Dallas Medical Device Company Launches Cervical Surgery System

CTL Amedica Corp. is launching a device to give surgeons more flexibility during cervical fusion surgery. The MONET ACIF Integrated Cage System with Supplementary Fixation has multiple configurations giving surgeons low-profile and zero-profile options. The device was presented at the North American Spine Surgery conference last week. “The MONET enables greater flexibility during anterior cervical spine surgery, which can help surgeons to better serve their patients’ individual needs,” says Daniel Chon, CTL Amedica president and CEO via release. “We’ve been working on the product for quite some time and received FDA approval to market it several months ago. We’re excited to officially… Full Story

$3B Med Tech Company Takes its Global Headquarters to Dallas

Medical technology giant DJO Global is relocating its headquarters from San Diego to Dallas early next year. North Texas will serve as the company’s global headquarters and include a customer experience center and a facility that fosters collaboration, according to a press release. DJO was purchased by Maryland-based Colfax Corp. in November of this year for $3.15 billion. In addition to the relocating employees, the company says will create hundreds of jobs in the Dallas area including a new distribution center in Fort Worth, which opened a few months ago and has 200 employees. DJO creates braces, joints, inserts and… Full Story

UT Dallas Researchers Say They’ve Doubled The Movement Recovery Rate for Stroke Victims

UT Dallas researchers have good news for the 800,000 people who suffer strokes in the United States each year. A new therapy technique is doubling the recovery rate for stroke victims’ upper limbs, according to the UT Dallas news center. The treatment is called targeted plasticity therapy, which stimulates the vagus nerve and accompanies traditional physical therapy, and UT Dallas researchers say it has proved to be twice as affective as traditional methods. A device implanted on the nerve of the neck sends electrical stimulus to help aid recovery. The vagus nerve controls the parasympathetic nervous system, which oversees unconscious… Full Story

Medical City Plano Adds Single-Dose Radiation For Breast Cancer Patients

A new treatment at Medical City Plano is reducing breast cancer treatment from eight weeks to eight minutes. For early-stage breast cancer patients, the new procedure involves surgery and radiation using iCAD’s Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy System. The FDA-approved treatment uses a miniaturized x-ray to deliver a precise, concentrated dose of radiation to a tumor site directly after surgery, or lumpectomy. The radiation treats the remaining tumor that wasn’t removed during the surgery. The treatment isn’t limited to breast cancer, but can be used for non-melanoma skin cancer and gynecological cancer as well. Worldwide, more than 10,000 patients have been successfully treated.… Full Story

Richardson Man Convicted By Federal Jury In Scheme to Defraud Dallas Medical Center, Others

A 50-year-old Richardson man was convicted for his role in a scheme in which several co-conspirators impersonated Cerner Corp. employees to bilk millions of dollars from victims including the Dallas Medical Center, which paid more than $1 million for a new MRI system that never came. Suresh Mitta, who also went by Suresh Reddy or Mitta Suresh, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Albert Davis, 57 and also of Richardson, pled guilty to taking the lead role in a separate case and was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison a year ago. Davis… Full Story