Topical hemostatic powder

October 12, 2010

Biolife has rebranded its PRO QR for Nosebleeds to its more advanced WoundSeal MD for Nosebleeds product. This nonprescription, hypoallergenic

New Tx for Barrett's esophagus and esophageal dysplasia

October 12, 2010

Constantine Frantzides MD, PhD, FACS, director of the Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery, staff surgeon, and director of the

Surgical ultrasound system and power pack

October 12, 2010

BK Medical, a wholly owned subsidiary of Analogic Corporation, has launched its Flex FocusTM 700 ultrasound system and BK Power Pack. The Flex Focus

Earwax removal kit

October 12, 2010

Mack's ProRinse™ Earwax Removal Kit from McKeon Products, Inc., features a Steady-Flow Bellow Syringe, which is safe, easy to use, and allows control

CPAP accessory for patient comfort

October 12, 2010

A simple and cost-effective solution to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) system “hose hassle” is the CPAP Hose Lift. Lightweight,

Stain remover for surgical instruments

October 12, 2010

Spectrum Surgical Instruments introduces Spectra-Scrub® stain remover for surgical instruments in a larger 8 oz. size. Spectra-Scrub quickly removes

Proactive approach reduces malpractice costs, improves patient safety

August 16, 2010

August 17, 2010—A study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine (Ann Intern Med 2010;153(4):213-21 ) reveals that a University of Michigan

FDA approves MED-EL's Amadé audio processor

August 16, 2010

MED-EL Corporation USA has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the Amadé™ audio processor for use with the Vibrant Soundbridge®

EPAP Therapy Found to Be Effective Alternative to CPAP

June 23, 2010

Results from two clinical trials add to the evidence that Ventus Medical’s Provent® Sleep Apnea Therapy device, which utilizes

AARP Hearing Care program expanded

June 8, 2010

Hearing care provider HearUSA, which previously introduced the AARP Hearing Care program on a limited basis in 9 states in which the company owns

Multi-sinus dilation tool launched

June 2, 2010

Entellus Medical recently introduced its XprESS™ Multi-Sinus Dilation Tool, which received FDA clearance in February. The balloon-catheter–based

Medtronic begins disclosing payments to physicians

June 2, 2010

Medtronic, Inc., announced this week that it has begun posting annual physician payments exceeding $5,000 on its company Web site. The company is

Capital equipment planning

May 5, 2010

KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., has signed a 3-year agreement with Attainia, an online marketplace for capital equipment, to provide information

In Memoriam: Wesley Eugene Compere Jr., MD; Dec. 19, 1925--Dec. 15, 2009

May 4, 2010

Contributed by Hamilton S. Dixon, MD; Rome, GeorgiaA great man has died, one who contributed greatly to our specialty. When I first met Dr. Compere

Motorized mobile procedure table

May 4, 2010

MTI, Inc., offers its 400 Series Mobile Quad Battery-Powered Procedure Table, which accommodates patients for preop, transport, surgery, and recovery

Defensive medicine: Growing problem among young physicians

May 3, 2010

According to a national survey of physicians conducted by Atlanta-based Jackson Healthcare,* most physicians between the ages of 25 and 34 (83%)

No more needle sticks

May 3, 2010

Globe Medical Tech, Inc., has received a 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award for its FreeVac Vacuum-Operated Auto-Retractable Safety Syringe, a new

Patient education/marketing software

May 3, 2010

Eyemaginations, Inc., has released LUMA Version 1.3, which includes three allergy presentations: introduction, testing, and treatment. The software

Redesigned microscopes launched

March 12, 2010

Seiler Instrument announces the release of two new microscopes, the Seiler Evolution xR6 and the Seiler IQ, for the medical industry. Both offer live

Cutting device uses pulsed plasma energy

March 12, 2010

Peak Surgical introduces the PlasmaBlade® 4.0, a cutting device that permits precise surgical control at near body temperature and offers reduced

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