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GE Healthcare Discloses Button Problem on Machines

October 18, 2013 1:33 pm | News | Comments

GE Healthcare is warning physicians that some of its ventilators and anesthesia machines may have unresponsive buttons. The company said the problem affects Engström ventilators and Aespire View, Aisys, and Avance anesthesia machines made...

Frost & Sullivan Acclaims GE Healthcare for its Renewed Vision and Focus on Delivering Innovative Radiology Informatics Solutions

October 16, 2013 3:00 pm | News | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of the radiology informatics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes GE Healthcare with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. GE Healthcare has remained a leader in the U.S. radiology...

GE Healthcare lands EU approval for Vivid E9 ultrasound

October 4, 2013 11:29 am | News | Comments

Medical technology giant GE Healthcare won European regulatory approval for the latest in its line of Vivid E9 ultrasound systems with XDclear technology. The next-generation system with XDclear features enhanced image quality in 2D, 4D, color and Doppler, tools that can help with hard-to-image patients, including those who are obese.


GE Healthcare Announces Agreement with Research Group at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden to Provide Next Generation Sequencing Services

September 27, 2013 4:00 am | News | Comments

GE Healthcare (GEHC), a unit of GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that it has won a tender to exclusively provide next generation sequencing services to a research group at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The sequencing services will be provided by a subsidiary of GE Healthcare, SeqWright Genomic Services, a Houston, Texas-based provider of nucleic acid sequencing and other genomic services.

GE issues another imaging system fall warning after discovering missing screws

September 19, 2013 7:59 am | News | Comments

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.

GE’s Silent Scan Dials Down MRI Noise to a Whisper

September 13, 2013 10:16 am | News | Comments

Doctor visits tend to be quiet affairs, unless an MRI exam, or a root canal, is on the agenda. An MR scanner can generate noise in excess of 110 decibels, enough to rival a rock concert. There is a good reason why this happens. “An MRI scanner is like a huge version of a speaker in your home,” says engineer Bryan Mock, who manages GE Healthcare’s MRI products.

GE, University of Washington to Develop 'Diagnostics-on-Demand' Device

August 8, 2013 9:00 am | News | Comments

You’ve heard of on-demand TV, now imagine on-demand medical diagnosis – anytime, anywhere in the world. Scientists at GE Global Research are working with a team based at the University of Washington to develop a new medical device, the size of a pack of playing cards, that can detect infectious disease by way of a simple nasal swab, in less than an hour.

Camera Crushes Patient; Sparks Recall

August 1, 2013 12:40 pm | News | Comments

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of GE Healthcare’s Nuclear Medicine Systems were recalled following an incident at a VA Medical Center in which a patient died due to injuries sustained while being scanned.


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

July 30, 2013 9:00 am | 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 | 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 | 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%.

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

July 10, 2013 3:55 pm | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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

May 15, 2013 4:33 pm | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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....

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

November 27, 2012 9:55 am | 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 | News | Comments

A look at the most acquisitive medical device companies, culled from'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...

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