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Varian Medical Systems sets up radiotherapy training centre in Tokyo
Radiosurgery and radiotheraphy equipment : 13 January, 2012
Varian Medical Systems is establishing the company's first education centre in Tokyo, Japan, to train radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and technologists who work with Varian's cancer treatment systems. In addition, the company has established a clinical contact center (Help Desk), to provide phone support for Varian's customers in Japan.
 
Turku University Hospital deploys new nurse call system
Patient management software : 13 January, 2012
Ascom Miratel is to deliver the IP-based Innova Nurse Call System to the new Turku University Hospital (TYKS) extension during 2012.
 
Vivacta plans large scale manufacture of point-of-care cartridges
Test kits and testing equipment : 13 January, 2012
Vivacta is planning large scale production of its disposable cartridges to meet commercial demand ahead of establishing strategic relationships with commercial partners.
 
HPA releases guidelines to Control Group A Streptococcal infections
Government agencies and authorities : 12 January, 2012
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) together with the group A streptococcal (GAS) Working Group is launching new guidelines for the investigation, control and prevention of GAS infection in acute healthcare settings, including maternity units, in the UK.
 
QA Portal helps Royal Hampshire meet EQA requirements
Blood management equipment : 12 January, 2012
The Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH), Winchester, features six Radiometer blood gas analysers - including 810, 820, 825M and 835M systems - and relies on the company's QA Portal to help meet EQA requirements and simplify regulatory compliance.
 
GE Healthcare signs EP portfolio deal with Biosense Webster
Neuroscience equipment : 12 January, 2012
GE Healthcare signs a long-term agreement with Biosense Webster, in which the companies will co-distribute their leading electrophysiology (EP) systems - including GE's CardioLab EP Recording Systems and Biosense Webster's CARTO 3 navigation system - in the USA, and will collaborate to enhance the functional integration of their recording, imaging and 3D mapping systems.
 
Genome sequencing system enhancements boost performance
DNA sequencing equipment : 12 January, 2012
Illumina introduces the HiSeq 2500, a next-generation sequencing system that will enable researchers and clinicians to sequence an entire genome in approximately 24 hours.
 
Portable testing solution helps Carl Zeiss comply with IEC 62353
Test equipment and testing systems : 12 January, 2012
Carl Zeiss, a global market leader in precision optics and engineering technology, is specifying the Rigel Medical 62353 medical safety analyser to comply with IEC 62353, the standard for in-service and after repair testing of medical electronic devices.
 
Frameless radiosurgery system achieves major sales milestone
Radiosurgery and radiotheraphy equipment : 12 January, 2012
Brainlab completes the 500th sale of its ExacTrac patient positioning system for frameless radiosurgery.
 
Deep Brain Stimulation study shows Parkinson's disease benefits
Neuroscience equipment : 12 January, 2012
Results from the first St Jude Medical controlled study on deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease (PD) are released and show they statistically significant, demonstrating that participants in the stimulation group averaged an increase of 4.27 hours of "on time," compared with an increase of 1.77 hours in the group without stimulation.
 
EMIS Web helps reduce administration time for physiotherapy group
Medical records and document management : 12 January, 2012
By using EMIS Web an independent company is providing physiotherapy to one million NHS patients across England is reducing administration time and sending discharge letters to GPs within 24 hours.
 
New PCR instrument sends out status emails
Laboratory equipment : 11 January, 2012
Eppendorf's Mastercycler nexus family of PCR instruments claims to offer excellent reproducibility, low noise emission and the versatility to use all types of consumables.
 
New finance helps glucose monitoring pioneer support clinical trials
Glucose monitoring equipment : 11 January, 2012
GlySure is closing the company's $10.9 million Series C financing round and will use the funding to complete clinical trials to support regulatory approval in the USA and Europe.
 
ICON signs clinical research partnership deal with Shire
Contract research : 11 January, 2012
ICON signs a strategic partnership with Shire Specialty Pharmaceuticals to serve as the sole global provider of central laboratory services and one of two strategic partners for clinical development services.
 
Progel adhesion barrier sealant receives CE Mark
Wound management : 11 January, 2012
Neomend receives the CE Mark for the company's Progel Adhesion Barrier (AB) which is a hydrogel adhesion barrier sealant that can be sprayed onto general visceral organs during surgery to help prevent post-operative adhesions.
 
UND to develop breast cancer detection technology with NeoMatrix
Test kits and testing equipment : 11 January, 2012
The University of North Dakota (UND) and NeoMatrix signs an exclusive option agreement to develop an assay to aid in the early detection of breast cancer.
 
Royal Hampshire County Hospital deploys interventional imager
Diagnostic imaging : 11 January, 2012
Alan Titchmarsh, celebrity gardener and television presenter, opens a new Artis zee Multi-purpose (MP) interventional imaging system from Siemens Healthcare at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, part of the Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust.
 
QIAGEN unveils sample preparation automation system
Automation systems : 10 January, 2012
QIAGEN launches the QIAensemble Decapper automation system which facilitates the handling of liquid-based cytology and various other types of liquid samples that are processed by clinical laboratories around the world.
 
Negative pressure wound therapy system receives FDA clearance
Wound management : 10 January, 2012
Smith and Nephew receives the FDA clearance of the pocket-sized PICO system, a single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system.
 
Infusion room management tool reduces administrative hassles
Drug delivery technologies : 10 January, 2012
Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions launches InfusaTrack, a Web-based infusion room management tool that makes it easier for community rheumatology practices to offer in-office infusion therapy services to patients.
 
Clinical Solutions passes interoperability milestone in 111 pilot
Clinical software : 10 January, 2012
Clinical Solutions is implementating the first fully shared and interoperable NHS 111 pilot with NHS North West, following strict readiness testing by the Department of Health.
 
Irish hospital helps keep older patients independent for longer
Workforce management : 10 January, 2012
A new project is starting at Leopardstown Hospital that will help nurses and therapists to keep older people independent for longer.
 
NHS Oldham launches telehealth scheme for long-term patients
Telehealth : 10 January, 2012
NHS Oldham and Oldham Council is partnering Tunstall to provide patients with advanced telehealth solutions that will support them in the management of their long-term conditions.
 
Doncaster halves clinical correspondence turnaround times
Dictation and transcription : 10 January, 2012
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust halves the average time for providing clinical correspondence to GPs by deploying an integrated digital dictation and electronic delivery solution.
 
New metal pushbutton switches feature ceramic actuator faces
Electronic components : 09 January, 2012
A new model with a patented ceramic actuator face expands Schurter's MSM family of metal pushbutton switches with rugged background illumination over the full actuator surface.
 
US orthopaedic biomaterials market to approach 4bn dollars in 2016
Market research : 09 January, 2012
Market intelligence analyst, Millennium Research Group (MRG) forecasts that the US market for orthopaedic biomaterials will grow at an average of just under seven percent per year, to total approximately $4 billion by 2016.
 
Olympus unveils dissolvable post sinus surgery products
Biomaterials and biopharmaceuticals : 09 January, 2012
Olympus is adding a broad line of advanced, dissolvable sinus spacing and haemostat products to the company's extensive ENT product portfolio.
 
OrbusNeich's Genous stent achieves good, comparable clinical outcomes
Stents : 09 January, 2012
OrbusNeich is reporting 12-month follow-up data from a post-hoc analysis of the e-HEALING registry demonstrate that the company's Genous Stent achieves good, comparable clinical and safety outcomes in patients discontinuing dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) at 30 days and at six months.
 
Cardium agrees deal for commercialization of Excellagen in South Korea
Biomaterials and biopharmaceuticals : 09 January, 2012
Cardium Therapeutics is entering into the company's first international agreement for the commercialization of Excellagen in the South Korean market.
 
Boulder licenses Lyme disease diagnostic test from Radboud University
Test kits and testing equipment : 09 January, 2012
Boulder Diagnostics is entering into a license and collaboration agreement to market the innovative Lyme disease diagnostic test developed at RUNMC.
 
 
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