS ElectroOncologyT therapies to treat solid tumor cancers, announced today clinical study results presented at the Fire, Ice and Beyond: The Future of Ablation Therapies conference in Las Vegas, NV, September 23-24.

Bulow BioTech Prosthetics Selected as iWalk Certified Bionics Center

September 26, 2011 10:53 am | Comments

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bulow BioTech Prosthetics today announced its distinction as an iWalk Certified Bionics Center. With this designation, Bulow BioTech Prosthetics will serve as one of the nation's first prosthetics providers to commercially offer the PowerFoot BiOM, the first robotic lower leg system to normalize metabolic efficiency and increase self selected walking speed for amputees.

SI-BONE, Inc. Closes $16.0 Million Financing Led By Montreux Equity Partners

September 26, 2011 10:46 am | Comments

/PRNewswire/ -- SI-BONE, Inc. (San Jose, California), a medical device company that is pioneering the use of a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device to treat the sacroiliac (SI) joint today announced that it has closed $16.0 million in financing for expansion of clinical and commercial operations.

Biomedical Innovation And Jobs Top Issue In San Diego This Week

September 26, 2011 10:07 am | Comments

(BUSINESS WIRE)--CHI President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Gollaher, Ph.D., today provided testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on the regulatory environment for biomedical products and the impact on innovation and job creation. "Regulatory policies administered by the FDA have a profound influence on the current health and future strength of the biomedical industry," Gollaher said.

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Study Identifies Post-Op Spine Surgery Risks

September 23, 2011 7:00 am | Comments

In the last 20 years, due to diagnostic and surgical advances, more and more patients have become appropriate candidates for spine surgery, and the number of these procedures performed has risen significantly. While medical experts acknowledge the potential benefits of spine surgery, they also understand that complications can reduce the success in the short and long term.

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Free Pouch Packing CEU Game

September 23, 2011 6:39 am | Comments

Healthmark has launched WIKI’s Pouching Paradise! - a new flash-based CEU game that takes you on an adventure of proper pouch packaging. Work with WIKI to learn about the best practices of sterile packaging techniques when using peel pouches. WIKI will show you how to choose the correct type of packaging for different instruments, how to load a sterilizer cart, and more.

Nurses At Dozens Of California Hospitals Strike

September 23, 2011 6:33 am | Comments

Sudhin Thanawala, AP Nurses in red union shirts carried signs and chanted slogans outside dozens of Northern and Central California hospitals into the night Thursday as part of a one-day strike over benefit cuts and other concessions sought by hospital management. The California Nurses Association, the union organizing the strike, expected nearly 23,000 nurses to participate although hospital officials reported that many nurses had crossed the picket line.

Hospital Shortages Proving Costly

September 23, 2011 6:22 am | Comments

Linda A. Johnson, AP A severe shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups. An Associated Press review of industry reports and interviews with nearly two dozen experts found at least 15 deaths in the past 15 months blamed on the shortages, either because the right drug wasn't available or because of dosing errors or other problems in administering or preparing alternative medications.

Landmark Single Incision Robotic Surgery Performed

September 23, 2011 6:10 am | Comments

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Vincent Obias, MD, Director of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, performed the nation's first single-incision robotic laparoscopic surgery on the left colon at The George Washington University Hospital. Through a small incision in the belly button, Dr. Obias was able to perform a robotic left colectomy — a procedure that had never been performed before in the United States.

Swedish's Ivy Brain Tumor Center Launches Two New Clinical Trials to Treat Brain Cancer

September 21, 2011 8:40 am | Comments

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Swedish Neuroscience Institute today announced that the Ivy Brain Tumor Center has launched two separate clinical trials for treating brain cancer. The first trial (IND No. 10206, Protocol No. 020221, Study Agent: DCVax Brain - Autologous Dendritic cells and GBM tumor lysate) sponsored by Northwest Biotherapeutics, Bothell, Wash.

Anesthesia Business Consultants Reminds Anesthesiologists to Request eRx Exemption

September 21, 2011 7:37 am | Comments

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CMS has just announced a new provider web portal through which anesthesiologists, pain physicians and others can to enter requests for hardship exemptions from the electronic prescribing (eRx) requirement. ABC reminds physicians who provide at least 100 outpatient visits and ten percent of whose Medicare income is based on such visits that they must be granted an exemption to avoid the eRx penalty if they have not used eRx technology in 10 or more visits during the first six months of 2011.

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