Category: News

Interview with Medtronic’s Mark Pacyna on Approval of IN.PACT AV DCB for Failing AV Fistulae

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients experiencing kidney failure typically require hemodialysis in order to artificially remove fluid and waste from blood and maintain appropriate electrolyte concentrations. For many patients on hemodialysis, an arteriovenous (AV) fistula is created to link an artery to a vein. Veins are too fragile for frequent (Read more...)

Robotic System for Deep Endovascular Instrument Guidance

Researchers at the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory in Canada have developed a new method to guide endovascular instruments into complex vascular structures that were hitherto inaccessible to endovascular surgeons. The technique involves moving the patient and the endovascular instrument using a robotic platform within a magnet (Read more...)

Samsung Unveils New RS85 Prestige Ultrasound System

At the RSNA conference in Chicago, Samsung unveiled a new high-end ultrasound, the RS85 Prestige. Based on the RS85, the system comes with a new imaging architecture as well as a set of features designed to expand the system’s capabilities and improve diagnostic accuracy. So-called “Crystal Architecture” within the RS85 Prestige r (Read more...)

Silicon Chips as Artificial Neurons

Researchers at the University of Bath in the UK have developed low-power silicon chips that mimic the electrical activity of neurons. This breakthrough could enable the small chips to function as artificial neurons in numerous implants and medical devices, and the technology has significant potential in treating a wide range of chronic diseases, in (Read more...)

VISTASEAL Fibrin Sealant to Quickly Stop Surgical Bleeds

Ethicon, a part of J&J, is releasing a new surgical fibrin sealant designed to be delivered much faster than existing options. The VISTASEAL Fibrin Sealant helps to control unexpected bleeding thanks to its chemical composition and delivery mechanism, which work together to quickly get to the bleed site and achieve hemostasis faster. VISTASEAL (Read more...)

VivaLNK’s Tiny Reusable and Wearable ECG Cleared in Europe

VivaLNK, a Silicon Valley company, won the European CE Mark for its VivaLNK multi-vital medical wearable sensor and accompanying software development kit. The reusable device sticks to the patient’s chest and can record ECG waveforms, the respiratory rate, heart rate, RR interval, as well as movement based on a three-axis accelerometer. It we (Read more...)