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Phased RF ablation system reports clinical trial results
Cardiac devices and equipment : 12 October, 2011
Medtronic is reporting results from its Tailored Treatment of Permanent Atrial Fibrillation (TTOP-AF) clinical trial, the first randomized study comparing ablation therapy with the Medtronic Phased RF Ablation System ablation system to traditional medical management (antiarrhythmic drugs and direct current cardioversion) in 210 patients with persistent or long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (AF).
Labmedicin Skane installs displays for digital pathology diagnosis
Displays and monitors : 10 October, 2011
Barco is to deliver Coronis Fusion 6MP DL display systems for digital pathology diagnosis to Labmedicin Skane, the laboratory organization under supervision of the Skane Regional Council (Sweden).
Oximeter offers blood flow benefits during reconstructive surgery
Pulse oximeters : 07 October, 2011
Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio discover that the Spectros T-Stat oximeter responds earliest to compromised blood flow during reconstructive microsurgery when compared clinically to other available monitors.
Interrad Medical close new round of financing
Catheters : 06 October, 2011
Interrad Medical raises approximately $10 million in its Series C financing with the funds to be used to support commercialization and the further development of the revolutionary SecurAcath device.
Biotronik's online Quick View report improves cardiac patient care
Cardiac devices and equipment : 30 September, 2011
Biotronik is introducing a new online Quick View report designed to deliver even greater efficiency when managing patients using Biotronik Home Monitoring technology.
Philips launches home oxygen measurement solution for ventilation
Pulse oximeters : 29 September, 2011
Philips is launching the new Oximetry Module, a home oxygen measurement device designed to monitor people diagnosed with respiratory disorders such as sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to record their blood oxygen level by means of a single finger probe.
Nonin Medical launches new professional finger pulse oximeter
Pulse oximeters : 28 September, 2011
Nonin Medical launches the Onyx Vantage 9590 professional finger pulse oximeter at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) 2011 Annual Congress in The Netherlands.
New catheter incorporates real-time OCT
Catheters : 28 September, 2011
Avinger receives CE Mark approval for Ocelot - a system that combines the use of Avinger's proprietary peripheral catheter designs incorporated with real-time Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for the treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).
Smiths receives 510(k) clearance for wireless syringe infusion system
Pumps and dispensers : 27 September, 2011
Smiths Medical receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pump with the PharmGuard infusion management software suite.
EO Medical to distribute Cambridge Heart solution in Singapore
Cardiac devices and equipment : 26 September, 2011
Cambridge Heart signs an exclusive agreement with EO Medical to distribute its HearTwave II System and proprietary Microvolt T-Wave Alternans (MTWA) software and Micro-V Alternans Sensors in Singapore upon regulatory approval.
Biotronik releases next-generation programmer for ICDs into Japan
Cardiac devices and equipment : 23 September, 2011
Biotronik is releasing Renamic, the company's next-generation programmer for implantable devices used in cardiac rhythm management (CRM), in the Japanese market.
Short peripheral IV catheter to reduces risk of blood exposure
Catheters : 23 September, 2011
A new generation of safety short peripheral IV catheter (SPIVC) technology designed to keep healthcare workers safe from needlestick injuries and blood exposure is now available from BD Medical.
Study investigates drug-eluting balloon therapy for PAD
Catheters : 22 September, 2011
Biotronik completes enrollment in the BIOLUX P-I which is a clinical study investigating the use of a drug-eluting balloon (DEB) catheter - a promising new approach to treating disease in the more challenging peripheral vascular anatomy.
St Jude Medical launches smaller Quadripolar Pacing System in Europe
Cardiac devices and equipment : 21 September, 2011
St Jude Medical is launching in Europe the Unify Quadra cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) which works with the company's Quartet left ventricular pacing lead.
Ultra-low profile balloon catheter supports peripheral angioplasty
Catheters : 20 September, 2011
Boston Scientific is launching the company's Coyote Balloon Catheter, a highly deliverable and ultra-low profile 0.014 inch balloon dilatation catheter designed to treat patients undergoing peripheral angioplasty procedures below the knee.
Study shows large infarcts in stable STEMI patient populations
Cardiac devices and equipment : 20 September, 2011
Abiomed enrolls its first patient in the MINI-AMI, an FDA prospective, randomized, controlled multi-centre study to assess the role of 24-hours of direct unloading of the left ventricle with Impella 2.5 support to reduce infarct size in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) without cardiogenic shock.
Multi-use injection pen offers patients dosage benefits
Drug delivery equipment : 20 September, 2011
Haselmeier is launching the first application of the Axis-D pen platform, which was commissioned by Haselmeier's client Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Germany, the new injection device has been designed to allow self injection by patients of a ready to use biopharmaceutical solution for injection.
Distribution deal extends Cambridge Heart into Latin America
Cardiac devices and equipment : 15 September, 2011
Cambridge Heart's HearTwave II System is now cleared for sale by the Mexican regulatory authorities.
Cook Medical launches ovum aspiration needle for follicle collection
Needles : 14 September, 2011
Cook Medical is launching a new needle for ovum collection which is now available to reproductive endocrinologists and embryologists.
Quick-acting SMD fuse offers overcurrent protection
Power supplies and devices : 13 September, 2011
Schurter is expanding the company's range of surface-mount fuses with the UMF 250 with the addition of the quick-acting characteristic according to IEC 60127-4 the UMF 250 represents the logical addition to the successful UMT 250 series. The UMF 250 protects your electronic systems from overcurrents and short-circuits.
St Jude Medical launches the first quadripolar pacing system in India
Cardiac devices and equipment : 08 September, 2011
St Jude Medical receives approval of the industry's first quadripolar pacing system for cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) in India.
ECOST trial shows benefits of daily remote monitoring for ICD patients
Cardiac devices and equipment : 01 September, 2011
Biotronik unveils the first presentation of results from the ECOST randomized controlled trial.
St Jude Medical begins US trial studying ST segment monitoring technology
Cardiac devices and equipment : 01 September, 2011
The first patient in a clinical study examining the safety and effectiveness of an ST segment monitoring feature in an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is implanted with the investigational device in the USA.
Left ventricular lead delivery system receives European approval
Cardiac devices and equipment : 31 August, 2011
Biotronik receives European market approval of the Selectra left ventricular lead delivery system.
Aethlon Medical partners Sarcoma to implement cancer studies
Filtration equipment : 25 August, 2011
Aethlon Medical, the pioneer in developing therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease and cancer, enters into an agreement with the Sarcoma Oncology Center to study the ex vivo effectiveness of the Aethlon Hemopurifier to remove immunosuppressive exosomes from the blood of advanced-stage cancer patients.
Aptiv Solutions acquires Medical Device Consultants
Electronic components : 24 August, 2011
Aptiv Solutions, one of the leading providers of clinical trial management services to the medical device industry ,is acquiring Medical Device Consultants (MDCI), a provider of expert medical device consulting and clinical trial management and execution.
Verathon unveils 3D ECG system with 80-lead vest in Europe
Cardiac devices and equipment : 23 August, 2011
Verathon introduces in Europe the Heartscape 3D ECG System with 80-lead vest, designed to give Emergency Department (ED) physicians, interventional cardiologists, and ED nurses a more complete diagnostic picture by providing a 360 degree electrocardiographic view of the heart.
Stryker Orthopaedics agrees intelligent surgical platform deal with OrthoSensor
Sensors : 19 August, 2011
Stryker's Orthopaedics Division signs an agreement with OrthoSensor in which OrthoSensor will provide the OrthoSensor Knee Trial, designed for use with Stryker's Triathlon Knee System.
Medtronic achieves CE Mark for 31mm percutaneous aortic valve
Cardiac devices and equipment : 19 August, 2011
Medtronic is receiving CE Mark for its 31mm Medtronic CoreValve System, which the company claims is the only transcatheter aortic valve available in the world that can treat - without surgery - patients with larger valve openings (up to 29mm).
Interventional treatment for high blood pressure is first in Latin America
Catheters : 11 August, 2011
Medtronic reveals the first use in Latin America of renal denervation with the Medtronic Symplicity Catheter System to treat a patient with resistant hypertension, which is defined as high blood pressure despite treatment with three or more anti-hypertensive medications.
Cook Medical launches catheter to treat cysts of the Bartholin gland
Catheters : 10 August, 2011
Cook Medical is launching the company's word catheter which is a silicone balloon catheter used to treat cysts of the Bartholin gland.
Masimo lifts voluntary recall for noninvasive finger sensor
Sensors : 09 August, 2011
Masimo is lifting the voluntary product recall the company imposed on the noninvasive finger sensor of its Pronto-7 handheld device to improve the product's performance in low ambient temperatures.
First patient is enrolled in EAST stroke prevention clinical trial
Cardiac devices and equipment : 03 August, 2011
St Jude Medical enrolls the first patient in the EAST (Early comprehensive Atrial fibrillation Stroke prevention Trial) clinical trial.
Barco unveils new display controllers for healthcare imaging
Displays and monitors : 02 August, 2011
Barco launches the MXRT-5450, a Dual-DVI display controller featuring the latest AMD FirePro professional graphics for superior performance and ultra-fast image loading.
Medtronic receives FDA approval pacing system clinical trial
Cardiac devices and equipment : 01 August, 2011
Medtronic receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application and pivotal clinical trial protocol to begin evaluating Advisa DR MRI SureScan pacing system.
Philips teams with HRS to showcase treatments for heart rhythm disorders
Cardiac devices and equipment : 05 May, 2011
Philips and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) are teaming up to showcase current solutions and future developments that shape the diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of heart rhythm disorders at Heart Rhythm 2011, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 32nd annual scientific sessions, May 4-7 in San Francisco, USA.
Intra-cardiac electrophysiology diagnostic catheter receives US FDA approval
Catheters : 04 May, 2011
Medtronic receives US Food and Drug Administration approval for use, and the first patient procedure using the Achieve Mapping Catheter, an intra-cardiac electrophysiology diagnostic catheter that can be used to assess pulmonary vein isolation when treating paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF).
Biotronik receives FDA approval for new pacemakers
Pacemakers : 03 May, 2011
Biotronik receives FDA approval of the new Estella and Effecta pacemakers, as well as advanced new features and technologies for the Evia pacemaker family.
Biotronik releases new left ventricular lead delivery system in the USA
Cardiac devices and equipment : 27 April, 2011
Biotronik is releasing the company’s Selectra left ventricular lead delivery system in the US market.
First patient is enrolled in the INOVATE-HF clinical study
Cardiac devices and equipment : 27 April, 2011
BioControl Medical is reporting the first patient enrollment in the INOVATE-HF (INcrease Of VAgal TonE in Heart Failure) clinical study at Northwest Texas Heart Hospital, Amarillo, Texas, USA, by Study Investigator Suresh Neelagaru, MD.
Medtronic launches new bone marrow aspiration needle kit in the USA
Needles : 22 April, 2011
Medtronic is launching the MARROWMAX Bone Marrow Aspiration Needle Kit in the USA to expand the company’s bone grafting portfolio.
Covidien launches remote control software application for OR energy platform
Power supplies and devices : 21 April, 2011
Covidien is launching a new remote control software application for the ForceTriad energy platform that provides interoperability with the world’s leading integrated operating room (OR) systems.
BTT study shows 180-day survival results for HeartWare Ventricular Assist System
Cardiac devices and equipment : 19 April, 2011
HeartWare International is reporting updated data from its pivotal bridge to heart transplantation (BTT) study, ADVANCE, showing 180-day survival, using Kaplan-Meier analysis, for a combined 250 investigational device patients in the original study and the continued access cohort patients was 94 percent.
Samplify's analog front-end solution supports 48-channel portable ultrasound unit
Electronic components : 19 April, 2011
United Imaging Healthcare, a leading provider of ultrasound and MRI systems in China, is introducing its iuStar100 - a new 48-channel portable ultrasound machine that utilises Samplify's high-performance, low-power receiver analog front-end design and its SAM1600 analog to digital converter (ADC) to deliver B-mode and colour Doppler modes image quality.
St Jude Medical's ShockGuard technology receives CE Mark and US FDA approval
Cardiac devices and equipment : 15 April, 2011
St Jude Medical receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European CE mark approval of its ShockGuard technology.
Devon Medical Products receives 510(k) clearance to market new arterial pump
Pumps and dispensers : 15 April, 2011
Devon Medical Products receives US FDA 510(k) clearance to market its ArterioFlow 7500 arterial pump that treats diabetic foot ulcers, peripheral arterial disease, and other chronic disorders of the lower extremities caused by reduced blood supply or ischemia.
Medtronic combines US Cardiac and Vascular Group sales into new organization
Cardiac devices and equipment : 08 April, 2011
Medtronic is combining its US Cardiac and Vascular Group sales functions into a single, unified cross-divisional sales organization effective at the start of Medtronic’s new fiscal year, May 1, 2011.
Volcano's PrimeWire PRESTIGE pressure guide wire is cleared for use in Japan
Guidewires : 07 April, 2011
Volcano receives clearance to market the PrimeWire PRESTIGE pressure guide wire in Japan.
St Jude Medical receives US FDA for two new irrigated ablation catheters
Catheters : 05 April, 2011
St Jude Medical receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of two new irrigated ablation catheters - the Safire BLU Bi-directional Irrigated Ablation Catheter and the Therapy Cool Path bi-directional ablation catheter.
Medtronic opens new regional distribution centre in Leipzig, Germany
Cardiac devices and equipment : 04 April, 2011
Medtronic is opening a new regional distribution centre in Leipzig, Germany which is operated by forwarding specialist CEVA Logistics.
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