Tag: Cardiology

Interview with Tom Reeves, CEO of Interface Biologics

Interface Biologics Inc (IBI) is a company from Toronto, Ontario, Canada that develops medtech and pharmaceutical materials. Their surface modification technology is called Endexo, which involves fluorine-based additives that migrate to a material’s surface during polymerization. This non-stick fluorination prevents platelets and bacteria fro (Read more...)

Sonavex EchoSure Vascular Blood Flow Monitor Cleared in U.S.

Following peripheral vascular and microvascular surgeries, it is important to be able to monitor how blood is flowing through the treated vessels and whether there may be an occlusion or compromise. This monitoring typically requires a nurse or a trained sonographer to use Doppler ultrasound, but now a new option is available. Sonavex, a company [& (Read more...)

Resistance-Sensing Needle Helps Improve Injection Accuracy

While most medical tools have seen incredible advances over the past century, the syringe has remained relatively unchanged despite room for improvement. Without the use of live imaging or sensing systems, which require additional time and resources, nurses and physicians must rely on blind insertion techniques using superficial anatomical landmark (Read more...)

Robocath R-One Robotic Angioplasty System Cleared in Europe

Robocath, based in Rouen, France, landed European regulatory approval to introduce its R-One robotic catheterization system. The R-One provides interventional cardiologists a way to precisely advance and manipulate catheter-based tools while remaining apart from patients and not exposed to dangerous X-rays. The company believes that the system can (Read more...)

iVascular’s Navitian Coronary Microcatheters for Chronic Total Occlusions Cleared in EU

iVascular, a Spanish company that makes catheter-based devices, won the European CE Mark for its new Navitian coronary microcatheter. The device is indicated as a support for guidewires, helping to exchange guidewires, and for injection of radiopaque contrast agents, as well as saline solution. The company designed the device to help address chroni (Read more...)

Philips Unveils New Zenition Surgical C-Arms

Philips is releasing a new mobile surgical C-arm designed to improve efficiency in the operating room. The Philips Zenition sports a tablet-like interface that runs the same Unify software across the various versions of the Zenition and is similar to what appears in some other radiological equipment from Philips, allowing operators to quickly learn (Read more...)

HemaShock Auto-Transfusion Tourniquet to Save Lives from Heart Attacks and Severe Bleeding

Patients undergoing a hemorrhagic shock or a cardiac arrest can be aided in many cases by restricting blood flow to the extremities, particularly the legs. Current methods are paintful and can be difficult to administer, while trapping lots of blood within the legs, as with conventional tourniquets. A new device from OHK Medical Devices, an [&helli (Read more...)