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New Siemens hearing system improves speech comprehension and balance sound
Patient aids : 18 May, 2012
Siemens Hearing Instruments launches the company's latest generation of BestSound technology, XCEL.
OSI Systems receives multi million patient monitoring contract
Patient monitoring equipment : 17 May, 2012
OSI Systems' Healthcare division, Spacelabs Healthcare, receives an approximate $4.5 million contract to provide patient monitoring and connectivity solutions to a leading medical centre based in Houston, Texas, USA.
Health Robotics' expands into the Gulf Cooperation Council Area with PharmaTech
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 17 May, 2012
Health Robotics unveils a new marketing and service channel for its world-leading ivSTATION ONCO, ivSOFT, and ivSTATION products with United Arab Emirates-based PharmaTech.
First European patients begin treatment with Xoft radiation therapy system
Brachytherapy : 14 May, 2012
iCAD reports that the first European patients have been treated with the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System.
Audiology specialists partner with NHS to embrace AQP initiative
Patient aids : 14 May, 2012
Siemens Hearing Instruments rolls out assistance to boost patient referrals and achieve smarter working at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Systagenix trains 1,000 clinicians globally trained in diagnostic wound test
Wound management : 14 May, 2012
Systagenix announces that more than 1,000 clinicians from more than 400 sites across Europe, the Middle East and South Africa have now been trained in the four months since the launch of WOUNDCHEK Protease Status, the world's first point of care test for Elevated Protease Activity (EPA) in chronic wounds.
Simbionix provides LAP Mentor customers a Bariatric Curriculum for no cost
Medical simulators : 11 May, 2012
Simbionix USA is to provide LAP Mentor customers with a new simulation-based Bariatric Curriculum, developed by educators with years of experience in using medical simulation.
First blood glucose system in North America offers mealtime insulin calculator
Glucose monitoring equipment : 10 May, 2012
Abbott's new FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System is now available in diabetes centres and select pharmacies across Canada.
Epidural infusion sets incorporate epidural safety connector
Gas and anaesthesia equipment : 10 May, 2012
CME Medical is partnering with InterVene to meet the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) guidelines for safer neuraxial devices by adopting the Surety non-Luer connector.
First patient in Asia regains useful sight with Retina Implant microchip
Ophthalmic equipment : 08 May, 2012
Retina Implant's first patient in China that was implanted with the company's microchip on February 13, 2012 at the University of Hong Kong Eye Institute regains useful sight.
Breastlink Medical Group offers iCAD's Xoft radiation therapy solution
Brachytherapy : 08 May, 2012
iCAD and Breastlink Medical Group in Southern California, USA, is signing an agreement that will make the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System available to breast cancer patients treated at Breastlink.
Covidien signs five-year global collaboration deal with GE Healthcare
Patient monitoring equipment : 08 May, 2012
Covidien agrees a five-year, global collaboration with GE Healthcare to incorporate Covidien measurement technologies into GE Healthcare patient monitors.
First blind UK patients receive subretinal implants from Retina Implant
Ophthalmic equipment : 07 May, 2012
Retina Implant, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), reveals the first UK patients participating in the company's multi-centre trial have been successfully implanted.
Covidien finalises acquisition of Newport Medical Instruments
Ventilators : 03 May, 2012
Covidien completes the acquisition of Newport Medical Instruments for an aggregate consideration of approximately $108 million, net of cash and short-term investments acquired.
GHX expands healthcare supply chain exchange capabilities
Supply chain services : 01 May, 2012
GHX is enhancing the company's healthcare supply chain infrastructure, the GHX Exchange, with new capabilities that will be introduced throughout the year.
Texas Children's Hospital implements Omnicell G4 medication platform
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 27 April, 2012
Texas Children's Hospital is implementing the Omnicell G4 platform in the hospital's newly opened 15-story landmark hospital, Texas Children's Pavilion for Women.
Smiths Medical releases innovative solution to improve pain management control
Pain management : 25 April, 2012
Smiths Medical is launching the CADD-Solis pain management system version 3.0 with Programmed Intermittent Bolus (PIB) delivery in countries outside the United States.
New NeuroMetrix pain therapy device files for 510(k) clearance
Pain management : 23 April, 2012
NeuroMetrix files a premarket notification, or 510(k), with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SENSUS Pain Therapy device.
Sotera Wireless receives FDA clearance for ViSi Mobile system
Patient monitoring equipment : 23 April, 2012
Sotera Wireless receives 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ViSi Mobile System, a new continuous vital signs monitoring system for use in hospitals.
Derma Sciences completes acquisition of MedEfficiency
Wound management : 20 April, 2012
Derma Sciences completes the acquisition of MedEfficiency which is the manufacturer of the TCC-EZ Total Contact Cast system.
Stoddard Cancer Center invests in a BSD-500 hyperthermia system
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 18 April, 2012
The John Stoddard Cancer Center (Stoddard Cancer Center) at Iowa Methodist Medical Center purchases a BSD-500 Hyperthermia System from BSD Medical.
Queen Victoria Hospital deploys Diversionary Therapy machine
Paediatric equipment and services : 16 April, 2012
Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, England, has procured Diversionary Therapy Technologies' (DTT) groundbreaking ditto device which utilises diversionary therapy to reduce children's anxiety prior to and during otherwise painful, sometimes traumatic procedures.
OSI Systems wins multi-million dollar patient monitoring deal in Idaho
Patient monitoring equipment : 12 April, 2012
OSI Systems' Healthcare division, Spacelabs Healthcare, receives an approximate $2.3 million contract from an Idaho health system.
Spacelabs Healthcare unveils patient-friendly monitor
Patient monitoring equipment : 11 April, 2012
After receiving clearance under Section 510(k) from the US Food and Drug Administration, Spacelabs Healthcare is adding the qube patient monitor to its Art of Monitoring portfolio.
New wound therapy system becomes one of the smallest
Wound management : 11 April, 2012
Devon Medical Products receives Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market its extriCARE 2400 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system.
Mindray signs anaesthesia equipment deal with HealthTrust Purchasing
Gas and anaesthesia equipment : 09 April, 2012
HealthTrust Purchasing Group, a provider of anaesthesia equipment and supplies for members in 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities, as well as 10,600 ambulatory surgery centres, physician practices and alternate care sites selects Mindray Medical International to provide anaesthesia equipment and supplies.
New plasmapherisis system supports two-way data communication
Blood management equipment : 06 April, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration clears for marketing a new source plasma collection system developed by Fenwal.
Maxima Medical Center creates new mother and child care concept
Patient monitoring equipment : 05 April, 2012
Maxima Medical Center (Veldhoven, The Netherlands) and Philips confirm that a major milestone has been reached in the realization of a new mother and child care concept.
New protocol expands therapeutics for cell separation system
Blood management equipment : 04 April, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration clears Fenwal to market a therapeutic plasma exchange protocol for the company's Amicus separator.
BSD Medical renews Chinese distribution deal with Dalian Orientech
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 04 April, 2012
BSD Medical is renewing its exclusive agreement with Dalian Orientech for the sale and distribution of BSD's hyperthermia systems in China.
Spacelabs launches high-performance anaesthesia delivery system
Gas and anaesthesia equipment : 04 April, 2012
Spacelabs Healthcare receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market Arkon, a high-performance anaesthesia delivery system designed from the anaesthesiologist's perspective.
Cardium introduces collagen-based topical gel to the US market
Wound management : 02 April, 2012
Cardium Therapeutics is introducing to the US market the company's Excellagen professional-use, syringe-based wound care product for the management of diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and other dermal wounds.
Lantos Technologies unveils world’s first 3D direct ear scanner
Patient aids : 30 March, 2012
Lantos Technologies is launching the company's 3D digital scanner for fast and painless measurement of the ear canal.
I-Flow expands pain management portfolio
Pain management : 29 March, 2012
I-Flow, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care company, is introducing a new suite of ON-Q T-bloc kits and trays, including needles, catheters and other pain management accessories for use in regional nerve block procedures.
Anaesthesia delivery workstation receives 510(k) clearance
Gas and anaesthesia equipment : 28 March, 2012
OSI Systems' Healthcare division, Spacelabs Healthcare, receives clearance under Section 510(k) from the US Food and Drug Administration to market the Arkon high-performance anaesthesia delivery system.
New ZOLL monitor/defibrillator granted 510(k) clearance
Cardiac equipment : 26 March, 2012
ZOLL Medical receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market and begin US distribution of the new ZOLL X Series Monitor/Defibrillator.
Covidien plans to acquire Newport Medical Instruments
Ventilators : 26 March, 2012
Covidien prepares a definitive agreement to acquire Newport Medical Instruments.
Optical fluorescence sensor shows continuous glucose monitoring benefits
Glucose monitoring equipment : 23 March, 2012
GlySure, a developer of in-hospital continuous blood glucose monitoring systems, is revealing that clinical trial data shows that an optical fluorescence sensor can successfully measure blood glucose levels with a high degree of accuracy across a wide range of intensive care patients throughout their length of stay in the ICU.
CareFusion agrees new distribution deal with InterMetro Industries
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 20 March, 2012
CareFusion completes a new agreement outside the USA with InterMetro Industries to distribute the Metro brand of medication and supply management carts, including the popular 1760Rx Hybrid Medication Workstation and FlexLine Procedure cart.
First patient enrolls in study for DBS in patients with refractory epilepsy
Neuroscience equipment : 20 March, 2012
A patient from Kempenhaeghe-Heeze in The Netherlands is the first patient to be enrolled into the MORE (MedtrOnic Registry for Epilepsy) Registry which is designed to look at the long-term efficacy, quality of life impact and safety of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with refractory epilepsy.
Medtronic DBS therapy receives Health Canada license
Neuroscience equipment : 19 March, 2012
Medtronic receives from Health Canada a license for Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for refractory epilepsy patients.
Study focuses on FCH to control bleeding during aortic aneurysm surgery
Blood transfusion equipment : 19 March, 2012
CSL Behring reveals that the first patient has been treated as part of the REPLACE Phase III clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of fibrinogen concentrate (Human) (FCH) in controlling microvascular bleeding during aortic aneurysm surgery.
Diabetes management software offers advanced decision support
Glucose monitoring equipment : 16 March, 2012
Medtronic is launching the company's CareLink Pro 3 Therapy Management Software, the first software program to offer advanced decision support to healthcare professionals managing diabetes.
First patient enrolled into European registry for DBS study
Neuroscience equipment : 14 March, 2012
A patient from Kempenhaeghe-Heeze (The Netherlands) is the first patient to be enrolled into the MORE (MedtrOnic Registry for Epilepsy) Registry which is designed to look at the long-term efficacy, quality of life impact and safety of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with refractory epilepsy.
Boston Scientific renews deal with Lumenis for urologic lasers
Urology treatment equipment : 09 March, 2012
Boston Scientific and Lumenis, the market leader in holmium laser technology, sign a five-year contract extending the existing commercial agreement between the two companies and promoting continued investments in laser and fibre product development for urologic applications.
Abbott blood glucose monitor receives FDA clearance
Glucose monitoring equipment : 09 March, 2012
Abbott receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System, the first from Abbott to include a touch-screen interface, automated logbook and several personalization features designed to improve the diabetes management experience for patients.
KCI clinches single source contract with Novation for NPWT products
Wound management : 05 March, 2012
Kinetic Concepts receives a three-year, single-source contract for KCI's Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) products from Novation, one of the health care industry's largest supply contracting companies.
Study reveals patient demand for vein illumination
Blood management equipment : 05 March, 2012
AccuVein is reporting the findings of the company's study on the impact that vein illumination has on patient preference and overall satisfaction.
Docobo adds wound management into community system
Wound management : 02 March, 2012
Docobo is introducing a wound management capability within its ComCare Community system as a separate capability in response to interest from community and homecare providers.
CEGA Air Ambulance upgrades blood glucose monitoring system
Glucose monitoring equipment : 01 March, 2012
Ensuring accurate and reliable results across a wide range of glucose levels, these easy to use blood glucose test strips provide the performance criteria necessary for monitoring critically ill patients prior to, during and after emergency flight transfers.
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