With just an inexpensive micro-thin surgical needle and laser light, University of Utah engineers have discovered a minimally invasive, inexpensive way to take high-resolution pictures of an animal brain, a process that also could lead to a much less invasive method for humans.
A team led by University of Utah … Continue reading
Magnetic micromachines can be controlled remotely inside the human body by application of external magnetic fields, making them promising candidates for minimally invasive local therapy delivery.
For many therapeutic scenarios, a large team of micromachines is required, but a convincing approach for controlling … Continue reading
The Spectranetics Corporation announced that its Stellarex™ 0.014” Drug-coated Angioplasty Balloon (DCB) has received the CE mark. The Stellarex 0.014” device is designed to treat small vessels, below-the-knee disease, and challenging critical limb ischemia (CLI) in patients. The combination of the currently available Stellarex 0.035” and the new 0.014” line … Continue reading
Boston Scientific has acquired the gynecology and urology portfolio of Distal Access, LLC, a Salt Lake City based company that designs minimally invasive medical devices. The portfolio includes the Resectr™ Tissue Resection Device, a single-use solution designed to effectively remove uterine polyps.
Medrobotics Corp. received CE Mark regulatory clearance in Europe for colorectal applications with the Flex® Robotic System. Medrobotics is the first robotic company to offer minimally invasive, steerable and shapeable robotic products for colorectal procedures. With this expanded indication, the Flex® Robotic … Continue reading
A surgical team at UC San Diego Health has completed the first series of operations with a novel surgical system that can remove a diseased gallbladder through a single incision hidden in the belly button.
Santiago Horgan, MD, chief of minimally invasive surgery, was able to successfully remove the gallbladder … Continue reading