Free DITM Podcast With Jeff Cohen-CEO Halt Medical on Medical Device Invention Process

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I’m so excited to share with you my latest docinthemachine podcast with Jeff Cohen — serial entrepreneur and current CEO of Halt Medical (a gyn fibroid treatment statup), Voyage Air Guitar (the world’s best foldable guitar),  and Nashville publishers Savannah Music Group just recorded live at the 38th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecolog in […]

Meeting Announcement -The Adequacy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Oversight

I received this comunication from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT  —The Adequacy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Oversight Monday, December 14, 2009 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington, DC Given the rather high profile incidents in infertility therapies that came to light in 2009, the leaders in reproductive medicine are […]

Docinthemachine MedTech Podcast!

November 2009 docinthemachine podcast. new FDA medical technology approvals and interview about medical HDTV with Sony’s Bob Ott from NAB meeting

FDA Update: Ophthalmic Device Panel Meeting To Review LASIK Safety

LASIK Safety Review On April 25, 2008, the committee will discuss general issues concerning the experience and quality of life of patients who have had LASIK. How Serious is the Problem?  Are the Patients Going Blind? Dr. Daniel Schultz, director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said a number of concerns have been […]

FDA Update: Ophthalmic Device Panel Meeting To Review Implantable Eye Telescope

The FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel will meet Apr 24, 08 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM & Apr 25, 08 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM in the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, Ballroom – 2 Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg , MD On April 24, 2008, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application, […]

New FDA 510(k) Approvals for March 2008-(pt.1) New Video Monitor Screens

The FDA has published its 510(k) approval letters for March 2008. In terms of surgery, endoscopy, and imaging a few items caught my eye. The first is a pair of high resolution monitors from Eizo. Eizo is upgrading both monchrome and color workstations to 5-megapixel units. This will be useful for radiologic workstations. Here is […]

FDA Ob/Gyn Update: Panel Meeting to Review New Female Condom

I will be posting an ongoing series on FDA reviews and decisions on new devices focusing on minimally invasive surgery, future medical technologies, and Ob/Gyn devices.  What better way to start off the series then with the latest announcement of the FDA Gyn device review panel (Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices […]

Top 6 Most Dangerous Medication Abbreviations Now Banned in Hospitals

Medication errors in the hospital are a major cause of preventable suffering and death. I wanted to share with you the top 6 handwriting errors of doctors in the hospital that have been banned in to prevent these errors. First some background:  You may recall the landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) study that found medication […]

The Bigger Story Behind the 3 Parent Embryo- Human Embryo Genetic Experimentation

Countless sources are reporting on the “three parent embryo” created as a potential treatment for infertility.  What has not been reported is that there is an almost 10 year history of unregulated human experimentation in this arena which led to a rare federal ban on specific fertility treatments.  Is this hope, hype or dangerous human […]

New Laparoscopic Device Stops Harpooning of Patients

  While at the Global Congress of Gyn Endoscopy I saw a really neat new device called LapCap designed to reduce the risk of entering the abdomen in laparoscopic surgery. What is the problem- why is this needed? In laparoscopy the first step where the surgeon gains access the abdominal cavity is often a blind […]