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Clinical and Nursing Equipment
Neuralstem receives FDA approval to treat final cohort in NSI-189 Phase Ib MDD trial
Therapeutics : 24 April, 2013
Neuralstem receives approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin dosing the third and final cohort of patients in its ongoing Phase Ib to test the safety of NSI-189 in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD).
 
Rx Systems and EMIS launch pharmacy and GP integration pilot
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 24 April, 2013
Rx Systems and EMIS begin a pilot project to integrate repeat prescribing between GP surgeries and community pharmacies.
 
Prostate cancer patient receives first treatment new real-time brachytherapy planning system
Brachytherapy : 18 April, 2013
A prostate cancer patient is the first person in the world to be treated using the latest version of Varian's Vitesse real time planning solution for planning and performing advanced high-dose-rate (HDR), ultrasound-guided brachytherapy treatments.
 
Health Robotics expands IV bag support to Hospira's LifeCare
Blood management equipment : 17 April, 2013
Health Robotics is adding support for LifeCare, while withdrawing sales support for all Fresenius Kabi's IV consumables for all of the company's robots.
 
Boston Scientific receives US FDA approval for spinal cord stimulator system
Pain management : 15 April, 2013
Boston Scientific receives approval by the US Food and Drug Administration and is beginning a limited launch of the Precision Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System.
 
St Jude Medical receives CE Mark approval of DBS systems for both primary and secondary dystonia therapy
Neuroscience equipment : 12 April, 2013
St Jude Medical receives European CE Mark approval of its Brio, Libra and LibraXP deep brain stimulation (DBS) systems for managing the symptoms of intractable primary and secondary dystonia.
 
SpectraScience partners Pentax Medical to expand distribution of optical biopsy system in Europe
Biopsy equipment : 12 April, 2013
SpectraScience, a San Diego-based medical device company and Pentax Europe reach agreement to expand distribution of the WavSTAT4 Optical Biopsy System in Europe.
 
Research study indicates superbugs can be killed by silver-coated antimicrobial dressing
Wound management : 11 April, 2013
Smith & Nephew reveals in-vitro study results suggesting ACTICOAT Silver-Coated Antimicrobial Dressings are bactericidal against some antibiotic resistant organisms carrying the NDM-1 enzyme.
 
Kinetic Concepts offers portable negative pressure therapy system for patients in Japan
Wound management : 10 April, 2013
Kinetic Concepts' ActiV.A.C. Therapy System is now available for in-patient use in Japan.
 
iCAD expands distribution of the Xoft electronic brachytherapy system in Asia and Russia
Brachytherapy : 10 April, 2013
iCAD is entering into strategic distribution agreements for its Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System with Chindex Medical, in China, and with Medvio in Russia.
 
Derma Sciences signs long-term exclusive global rights agreement New Cast Industries of Korea
Wound management : 03 April, 2013
Derma Sciences signs a long-term exclusive global rights agreement with New Cast Industries of Korea for the casting element within the TCC-EZ total contact casting system.
 
Tengion receives MPA approval of CTA for Neo-Kidney Augment Phase 1 Trial in Sweden
Renal and dialysis equipment : 03 April, 2013
Tengion reports the acceptance of the company's Clinical Trial Application (CTA) filed with the Medical Products Agency (MPA) in Sweden to initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and delivery of its Neo-Kidney Augment product in up to five patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD).
 
Holland Hospital installs noninvasive haemoglobin technology to speed clinical decisions
Blood transfusion equipment : 02 April, 2013
Holland Hospital, ranked as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals in 2013 by Healthgrades, is adding new clinical capabilities that allow clinicians to noninvasively and continuously monitor haemoglobin blood levels using Masimo SpHb.
 
St Luke's Rehabilitation Institute partners Welch Allyn to boost staff efficiency
Patient monitoring equipment : 27 March, 2013
Welch Allyn is partnering with St Luke's Rehabilitation Institute to improve efficiency and workflow at its 102-bed rehabilitation hospital in Spokane, Washington.
 
BSD Medical signs exclusive distribution deal for BSD's cancer treatment hyperthermia system in Taiwan
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 22 March, 2013
BSD Medical signs an exclusive agreement with Linden Bioscence, a Taiwan corporation, for the sale and distribution of BSD's hyperthermia products in Taiwan.
 
Terumo BCT acquires Medservice to drive sales in Poland
Blood management equipment : 22 March, 2013
Terumo BCT acquires Medservice, a leading distributor of medical products and services to blood banks and hospitals in Poland.
 
iCAD receives FDA clearance of cervical applicator for Xoft electronic brachytherapy system
Brachytherapy : 22 March, 2013
iCAD receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the company's new cervical applicator for use with the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System to deliver high dose rate brachytherapy for intracavitary treatment of cancer of the uterus, cervix, endometrium and vagina.
 
Fenwal receives FDA clearance for device designed to increase plasma available for transfusion
Blood transfusion equipment : 21 March, 2013
Fenwal, a Fresenius Kabi company, receives clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for a functionally closed disposable set used on the Fenwal Autopheresis-C system to collect plasma for processing into Fresh Frozen Plasma.
 
Lantos Technologies receives US FDA clearance for 3D ear scanning system
Patient aids : 20 March, 2013
Lantos Technologies receives clearance from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System.
 
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust enhance patient safety with blood-tracking technology
Blood management equipment : 19 March, 2013
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust selects MSoft eSolutions' Bloodhound solution following a rigorous tender process and is beginning to introduce cutting edge blood-tracking technology to hospitals in Nottingham which will enhance patient safety.
 
ICU Medical unveils new automated hazardous drug compounding system in Europe
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 14 March, 2013
ICU Medical is launching in Europe a new version of the company's Diana Hazardous Drug Compounding System which is the world's first user-controlled automated sterile compounding system for the accurate, safe, and efficient preparation of hazardous drugs, and the original version has been in clinical use in Europe for more than a year.
 
Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System offers improved patient results
Wound management : 08 March, 2013
A new retrospective study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicates that Kinetic Concepts' ABThera Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System (ABThera OA NPT) was associated with a significantly higher ultimate midline fascial closure rate compared to traditional Barker vacuum pack technique (BVPT).
 
WaveMark enhances OR inventory management solution
Supply chain services : 06 March, 2013
WaveMark launches a series of software and hardware enhancements to the company's comprehensive OR inventory management solution.
 
GlySure receives ISO 13485 certification to clear the way for European clinical trials
Glucose monitoring equipment : 06 March, 2013
GlySure, a developer of in-hospital continuous blood glucose monitoring systems, achieves ISO 13485 certification, the global standard for the requirements of a quality management system for the design, manufacture and distribution of medical devices.
 
Aesyntix Health unveils web-based supply chain management software
Supply chain services : 05 March, 2013
Aesyntix Health launches Aesyntix Inventory Management (AIM), a web-based inventory and automated ordering system to enhance its industry-leading dermatology supply chain management platform.
 
Sorin Group completes further investment in Enopace Biomedical
Neuroscience equipment : 04 March, 2013
Sorin Group makes an additional minority investment linked with an option-to-buy in Enopace Biomedical, an early-stage company focused on the development of a neuromodulation system to treat patients with Heart Failure.
 
Rush University Medical Center and Beaumont Health System selects UHC and Novation to provide supply chain services
Supply chain services : 27 February, 2013
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and Beaumont Health System, a three-hospital regional medical centre in the greater Detroit area, selects UHC and its supply contracting company, Novation, for supply chain services.
 
ALung Technologies receives CE Mark approval for Hemolung Respiratory Assist System
Blood management equipment : 26 February, 2013
ALung Technologies receives CE Mark approval for the company's Hemolung Respiratory Assist System (RAS) and receipt of the CE Mark allows the Hemolung RAS to be sold in the European Union.
 
Soterix Medical reports positive results from Harvard Medical School's HD-tDCS fibromyalgia trial
Neuroscience equipment : 22 February, 2013
Soterix Medical is reporting positive results of a double-blind, sham-controlled, crossover trial of 18 patients with Fibromyalgia conducted at Harvard Medical School.
 
University of Virginia Medical Center installs noninvasive technologies to monitor haemoglobin blood levels
Patient monitoring equipment : 22 February, 2013
The University of Virginia Medical Center has added new clinical capabilities that allow clinicians to noninvasively and continuously monitor haemoglobin blood levels using Masimo SpHb and respiration rate using Masimo RRa.
 
Retinal prosthesis system becomes the first approved bionic eye in the USA
Ophthalmic equipment : 18 February, 2013
Second Sight Medical Products' Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System receives US market approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat individuals with late stage Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).
 
Tigre deploys ZOLL CPR units to become the first heart safe city in Argentina
Cardiac equipment : 15 February, 2013
The city of Tigre in the Province of Buenos Aires, installs ZOLL AED Plus units in public areas throughout the popular tourist destination, making it the first Heart Safe City in Argentina.
 
Qiagen enters companion diagnostics collaboration agreement with Lilly
Therapeutics : 15 February, 2013
Qiagen enters into a master collaboration agreement with Eli Lilly for the development and commercialization of companion diagnostics for pairing with Lilly investigational and approved medicines across all therapeutic areas.
 
Fresenius Medical Care releases wireless wetness detector to prevent blood loss during home dialysis
Renal and dialysis equipment : 13 February, 2013
Fresenius Medical Care is introducing the WetAlert wireless wetness detector, designed to detect venous needle displacement and prevent blood loss for dialysis patients at home.
 
Hamad's Al-Wakra Hospital in Qatar deploys IV robotic technology from Health Robotics
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 12 February, 2013
Health Robotics reported today its first positive results originating from its 2012 change in distribution channels within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) area, and the exclusive appointment of PharmaTech as the replacement of AHCSC.
 
Tensys Medical agrees distribution deal with Zhejiang Shanshi Medical Device for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
Patient monitoring equipment : 12 February, 2013
Tensys Medical is entering into a commercial agreement with Zhejiang Shanshi Medical Device for distribution of the company's T-Line technology.
 
Fully automatic AED Plus receives 510(k) clearance by US FDA
Cardiac equipment : 11 February, 2013
ZOLL Medical receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market and begin US distribution of the new fully automatic version of the ZOLL AED Plus.
 
ZOLL receives approval in Japan for intravascular temperature management technology
Neuroscience equipment : 08 February, 2013
ZOLL Medical receives Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to enter the Japanese market with the company's Intravascular Temperature Management (IVTM) technology which is the first intravascular temperature management system to receive Shonin approval in Japan.
 
ECA Medical Instruments launches fixed-driver surgical instruments
Orthopaedics equipment : 08 February, 2013
ECA Medical Instruments is introducing new fixed-driver surgical instruments featuring patented Wick Away technology.
 
Derma Sciences starts enrollment in Phase 3 trial for healing diabetic foot ulcers
Wound management : 08 February, 2013
Enrollment of patients is commencing in the first of two Phase 3 clinical trials with Derma Sciences' investigational topical drug candidate DSC127.
 
Post-operative knee brace offers enhanced comfort for patients
Orthopaedics equipment : 07 February, 2013
Breg is introducing four new products that the company claims will advance the orthopaedic practice.
 
Tengion sees clinical progress for Neo-Urinary Conduit Phase 1 trial
Renal and dialysis equipment : 04 February, 2013
Tengion is reporting clinical progress advances for two of the company's lead programmes - the Neo-Urinary Conduit and Neo-Kidney Augment.
 
NeuroMetrix launches a pain management system website
Pain management : 04 February, 2013
NeuroMetrix launches a new website to support the SENSUS Pain Management System.
 
Conventus Orthopaedics receives FDA clearance for less invasive fracture treatment technology
Orthopaedics equipment : 30 January, 2013
Conventus Orthopaedics receives 510(k) clearance to market the Conventus DRS Implant for the treatment of distal radius fractures within the USA.
 
Varian Medical Systems receives 510(k) clearance for brachytherapy treatment planning software
Brachytherapy : 29 January, 2013
Varian Medical Systems receives an FDA 510(k) clearance for the latest version of its Vitesse real time planning for HDR brachytherapy which is used to plan and perform high-dose-rate (HDR), ultrasound-guided brachytherapy treatments for prostate cancer.
 
Royal Free London improves care for diabetes patients with data capture solution
Glucose monitoring equipment : 28 January, 2013
The networking and data management capabilities of Roche Accu-Chek Inform II blood glucose meters connected to cobas IT 1000 are enabling the Point of Care Testing (POCT) and diabetes teams at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust to innovate their approach to governance and patient management.
 
Ophthalmic imaging solution receives 510(k) clearance from the US FDA
Ophthalmic equipment : 25 January, 2013
Welch Allyn receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Welch Allyn iExaminer which is a product that consists of a hardware adapter and associated software that allows healthcare providers to capture, store, send and retrieve images from the Welch Allyn PanOptic Ophthalmoscope using the iPhone 4 or 4S.
 
Study shows decreased incidence of groin SSI with Prevena incision management system
Wound management : 24 January, 2013
Kinetic Concepts confirms that, in a study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the Prevena Incision Management System decreased the incidence of groin surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients after vascular surgery.
 
Transluminal procedure shows positive results for correcting GERD and obesity
Bariatrics : 24 January, 2013
SafeStitch Medical is reporting positive findings in a seven patient preliminary pilot clinical trial using the company's proprietary transluminal devices to restrict gastric acid reflux in three patients and to cause meaningful weight reduction in two obese patients after two years.
 
Reha Technology receives financial boost for healthcare investor HBM BioCapital II
Neuroscience equipment : 22 January, 2013
Reha Technology closES the financing by HBM BioCapital II which is a private equity partnership advised by HBM Partners, Switzerland.
 
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