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Class I Medical Device Recall: GE Healthcare, LLC - Multi Absorber Original, Disposable - Model M1173310

January 6, 2014 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Multi Asborber, Original may have a thin wall condition, which may lead to small holes in the water (drain) tube. This may result in loss of anesthetic gases, ventilations and oxygenation. This product may cause serious adverse health...

FDA issues warning on Vital Signs' anesthesia devices

January 3, 2014 2:52 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Vital Signs Devices, a GE Healthcare company, issued a warning for its disposable Multi Absorber Original anesthesia system after receiving complaints to a potential safety issue. The disposable Multi Absorber Original is used in the Medisorb...

Imaging Technology Could Unlock Mysteries of a Childhood Disease

December 31, 2013 9:59 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with underlying health conditions, RSV can lead...


CareFusion Completes Vital Signs Acquisition In U.S., China

December 31, 2013 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CareFusion, a leading global medical technology company, today announced the completion of its acquisition of the Vital Signs division from GE Healthcare in the U.S., China and certain other geographies. CareFusion agreed to purchase Vital...

$3.5M Awarded for Commercialization of Medical Devices for Children

December 23, 2013 9:09 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) has been awarded $3.5 million over five years by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs in bringing medical devices for children to the market...

Newly Insured Bring New Opportunities and Challenges

December 19, 2013 4:12 pm | by Michael Frank, Healthcare Industry Expert, PA Consulting Group | Blogs | Comments

The medical device sector has emerged from the winter of the great recession into a much more price sensitive market. Pressure is mounting to reduce cost of devices where there are cheaper alternatives. While the 2.3% medical device excise...

The Pulse: Prosthetics with Feeling & One Hour AIDS Detection

December 19, 2013 4:05 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are giving feeling to prosthetics, detecting AIDS in an hour, improving inhaler technology, and stopping hemorrhaging in trauma patients. This episode features…          

Breathalyzer to Detect Lung Cancer

December 17, 2013 11:40 am | by The University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

Lung cancer is one of the world’s biggest killers. In the UK it accounts for six per cent of all deaths, largely because treatment is often ineffective by the time symptoms are diagnosed. But researchers at the University of Huddersfield...


Fastest CO2 Sensor Measures CO2 20 Times a Second

December 10, 2013 4:12 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CO2Meter has independently tested the SprintIR Carbon Dioxide Sensor by Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd (GSS) in the UK. Testing confirms the manufacturer's claim that it is the fastest carbon dioxide sensor in the world. Using a 5% CO2 version of the SprintIR sensor, a vacuum pump and custom software...

Power Management Systems for Mobile Medical Carts

December 10, 2013 2:21 pm | by Michael J. Mardis, Technical Sales, Hoffman Engineered Systems | Articles | Comments

Most mobile carts feature onboard power systems equipped with single or multiple batteries intended to provide enough energy to run computers, displays, scanners and other devices for extended periods of time without recharging. Power systems...

Masimo and Newborn Foundation Jointly Announce Mobile Health Initiative to Reduce Global Newborn Mortality

December 6, 2013 2:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Masimo today announced the launch of iSpO2™ Rx Pulse Oximeter with M-LNCS™ connector, enabling adhesive sensor use on newborns for accurate and cost-effective screening with mobile devices in low-resource settings. iSpO2 Rx features Masimo...

Mediware Releases New Respiratory Solution: Worklist Generator

December 5, 2013 10:45 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Mediware Information Systems, Inc., announces the launch of its newest respiratory care solution, MediLinks WTS. The solution is designed to automate workload distribution and facilitate Relative Value Units (RVUs) to reduce costs. WTS was...

ResMed buys Czech distributor Unimedis

December 4, 2013 11:46 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

ResMed said it bought out Czech medtech distributor Unimedis for an undisclosed amount. Prague-based Unimedis specializes in sleep-disordered breathing and respiratory care devices in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Unimedis co-founder...


Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Perform New Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

December 2, 2013 5:39 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Every time Susan Fischer sees someone lugging around an oxygen container, she wants to pull them aside and tell them, "It can get better." Fischer, 65, has severe emphysema, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is...

Inogen registers for $86M IPO

December 2, 2013 1:53 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Inogen registered for an initial public offering worth up to $86.3 million IPO, saying it plans to will trade on the NASDAQ exchange under the INGN symbol. The Goleta, Calif.-based medical device company makes oxygen concentrators used to...

Human Stem Cells Converted to Functional Lung Cells

December 2, 2013 11:05 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in transforming human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells. The advance, reported by Columbia University Medical Center researchers, has significant potential for modeling lung disease...

Breath Analyzers Market is Expected to Reach USD 4.5 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

November 27, 2013 4:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Breath Analyzers Market (Technologies: Fuel Cell, Infrared Absorption and Semiconductor Sensor; Applications: Alcohol Detection, Drug Abuse Detection, Tuberculosis...

CASMED Receives China Food and Drug Administration Approval for FORE-SIGHT Cerebral Oximeter

November 25, 2013 8:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

CAS Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in medical devices for non-invasive patient monitoring, today announced that its FORE-SIGHT Cerebral Oximeter has been approved by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for sale in that country...

Photos of the Day: Diagnostic Diapers

November 21, 2013 10:48 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea that annually kills 500,000 children under age five and hospitalizes millions more. India’s Achira Labs is creating a fabric-based chip that, when integrated into disposable diapers, will help...

83 Global Health Innovations Receive Grand Challenges Canada Funding

November 21, 2013 10:34 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today extends seed grants of $100,000 each to 83 inventive new ideas for addressing health problems in resource-poor countries. The Grand Challenges Canada "Stars in Global Health"...

Linde Healthcare at MEDICA: Launch of LIV IQ Cylinder Sets a Benchmark for Mobile Oxygen Therapy

November 19, 2013 7:01 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The new generation of oxygen cylinders, with an integrated pressure regulator that calculates and shows remaining time to the exact minute. LIV® IQ is also equipped with various visible and audible alerts which enhance patient safety in mobile...

World's Smallest and Most Portable CPAP Machine

November 19, 2013 11:49 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Z1 is a new innovative cpap device that is significantly lighter, smaller, quieter and more integrated than other cpap machines and is changing the rules of design, portability and user experience in the cpap industry. The innovative Z1 rewrites...

Breathalyzer Enables Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Diabetics

November 19, 2013 10:46 am | by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists | News | Comments

A novel hand-held, noninvasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels in the breath of diabetics. This research was presented at the 2013 American...  

Photo of the Day: Diabetes Breathalyzer

November 19, 2013 10:43 am | by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists | News | Comments

A novel hand-held, noninvasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels in the breath of diabetics. Ronny Priefer, Ph.D., of Western New England University...

Philips Honored With Prestigious Respiratory Industry Excellence Award At AARC International Respiratory Congress

November 18, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced it has earned the prominent Zenith Award for a 15th time from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). Philips is one of just six companies to receive the award that honors excellence in products and...

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