Monthly Medtech Newsletter
  May 2018
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Europe Population Changes Affecting $275 Million Hernia Repair Market, Led by Medtronic and Ethicon

The largest segment of the European soft tissue market is the hernia repair market, which is valued at approximately $275 million USD, representing over 50% of the total market. The frequency of hernias has been increasing throughout most countries in Europe as a result of the aging population. The likelihood of developing a hernia increases significantly with age; as the elderly proportion of the European population continues to increase, so will the incidence of hernias. The total hernia repair market includes synthetic mesh used to treat inguinal and ventral hernias, and biologic matrices used to treat ventral hernias. Currently, when comparing market values, the ventral hernia segment represents the largest portion of the hernia repair market. However, this dominance is misleading, as ...

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IRIDEX Issues Voluntary Recall of TruFocus LIO Premiere™ Laser Indirect Ophthalmoscope

IRIDEX Corporation (“Company”) initiated a voluntary recall of a specific laser accessory called the TruFocus LIO Premiere™. The LIO is a headmounted indirect ophthalmoscope that connects to an IRIDEX laser console and is used to view and perform laser treatments on a patient’s eye. There are 104 TruFocus LIO Premiere units at customer sites worldwide. The Company has received reports of three adverse events occurring during procedures in which the TruFocus LIO Premiere was used. These reports stated that the procedures resulted in patients experiencing permanent damage to the eye, including focal cataracts and iris burns. Customers who have the TruFocus LIO Premiere should stop using it. IRIDEX is notifying its distributors and customers via FedEx and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Recalled products were manufactured from May 26, 2017 to...

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Could This Device Replace Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment?

SetPoint Medical has launched a pilot trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a bioelectronics device in patients, who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and who are not adequately responsive to multiple biologic agents. The study will enroll a total of 15 subjects, aged 22 to 75, across seven U.S. investigational centers. Valencia, CA-based SetPoint’s approach toward treating RA is designed to supplement the body’s natural inflammatory reflex by providing “built-in” therapy and is intended to improve safety compared with...

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Signia Pure Charge&Go Nx Hearing Aids Offer Convenience, Connectivity, and the Most Natural Sound Quality

Audiology technology leader Signia announced the launch of its latest innovative hearing aids, Pure Charge&Go Nx. Combining wireless rechargeability through lithium-ion batteries and the most natural sound quality due to unique dual processing of the soundscape and wearer’s own voice—new Pure Charge&Go hearing aids provide exceptional convenience and a high level of new patient acceptance. Today’s hearing aid wearers want it all—convenience, discretion, and crystal-clear sound. The new Signia hearing aid Pure Charge&Go delivers on each of these consumer demands as it is ...

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New Vaginal Mesh Material Could Help Thousands of Women

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed a material that could be used as an alternative to the current vaginal mesh material, polypropylene, used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The use of these current meshes, in particular surgical procedures, has led to severe complications for millions of women across the world. The research conducted by the University of Sheffield, published today in the Journal of Neurourology and Urodynamics, provides evidence which supports the use of a softer and more elastic material better suited for use in the pelvic floor and one that releases oestrogen into...

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