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Las Palmas Medical Center Among First in Nation To Perform Single-Site Robotic Hysterectomy Surgery

April 26, 2013 9:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EL PASO, Texas, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at Las Palmas Medical Center recently became one of the first facilities in the nation to perform a hysterectomy using a new single-site platform for robotic surgery. "This single-site robotic...

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NinePoint Medical Receives Additional FDA 510(k) Clearance for NvisionVLE Imaging System

April 26, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 26, 2013--NinePoint Medical, Inc., an emerging leader in the development of medical devices for in vivo imaging, today announced that it has received an additional 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its NvisionVLE ™ Imaging...

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Ketchikan Medical Center Implements The SurgiCount Safety-Sponge® System

April 26, 2013 6:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SurgiCount Medical, Inc., the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: PSTX), today announced that Ketchikan Medical Center (KMC) in Ketchikan, Alaska will become the first hospital in the...

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Groundbreaking Integrated Solution for Automating 3D Scanning & Inspection

April 25, 2013 5:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The ATOS ScanBox 6130 is the newest addition to GOM’s product line of advanced automated solutions with the capability of scanning parts larger than 6.5 ft and/or up to 4,400 lbs in weight. The ATOS ScanBox series is a turnkey solution for automating 3D scanning and inspection applications.

Wire-to-Board Connector Features a Unique Double-Lock Design

April 25, 2013 5:09 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose Electric has developed the DF61 Series, a low-profile double-locking wire-to-board connector with the capacity to handle up to 5 Amps and 350 Volts. The DF61 Series is a rugged, 2-position connector that features a unique “Swing Lock” design that utilizes a positive and friction lock together to deliver a cable pull force resistance of 10 N.

Portable Ventilators & the Advanced Design of Brushless DC Motors

April 25, 2013 5:07 pm | by Michael Bloom, President, Sinotech | Sinotech | Articles | Comments

The BLDC motor is a synchronous electric motor that has coils wound around the stationary lamination stack of a stator—not a rotating armature—and magnets mounted on a rotor. This basic design has allowed engineers to create BLDC motors small enough to fit into portable ventilators used in hospitals, emergency vehicles, and homes.

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RoHS Deadline Approaches for Medical Electronics

April 25, 2013 4:41 pm | by George Karalias, Director of Marketing & Communications, Rochester Electronics | Blogs | Comments

Engineers and buyers in the medical device manufacturing industry should note the following date: July 22, 2014. That is the day medical electronics must comply with the EU’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulation. Medical devices have so far been exempt from RoHS, which requires the elimination of lead, cadmium, mercury, and other substances from electronics.

Robotic Fluid Dispensing

April 25, 2013 4:30 pm | by MDT Staff | Dispense Works, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Dispense Works has released a new device, ideal for larger dispensing applications. The RG 4836 Series offers machine tool performance in standard travels up to 4’ x 8’. Configurations for single and 2 part material dispensing are included.

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CareFusion Reaches Agreement In Principle On Previously Disclosed Matter With Federal Government

April 25, 2013 4:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical technology company, today announced an agreement in principle to resolve previously disclosed government investigations related to prior sales and marketing practices for its...

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CytoVas And BD Biosciences Ink Alliance To Co-Develop Personalized Diagnostic For Vascular Health

April 25, 2013 3:52 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA , April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CytoVas, LLC and BD Biosciences, a division of BD (Becton,  Dickinson and Company), announced today they have formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop a new blood-based diagnostic test to predict individualized patient risk of heart attack and stroke.  This test, currently called the Vascular Health Profile (VHP), fills a...

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Highly Anticipated Laparoscopic Medical Device, The Novatract Dynamic Retractor, Debuts at Scientific Meetings

April 25, 2013 2:52 pm | by NovaTract Surgical | News | Comments

NovaTract Surgical, a venture-backed startup medical device company, unveils its leading-edge laparoscopic entry device, the NovaTract dynamic retractor, at two major scientific meetings this month: the SAGES 2013 Surgical Spring Week in Baltimore and the ASCRS 2013 meeting in Phoenix.

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April 2013 Digital Edition

April 25, 2013 2:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

Given the number of device applications that involve the transfer of a gas or liquid, it is no wonder pump technology is such a significant part of many healthcare-related products. “Innovation Drives Pump Technology to Meet Today’s Medical Designs” focuses on how today’s medical device demands are being answered by advanced pump technology.

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House Bill Preserves Medicare Patient Access to Doctor-Prescribed Equipment Says AAHomecare

April 25, 2013 1:53 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicare patients are one step closer to ensuring continued access to much-needed home medical equipment thanks to the bipartisan efforts of Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-Ga.) and Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) Late last night, the two...

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A World of Custom Switches Allow Medical Device OEMs to Integrate Signaling

April 25, 2013 12:49 pm | by MDT Staff | Tapeswitch Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Tapeswitch offers a wide variety of pressure sensitive, general purpose signaling switches for use with medical equipment and devices that function as control switches for operation in various applications. Available models include ribbon switches, touch pads, foot switches, hand switches, and sensing cells.

Glasses Read to the Blind

April 25, 2013 11:24 am | by Florida International University | Videos | Comments

A unique pair of eyeglasses developed by a Florida International Univ. student team could revolutionize the lives of the blind, enabling them to walk into a library or a store, pick up any book or a can of soup and read it. The Eyetalk concept has been hailed by venture investors as a potentially breakthrough product that could make a difference for disabled people worldwide.

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