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GHX Global Network drives out US healthcare costs
Supply chain services : 01 March, 2012
The GHX community of US healthcare provider organizations and the medical-surgical suppliers with which they do business are driving more than $811 million out of the cost of healthcare in 2011 through supply chain automation and optimization.
 
New Siemens hearing instrument joins NHS Supply Chain
Patient aids : 29 February, 2012
Siemens Hearing Instruments has upgraded the company's IMPACT range of hearing solutions and they have been placed onto the NHS Supply Chain's National Framework agreement.
 
First patient screened in recombinant single-chain factor VIII study
Therapeutics : 28 February, 2012
CSL Behring is reporting the first patient has been screened in its recombinant coagulation single-chain factor VIII (rFVIII) trial, part of the AFFINITY clinical trial programme.
 
Barco expands reach into the US dental practice market
Dental equipment and accessories : 27 February, 2012
Medical imaging pioneer Barco is expanding its reach into the dental practice market via a new partnership with Benco Dental, the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the USA.
 
Rigel makes light work of vital signs testing kits
Vital signs monitoring : 22 February, 2012
The new Rigel Medical Med-eKit Lite is releasing a comprehensive vital signs testing kit in one easy-to-carry and convenient solution.
 
Greatbatch acquires NeuroNexus Technologies
Neuroscience equipment : 21 February, 2012
Greatbatch acquires NeuroNexus Technologies for approximately $12 million in cash, including the assumption of debt and future considerations.
 
Digital brachytherapy afterloader receives Shonin approval in Japan
Brachytherapy : 17 February, 2012
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) granted Shonin approval to market Nucletron's microSelectron Digital (HDR-V3) afterloader in Japan.
 
Velomedix gains approval to evaluate rapid therapeutic hypothermia
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 16 February, 2012
Velomedix receives Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to evaluate the use of rapid therapeutic hypothermia for the treatment of patients suffering an acute myocardial infarction (AMI or heart attack).
 
Two clinical studies evaluate new renal denervation system
Renal and dialysis equipment : 15 February, 2012
Medtronic is starting two clinical initiatives evaluating the broader, real-world clinical use of the company's Symplicity renal denervation system across multiple conditions.
 
CESAR partners Saladax on 5-FU dosing for colorectal cancer
Therapeutics : 15 February, 2012
Saladax Biomedical is collaborating with the Central European Society for Anticancer Drug Research (CESAR) in a single arm study of metastatic colorectal cancer patients treated with the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and whose dose will be optimised based upon actual 5-FU blood levels.
 
Survey shows demand for new pre-filled drug delivery platform
Drug delivery technologies : 15 February, 2012
MedPro Safety Products reveals the results of a survey of 497 pharmacy professionals conducted at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Mid-Year Clinical Meeting in December 2011.
 
New wound dressing with strengthening fibre is launched in USA
Wound management : 15 February, 2012
ConvaTec is introducing the company's AQUACEL EXTRA wound dressing with strengthening fibre in the USA.
 
New wound dressing focuses on partial thickness burns
Wound management : 13 February, 2012
ConvaTec is introducing the AQUACEL Ag BURN dressing, which is a new wound dressing for the management of partial thickness burns (PTBs) and donor sites.
 
Orthofix launches new orthopaedic external fixation system
Orthopaedics equipment : 10 February, 2012
Orthofix International is launching Galaxy Fixation which is new external fixation system is designed for use in temporary and definitive, complex orthopaedic trauma applications, where rapid stabilization and fixation is essential.
 
Rechargeable SCS device to treat chronic pain targets Europe
Pain management : 07 February, 2012
Boston Scientific receives CE Mark approval of the Infinion 16 Percutaneous Lead for its Precision Plus Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System, the first rechargeable SCS device for chronic pain management.
 
Innovative hearing instrument clinches Best of CES award
Patient aids : 31 January, 2012
The miniTek wireless remote streamer for hearing instruments from Siemens Hearing Instruments has recently won 'Best of CES' and 'Fan Favourite' Awards in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Awards.
 
Temptime partners Numedis to develop corneal preservation systems
Freeze indicator devices : 30 January, 2012
Temptime, a leader in time-temperature indicators, is collaborating with Numedis, the developers and manufacturers of advanced, high-performance corneal preservation systems, to combine technologies that will maintain the integrity of human corneas throughout the cold chain, and ultimately aim to improve transplant outcomes for patients.
 
Cook Medical renews urology deal with Premier Healthcare Alliance
Urology treatment equipment : 25 January, 2012
Hospitals around the USA are going to receive three more years of access to a specialty urology agreement with an extensive line of specialty urology products at special pricing after Cook Medical and the Premier healthcare alliance renewed their contract to provide Cook's urology products to more than 2,500 hospitals.
 
Medtronic gains 510(k) clearance for sheathed bipolar sealer
Wound management : 25 January, 2012
Medtronic receives 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Aquamantys SBS 5.0 Sheathed Bipolar Sealer, a new addition to the spine portfolio of the company's Advanced Energy business.
 
BrainStorm reports clinical safety data for NurOwn treatment
Therapeutics : 19 January, 2012
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics reports that the data from the initial patients in its ALS Phase I/II human clinical trial treated with its NurOwn technology did not present any significant side effects and that the NurOwn treatment has so far proven to be safe.
 
Tuebingen UMS installs BSD-2000/3D/MR hyperthermia system
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 18 January, 2012
The Tuebingen University Medical School (Tuebingen UMS) in Germany is completing the installation and acceptance of a BSD-2000/3D/MR Hyperthermia System which was purchased in June 2011 by BSD's European distributor, Dr Sennewald Medizintechnik, Munich, Germany, and subsequently sold to Tuebingen UMS.
 
GE Selects Bionime launches innovative diabetes solutions
Glucose monitoring equipment : 18 January, 2012
GE is entering into a new worldwide licensing agreement with Bionime, a global leader in biotechnology medical testing, to provide new GE-branded solutions for the diabetes market.
 
Temperature management unit revives Hajj pilgrims from heat stroke
Therapeutics : 16 January, 2012
Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health purchased six Zoll intravascular temperature management (IVTM) systems to treat pilgrims suffering from heat stroke during the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca during November 2011.
 
QA Portal helps Royal Hampshire meet EQA requirements
Blood management equipment : 12 January, 2012
The Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH), Winchester, features six Radiometer blood gas analysers - including 810, 820, 825M and 835M systems - and relies on the company's QA Portal to help meet EQA requirements and simplify regulatory compliance.
 
GE Healthcare signs EP portfolio deal with Biosense Webster
Neuroscience equipment : 12 January, 2012
GE Healthcare signs a long-term agreement with Biosense Webster, in which the companies will co-distribute their leading electrophysiology (EP) systems - including GE's CardioLab EP Recording Systems and Biosense Webster's CARTO 3 navigation system - in the USA, and will collaborate to enhance the functional integration of their recording, imaging and 3D mapping systems.
 
Deep Brain Stimulation study shows Parkinson's disease benefits
Neuroscience equipment : 12 January, 2012
Results from the first St Jude Medical controlled study on deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease (PD) are released and show they statistically significant, demonstrating that participants in the stimulation group averaged an increase of 4.27 hours of "on time," compared with an increase of 1.77 hours in the group without stimulation.
 
New finance helps glucose monitoring pioneer support clinical trials
Glucose monitoring equipment : 11 January, 2012
GlySure is closing the company's $10.9 million Series C financing round and will use the funding to complete clinical trials to support regulatory approval in the USA and Europe.
 
Progel adhesion barrier sealant receives CE Mark
Wound management : 11 January, 2012
Neomend receives the CE Mark for the company's Progel Adhesion Barrier (AB) which is a hydrogel adhesion barrier sealant that can be sprayed onto general visceral organs during surgery to help prevent post-operative adhesions.
 
Negative pressure wound therapy system receives FDA clearance
Wound management : 10 January, 2012
Smith and Nephew receives the FDA clearance of the pocket-sized PICO system, a single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system.
 
Infusion room management tool reduces administrative hassles
Drug delivery technologies : 10 January, 2012
Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions launches InfusaTrack, a Web-based infusion room management tool that makes it easier for community rheumatology practices to offer in-office infusion therapy services to patients.
 
Avedro receives CE Approval for Lasik Xtra procedure
Ophthalmic equipment : 06 January, 2012
Avedro's proprietary Lasik Xtra procedure, which is a two minute procedure used in conjunction with standard Lasik to restore the biomechanical integrity and strength to the cornea after a Lasik procedure, receives CE Approval.
 
Glucose monitor helps caregivers check patients in another room
Glucose monitoring equipment : 05 January, 2012
Medtronic receives US Food and Drug Administration approval and US market launch of the first-of-its-kind mySentry Remote Glucose Monitor, which allows a parent or caregiver to monitor from another room a patient's MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time Revel System.
 
St Jude Medical launches Riata Lead Communication website
Defibrillation leads : 27 December, 2011
St Jude Medical is launching a Riata Lead Communication website which is dedicated to providing physicians a compilation of important communications and updated information regarding the recent Riata and Riata ST Silicone Defibrillation Leads Class I recall.
 
ViewSite Brain Access System receives SFDA clearance in China
Neuroscience equipment : 23 December, 2011
Devon Medical Products receives clearance to market the ViewSite Brain Access System (VBAS) neurosurgery device in the People's Republic of China from the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), the country's governing medical device body.
 
Danish deal helps Health Robotics continue worldwide expansion
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 20 December, 2011
After successfully switching marketing channel strategies from certain non-performing indirect distribution channels in several countries to Health Robotics' direct management in 1Q2011, the company is extending the same control over local operations in Denmark, in partnership with local oncology leader Novamed.
 
CJPS signs teleHealth deal with Novation
Patient monitoring equipment : 16 December, 2011
CJPS Healthcare Supplies an Equipment is awarded a three-year group purchasing agreement with the supply contracting company, Novation, for CJPS' remote patient monitoring equipment.
 
Aethlon Medical reveals HIV-AIDS research discovery
Renal and dialysis equipment : 15 December, 2011
Researchers from Morehouse School of Medicine are showing that the Aethlon Hemopurifier is able to capture particles known as Nef protein exosomes, which contribute to the progression of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
 
BSD Medical signs distribution deal with CyberKnife Korea
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 14 December, 2011
BSD Medical signs an exclusive agreement with CyberKnife Korea (CKK) for the sale and distribution of BSD's hyperthermia products in South Korea.
 
ExpressRx Track enables ambulatory pharmacies boost efficiency
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 09 December, 2011
McKesson High Volume Solutions is introducing ExpressRx Track, which is an Onsite central fill and mail solution that takes ambulatory prescription volume up to 3,000 prescriptions per shift, at the 46th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition being held this week in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
 
Boston Scientific Receives FDA approval for spinal cord stimulator
Pain management : 09 December, 2011
Boston Scientific receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Infinion 16 Percutaneous Lead for its Precision Plus Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System, the first rechargeable SCS device for chronic pain management.
 
Polish oncology centre installs hyperthermia system
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 06 December, 2011
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Oncology Center, located in Bialystok, Poland, is purchasing BSD Medical's BSD-2000 Hyperthermia System (BSD-2000).
 
Radiometer provides real≠time monitoring support for neonatal ICU
Patient monitoring equipment : 30 November, 2011
Radiometer's TCM4 series transcutaneous monitors are proving a valuable asset for neonatal intensive care services at the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, providing vital, real≠time CO2 monitoring to rapidly alert staff of changing clinical conditions in neonatal patients.
 
Professional continuous glucose monitoring system gains FDA approval
Glucose monitoring equipment : 24 November, 2011
Medtronic receives Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of iPro2, a next generation Professional continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system and the latest in a series of recent diabetes technology approvals and innovations from the company.
 
BSD-2000 hyperthermia system gains FDA HDE marketing approval
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 23 November, 2011
BSD Medical obtains Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) marketing approval for the BSD-2000 Hyperthermia System (BSD-2000) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
 
Neurostimulator uses motion sensor to provide patient comfort
Neuroscience equipment : 22 November, 2011
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Medtronic's AdaptiveStim with RestoreSensor neurostimulation system, the first and only chronic pain treatment that harnesses motion sensor technology found in smart phones and computer gaming systems to provide effective pain relief and convenience by automatically adapting stimulation levels to the needs of people with chronic back and/or leg pain.
 
Medtronic's neurostimulator receives FDA approval for chronic pain management
Pain management : 21 November, 2011
Medtronic receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its AdaptiveStim with RestoreSensor neurostimulation system, the first chronic pain treatment that harnesses motion sensor technology found in smart phones and computer gaming systems to provide effective pain relief and convenience by automatically adapting stimulation levels to the needs of people with chronic back and/or leg pain.
 
Study shows deep brain stimulation benefits severe depression patients
Neuroscience equipment : 21 November, 2011
Results from the first multi-centre pilot study of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for major depressive disorder sponsored by St Jude Medical confirm the benefit of treating patients suffering from severe depression with deep Bbrain stimulation.
 
Fresenius introduces new haemodialysis delivery system in North America
Renal and dialysis equipment : 14 November, 2011
Fresenius Medical Care has introduced the 2008K@home, a haemodialysis system for use at the patient's home, at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2011 meeting in Philadelphia, USA.
 
New multigas module delivers patient monitoring data more quickly
Patient monitoring equipment : 11 November, 2011
Spacelabs Healthcare is introducing a new Multigas Module that can identify and display agent values in less than 20 seconds, and is suitable for use on all patient populations - from newborn through adult - due to its low sample flow rate (50 ml/min).
 
FDA clears enhanced features on integrated haemodialysis delivery system
Renal and dialysis equipment : 11 November, 2011
Fresenius Medical Care receives US Food and Drug Administration 510 (K) clearance to extend improved touch screen navigation on its most advanced haemodialysis delivery system, the 2008T.
 
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