BioImagene (Cupertino, California) has introduced the newest edition of the iScan slide scanner with version 2.0. The iScan is BioImagene's desktop slide-scanning system for digital pathology. It allows batch scanning up to 160 slides, freeing up the histotechnologist's time to complete other tasks. The new iScan produces images with excellent resolution at faster scan times of three minutes a slide. A session management module has been added to allow users to save and restore scanning sessions, and allows recovery of the last scanning state in the event of a power blackout. Enhanced feedback and status messages, provides the users with time estimates for scanning batches, for better time management and efficiency.

Orfit Industries America (Uniondale, New York) reported a new fixation technology for its Efficast thermoplastic masks. The masks have new winged "L" profiles that secure Efficast masks for head, neck and shoulders into the high-precision slots in the Orfit base plate. Compared to competitive u-shaped or s-type masks with commonly used push pins or that use swivel clamps, these new winged "L" profiles can be easily grasped with the fingers. Orfit says this makes it easier to mold Efficast masks, position them precisely, and remove them quickly in case of emergency. The sturdy profiles and attached wings simplify removing the mask from the water bath, positioning it over the patient's face and neck, and attaching it to the base plate. Using the wings, the therapist can release the mask quickly in case of patient distress.

• Radi Medical Systems (Wilmington, Massachusetts) reported FDA clearance for the PressureWire Certus to measure physiological parameters inside the heart. PressureWire has previously only been cleared for use in the coronary and peripheral blood vessels. With the new regulatory clearance, PressureWire can be used to assess pressure measurements across heart valves and into various chambers of the heart.

Salient Surgical Technologies (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) has introduced the Aquamantys malleable bipolar sealer with light (MBS). The MBS uses Transcollation technology to reduce bleeding in hard-to-reach anatomy during joint replacement surgery. Reducing blood loss improves visualization for the surgeon, can result in improved clinical outcomes for the patient and may result in lower costs to the hospital. Salient says the innovation of the MBS is a malleable shaft that allows surgeons to shape the device to help fit the particular surgical situation. The shaft also features a lighted tip to improve visibility. The MBS is used with the same Aquamantys system generator as the company's standard 2.3 and 6.0 Bipolar Sealer devices.

Scient'x (Maitland, Florida) reported the launch of the Tribeca cage system, which allows the surgeon to use a unilateral transforaminal approach to interbody cage insertion to minimize dural exposure. The Tribeca cage implants are indicated for use with autogenous bone graft as an intervertebral body fusion device at either one or two contiguous levels in the lumbosacral spine, from L2 to S1, for the treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD) with up to Grade I spondylolisthesis. DDD is defined as back pain of discogenic origin with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies. The Tribeca cage is to be used in skeletally mature patients who have had six months of non-operative care. The Tribeca cage is implanted using an anterior approach or posterior approach and is intended to be used single or in pairs with Isobar 6.2 mm Hemispherical Screws with Offset Clamps and 5.5 mm Rods. The implant design features PEEK Optima material with gold marker wire to aid in visualization of implant placement on radiographs.