Minnesota medical device company Medtronic is closing the books on a years-old wage discrimination case, paying $290,000 to settle claims that it paid Hispanic workers less than white workers. Filed by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the lawsuit claimed that Medtronic shortchanged 78 Hispanic entry-level employees at a Danvers, Mass., facility.
Seven out of 9 hospitals and healthcare providers surveyed "strongly" agreed that medical device makers need to step up their cybersecurity and privacy practices, according to a study conducted by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.
B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, announced today that it has received FDA approval of 0.9% Sodium Chloride for Irrigation in 2L and 3L containers. The approval initiates B.Braun's launch of TITAN® XL, a line of flexible bags that offers large-volume irrigation and parenteral nutrition solutions for compounding.
In the field of medical technology, wireless devices are seeing some of the most broad-reaching growth. This is due mostly in part to the wide range of applications that wireless medicine encompasses. Mobi Health News reports that the top ten areas wireless medicine has directly benefited include: Alzheimer’s, asthma, breast cancer, COPD, depression, diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, obesity, and sleep disorders.
I can be a kid at heart. And when I say that, I state it with an almost literal meaning. I still enjoy toys. Now, I’m not the 40-year-old virgin character from the movie of the same name, but I can’t admit to not still tinkering with Lego bricks and finding enjoyment from it.
TURCK has announced its new line of inductive angle sensors for rotary actuators. Operating with the inductive resonant circuit measuring principle, these inductive angle sensors deliver enhanced valve monitoring on rotary actuators. The sensors are designed with an innovative open face design...
A new micro diaphragm pump from the Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation is specifically designed for the needs of portable medical devices for advanced wound care. The Parker T2-05-IC micro diaphragm pump provides the negative pressure...
Small, robust and extremely non-magnetic. These are the qualities of the new micro-D connectors developed by Axon’ Cable. These miniature connectors are designed for devices which rely on magnetism when operating.
The new 406 series SMT socket strip from Mill-Max is ideal for socketing leaded IC devices on SMT boards and for low profile board stacking applications. The connector is dual row, .100” (2,54 mm) pitch, accepts standard IC leads and when used in combination with SMT or through-hole headers, provides a reliable interconnect solution.
Intuitive Surgical said the FDA expanded the 510(k) clearance for its FireFly fluorescence imaging system to use during gallbladder surgery using its da Vinci robotic surgery device. The device uses a video camera and fluorescent dye to show blood flow in vessels and tissue, by causing blood to appear green and bloodless tissue as gray, according to a press release.
Hospitals in 2011 paid an average of 34% less for drug-eluting stents than they did in 2007, according to a new report. They also paid 27% less for bare metal stents and 26% less for both pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators.
Sagentia Partners with Senseonics to Develop Novel Connected Health Solution to Improve Diabetics’ LivesSeptember 23, 2013 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
Sagentia Inc., a global technology and product development company, announced today that it has developed a medically regulated iPhone app for the Senseonics Glucose Monitoring System. The system has been designed to provide self-management assistance to diabetes patients and enable sufferers to live more confidently and easily.
Two-year-old LabStyle Innovations Corp. made the shift from an R&D-stage company to a commercial enterprise with CE Mark approval in the European Union to market its smartphone diabetes management system, the Dario all-inclusive blood glucose monitoring device and mobile data management system.
Researchers from NC State and the University of Houston (UH) are hoping to solve the “disconnect” between the mind’s signals and the response (or lack thereof) from a prosthetic device with a new four-year, $1.2 million collaborative project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Most people don’t think about the difference between walking across the room and walking up a flight of stairs. Their brains (and their legs) automatically adjust to the new conditions. But for people using prosthetic legs, there is no automatic link between their bodies and the prosthetics that they need to negotiate the new surroundings.