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UK National Phenotypic Screening Centre to Use HighRes Biosolutions’ Automated Robotic Platforms

UK National Phenotypic Screening Centre to Use HighRes Biosolutions’ Automated Robotic Platforms

HighRes Biosolutions (HighRes), a global provider of automated robotic systems to the Life Sciences industry, announced today that they have been selected by the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA) to provide multiple automated robotic platforms to support the UK National Phenotypic Screening Centre’s (UK-NPSC) research activities. [More]
Kessler Foundation Highlights Robotic Exoskeleton Technology in Rehabilitation at World Congress of Biomechanics

Kessler Foundation Highlights Robotic Exoskeleton Technology in Rehabilitation at World Congress of Biomechanics

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, announced today that Kessler Foundation, a global leader in rehabilitation research, has presented preliminary data at World Congress of Biomechanics held in Boston, MA, July 5-10, showing that spinal cord injury (SCI) motor incomplete and complete users were able to actively increase step swing time, stride length and hip extension after walking with an Ekso™ robotic exoskeleton. Most notably, muscle activation per gait cycle increased with training and became more similar to able-bodied walking. [More]
Stereotaxis to Promote Niobe Magnetic Navigation System for Cardiac Ablations in Japan

Stereotaxis to Promote Niobe Magnetic Navigation System for Cardiac Ablations in Japan

Stereotaxis, Inc. today announced that it will present at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Heart Rhythm Society in Tokyo beginning July 23, 2014. The three-day event is the first large-scale opportunity for the Company's in-country distributors, Medix Japan, Inc. and Hokushin Medical Co. Ltd., to promote the clinical value of the Stereotaxis Niobe® Magnetic Navigation System for cardiac ablations to the Japan electrophysiology (EP) market. [More]
da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy Provides Greater Satisfaction to Women

da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy Provides Greater Satisfaction to Women

A study published in the current issue of the Interactive Journal of Medical Research (i-JMR) reveals that women who had a da Vinci robotic-assisted hysterectomy reported greater satisfaction than women whose surgeons used other approaches, including open, vaginal and laparoscopic hysterectomies. [More]
Robotic-Assisted Cancer Surgery with Medrobotics' Flex System Performed at University Hospital Essen

Robotic-Assisted Cancer Surgery with Medrobotics' Flex System Performed at University Hospital Essen

Leading surgeons of the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at the University Hospital Essen completed the world’s first robotic-assisted cancer procedures with the Medrobotics’ Flex® System. Professor Stephan Lang PD, Dr. Urban Geisthoff and Dr. Pia Haßkamp successfully performed the removal of a malignant lesion in one patient and the removal of a benign lesion in a second patient. [More]
IMAST: Positive Data from Study of Pedicle Screws Placement with Robotic Guidance

IMAST: Positive Data from Study of Pedicle Screws Placement with Robotic Guidance

Mazor Robotics, Ltd., a developer of innovative guidance systems and complementary products, announced results of data being presented July 16-19 at the 21st International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) meeting in Valencia, Spain. [More]
Sutter Medical Center Completes Gallbladder Removal Using da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgery System

Sutter Medical Center Completes Gallbladder Removal Using da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgery System

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento on Wednesday became the first hospital in California to use the next-generation robotic surgery system called the da Vinci Xi, which provides 3-D, high-definition visualization and greater dexterity, precision and control for the surgeon as well as less pain and a quicker recovery for the patient. [More]
Mercy Health Saint Mary Hospital Acquires Two Xenex UV Light Disinfection Systems

Mercy Health Saint Mary Hospital Acquires Two Xenex UV Light Disinfection Systems

Health care-associated infections kill more than 75,000 people in the U.S. each year, according to the CDC. To reduce that number locally, Mercy Health Saint Mary's is the first in West Michigan to purchase not one, but two, Xenex UV light disinfection systems, scientifically proven to be effective against the most dangerous pathogens, including Clostridium difficile (C. diff), norovirus, influenza, and staph bacteria, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA. C. diff can live for up to five months on hard surfaces, while other pathogens can live for days or weeks. [More]
Functional MRI-Compatible Hemiparesis Rehab Device Helps Stroke Victims

Functional MRI-Compatible Hemiparesis Rehab Device Helps Stroke Victims

The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. Stroke hemiparesis individuals are not able to move that part of their body because they cannot create a strong enough neural signal that travels from the brain to the wrist. [More]
Study Determines Long-Term Effectiveness of Robot-Assisted Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Study Determines Long-Term Effectiveness of Robot-Assisted Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. [More]