Tag: Urology

LithoVue Empower Lets One Person Retrieve Kidney Stones

Boston Scientific has unveiled a new kidney stone retrieval device that allows the urologist to control the ureteroscope and basket that captures the stone, at the same time. This was previously a two person job, demanding close coordination and healthy communication between the clinicians. The LithoVue Empower Retrieval Deployment Device fits (Read more...)

New Sniper Balloon Occlusion Microcatheters Cleared in Europe

Embolx, out of Silicon Valley, won the European CE Mark for its latest Sniper Balloon Occlusion Microcatheters. The devices are used to help deliver embolic agents in such varying procedures as helping to treat tumors, uterine fibroids, and enlarged prostate. The new family of the devices include features to make them easier to navigate throug (Read more...)

Versius Robotic Surgical System Unveiled by UK Company

CMR Surgical, a Cambridge, UK firm, is formally unveiling its Versius surgical robotic system that is designed to be portable, easy to setup, and, perhaps most importantly, affordable for hospitals that otherwise would have budget limitations obtaining existing robotic systems. The Versius is modular in its design, with the moving arms individually (Read more...)

New Smaller Flexible Robotic Surgical System from South Korea

At KAIST, a major South Korean science and technology university, researchers have developed a flexible robotic surgical system that is designed to work on difficult to reach places. The K-FLEX endoscopic surgical robot has arms that are only 3.7 mm in diameter, allowing them to work through standard 4.2 mm internal channels of an endoscope. [&hell (Read more...)

Magnetic Stimulation Restores Bladder Control in Paralyzed Men

Patients with spinal cord injuries report that in addition to paralysis the lack of bladder control is one of the most troubling issues. At University of California Los Angeles, researchers have shown that they were able to restore significant bladder control to five men that suffered through spinal cord injuries years prior to treatment. The [&hel (Read more...)

Clinical Grade Urinalysis at Home with Your Smartphone

Smartphones have become surprisingly useful in medicine, but they still remain mostly as assistants to the core process of medicine. They make it easy for clinicians to communicate, absorb information, take notes, and do so many other things. They’re still rarely used for diagnostics, but that’s changing too. Healthy.io, a company out o (Read more...)

URO-1’s Repris System for Injecting Botox Into Bladder

URO-1, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, got FDA approval for its Repris Bladder Injection System. The product is designed for delivering Botox injections into the bladder as a treatment option for overactive bladder. The device, which is supposed to make such procedures easier on the physicians and more comfortable on the patients, will be u (Read more...)