FDA approves the world’s most powerful CRT-D: The Food & Drug Administration cleared Milan, Italy-based Sorin Group’s next-generation cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator, the Paradym CRT Model 8750. It’s the world’s most powerful CRT-D, according to the company, packing a 37-Joule punch. The company said it’s already been implanted in a first patient.
SafeStitch Medical’s AMID hernia stapler gets EU clearance: European regulators issued CE Mark approval to the AMID Hernia Stapler made by Miami-based SafeStitch Medical. The stapler, designed for hernia mesh fixation and skin closure, won 510(k) clearance from the FDA in November 2009.
Cook Medical’s biologic mesh leads to reduced post-operative pain: Cook Medical is touting the results of the latest study confirming the clinical benefits of its biologic mesh for hernia repair. A three-year, 70-patient study published in the American Journal of Surgery showed a significant reduction in post-op pain when compared to a traditional polypropylene synthetic mesh.
In emergencies, S-SCORT S3 delivers scoop, suction, sump: When emergency strikes and a patient’s airway fills up with a massive amount of gastric content, the regular Yankauer suction tip just can’t handle the job. To overcome those limitations, veteran firefighter and paramedic Jeff Rehman developed S-SCORT S3, a new oropharyngeal evacuation tool. Marketed by SSCOR Inc. of Sun Valley, Calif., the device is described as a “rigid yet flexible large-bore suction tip with a concave ‘scooping’ surface which allows for removal of solids and other material that will not travel through a large bore suction tube.”
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