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vessel sealer

Hologic Acquires Bolder Surgical

Hologic, Inc., a women’s health leader, recently acquired Bolder surgical for $160 million. Bolder surgical is a privately held medical device company producing advanced energy vessel sealing surgical devices. The acquisition expands Hologic’s surgical portfolio to

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world's smallest stent

World’s Smallest Stent

Researchers at ETH Zurich, in Switzerland, have developed the world’s smallest stent using 4D printing. The stent is 40 times smaller than the current stents available. The hope is that the stents could be used

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The TrachAlert prototype for pediatric tracheostomy patients.

Pediatric Smart Tracheostomy Device

A  group of students at Stevens Institute of Technology has developed a smart pediatric tracheostomy device. The device is designed to alert doctors and caregivers if the patient is at risk for respiratory distress due

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