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Medtronic's CD HORIZON BalanC spinal system receives CE Mark
Implants : 23 March, 2012
Medtronic receives the CE Mark for the CD HORIZON BalanC Spinal System and is launching the product internationally to expand the options for physicians outside the United States in treating multi-level spinal surgeries requiring fusion at one or more levels and neutral stabilization (non fusion) at an adjacent level for common spine conditions such as spinal stenosis and early stage degenerative disc disease.
Partners create the IHA's first automated bundled payment model
Financial software : 23 March, 2012
McKesson is collaborating with Aetna and Hoag Orthopedic Institute of Orange County, California, to create the first automated implementation of the Integrated Healthcare Association's (IHA's) bundled payment model.
Macrogen invests in Illumina sequencing systems to boost capacity
DNA sequencing equipment : 23 March, 2012
Macrogen, a global sequencing services company based in Korea, purchases an additional ten Illumina HiSeq 2000 systems and two MiSeq systems, as well as HiSeq 2500 upgrades to support a strategic scale-up that expands Macrogen's capacity with Illumina's sequencing systems and will be completed by the end of 2012.
Boston Scientific launches the WallFlex Biliary Transhepatic stent
Stents : 23 March, 2012
Boston Scientific is launching the company's WallFlex Biliary Transhepatic Stent System both internaitonally and in the USA.
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.
Cardiac Mapping software release improves workflow efficiencies in EP labs
Cardiac devices and equipment : 23 March, 2012
St Jude Medical is launching worldwide the company's EnSite Velocity System Version 3.0 software which is designed to help shorten procedure times for patients undergoing electrophysiology (EP) procedures guided by a cardiac mapping system and improve workflow efficiencies in the EP lab.
Business intelligence tool helps Plymouth Hospitals to raise labs performance
Business and office software : 22 March, 2012
iSOFT, a CSC company, agrees a deal with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust for a business intelligence tool to boost performance across its busy laboratory departments to deliver continuous service improvements.
Advanced electrodiagnostic system receives 510 (k) clearance
Diagnostic devices : 22 March, 2012
CareFusion receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company's new Viking on Nicolet EDX electrodiagnostic system.
Olympus unveils integrated bipolar and ultrasonic energy platform
Laparoscopic equipment : 22 March, 2012
Olympus receives FDA clearance of its innovstive THUNDERBEAT hand instruments and universal surgical platform.
Covidien releases new respiration rate monitoring software
Sensors : 22 March, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants 510(k) clearance to Covidien to market the Covidien Nellcor Respiration Rate Version 1.0 software and the Adult Respiratory Sensor.
Blue Medical releases new drug eluting balloon
Balloons : 22 March, 2012
Blue Medical is launching globally the company's CE approved drug eluting balloon (DEB) Protege as well as its CoCr stent on DEB Pioneer.
Automated IHC multiplex platform focuses on anatomic pathology
Reagents : 22 March, 2012
Diagnostic Biosystems (DBS) is introducing the Mosaic 360 System with a product offering of novel Multiplex Immunohistochemistry kits and a complementary line of optimised IHC reagents.
Merge Healthcare Clinical Trials Division to partner with AG Mednet
Electronic data capture (EDC) : 21 March, 2012
Merge Healthcare agrees a partnership with AG Mednet, a global medical image collection and delivery service, to provide life sciences companies with a full suite of tools to manage imaging clinical trials worldwide.
PENTAX unveils high definition endoscopy video processor
Endoscopy equipment and services : 21 March, 2012
PENTAX Life Care, experts in high definition endoscopy, is introducing the EPK-i5000 video processor, the latest development in high definition endoscopic imaging.
Electrical safety analyser boosts South African medical device safety
Test equipment and testing systems : 21 March, 2012
Rigel Medical analysers is specified for a ground breaking project in South Africa designed to improve standards of medical device safety and performance inspection.
New TAL effector proteins offer precise genome editing benefits
DNA sequencing equipment : 21 March, 2012
Life Technologies is launching GeneArt Precision TALs, generally referred to as TAL effector proteins (TALE), which will allow researchers the ability to edit genomes and control gene activity with unprecedented precision and reliability.
Aperio partners with Dell to create cloud-based pathology services
Data storage and management : 21 March, 2012
Aperio, the leading provider of digital pathology systems, agrees a strategic collaboration with Dell to create the world's first scalable, secure medical cloud network for pathology.
Covidien agrees to acquire superDimension
Endoscopy equipment and services : 21 March, 2012
Covidien signs a definitive agreement to acquire superDimension, a private company based in Herzliya, Israel, that develops minimally invasive interventional pulmonology devices.
NPL acquires new brachytherapy afterloader
Radiosurgery and radiotheraphy equipment : 20 March, 2012
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the United Kingdom's national measurement institute, acquires a Flexitron afterloader from Nucletron, an Elekta company which will enable NPL to continue to offer its brachytherapy calibration service.
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.
Bridge-to-transplant clinical trial adds additional patients
Cardiac devices and equipment : 20 March, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves an IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) Supplement that allows HeartWare International to enroll a fourth allotment, of 54 additional patients, in its ADVANCE bridge-to-transplant clinical trial under a Continued Access Protocol (CAP).
Solos Endoscopy launches new endoscopic instrument solutions
Endoscopy equipment and services : 20 March, 2012
Solos Endoscopy is launching a new endoscopic instrument line, SteriTAP which are designed to be the ultimate sterile 'take a part' endoscopic instruments of its kind and will be marketed and sold worldwide by Solos Endoscopy.
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.
UPMC pathology study scores Barco Coronis Fusion display highly
Displays and monitors : 20 March, 2012
A scientific study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's (UPMC) pathology department ranks Barco's Coronis Fusion 6MP DL medical display as number one in image quality and diagnostic confidence, outscoring other display modalities in a side-by-side comparison that also included consumer displays and medical displays, when viewing whole slide images.
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.
Post-market study focuses on intra-operative radiation therapy
Radiosurgery and radiotheraphy equipment : 19 March, 2012
iCAD is launching a post-market study to assess the safety and efficacy of the company's FDA-cleared Xoft Axxent eBx System when used for single-fraction, intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT) at the time of lumpectomy for early stage breast cancer.
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.
Quest reveals first molecular test for kidney transplant rejection
Test kits and testing equipment : 19 March, 2012
Quest Diagnostics is introducing the industry's first molecular blood test for identifying renal (kidney) organ-transplant rejection.
Swiss clinic selects RayStation treatment planner
Radiosurgery and radiotheraphy equipment : 19 March, 2012
RaySearch Laboratories receives an order for its RayStation treatment planning system from Hopital Riviera in Vevey, Switzerland.
S3 Group supports major chronic disease management programme
Telemedicine and telehealth equipment : 19 March, 2012
S3 Group, a global enabler of scalable chronic disease management programmes, reveals that Telbios, technical and service provider of Buongiorno CReG, Europe's largest chronic disease service, has chosen them to provide design and consultancy services to enable the launch of the service in four health trust areas of Milano, Como, Bergamo and Milano-2.
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