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Minimally Invasive Therapies

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Valorem Surgical reports FDA approval and first utilization of MaxiMIS Spinal Fixation System

Valorem Surgical, an early stage medical device company with a platform on surgically treating spinal pathologies through a minimally invasive (MIS) approach, today announced that the Company has received FDA clearance and its first case utilizing its minimally invasive MaxiMIS™… Read more →

2015 Medtech Predictions

When the calendar turns over to a new year, everyone gets out their crystal ball in an attempt to predict what the next 12 months will bring. Here on MD+DI, we’ve already looked at Cleveland Clinic’s top innovations in 2015,… Read more →

Non-invasive device enables better monitoring of esophageal disease and inflammation

EnteroTrack, LLC and the University of Colorado (CU) have executed an exclusive license agreement that will allow the company to develop and market a novel device to monitor inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.

Diagnosing inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract… Read more →

FDA Approves Medtronic’s Drug-Coated Balloon For PAD In Upper Leg

Medtronic announced the FDA approval of a drug-coated balloon therapy for peripheral artery disease in the upper leg on Monday. The product was approved in Europe in 2009.

This is the second DCB that the FDA has approved for commercial… Read more →

Noninvasive Neural Stimulation Projects at Stanford (VIDEO)

A wide variety of medical conditions arise from either inactive or overactive neurons in the brain and other parts of the body. Being able to control neurons to fire correctly may help treat many diseases and researchers at Stanford University… Read more →

Scientists create virtual 3D model of organ prior to operation

During minimally invasive operations, a surgeon has to trust the information displayed on the screen: A virtual 3D model of the respective organ shows where a tumor is located and where sensitive vessels can be found. Soft tissue, such as… Read more →

FDA clears Olympus’ Narrow Band Imaging® for effective targeting of bladder cancer biopsies and improved visualization of tumor margins

Studies show NBI visualizes Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer (NMIBC) lesions in additional 17 percent of patients and 24 percent additional tumors – a turning point for identifying the costly, recurrent disease that has affected 535,000 people in the U.S.[1] Olympus, a… Read more →

Gelatin nanoparticles could deliver drugs to the brain

Stroke victims could have more time to seek treatment that could reduce harmful effects on the brain, thanks to tiny blobs of gelatin that could deliver the medication to the brain noninvasively.

University of Illinois researchers and colleagues in South… Read more →

Brain Stimulation May Hold Key to Anxiety Treatment

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that that brain stimulation may help retrain unhelpful cognitive habits associated with anxiety and depression.  The paper was published in the international journal Biological Psychiatry.

In collaboration with researchers at the… Read more →


Robotic Surgery Tool Treats Previously Inoperable Head and Neck Cancer

In a groundbreaking new study, UCLA researchers have advanced a robotic surgical technique to successfully access a previously unreachable area of the head and neck.

This pioneering method can now be used safely and efficiently in patients to remove tumors… Read more →

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