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Clinical and Nursing Equipment
Wound dressings to be shown at technology expo
Wound management : 04 October, 2013
Derma Sciences is attending Novation Innovative Technology Expo with its dressings for wounds and foot ulcers
 
Health Quality Mark for training programme
Drug delivery technologies : 03 October, 2013
User training for devices used in patient infusion made by CME Medical has been accredited with the Health Quality Mark
 
Electrocardiograph device with lead connection display
Cardiac equipment : 03 October, 2013
The CP 150 electrocardiagraph unit provides easy display with lead connectivity and can be integrated with CardioPerfect system for patient information management
 
Awards for blood glucose monitoring equipment
Glucose monitoring equipment : 02 October, 2013
New product and small business of the year awards given to GlySure for the company's work on coninuous blood glucose monitoring systems
 
Paralympic sports aids exhibition wins award
Patient aids : 01 October, 2013
The Science Museum and Ottobock have won joint accolades for a 2012 Olympic Games exhibition of prosthetics and special equipment for Paralympic athletes
 
Ambulatory syringe driver safety improvment
Drug delivery technologies : 27 September, 2013
T34 syringe drivers improves safety for patients in hospices by calibrating drug delivery in millilitres instead of syringe travel distance
 
Plug-and-play vital signs monitoring system
Vital signs monitoring : 25 September, 2013
A continuous wireless vital signs monitor with clinical apps and plug-and-play connectivity for ease of use is now available with CE-marking
 
Ambulatory infusion pumps with carry bags
Drug delivery technologies : 20 September, 2013
Two infusion pumps with intuitive user interface and lightweight carrying bags from CME Medical will be shown at forthcoming nutrition events
 
Clinical trial investment into atrial fibrillation
Cardiac equipment : 20 September, 2013
AtriCure has begun its clinical research into the treatment of atrial fibrillation responsible for large numbers of patients suffering strokes and heart failure
 
Extracorporeal lung support device launched in France
Ventilators : 16 September, 2013
The Hemolung Respiratory Assistance System has received the CE Mark and will be marketed in France for extracorporeal lung support
 
NHS Procurement innovation to improve responsiveness
Patient aids : 12 September, 2013
The hearing instruments division of Siemens Healthcare responds to UK Health Department's call for improvements in procurement procedures in the healthcare industry
 
Arterial cannula improves cardiac patient safety
Cardiac equipment : 12 September, 2013
With over-insertion prevention technology and secure attachment features, the Protek17 arterial cannula improves comfort and safety for severe cardiac dysfunction patients
 
Smartphone app for those trained in cardiac resuscitation
Cardiac equipment : 11 September, 2013
An iOS and Android app is available to alert trained personnel to victims of sudden cardiac arrest, shortening response times
 
Combined laser and suction control device for urology
Urology treatment equipment : 09 September, 2013
The LithAssist device from Cook Medical enables surgeons to remove stones from the bladder with combined laser fibre access and suction control
 
Severe asthma treatment with bronchial thermoplasty
Therapeutics : 06 September, 2013
US medical journal publishes results of five years study into the use of the Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty system from Boston Scientific on severe asthma patients
 
Successful results in chest compression system trials
Cardiac equipment : 05 September, 2013
Trial of mechanical chest compression system shows successful results with similar short term survival rates as manual chest compression
 
Patient waiting times reduced with improved audiology workflow
Patient aids : 03 September, 2013
The management of appointments, testing and hearing aid fitting has been improved at a King's Lynn hospital with the use of improved audiology workflow
 
Cardiac resuscitation system gains FDA approval
Cardiac equipment : 03 September, 2013
Physio-Control gains FDA approval and the CE Mark on its CodeManagement Module for improving the efficiency of dealing with cardia resuscitation
 
Demonstration shows effective blood glucose level measurement in ICU
Glucose monitoring equipment : 02 September, 2013
Intensive and Critical Care Medicine congress in South Africa to see the results of tests done to accurately measure blood glucose levels in patients following cardiac surgery
 
Premier Healthcare Alliance awards dual-source IV contract to B Braun
Blood transfusion equipment : 29 August, 2013
Premier, a collaborative nationwide healthcare alliance of approximately 2,900 hospitals and health systems, selects B Braun Medical to handle a dual-source IV Solutions contract that will run to January 31, 2020.
 
Study demonstrates GlySure system is able to accurately measure blood glucose levels in the ICU
Glucose monitoring equipment : 29 August, 2013
A study demonstrating the effectiveness of GlySure's technology in continuously measuring blood glucose levels in post-surgical cardiac surgery patients will be presented at the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) Congress being held in Durban, South Africa.
 
Sangamo BioSciences agrees to acquire Ceregene
Therapeutics : 27 August, 2013
Sangamo BioSciences signs a definitive agreement to acquire Ceregene, a privately held biotechnology company focused on developing adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapies.
 
Health Canada approves ThromboGenics' JETREA for the treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion
Therapeutics : 19 August, 2013
Health Canada approves ThromboGenics' JETREA (ocriplasmin) for the treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (VMA).
 
Final patient completes Phase 2 clinical study with PSX1002 in moderate to severe COPD
Therapeutics : 19 August, 2013
Prosonix completes all patient dosing sessions and follow-up procedures in the company's Phase 2 clinical study with PSX1002.
 
KCI launches large dressing to offer additional dressing customization
Wound management : 13 August, 2013
Kinetic Concepts is globally launching the new V.A.C. VeraFlo Large Dressing for easy application of V.A.C. VeraFlo Instillation Therapy on larger wounds and wounds requiring additional dressing customization.
 
Memorial Care Health System reports 57 percent savings using sterile compounding solution
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 13 August, 2013
Memorial Care Health System in Long Beach releases to Health Robotics' User Group an ROI study focused on 57 percent average savings as a result of insourcing Sterile Compounding patient doses on the i.v.STATION Robot, compared to its prior equivalent costs with Ameridose.
 
Deep brain stimulation system becomes the first to sense and record brain activity while delivering therapy
Neuroscience equipment : 12 August, 2013
Medtronic is announcing the first implant of a novel deep brain stimulation (DBS) system that, for the first time, enables the sensing and recording of select brain activity while simultaneously providing targeted DBS therapy.
 
Cardinal Health helps community pharmacies to improve patients accesss to specialty medications
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 09 August, 2013
Cardinal Health is launching the Specialty Pharmacy Alliance, a new suite of services that make it easier for community pharmacies to improve their patients' access to and compliance with specialty medications, which usually require specialised handling, dispensing, administration and patient counselling services.
 
Vanderbilt Heart performs first US implant of AIGISRx R fully bioresorbable antibacterial envelope
Wound management : 08 August, 2013
The first implantation of TYRX's AIGISRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope takes place at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute in Nashville, Tennessee by Dr Christopher Ellis.
 
Cardium enters into stromal cell agreement for wound healing With Orbsen Therapeutics
Therapeutics : 07 August, 2013
Cardium Therapeutics is entering into an agreement with Orbsen Therapeutics and the National University of Ireland, Galway, to utilise Cardium's Excellagen pharmaceutically-formulated gel as a delivery agent for Orbsen's proprietary stromal cell therapy in pre-clinical studies for the potential treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
 
Huntington, West Virginia, VA Medical Center selects CADD-Solis ambulatory infusion system
Pain management : 07 August, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs awards Smiths Medical a contract to purchase the company's CADD-Solis ambulatory infusion system for the Huntington, West Virginia, VA Medical Center in the USA.
 
Mizuho OSI releases software-controlled spinal surgery table
Treatment tables and plinths : 06 August, 2013
Mizuho OSI is releasing the proAXIS Spinal Surgery Table, the latest addition to a long line of spinal surgery tables.
 
Cardium files Excellagen FDA 510(k) submission based on expanded structural and functional properties
Wound management : 06 August, 2013
Cardium Therapeutics files a new 510(k) submission for its current FDA-cleared Excellagen advanced wound care product to reflect additional and specific structural and functional properties of Excellagen based on the company's supplemental research and development activities.
 
Life Technologies enters into an exclusive license with Novartis for Dynabeads
Therapeutics : 01 August, 2013
Life Technologies signs a long-term supply and exclusive licensing agreement with Novartis for immunotherapeutics involving T cells modified to express chimeric antigen receptors for the treatment of cancer.
 
KCI plans to acquire Systagenix
Wound management : 31 July, 2013
Kinetic Concepts signs a definitive agreement to acquire UK-based Systagenix, a provider of advanced wound care (AWC) products, for a purchase price of $485 million.
 
Sorin Group gains FDA 510(K) clearance for perfusion charting system
Blood transfusion equipment : 31 July, 2013
Sorin Group receives 510(k) clearance for commercialization of Sorin CONNECT, Sorin Group's new innovative and intuitive perfusion electronic charting system.
 
OxyBand starts shipping oxygenated wound dressings to the US Army
Wound management : 30 July, 2013
OxyBand Technologies begins shipping oxygenated wound dressings to the US Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, USA.
 
Eisai gains positive CHMP opinion for Zonegran (Zonisamide) paediatric licence variation
Therapeutics : 29 July, 2013
The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion for the use of Zonegran (zonisamide) as a once-daily, adjunctive treatment of partial seizures (the most common form of epilepsy) with or without secondary generalisation in children aged six and above.
 
Health Robotics publishes 572 European Gravimetric Drug Vial Database for its sterile compounding robots
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 26 July, 2013
Health Robotics is releasing to the pharmacy community at large, the company's European Database of 572 supported and 'Live' drug vials for Automated Sterile Compounding, corresponding to 213 active pharmaceutical ingredients [170 for chemotherapy, 35 non-hazardous, and 8 mAbs], including supported drug brands, available vial sizes, and drug vial concentrations from 102 drug manufacturers.
 
Abbott receives FDA clearance for blood glucose and beta-ketone monitoring system
Glucose monitoring equipment : 26 July, 2013
Abbott receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the company's FreeStyle Precision Pro Blood Glucose and Beta-Ketone Monitoring System, an advanced blood glucose monitoring system designed to address the key needs of hospital customers: high accuracy, efficient operation, dual-band wireless access to immediate test results, and helps in the reduction of the risk of test strip cross-contamination.
 
PatientFocus signs patient-pay account management agreement with Choice Medical
Orthopaedics equipment : 25 July, 2013
PatientFocus, a medical billing company providing enhanced patient billing services, signs an agreement with Choice Medical, a specialty distributor of orthopaedic, neurosurgical, orthotic and prosthetic product lines.
 
Eloquest Healthcare launches next-generation urinary management system
Urology treatment equipment : 25 July, 2013
Eloquest Healthcare is launching the ReliaFit Male Urinary Device, a next-generation external catheter that minimises the risk of urinary tract infections often associated with indwelling catheters.
 
Lister Hospital enhances patient safety with innovative blood-tracking technology
Blood management equipment : 24 July, 2013
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust selects leading healthcare technology company MSoft eSolutions' Bloodhound solution to enhance patient safety at Lister Hospital in Hertfordshire by introducing the innovative blood-tracking systems.
 
OncoSec Medical reveals positive immune response data from Phase II study of DNA-based immunotherapy
Therapeutics : 23 July, 2013
OncoSec Medical, a company developing the advanced-stage ImmunoPulse DNA-based immunotherapy and NeoPulse therapy to treat solid tumours, is reportng interim immune response data from the company's Phase II study of ImmunoPulse in patients with metastatic melanoma.
 
Clinical study shows Alliqua's SilverSeal dressing improves surgical wound outcomes
Wound management : 19 July, 2013
Alliqua is reporting the results from a post-marketing study to assess surgical wound outcomes in patients who have undergone foot and ankle surgery.
 
FDA grants fast track designation to ELND005 for the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's Disease
Therapeutics : 18 July, 2013
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track Designation to the development programme for Transition Therapeutics' ELND005 which was submitted for the treatment of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (NPS) in Alzheimer's disease (AD).
 
Boston Biomedical opens Cambridge headquarters in the USA
Therapeutics : 15 July, 2013
Boston Biomedical relocates the company's headquarters to Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
 
DJO Global receives FDA clearance for knee replacement muscle stimulator
Orthopaedics equipment : 12 July, 2013
DJO Global is launching the Empi Phoenix, an electrical stimulator designed to help simplify treatment of muscle atrophy before and after surgery for total knee replacement or ACL repair.
 
KCI launches epidermal harvesting tool in the USA
Wound management : 10 July, 2013
Kinetic Concepts' CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System is now commercially available in the USA.
 
Biomet launches of single-use delivery system
Orthopaedics equipment : 10 July, 2013
Biomet launches the ePAK Single-Use Delivery System, which is the latest in innovative technology for internal fracture fixation.
 
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