BioGlue Used In Over Half a Million Surgeries

CryoLife’s BioGlue Surgical Adhesive has been used in more than 500,000 surgical procedures worldwide since its introduction in 1998.

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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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