Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) were named in the Boston Consulting Group’s list of the 50 most innovative companies this year at the 20 and 42 spot, respectively. Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) and Google (NSDQ:GOOG) took the top 2 spots on the list. Other notable entries were Gilead at number 8, Bayer‘s (ETR:BAYN) at 11, Biogen (NSDQ:BIIB) at […]
Hitachi (NYSE:HIT) said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Supria 16-slice CT system imaging platform. The new device features a compact design and a Smart-Dose compliant dose saving system that can reduce the amount of radiation for the patient undergoing imaging, the company said. “Supria demonstrates Hitachi’s continuing commitment to provide superior product value […]
Neurological device maker NICO and Hitachi (NYSE:HIT) said they are collaborating to create an ultrasound probe to aid in brain tumor operations using Nico’s BrainPath device. Hitachi’s Aloka ultrasound probe, which is still being developed, will be usable with Nico’s BrainPath device to allow operators better visualization of the location, size, and proximity of vessels during […]
Hitachi Medical Systems America said the latest iteration of the Scenaria Advanced includes new low-dose technology designed to reduce patients’ exposure to X-ray radiation.
St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) won pre-market approval for 2 next-generation cardiac ablation systems this month, the Therapy Cool Path Duo and Safire Blu Duo catheters.
Both ablation systems use radiofrequency energy to freeze small areas of faulty cardiac tissue in patients with typical trial flutter, a type of arrhythmia in which patients experience abnormal heart rhythms or an abnormally fast heartbeat in the upper chambers of the heart.