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Surgical Robotics Newcomer Explores Universal Robot Concept

Posted in by Qmed Staff on December 13, 2016
Cambridge Medical Robotics's Versius can be used to perform colorectal, pelvic, and upper abdominal procedures. Amanda Pedersen The Versius system features light-weight robotic arms and5-mm instruments. A new venture-backed company that wants to add a touch of versatility and dex... Continue

Senate Passes 21st Century Cures Act

Posted in by Qmed Staff on December 8, 2016
President Obama said he will sign the bill into law as soon as it reaches his desk, which will usher in some long-awaited benefits for the medtech industry. Qmed StaffFollowing its passage in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 30, the 21st Century Cures Act sailed thro... Continue

Contract Manufacturing Strategies Shift to Meet OEM Needs

Posted in by Qmed Staff on November 21, 2016
Contract manufacturers are expanding their offerings to suit the evolving needs of medical device OEMs.Frank VinluanPhillips-Medisize has added electronics to its contract manufacturing capabilities to meed demand for devices have complex capabilities, such as communicating with mobile devices.For s... Continue

Do Device Reps Have a Place in the OR?

Posted by Qmed Staff on November 17, 2016
A new report form Kaiser Health News questions the ethics and effectiveness of allowing medical device salespeople in the operating room.Qmed StaffMost patients expect doctors and nurses to be present in the operating room (OR) when they undergo a medical procedure, but there’s one person they mig... Continue

Will President Trump Make Medtech Great Again?

Posted by Qmed Staff on November 9, 2016
Here's what the incoming administration of Donald J. Trump could have in store for the medical technology industry.Qmed StaffTrumpBallots have been cast and counted, victory and concession speeches have been made, and Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as president of the United States on January 20, ... Continue

Turns Out Medical Devices Can Be Suspicious

Posted in by Qmed Staff on November 8, 2016
One caused the evacuation of a college building in New Jersey.Qmed StaffKean-Ocean Gateway Building (Image courtesy of Ocean County College)A building at Ocean County College (Toms River, NJ) was briefly evacuated Monday after a student reported a package in a trash can was making noise, according t... Continue

The Promise of Exoskeletons

Posted in by Qmed Staff on October 31, 2016
ReWalk’s robotic exoskeleton transformed the life of architect Robert Woo, who was paralyzed from the chest down after a construction accident. Qmed StaffHow much could robotic exoskeletons better the lives of people with paralyzed legs? There's a great example to be had in one of the latest episo... Continue

4 Ways Virtual Reality Is Being Used in Healthcare

Posted by Qmed Staff on October 28, 2016
Virtual reality already has a number of important uses, and is definitely a value-add that medical device designers should not ignore.Qmed Staff Virtual reality has become a legitimate technological platform for improving healthcare, Daniel Kraft, MD, chairman of the Exponential Medicine Confer... Continue

How Batteries Create Better Computers on Wheels

Posted in by Qmed Staff on October 27, 2016
Power supply has been a major challenge when it comes to the computers-on-wheels that are rolled around hospitals and other healthcare settings.Daw Tsai, DT ResearchIt may seem strange, but batteries are taking a front row seat in the effort to improve point-of-care in hospitals, doctors' offices an... Continue

Edwards Q3 Earnings Disappoint

Posted by Qmed Staff on October 26, 2016
Revenues fell short of analysts’ expectations, sending the company’s stock tumbling.Qmed StaffThe Sapien 3 is Edwards's third-generation TAVR device.Edwards Lifesciences's revenue fell short of expectations in the third quarter of 2016, and the disappointment sent the company's stock price down ... Continue