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Implantable Pulse Generators ‘Stimulate’ Medical Device Industry

January 4, 2012 11:46 am | by Chris Vaillancourt | Articles | Comments

In recent years, there has been great excitement about the use of neuromodulation to treat a wide array of medical conditions and diseases. The technology uses electrical signals to stimulate or block different nerve impulses in the body and is adapted from technology used in cardiac rhythm management. Advanced ceramic materials are playing an important role in the technology and are poised to play an even greater one as these medical devices flood onto the market to treat an increasing number of ailments.

GlobalMed Introduces New Mobile Telemedicine Carts and Tablet PC with HP

January 4, 2012 5:38 am | News | Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GlobalMed today announced it is partnering with HP to introduce three new mobile telemedicine carts and a tablet PC solution powered by HP Workstations and EliteBook PCs that will bring doctors and patients together for clinical healthcare at a distance.

AirStrip Technologies Receives CE Mark for Mobile Patient Monitoring Solutions

January 4, 2012 5:29 am | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AirStrip Technologies, Inc. has received CE Mark certification to market its innovative mobile patient monitoring applications in the European Community as well as other international territories outside Europe, company officials announced today.

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Welch Allyn President & CEO Announces Intention to Retire

January 4, 2012 4:58 am | News | Comments

Skaneateles Falls, N.Y., January 3, 2012 - Welch Allyn, a leading manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, announced today that Julie Shimer, president & CEO of the company for the past five years, has announced her intention to retire at the end of this year.

CLSI Publishes 2012 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Standards

January 4, 2012 4:54 am | News | Comments

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA-January 2012-The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recently published updated editions of its antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) standards, Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility Tests; Approved Standard-Eleventh Edition...

Proto Labs Announces SkyLight as Latest Cool Idea!

January 3, 2012 4:41 am | News | Comments

MAPLE PLAIN, Minn. – Dec. 28, 2011 – The latest recipient of the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award, SkyLight, aims to make a big impact on global healthcare and science education. Proto Labs – the leading online and technology-enabled manufacturer of quick-turn prototype and short-run parts...

Quanterix Develops Microfluidic Consumable That Will Enable Next Generation Molecular Diagnostic Systems based on Single Molecule Array Technology

December 22, 2011 5:39 am | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanterix Corporation, a company enabling a new generation of molecular diagnostic tests based on its revolutionary Single Molecule Array (SiMoA™) technology, has reported a method for detecting individual proteins within microfabricated polymer...

App Store Names AirStrip CARDIOLOGY the Best iPhone Medical Application

December 21, 2011 6:36 am | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AirStrip CARDIOLOGYTM, the innovative cardiac patient monitoring solution from AirStrip Technologies Inc., has been named the best US medical application for the iPhone® as part of App Store Rewind 2011, which collects the year's top apps...

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Acacia Subsidiary Acquires 8 Patents for Infusion Pump Technology from a Major Medical Device Company

December 20, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acacia Research Corporation announced that a subsidiary has acquired patents relating to infusion pump technology from a major medical device company.

Studies Show that EarlySense's Contact-Free Patient Monitoring System Effectively Helps Hospital Patients Avoid Pressure Ulcers

December 20, 2011 4:56 am | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EarlySense, a market leader in proactive patient care solutions, announced today post regulatory approval clinical and interventional study results further confirming the EarlySense contact-free patient monitoring system's high value as a risk assessment tool...

World's first production-ready Bluetooth low energy blood pressure monitor will work with any Bluetooth version 4.0 Smart Ready smartphone or computer

December 19, 2011 10:20 am | News | Comments

Oslo, Norway – RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces that IDT International Limited – one of the world's leading OEM/ODMs (Original Equipment/Design Manufacturers) of consumer blood pressure monitors for global medical brands – has announced that it has successfully developed...

CardioNet, Inc. Announces the Launch of its Next Generation MCOT Device

December 15, 2011 5:44 am | News | Comments

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CardioNet, Inc., a leading wireless medical technology company with a current focus on the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias, today announced the launch of its next generation Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry device.

Aventyn Uses Plessey Semiconductors ECG Sensor for Mobile Health Applications

December 15, 2011 4:54 am | News | Comments

mHealthSummit – Washington DC December 05, 2011 – Aventyn Inc., an innovative provider of remote patient monitoring and chronic disease management solutions, announced the collaboration agreement at the 2011 mHealth Summit. The summit is organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health...

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Health Canada Approves Guided Therapeutics' LuVivaâ„¢ Advanced Cervical Scan for Detecting Precancer of the Cervix

December 15, 2011 4:49 am | News | Comments

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guided Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that Health Canada has granted marketing approval for the LuVivaâ„¢ Advanced Cervical Scan. The approval by Health Canada provides LuViva access to the United States' largest trading partner and to other markets...

SANUWAVE Technology Shown to Proliferate Adult Stem Cells

December 14, 2011 4:10 am | News | Comments

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SANUWAVE Health, Inc., an emerging medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of noninvasive, biological response activating devices in regenerative medicine, today announced the publication of peer-reviewed...

Microneedle Sensors May Allow Real-Time Monitoring Of Body Chemistry

December 13, 2011 4:44 am | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Sandia National Laboratories, and the University of California, San Diego have developed new technology that uses microneedles to allow doctors to detect real-time chemical changes in the body...

Nonin Medical GO2 Finger Pulse Oximeter to be Featured on The Balancing Act TV Show on Lifetime Television

December 12, 2011 3:40 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 12, 2011 /- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that the GO2™ Personal Finger Pulse Oximeter will be featured on "The Balancing Act" TV Show on Lifetime Television,...

Sony DADC and Maven Biotechnologies to Develop Smart Consumables for Novel Label-Free Detection

December 9, 2011 5:27 am | News | Comments

SALZBURG, Austria & MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sony DADC BioSciences and Maven Biotechnologies today announced a collaboration to develop and manufacture smart consumables for Maven's LFIREâ„¢ detection platform. LFIREâ„¢ stands for Label-Free Internal Reflection Ellipsometry.

COMPAS Trial Results Demonstrate the Safety and Efficacy of Daily Remote Monitoring with BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring in Pacemaker Patients

December 8, 2011 4:42 am | News | Comments

BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIOTRONIK today announced the publication of the COMPAS clinical trial results in the European Heart Journal1. COMPAS is the first large-scale, prospective, multi-center, randomized clinical trial to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of remote monitoring...

Lantronix Launches EDS-MD: Next Generation Device Aggregator for the Medical Market

December 8, 2011 4:38 am | News | Comments

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lantronix, a leading global provider of smart connectivity solutions that enable virtually any electronic device or machine to communicate and share data with applications and business and technology professionals, today announced the global launch...

CJPS Medical Systems Introduces Remote Patient Monitoring With Tablet PCs

December 2, 2011 4:56 am | News | Comments

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CJPS Medical Systems announces today that VitalPoint® HOME, its remote patient monitor, can be used with Microsoft Windows®-based Tablet PCs. This announcement comes on the heels of CJPS being the first company waiving all connectivity fees...

GE healthymagination Fund Invests in C8 MediSensors, a Developer of Non-invasive Continuous Glucose Monitors

December 2, 2011 4:40 am | News | Comments

NORWALK, Conn. & MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Capital and GE Healthcare, the financial services and healthcare divisions of General Electric Company, announced today an investment in C8 MediSensors, Inc., a privately held developer of non-invasive continuous glucose monitors for diabetic patients.

BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring Detects Atrial High-Rate Events Associated With Increased Risks for Heart Failure Patients

November 30, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIOTRONIK announced today the publication of “Detection of atrial high-rate events by continuous Home Monitoring: clinical significance in the heart failure-cardiac resynchronization therapy population” in Europace by Dr. Nesan Shanmugam et al.

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. Reveals a New Remote Mobile ECG Monitoring Solution at Medica 2011

November 23, 2011 6:45 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the world's largest medical trade fair, Medica 2011 held in Düsseldorf last week, CardioComm Solutions, Inc. (TSX-V: EKG) demonstrated their newly developed remote patient ECG monitoring service, called HeartCheckTM Smart Monitoring (Smart Monitoring).

Dolomite and Clearbridge BioMedics develop revolutionary instrument for cancer detection

November 23, 2011 5:50 am | News | Comments

Royston, UK (22nd November 2011) – Microfluidics expert, Dolomite, is delighted to announce its collaboration with Clearbridge BioMedics in the development of a novel instrument capable of detecting and isolating Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) from small quantities of whole, unprocessed blood.

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