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Keep up to date with all the new Medical Devices developed and approved ,read about all the latest trends in the Medical Gadgets and Medical IT industry.
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  Jul 07, 2020  8 days ago
COVID-19 Medical Devices: To date, emerging studies suggests that COVID-19 patients are at a higher risk of stroke and promptly diagnosing and treating such patients is a priority in hospitals across the world.   Furthermore, identifying which COVID-19 patients are at increased risk of developing a stroke is also important, and may help with preemptive treatment and monitoring.   Los A...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  Jul 05, 2020  10 days ago
COVID-19 Innovations: The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought a slew of new challenges for clinical facilities, including how to deliver as much care as possible at a distance or remotely not only for precautionary measures to safeguard the wellbeing of healthcare staff but only for better monitoring of COVID-19 patients..   Researchers from the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at To...
Source: Thailand Medical Devices  Jun 12, 2020  1 month ago
Medical Devices: It is a well-known fact that cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) treatment inactivates various pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.   Medical researchers are now exploring if cold atmospheric plasma CAP is used in the nasal, oral, and pharyngeal cavities, nosocomial super infections in patients with mechanical ventilators, which are a frequent cause of death, could potentially b...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  May 18, 2020  2 months ago
Medical Devices:  VitalConnect a Silicon Valley based biotech company has announced that it has received US FDA Emergency Use Authorization status for use of its VitalPatch to detect changes in the QT interval of hospitalized patients undergoing drug treatment for COVID-19.   Due to cardio-toxicity of many experimental drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients, many doctors would bene...
Source: Medical Devices News  May 13, 2020  2 months ago
Medical Devices:  Texas Based Biotech Company, Aspenstate announced that it has received US FDA clearance for the AiRTouch, a lightweight portable X-ray system that could be particularly useful for quickly obtaining chest X-rays of COVID-19 patients.   The portable handheld device weighs in at 5.5 pounds (2.5 Kg) and resembles a large digital camera with a touchscreen. AiRTouch acq...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 17, 2020  6 months ago
AEDs or Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) are common these days in airports, stadiums, and other places where there are very many people around. They are still expensive medical devices, and so are not as widely available as they should be. Individuals who are susceptible to suffering from dangerous cardiac arrhythmias but that don’t have appropriate implants would probably be safe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 05, 2020  6 months ago
Chicago-based startup, Augmedics, which developes surgical virtual reality technologies, has received US FDA 510k clearance for its augmented reality (AR) xvision system. Xvision is comprised of a headset that emulates “X-ray vision” during surgery by projecting 3D navigation data onto the surgeon’s retina. Designed using transparent hardware components, the headset allows a surg...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 16, 2019  7 months ago
Japan based Medical Device Giant, Nihon Kohden that has offices in the US, Europe and other parts Of Asia  is launching a new patient vital signs monitor specifically designed to extend monitoring capabilities to outpatient facilities and to patient beds that typically wouldn’t have continuous vital signs monitors. The medical device lets clinicians quickly take readings on blood oxygen...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 10, 2019  7 months ago
Despite only being unveiled at the RSNA 2019 conference in Chicago, a forthnight ago, Canon Medical’s brand new Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition spectral CT scanner, a system that takes advantage of artificial intelligence technologies is already getting massive orders in Asia including one for new hospital in Bangkok, 3 for new hospitals in Vietnam, 3 for  hospitals in India and more in th...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  8 months ago
The New Duodenoscope Features Sterile, Disposable Cap and Elevator to Reduce Contamination and Minimize Reprocessing Burdens.  PENTAX Medical touts the medical device’s ease of control, and ability to view the mucosa and visualize it in high-definition, and to find the papilla for successful cannulation.   Medical device giant, PENTAX Medical, a healthcare industry leader in diagno...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019  8 months ago
Numerous studies1 are showing that male infertility rates and low sperm counts is rising globally2 due to varied reasons.   But guys, before you go and burn your tight undies or jeans, know that the causes are uncertain and the findings are controversial3. What is certain is that low sperm count can lead to infertility, and, though women are often blamed, men are wholly or partially responsib...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  8 months ago
Genteel LLC has unveiled its its patented, painless vacuum lancing device that is US FDA approved and is now more accessible to people living with diabetes at an economical pricing. Unfortunately, diabetes is a chronic, lifelong disease with no cure in sight. The current estimate for people living with all types, including gestational, is 415 million worldwide, with an additional 46% undia...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 22, 2019  8 months ago
Thailand Medical Device News Siemens Healthineers obtained US FDA clearance and is releasing its brand new SOMATOM X.cite single-source premium CT scanner. The device, along with a high-end X-ray tube and other enhancements, features the company’s new myExam Companion technology that can intelligently adapt each scan to optimize a number of variables.   The new medical devi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 14, 2019  8 months ago
The Senza Omnia spinal cord neurostimulation system for chronic pain management by Nevro, a firm based in Silicon Valley, has secured US FDA approval. The stimulator device can deliver traditional spinal cord stimulation at frequencies below 1.5 kHz, along with Nevro’s proprietary HF10 stimulation that goes up to 10 kHz. Both low and high frequency therapies can even be provided at the sa...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 22, 2019  10 months ago
Abbott Laboratories has always aimed to help people with diabetes move away from traditional fingerstick testing towards continuous and minimally invasive glucose monitoring, which results in better health outcomes and overall diabetes management. As such Abbott is proud to unveil its new upgraded FreeStyle Libre 14 day Glucose Monitoring device. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day system incorporates a w...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 02, 2019  11 months ago
Biobeat, an Israeli firm has been granted clearance by the US FDA for the company’s wrist watch and patch that measure blood oxygenation, heart rate, and blood pressure. Biobeat is the first blood pressure monitor in the world that does not  rely on a traditional cuff allows for long-term monitoring of blood pressure, particularly in patients who have difficulty keeping track of their h...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 04, 2019  12 months ago
Baxter International has obtained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its PrisMax system and integrated TherMax blood warmer, the futuristic platform for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) to to treat those with acute kidney injury and certain autoimmune diseases.   The medical device was developed based on inputs and fe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 04, 2019  1 year ago
BraveHeart Wireless Inc., a leading innovator in clinical-quality biometric wearables, has received clearance from the US FDA for the BraveHeart Life Sensor Cardiac Monitoring system. The Life Sensor Cardiac Monitoring system is intended for use by doctors and cardiologists within a health care setting. The system captures heart rate and EKG data using a Life Sensor electrode affixed to a patie...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 29, 2019  1 year ago
A team of researchers and biomedical engineers from Duke University have created a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that could make the vision-saving technology available to many poorer areas in Asia and also worldwide. The newly redesigned 3-D-printed spectrometer scanner is 15 times lighter and smaller than current branded systems and cost less than one tenth the pri...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 01, 2019  1 year ago
One of the most common cancers affecting men globally is Prostate cancer, with a rising  rate of about 1 out of 8 men being inflicted. Due to the close anatomical association between the prostate and nearby organs, very often complications of prostate cancer treatment result in  urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.   California-based Avenda Health has created a new la...
Source: 410 Medical  May 29, 2019  1 year ago
410 Medical, a Durham, North Carolina firm, has released a new version of its LifeFlow rapid infuser for treating infected patients during sepsis or shock. The LifeFlow Next Gen can safely deliver 500 ml of crystalloid fluid rapidly in less than two minutes, nearly four and a half times faster than when using a standard pressure bag. The device can be  operated with one hand and can be used w...
Source: Acutus Medical  May 01, 2019  1 year ago
Acutus Medical, a California based company, won European clearance for its AcQMap contact mapping software. The company also won FDA approval for its second generation AcQMap platform .   The technology, used during cardiac ablation procedures, creates volumetric images of the atrial anatomy using ultrasound At the same time, contact-free charge density is used to generate high-definition 3...
Source: Eko Inc, Berkeley  Apr 02, 2019  1 year ago
Eko, a company that makes advanced and innovative stethoscopes that we really like, is now releasing its Eko DUO combination stethoscope/ECG device. The Eko DUO works along with a paired smartphone or tablet, allowing a physician to simultaneously record heart sounds and ECG (single lead) tracings at the point of care. The DUO makes it easy to capture ECG intervals and systolic time intervals...
Source: Alphatec Inc, California  Mar 03, 2019  1 year ago
Alphatec Inc based in California, recently obtained  US FDA clearance for the SafeOp automated neuromonitoring system for use in real-time intraoperative nerve location and assessment. The system relies on somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) and and electromyography (EMG) as the two complementary modalities, one for evaluating the functionality of nerves and the other their locati...
Thailand Medical News  Feb 14, 2019  1 year ago
A variety of health care trackers, including the Apple Watch, offer consumers the ability to record their ECG signals. Though the claims about these offerings are mostly accurate, they may be misleading to those that believe these devices mimic the capabilities of in-hospital ECGs. In reality, wrist-worn and other wearable ECG monitors are only single-lead devices that can pretty much only detect ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 03, 2019  1 year ago
Medipines, a company based in California’s Orange County, obtained US FDA clearance for its MediPines Gas Exchange Monitor. The device is used to measure and monitor a variety of respiratory parameters and indices of patients presenting with lung conditions.       It can help to quickly triage patients and make decision making easier by providing parameters such as&nbs...
Thailand Medical News  Jan 19, 2019  2 years ago
Quell is a US FDA cleared, over-the-counter wearable therapeutic device for chronic pain. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that has been around for decades. It is used to treat pain and a few other conditions, but over those decades it has gotten a bit stale. New companies, though, are taking TENS therapy to a new level and NeuroMetrix is one of the leaders...
Source: Bruin Biometrics  Jan 13, 2019  2 years ago
Pressure ulcers are a common malady for bedridden patients, a situation that clinicians have been struggling to improve significantly. There are devices that  sense how long a part of a body has been pressed on for too long, beds that deflate and inflate different areas to provide temporary respite, and clinical routines that help to prevent pressure ulcers. Bruin Biometrics, a compa...
Source: University Of California -Berkeley  Jan 02, 2019  2 years ago
A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's. In a proposed device, two of the new chips would be embedded in a chassis located outside the head. Each chip could monitor ele...
Source: Teva Pharmaceuticals  Jan 01, 2019  2 years ago
The FDA has approved the first inhaler with built-in monitoring sensors to track medication adherence for asthma and COPD patients, according to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. The ProAir Digihaler (albuterol sulfate 117 mcg) inhalation powder is equipped with built-in sensors that connect via Bluetooth to a companion mobile application, which stores data. Teva's &nbs...
Source: Canon Medical Systems  Nov 17, 2018  2 years ago
Canon Medical Won FDA clearance to bring to the U.S. market its brand new Vantage Orian 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner. It features a wide 71 centimeter bore and quiet operation thanks to its Pianissimo and Pianissimo Zen technologies. Pianissimo makes all scanning sequences quieter, while Pianissimo Zen allows certain scans to be performed at near ambient noise levels. To help young patients and those ...
Source: Cerebrotech Medical System  Nov 01, 2018  2 years ago
A portable, visor-like device has shown potential for detecting emergent large-vessel occlusion with 92% accuracy in patients who may have had a stroke. The researchers suggest that the diagnostic device could be readily accessible to emergency personnel and in public spaces in the same way a defibrillator is available for treating heart attacks.   Researchers and clinical investigators Med...
Source: Abbott  Oct 02, 2018  2 years ago
Abbott won the European CE Mark for its FreeStyle Libre 2 continuous glucose monitor that features low and high glucose level alarms, letting patients know in real-time that they’re falling outside of their normal range. The system doesn’t require regular and painful finger pricks, instead relying on an upper arm sensor that regularly measures glucose within the interstitia...
Source: Philips, Amsterdam  Aug 28, 2018  2 years ago
Dutch technology company Royal Philips has unveiled its new cardiovascular ultrasound system EPIQ CVx to offer solutions for diagnostic, pediatric and interventional applications.   The company used an EPIQ ultrasound platform to design the new system, which offers advanced image quality through a new generation organic light-emitting diode (OLED) monitor. The system uses ana...
Source: University Of Geneva  Aug 08, 2018  2 years ago
Brain injuries, particularly the milder ones, are difficult to accurately diagnose. CT scanners can help, but often they just don’t have the resolution for clinicians to identify unusual aberrations in the image. Moreover, they expose patients to radiation, are not always available, and the process of using them and evaluating the images produced can take quite some time before results are a...
Staff Writer, TMN  Jul 11, 2018  2 years ago
Our Selection of the best models The world has seen so much growing sophistication in smartphones, internet services, and computers. The good news for health workers is that stethoscopes were not left out. Today, we have electronic stethoscopes.   But now that we have several companies and brands producing these techy stethoscopes, it may become a little confusing in choosing what the best ...
Source: siemens.com  Jul 10, 2018  2 years ago
Siemens Healthineers is releasing a fresh update to its popular ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system. The device can image deeper than before while maintaining a high quality output, an important capability for those on the front lines of the obesity epidemic. As an example, using the Deep Abdominal Transducer (DAX) that comes with the Sequoia, clinicians can image targets pretty well as dee...
Source: Spectrum IQ  Jul 09, 2018  2 years ago
Baxter won FDA clearance for its Spectrum IQ infusion system, which has some interesting features designed to prevent the wrong drugs and wrong dosages from being administered. The device connects to the hospital’s electronic medical record system, receiving information from it and sending its own data there for permanent storage.   Baxter’s Dose IQ software within the Spec...
Source: cookmedical.com  Jul 08, 2018  2 years ago
  Cook Medical‘s: Hemospray has been approved by the FDA for performing hemostasis during endoscopic procedures within the GI tract.   It uses the firm’s unique inorganic powder as the active agent, which turns into a gel when it meets blood. The gel stays put and keeps the blood from passing through the treatment area.   Since heat is not used for administering t...
Source: Embolx  Jul 07, 2018  2 years ago
Embolx, a new medical device company out of Silicon Valley, develops microcatheters for arterial endoembolization procedures, and now their next-generation Sniper Balloon Occlusion Microcatheter will be available in the US. The new family of microcatheters shows significant improvement over previous devices, and offers physicians enhanced performance features to make it easier to navigate through ...
FUJIFILM USA  Jul 06, 2018  2 years ago
FUJIFILM is releasing a couple surgical visualization systems that were designed to improve minimally invasive procedures.   The FUJIFILM EL-580FN Ultra-Slim Video Laparoscope System uses the firm’s own Super-Honeycomb CCD sensor to produce high quality images that are sharp and reproduce colors accurately. So-called “Chip on the Tip” high definition digital image...
Source: wustl.edu  Jul 09, 2018  2 years ago
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new technique to deliver genetic material into cells. Called Acoustic Shear Poration (ASP), the method combines ultrasound waves and focused mechanical force to create pores in the cell membrane, allowing genetic material to enter the cell.   Gene therapy holds enormous promise, but getting DNA and RNA to enter cells is a cha...
Source: Google  Jul 04, 2018  2 years ago
Diabetes management is slowly moving away from needles, finger sticks, and insulin pumps that intrude on a person’s life. Now, researchers from the University of Waterloo have developed a novel combination of radar and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to help people manage diabetes more effectively and detect changes in glucose levels without having to traumatically poke the skin or...
Source: HydrUstent  Jul 03, 2018  2 years ago
Stents are widely used in patient care, but a major complication is infection and, for many types of stents, the need for eventual surgical removal. HydrUStent, a startup based at the University of Minho in Portugal, hopes to improve those limitations.   HydrUStent’s product is a ureteral stent made from a patented material that is antibacterial, homogeneous, and biodegradable. I...
Source: SOAMVAC  Jul 02, 2018  2 years ago
Some post-surgical wounds, including following abdominal surgeries and mastectomies, may require suction drainage to prevent post operative complications due to edema and fluid collections. Suction bulbs have been common for the past few decades, since they don’t require external power and are very simple in design. New technologies can significantly improve this, as batteries have become mo...
Source: Neural Analytics  Jul 01, 2018  2 years ago
Neural Analytics, the Los Angeles based company that won FDA clearance a couple of years ago for its Lucid M1 Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound System, now won another clearance, this time for its NeuralBot robotic ultrasound positioner. The two devices work together and when united will be called the Lucid Robotic System.   The NeuralBot automatically positions the ultrasound probe,...

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