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Category: Medical Devices


Innovation, Medical Devices

Securing Medical Devices and IoT

July 1, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

I know it’s easy to be distracted by COVID-19 right now, but it’s important to remember that many of the challenges we faced pre-COVID-19 are still around and need to be managed effectively even as we deal with the pandemic. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New Disinfection Robot Can Destroy COVID-19 Virus in 2 Minutes

June 30, 2020

Via: HitConsultant

Xenex Disinfection Services, the world leader in UV disinfection for healthcare facilities, announced the launch of StrikeForce, an innovative disinfection service that destroys the novel COVID-19 virus in two minutes. For the first time, organizations can engage Xenex’s team of […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Researchers develop low-cost emergency ventilator

June 24, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Engineers and physicians at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have developed a low-cost, easy-to-use emergency ventilator for Covid-19 patients based on a ventilator bag usually found in ambulances. An automated system that can be fabricated and assembled in […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 30.1% in deal activity in May 2020

June 18, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A total of 58 deals worth $1.44bn were announced in May 2020, compared to the 12-month average of 83 deals. Venture financing was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 39 deals which accounted for 67.2% […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

Fitbit receives FDA authorisation for emergency ventilator

June 4, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Wearable technology device company Fitbit has received emergency use authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a low-cost emergency ventilator Fitbit Flow. The automatic resuscitator has been developed by the company in response to the global need […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Boston Scientific launches tool to monitor radio frequency energy

June 2, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Boston Scientific has launched DIRECTSENSE Technology, a tool to monitor the effect of radio frequency (RF) energy delivery during cardiac ablation procedures. Launched in the US, the tool received the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in April and […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Exera medical wire and wire components: changing lives with middle ear implants

June 1, 2020

Via: www.medicaldevice-network.com

Until fairly recently, there weren’t many options for people with cochlear failure and hearing loss. But the production of medical-grade precision wire has helped change all that by allowing for minute devices including cochlear and middle ear implants and other […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

If The Pandemic Teaches Us Anything, It Should Be The Need For A Preventive Approach To Healthcare

May 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

A pandemic which has affected more than three and a half million people worldwide and killed more than a quarter of a million (and the death toll grows daily) is a good opportunity to rethink healthcare as we know it. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

A new biosensor to quickly and reliably detect novel coronavirus

April 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Jing Wang and his team at Empa and ETH Zurich usually work on measuring, analyzing and reducing airborne pollutants such as aerosols and artificially produced nanoparticles. However, the challenge the whole world is currently facing is also changing the goals […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Market value growth of diagnostic imaging devices expected during Covid-19 outbreak

March 26, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Hospitals are stretched thin to meet the demands of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Hospitals need to invest in their radiology suites to effectively diagnose and treat patients. While CT systems are in high demand due to their capability for clear […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

VR could help detect early-onset balance problems in MS patients

March 12, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Virtual reality (VR) testing could help to detect the onset of balance problems in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), research from the University of North Carolina (UNC) has found. People with MS often have an increased risk of falling and […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearable adhesive patch sensor accurately predicted worsening heart failure

February 25, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Wearing a removable, adhesive patch sensor accurately predicted worsening heart failure and the need for hospitalization several days before heart failure hospitalization occurred among veterans with heart failure, according to research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Brain stimulation device could improve motor function after stroke

February 21, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A non-invasive magnetic stimulation headset could improve motor function in stroke patients, a new study has found. In a clinical trial of 30 patients who had survived chronic ischemic strokes, the transcranial rotating permanent magnet stimulator (TRPMS) produced significant increases […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearable devices estimate cardio-respiratory fitness during everyday activities

February 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have developed a method to estimate cardiorespiratory fitness levels that could be applied to data captured by wearable fitness trackers during activities of daily life. This could facilitate testing for those with low exercise tolerance and may reduce the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

Self-moisturizing smart contact lenses

January 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Smart contact lenses are wearable devices that could accelerate vision beyond natural human capabilities. They are being developed for a wide range of applications from non-invasive monitoring to vision correction to augmented reality display. “Although there have been many recent […]