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RCGP launches GP e-learning course focused on multiple sclerosis
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 27 April, 2012
The diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis in general practice are being addressed in a new online learning course launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.
Varian Medical Systems partners Siemens Healthcare to advance radiotherapies
Radiosurgery and radiotheraphy equipment : 27 April, 2012
Varian Medical Systems signs strategic global partnership with Siemens Healthcare to provide advanced diagnostic and therapeutic solutions and services for treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery.
Philips and MAQUET alliance extends cost-effective hybrid OR solutions
X-ray equipment : 27 April, 2012
Philips and MAQUET is marking a milestone with 50th shipment of Philips' hybrid operating room (OR) with MAQUET's surgical table to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Toshiba's AIDR 3D dose-reduction technology receives FDA clearance
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 27 April, 2012
Toshiba America Medical Systems receives the FDA clearance of Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D), the company's newest dose-reduction technology.
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.
Cardiovascular ultrasound system enhances cath lab workflows
Ultrasound equipment : 27 April, 2012
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company receives FDA clearance and is making availale the latest version of the company's Vivid E9 cardiovascular ultrasound system.
First app store enables broad access to new tools for genetic data analysis
Data storage and management : 26 April, 2012
Illumina is introducing BaseSpace Apps, a dedicated applications store for BaseSpace, the company's genomics cloud computing platform.
UKE installs Barco's clinical review displays for dental exams
Displays and monitors : 26 April, 2012
The Center for Dental and Oral Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany, installs Barco's MDRC-2124 clinical review displays to ensure they retain the outstanding image quality throughout the imaging chain - from modality to display.
Boston Scientific receives CE Mark for Emerge PTCA dilatation catheter
Catheters : 26 April, 2012
Boston Scientific receives CE Mark and plans the European market launch of the Emerge PTCA Dilatation Catheter.
Seaward earns Queen’s Award for Enterprise for biomedical test equipment
Test equipment and testing systems : 26 April, 2012
International sales success for its Rigel Medical biomedical test equipment helps the compant to secure the Queen's Award for the Seaward Group.
Children's hospital benefits from new food ordering and management system
Computer systems and servers : 26 April, 2012
Birmingham Children's Hospital is now rolling out a new electronic food ordering and management system which is set to revolutionise mealtimes on hospital wards being rolled out across the Trust, the system uses Panasonic Toughbooks and a Birmingham Children's Hospital concept that has been developed as a software application named 'Maple'.
BMI hospital is first in the UK to deploy spinal O-Arm imaging system
Diagnostic imaging : 26 April, 2012
BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital, which is part of BMI Healthcare, becomes the first hospital in the UK to acquire and implement the pioneering new spinal O-Arm Imaging System.
St James's University Hospital debuts clinical use of Agility multileaf collimator
Radiosurgery and radiotheraphy equipment : 25 April, 2012
Using Agility, Elekta's latest MLC innovation, patients at St James's University Hospital are the first in the world to benefit from this modern advancement in the treatment of cancer.
CareFusion and Cerner integrate smart pump technologies to improve safety
Pumps and dispensers : 25 April, 2012
CareFusion and Cerner are announcing the live limited commercial release of a new infusion pump connectivity solution at Oklahoma Heart Hospital, one of the USA's first all-digital hospitals exclusively focused on heart care.
Boston Scientific completes enrollment in Lotus aortic valve clinical trial
Implants : 25 April, 2012
Boston Scientific completes enrollment in the REPRISE I clinical trial, which is designed to evaluate the acute safety of the Lotus Aortic Valve System, the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device of its kind for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis that is both fully repositionable and retrievable prior to release.
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.
Joslin Diabetes Center to study impact of intensive diabetes management on DPN
Test kits and testing equipment : 25 April, 2012
NeuroMetrix is to support a clinical study entitled: 'Evaluation of the Effect of Intensive Diabetes Control Through Non-surgical Intensive Lifestyle Modifications and Weight Reduction on Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy' which will be conducted at the Joslin Diabetes Center and will involve 50 obese patients with diabetes.
Nordion plans Europe-focused Phase III clinical trial for liver cancer treatment
Research studies : 25 April, 2012
Nordion is supporting an additional randomized, multi-centre Phase III clinical trial for TheraSphere, Nordion's yttrium-90 (Y-90) glass microsphere treatment for liver cancer.
Omnetics releases panel mounted latching micro-D connectors
Connectors : 24 April, 2012
Omnetics Connector is launching the company's Latching Micro-D connectors with a new squeeze-latch system that offers significant advantages in making quick cable connections to rack and panel equipment.
Queen’s Hospital MES deal offers improved imaging quality benefits
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 24 April, 2012
Queen's Hospital, part of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, installs an Artis zee biplane system from Siemens Healthcare.
Horiba publishes slide digitalisation validation data for traceability
Microscopy equipment : 24 April, 2012
Horiba Medical publishes online a scientific validation study (Ref 1) of the compnay's new HemaCAM computer-assisted microscopy module for fully automated analysis of blood smears.
Carestream Health receives FDA clearance for new mobile x-ray system
X-ray equipment : 24 April, 2012
Carestream receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Carestream DRX-Revolution Mobile X-Ray System, and is now accepting orders from US healthcare facilities.
GE Healthcare partners NXT2B to develop compact cyclotron and PET tracer
Positron emission tomography (PET) : 24 April, 2012
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric, and NXT2B, a privately owned venture capital company, are entering into a joint financing agreement with the goal of developing a micro-scale radiotracer infrastructure including cyclotron and PET tracer production.
European trauma device market grows to be more than USD855m by 2016
Market research : 24 April, 2012
The market intelligence company, Millennium Research Group (MRG), forecasts the European trauma device market will grow at a steady pace through 2016 to be valued at more than $855m.
NIH issues sole source RIS contract to Carestream
Radiology Information Systems (RIS) : 23 April, 2012
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards a sole source contract for a radiology information system (RIS) to Carestream Health.
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.
Exactech selects Medical Metrics to be imaging lab for cartilage repair
Radiology equipment : 23 April, 2012
Medical Metrics (MMI) is selected by Exactech to conduct an independent evaluation of medical images from the BiPhasic Cartilage Repair Implant (BiCRI) IDE Clinical Trial approved by the Taiwan FDA.
CDISC releases new Protocol Representation Model toolkit
Research institutes : 23 April, 2012
The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) is releasing the first iteration of a Protocol Representation 'Toolkit' for clinical research at the CDISC European Interchange Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
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.
Practice Fusion offers social media-style messaging for doctors
Text messaging : 23 April, 2012
Practice Fusion is launching a HIPAA-compliant messaging feature within its EMR to enable physicians, nurses and medical providers to communicate with colleagues outside their practices.
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