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Autonomous Functional Implants

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Quadra Allure MP CRT-P with MultiPoint Pacing Cleared in Europe

St. Jude Medical‘s Quadra Allure MP, the world’s first quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker (CRT-P) with the MultiPoint Pacing option, has been given the regulatory green light in Europe. The device uses the company’s Quartet LV cardiac leads equipped with four electrodes to… Read more →

TRINITY Transcatheter Aortic Valve System Now for Transfemoral Delivery (VIDEO)

Transcatheter Technologies, a company out of Regensburg, Germany, announced that it’s developed a transfemoral version of its Trinity transcatheter aortic valve system. The valve is repositionable at any time during the implantation process to make sure a proper fit is achieved,… Read more →

Wireless implant eliminates bacteria, then dissolves

Researchers at Tufts University and University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana successfully delivered an antibiotic treatment to mice with a bacterial infection with what’s considered to be the first resorbable wireless electronic implant. The wireless implant, made of silk and magnesium, delivered heat to infected… Read more →

Covidien’s Fortex Balloon Catheter Cleared in U.S.

Covidien received FDA clearance for its new Fortrex over-the-wire percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon catheter that helps treat blocked arterovenous access sites in dialysis patients . The device, at .035″ (.089 cm) in width, is narrow enough to be used in the… Read more →

Artificial pancreas better than pump for managing type 1 diabetes

The world’s first clinical trial to compare three ways of delivering insulin to control glucose levels in patients with type 1 diabetes concludes that two versions of an artificial pancreas can do the job better than conventional pump therapy. The… Read more →

Interventional Spine’s Lateral Opticage Expandable Intervertebral Body Fusion Device gets FDA approval

Interventional Spine®, Inc. today announced FDA clearance of its Lateral Opticage™ Expandable Intervertebral Body Fusion Device. This device joins the Interventional Spine® family of Opticage™ Expandable Interbody Fusion Devices previously cleared for TLIF earlier this year, and used with the… Read more →

New study investigates patient perspectives on deactivation of ICDs at the end of life

Most patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)—small devices placed in a person’s chest to help treat irregular heartbeats with electrical pulses, or shocks—haven’t thought about device deactivation if they were to develop a serious illness from which they were not… Read more →

Electrical stimuli induced bodily control in spinal cord injuries

Patients who have had spinal cord injuries suffer from not only paralysis of their limbs, but also from other complications often including a loss of bladder control. In previous experiments, Dr. Edgerton from the University of California, Los Angeles and collaborators… Read more →

Implanted device shows potential as alternative to warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation

Vivek Y. Reddy, M.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and colleagues examined the long-term efficacy and safety, compared to warfarin, of a device to achieve left atrial appendage closure in patients with atrial fibrillation.… Read more →

Artificial semiconductor wireless retina already proving itself in lab study

Researchers from Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and Newcastle University have created a proof of concept artificial retina that may one day help treat a number of eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration. The device is made… Read more →

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