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GE Healthcare Submits the Final Module of Its Premarket Approval Application (PMA) for GE Breast Tomosynthesis Option

July 30, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), announced that it recently submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the final module of its premarket approval application (PMA1) for GE Breast Tomosynthesis, an option of the Senographe Essential system.

Class I Medical Device Recall: GE Healthcare Nuclear Medicine Systems

July 29, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Reason for Recall: GE Healthcare became aware of an incident at a VA Medical Center facility in the US. A patient died due to injuries sustained while being scanned on an Infinia Hawkeye 4 Nuclear Medicine System. On July 03, 2013 GE notified hospitals...

GE Healthcare's Q2 profits rise on flat sales

July 19, 2013 12:07 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

General Electric (NYSE:GE) said today that its GE Healthcare division posted 2nd-quarter profit gains despite flat sales, as the parent conglomerate beat Wall Street's earnings forecast by a penny. GE Healthcare logged profits of $726 million on sales of $4.49 billion for the 3 months ended June 30, for a bottom-line gain of 4.6% but a top-line slip of 0.2%.

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GE Healthcare takes nuclear imaging systems off line after unit collapses and kills patient

July 10, 2013 3:55 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

GE Healthcare issued an urgent field safety notice on its nuclear medicine systems after part of an Infinia Hawkeye 4 system collapsed and killed a patient in a New York Veterans Administration hospital. Last month, a 66-year-old patient was crushed by the Infinia system, a gamma camera, while undergoing a procedure.

GE Healthcare Announces Commercial Availability of New Methodology That Provides a Cancer Profile on a Single Slide

May 31, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare today announced at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology its plans for the commercialization of MultiOmyx ™, a ground-breaking new pathology platform, using proprietary methodology to analyze multiple proteins at a single-cell level.

GE Healthcare Acquires Unisyn Medical Technologies’ Transactional Business

May 29, 2013 2:30 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, the healthcare division of General Electric (NYSE: GE), announced today the acquisition of Unisyn Medical Technologies’ Transactional Business, a leading national provider of comprehensive ultrasound probe repair solutions to biomedical and clinical engineers, headquartered in Golden, CO. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Imaging Technology for Joint Replacements and Implanted Devices

May 28, 2013 10:13 am | by GE Healthcare | News | Comments

GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) has introduced MAVRIC SL, a novel magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technique designed to address the growing clinical need to more accurately image soft tissue and bone in patients with MR Conditional-labeled implants, such as joint replacements and other instrumentation.

GE Scientists in Technology “Relay Race” Against Cancer

May 20, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NISKAYUNA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2013--To commemorate National Cancer Research Month, a team of scientists from GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), are joined together in a technology “relay race” against cancer. They collectively are...

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GE Healthcare Unveils Exclusive Imaging Technology for Joint Replacements and Implanted Devices

May 15, 2013 4:33 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

At an event held at Hospital for Special Surgery, GE Healthcare introduced MAVRIC SL, a novel magnetic resonance imaging technique designed to address the growing clinical need to more accurately image soft tissue and bone in patients with MR Conditional-labeled implants, such as joint replacements and other instrumentation.

GE Healthcare Surpasses 500th Installation of Mobile X-ray Platform in the US

April 2, 2013 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) announced over 500 installations in the United States of its Optima* XR220amx and Optima XR200amx mobile x-ray systems. Globally the company has installed over 800 units. Designed to provide healthcare professionals with immediate...

GE, NFL & Leading Healthcare Experts Team up to Accelerate Concussion Research, Diagnosis & Treatment

March 11, 2013 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 11, 2013--(NYSE: GE) – GE and the NFL today announced the Head Health Initiative, a four-year, $60 million collaboration to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. The goal of the research and innovation program, guided by healthcare...

First U.S. Installation of Centricity Cardio Enterprise Complete

March 7, 2013 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 7, 2013--GE Healthcare today announced the first U.S. installation of its Centricity™ Cardio Enterprise solution at Oklahoma State University Medical Center. This robust IT solution supports GE Healthcare’s enterprise imaging strategy by offering cardiologists a...

GE Healthcare Survey Reveals Many Healthcare Organizations Not Prepared for Capacity Management Challenges

March 5, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 5, 2013--GE Healthcare Performance Solutions, a unit of General Electric Corp. (NYSE: GE), today announced the results of a new survey that shows U.S. healthcare organizations may not be prepared to tackle the serious capacity and patient flow challenges ahead....

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Merit Medical Signs Agreement to Acquire Thomas Medical Products, a Unit of GE Healthcare

November 27, 2012 9:55 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Merit Medical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, today announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire Thomas Medical Products, Inc. ("Thomas Medical") from GE Healthcare in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $167 million...

GE Healthcare Recognized by Industrial Designers Society of America for Design Excellence

August 23, 2012 11:43 am | News | Comments

GE Healthcare announced that it has been recognized by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) with three International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for Medical and Scientific Products. The IDEA program is a celebration of design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research, and concepts.

M&A: The top 15 acquirers among medical device companies

August 6, 2012 3:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A look at the most acquisitive medical device companies, culled from MassDevice.com's Big 100 database of more than 1,300 medical device industry transactions. More than $50 billion was spent on acquisitions by Big 100 medical device companies from the beginning of 2011 through the 1st half of 2012.

Covidien and GE Healthcare Form Five-Year Collaboration

May 3, 2012 5:26 am | News | Comments

Covidien and GE Healthcare, leading global providers of healthcare products and recognized innovators in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced a five-year, global collaboration to incorporate Covidien measurement technologies into GE Healthcare...

GE Healthcare to Develop Next Generation Compact Cyclotron and PET Tracer System for Global Markets

April 20, 2012 5:50 am | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), and NXT2B, a privately owned venture capital company, today announced they have entered into a joint financing agreement with the goal of developing a micro-scale radiotracer infrastructure including cyclotron...

GE healthymagination Fund Invests in Check-Cap Ltd., Developer of Ingestible Imaging Capsule That Could Detect Colorectal Cancer

February 2, 2012 5:44 am | News | Comments

NORWALK, Conn. & MILWAUKEE & ISFIYA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Capital and GE Healthcare, the financial services and healthcare divisions of General Electric Company, announced today an investment in Check-Cap, Ltd., a developer of an ingestible imaging capsule that may...

Capital Health Will be First in U.S. to Offer GE Molecular Breast Imaging

January 31, 2012 5:50 am | News | Comments

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. & WAUKESHA, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capital Health and GE Healthcare announced today the first Discovery NM 750b was installed at Capital Health's New Jersey Hopewell medical center. Capital Health is a central New Jersey region leader in advanced medicine...

A-STAR, GE Global Research Join Forces to Develop Integrated Advanced Medical Imaging Technologies

January 23, 2012 5:02 am | News | Comments

Singapore - (ACN Newswire) - GE Global Research, the central technology development arm for GE Healthcare and all of GE's businesses, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore's Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

GE Selects Bionime to Launch Innovative Diabetes Solutions

January 18, 2012 5:37 am | News | Comments

ALBANY, N.Y. & MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE today announced it has entered into a new worldwide licensing agreement with Bionime, a global leader in biotechnology medical testing, to provide new GE-branded solutions for the diabetes market.

New [18F]Flutemetamol Data Presented at 6th Annual Human Amyloid Imaging Conference

January 18, 2012 4:53 am | News | Comments

Miami, FL – Data presented at the 6th Annual Human Amyloid Imaging (HAI) meeting in Miami suggest that the investigational imaging agent [18F] Flutemetamol could add value to current diagnostic tools used by physicians to evaluate neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's Disease (AD).

GE, Microsoft to Launch Joint Venture Aimed at Global Healthcare System Transformation

December 9, 2011 5:54 am | News | Comments

BARRINGTON, Ill. & REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--General Electric Company, through its healthcare IT business, and Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to create a joint venture aimed at helping healthcare organizations and professionals use real-time, system-wide intelligence...

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.

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