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FDA Clears Stereotaxis Vdrive™ Robotic Navigation System with V-Loop™ Variable Loop Catheter Manipulator

FDA Clears Stereotaxis Vdrive™ Robotic Navigation System with V-Loop™ Variable Loop Catheter Manipulator

Stereotaxis, Inc. announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Vdrive® with V-CAS™ Catheter Advancement System in the U.S., representing the Company's third Vdrive system product to be cleared for market entry. [More]
St. Cloud Surgical Center Enhances Patient Safety with Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot

St. Cloud Surgical Center Enhances Patient Safety with Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot

Xenex Disinfection Services today announced that St. Cloud Surgical Center is the first ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in the U.S. and the first healthcare facility in St. Cloud to utilize a Xenex germ-zapping robot to enhance patient safety by destroying the deadly pathogens that can cause healthcare associated infections (HAI). St. Cloud Surgical Center is using Xenex’s full-spectrum UV disinfection system to disinfect its surgical suites daily. [More]
TransEnterix Announces Successful Completion of Pre-Clinical Robotic Surgical Procedures

TransEnterix Announces Successful Completion of Pre-Clinical Robotic Surgical Procedures

TransEnterix, Inc., a medical device company that is pioneering the use of robotics and flexible instruments to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced the successful completion of four general surgery and urology procedures using its SurgiBot system patient-side robotic surgery system. Management also stated that the preparation of its FDA 510(k) filing is proceeding as planned, and affirmed prior guidance of its intention to submit the filing in mid-2015. [More]
Hansen Medical Inks Distribution Agreement for Magellan and Sensei Robotic Systems in Italy

Hansen Medical Inks Distribution Agreement for Magellan and Sensei Robotic Systems in Italy

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced key recent developments in the company's global expansion strategy. Hansen and AB Medica s.p.a today announced an exclusive distribution agreement for Magellan™ and Sensei® Robotic Systems in Italy. [More]
Scientists Present on Multi-Scale Robotic Teleoperation

Scientists Present on Multi-Scale Robotic Teleoperation

As part of a recent showcase briefing and networking event for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in Horizon 2020, scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UCL and MIT gave a presentation on multi-scale robotic teleoperation to the Rt Hon Greg Clark, Minister for Universities and Science. [More]
UAH Forms New Center to Consolidate Use of Lifelike Robotic Patients to Train Students

UAH Forms New Center to Consolidate Use of Lifelike Robotic Patients to Train Students

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing has formed a new Learning and Technology Resource Center (LTRC) to consolidate its use of technology and lifelike patient simulators to train students and to further research in healthcare simulation education. [More]
Woman with Quadriplegia Moves Robot Arm Using Mind Control

Woman with Quadriplegia Moves Robot Arm Using Mind Control

In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot arm with just her thoughts to pick up big and small boxes, a ball, an oddly shaped rock, and fat and skinny tubes. [More]
TechNavio Publishes List of Top 15 Companies in the Global Rehabilitation Robotics Market

TechNavio Publishes List of Top 15 Companies in the Global Rehabilitation Robotics Market

TechNavio, a tech-focused research firm has published a list of the top 15 companies in the Global Rehabilitation Robotics Market. [More]
Hospitals with Surgical Robots More Likely to Perform "Nephron-Sparing" Partial Nephrectomy

Hospitals with Surgical Robots More Likely to Perform "Nephron-Sparing" Partial Nephrectomy

Hospitals with robotic surgical systems are more likely to perform "nephron-sparing" partial nephrectomy--a recommended alternative to removal of the entire kidney--in patients with kidney cancer, reports a study in the December issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. [More]
Worldwide Telehealth Industry Forecast to Grow at 18.88% CAGR

Worldwide Telehealth Industry Forecast to Grow at 18.88% CAGR

The Global Telehealth Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18.88 percent from 2015-2019, thanks to demand for high-quality healthcare and remote patient monitoring, according to research firm TechNavio. [More]
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