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Fusion Robotics Receives 510(k) Clearance for Spinal Navigation and Robotics System

Fusion Robotics LLC, a spinal robotics and navigation company has received 510(k) clearance to market its 3D imaging compatible navigation and robotic targeting system for spine surgery in the U.S. market.

ECRI and oneSOURCE Plan Alerts Management Collaboration

ECRI and oneSOURCE Document Management Services have announced a joint collaboration focused on improving medical device safety and responsiveness of health care facilities.

TransEnterix Announces Name Change, Introduces a New Category of Surgery

The name change reflects the company’s broader vision of shaping the future of surgery by integrating computer vision and machine learning with surgical robotics.

Fujifilm Systems Integration Leads AIA-Accredited Course

During this one hour course, participants will learn about the importance of continuing to digitize systems and processes in the OR, the role digitization plays in ensuring that various technologies used during procedures are connected and accessible, and why it’s important to understand this evolution as architects and equipment planners.

S.S. White Technologies Provides Custom Flexible Shaft for Medtronic EVAR Device

Heli-FX EndoAnchor System relies on a custom-designed S.S. White Flexible Shaft

S.S. White Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacture of flexible shafts, has announced that a custom S.S. White flexible shaft drives a new Medtronic device for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR). Central to the innovative Heli-FX™ EndoAnchor™ System, the S.S. White shaft maneuvers and installs a staple to secure endografts in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA) cases.

Flexible shafts transmit rotary motion much like a solid shaft, but can be curved over, under and around areas in ways a solid shaft cannot. This allows the minimally invasive Medtronic applicator system to position the proximal and distal ends of an implant (an anchor) within a blood vessel and to deploy the spiral anchor into the vascular wall.

S.S. White designs flexible shaft solutions for specific applications with expertise and experience.

The Heli-FX EndoAnchor System shaft design includes laser-welded fittings for a reduced diameter.

Flexible shafts are commonly used in surgical applications, especially in surgical power tools and tools used in minimally invasive procedures. In addition to AAA and TAA endograft anchoring, S.S. White provides highly flexible shafts for hand held screw drivers, heart valve repair, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical equipment, and robotic assisted surgery technology such as the Da Vinci surgical system, as well as for other medical applications.

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