Jeremy Kooyman

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Zimmer to Buy Biomet for $13.4 Billion. Orthopaedics World to Become A Lot Cozier.

The big news in these past few weeks, aside from the ongoing legal fight between Medtronic and Edwards regarding transcatheter aortic valve replacements, is that orthopaedics giant Zimmer is going to purchase orthopaedics giant Biomet for $13.4 billion. This will make them the second largest orthopaedics company, behind epic orthopaedics merger subsidiary...

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Google Glass: A Med Student’s Perspective

Since it’s release, Google Glass has been a fixture in the tech world. Developed by Google X, the facility within Google responsible for their driverless cars, Glass aims to be the first mass-market ubiquitous computer, providing users with information in a hands-free smartphone-like format. Immediately people began wondering about the healthcare...

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More Intuitive Troubles…

So the day after I wrote about several promising challengers to the da Vinci, Intuitive Surgical announced their successor, the da Vinci XI, which features a revised overhead linkage for better anatomical access, a new endoscope promising better visual definition and clarity (and compatibility with the new Firefly Fluorescence Imaging system), redesigned...

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