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Medtronic said it launched the GastriSail, a new device designed to improve consistency and efficiency during sleeve gastrectomy procedures, in the U.S.
Sleeve gastrectomies are the most popular weight loss procedures in the U.S. right now, GastriSail co-developer Dr. Amit Trivedi of the Hackensack University Medical Center in N.J. told MassDevice.com. Read more
Medical Informatics Corp. said it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Sickbay clinical platform and patient monitor, patient alarm data and alarm data analytics dashboard applications.
SickBay and the associated applications aid in monitoring and managing alarms, the Houston, Texas-based company said. Read more
Smith & Nephew reportedly plans to shutter a plant in York, U.K., by the end of next year, relocating 80 workers there.
The British healthcare giant is building a new U.K. commercial hub near London, according to the York Press. Workers at the York facility will be moved to other Smith & Nephew operations, including the new London hub, another location in Hull, U.K., or in the U.S., the newspaper reported. Read more