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Clinical and Nursing Equipment
Device reduces blood loss in adolescent scoliosis corrective surgery
Wound management : 11 November, 2011
Medtronic is reporting results of an retrospective study available online and in an upcoming print edition of the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques that demonstrates the effectiveness of the Aquamantys System in limiting blood loss and reducing transfusions during spinal corrective surgery.
 
Leading US hospitals opt for Xoft electronic brachytherapy system
Brachytherapy : 11 November, 2011
iCAD's Xoft Axxent eBx electronic brachytherapy system for intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is being deployed at leading hospitals across the USA.
 
Sterile latex powder-free surgical gloves benefit from emollient coating
Gloves : 02 November, 2011
Cardinal Health launches the company's new Protexis Latex Blue with Neu-Thera sterile latex powder-free surgical gloves with emollient coating.
 
Medtronic receives IDE approval for clinical trial of LGS automation
Glucose monitoring equipment : 01 November, 2011
Medtronic receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to conduct a pivotal in-home clinical trial protocol for the ASPIRE study of the MiniMed Paradigm System featuring Low Glucose Suspend (LGS) automation.
 
Medtronic begins landmark study of hypertension treatment
Renal and dialysis equipment : 28 October, 2011
Medtronic starts SYMPLICITY HTN-3, the company's US clinical trial of the Symplicity Renal Denervation System for treatment-resistant hypertension. The first patient in this landmark study was enrolled at the Prairie Heart Institute at St John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, USA.
 
Non-absorbable wound closure device allows secure closure of incisions
Wound management : 28 October, 2011
Covidien launches the first non-absorbable, uni-directional barbed suture, part of its family of V-Loc wound closure devices.
 
Dressing claims step change in advanced wound care management
Wound management : 28 October, 2011
A new advanced wound care dressing for moderate to highly exudating wounds is being introduced to the UK by Synergy Health, suppliers of Comfifast.
 
CJPS Healthcare clinches remote patient monitoring contract
Patient monitoring equipment : 21 October, 2011
CJPS Healthcare Supplies and Equipment signs an agreement to provide 33,000 units of its state-of-the-art remote patient monitor, VitalPoint Home, to groups of visiting physicians in the USA.
 
OSI Systems wins patient monitoring contract from Novation
Patient monitoring equipment : 20 October, 2011
OSI Systems' Healthcare division, Spacelabs Healthcare, is awarded a three-year contract to provide its complete line of patient monitoring solutions to VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista members served by Novation, a leading healthcare Group Purchasing Organization (GPO).
 
Glucose testing IT connectivity ensures patient safety at Chester Hospital
Glucose monitoring equipment : 19 October, 2011
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is improving the management and quality control of its point of care blood glucose testing with the installation of fully connected Roche Accu-Chek Inform II meters and cobas IT 1000 point of care data management software.
 
Novel gloves are first to be classified as Class III medical devices
Gloves : 19 October, 2011
Ansell Healthcare receives the CE Mark for GAMMEX Powder-Free gloves with AMT Antimicrobial Technology.
 
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring service meets NICE guidelines
Blood pressure monitoring : 19 October, 2011
Broomwell Healthwatch is providing a 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) service to enable GPs to meet the latest NICE guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and reduce the number of misdiagnoses due to 'White Coat Syndrome'.
 
Spray-on-skin offers treatment for chronic venous ulcers
Wound management : 18 October, 2011
Avita Medical is launching ReCell Spray-On Skin for the treatment of chronic leg ulcers, a market estimated at more than $1 billion.
 
Northern Ireland deploys enterprise medicines management solution
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 11 October, 2011
Northern Ireland Health and Social Care (HSC) is procuring a pan-Northern Ireland Pharmacy Software Solution for the Business Services Organisation (BSO)Information and Technology Service (ITS).
 
Health Robotics to launch second generation oncology robot
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 11 October, 2011
Health Robotics is planning to unveil the company's 2nd generation oncology robot i.v.STATION ONCO at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) 46th Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition,which will be held at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on December 4 to 8 2011.
 
Siemens Hearing Instruments extends its audiology workflow folio
Patient aids : 10 October, 2011
Siemens Hearing Instruments is stengthening its position as a one-stop-shop for audiology workflow solutions with the introduction of audiometers and digital video otoscopes innovations into its product portfolio.
 
Neurostimulation lead receives Japanes MHLW approval
Neuroscience equipment : 10 October, 2011
St Jude Medical receives regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) of the Penta surgical lead for neurostimulation therapy to manage chronic pain.
 
CJPS Medical Systems launches portable vital signs monitor
Vital signs monitoring : 07 October, 2011
CJPS Medical Systems is releasing the smallest, lowest cost, portable multi-parameter vital signs monitor on the market.
 
AeroScout acquires Sentient Health
Supply chain services : 07 October, 2011
AeroScout, a leading provider of Unified Asset Visibility solutions for the healthcare industry, acquires Sentient Health, which provides hospitals with software and services for optimizing inventory management of consumable medical supplies.
 
Welch Allyn acquires TRIMLINE Medical Products
Patient monitoring equipment : 06 October, 2011
Welch Allyn completes the acquisition of TRIMLINE Medical Products, formerly a manufacturer of a full range of blood pressure cuffs, aneroid gauges and stethoscopes.
 
Aethlon Medical receives DARPA contract sepsis therapeutic device
Blood management equipment : 04 October, 2011
Aethlon Medical is awarded a $6.8 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a therapeutic device to reduce the incidence of sepsis, a fatal bloodstream infection that is often the cause of death in combat-injured soldiers.
 
Nucletron receives 510(k) clearance for precise VCMC applicator
Brachytherapy : 04 October, 2011
Nucletron, an Elekta company, receives FDA 510(k) clearance for the company's new Vaginal CT/MR Multi Channel (VCMC) Applicator which offers a brachytherapy solution that enables precise dose delivery for gynaecologic cancers.
 
Cardinal Health unveils latex, powder-free, hydrogel surgical gloves
Gloves : 29 September, 2011
Cardinal Health is launching the company's new Protexis Latex Hydrogel surgical gloves which are sterile latex, powder-free surgical gloves with hydrogel coating.
 
Grifols expands IV Room of the Future partnership with Health Robotics
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 28 September, 2011
Grifols and Health Robotics are expanding their I.V. Room of the Future partnership to include the unmatched benefits of integration between Genesis Inventory Management System (distributed by Grifols) and Health Robotics' i.v.STATION, i.v.STATION ONCO, and i.v.SOFT.
 
Novus Scientific unveils the world's first long-term resorbable mesh
Wound management : 28 September, 2011
Novus Scientific is unveiling the TIGR Matrix Surgical Mesh, which the company claims is the world's first and only long-term resorbable mesh, as an alternative to permanent synthetic mesh.
 
Massport installs defibrillators to improve SCA survival rates
Cardiac equipment : 23 September, 2011
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is installing Zoll Medical's ZOLL AED Plus with Real CPR Help throughout its three airport'–Boston Logan International, Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional– and the maritime facilities it owns and operates in the Port of Boston.
 
Aethlon Medical reveals therapeutic device strategy for breast cancer
Therapeutics : 21 September, 2011
Aethlon Medical is introduicng HER2osome, a novel medical device strategy to inhibit the progression of HER2+ breast cancer, which is characterized by aggressive growth and poor prognosis resulting from the over-expression of HER2 protein.
 
Elekta acquires Nucletron
Brachytherapy : 19 September, 2011
Elekta completes its acquisition of Nucletron, the world leader in brachytherapy treatment planning and delivery.
 
Chest pain management solution links cardiology and emergency medicine
Cardiac equipment : 15 September, 2011
Lumedx releases the HealthView Chest Pain Management solution which has been developed to make pre-hospital electrocardiographs (ECGs/EKGs) instantaneously available to cardiologists for interpretation and simultaneous comparison with prior ECGs, laboratory information and other patient data.
 
GE Healthcare agrees to distribute NTrainer from KC BioMedix
Neuroscience equipment : 09 September, 2011
GE Healthcare signs an agreement with KC BioMedix that grants GE Healthcare's Maternal Infant Care division (MIC) exclusive rights for distribution and marketing of the KC BioMedix NTrainer pulsatile neurostimulation system.
 
Neurostimulation device to treat chronic migraine earns CE Mark approval
Neuroscience equipment : 07 September, 2011
St Jude Medical receives the industry's first and only regulatory approval for the use of an implanted neurostimulation device for patients with intractable chronic migraine.
 
New noninvasive glucose monitor offers cost saving benefits
Glucose monitoring equipment : 06 September, 2011
C8 MediSensors develops a new noninvasive glucose monitor, the HG-1c, that the company claims is painless and has measurement accuracy comparable to that of invasive Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) on the market and is capable of continuous and spot-check measurements.
 
Medtronic acquires PEAK Surgical and Salient Surgical Technologies
Orthopaedics equipment : 02 September, 2011
Medtronic completes the acquisition of two privately-held companies, PEAK Surgical and Salient Surgical Technologies.
 
Wearable patient monitor helps manage ambulatory patients
Patient monitoring equipment : 01 September, 2011
Philips is globally releasing the company's IntelliVue MX40, a wearable patient monitor that can be used for the monitoring of ambulatory patients and during patient transport.
 
Haemoglobin blood tester cleared for use in Japan and Canada
Blood transfusion equipment : 31 August, 2011
The Japanese Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and Health Canada regulatory give clearance for Masimo Pronto-7 to enable clinicians throughout Japan and Canada to quickly and conveniently measure total haemoglobin (SpHb), SpO2, perfusion index, and pulse rate without removing a drop of blood.
 
HemCon develops haemostatic dressing to enter the surgical market
Wound management : 30 August, 2011
HemCon Medical Technologies (HemCon) receives FDA regulatory clearance for the company's latest product innovation, GuardaCare XR Temporary Surgical Hemostatic Dressing.
 
Ultra-wide field retinal scanning device receives 510(k) clearance
Ophthalmic equipment : 30 August, 2011
Optos receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market the company's Project Daytona device.
 
Masimo receives CE Mark for EEG-based brain function monitor
Neuroscience equipment : 26 August, 2011
Masimo receives the CE Mark for the company's SEDLine brain function monitor - expanding access to and availability of SEDLine's advanced neuromonitoring technology to hospitals and clinicians across Europe.
 
Fully connected blood glucose testing saves time, improves patient care
Glucose monitoring equipment : 25 August, 2011
Point of Care (POC) blood glucose testing at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is being managed centrally at Derriford Hospital through Roche's cobas IT 1000 POC data management solution.
 
Newborn neo-restraints ensure safe transfer of critically-ill babies
Patient aids : 23 August, 2011
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Birmingham Women's hospital, which serves as a regional referral centre for women in the West Midlands is introducing new Neo-Restraints from ParAid Medical for the safe transfer of sick and critically-ill babies.
 
Baxa introduces single-use oral/enteral dispensers for hospital use
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 22 August, 2011
Baxa is introducing a single-use oral/enteral dispenser system to meet the demand of hospitals in the UK where hospitals are increasingly introducing policies that specify utilising specially labelled single-use dispensers on the wards.
 
Study shows Medtronic InterStim Therapy offers bowel control improvements
Neuroscience equipment : 17 August, 2011
New published data from a multicentre, prospective trial show that sacral nerve stimulation using Medtronic InterStim Therapy reduced incontinent episodes and increased quality of life in a majority of patients with chronic faecal incontinence at three years of follow up.
 
World's first Cesium-131 treatment for gynaecological cancer is completed
Brachytherapy : 16 August, 2011
A newn milestone in the use of IsoRay's proprietary Cesium-131 (Cs-131) brachytherapy seeds (internal radiation therapy) is achieved with the University of Kentucky's Radiation Oncologist Dr Marcus Randall performing the world's first Cesium-131 brachytherapy seed implant for gynaecological cancer on a female patient whose cancer had reoccurred following previous radiation treatment.
 
Grosshadern University Medical Center passes 10,000 hyperthermia treatment milestone
Clinical hyperthermia equipment : 16 August, 2011
Grosshadern University Medical Center, a medical centre in Munich, Germany, is celebrating 25 years of improving the outcome of cancer patients using hyperthermia.
 
Ekahau demonstrates new blood cooler and medication cart
Pharmacy and medication equipment : 09 August, 2011
A monitoring system for blood, food and pharmacy orders developed at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is to operate on Ekahau's RTLS technology.
 
Doppler blood flow monitor advances free flap procedures
Blood management equipment : 09 August, 2011
In an effort to provide surgeons and nurses with an advanced tool to better monitor blood flow during free flap procedures, Cook Medical launches the Doppler DP-M350 Blood Flow Monitor, a medical device at the forefront of transplant and reconstructive surgery.
 
Derma Sciences launches new wound treatment video series for eLearning
Wound management : 04 August, 2011
Derma Sciences is launching a new video series library within the company's eLearning portal website.
 
Derma Sciences receives FDA clearance for hydrogel wound dressing
Wound management : 01 August, 2011
Derma Sciences receiveS US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for the company's patented MEDIHONEY Hydrogel Wound and Burn Dressing with Leptospermum (Manuka) honey.
 
Sorin launches next-generation autotransfusion device in the USA
Blood transfusion equipment : 04 May, 2011
Sorin Group is launching in the USA the company’s next-generation of Sorin’s autotransfusion (ATS) device family, XTRA.
 
Deep Breeze unveils in-home COPD lung monitoring solution
Patient monitoring equipment : 03 May, 2011
Deep Breeze is introducing the company’s telehealth Breeze@home system, the first in-home quantitative approach to COPD lung monitoring.
 
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