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James Rosh  Jan 03, 2024  2 months ago
Medical Devices: In a startling development within the realm of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued a Class I recall for Philips North America's Panorama 1.0T HFO MRI systems. This drastic measure has been taken due to the potential risk of explosion associated with the use of these magnetic resonance imaging machines. The ramifications of this reca...
Thailand Medical News Team  Aug 15, 2023  6 months ago
Medical Devices: Dutch medical devices maker, Philips, 'silently' started a recall process involving respiratory devices spanning from CPAP, BiPAP and mechanical ventilator devices on June 2021 but this recall was made publicly official on March 2023 and the company has so far recalled 73,000 devices in the United States alone with many more still in the process of being recalled. It is no...
TMN News Team  Aug 03, 2023  7 months ago
Medical Devices: In a shocking turn of events, Medtronic, a leading medical device manufacturer, has issued a Class I recall for over 348,000 of its implantable cardiac devices, including Cobalt XT, Cobalt, Crome ICDs, CRT-Ds, Claria MRI, Amplia MRI, Compia MRI, Viva, Brava CRT-Ds, Visia AF, Visia AF MRI, Evera, Evera MRI, Primo MRI, Mirro MRI ICDs. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/medical-devi...
Medical Devices - GlucoScreen  Apr 19, 2023  10 months ago
Medical Devices: The University of Washington's GlucoScreen is revolutionizing prediabetes diagnosis with its innovative smartphone-based system. Researchers from the university have developed a battery-free test strip capable of accurately measuring blood glucose levels, paving the way for more accessible and cost-effective at-home testing for prediabetes. With its compatibility with any smar...
Medical Devices - FreeStyle Libre Glucose Monitors  Apr 08, 2023  11 months ago
Medical Devices: More than 4 million FreeStyle Libre glucose monitors have been urgently recalled by Abbott after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced potential fire hazards associated with the devices. The lithium-ion batteries used in the system may get extremely hot, spark or catch fire if not properly stored, charged or exposed to liquids or foreign materials. This recall, cla...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  Oct 09, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 Medical Devices: Researchers and scientists from The Institute for Biomedical Engineering & Nano Science at Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai-China have developed a new face mask that detects the specific type of respiratory virus that is in close proximity and in surrounding environment and alerts the user via a smartphone app. The new face masks are capable of identifyi...
Source: Medical Devices - Non-Invasive Continuous Glucose Monitor  Sep 05, 2022  1 year ago
Medical Devices: GlucoRx Ltd, a medical technology company based in Surrey, United Kingdom that specializes in home use glucose monitoring devices for diabetics along with Cardiff University are on schedule to launch the world’s first truly non-invasive continuous glucose monitor in Europe by early 2023. The product will then be launched in the Asia-Pacific region by mid-2023 and subsequentl...
Source: Long COVID  Jun 24, 2022  2 years ago
A new study by researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina-USA and The City College of New York has found that home-based transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) therapy can help in Long COVID.   While the COVID-19 pandemic has now impacted the world for over two years, the persistent secondary neuropsychiatric effects are still not fully understood.   Ma...
Source: Medical Innovations And Startups  Jul 12, 2021  3 years ago
Medical Innovations: Australian researchers from RMIT University, Melbourne in collaboration with biotech start-up Soterius have developed a new sensor that can detect the presence of tiny amounts of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants from a person’s breath or even the environment despite minute amounts present. It works extremely well even with those that are asymptomatic. The new senso...
Source: Pulse Oximeters And COVId-19  Feb 22, 2021  3 years ago
The U.S. FDA issued a new guidance last Friday warning that pulse oximeters that have become popular during the COVID-19 pandemic for people to track their oxygen saturation may not always be accurate and that in some cases can actually lead to wrong readings and potentially put the lives of patients into high risk. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/pulse-oximeter-accuracy-...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  Oct 10, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Medical Devices: California-based Masimo, a  global medical technology company that develops and manufactures innovative noninvasive patient monitoring technologies, medical devices, and a wide array of sensors and a leader in primary pulse oximetry technology has won the U.S.FDA clearance for its Rad-G pulse oximeter, a rugged device developed with the help of The Bill & Melinda...
Source: COVID-19 Test  Oct 05, 2020  3 years ago
COVID-19 Test: A large multidisciplinary group of researchers from University of California-San Francisco, J. David Gladstone Institutes-San Francisco, University of California-Berkeley, Monash University-Australia and  Chan Zuckerberg Biohub-San Francisco have developed an amplification-free CRISPR-based mobile phone assay for direct detection of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronav...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  Aug 04, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19 Medical Devices: Majority of the critical care facilities around the world are on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Intubation is necessary to maintain many critical patients in the ICU, but too often obtaining an airway proves to be challenging.   In certain patients, intubation can take over a minute or more, potentially leading to serious consequences and also subj...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  Jul 07, 2020  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  4 years 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  5 years 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  5 years 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  5 years 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  5 years 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  5 years 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  5 years 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  5 years 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  5 years 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  5 years 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  5 years 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  5 years 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  5 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  5 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  5 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  5 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...