From Intellijoint’s CE Mark to Patrona Medical and Kopis new partnership, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning.
1. Intellijoint CE Mark for flagship hip navigation
Intellijoint surgical announced in an Oct. 4 press release that it has received CE Mark for its Intellijoint HIP System in Europe. The device is a 3D mini-optical navigation system that gives surgeons precise measurement for cup position, leg length and offset of total hip arthroplasty. It doesn’t require any pre-operative or intra-operative imaging and can be used with any implant manufacturer.
2. FDA clears Solta Medical’s Thermage FLX
Solta Medical has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Thermal FLX system, according to an Oct. 4 press release. The system is designed to non-invasively smooth skin on the face, eyes and body and is one of the company’s newest technologies that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the body. The system featured patented radio frequency technology that creates a uniform heating effect in deep collagen-rich layers of the skin. The heating works to tighten existing collagen while stimulating more collagen to produce.
3. OBP wins Brazilian regulatory clearance for Onetrac
OBP Medical announced in an Oct. 4 press release that it has received regulatory approval from Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency to market its Onetrac. Onetrac is a single-use, cordless surgical retractor that has an LED light source and smoke evacuation channel. It gives users better access, illumination and exposure to tissue pockets or cavities during surgery.