CCSI Distributors, a subsidiary of Clinical Computer Systems Inc., announced their partnership with OB-Tools. This relationship provides exclusive distribution rights for OB-Tools TrueLabor Maternal Fetal Monitor (MFM) in the US Market. OB-Tools’ TrueLabor MFM offers a unique digital signal processing technology that enhances fetal monitoring in evaluating uterine contractions and FHR information. “As the demanding […]
EIZO announced that it has completed construction on a $25B (3B Japanese yen) factory at its headquarters in Hakusan, Japan for manufacturing medical and industrial monitors. The new factory is EIZO’s second at its headquarters and fourth in Japan. The company also has manufacturing facilities in Germany, China and the United States. The five-story, 15,000 […]
The implementation of surgical safety checklists (SSCs) at a tertiary care hospital was associated with a reduced risk of death within 90 days after surgery, but not within 30 days, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. Hospital length of stay was reduced after implementation of SSCs. Inpatients worldwide may expect a 30 […]
by Paula Gray and Sharon Kvistad, Navigant Many industries, including automotive manufacturers, NASA, information technology systems and countless others, suggest or even require implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS) in order to ensure products are manufactured to a high quality standard. For products like medical devices, QM systems ensure that products are not only of […]
A stent is a wire mesh tube intended to prop open an artery. When made from stainless steel or nickel-titanium (nitinol), stents are intended to be permanent. More recent stents are made of polymers designed to dissolve over a period of months. Fatty deposits called plaque can build up in an artery and reduce the […]
Healthcare devices maker Halma said it bought CenTrak, a privately owned maker of sensors, for about $140 million (£95.9 million), expanding its footprint in the U.S. healthcare market, according to Reuters. Amersham, England-based Halma, which makes products such as water quality test kits and smoke detector sensors, said the deal, funded using its existing cash […]
Medical catheters are tubes used in healthcare to deliver medications, fluids, or gases to patients, or to drain bodily fluids such as urine. Examples include vascular access devices or intravenous catheters, urinary catheters, and chest drainage tubes. Catheters are generally inserted into a body cavity, duct, or blood vessel. They may be thin, flexible tubes […]
In today’s challenging economic climate, a strategic patent portfolio is crucial to a medical technology company’s growth and survival, because it can provide numerous business advantages. Although patents are extremely important for medtech companies of all sizes, patents make up a significantly greater portion of enterprise value for early-stage medtech companies. Patent portfolios are often […]
Lucideon, the international materials technology company, has announced that it has extended its collaboration agreement with the Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre (STC) to include wear testing of orthopaedic hip and knee implants. The new agreement capitalises on the expertise of both companies in providing testing and analysis services to the medical device sector. […]
LabConnect, a provider of highly customized global central laboratory services to biopharmaceutical, medical device and contract research organizations, has built a new biorepository facility to expand services and better meet the evolving needs of the industry. LabConnect’s new, 5,000-square-foot biorepository in Johnson City, Tenn., features space for ambient, refrigerated, cold (-20C) and ultra-low temperature (-70C […]
C&K Components, a global manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card interconnect devices, and high reliability connectors, has expanded its KSC Series sealed SMT tact switches with the addition of four ultra long life switches that deliver up to five million cycles. Featuring momentary action functionality, single-pole, single-throw (SPST) contact arrangement, the IP67-rated KSC Series ultra long […]
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