NeoChord Device Could Herald New Approach to Mitral Valve Repair

Approximately 250,000 new diagnoses of MR are made each year, but only about 50,000 patients undergo surgery to fix the problem.

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Less-Invasive Spinal Surgery with Trinity Orthopedics

The San Diego-based company aims to reduce the incidence of complications resulting from lumbar spinal surgery, such as nerve damage or degeneration of adjacent discs.

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Microline PENTAX Acquires Starion Instruments

Two strong players in the surgical-instrument field have joined forces. Microline PENTAX, a leading manufacturer of reposable surgical instruments for laparoscopic procedures, has acquired California-based Starion Instruments, a developer of instruments to arrest bleeding during surgical procedures.

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Fantastic Voyage: Researchers Develop Miniature Surgical Robots

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi film: microscopic robots that can be injected into the bloodstream to perform surgical procedures. This futuristic concept is closer to reality than one might think. Researchers at Australia’s Monash University have created tiny surgical microbots to treat conditions including stroke and arterial blockage.

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