FDA Approves Adhesion Prevention Solution for Surgery

Friday, September 29, 2006

The FDA recently approved Adept from Innovate PLC (formerly ML Labs) as an adhesion prevention agent following gynecologic laparoscopic surgery.  I know this product well as I was…

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Veinviewer Sees Veins Under Skin For Simpler Blooddraw

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Wired Nextfest is currently underway in NYC (report and photos coming!).   One product featured is the VeinViewer from Luminetx.  This amazing device uses near infrared light to…

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HD endoscopy system in regular use

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

We have now implemented the Stryker 1088 HD system into regular use for laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures.  Housed in an integrated OR there are three flat panel LCD…

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Pill-Cams Take New Diagnostic Turn- Possibilities are Endless!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Recently approved by the FDA, SmartPill is the next generation of swallowable GI diagnostics.  I have been involved as an MD in miniaturized endoscopy for some time.  This is…

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Sprayable Polymer System- Antiadhesion Now But in the Future… (video)

Saturday, September 16, 2006

see video of application Spraygel is a sprayable polymer based system for adhesion prevention.  Approved outside the USA its US trial has been delayed over a bumpy road. …

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Dental Development Could Lead to New Drug Delivery Systems

Saturday, September 16, 2006

What’s next in health reported on a new system to prevent tooth disease.  Not much could be duller than dental disease right?  Wrong!  This has huge implications for drug…

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Update From SLS-2: Natural Orifice Surgery-The Somach Burstor from Alien is Hottest New Procedure- video of concept

Friday, September 15, 2006

    video link of the new surgery concept Natural orifice surgery (also called Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery NOTES) was minimally discussed in the formal meeting but massively discussed…

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Autonomous Mars Rover

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Also at the CMRI is the concept of the autonomous Mars Rover.  This takes the medical robot to the next level.  I’ll be lecturing at the international AAGL…

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Robotic Institute Developing Self-Propelled Cardiac Lunar Lander Type Robot

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Carnegie Mellon Robotic Institute has been developing the Heartlander robot.  Similar to a lunar lander this device would slef navigate on the surface of the heart to remotely…

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Update From Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Just back from the annual meeting of the SLS.  The SLS is the only multidisciplinary society dedicated to minimally invasive surgery (MIS).  They are really trying to position…

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