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Teleflex launches new closed suction catheter

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical technologies for critical care and surgery, will showcase its broad portfolio of products for Respiratory Care at the 70thAnniversary of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Congress, October 4-7, 2017 in Indianapolis. At the congress, the company will be introducing the CleanSweep™ Closed Suction System (CSS), [...]

October 22nd, 2017|News|

Hitachi Supria True64 CT Receives FDA Clearance

Hitachi Healthcare Americas Inc. has announced on September, 15 that it has attained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market its Hitachi Supria True64 CT (computed tomography) system. The Supria True64 is a compact, economical and clinically versatile CT with 64 discrete detector and electronics processing channels to provide rapid thin 64-slice imaging [...]

October 15th, 2017|News|

Dentists to use squid ink to fish for gum disease

Squid ink might be a great ingredient to make black pasta, but it could also one day make getting checked for gum disease at the dentist less tedious and even painless. By combining squid ink with light and ultrasound, a team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a new [...]

October 13th, 2017|News|

Injectable gel holds promise as wound-healing material for strokes

A research team led by UCLA biomolecular engineers and doctors has demonstrated a therapeutic material in a form of an injectable gel that could one day promote better tissue regeneration following a wound or a stroke. During the body’s typical healing process, when tissues like skin are damaged the body grows replacement cells. Integrins are class of [...]

October 11th, 2017|News|

Superbugs will cause more deaths than cancer by 2050

Colorado State University biomedical and chemistry researchers are using creative tactics to subvert these superbugs and their mechanisms of invasion. In particular, they’re devising new ways to keep harmful bacteria from forming sticky matrices called biofilms — and to do it without antibiotic drugs. Researchers from the laboratory of Melissa Reynolds, associate professor of chemistry [...]

October 10th, 2017|News|

FDA Clears Two New CPAP Masks from 3B Medical

3B Medical has received FDA 510(k) clearance for two new CPAP masks, the Viva Nasal Mask and the Numa Full Face Mask, according to a company announcement. The Viva is 3B’s newest nasal mask. A light, simple and comfortable design makes this nasal mask stand out from the competition. The Numa Full Face Mask also received [...]

September 26th, 2017|News|

Abbott starts US study of Amplatzer device to correct common congenital heart defect in newborns

Abbott has started a US pivotal clinical study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a modified version of its Amplatzer device designed to correct a common congenital heart defect that occurs in approximately 80,000 pre-term infants in the US each year. Patent ductus arteriosus, or PDA, is a life-threatening vascular pathway, or duct, in the [...]

September 22nd, 2017|News|

Biotronik’s Edora HF-T QP, MRI-safe CRT pacemaker, secures FDA approval

Biotronik has secured approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Edora HF-T QP, a MR conditional quadripolar (QP) cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker (CRT-P). Claimed to be the smallest MR conditional CRT-P in the US, Edora HF-T QP features MRI AutoDetect technology, as well as closed loop stimulation (CLS) and the firm’s [...]

September 20th, 2017|News|

Philips Launches CardioMD IV Cardiac SPECT Solution at ASNC 2017

CardioMD IV enables cardiac imaging with improved workflow in a small footprint Philips highlighted its newest solution for nuclear cardiology, CardioMD IV, at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session, Sept. 14-17 in Kansas City, Mo. CardioMD IV leverages single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) technology, advanced Astonish reconstruction and cardiac quantification software to deliver diagnostic [...]

September 18th, 2017|News|

Verathon launches GlideScope Go – new portable handheld video laryngoscope system

Verathon has announced the launch of its all-new GlideScope Go video laryngoscope system. Compact, easy to use, and ready on demand, GlideScope Go is the latest in a line of industry-leading video laryngoscope systems from the go-to source for emergent and procedural airway management solutions. GlideScope Go is a durable, portable, high-resolution system for clinicians [...]

September 16th, 2017|News|