Current Headlines

  1. Intuitive Surgical Announces FDA Clearance Of da Vinci® Sp™ Surgical System

    Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG), the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, today announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the da Vinci Sp Surgical System, which is designed to expand the Company's single-incision product offering. 

  2. Cloaked DNA Nanodevices Survive Pilot Mission

    It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. 

  3. Silly Putty Impacts Stem Cell Research

    A team of researchers at the University of Michigan has found that the physical environment in which embryonic stem cells are grown plays a crucial role in the type of specialized cells they eventually become.

  4. Inexpensive Hardware Could Enable Affordable Tricorder Design

    A group of British researchers is working to make the “tricorder” — a fictional handheld device from Star Trek capable of scanning, recording, and analyzing data — a feasible and affordable reality.

  5. Update On Medtronic-Edwards Court Battle Over CoreValve; Court Agrees to Expedited Appeal

    Medtronic, Inc. recently issued an updated statement on the recent ruling by Federal District Court of Delaware.

  6. Global Market For Neurostimulation Devices To Grow To Nearly $4.1B In 2018; Chronic Pain Segment To Reach $2.8B

    BCC Research ( reveals in its new report, NEUROSTIMULATION: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS, the global neurostimulation device market is expected to grow to nearly $4.1 Billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.5%.

  7. $588M In Venture Capital Dollars Invested In Medtech During Q12014

    Venture capitalists invested $9.5 billion in 951 deals in the first quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters.

  8. Covidien Issues Recalls For Two Medical Devices

    Covidien recently issued voluntary recalls for certain lots of its Pipeline embolization device and its Alligator retrieval device, due to a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating delamination and detachment issue on their delivery wires. The company is not yet aware of any patient injuries or deaths as a result of the life-threatening flaw.

  9. Pocket-Sized Anthrax Detector Developed

    A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper.

  10. Bionic Ankle 'Emulates Nature'

    These days, Hugh Herr, an associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, gets about 100 emails daily from people across the world interested in his bionic limbs. By Rob Matheson