Medtech stories we missed: Feb. 24, 2017

Several companies made distribution deals this week, while others received approval for their products. Here are some medtech stories we missed this week but were still worth mentioning. 1. Israel OKs E-Qure’s BST device for chronic wounds E-Qure Corp. announced this week that it received marketing approval for its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy Device (BST Device) from the

Philips has a value argument for new image guided therapy platform

Royal Philips has announced the launch of its next generation image-guided therapy platform, deemed Azurion. Philips designed the platform to allow clinicians to easily perform a variety of routine and complex procedures. Meant for use in interventional labs, Azurion is but another example of medical device products with a strong value-based sales pitch around controlling costs

Hill-Rom enhances surgical solutions portfolio with launch of mobile surgical table

In response to hospitals’ need to equip operating rooms with quality medical devices at a reasonable cost, Hill-Rom designed and developed the new TruSystem 3000 Mobile Operating Table. The introduction of this surgical table enhances the Hill-Rom Surgical Solutions product portfolio by providing a cost-effective, reliable and flexible operating table. The TruSystem 3000 Mobile Operating

Biomedical engineering is aligning with hospital IT: what it means for medtech

Traditionally in hospitals biomedical engineering departments are the ones responsible for installing and maintaining regulated medical devices. But this role has been changing over the last decade. With the rise of connected health, these teams are realizing that they need a tighter connection with the information technology departments. “Biomedical or clinical engineering departments have been

Medtech stories we missed: Feb. 17, 2017

Several companies released diabetes study results this week, while companies like BioTime closed on their public offerings and Pixium implanted its first bionic eye. Here are medtech stories we missed this week, but were still worth mentioning. 1. Insulet touts glucose control study Insulet Corp. announced the results from its first feasibility study of its Omnipod Horizon hybrid

Turns out unneeded ICD shocks have costs

A Stanford University School of Medicine–led team of researchers has discovered that implantable cardioverter defibrillators that administer shocks unnecessarily could actually do more harm than good. Those who have had a ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, survived sudden cardiac arrest and have a congenital heart disease typically have an ICD implanted, according to the American Heart

How Steute Meditech designs its customizable foot switches

Steute Meditech has a variety of customizable, medical-grade foot switch designs for the medical device OEM market, and they have no tooling or engineering development costs. Steute engineers design the foot switches through what the company says is a unique custom design program. Foot switches are designed with a mix and match of a variety

Mexico proposes changes to medical device regulations in 2018

By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Mexican regulators are in the early stages of revising various elements of the country’s sanitary registration process for medical devices, including classification, biocompatibility and technovigilance. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily

Medtech stories we missed: Feb. 10, 2017

From Glytec partnering to beat diabetes to Biolase, Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics and more getting FDA clearances, here are 7 recent medtech stories we missed this week, but were still worth mentioning. 1. BioTime proposes public offering of common stock Clinical-stage biotechnology company BioTech is intending to offer common stock shares in an underwritten public offering. BioTime focuses

DeviceAlliance offering free mixer to members

DeviceAlliance is a professional network for insight into key issues and opportunities within the medical device industry in Southern California. The inclusive networking organization is meant to support medtech startup creation, as well as helpFortune 500 corporations expand their market shares. Medical device professionals that have been or are currently employed by companies that offer

Vention acquires nitinol wire component maker Lithotech Medical

Vention Medical said today that it acquired Israeli nitinol wire component maker Lithotech Medical. The acquisition grows Vention’s portfolio of advanced components and tech for the development and manufacturing of medical devices. “Partnering with this talented group of nitinol experts expands our portfolio of advanced components and technologies as well as our applications expertise,” Tom

This C-section scalpel is designed to increase safety for fetuses

Ecomed Solutions announced the release of its SureGlide Cesarean scalpel at the 37th annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine this week. The scalpel is meant to prevent fetuses from getting cut during C-sections. Ecomed had engineers and OB-GYNs design the scalpel so that it eliminate fetuses getting cut during C-sections, according to the Mundelein, Illinois–based company. The

Medtec Report: China increases focus on med device development

Regulators in China are looking to promote and increase the localization and development of medical devices in the region and grow the market significantly, according to a report from industry group Medtec. China released its 13th 5-year health strategy plan, drawing a bead on medical devices as a “main breakthrough area” for the country, according to

Raumedic showing off tiny tubing, multilayer tubing at MD&M West

As a polymer component system provider for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry, Raumedic will be exhibiting at the MD&M West show in Anaheim, Califoria in February. The company will be demonstrating its ability to implement customer ideas in products that expertly combine functionality and cost-effectiveness. This year, the themes guiding Raumedic’s presence at MDM

SmartLab System measures respiratory signals, outputs up to 8 graphs

The SmartLab Instrumentation System is a flexible measurement device for monitoring respiratory signals. This modular system, from Hans Rudolph, includes Insight software and is configurable for a variety of measurements. The base module consists of a main system circuit board that accepts up to four sensor modules. It also has an input for a Nonin