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

Philips is bringing augmented reality to surgery: Here’s how

Royal Philips, a leader in integrated image-guided therapy solutions, has developed an augmented-reality (AR) surgical navigation technology. The new technology is designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive spine surgery. Philips has 750 hybrid operating rooms installed worldwide to assist with surgical and minimally-invasive endovascular procedures. These hybrid OR solutions paired with the

Starkey Hearing Technologies to launch complete ear health product line

For the last 50 years, Starkey Hearing Technologies has been dedicated to providing the best hearing experience for hearing professionals and patients alike. From developing innovative hearing technologies to our global efforts on hearing loss education, tinnitus and overall hearing health, the company says its goal is simple: help the world hear better to live better.

Global CT systems market to quadruple by 2023

The market for computed tomography (CT) systems, which are used to generate detailed images of structures inside the body, is set to rise from just under $3.6 billion in 2016 to around $12.1 billion by 2023, representing a compound annual growth rate of 18.2%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report

IV monitor maker ivWatch expanding into pediatric market

Hampton, Va.–based ivWatch has started to market its IV monitor to pediatric patients, a month after receiving  FDA 510(k) clearance for its Model 400 patient IV monitor for patients aged 17 and under. The company previously received clearance in February 2015 for patients aged 18 and under. The Model 400 has been in research and

Cogmedix saw significant revenue growth in 2016

Cogmedix, a leading medical device engineering and manufacturing services provider and subsidiary of Coghlin Cos, says its revenue grew 60% last year. An addition of several new medical device innovation clients and growth of its customer base helped. Both led to an increase in production of optical and laser-based medical devices. “During 2016 we added

EarlySense wants to get its mobile health sensor into your home

Health monitor company EarlySense is expanding into the consumer space. The Waltham, Mass.–based company announced Tuesday that is has created a contact-free consumer health monitor that can share information on heart, breathing cycles, stress and sleep indicators with users and their families and caregivers. The Live by EarlySense is a two-part system that is similar

Telemedicine platform offered to durable medical equipment makers

AASM SleepTM, a state-of-the-art telemedicine platform for board-certified sleep medicine physicians and accredited sleep centers, is now available to facilitate convenient, secure video functionality specifically for the durable medical equipment (DME) industry. AASM SleepTM provides a comprehensive solution for the DME field. A core component of the system is a secure, web-based video platform that

LPKF: Here’s how lasers could benefit the medical device industry

LPKF Laser & Electronics is promoting the advantages of laser plastic welding for medical device manufacturers. LPKF will present its laser systems solutions for the medical device industry at the 2017 MD&M West Expo in Anaheim, Calif. on Feb. 7–9. The bonding of plastic with focused laser radiation, known as laser plastic welding, is ideal

Cogmedix expands medical device manufacturing space

Cogmedix, a medical device engineering and manufacturing company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Coghlin Cos., announced that it is near completion of a renovation project at its Worcester, Mass. facility. The expansion will increase Cogmedix’s medical device manufacturing space by several thousand square feet. “Continued growth of existing customers combined with several new OEM’s coming on

Biom’up receives CE mark approval for first active hemostatic powder

Biom’up announced that it has received CE Marking for its Hemoblast Bellows active hemostatic powder and delivery system. Hemoblast Bellows is indicated in open surgical procedures as an adjunct to hemostasis when controlling of bleeding by conventional techniques is ineffective or impractical. Hemoblast Bellows is indicated in the following surgical specialties: cardiac, vascular, abdominal, urology,

Medical device companies will need to alter approach to M&A and product offerings in 2017

2017 will be a changeable and productive year for the medical devices industry, as aging populations, the need for cost-effective treatments and consistent innovation continue to drive growth, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest white paper states that as 2017 approaches, despite the medical devices landscape favoring large companies who can

Roland DGA announces launch of new METAZA MPX-95 direct part marking device and DPM kit for medical and industrial instrument traceability

Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of digital fabrication tools including 3D milling machines, 3D printers and engraving machines, has announced the launch of a new UDI (Unique Device Identification) barcode impact printer, the METAZA MPX-95, as well as an optional DPM (Direct Part Marking) Kit, as an exclusive solution supporting medical and industrial instrument