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Clinical and Nursing Equipment
First transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator receives 510(k) clearance
Pain management : 09 July, 2013
NeuroMetrix reports that the SENSUS Pain Management System became the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator to receive 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use during sleep.
 
Penumbra launches clot extraction device to treat acute ischemic stroke patients
Blood management equipment : 09 July, 2013
Penumbra is launching the 5MAX ACE, a next generation clot extraction device that uses aspiration alone to engage and remove blood clots causing an acute ischemic stroke.
 
Fluke Biomedical launches portable, vital signs simulators
Vital signs monitoring : 09 July, 2013
Fluke Biomedical is unveiling the company's new ProSim 3 and 2 Vital Signs Simulators which are designed for high portability, the light and easy to carry ProSim 3 and 2 are the perfect choices for conducting preventive maintenance and repairs in the field.
 
Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal unveils paediatric gastroenterology services
Paediatric equipment and services : 08 July, 2013
In order to address common and difficult digestive system related problems among parents and provide specialized services for all children requiring elective or emergency gastroenterology services, Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal (CAHH) is launching a comprehensive Pediatric Gastroenterology service.
 
Theragenics signs brachytherapy supply and reseller deal with UK-based Accelyon
Brachytherapy : 08 July, 2013
Theragenics signs a Supply and Reseller agreement with Accelyon. Under the three-year agreement, Theragenics will supply its AgX100 seeds to Accelyon who will provide for the loading and packaging of the seeds into prescription loaded needles, custom strands and other configurations.
 
SRI International points to biomarker that could track Huntington's disease progression
Neuroscience equipment : 08 July, 2013
A team of SRI International researchers demonstrates that measurements of electrical activity in the brains of mouse models of Huntington's disease could indicate the presence of disease before the onset of major symptoms.
 
CSL Behring presents Phase I results of recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor VIIa with albumin
Therapeutics : 05 July, 2013
CSL Behring presents Phase I data of the company's recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor VIIa with albumin (rVIIa-FP) in healthy volunteers at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
 
Devon Medical receives ANVISA medical device registration and approval in Brazil for NPWT system
Wound management : 04 July, 2013
Devon Medical, a global medical device manufacturer, designer, and distributor, receives medical device registration and approval from the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA - Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria) for its extriCARE 2400 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) pump.
 
Pharmacokinetic results indicate rVIII-SingleChain may have advantages for treatment of Haemophilia A
Therapeutics : 04 July, 2013
CSL Behring reveals that pharmacokinetic results for the company's novel investigational recombinant coagulation single-chain factor VIII (rVIII-SingleChain) showed improved half-life over octocog alfa (the comparator).
 
Health Robotics releases American 'Live' drug database for second generation sterile compounding devices
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 03 July, 2013
Health Robotics is to release to the pharmacy community at large, the company's North American Database of 330 supported and 'Live' drug vials for automated sterile compounding, corresponding to 134 active pharmaceutical ingredients, including supported drug brands, available vial sizes, and drug vial concentrations from 58 drug manufacturers.
 
Philips introduces innovative remote ICU monitoring system to the UK
Patient monitoring equipment : 03 July, 2013
A remote 'eye in the sky' is to help keep round-the-clock tabs on critically ill patients in the UK, thanks to an innovative telehealth solution called the eICU (Intensive Care Unit) Program, with the first UK installation set for London's Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, part of the King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.
 
Aethlon Medical receives FDA approval of IDE to treat Hepatitis C patients
Blood management equipment : 27 June, 2013
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) that allows Aethlon Medical to initiate human feasibility studies of the Aethlon Hemopurifier in the USA.
 
Caldera Medical gains FDA clearance of Vertessa Lite polypropylene mesh for sacrocolpopexy
Urology treatment equipment : 27 June, 2013
Caldera Medical is launching Vertessa Lite, a supple, lightweight yet strong polypropylene mesh for use in abdominal sacrocolpopexy procedures.
 
Fully-waterproof hearing device is recognised with CES Innovations Award
Patient aids : 26 June, 2013
Siemens Hearing Instruments' Aquaris, a fully waterproof, dust-proof and shock-resistant hearing device, is named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards honouree.
 
Study shows sequential compression sleeves reduce DVT events in immobile stroke patients
Rehabilitation services : 24 June, 2013
An independent study conducted by the University of Edinburgh demonstrates the effectiveness of Covidien's Kendall SCD system with Vascular Refill Detection Technology on immobile stroke patients.
 
KCI initiates study of intermittent instillation therapy for wound management
Wound management : 21 June, 2013
Kinetic Concept initiates patient enrollment in a multi-centre clinical study assessing the benefits of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with intermittent instillation therapy with a topical wound cleanser.
 
OncoSec Medical completes enrollment of phase II metastatic melanoma trial
Therapeutics : 20 June, 2013
OncoSec Medical, a company developing an advanced-stage ImmunoPulse DNA-based immunotherapy and NeoPulse therapy to treat solid tumour cancers, is completing patient enrollment in a Phase II clinical trial of ImmunoPulse for metastatic melanoma patients.
 
Ochsner Health System improves safety by deploying advanced medication management technology
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 19 June, 2013
Ochsner Health System signs a contract with CareFusion for new technologies that will help improve medication safety by simplifying and standardizing the medication management process across its health system.
 
Mendor receives CE Mark for diabetes management platform
Glucose monitoring equipment : 19 June, 2013
Finnish diabetes technology company Mendor receives the CE mark for the company's groundbreaking diabetes management platform, Mendor Balance.
 
Medivo raises USD15m to expand health data analytics platform
Patient monitoring equipment : 18 June, 2013
Medivo, a health monitoring platform that regularly connects doctors, consumers and clinical labs, raises a $15 million Series B financing round led by the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (GHIF), with participation from existing investors Safeguard Scientifics, and MentorTech Ventures.
 
Study shows deep brain stimulation system improves motor function for patients with Parkinson's disease
Neuroscience equipment : 18 June, 2013
Patients with Parkinson's disease using the Boston Scientific's Vercise DBS (deep brain stimulation) System are showing an improvement in motor scores according to interim data from the VANTAGE DBS study.
 
NICE issues new draft treatment guidance for patients with diabetic macular edema
Therapeutics : 17 June, 2013
The United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issues draft guidance recommending pSivida's ILUVIEN for the treatment of pseudophakic patients (those who have undergone prior cataract surgery) with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) considered insufficiently responsive to available therapies.
 
MD Anderson Cancer Center signs contract for CareFusion medication dispensing technology
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 13 June, 2013
CareFusion signs a new contract with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for a new Pyxis ES platform for medication dispensing technology.
 
St Jude Medical signs agreement to purchase Spinal Modulation
Neuroscience equipment : 10 June, 2013
St Jude Medical enters into a series of agreements under which St Jude Medical made a $40 million equity investment in Spinal Modulation, a company that has developed an innovative neuromodulation therapy that provides a new pain management option for patients with chronic, intractable pain.
 
BSD Medical delivers hyperthermia system to CTCA to improve cancer treatment results
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 06 June, 2013
BSD Medical Corporation delivers a BSD-2000 Hyperthermia System to Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (WRMC), located in Goodyear, Arizona, USA.
 
Masimo unveils intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform
Patient monitoring equipment : 04 June, 2013
Masimo is launching Root, an intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform that is destined to transform patient care from the operating room to the general floor.
 
Boston Scientific collaborates with pelvic floor disorders network to study treatment strategies for uterine prolapse
Urology treatment equipment : 04 June, 2013
Boston Scientific is continuing to demonstrate the company's commitment to women's health by providing a research and education grant of more than $1 million to the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) for the SUPeR clinical trial.
 
MannKind completes Phase 3 clinical study of AFREZZA in patients with Type 1 diabetes
Therapeutics : 03 June, 2013
MannKind reports that follow-up visits have been completed for the patients enrolled in Study 171, a Phase 3 clinical study of AFREZZA (insulin human [rDNA origin]) inhalation powder, an investigational, ultra rapid-acting mealtime insulin therapy, administered using MannKind’s next-generation inhaler.
 
Philips and VU University Medical Center Amsterdam sign patient monitoring systems agreement
Patient monitoring equipment : 31 May, 2013
Philips has extended its collaboration the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) with an agreement on hospital-wide patient monitoring systems.
 
MRI Interventions, IMRIS and Tocagen combine technologies to precisely deliver cancer drug to brain tumours
Therapeutics : 31 May, 2013
MRI Interventions and IMRIS are announcing that a surgical team at a leading US neuroscience institution has delivered the investigational gene therapy drug Toca 511 directly into a glioblastoma brain tumour using real-time intraoperative MRI (iMRI) guidance within an IMRIS VISIUS Surgical Theatre.
 
Advanced Bionics' HiFocus Mid-Scala electrode receives US approval
Patient aids : 30 May, 2013
Advanced Bionics (AB) receives approval in the USA for the HiFocus Mid-Scala electrode.
 
Mendor partners with A Menarini Diagnostics for European-wide distribution of blood glucose monitor
Glucose monitoring equipment : 29 May, 2013
Mendor, the Finnish diabetes technology company, is partnering with A Menarini Diagnostics, one of Europe's leading diagnostics companies in the field of diabetes to bring Mendor's all-in-one blood glucose monitoring system to nine new European markets in the first stage as a part of Menarini's established GlucoMen product family for glucose testing.
 
Prosonix initiates a Phase 2 clinical study of orally inhaled monotherapy for COPD
Therapeutics : 28 May, 2013
Prosonix is initiating a Phase 2 clinical study with PSX1002 that will assess its effect on lung function and the safety of a range of doses in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
 
Nordion looks to divest Targeted Therapies business to BTG
Therapeutics : 28 May, 2013
Nordion is entering into an agreement to divest the company's Targeted Therapies business to BTG, an international specialist healthcare company based in London, United Kingdom, for a cash purchase price of $200 million.
 
New dressing delivers benefits of surgical incision management to more patients
Wound management : 24 May, 2013
Kinetic Concepts is launching a Prevena Peel & Place Dressing with a V.A.C. Connector, which expands the availability of the Prevena Incision Management System.
 
Electronic vital signs devices aim to improve connectivity between diagnostic devices and EMR
Vital signs monitoring : 24 May, 2013
Welch Allyn is working with Epic to connect several of the company's vital signs devices, monitors and ECG units to Epic's Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system to help eliminate the need for manual data entry by providers, increase efficiency and alleviate the risk of transcription and latency errors.
 
New study reports improved patient outcomes for Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy system
Wound management : 20 May, 2013
Kinetic Concepts is reporting that the company's ABThera Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System is associated with improved patient outcomes compared to traditional Barker's vacuum-packing technique (BVPT) in trauma and surgical patients studied.
 
New evidence establishes elevated protease activity as highly predictive of skin graft failure
Wound management : 17 May, 2013
New evidence presented at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA)'s conference in Copenhagen, Denmark revealed that elevated protease activity (EPA) was detected in almost half the wounds (43 percent) that resulted in skin graft failure.
 
Devon Medical receives CE Mark for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system
Wound management : 16 May, 2013
Devon Medical receives the CE mark for the company's portable extriCARE 2400 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system.
 
New clinical studies spotlight benefits of noninvasive patient monitoring technologies
Patient monitoring equipment : 15 May, 2013
Masimo is reporting that three new clinical studies evaluating Masimo noninvasive patient monitoring technologies were presented before the world's leading anaesthesia educators and investigators at the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, USA.
 
Blood pressure averaging technology helps to compensates for misdiagnosis of blood pressure and white coat effect
Patient monitoring equipment : 14 May, 2013
Welch Allyn introduces Office Profile, a new enhancement for the Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitor (VSM) which provides an adaptable blood pressure averaging program that helps healthcare providers conduct blood pressure measurement in patients with a precision and ease lacking in traditional devices.
 
PHRI analysis shows reliability benefits of Optim-insulated defibrillation leads
Defibrillation leads : 13 May, 2013
The Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), an academic health science research institute, has conducted a further independent analysis of data received from ongoing prospective registries that monitor the performance of St Jude Medical's Durata and Riata ST Optim implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads.
 
Sorin Group receives FDA approval for remote monitoring solution for patients with ICDs
Patient monitoring equipment : 13 May, 2013
Sorin Group receives FDA approval for the SMARTVIEW remote monitoring solution for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices and the company is beginning the US launch of the device.
 
pSivida launches chronic DME treatment in Germany
Therapeutics : 09 May, 2013
pSivida's ILUVIEN, the first sustained release pharmaceutical product for the treatment of chronic diabetic macular edema (DME), is now commercially available in Germany.
 
GHX releases the industry's first implantable devices supply chain solutions for healthcare
Supply chain services : 09 May, 2013
GHX is unveiling Case Xpert and Order Intelligence, the healthcare industry's first end-to-end supply chain solutions for managing and tracking implantable medical devices, including the physician preference items (PPI) used in operating rooms.
 
BASi collaborates with Pinnacle Technology for glucose monitoring project
Glucose monitoring equipment : 03 May, 2013
BASi (Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.) is collaborating with Pinnacle Technology in proof-of-concept studies combining BASi's Culex NxT automated blood sampling system with Pinnacle's glucose sensor to create an innovative new option for high quality data collection for diabetes and other glucose research.
 
CSL Behring's Kcentra receives FDA approval for urgent warfarin reversal in patients with acute bleeding
Wound management : 01 May, 2013
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves CSL Behring's Kcentra (Prothrombin Complex Concentrate [Human]), the first non-activated 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) for the urgent reversal of acquired coagulation factor deficiency induced by vitamin K antagonist (eg warfarin) therapy in adult patients with acute major bleeding.
 
Systagenix partners with Sorbion to market super absorbent wound dressings
Wound management : 30 April, 2013
Systagenix (Gatwick, UK) signs a distribution agreement with Sorbion (Senden, Germany) for a superabsorbent wound dressing to be marketed under Systagenix branding.
 
KCI begins global rollout of novel skin graft harvesting tool
Wound management : 30 April, 2013
Kinetic Concepts is showcasing the company's CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System at a company-sponsored epidermal grafting education summit April 30–May 1, 2013 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
 
Z-Medica reveals expanded CE indications for haemostatic dressings to support broader use in surgical wound care
Wound management : 26 April, 2013
Z-Medica is announcing expanded CE indications for QuikClot Hemostatic Dressings which support the use of QuikClotproducts as an adjunct to manual pressure for the temporary control of moderate external bleeding from surgical wounds or cuts and lacerations during operative and postoperative care.
 
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