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Clinical and Nursing Equipment
Mineralized cancellous bone allograft offers dentists bone grafting solutions
Dental equipment and accessories : 16 August, 2012
BioHorizons, a dental implant company, is launching MinerOss Cancellous, a mineralized cancellous bone allograft for periodontal defects, extraction sockets, grafting for implant placement, and ridge and sinus augmentation.
 
Waterproof, dust-proof hearing instrument helps ultra marathon runner tackle gruelling challenge
Patient aids : 15 August, 2012
Hearing loss sufferer Jamie Flanagan, from Edinburgh, Scotland, has prepared himself for the first of five brutal marathons with the help of a unique training aid - a fully waterproof, dust-proof and sweat-proof digital hearing instrument - the Aquaris from Siemens Hearing Instruments.
 
New in vitro study data shows wound dressing with silver kills multidrug-resistant organisms
Wound management : 14 August, 2012
ConvaTec is announcing in vitro study results showing that a wound dressing containing ionic silver is able to kill several strains of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), commonly referred to as 'superbugs'.
 
Aethlon Medical expands access to Hemopurifier therapy for Hepatitis C Virus
Blood management equipment : 13 August, 2012
Aethlon Medical is to establish a treatment programme that will provide HCV-infected individuals with expanded access to Hemopurifier therapy.
 
NCCS clinicians harness MRI to tailor brachytherapy radiation dose to tumour
Brachytherapy : 09 August, 2012
The ability of MRI to create images of the body's soft tissues - and the tumours that arise amid them - is helping physicians at National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) to precisely shape brachytherapy doses to cervical tumours, while at the same time avoiding exposure to critical healthy organs and tissues.
 
GHX enhances My Exchange solution to improve supply chain visibility
Supply chain services : 08 August, 2012
GHX is introducing enhancements to the company's My Exchange solution which will enable healthcare providers to manage their supply chain more effectively.
 
NeuroMetrix gains 510(k) clearance for pain management device
Pain management : 07 August, 2012
NeuroMetrix receives 510(k) clearance for the company's SENSUS Pain Management device from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
 
First vital signs monitors authorized for US wireless deployment
Vital signs monitoring : 07 August, 2012
Welch Allyn receives FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation for the integrated radio in the company's Connex Vital Signs Monitor (Connex VSM) 6500 Series and Connex Integrated Wall System (Connex IWS) 8500 Series, making the Welch Allyn devices the first vital signs monitors authorized for wireless deployment within US federal government healthcare agencies.
 
John Radcliffe Hospital installs paediatric emergency equipment from ParAid Medical
Paediatric equipment and services : 03 August, 2012
 
Highland Instruments receives SBIR Grant for clinical evaluation of non-invasive brain stimulation
Neuroscience equipment : 02 August, 2012
Highland Instruments receives a multi-year SBIR Grant from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH-NINDS) for the clinical evaluation of Highland's ElectroSonic Stimulation (ESStim) technology for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.
 
Covidien receives FDA 510(k) clearance for bedside SpO2 patient monitor
Patient monitoring equipment : 31 July, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants Covidien 510(k) clearance to market the Covidien Nellcor Bedside SpO2 Patient Monitoring System.
 
Germany grants ILUVIEN marketing authorization to treat chronic DME
Ophthalmic equipment : 27 July, 2012
The Federal Ministry of Health of Germany (Bundesministerium fur Gesundheit, BfArM) grants marketing authorization to pSivida's ILUVIEN for the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) considered insufficiently responsive to available therapies.
 
France grants pSivida's ILUVIEN marketing authorization for the treatment of chronic DME
Ophthalmic equipment : 23 July, 2012
The National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products (L'Agence Nationale de Securite du Medicament et des Produits de Sante) grants marketing authorization to pSivida's ILUVIEN for the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) considered insufficiently responsive to available therapies.
 
Give your wound care budget a boost with Comfifast
Wound management : 20 July, 2012
Synergy Health is inviting tissue viability specialists, dermatology nurses and procurement managers to join the tenth anniversary celebrations of its Comfifast wound care brand by making cash release savings of up to 50 percent on tubular bandaging.
 
New Philips patient monitoring platform streamlines central monitoring
Patient monitoring equipment : 19 July, 2012
Philips releases the Philips IntelliVue Information Center iX (PIIC iX), a patient monitoring platform designed to meet the demands of today's complex hospital environment.
 
EKF point of care HbA1c analyser receives CE Mark
Glucose monitoring equipment : 19 July, 2012
EKF Diagnostics Holdings' new Quo-Lab point of care (POC) HbA1c analyser receives the CE Mark which allows the product to be formally launched in European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries.
 
St Jude Medical reveals initial findings from Riata lead evaluation study
Defibrillation leads : 17 July, 2012
St Jude Medical is reporting initial findings from the Riata Lead Evaluation Study.
 
OSI Systems clinches USD2m patient monitoring contract in Texas
Patient monitoring equipment : 16 July, 2012
OSI Systems' Healthcare division, Spacelabs Healthcare, receives an approximate $2 million contract to provide patient monitoring and connectivity solutions to a prominent Texas medical centre.
 
Derma Sciences acquires global exclusive rights to NIMBUS Technology from Quick-Med Technologies
Wound management : 16 July, 2012
Derma Sciences and Quick-Med Technologies, a life sciences company that is developing innovative technologies for the healthcare and consumer markets, sign an agreement whereby Quick-Med Technologies has granted Derma Sciences an exclusive global license to intellectual property related to the novel NIMBUS antimicrobial technology, which is available in BIOGUARD dressings.
 
Health Robotics sees sales growth in sterile compounding automation market
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 13 July, 2012
Health Robotics is reporting 32 new contracts in the second quarter of 2012, continuing its three-year dominance of the global Sterile Compounding Automation market.
 
Systagenix helps Team Sky recover more quickly road rash during Tour de France
Wound management : 13 July, 2012
Special wound dressings made by Tour de France's Team Sky supplier Systagenix are providing an advantage for the team when riders fall off their bikes because the wound management products are helping 'road rash' victims to heal faster and help the team's riders return more quickly to the day to day action.
 
GlySure strengthens IP of new continuous glucose monitoring technology
Glucose monitoring equipment : 12 July, 2012
GlySure, a developer of in-hospital continuous blood glucose monitoring systems, is strengthening the company's intellectual property (IP) portfolio by acquiring ownership of the proprietary reversible fluorescent chemistry at the core of the company's continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems.
 
Cardinal Health launches new outpatient pharmacy services
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 11 July, 2012
Cardinal Health is introducing new services that help hospitals use outpatient pharmacies to address two of the their most significant challenges: how to expand the quality care they provide to patients and how to increase revenue.
 
New ventilator series receives 510(k) clearance
Ventilators : 10 July, 2012
OSI Systems' Healthcare division, Spacelabs Healthcare, receives clearance under Section 510(k) from the US Food and Drug Administration to market the Blease900 Ventilator Series.
 
ParAid equips Birmingham Children's Hospital with medical transportation equipment
Paediatric equipment and services : 09 July, 2012
Birmingham Childrens Hospital is enlisting ParAid Medical to supply bespoke medical transportation equipment which will be frequently used by its new Kids Intensive Care and Decision Support Service (KIDS) throughout hospitals in the West Midlands.
 
Siemens Hearing Instruments implements new sustainable packaging initiative
Patient aids : 06 July, 2012
Siemens Hearing Instruments is redesigning the company's range of NHS packaging, to support the NHS Supply Chain's commitment to sustainability.
 
Health Robotics point to benefits of batch sterile compounding centres
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 04 July, 2012
Health Robotics announces that offsite Batch Sterile Compounding Centres are quickly becoming a trend in USA's hospital pharmacies' attempt to lower the IVs price premiums they are currently incurring with companies such as Pharmedium and Ameridose for custom IV manufacturing, and Baxter, Hospira and B Braun for Pre-Mix/Frozen solutions.
 
New trial compares TIF procedure to PPI therapy to treat GERD
Therapeutics : 29 June, 2012
EndoGastric Solutions (EGS) is beginning the start of the TIF versus Medical Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Management of Refractory GERD Symptoms (TEMPO) trial.
 
OSI Systems wins USD3m of patient monitoring orders
Patient monitoring equipment : 28 June, 2012
OSI Systems' Healthcare division, Spacelabs Healthcare, receives orders for approximately $3 million from two hospitals in the Southeast region to provide patient monitoring systems, including Spacelab's, state of the art, XPREZZON patient monitor.
 
CTCA buys seventh hyperthermia system from BSD Medical
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 28 June, 2012
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical Center purchase a BSD-500 Hyperthermia System (BSD-500).
 
Skin barriers help to prevent peristomal skin issues in ostomy patients
Wound management : 18 June, 2012
ConvaTec is reporting observational study results showing that use of ConvaTec Moldable Technology Skin Barriers helped to maintain skin integrity and improve peristomal skin issues in stoma patients.
 
KCI receives 510(k) for VAC Therapy to manage closed surgical incisions
Wound management : 18 June, 2012
Kinetic Concepts receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market its proprietary Vacuum Assisted Closure, or VAC Therapy System, for the management of closed surgical incisions.
 
OSI Systems unveils new telemetry transmitter
Patient monitoring equipment : 15 June, 2012
OSI Systems' Healthcare division, Spacelabs Healthcare, receives clearance under Section 510(k) from the US Food and Drug Administration to market the AriaTele telemetry transmitter.
 
Sorin and Orange Business Services launches CRM remote monitor
Patient monitoring equipment : 15 June, 2012
Sorin Group and Orange Business Services, a leading global communications solutions integrator, are launching SMARTVIEW, a remote monitoring solution for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management(CRM) devices in several countries in Europe.
 
Study equates ultra-widefield imaging technique to the ETDRS protocol
Ophthalmic equipment : 15 June, 2012
Optos reports the results of a clinical validation study comparing Optos ultra-widefield imaging to Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) protocol fundus photography, the gold standard for assessing severity of diabetic retinopathy.
 
Sorin starts enrollment in the dream clinical study
Patient monitoring equipment : 14 June, 2012
Sorin Group is reporting the first patient enrolment in the DREAM clinical trial which is a study is to evaluate sensitivity and positive predictive value of Sleep Apnea Monitoring (SAM) in pacemaker patients, compared to polysomnography, the gold standard test to diagnose sleep apnea disorders.
 
Avedro receives CE Mark for newest riboflavin formulations
Ophthalmic equipment : 14 June, 2012
Avedro is expanding the company's portfolio of proprietary riboflavin formulations for corneal collagen cross-linking.
 
Systagenix acquires O2 Insights
Wound management : 13 June, 2012
Systagenix completes the acquisition of the assets of O2 Insights which now adds a third marker to the company's wound diagnostics pipeline.
 
Foam dressing combines soft absorbent foam pad with AQUACEL interface
Wound management : 12 June, 2012
ConvaTec is introducing the AQUACEL foam dressing, which is the first dressing to combine a soft absorbent foam pad with the healing benefits of the company's proprietary AQUACEL interface for use in the management of wounds.
 
Portugal grants ILUVIEN marketing authorization for chronic DME treatment
Therapeutics : 07 June, 2012
The National Authority of Medicines and Health Products (Autoridade Nacional do Medicamento e Produtos de Saude, Infarmed) is granting marketing authorization to pSivida's ILUVIEN for the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) considered insufficiently responsive to available therapies.
 
CareFusion signs deal to resell Codonics Operating Room technology
Gas and anaesthesia equipment : 07 June, 2012
CareFusion signs an agreement with Codonics, a global leader in image documentation and medication safety systems, to resell the Codonics Safe Label System SLS 500i with the Pyxis Anesthesia System 3500, enhancing CareFusion's leading system for simplifying and improving the availability, storage and documentation of OR medications.
 
Simbionix launches lower limb training module for endovascular simulator
Medical simulators : 06 June, 2012
Simbionix USA is increasing the company's library of training opportunities on the ANGIO Mentor with a new Below-The-Knee (BTK) module.
 
ConvaTec launches new wound dressing in Europe
Wound management : 04 June, 2012
ConvaTec is introducing AQUACEL EXTRA wound dressing with strengthening fibre in certain countries in Europe.
 
ParAid supplies US Air Ambulance service with onboard child restraints
Emergency and ambulance equipment : 30 May, 2012
American air ambulance service, Air Life, which provides emergency transport of critically-ill children in eight states selects UK ParAid Medical manufacturer to supply the company's onboard child restraints.
 
Health Robotics upgrades service in Saudi Arabia with HAT
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 29 May, 2012
Health Robotics unveils a new marketing and service channel for the company's world-leading ivSTATION ONCO, ivSOFT, and ivSTATION products with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-based market leader Hospital Automation Technology (HAT).
 
Eisai receives positive CHMP opinion for Fycompa for partial onset epilepsy
Therapeutics : 29 May, 2012
The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion for the use of Eisai's Fycompa (perampanel) as an adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures, with or without secondarily generalised seizures, in patients with epilepsy aged 12 years and older.
 
Karolinska University Hospital partners GE Healthcare to advance cell therapy
Therapeutics : 24 May, 2012
Karolinska University Hospital Sweden and GE Healthcare Life Sciences are entering into a joint research collaboration to drive advances in technologies and workflows for use in the rapidly emerging field of cell therapy.
 
Point of care wound diagnostic test reveals study evidence
Wound management : 24 May, 2012
Systagenix is presenting new evidence at which confirms the importance of a new test in routine clinical practice to determine EPA in chronic wounds.
 
GHX launches business intelligence application to monitor supply chain performance
Supply chain services : 23 May, 2012
GHX adds a new business intelligence application to its portfolio of products aimed at cutting healthcare costs by simplifying supply chain operations through automation.
 
Siemens Hearing Instruments launches customised CIC hearing device
Patient aids : 22 May, 2012
Siemens Hearing Instruments is launching the new Eclipse hearing device, which is company's latest solution for those hard of hearing.
 
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