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Zimmer Biomet Acquires French Robot-Assisted Surgery Firm Medtech for $132 Million

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. has acquired Medtech, a surgical robot company headquartered in Montpellier, France. Medtech's product portfolio includes two innovative robots for minimally invasive brain and spine procedures. Both products are FDA approved and CE marked....

New Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy Could Grow Cartilage to Avoid Joint Hip Replacement Surgery

Washington University scientists have coaxed stem cells to grow into new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a hip joint. Technique uses 3-D weaving to grow a living hip replacement. The scaffold is covered with cartilage...

iData Cardiology News Roundup: New Pacemakers by BIOTRONIK and Boston Scientific

iData Cardiology News Roundup - BIOTRONIK’s New E-Series Pacemakers Rolling Out in Europe and Boston Scientifics’ EMBLEM MRI Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator FDA Approved...

Ethicon, Acelity, Covidien Lead Multi-Billion Dollar US Wound and Tissue Management Market Driven by Diabetes Prevalence

The combined market for external wound and internal tissue management products in the U.S. is valued at almost $8.1 billion; this market is expected to increase, reaching almost $11 billion by 2022....

New Solution on the Horizon for Mitral Valve Regurgitation

A new semi-rigid annuloplasty ring provides an advanced, catheter-based solution for treating mitral valve regurgitation. The Valcare Medical Amend Mitral Valve Repair annuloplasty ring is a 'D' shaped device designed to repair the mitral valve and thereby reduce valvular incompetence....

Invacare, Philips Respironics, DeVilbiss Lead European Market for Oxygen Therapy Devices Driven by Increased Cases of COPD

The European market for oxygen therapy devices is expected to grow, reaching €76 million by 2022....

Magdent Develop Electrical Transmitter Method to Speed Up Wait Times Between Dental Implant Procedure Stages

The company claims the new technology has significant potential for patients who were previously considered to be risky dental-implant candidates because of poor bone quality due to osteoporosis or cancer treatments that weaken bone strength....

Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, Coloplast Lead Commoditized Billion Dollar US Urological Device Market

The overall urology market is expected to reach nearly $3 billion by 2022; the market includes devices for urinary incontinence, stone management, BPH treatment devices, urological endoscopes, prostate cancer, nephrostomy, erectile dysfunction and urodynamic equipment....

Zimmer Biomet, Stryker Lead Billion Dollar Asia-Pacific Hip and Knee Implant Market due to Increase in Viable Patient Population

The Japan, Australia and South Korea orthopedic large joint device market reached the $2 billion mark in 2015 and will continue to grow through 2022; knee replacements were the fastest growing segment within the region....

3D Virtual Reality Colonoscopy: Pursuing a Better Path to Colorectal Cancer Prevention

The University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) is now pushing radiology even further with holograms. Virtual holography CTC is the latest phase in her two decades of research committed to earlier, safer, life-saving detection of colorectal cancer....

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