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Minimally Invasive Therapies

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Laura De Laporte receives ERC grant to develop minimally invasive therapy for spinal cord injury

The research objective of Dr.-Ing. Laura De Laporte, junior group leader at DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen, is to develop a minimally invasive therapy for spinal cord injury. Her goal and her scientific approach to develop… Read more →

MIS TLIF surgery results in less pain, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery

A minimally invasive spinal fusion back surgery results in less blood loss, less postoperative pain, smaller incisions, a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery and return to work.

Rather than cutting through paraspinal (back) muscles, the surgeon spreads and dilates… Read more →

REZA BAND, a noninvasive device for laryngopharyngeal reflux, FDA OK’ed

Somna Therapeutics (Germantown, WI) won FDA clearance for its REZA BAND UES Assist Device, a product developed to fight symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) without resorting to surgery or drugs. It works by applying pressure to the cricoid cartilage area right below… Read more →

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Exotic Micropumps and Gels Offer Hope for Hearing Disorders

Now Hear This: Researchers at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory have fabricated and tested a simplified micropump and used it to demonstrate the flow of fluid into and out of the device, the ability to store drug in a reservoir… Read more →

Dissolving Contact Lenses Could Make Eye Drops Disappear

If you’ve ever had an eye infection, you know how annoying it can be to get drops of medicine on the eyeball a few times a day. It’s an even harder task with children or for older adults who don’t… Read more →

Sapheon VenaSeal Closure System for Varicose Veins Now FDA Approved (VIDEO)

These days varicose veins are typically treated with compression stockings followed by surgery, as necessary. A new product from Sapheon (Morrisville, NC), a part of Medtronic, has just been FDA approved that offers a new approach to closing varicose veins… Read more →

Henry Ford physicians use AngioVac device to remove tumor in kidney cancer patient

Physicians at Henry Ford Hospital successfully suctioned a cancerous tumor from a major vein in a patient with metastatic kidney cancer, clearing the way for him to undergo a minimally-invasive kidney removal. This allowed him to participate in a clinical… Read more →

Electron paramagnetic resonance monitors oxygen deep within brain

Since the levels of tissue oxygenation can provide clinically important information when treating tumors and assessing strokes, a minimally invasive method of measuring oxygen deep within the body can improve current therapies and lead to the development of new ones. Researchers at… Read more →

Sensimmer Mission Rehearsal software FDA cleared to simulate surgeries, minimally invasive procedures

ImmersiveTouch Inc., a company out of Chicago, IL, won FDA clearance for its Sensimmer Mission Rehearsal software to be used in simulating potential surgeries using patient CT and MRI data. Surgeons can practice different approaches and techniques on the 3D models… Read more →

Cohera Medical gets FDA approval to distribute TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive in US

Cohera Medical, Inc.®, a leading innovator and developer of surgical adhesives and sealants, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive. The approval allows the Company to begin commercial distribution of TissuGlu… Read more →

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