Dolomite has launched a new range of self-priming Stainless Steel Piezoelectric Pumps providing a flexible solution for handling of small volumes of fluid within microfluidic systems. Available with and without tube barbs the low power miniature pumps (~7.5mW) benefit a wide range of industries and applications.
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Analog Devices low-power, single-lead, heart-rate monitor analog front end (AFE) (AD8232) for a wide range of vital sign monitoring applications. The Analog Devices AD8232 low power heart-rate monitor AFE is 50 percent smaller and uses up to 20 percent less power than competing solutions.
Dawn A. Lissy, president of Empirical Testing Corp., was a part of the staff written article, “It Begins and Ends with Testing.” She took time to present a full array of responses that were not able to be included in the article, so they are presented here.
Medical technology continues to grow smaller, yet remains robust, delivering an array of features that help enhance the level of care provided. One challenge is in powering these devices while keeping in mind the trend toward miniaturization. This article looks at lithium technology options and reviews the offerings of each type for medical devices.
Medical device makers would do well to fortify their cybersecurity strategies in preparation for the extra layers of software testing and review in development at the FDA. Federal healthcare regulators have solicited bids from security group Codenomicon Defensics to help build a "cybersecurity laboratory" where regulators can take a closer look at software bugs and weaknesses in medtech systems.
Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded the company a contract to purchase its CADD ® -Solis ambulatory infusion system for the Huntington, West Virginia, VA Medical Center.
BC Technical, the nation's leading non-OEM medical imaging solutions provider, has acquired C&G Technologies, the largest independent provider of CT solutions. The addition of C&G Technologies follows 6 previous medical imaging acquisitions and positions BC Technical as the only non-OEM in the country that provides nationwide CT and MR service, parts and refurbished systems...
Freedom Meditech roped in $7 million in a Series B financing round in support of 2 diagnostic products for diabetes management, 1 already on the shelves and 1 still on the bench. The fundraising was joined by new and returning investors, including funders who participated in a $2.5 million round in 2009.
Newly appointed Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser is bullish about the company's prospects, calling Siemens "virtually unbeatable" – as long as it retains the right people. Kaeser, Siemens' former CFO who took over the corner office just last week, said in a recent shareholders letter that his top priorities at the moment are "to steer Siemens back into calm waters and build a powerful team."
In a small clinical study, researchers administered a new method for treating chronic wounds using a novel ultrasound applicator that can be worn like a band-aid. The applicator delivers low-frequency, low-intensity ultrasound directly to wounds, and was found to significantly accelerate healing in five patients with venous ulcers.
A new study reports that peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) do not reduce the risk of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in hospitalized patients. PICCs have become one of the most commonly used central venous catheters (CVCs) in healthcare settings since they are considered easier and safer to use, with less risk of CLABSIs.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a way for photographers and microscopists to create a 3D image through a single lens, without moving the camera. Published in the journal Optics Letters, this improbable-sounding technology relies only on computation and mathematics—no unusual hardware or fancy lenses.
Theradome, a medical device company focused on bringing clinical-strength technologies to the consumer market, announces the release of its LH80 laser helmet to treat hair loss. This system, recently cleared by the FDA, was designed by world leading experts in hair loss, dermatological health, and biomedical engineering.
CorMatrix Cardiovascular, a leading medical device developer, today announced the receipt of three U.S. Patents for replacement heart valves that utilize unique biomaterial called extracellular matrix (ECM). The established leader in cardiac biomaterial, CorMatrix has more than 120 U.S. and international patent applications pending on various ECM-based compositions and structures.
MIT scientists have developed a new microchip that can quickly separate white blood cells from samples of whole blood, eliminating any preliminary processing steps—which can be difficult to integrate into point-of-care medical devices. The hope, the researchers say, is to integrate the microchip into a portable diagnostic device.