vProtect luminal shield stent system wins EU approval: The European Union granted approval to Prescient Medical of Doylestown, Pa., to market its new catheter system for treatment of coronary lesions in patients with symptomatic ischemic heart disease.
With AnestAssist, iPhone now models anesthesia pharmacology: Palma Healthcare Systems of Madison, Wis., released new software that presents residents, anesthesiologists and intensivists with easy-to-understand, and hopefully clinically useful, visual data of pharmacological behavior and drug interactions for the most commonly used anesthesia medications.
Optoacoustics surgical communication system for MRI: Interventional MRI procedures, where the surgeon or radiologist is located at the gantry, often require creative communication with the technicians in the control room. The problem is that you can’t use conventional headsets because of the magnetic field, which not only interferes with the electronics inside but can also present a danger by sucking the headphones into the tunnel. Enter Or-Yehuda, Israel-based Optoacoustics and its nonferromagnetic communication system.
Laser-assisted nanosuturing in clinical trials: Clinical researchers at Mass. General Hospital’s Wellman Center for Photomedicine are developing a photochemical suturing technique that’s in early clinical trials.
A weekly roundup of new developments in medical technology, by medGadget.com.