Hansen Medical and Philips Reinforce Collaboration in Robotic Systems for Endovascular InterventionsJuly 17, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
Hansen Medical and Royal Philips announced that they have reached an important milestone in their long-term collaboration by securing certified compatibility -- article 12 of the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC, as amended by 2007/47/EC -- between Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System and Philips' Allura interventional X-ray systems.
A team of physicians at DMC Harper University Hospital announced yesterday that it has successfully treated several patients with a new high-tech "vascular graft" that significantly reduces the risk of trauma to blood vessels used in connecting patients to the kidney dialysis machines that are essential to protecting their health.
The increasing miniaturization of assemblies demands the smallest possible yet still high-performance components. Balluff’s new line of miniature sensors meets these requirements. With small dimensions and top performance, they offer a great degree of freedom in design and make possible considerably more applications.
Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced a series of quantum cascade lasers (QCLs), offering both continuous and pulsed output in the mid-infrared region, at room temperature. This latest technology allows Hamamatsu to fabricate different QCLs with emission wavelengths tailored anywhere from 4.8 microns to 10.6 microns.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Power Solutions has expanded its list of products for immediate delivery. The FMCE SeriesTM are the next-generation Interpoint EMI filters. They are drop-in replacements for Interpoint legacy filters.
Radicom Research has announced the release of their RW8200 Embedded Serial to Wi-Fi Modules. It integrates a M3 Cortex host processor, Broadcom’s BCM44362 Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) and an embedded processor.
The biggest challenge for many medical device designers is selecting sensors that can help them optimize designs for size, cost, and complexity. A modular sensor design provides a single device that can be optimized for a variety of markets or customers, enabling a designer to select the right sensor with the appropriate functionality.
In today’s global market, lack of effective communication through the value chain is the greatest obstacle to successful home device design. To gain an advantage in the market, OEMs are continuously outsourcing component design and procurement. By doing so, OEMs increase the number of different entities involved in the value chain.
Device manufacturers need to ensure their product will be sufficiently cleaned by healthcare professionals. This article will focus on the areas of the FDA’s guidance document that are causing difficulties in cleaning validations, and will demonstrate how pre-validation laboratory work can help save time and money.
Device testing is required for a wide array of variables in the development of a medical device. When it comes to devices used directly by the patient, however, it is critical to test the patient/device “relationship.” This article looks at examining and testing the human factor when it comes to the handling of a medical device and how the design can be improved to enhance that relationship.
Edwards Lifesciences wants a federal judge to rule that a pair of patents owned by arch-rival Medtronic are invalid because they aren't specific enough. The patents cover nerve stimulation technology. Edwards and Medtronic have spent considerable time in courts around the world, each arguing that the other's transcatheter aortic valve implant infringes various patents.
AlignMed, the innovative developer of wellness wear that has been scientifically proven to reduce pain and improve posture, has received FDA Registration for its line of breakthrough specialty garments. AlignMed products are in an elite category of garments approved by the FDA Registration process as a Class 1 Medical Device.
The University of Colorado Cancer Center along with Yale University and the Denver Crime Lab report in the journal PLoS ONE the first proof of cancer’s ability to fuse with blood cells in a way that gives cancer the ability to travel, allowing previously stationary cancer cells to enter the bloodstream and seed sites of metastasis around the body.
ZOLL Medical Corporation announced today that it has purchased the assets of LIFEBRIDGE Medizintechnik AG, based in Ampfing, Germany. LIFEBRIDGE Medizintechnik is a leading provider of medical devices for emergency use that provide circulatory support and extracorporeal oxygenation to patients in acute circulatory or respiratory failure.
Research using electronic clinical data (ECD) has the potential to make major contributions to health care research and improve patient outcomes. However, many complex issues remain unanswered. A special August supplement to Medical Care presents an update from the Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum.