Navigation Links
New Technology Promises Safer Organ Transplants and Soft Tissue Surgeries

Soft tissue navigation systems to expand the $200 million surgical

navigation market, according to Millennium Research Group

WALTHAM, Mass., April 14, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's US Markets for Surgical Navigation Systems 2008 report, the surgical navigation market was worth almost $200 million in 2007, and will grow rapidly over the next five years. This growth will be partly facilitated by soft tissue navigation, an emerging technology that allows surgeons to track their instruments inside organs such as the heart or liver using image guidance in the operating field.

Soft tissue navigation systems are anticipated to revolutionize risky procedures such as vascular bypass surgery, valve replacement, arrhythmia treatment, tumor removal, and living donor organ transplants. These systems will boost the number of patients who can be treated with liver transplants in particular, increasing the survival rate of patients with diseases like hepatitis or cirrhosis. In comparison with standard organ transplant surgery, where patients can wait months or years for a matching donor, soft tissue navigation enables safer removal and transplantation of living donor organs, ensuring that the donor retains sufficient healthy tissue to regenerate their liver.

"Just as surgical navigation systems transformed risky neurosurgery procedures in the last decade, soft tissue navigation systems will be instrumental for improving clinical outcomes in difficult cardiovascular and abdominal surgery," says Sarah Leonard, Analyst at Millennium Research Group. "Pathfinder Therapeutics' SurgiSight Linasys recently gained clearance for all open liver procedures, and Novadaq Technologies' SPY was just approved for use in organ transplant surgery. Other companies focusing on cardiovascular disease are expecting to gain approval for surgical intervention over the next few months."

Initial adopters of soft tissue navigation will be large surgical centers, such as academic hospitals and high-volume heart and cancer centers. If these institutions successfully enhance patient safety and enable high-risk patients to receive potentially life-saving procedures by using soft tissue navigation systems, other surgical facilities will follow suit and adopt the technology.

The Surgical Navigation Systems 2008 report covers the neurosurgery, spine, ear, nose, and throat (ENT), and orthopedics navigation system markets. Industry competitors include Aesculap, BrainLAB, Hansen Medical, Medtronic Navigation, Novadaq Technologies, ORTHOsoft, Pathfinder Therapeutics, Stereotaxis, and Stryker Navigation.

About Soft Tissue Navigation Systems

Navigated abdominal surgery systems, used in soft tissue navigation, scan the surface of the liver using a laser range scanner to gather over 20,000 positioning points. These points are matched to a preoperative computed tomography scan and used to create a 3-D operative model of the organ, which allows surgeons to track the procedure around and through the tissue. Another soft tissue navigation technology for organ transplants and vascular bypasses uses fluorescent dyes and near-infrared spectroscopy to track blood flow within an organ or tissue.

About Millennium Research Group

Millennium Research Group (, a Decision Resources, Inc. company (, is the global authority on medical technology market intelligence and a leading provider of strategic information to the health care sector. Focused solely on the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, the company provides its clients with the benefits of its specialized industry expertise through published reports and customized consulting services.

All company, brand, or product names contained in this document may be

trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

For more information, contact:

Amy Krohn

Millennium Research Group

416-364-7776 x101

SOURCE Millennium Research Group
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Keith Denner Extends Current Technologys Chairman and CEO Options
2. Rejuvasun(TM) With Omnilux(TM): Industry First to Feature FDA-Cleared, Clinically Proven Light Therapy Technology
3. $250,000 Grant Awarded to National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization from Technology Grant Program
4. Drivewear(R) Technology Helps Combat Growing Percentage of Traffic Accidents Caused by Driving Distractions
5. Center for Connected Health Presents Growing Evidence of the Benefits of Technology to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Empowerment
6. Use of information technology is minimal in nursing homes
7. MedQuist Technology Solutions to Power Documentation Workflow at New England Facility
8. Nano-sized technology has super-sized effect on tumors
9. Digital Technology Exposes Business to Greater Liability
10. Technology Shines at 2008 NJTC Venture Conference; Best in Show Winners Announced
11. Older People Want to Use Technology to Help Them Remain at Home
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Keeping ... platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with a leading web-based ... the knowledge gap experienced by parents and bring advice from parenting experts within ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... Dr. ... Medical Associates, Inc. and Dr. Tucker Bierbaum with Emergency Medicine at St., ... observed that both STEMI and Sepsis conditions present in similar ways and require time-critical ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... substance abuse located in central Michigan, have come together on Thanksgiving Day to ... produced video, available for viewing on the Serenity Point YouTube channel, patients displayed ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Somu Sivaramakrishnan announced today ... owner, Somu now offers travelers, value and care based Travel Services, including exclusive ... as well as, cabin upgrades and special amenities such as, shore excursions, discounted ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... ... PRMA Plastic Surgery is updating their record books yet again with an ... breast reconstruction surgery! , “What an accomplishment for the PRMA team, says Dr. ... an honor to have served all of these women.” , PRMA is one of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 26, 2015  The total global healthcare industry is ... 2015-2016. Latin America has the highest ... (excluding Japan ), is second with growth ... to face increased healthcare expenditure. In 2013-2014, total government funded ... 43.5% in 2008-2009 to 41.2% in 2013-2014. In real terms, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015 AAIPharma Services ... investment of at least $15.8  Million to expand ... Wilmington, NC . The expansion will provide ... meet the growing demands of the pharmaceutical and ... site expansion will provide up to 40,000 square ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015 Kitov Pharma ceuticals ... a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutic ... today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... ), each representing 20 ordinary shares of the Company, ... ADSs and warrants were issued in a fixed combination ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: