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Acclarent announces availability of Relieva Spin Balloon Sinuplasty System for sinusitis treatment

Acclarent, Inc. announced today the U.S. availability of the Relieva Spin Balloon Sinuplasty System with the M-110C Sinus Guide Catheter Tip designed to access small and tight sinus anatomy in children and adults. This innovation represents a new addition to Acclarent's Balloon Sinuplasty portfolio, which physicians use to treat children who suffer from chronic maxillary sinusitis. [More]
Reflux disease diagnosis: an interview with Professor Peter Dettmar, Managing Director of RD Biomed Limited

Reflux disease diagnosis: an interview with Professor Peter Dettmar, Managing Director of RD Biomed Limited

Generally speaking, reflux has been a major chronic issue for probably the last 40 or 50 years. When you look at the global population, depending on which country we're talking about, around 20% to 40% of individuals have reflux disease within their populations. [More]
Mass. Eye and Ear's OGSH launches new collaboration to care for people ENT diseases

Mass. Eye and Ear's OGSH launches new collaboration to care for people ENT diseases

Rates of death and disability stemming from ear, nose and throat conditions continue to rise in developing countries like Uganda, but despite the need, fewer than 15 operating ear, nose and throat surgeons serve Uganda's 33.4 million and growing population. Only two ENT residency programs exist in this country, but many trainees do not remain in the country after graduation. Mass. Eye and Ear's Office of Global Surgery and Health is launching a new collaboration with Mbarara University Science and Technology School of Medicine and Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital to help address the need for more trained physicians to care for the ENT diseases and conditions of this population and to help encourage those who are ENT trained to stay in the country to care for those who need them. [More]

FDA clears Covidien’s LigaSure technology for ENT procedures

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the LigaSure curved, small jaw, open sealer/divider surgical instrument to be used in ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedures. [More]

MRG releases 2012 report on US markets for ENT and bronchoscopy devices

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, advances in procedures competing with functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and nasal packing devices will have a significant positive effect on the ear, nose and throat (ENT) device market in the United States over the next few years. [More]

MRG reports 6.5% annual growth in the US and European endoscope market through 2015

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the overall United States and European endoscope market will show a sustained growth averaging 6.5 percent per year through 2015, primarily driven by strong growth in the large GI endoscope segment, but also seeing notable growth in cameras. [More]

Medtronic acquires PEAK and Salient

Medtronic, Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of two privately-held companies, PEAK Surgical, Inc. and Salient Surgical Technologies, Inc. Both of the companies are focused on advanced energy surgical technologies and will broaden Medtronic Surgical Technologies' portfolio of innovative surgical products to meet customer and patient needs worldwide. [More]
IRIDEX introduces new XP Module for IQ 532 ENT laser system

IRIDEX introduces new XP Module for IQ 532 ENT laser system

IRIDEX Corporation announced the introduction of its new XP Module - a high power factory installed option for the IRIDEX IQ 532 green laser system. [More]
Automated navigation support reduces effort and injuries for surgeons

Automated navigation support reduces effort and injuries for surgeons

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society congratulates Dietrich Manzey, Maria Luz, Stefan Mueller, Andreas Dietz, Juergen Meixensberger, and Gero Strauss on receiving the 2011 Human Factors Prize for their article, "Automation in Surgery: The Impact of Navigated-Control Assistance on Performance, Waorkload, Situation Awareness, and Acquisition of Surgical Skills." [More]
U.S. News recognizes U of U as No. 1 health care system in Salt Lake City metro area

U.S. News recognizes U of U as No. 1 health care system in Salt Lake City metro area

University of Utah Health Care is the No. 1 health care system in the Salt Lake City metro area, according U.S. News & World Report's 2011-2012 Best Hospitals rankings. [More]

Medtronic enters definitive agreement to acquire PEAK Surgical

Medtronic, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PEAK Surgical, Inc., a recognized leader in the emerging field of advanced energy surgical incision technology to broaden Medtronic Surgical Technologies' portfolio of innovative surgical products to meet customer and patient needs worldwide. [More]

Endolymphatic sac shunt surgery improved hearing loss symptoms in flight attendant

When fluctuating hearing loss, with frequent bouts of nausea and vertigo caused New York flight attendant Patricia Gilbert to miss several work shifts, she sought answers from the medical community. [More]

Greenway announces advanced allergy module in integrated EHR solution

Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. today announced the most advanced allergy module available in an integrated electronic health record (EHR) solution for ear, nose and throat (ENT) and allergy physician practices. Developed in conjunction with a leading ENT and allergy testing and treatment practice, the Greenway® Allergy Module for PrimeSuite® provides unmatched allergy testing, serum creation, allergy shot record, lot maintenance and reporting functionality for today's ENT and allergy practice groups. [More]

Medtronic named 2010 MDEA winner for excellence in medical device design

Medtronic announced today that the company was named a 2010 Medical Device Excellence Award winner for excellence in medical device design for its Hydrodebrider System, manufactured by the company's Ear Nose and Throat business unit. [More]

Ethicon acquires Acclarent

Ethicon, Inc., announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Acclarent, Inc., following clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act. Acclarent is a privately held medical technology company dedicated to designing, developing and commercializing devices that address conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat (ENT). [More]

Ethicon and Acclarent announce definitive merger agreement

Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company and a worldwide leader in surgical care, and Acclarent, Inc., a privately held medical technology company dedicated to designing, developing and commercializing devices that address conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat (ENT), today announced a definitive merger agreement whereby Ethicon will acquire Acclarent in an all-cash transaction for approximately $785 million net of estimated cash on hand at time of closing. [More]
Report on the US markets for ENT and bronchoscopy devices

Report on the US markets for ENT and bronchoscopy devices

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/66748e/us_markets_for_ent) has announced the addition of the "US Markets for ENT and Bronchoscopy Devices 2009" report to their offering. [More]

Medtronic receives global distribution rights for PEAK Surgical’s tissue dissection device

PEAK Surgical, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced an agreement that grants the Surgical Technologies business at Medtronic exclusive rights for global distribution and marketing of the PEAK PlasmaBlade® TnA (Tonsil and Adenoid) tissue dissection device for the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) market. [More]

New intraoperative nerve integrity monitors from Medtronic

Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) recently announced the launch of the NIM-Response® 3.0 and NIM-Neuro® 3.0 intraoperative nerve integrity monitors designed for a variety of surgeons, including ear, nose, and throat (ENT); endocrine; general; and peripheral surgeons. [More]
New guidelines for dealing with earwax

New guidelines for dealing with earwax

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists in the U.S. have come up with new guidelines for dealing with earwax. [More]