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UMCG Enrolls First Patients in PneumRx RENEW Pivotal Trial for Treatment of Severe Emphysema

December 17, 2012 2:47 pm | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

PneumRx, Inc., a leader in interventional pulmonology, announced today that University Medical Center Groningen has enrolled and treated the first patients in the FDA-approved RENEW pivotal trial to evaluate the RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil (LVRC). The RePneu LVRC, a minimally invasive medical implant designed to treat the symptoms of severe emphysema...

Novel Stethoscope Using Solvay's Radel® PPSU is First to Assess Injured in High-Noise Environments

November 8, 2012 12:02 pm | News | Comments

Active Signal Technologies Inc., Linthicum Heights, Md., a leading contract research firm specializing in electromechanical devices, has developed the first stethoscope that can detect heart/lung activity in high ambient noise (above 90 dBA) including combat casualty and civilian emergency medical environments.

Ceretec Inc., Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Product Innovators, Introduces NO-Diff, a Nitric Oxide Lung Diffusion Gas Mixture

October 17, 2012 11:21 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Ceretec, Inc. today announced that it has introduced an FDA-listed nitric oxide gas product (NO-Diff™ Nitric Oxide 800 ppm Lung Diffusion Mixture) for use in membrane diffusing capacity (DLNO) testing in pulmonary function laboratories in the U.S.

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VBOX, Inc.'s Trooper Oxygen Concentrator Receives FDA Approval

October 2, 2012 11:02 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

VBOX, Inc., a medical device company, today announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its Trooper™ portable oxygen concentrator for prescription oxygen therapy. The Trooper will be available in second quarter of 2013 for patients who are prescribed oxygen and want to maintain a more active lifestyle.

Covidien recalls tracheostomy tubes

August 15, 2012 12:00 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Medical device firm Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) has recalled several lots of cuffed Shiley brand tracheostomy tubes, which are inserted into patients’ windpipes to help them breathe when they can not do so on their own. The recall followed customer complaints about leakage or disconnection between inner and outer cannulae during mechanical ventilation of patients.

Breathe's Non-Invasive Open Ventilation System Approved for Department of Veterans Affairs Federal Supply Schedule

August 13, 2012 1:35 pm | News | Comments

Breathe Technologies, Inc. received official approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs for its Non-Invasive Open Ventilation (NIOV™) System to be added to the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS). The NIOV System has important benefits for patients with later stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

New Biotech Company Launches After Discovery

July 30, 2012 11:03 am | by Casandra Andrews, Press-Register | News | Comments

The business, Exscien -- which in Latin means 'for science' -- was recently awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health to support the development of a new drug aimed at preventing and reversing acute lung injury.

Covidien Announces Global Launch of Nellcor SpO2 Module for Philips IntelliVue Patient Monitors

June 25, 2012 6:11 am | News | Comments

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced the launch of its Nellcor™ SpO2 single parameter module for use with the Philips IntelliVue patient monitoring platform.

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Aircraft Medical launches the McGRATH MAC 2 blade for paediatric patients

June 8, 2012 5:31 am | News | Comments

The McGRATH® MAC 2 blade is designed to provide physicians with a clear view of the vocal cords to help facilitate easier intubation and reduce airway complications.

Ultrasound needle guidance technology from Ultrasonix now approved for use in Europe

June 7, 2012 7:15 am | News | Comments

Ultrasonix Medical Corporation has received CE certification for its SonixGPS technology for Regional Anesthesia and Vascular Access, which will be immediately available in all countries that are part of the European Community. First approved for use in Canada...

Medline Launches U.S. Health Care Industry's First FDA Cleared Face Mask that Inactivates Flu Viruses

June 6, 2012 6:24 am | News | Comments

With the latest flu season currently underway, health care workers can now benefit from a major breakthrough. Medline’s BioMask™, the first-ever FDA cleared antiviral, antimicrobial medical face mask that is shown to inactivate 99.99 percent of laboratory tested flu viruses...

PneumRx, Inc. Receives FDA Approval to Commence Pivotal Clinical Trial of RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil System

May 15, 2012 5:22 am | News | Comments

PneumRx, Inc., a medical device company dedicated to bringing innovation and improvements to the treatment of lung disease, today announced that it has received FDA approval to commence a 30-site pivotal clinical trial to support a PMA application for the RePneu LVRC System.

Advanced Brain Monitoring Announces Launch of Apnea Guard

May 3, 2012 6:24 am | News | Comments

Advanced Brain Monitoring, Inc. announced the world-wide launch of an important new product in the treatment of sleep apnea, the Apnea Guard®. Apnea Guard is the first validated temporary oral appliance with clinical equivalence to custom oral appliances...

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Covidien Completes Acquisition of Newport Medical Instruments, Inc.

May 2, 2012 6:31 am | News | Comments

Covidien plc, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Newport Medical Instruments, Inc. for an aggregate...

Viora Introduces Rent-to-Own Program for Reaction Device in Canada

May 2, 2012 6:19 am | News | Comments

Viora is excited to announce that its popular “Rent-to-Own” program for Reaction™ will now be offered in Canada to medical aesthetic practitioners. Now Canadian physicians will have the ability to introduce the leading medical aesthetic device for body contouring...

Tangent Medical To Unveil Innovative Closed IV Catheter System to Address IV Therapy Challenges

April 18, 2012 5:14 am | News | Comments

Tangent Medical, an innovator in IV therapy products, today announced its participation (Booth # 329) at the 2012 INS Annual Convention & Industrial Exhibition on April 30 - May 2, 2012 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. The NovaCathâ„¢ Secure IV Catheter System...

Parker Medical and LMA Vitaid Announce Canadian Distribution Agreement

March 23, 2012 12:30 pm | News | Comments

LMA Vitaid in Ontario, Canada and Parker Medical in Highlands Ranch, Colorado are pleased to announce an exclusive distribution agreement under which LMA Vitaid will sell and distribute the full line of Parker Medical's innovative airway management products throughout Canada.

Curetis AG to Present Its Unyvero System for Pneumonia Diagnostics

March 22, 2012 7:28 am | News | Comments

Holzgerlingen, Germany -- Curetis AG, an innovative molecular diagnostics company focusing on the development and commercialization of in-vitro diagnostic products for infectious diseases, today announced the presentation of its Unyveroâ„¢ System and the Unyveroâ„¢ P50 Pneumonia Cartridge...

Popularity of Homecare Breathes Life into the Respiratory Devices Market

March 22, 2012 7:26 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK (GBI Research) - The global market for respiratory devices is set to increase due to an increase in the number of patients suffering from sleep disorders and respiratory problems, and the increasing popularity of homecare devices, according to a new report by business intelligence experts GBI Research.

Federal Circuit Decides Masimo, Represented by Knobbe Martens, Is The First Inventor of Additional Breakthrough Patient Care Technology

March 13, 2012 11:55 am | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Knobbe Martens today announced that the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) holding that Masimo was the first to invent breakthrough measure-through-motion pulse oximetry technology.

CN Creative Raises Series a Funding To Develop First Medically Approved Electronic Inhaler Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Smoking Cessation

January 25, 2012 5:17 am | News | Comments

MANCHESTER, UK – CN Creative, Ltd. (CNC), a healthcare company providing innovative and sustainable solutions to reduce smoking and smoking-related illnesses, today announced it has raised a Series A financing round led by Advent Life Sciences. The financing raised £2 million...

PMD Healthcare Launches Spiro PD—The First Personal Spirometer to Monitor Lung Function

January 24, 2012 5:26 am | News | Comments

ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA -- PMD Healthcare Inc., announced today the launch and availability of its novel new lung health monitoring device – Spiro PD. Recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Spiro PD is the first and only personal spirometer...

Circadiance to Launch New Respiratory Supply Products

January 13, 2012 4:52 am | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH /PRNewswire/ -- One of the premier providers of innovative supplies for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) products, Circadiance celebrates the completion of its fifth year with a variety of planned new product launches. These launches promise to build upon...

Choosing Sensors to Improve Sleep Apnea Machine Efficiency, Accuracy, and Reliability, and Enhance Patient Comfort

December 22, 2011 9:19 am | by A.J. Smith | Articles | Comments

Sleep apnea is a condition that impacts millions of people and can have a significant impact on their sleep. Treating such a condition can be challenging for medical device manufacturers. As such, this article looks at sensor solutions that can be used within a sleep apnea device, explains the differences, and provides valuable insight on the technology.

Syprosoft Engineering Announces the Successful Development of a Drug Delivery Device

December 22, 2011 5:48 am | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Syprosoft Engineering announced today the successful completion of the design of an innovative disposable drug delivery device for Surgin Inc. The design process included fluid flow analysis, stress calculations, materials selection, ergonomics, rapid prototyping...

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