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Minimally invasive surgical equipment
Report on US surgical and medical instrument market
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 09 January, 2014
The manufacturing of surgical and medical instruments in America is examined in a new report predicting a shipment value of 61 billion dollars by 2017
 
Minimally invasive Vertebral compression fracture device market report
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 08 January, 2014
Market research report examines the global demand for minimally invasive devices used for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCF)
 
Data presented on effectiveness of Vessix renal denervation
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 30 October, 2013
Boston Scientific has been demonstrating the effective use of the Vessix system for renal denervation using low power radio frequency energy
 
St Jude Medical initiates first US clinical study of the EnligHTN renal denervation system
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 05 June, 2013
St Jude Medical receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin the EnligHTN IV Renal Denervation Study, the first US trial using the EnligHTN Multi-Electrode Renal Denervation System to treat patients with drug-resistant high blood pressure.
 
ArtVentive Medical Group receives CE Mark for EOS device
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 03 June, 2013
ArtVentive Medical Group receives CE Mark certification for the ArtVentive EOS Peripheral Vascular Enoluminal Occlusion system.
 
Cook Medical launches otolaryngology/head and neck surgery devices in Europe
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 30 April, 2013
Cook Medical is introducing European head and neck surgeons and otolaryngologists to its line of minimally invasive devices at the 2nd meeting of the European Academy of OtoRhinoLaryngology and Head Neck/Surgery (EAORL-HNS).
 
LHSC partners Lawson to perform world first treatment of localised prostate cancer
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 26 April, 2013
A world first procedure performed at London Health Sciences Center (LHSC) and facilitated by research at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) provides a new minimally invasive treatment option for patients with localised prostate cancer.
 
Cook Medical unveils fully-retractable embolization coil
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 22 April, 2013
Cook Medical launches a new fully-retractable 0.035 inch embolization coil, intended for peripheral arterial and venous embolization. Embolization is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure performed by a physician to block or reduce blood flow in arteries and veins.
 
Covidien launches new duo of surgical access devices
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 19 April, 2013
Covidien is launching two new surgical access devices at the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
 
Medical Designs launches the FDA-approved minimally invasive bone screw solution to treat SI-Joint dysfunction
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 19 April, 2013
Medical Designs is launching the FDA-approved SAMBA Screw System, a minimally invasive solution for the treatment of SI-Joint dysfunction.
 
Tenex Health receives 510(k) clearance for new tissue removal system
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 27 March, 2013
Tenex Health has received a new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for use for its novel TX1 Tissue Removal System.
 
Cook Medical launches minimally invasive salivary duct access solution
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 20 March, 2013
Cook Medical is launching a suite of salivary duct access products that offer minimally invasive options for the treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease.
 
Precision Spine gains FDA 510(k) clearance for minimally invasive access system
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 13 December, 2012
Precision Spine announced receives 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the company's Mini-Max Minimally Invasive Access System.
 
NLT SPINE receives 510(k) clearance for discectomy system
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 21 September, 2012
NLT SPINE, a developer of products for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) and percutaneous procedures, receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company's eSPIN powered discectomy system.
 
Covidien reveals method to measure OR ergonomics
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 06 April, 2012
Researchers develop a new method to measure the physical strain placed on surgeons while performing minimally invasive surgery reports Covidien.
 
AngioDynamics agrees microwave ablation deal with Microsulis
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 28 March, 2012
AngioDynamics is forming a strategic relationship with privately-held Microsulis Medical which is a medical device company specializing in minimally invasive, microwave ablation technology for the coagulation of soft tissue and has systems in more than 80 hospitals world-wide.
 
Zimmer releases personalized surgical cutting guides
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 14 February, 2012
Zimmer is introducing personalized surgical cutting guides for partial knee replacement procedures at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in San Francisco, California, USA.
 
Medtronic signs exclusive distribution deal with Miami Instruments
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 31 January, 2012
Medtronic is entering into an exclusive distribution agreement with Miami Instruments - a company focused on the design of innovative surgical instruments for minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) procedures – and has introduced the company's first two products in the USA.
 
Microline Surgical completes merger with Starion Instruments
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 26 October, 2011
Microline Surgical, a leading manufacturer of reposable instruments for minimally invasive surgery, completes the merger of Starion Instruments, a developer of surgical technology for sealing and dividing soft tissue.
 
AdvanSource Biomaterials agrees infusion therapy deal with Access Scientific
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 03 May, 2011
AdvanSource Biomaterials, a developer of advanced polymer materials for a broad range of medical devices, is entering into a multi-year supply agreement with Access Scientific, a San Diego-based healthcare company engaged in the business of developing vascular access devices that simplify and improve minimally invasive and infusion therapy procedures.
 
Philips partners Corindus to develop minimally invasive treatment PCI system
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 26 April, 2011
Philips and Corindus signs an alliance agreement to add Corindus’ robotic-assisted system for the minimally invasive treatment of obstructed coronary arteries (also known as percutaneous coronary interventions) to Philips’ interventional cardiology solutions.
 
Two minimally invasive surgical tools from K2M receive CE Mark clearance
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 16 March, 2011
K2M’s RAVINE Lateral Access and ALEUTIAN Lateral Interbody Systems receive CE Mark clearance to expand the global presence of the company’s minimally invasive product offering.
 
Zyga's SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System receives 510(K) clearance
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 20 January, 2011
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants Zyga Technology 510(K) clearance to market the SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System which is intended for treating conditions including degenerative sacroiliitis and sacroiliac joint disruptions.
 
Minimally invasive surgical implant system receives the CE mark
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 17 November, 2010
SI-BONE's minimally invasive surgical (MIS) iFuse Implant System to treat the sacroiliac (SI) joint receives the CE mark.
 
Microline Surgical partners Cambridge Endo to improve minimally invasive surgery
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 07 May, 2010
Microline Surgical, a leading manufacturer of reposable instruments for minimally invasive surgery, and Cambridge Endo, a pioneer in the rapidly emerging single incision surgery market, agree a product development and distribution partnership through which Microline will serve as a distribution channel for Cambridge Endo’s products and the two companies will collaborate on new solutions to advance the state of minimally invasive surgery.
 
Sorin partners CardioMedical for minimally invasive cardiac surgery instruments
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 05 May, 2010
Sorin Group enters into a distribution agreement with CardioMedical, making Sorin Group, CardioMedical’s selected partner for the entire Cardio Vision MIS Portfolio which is a comprehensive catalogue of minimally invasive cardiac surgery instruments and accessories.
 
Inflatable vertebral augmentation system helps treat VCFs
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 15 April, 2010
Stryker's Interventional Spine business unit is releasing its iVAS inflatable vertebral augmentation system, a minimally invasive device cleared for use in treating vertebral compression fractures (VCFs).
 
Minimally invasive retractor system from K2M clinches MDEA plaudits
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 12 April, 2010
K2M’s Serengeti Minimally Invasive Retractor System receives a 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA).
 
Innovative retractor system focuses on lumbar spine surgery benefits
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 29 March, 2010
Aesculap Implant Systems launches the Spyder Minimally Invasive Spinal Retractor System which is an innovative retractor system indicated for use in the lumbar spine with Aesculap Spine’s S4 Pedicle Screw System.
 
Orthofix International sells vascular business to Covidien
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 10 March, 2010
Orthofix International sells to Covidien the assets of Orthofix’s vascular business, including its AV-Impulse mechanical compression technology.
 
Smith & Nephew clinches three-year contract for arthroscopic shaver blades
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 03 February, 2010
Smith & Nephew's Endoscopy Division receives a three-year contract from HealthTrust Purchasing Group as a supplier of arthroscopic shaver blades to its membership nationwide.
 
Re-branding for Microline Pentax
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 09 September, 2009
Manufacturers of minimally invasive surgical instruments re-brands to Microline Surgical to better reflect its mission
 
AMIS procedure conference to be held in Zurich
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 07 September, 2009
Surgeons from America have been invited to speak at European conference organised by Medacta International on the Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery procedure of total joint replacement
 
Galichia Heart Hospital agrees to host MSI-coordinated urologic surgical teams
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 25 June, 2009
Galichia Heart Hospital and Mobile Surgery International (MSI) have reached an agreement for Galichia to host MSI-coordinated, specialised, urologic surgical teams at its facilities in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
 
Optical navigation system supports spinal and trauma surgical procedures
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 27 May, 2009
Siemens Healthcare’s Cappa C-Nav optical navigation system supports minimally-invasive surgical procedures and is suitable for spinal as well as trauma surgery.
 
Philips acquires Traxtal to enhance image guided solutions folio
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 11 May, 2009
Philips acquires Canada-based Traxtal, an medical technology company in the field of minimally-invasive instruments and software for image-guided intervention and therapy.
 
Misonix extends liposuction system distribution agreement with Mentor
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 11 December, 2008
Misonix, a developer of minimally invasive ultrasonic medical device technology, has extended its distribution agreement for the Lysonix 3000 Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction System with Mentor for an additional year.
 
Medtronic passes 500,000 milestone for treating compression fractures
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 20 October, 2008
Medtronic has announced that more than 500,000 vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) have been treated with Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty since the minimally invasive procedure was commercialised in 2000.
 
Medtronic introduces PEEK-based interspinous process decompression device
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 15 October, 2008
Medtronic has announced the US launch of the X-STOP PEEK IPD System, the first interspinous process decompression (IPD) device approved by the US FDA that offers a PEEK-Bone interface for treating the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).
 
St Jude Medical launches new vascular closure device
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 14 October, 2008
St Jude Medical has announced US FDA and European CE Mark approval of the Angio-Seal Evolution Vascular Closure Device.
 
Elekta donates a Leksell Stereotactic System to Ukraine 3000 to treat brain disorders
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 30 September, 2008
Elekta has donated a Leksell Stereotactic System for minimally invasive brain surgery to the International Charitable Foundation ′Ukraine 3000’ for which Kateryna Yuschenko, wife of the president of Ukraine is the prime guardian.
 
Impliant’s Total Posterior Arthroplasty device used in first surgery procedure in the USA
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 18 July, 2008
The first surgery in the USA has been conducted using a less-invasive version of Impliant’s TOPS System, a Total Posterior Arthroplasty device designed to treat spinal stenosis with or without facet arthrosis and spondylolisthesis.
 
St Barbara Hospital selects Ablatherm-HIFU system to treat prostate cancers
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 04 July, 2008
EDAP TMS has agreed new revenue per procedure (RPP) contracts in Germany with St Barbara Hospital in Gladbeck and the Urological Clinic of the University of Heidelberg.
 
Pioneer unveils new spinal decompression solution for Europe
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 23 May, 2008
Pioneer Surgical Technology's European subsidiary will launch the BacJac Interspinous Decompression System (IDS) in Europe during the International SpineWeek meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
ArthroCare’s new minimally invasive device helps to treat metastatic lesions
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 08 April, 2008
ArthroCare’s Cavity SpineWand has been successfully used in treating patients suffering from spine tumours - clinically known as spinal metastases.
 
EndoGastric Solutions reveal GERD multi-centre study results for EsophyX device
Minimally invasive surgical equipment : 28 February, 2008
EndoGastric Solutions has revealed the results of a one-year follow-up on GERD patients in the phase 2 multi-centre study of the first generation transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF 1) procedure and first-generation EsophyX device.
 
 
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