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Philips Handheld Blood Test Shows Further Promise in Clinical Setting

April 10, 2014 10:37 am | by Philips Electronics | News | Comments

Royal Philips has completed its first field study for its Minicare handheld cardiac Troponin-I (cTn-I) blood test, demonstrating the platform’s potential to produce lab-equivalent results with finger prick samples within minutes. The...

Installation of World's First High-Field MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System

April 7, 2014 10:27 am | by Elekta | News | Comments

Elekta, Royal Philips and University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht (the Netherlands) announced...

Philips to Establish Research & Innovation Hub in Africa

March 21, 2014 9:57 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya,...

Philips tests innovative telehealth solution for pregnant women

March 11, 2014 5:28 am | by Philips Electronics | News | Comments

Royal Philips Indonesia today officially announced its pilot-project in collaboration with...

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Philips Announces Achievement of Major Milestone in Largest Ever Sleep Apnea Clinical Trial

February 18, 2014 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Philips, a major sponsor of the Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study, today announced that the study has reached its enrollment goal of 2,500 patients, spread across seven countries and 84 hospitals and  medical institutions...

Philips Healthcare teams with P-Cure on proton therapy

January 20, 2014 4:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Philips aligned itself with Israel-based medical device company P-Cure, in order to advance the smaller firm's proton therapy technology. P-Cure develops low-cost proton therapy systems, which are smaller, cheaper radiation therapy system...

FDA dings Philips on InnerCool RTx component recall

January 15, 2014 5:09 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA dinged Philips for tardiness in its notification of the recall of a component for its InnerCool RTx body temperature control device in a warning letter sent last month. Philips issued a recall in January 2012 of the main control board for the...

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Nearly 30 device makers pledge to share data to make patients safer

January 12, 2014 5:49 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The growing Patients Safety Movement has more than doubled its commitments from medtech companies over the course of a single year, with nearly 30 companies promising so far to make the data gathered by their devices available to anyone...

Philips Healthcare signs Patient Safety Movement's data openness pledge

January 12, 2014 4:20 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Technology giant Philips Healthcare is 1 of the newest companies pledging to open up the data gathered by its medical devices in the interest of patient safety, MassDevice.com learned today. Philips Healthcare Patient Care & Clinical...

Gel Pillow Mask for Sleep Apnea Patients

December 12, 2013 10:03 am | by Royal Philips | News | Comments

Philips Respironics, a unit of Royal Philips, continues efforts to improve therapy options for sleep apnea patients with the industry’s first and only gel pillows mask. Philips Respironics brings the comfort and sealing power of gel to nasal pillows. Light and airy, Nuance is ...

U.S. Warns of Problems with Philips Heart Devices

December 6, 2013 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health regulators are warning the public that certain cardiac defibrillators recalled by Philips Healthcare may fail to deliver a needed shock in an emergency. Defibrillators are used by emergency responders and others to restore normal...

Philips showcases advanced imaging solutions at RSNA 2013

December 2, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At the 99th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) continues to demonstrate its technology leadership in imaging solutions with a portfolio of integrated imaging and...

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MITA Announces Support of Medical Device Single Audit Program

November 26, 2013 10:31 am | by MITA | News | Comments

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today announced its support of the pilot program for the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP), the details of which were unveiled this week at the November 2013 IMDRF Stakeholder...

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...

Philips Brings New Anesthesia Product and Patient Monitors to Market

October 16, 2013 12:22 pm | by Philips Healthcare | News | Comments

Expanding its scope of solutions for anesthesiologists, Royal Philips launched three new products: IntelliSave AX700 anesthesia machine and, IntelliVue MX400 and MX450 patient monitors. Delivering ease of use, durability and leading-edge...

Photos of the Day: Patient Monitoring via Google Glass

October 3, 2013 2:18 pm | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips and Accenture today announced the creation of a proof-of-concept demonstration that uses a Google Glass head-mounted display for researching ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of performing surgical procedures. The demonstration connects Google Glass to Philips IntelliVue Solutions...

First Proof of Concept for Delivering Vital Patient Data via Google Glass

October 3, 2013 2:08 pm | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips and Accenture today announced the creation of a proof-of-concept demonstration that uses a Google Glass™ head-mounted display for researching ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of performing surgical procedures. The demonstration connects Google Glass to Philips IntelliVue Solutions...

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Philips signs 10-year imaging tech contract with Dutch teaching hospital

September 4, 2013 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Technology giant Philips awarded a 10-year contract for continuous access of its ultrasound devices to the cardiology department at Medical Center Leeuwarden, a teaching hospital in the Netherlands. The Dutch hospital will also receive training services and periodic structural upgrades as part of the deal.

Philips Announces FDA Clearance for Its Pinnacle³ Proton Treatment Planning System

August 7, 2013 11:02 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Pinnacle³ Proton treatment planning system in the U.S. Philips’ Pinnacle³ is a recognized treatment planning system for external beam radiotherapy, which provides accuracy and reliability to users independent of the treatment delivery system.

Philips, Indiegogo team up on $100,000 healthcare innovation contest

July 15, 2013 10:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Philips Healthcare (NYSE:PHG) and Indiegogo teamed up to offer $100,000 in prize money, to be doled out to winners of the Innovation Fellows Competition. The cash will be doled out to 5 startup companies, with the grand prize winner walking home with $60,000.

Philips and Georgia Regents Medical Center Sign $300 Million, 15-Year Alliance

July 12, 2013 1:43 pm | by Philips Healthcare | News | Comments

Royal Philips and Georgia Regents Medical Center have announced a 15-year alliance to enable increasingly patient-centered approaches to care and to create an innovative business model that addresses current and future clinical, operational and equipment needs of GRMC’s multiple sites.

FDA Clearance for Philips' AlluraClarity X-Ray System

July 8, 2013 11:08 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

In close collaboration with leading clinicians in the field of minimally-invasive medicine, Philips has been driving innovation in interventional imaging for more than 50 years, helping to guide procedures such as the catheter-based treatment of obstructed coronary arteries, brain aneurysms, heart rhythm disorders and defective heart valves.

Neusoft Medical Signed Transfer Agreement with Philips to Acquire 25% Equities in Philips-Neusoft Medical Systems Joint Venture

July 5, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Neusoft has announced that Neusoft's wholly owned subsidiary, Neusoft Medical Systems Co. has signed agreements with Royal Philips Electronics and its affiliate company on the equities and assets transfer, intellectual property rights, contracted manufacturing and supply, components supply, customer service and support of Philips & Neusoft Medical Systems Co.

Philips IMR offers new capabilities to simultaneously reduce CT Radiation and enhance image quality

June 21, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced new capabilities for its Iterative Model Reconstruction (IMR) technology, a knowledge-based iterative reconstruction technique, that will simultaneously bring enhanced benefits to clinicians and patients.

Premier healthcare alliance awards new radiation treatment system contract to member hospital

February 20, 2013 2:55 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Group purchasing organization Premier inked a contract with Philips Healthcare for radiation treatment planning. The new team-based radiation treatment program was available to the Philips Healthcare network on Jan. 1, but Premier made the announcement this month.

Boston Scientific and Philips Healthcare Announce Collaboration to Enhance Imaging Equipment Offering

May 15, 2012 5:45 am | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation and Royal Philips Electronics announced a collaboration enabling Philips to sell Boston Scientific Imaging equipment in connection with its Allura Xper™ catheterization (cath) lab systems in territories throughout the world.

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