Author: Medgadged

Endologix Alto Abdominal Stent Graft for AAA Cleared in Europe

Endologix, based in Irvine, California, won clearance in the European Union for its ALTO Abdominal Stent Graft System. The implant is intended to open up endovascular aortic repair to a wider range of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients, particularly those with short and challenging aortic necks. Ideally, the aortic neck where the stent graft (Read more...)

LIONESS Implant to Help Prevent Preterm Birth

Premature birth remains a huge clinical challenge, often resulting in lifelong consequences for both children and mothers. Even in developed nations, preterm birth is the most common cause of mortality for children under five years of age. In many cases, spontaneous onset of labor occurs and it is challenging to prevent this using current methods [ (Read more...)

Somatom On.site Portable CT Scanner FDA Cleared

Siemens Healthineers won FDA clearance for the company’s SOMATOM On.site mobile head CT scanner. The device can be easily brought in directly into patient rooms thanks to its powered wheels and an on-board battery. Normally, patients have to be moved to the CT scanner, wherever it may be within a hospital. With the SOMATOM On.site, […]

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Real-Time Urine Flow Rate Measurement: Interview with Christopher Strafaci, VP of Sales and Marketing at RenalSense

Fluid overload is a serious issue for critically ill patients. It can occur in a variety of situations, including as a result of acute kidney injury, and can also be an issue in critically ill COVID-19 patients. The condition requires prompt treatment to restore health fluid levels, and Medgadget recently featured an interview with CHF […]

eSight 4 Vision Assistive Glasses Unveiled

eSight, a company based in Toronto, Canada, is releasing the latest version of its vision-improving electronic glasses for people with poor eyesight and even legal blindness. The eSight 4 sports two 1280×960 screens that display images captured and processed from the forward facing camera on the glasses. It’s indicated for people with a (Read more...)

TIGERTRIEVER XL Cleared in EU to Remove Large Stroke Clots

Israel’s Rapid Medical has won European regulatory clearance to introduce its TIGERTRIEVER XL device for removing large ischemic stroke-causing clots from intracranial vessels. The company calls its line of devices “stentrievers,” as these look and operate similar to stents but can retrieve clots out of the body. The TIGERTRIEVER (Read more...)

A Laparoscopy Assistance Platform to Optimize Minimally Invasive Surgery: Interview with Anne Osdoit, CEO of MastOR

Minimally invasive surgery has played a huge role in improving patient outcomes, and reducing morbidity and recovery times compared with traditional surgical techniques. However, it can be a little tricky for surgeons to operate through tiny incisions and use complicated equipment, meaning that there is often a significant learning curve and traini (Read more...)

Drawing Biomedical Electronics Directly Onto Skin

Wearable biomedical devices hold the promise of allowing for continuous, remote patient monitoring in all kinds of settings. A variety of vital signs, including heart rate and its variability, body temperature, and the amount of sweat produced, can be measured. The problem is that a lot of these measurements are not particularly accurate when using (Read more...)

Philips Wins FDA Clearance and Launches EMS Remote Monitoring and Defibrillation Solution in U.S.

The need for emergency medical services (EMS) outside of the hospital setting is on the rise, with an estimated 240 millions 9-1-1 calls made in the US annually. While medical equipment used in this setting must be available, manipulable, and able to share important data across a variety of unknown situations, historically it has been […]

Tiny 3D Printed Cubes Serve as Scaffolding for Broken Bones

A good deal of orthopedic bone repair surgeries involve injecting powders or pastes, to serve as scaffoding, into fractures. Now a collaboration between scientists at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), University of Oregon, New York University, and Mahidol University in Thailand has led to the development of a Lego-like 3D printed scaff (Read more...)

Simplifying Transseptal Access to the Left Atrium: Interview with Terri Burke, CEO of Protaryx Medical

Protaryx Medical, a company based in Baltimore, Maryland, has developed a device to allow for more precise transseptal access to the left atrium during transcatheter procedures. The device provides three-dimensional control and steerability to take the guesswork out of transseptal access to the left atrium, and the company believes that this could (Read more...)

EVA15 Surgical Insufflator and Smoke Evacuator for Minimally Invasive Procedures FDA Cleared

Palliare, a company out of Galway, Ireland, won FDA clearance for its flagship product, the EVA15 insufflator and smoke evacuation system. The EVA15 combines two devices into a compact package that is designed for use in laparoscopic, endoscopic, endolumenal, and robotic procedures. Smoke is a common problem in all kinds of minimally invasive proce (Read more...)

Digital Guide Dog for Blind People

Guide dogs can be incredibly helpful, letting blind people maintain a level of independence that would be difficult without their loyalty. However, guide dogs require a huge amount of training and, because they’re dogs, are not practical for every blind person. Now, a student at Loughborough University in England has designed a concept handhe (Read more...)

Curved-Field OCT for Unprecedented View of The Cornea

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique regularly utilized by ophthalmologists to view multiple layers of the cornea and count the nerves and cells within. It’s important for diagnosing a variety of corneal conditions as well as when preparing for cataract surgery. The problem is that, as anyone who has tinkered with macro (Read more...)