Surgeons are using Twitter to share ideas and improve surgical technique

Posted in Medical Device,

May 16, 2018 • 3 min read

Twitter has long been known as a great hangout for finance professionals. All day, users trade stock picks and pontificate on the state of world markets. Finding someone live tweeting CNBC isn't hard at all. It's also not hard to find a list of finance professionals to follow. What about healthcare? ...

Next Generation Pantheris imperative to Avinger's turnaround

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May 15, 2018 • 5 min read

One year after their restructuring announcement, Avinger is slowly working their way through a turnaround that was expected to reduce net cash use to approximately $7 million per quarter by the third quarter of 2017, a reduction of 48% from the average quarterly cash use for 2016....

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. ...