GE Healthcare issued its 2nd imaging system fall warning in as many months after the company discovered that certain Advantx and Innova systems were installed without 4 screws that hold up the overhead video monitors. There have been no reports of the systems falling, GE noted, but the company said that the missing screws may increase the risk of falls, asking hospitals to check their systems and report any issues.
Fujipoly has announced the introduction of Sarcon GR45A-00 a very low modulus thermal interface material with a low thermal resistance. This new formulation completely fills air gaps between components, board protrusions and recessed areas while exhibiting very low pressure.
AngioDynamics said its Canadian distribution partner won approval north of the border to market its Celerity tip location system for peripherally inserted central catheters. The distributor, Medcomp Inc., won the nod from Health Canada for the Celerity device, designed to be used along with AngioDynamics' BioFlo technology, according to a press release.
The Stackpole PV Series is a plastic encapsulated surface mount transient voltage suppression solution for working voltages up to 300vrms. The PV Series offers two case sizes: 3225 and 4032, which have equivalent electrical parameters to leaded disc types of size 5 and 7 respectively.
Nanosphere pulled down $30.2 million in a public offering of some 17.3 million shares, including a substantial over-allotment snapped up by the offering's underwriters. The $1.75-per-share offering closed today, with underwriters Piper Jaffray & Co., Canaccord Genuity Inc. and Cowen & Co. purchasing the nearly 2.3 million-share over-allotment, Northbrook, Ill.-based Nanosphere said.
Imec and Panasonic are jointly developing a fully integrated sample-to-answer device to perform molecular diagnostic tests. Recently, they’ve created prototype of the device. The chip is about half the size of a credit card that performs fast, simple and sensitive detection of genetic markers, specifically single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).
The financial pressures medical device OEMs are facing are very real. They’re experiencing reduced reimbursements from the government and insurance companies, increased taxes, and global competition. As a result, new business models are evolving to ensure new product innovation is not stifled and, most importantly, patient safety is not compromised.
General Electric said its GE Capital arm lent $10 million to Sonitus Medical for its SoundBite tooth-based hearing aid. San Mateo, Calif.-based Sonitus plans to use the funds to expand commercialization of the SoundBite device, which uses bone conduction to transmit sound via the teeth, according to a press release.
Medical device giant Covidien is at the center of a new infringement lawsuit accusing the company of violating a trio of Ivera Medical patents for technologies used to clean and disinfect certain valves and IV connectors. The devices in question are small caps that fit over the ends of needle-less IV connectors...
Scientists seeking new ways to fight cancer often try to understand the subtle, often invisible, changes to DNA, proteins, cells, and tissue that alter the body's normal biology and cause disease. Now, to aid in that fight, a team of researchers has developed a sophisticated new optical imaging tool that enables scientists to look deep within tumors and uncover their inner workings.
Researchers from Graz University of Technology, together with colleagues from the Medical University of Graz, Vienna University of Technology and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, have managed to develop absorbable implants to promote bone healing which are broken down by the body.
Inventors and Industry Experts Advocate New Free 3D Modeling Software in Interactive Design ChallengeSeptember 18, 2013 11:15 am | by Allied Electronics | News | Comments
RS Components and Allied Electronics are marking the recent launch of the DesignSpark Mechanical 3D design software by bringing together top industry advocates from the worlds of electronic and industrial design in a 48-hour challenge to create an invention using this intuitive new 3D modeling and assembly tool, which is available completely free-of-charge.
Despite a tough global economic climate, demand for multi-parameter patient monitors is predicted to increase during the next five years, according to a recent report published by IHS (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight.
Patients who continue to suffer inconvenience after a healed bone fracture may be better off having any plates, pins and screws removed. Scientific research headed by Dagmar Vos, who took her doctoral degree at University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht on 17 September, demonstrates that most complaints and symptoms, such as pain and restricted motion, improve after removing these so-called osteosynthesis materials.
Researchers using the cutting-edge X-ray technology at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source were able to take an inside look at several insects, gathering results that go beyond learning about insect physiology and biology. What they found could provide a blueprint for a material used for artificial ligaments and a new insight on how human muscles function.