Smiths Medical has amended an urgent medical device recall that it first issued in August for its Medfusion syringe pump model series 3500 and 4000. After acknowledging that a defect in certain models of the pump can cause an “invalid syringe size” alarm to go off, the company added an option for facilities with trained staff […]
Smiths Medical parent company Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) saw shares fall more than 5% today after reporting a fall in underlying full-year revenue due to weaknesses in its medical device unit and energy equipment and service businesses. The fall made the company the worst performer on the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE 100 Index today. Smiths Medical was faced […]
The US Dept. of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team has released a warning over issues with Smiths Medical’s Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pump after discovering 8 cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the device. The notice is for versions 1.1, 1.5 and 1.6 Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pumps, according to the DHS […]
Smiths Medical said yesterday that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its CADD-Solis wireless ambulatory infusion pump. The device can connect wirelessly with Smiths’ PharmGuard Server infusion management software, enabling clinicians to deploy updates and drug libraries to all pumps simultaneously, as well as remotely manage device performance and monitor drug dosing. Get the […]
The future of medical technology could involve artificial intelligence, virtual reality and even direct connections to the human brain. A panel at DeviceTalks, led by Worrell Design’s director of advanced development, Derek Mathers, discussed how technological developments like Amazon’s Alexa and the accumulation of big data could shape future trends in medtech. Wielding big data […]
DJO Global said this week that it hired Jeffery McCaully as global president of its surgical business, effectively immediately. McCaulley succeeded Brady Shirley, who was named DJO’s president & CEO in November last year. McCaulley previously served as president & CEO of Smiths Medical, as well as president of Zimmer Biomet‘s (NYSE:ZBH) global reconstructive unit, where […]
Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) Smiths Medical division today launched an updated version of its PharmGuard interoperability software for its Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe pumps. The new version features bi-directional integration with any IHE compatible electronic medical record system, the company said. Smart pump programming allows a clinician order to be sent directly to the Medfusion pump, […]
Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) said today it divested its Wallace in-vitro fertilization product line to Cooper Cos. (NYSE:COO) CooperSurgical subsidiary for $174 million (UK £140 million). The divestiture is part of an ongoing program at Smiths to focus its portfolio on “market leading positions of scale in its chosen markets,” the company said. The company said that proceeds from […]
Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) posted better-than-expected 1st-half profits as growth at its Smiths Medical division made up for poor performance at its John Crane mechanical seals unit. Overall profits slid -8.5% for the 6 months ended Jan. 31 to $197.5 million (£140 million), or 46¢ per share (£0.325). Sales were down -3.1% to $19.84 billion (£1.37 billion) compared […]
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Smiths Medical is looking to expand its workforce by up to 35 employees as it fills out its expanding facility in Connecticut.
The device maker dedicated $1 million to adding a 20,000 square-foot facility to its existing 125,000 square-foot plant in Southington. The plants are just a street apart, according to a local report.