Medtech stories we missed this week: August 11, 2017

From Xtant Medical’s 510(k) extension to Varian Medical’s distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. FDA extends Xtant Medical’s 510(k) for Calix C spinal implant Xtant Medical announced in an Aug. 9 press release that the FDA has cleared its product line extensions

FDA warns again on Pentax duodenoscopes

The FDA issued a statement today warning that Hoya (TYO:7741) subsidiary Pentax Medical’s ED-3490TK video duodenoscopes have a potential risk associated with the design and manufacturing of the device. Cracks in the adhesive that seals the scope’s distal cap and tip can lead to microbial and fluid ingress, according to information provided to the FDA by Pentax.

HOYA Group PENTAX Medical launch HemoStat WideCup

HOYA Group PENTAX Medical has launched HemoStat WideCup, the new bipolar hot hemostasis forceps to achieve easy control of bleeding during endoscopic therapy procedures. The new device will be demonstrated at the JDDW 2016 Congress to be held in Kobe, Japan from November 3 to 6, 2016. Flexible endoscopes are used in minimally invasive treatment procedures

PENTAX Medical launches new HD pulmonology endoscopy system

PENTAX Medical announced the launch of a new high-definition pulmonology endoscopy system in the European, Middle Eastern & African (EMEA) markets. The new DEFINA system in Pulmonology combines a state-of-the art HD processor with i-scan imaging technology and two highly maneuverable HD bronchoscopes. This powerful combination serves to deliver outstanding HD image quality, which subsequently

PENTAX Medical previews new advanced ENT Endoscopy system at the 11th Congress of the European Laryngological Society

PENTAX Medical introduces DEFINA, a new advanced high-definition (HD) imaging platform for enhanced ENT diagnosis and therapy in the European, Middle Eastern and African markets. This preview is taking place to a select group of partners on June 8, 2016, the day before the 11th Congress of the European Laryngological Society, at the Porto Antico

PENTAX Medical launches OPTIVISTA-EPK-i7010 Video Processor

PENTAX Medical launches a world first, the OPTIVISTA EPK-i7010 Video Processor, featuring both digital and optical enhancements, in the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) markets. This unique enhancement combination provides detailed information for more accurate in vivo diagnosis through improved vessel and mucosal pattern characterization. The introduction of OPTIVISTA offers physicians both digital (i-scan