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Portable defibrillator analyser offers in service defibrillator testing benefits
Test equipment and testing systems : 22 June, 2012
Biomed technicians and engineers can quickly and easily verify the safe operation and functionality of defibrillators and AEDs (automated external defibrillator) by using Rigel Medical's compact,lightweight and portable UNI-PULSE defibrillator analyser.
Frenchay Hospital enhances interventional imaging capabilities
X-ray equipment : 22 June, 2012
Frenchay Hospital, part of North Bristol NHS Trust, installs an Artis zee Multi-purpose (MP) interventional imaging system from Siemens Healthcare.
European market for gastrointestinal endoscopy devices to reach USD1bn by 2016
Market research : 22 June, 2012
Market intelligence analyst Millennium Research Group (MRG) forecasts that increases in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening will drive sales in the European gastrointestinal endoscopy market, helping the market reach a value of $1 billion by 2016.
Covidien releases world's first knotless suture reload for laparoscopic procedures
Laparoscopic equipment : 22 June, 2012
Covidien is adding to the company's growing bariatric surgery portfolio of products and services designed to improve patient and surgeon experiences with weight loss surgery and other procedures.
Elekta buys Radon to strengthen position in Brazil
Radiosurgery and radiotheraphy equipment : 22 June, 2012
Elekta acquires Radon group, the leading linear accelerator (linac) service company in Brazil.
Life Technologies partners Boston Children's Hospital to optimise lab workflow
Automation systems : 22 June, 2012
Life Technologies and Boston Children's Hospital, home of the world's largest paediatric research enterprise, agrees a research and development collaboration to develop an end-to-end genetic sequencing lab workflow based on Life Technologies' Ion Proton Sequencer.
MHC signs health information network deal with InterSystems
Hospital information system : 21 June, 2012
Missouri Health Connection (MHC) and InterSystems are entering into an agreement for InterSystems HealthShare to be the technology foundation for Missouri Health Connection's (MHC) statewide health information network.
Illumina launches new whole genome sequencing service
DNA sequencing equipment : 21 June, 2012
Illumina is launching the RapidTrack Whole Genome Sequencing Service (RapidTrack WGS) which is a new offering in its FastTrack Sequencing Services operation that delivers a whole human genome in less than two weeks.
Oxford County EMS deploys integrated automated compression-defibrillator
Cardiac devices and equipment : 21 June, 2012
Oxford County EMS in Ontario, Canada, becomes the first emergency service in North America to use a revolutionary new system from Zoll Medical that allows rescuers to defibrillate a heart without stopping chest compressions for defibrillation.
Ascom acquires assets of GE Healthcare's Nurse Call business
Voice-assisted care : 21 June, 2012
Ascom acquires the assets of GE Healthcare's Nurse Call business headquartered in Bradenton, Florida, USA, and the acquisition will accelerate the growth trajectory of Ascom Wireless Solutions in the healthcare communication market.
ETView Medical signs distribution deal with Win-Med International
Tracheostomy equipment : 21 June, 2012
ETView Medical enters into a distribution agreement with Win-Med which enables Win-Med to market ETView's VivaSight airway management platform (previously known as TVT), in northern Italy for a period of two years
Spacelabs Healthcare launches medical telemetry solution
Telematics : 21 June, 2012
Spacelabs Healthcare, which pioneered medical telemetry decades ago by monitoring the vital signs of orbiting astronauts, is again making history with the launch of AriaTele, a new generation of feature-rich telemetry transmitters.
European Market for spinal implants slows by European financial problems
Market research : 20 June, 2012
Market intelligence analyst, Millennium Research Group (MRG) reports that demographic factors will increase volumes of spinal implant procedures which together with strong downward pressures on both selling prices and procedure volumes resulting from Europe's financial crisis will keep the European spinal implant market from growing as strongly as it otherwise would.
St Elizabeth Healthcare study shows CT dose reduction benefits
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 20 June, 2012
Healthcare facilities are looking to manage patient radiation dose while maintaining high image quality for accurate diagnoses which is why Dr Jeff Dardinger from St Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky, USA, reports initial findings of using Toshiba's AIDR 3D with the Aquilion ONE CT system to lower dose while maintaining high image quality across multiple CT exams.
NHS Supply Chain purchases 10 Elekta Linear Accelerator systems
Radiosurgery and radiotheraphy equipment : 20 June, 2012
NHS Supply Chain is planning to bring state-of-the-art cancer treatment to the United Kingdom by signing a deal to purchase ten Elekta Synergy radiation therapy treatment systems.
Life Technologies launches next generation genetic engineering kits
DNA sequencing equipment : 20 June, 2012
Life Technologies is launching three next generation GeneArt genetic engineering kits that allow molecular and synthetic biologists unprecedented speed, flexibility, precision, and efficiency for the seamless cloning, assembly, and editing of genetic material.
Austrian Medical Center upgrades cancer patient care with high-resolution MLC
Radiosurgery and radiotheraphy equipment : 20 June, 2012
Physicians at SALK and Paracelsus Medical University in Austria are beginning to use the new Agility 160-leaf multileaf collimator (MLC) which only required a quick upgrade to their existing Elekta Synergylinear accelerator.
Philips marks 100 shipments of digital wireless radiography system
Radiography equipment : 20 June, 2012
Philips is shipping 100th MobileDiagnost wDR, a mobile digital radiography (DR) solution with a wireless portable detector that facilitates diagnosis of immobile and critical care patients.
Asteral launches new Equipment-as-a-Service solution for the NHS
Managed Equipment Service (MES) : 19 June, 2012
Asteral is launching a new service offering that will help NHS Trusts to reduce equipment costs, enhance service quality and deliver improved patient outcomes.
Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital adds to mobile X-ray fleet
X-ray equipment : 19 June, 2012
To aid rapid radiographic imaging in the Emergency Room, at the bedside and in the Neonatal Care Unit, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust appoints Gloucestershire-based Xograph Healthcare to supply a number of new mobile digital X-ray systems.
St Jude Medical receives FDA clearance of the AMPLATZER Vascular Plug 4
Catheters : 19 June, 2012
St Jude Medical receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and plans to immediately launch the AMPLATZER Vascular Plug 4 (AVP 4) for use in transcatheter embolization procedures (minimally invasive procedures that involve the selective blocking of blood vessels) within the peripheral vasculature.
Six Spire Healthcare hospitals include cardiac scans to broaden CT services
Computed tomography systems (CT) : 19 June, 2012
Private healthcare provider Spire Healthcare is deploying a mobile Somamtom Definition AS CT system from Siemens Healthcare, adding specialist CT imaging capabilities to six Spire hospitals located across the north-west and north-east of England and north Wales.
New York eHealth collaborative opts for InterSystems HealthShare
Hospital information system : 19 June, 2012
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) selects InterSystems HealthShare as the technology foundation for health information exchange (HIE) for the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY).
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust agrees cash release savings deal with Vernacare
Infection control : 19 June, 2012
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust agrees an exclusive two-year partnership with medical pulp supplier Vernacare, also based in Bolton, to release savings of more than £20,000 across the two year deal, and benefit from UK kite marked quality standards.
Heart pump provides percutaneous haemodynamic support
Cardiac devices and equipment : 18 June, 2012
Abiomed receives Health Canada approval to market the Impella cVAD device, a new percutaneous Impella heart pump that provides peak flow of approximately four litres of blood per minute.
Skin barriers help to prevent peristomal skin issues in ostomy patients
Wound management : 18 June, 2012
ConvaTec is reporting observational study results showing that use of ConvaTec Moldable Technology Skin Barriers helped to maintain skin integrity and improve peristomal skin issues in stoma patients.
New GP guide aims to improve eye care for people with learning disabilities
Institutes, Royal Colleges and Trade Associations : 18 June, 2012
The Royal College of General Practitioners commissions The Royal College of Ophthalmologists to create a Best Practice Guide for GPs on Vision and People with Learning Disabilities.
Sorin deploys Camstar enterprise platform to drive quality improvements
Enterprise software : 18 June, 2012
The Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, is deploying Camstar Systems' Camstar Enterprise Platform to support its global growth and continuous improvement initiatives.
KCI receives 510(k) for VAC Therapy to manage closed surgical incisions
Wound management : 18 June, 2012
Kinetic Concepts receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market its proprietary Vacuum Assisted Closure, or VAC Therapy System, for the management of closed surgical incisions.
Elekta receives 510(k) clearance for revolutionary beam-shaping device
Radiosurgery and radiotheraphy equipment : 18 June, 2012
Elekta receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Agility, a revolutionary beam-shaping device integrated into the head of a linear accelerator (linac).
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