Invuity announces two PhotonBlade studies at Heart Rhythm Society

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May 14, 2018 • 3 min read

Invuity, Inc. announced the results of two studies that were published at the Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society in Boston last week. The studies were co-authored by teams from Northwestern University and University of Pennsylvania and focused on the potential risk of damage to the insulation of pacing leads related to the use of electrocautery devices with insulated blades....

60 Minutes targets Boston Scientific gynecological mesh. Company says report is completely false

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May 14, 2018 • 4 min read

On Sunday evening, 60 Minutes reported on Boston Scientific's gynecological mesh product and the product liability lawsuits from 48k plaintiffs. The 60 Minutes report stated that the company has been using an unapproved plastic from China, called polypropylene, which allegedly degrades quickly in the body causing pain and discomfort. The original producer of the plastic, Chevron Phillips, exited the business over concerns of the safety in the medical business. ...

Touch Surgery Launches Video Based Simulations

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May 11, 2018 • 3 min read

Touch Surgery, a leader in developing interactive surgical simulators, recently launched Video Based Simulations, which allow surgical societies, residency programs, clinicians and industry partners to transform their videos into interactive simulations. ...

VA Doctors paid by $MDXG indicted for "conspiracy that caused the excessive use of MiMedx product on VA patients".

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May 09, 2018

TransEnterix gaining traction with solid Senhance sales so far in 2018

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May 08, 2018 • 2 min read

TransEnterix just announced Q1 earnings with an additional update on Senhance system sales up to this point in Q2, which ends June 30th. On initial glance, you can tell the TransEnterix sales team has done a nice job shortening the typical sales cycle for capital equipment of this dollar amount. ...

How much does MiMedx pay physicians? We don't know and that's the problem

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May 08, 2018 • 3 min read

MiMedx not reporting Open Payment data has been written about at length. We asked the question in a post earlier this year and the Wall Street Journal had a fantastic piece asking the same questions a month later. With all of the attention being given to MiMedx and their business practices, one would think any physician receiving payments from them would self report those payments. ...

Acclarent Launches TruDi 3D Mapping for Balloon Sinuplasty Surgeries

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May 07, 2018 • 2 min read

Acclarent announced the US commercial launch of TruDi, a real-time, three-dimensional (3D) navigation system for ENT procedures performed in the operating room and surgeon’s office. The system was developed in collaborations with another Johnson & Johnson company, Biosense Webster, who develops technology used to treat heart rhythm disorders. ...

Intuitive Surgical continues to target General Surgery with inguinal hernia study

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May 06, 2018 • 3 min read

One of Intuitive Surgical's four priorities in 2018 is to continue adoption in General Surgery. Through the first quarter of the year, the company is well on their way to over-achieving their four priorities. One way Intuitive can ensure their adoption and growth in general surgery is to show efficacy with their da Vinci versus traditional open procedures. ...