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    NEW HOSPIVAC 400 has been designed for professional aspiration of bodily fluids, gases, tissues or bones of the patient during or after surgery. The family-run Italian company CA-MI explains that its new device is equipped with a state-of-the-art oil-less pump that guarantees high performances with excellent suction...

    The CABO safety scalpel cartridge allows the surgeon to use his/her favorite scalpel handle. It is loaded with polymer-coated blade for the sharpest and smoothest cutting edge available, reducing drag and trauma, according to the Canadian manufacturer Southmedic. The cartridge system provides a safe and easy way to...

    A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has been working on a portable device for rapidly identifying pathogens responsible for healthcare-related infections, a major problem that can lead to patient death. This new technology reduces identification time from several days to a matter of...

    FINESSIS showcased its new range of surgical gloves during the Exposanita international healthcare exhibition, 18-20 May in Bologna. These gloves are made using a revolutionary material—Flexylon.   FINESSIS presented its line of Aegis surgical gloves manufactured using an innovative three-layer technology. The two...

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    The extremely small surgical tools placed at the working end of the da Vinci robot—the best known robotic surgical system available today, which was approved by the FDA in 2000—are used for minimally invasive procedures. These tiny instruments were designed using origami folding techniques by a group of researchers at...

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    Look ma, no hands! Imagine a robot suturing up soft tissue in the operating room without human guidance. That’s precisely what a U.S. research team reported in the May 4 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine.   Called “Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot” or STAR for short, the robot is the first in the world to...

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    Since its mainstream introduction in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has been used for an ever increasing number of procedures.  Regardless of the aim of the operation, surgeons are continually seeking to decrease incision size for better clinical and aesthetic outcomes. New miniature robotically assisted...

    The use of augmented reality could change the world of healthcare and plastic surgery. ILLUSIO is a California-based company which is using this cutting-edge technology to offer for the very first time patients an accurate, real-time 3D picture of how they will look after reconstructive or cosmetic breast...

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    A combination of radiology, computer-aided design (CAD), and additive manufacturing technologies have made it possible to create patient-specific models, implants, or tools to aid in surgeries worldwide. Spinal implants, cutting guides, and replicas of patients’ hearts are just a few of the ways in which digital...

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    A combination of radiology, computer-aided design (CAD), and additive manufacturing technologies have made it possible to create patient-specific models, implants, or tools to aid in surgeries worldwide. Spinal implants, cutting guides, and replicas of patients’ hearts are just a few of the ways in which digital...

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    A two-year-old girl from Northern Ireland has become the first patient ever to undergo a kidney transplant using 3D printing to plan this highly complex operation. Lucy Boucher suffered heart failure as a baby, resulting in oxygen starvation throughout her body, including her kidneys. She was facing the prospect of...

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    The ability to produce highly detailed three-dimensional models from radiological scans is a huge advance, not only in prosthetics and implants but also in surgical preparation.   Hospitals generally use 3D printing to produce highly detailed models of patient-specific structures from CT and MRI scans. Images from...

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    XotoCAM 1.0 versatile, handheld camera is ideal for use in the operating theatre or hospital clinic. It has simple, intuitive controls, a sturdy rubberised case and a touch-screen that can be operated even while wearing surgical gloves. XotoCAM can be used for taking photographs, shooting video or simply recording...

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    Dräger’s Polaris 600 ceiling-mounted operating theatre light now comes with sterile touch control, enabling the surgeon and other members of the surgical team to adjust the light settings themselves. The upper surface of the light’s handle reacts in a similar way to a smartphone or tablet – a swipe of the thumb...

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    Medical equipment sterilization is very important in hospitals, but it often consumes a lot of energy. Tuttnauer’s PlazMax P50 sterilizer offers a sterilization solution for heat and moisture sensitive equipment with the advantage of using low temperature during the process. According to the New Zealand company, it...

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    The use of LED technology in hospitals, where lighting is a major issue, is a big step in terms of sustainability. The LED 3 MC from Dr. Mach is considered more effective and saves energy and costs compared to halogen bulbs and other conventional light sources. Heat emanation is reduced to a minimum without using an...

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    Egyptologists believe that embalmers might have used knife and scalpel blades made of a very particular raw material— obsidian. As Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, told MedicalExpo, “Obsidian was, according to Herodotus, used to make the embalming cut. Although obsidian,...

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