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Clinical and Nursing Equipment
McKesson plans purchase of PSS World Medical
Supply chain services : 29 October, 2012
McKesson signs a definitive agreement with PSS World Medical which will see McKesson acquire all outstanding shares of PSS World Medical for $29.00 per share in cash.
 
Amniotic membrane provides wound covering for spinal and orthopaedic application
Wound management : 26 October, 2012
Orthofix International is introducing VersaShield, a naturally physiologic wound covering for use in both spinal and orthopaedic applications.
 
ZOLL creat new Japanese subsidiary to drive growth in resuscitation and critical care
Cardiac equipment : 26 October, 2012
ZOLL Medical, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions and a wholly owned US subsidiary of Asahi Kasei, plans to establish Asahi Kasei ZOLL Medical (AZM) as the organization's Japanese subsidiary.
 
Study shows threefold increase in tumour destruction with hyperthermia device for advanced rectal cancer patients
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 25 October, 2012
BSD Medical is publishing study results that demonstrate improved rates of complete pathological tumour response (no evidence of viable tumour in primary tumour and lymph nodes) in advanced rectal cancer patients from the addition of hyperthermia, delivered using the BSD-2000 Hyperthermia System.
 
New evidence shows EndoBarrier Therapy influences key hormones for blood sugar control
Therapeutics : 24 October, 2012
GI Dynamics reveals data presented during the 20th United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW), which adds to the growing body of clinical and preclinical evidence of the influence EndoBarrier Therapy may have on key intestinal hormones that control appetite and glucose metabolism.
 
Sorbent-based regeneration technology offers haemodialysis benefits
Renal and dialysis equipment : 23 October, 2012
AWAK Technologies is extending the company's innovative sorbent technology platform to be used in haemodialysis systems.
 
Haemonetics rolls out blood inventory solution to 51 hospitals across Ireland
Blood transfusion equipment : 22 October, 2012
Haemonetics' Irish distributor, Accu-Science Ireland, is entering into a definitive agreement with the Health Service Executive (HSE), the organization that oversees all public health services in Ireland, to equip all hospitals with the BloodTrack suite of remote blood inventory and bedside transfusion management software.
 
Nexersys launches new children mode in exercise system platform release
Rehabilitation services : 16 October, 2012
Nexersys is introducing a new software release of a next generation exercise system which features a new children's mode, allowing kids to get into fitness and compete with one another in multi-player competition rounds.
 
New monitor provides continuous minute ventilation data in non-ventilated patients gains 510(k) clearance
Ventilators : 15 October, 2012
Respiratory Motion receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company's ExSpiron respiratory monitoring system, the first to provide continuous, noninvasive Minute Ventilation data in non-ventilated patients.
 
Covidien receives FDA 510(k) clearance and CE Mark for bedside respiratory patient monitor
Patient monitoring equipment : 08 October, 2012
Covidien receives US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance and European Economic Area (EEA) CE Mark approval for the Covidien Nellcor Bedside Respiratory Patient Monitoring system.
 
Spacelabs Healthcare unveils the Art of Monitoring portfolio
Patient monitoring equipment : 08 October, 2012
Spacelabs Healthcare's new line of patient monitoring and connectivity solutions, which includes the AriaTele transmitter, qube and XPREZZON patient monitors, and ICS XPREZZ mobile app for iPad, will be featured at the American Nurses Credentialing Center's annual meeting being held October 10-12, 2012 in Los Angeles, USA.
 
CEGA Air Ambulance deployss Physio-Control mmergency medical response technology
Emergency and ambulance equipment : 08 October, 2012
CEGA Air Ambulance (CEGA), a leading international emergency assistance provider, selects Physio-Control's LIFEPAK 15 monitor/defibrillator for use aboard its fixed wing air ambulance fleet. CEGA selected the 15 for its advanced monitoring parameters, clinical capabilities and ease-of-use during critical care transfers.
 
Ophthalmic imaging device integrates advanced eye exam technology with iPhone
Ophthalmic equipment : 04 October, 2012
Welch Allyn is utilising advanced ophthalmology technology already in the hands of physicians to create 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.
 
GenVec works with Naval Medical Research Center to advance malaria programme
Therapeutics : 04 October, 2012
GenVec signs an agreement worth approximately $3.5 million with the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) to support malaria vaccine development.
 
Peripheral nerve stimulation study shows benefit for chronic migraine patients
Neuroscience equipment : 04 October, 2012
St Jude Medical is announcing publication of results from the first large-scale study of peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) of the occipital nerves in patients suffering from chronic migraine.
 
Avery Dennison gains 510(k) clearance of new CHG transparent film dressing
Wound management : 03 October, 2012
Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, a business unit of Avery Dennison receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) transparent film dressing, known as BeneHold CHG Transparent Film Dressing.
 
Europlasma becomes first customer in Austria for Mirasol system for use with platelets
Blood management equipment : 03 October, 2012
Europlasma is the first blood centre in Austria to receive authorization from AGES, the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, to use Terumo BCT's Mirasol Pathogen Reduction Technology System with platelets.
 
Micronics launches card to determine individual blood types
Blood management equipment : 03 October, 2012
Micronics is launching a single-use, disposable blood typing device that makes it possible to quickly determine a person's blood type and Rh status from a fingerstick of blood.
 
Boston Scientific launches new deep brain stimulation system in Europe
Neuroscience equipment : 02 October, 2012
Boston Scientific receives CE Mark approval for use of the company's Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
 
MindChild Medical receives 510(k) for non-invasive fetal heart rate monitor
Patient monitoring equipment : 28 September, 2012
MindChild Medical receives clearance for its Pre-Marketing Notification (510(k)) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its MERIDIAN non-invasive fetal heart monitor.
 
Ziehm Imaging to beign offering OR tables from Stille
Operating tables : 27 September, 2012
Ziehm Imaging is offering OR tables from the Swedish manufacturer Stille to complement its Ziehm Vision RFD Hybrid Edition.
 
Cyberonics becomes new investor in Cerbomed
Neuroscience equipment : 24 September, 2012
Medical device company cerbomed from Erlangen, Germany, is welcoming Cyberonics as new investor and minority shareholder, with an initial investment of Euros 2 million.
 
Medical grade honey reduces hospital stays for head and neck cancer patients
Wound management : 21 September, 2012
Derma Sciences is reporting an independent pilot study conducted in the UK that shows MEDIHONEY may reduce the length of hospital stays by encouraging more rapid healing.
 
Smallest rechargeable device to treat chronic migraine receives CE Mark approval
Neuroscience equipment : 21 September, 2012
St Jude Medical receives European CE Mark approval of the company's Eon family of neurostimulators for patients with intractable chronic migraine.
 
New negative pressure wound therapy device receives PDAC approval
Wound management : 19 September, 2012
Devon Medical Products receives approval from the Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding (PDAC) contractor for the company's extriCARE 2400 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) pump and associated bandages and disposable canister.
 
Maquet installs new hybrid operating room at corporate training centre
Operating tables : 17 September, 2012
A combination of the Magnus OR table system from Maquet and the Artis zeego angiography system from Siemens Healthcare will provide hospitals with interdisciplinary, flexible use of the hybrid OR enabling optimal patient care.
 
ConvaTec launches new wound dressing in the USA
Wound management : 17 September, 2012
ConvaTec is introducing the AQUACEL Ag EXTRA wound dressing in the USA, incorporating the market-leading and proprietary Hydrofiber Technology.
 
New dressing aims to transform burn management in Europe
Wound management : 14 September, 2012
ConvaTec is introducing to Europe the latest products in the company's most recognized family of wound dressings which are AQUACEL BURN and the antimicrobial AQUACEL Ag BURN dressings.
 
Quintiles and Sinclair IS Pharma sign ten year Mexican partnership deal
Therapeutics : 14 September, 2012
Quintiles signs Sinclair IS Pharma a 10-year collaboration and licensing agreement for Quintiles (Rowfarma Mexico) to commercialize Sinclair’s portfolio of dermo-cosmetic products and medical devices in Mexico.
 
KCI expands Brazilian operations
Wound management : 13 September, 2012
Kinetic Concepts is expanding existing operations in Brazil with an expansion that will enable KCI to deliver its therapies to more patients and help improve patient outcomes through the provision of specialist wound management training in VAC Therapy.
 
Derma Sciences launches hydrogel colloidal sheet to treat dry wounds in the USA
Wound management : 10 September, 2012
Derma Sciences is launching MEDIHONEY HCS (Hydrogel Colloidal Sheet) in the USA.
 
NeuroSigma receives CE Mark for non-invasive treatment for epilepsy and depression
Neuroscience equipment : 07 September, 2012
NeuroSigma receives CE Certification for the company's external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) system, called the Monarch, for the adjunctive treatment of epilepsy and major depressive disorder, for adults and children nine years and older.
 
Quotient and Pulmatrix completes COPD proof-of-concept clinical programme
Therapeutics : 05 September, 2012
Quotient Clinical and Pulmatrix, a clinical stage biotechnology company creating novel inhaled therapeutics, complete an early clinical programme to achieve proof-of-concept data in COPD patients for PUR118, Pulmatrix's lead iCALM (inhaled dry powder cationic airway lining modulator) therapeutic.
 
New Whipps Cross Accident and Emergency Centre selects Welch Allyn patient monitors
Patient monitoring equipment : 05 September, 2012
Welch Allyn secures a contract to supply the company's 1500 Patient Monitors to the new Whipps Cross Accident and Emergency Centre.
 
New microclimate solution helps to prevent and treat pressure ulcers in obese patients
Wound management : 05 September, 2012
Kinetic Concepts is launching the Skin IQ 1000 Microclimate Manager (MCM) in the USA by the company's Therapeutic Support Systems (TSS) business.
 
Antimicrobial haemostatic IV dressing receives additional FDA clearance
Wound management : 05 September, 2012
HemCon Medical Technologies receives an additional US regulatory clearance for the antimicrobial haemostatic IV dressing GuardIVa, that is part of the company's European subsidiary product portfolio.
 
Owens & Minor acquires Movianto Group
Supply chain services : 04 September, 2012
Owens and Minor completes the acquisition of the majority of the Movianto Group, a leading European healthcare third-party logistics (3PL) business, from Celesio, for approximately euros 130 million.
 
Ansell enters global multi-year purchasing agreement with Ramsay Health Care
Gloves : 04 September, 2012
Ansell enters into a multi-year purchasing agreement with Ramsay Health Care, one of the largest private hospital groups in Australia.
 
Intensive care unit highlights clot protection benefits of blood gas testing system
Blood management equipment : 31 August, 2012
The clot protection capabilities of the Roche cobas b 123 POC system are being highlighted by an evaluation undertaken in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Stepping Hill Hospital (Stockport NHS Foundation Trust).
 
Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation device offers pain relief benefits
Pain management : 28 August, 2012
The medical device company cerbomed from Erlangen, Germany receives the CE mark for the application of transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (t-VNS) in pain relief therapy.
 
BSD Medical gains marketing approval in Russian Federation for hyperthermia systems
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 24 August, 2012
BSD Medical obtains approval to market the company's hyperthermia systems in the Russian Federation.
 
Aethlon Medical renews DARPA dialysis-like therapeutics contract
Renal and dialysis equipment : 23 August, 2012
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is exercising an option agreement to proceed with year-two of a five-year $6.8 million contract that was awarded to Aethlon Medical on September 30, 2011 under DARPA's Dialysis-Like Therapeutics (DLT) programme.
 
Systagenix launches new wound care solutions in Brazil
Wound management : 23 August, 2012
Systagenix Brazil is launching two new advanced wound care products, Silvercel Non-Adherent and Adaptic Digit.
 
Covalon receives FDA clearance for antimicrobial silicone wound dressing
Wound management : 23 August, 2012
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives clearance of Covalon Technologies' SurgiClear antimicrobial silicone adhesive film dressing designed to cover and protect wound sites and wound closure devices, as well as secure other primary dressings to a patient's skin.
 
US FDA allows InSightec to begin Phase I clinical trial for ExAblate Neuro system
Neuroscience equipment : 22 August, 2012
InSightec receives approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a Phase I clinical trial evaluating the use of its ExAblate Neuro system for the treatment of patients with tremor dominant Parkinson's Disease.
 
New ergonomic handpiece offers improved intraoral access
Dental equipment and accessories : 21 August, 2012
Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO) is introducing the new CEREC Omnicam which is a design that features a new, ergonomic handpiece and special optics to guarantee un-surpassed intraoral access.
 
Zephyr introduces new physiological monitoring systems
Patient monitoring equipment : 21 August, 2012
Zephyr Technology develops a powerful new monitoring system for the mHealth market following a new round of investment in the company by 3M New Ventures, Motorola, Alsop Louie Partners and iGlobe partners.
 
K2M to partner Cadwell Laboratories to offer neuromonitoring solution
Neuroscience equipment : 20 August, 2012
K2M is partnering with Cadwell Laboratories, a leading manufacturer and marketer of diagnostic and monitoring products for neurophysiology, to provide a neuromonitoring solution for the company's RAVINE Lateral Access System.
 
OSI Systems receives 510(k) clearance for new capnography module
Patient monitoring equipment : 17 August, 2012
OSI Systems' Healthcare division, Spacelabs Healthcare receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Capnography Pod - a compact, sidestream gas analyser compatible with the company's new qube patient monitor.
 
Study finds an automated electronic monitor that acquires vital signs can help save lives
Vital signs monitoring : 16 August, 2012
The Philips IntelliVue MP5SC vital signs monitor helps capture results for a global multi-centre study focused on identifying deteriorating patients in general hospital wards and improving their outcomes.
 
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