Phillips-Medisize showing off respiratory device capabilities at DDL2017

Phillips-Medisize will be exhibiting at the Drug Delivery to the Lungs Conference in Scotland next month, providing a chance to further tout its respiratory device capabilities. The Hudson, Wis.–based contract manufacturer boasts more than 30 years at the forefront of inhalation technology. The company’s experience ranges from feasibility to selecting the right components – all the way through

Pediatric cardiac patients have better quality of life with ECMO

A new study has shown that cardiac patients who have been treated for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) have had overall favorable outcomes among survivors. ECMO gives breathing and heart support to critically ill children – artificially removing carbon dioxide and oxygenating red blood cells outside the body – while doctors treat other illnesses, according to

Medtech stories we missed this week: March 3, 2017

Several clinical study results were published this week, while other companies reached distribution deals. Here are some medtech stories we missed this week but were still worth mentioning. 1. Health Canada approves Ventripoint’s complete heart analysis system for 2D ultrasounds Ventripoint Diagnostics received a license from Health Canada for its new VMS-Plus machine and the 4-chamber

Study: Patient error cuts dose in half for inhalers

Researchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have identified patient errors that cause inhaler users to get about half as much medicine as they should from each dose. The team said that clinicians have known for years that patients don’t use their inhalers as prescribed, but inhaler-dosing studies tend to focus on the rare cases

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

H&T Presspart and Cohero Health launch first market-ready, fully-connected metered dose inhaler to optimize care of asthma and COPD

H&T Presspart and Cohero Health have launched the first market-ready, intuitive, fully-embedded and connected metered dose inhaler (eMDI) aimed at improving adherence andenabling continually optimized care of patients with asthma and COPD. It is the only eMDI integrated seamlessly with BreatheSmart from Cohero Health, a comprehensive respiratory disease management platform that uniquely enables tracking of

Electromed introduces expanded SmartVest garment and SmartVest SQL generator colors to product line

Electromed announced the expansion of its SmartVest SQL Airway Clearance System product line to include new SmartVest garment and SQL generator colors, offering patients with chronic impaired airway clearance more opportunities to personalize their HFCWO therapy experience. The expanded SmartVest garment and SQL generator colors debuted at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Orlando,

Cohero raises $9m Series A for smart inhalers

Cohero Health said today that it closed a $9 million Series A round for its BreatheSmart patient monitoring platform, which can track medication adherence and measure lung functioning. The funds are also earmarked for commercial development efforts and expanding Cohero’s clinical trial program. The round was led by Three Leaf Ventures with participation by Zaffre Investments and BioAdvance, Cohero

Formulation capabilities brings hope for patients with chronic breathing problems

Chronic respiratory diseases that affect the airways and different structures of the lungs are on the rise. As per an article in the journal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion prevalence of asthma has been increasing since 1980. Furthermore, COPD is believed to be one of the fourth main cause of death in North

Smart sensor converts inhalers into connected devices to help patients with Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)

Biocorp, a French company specializing in the development and manufacturing of medical devices and smart drug delivery systems, announces the launch of Inspair, the smart sensor which converts inhalers into connected devices to help patients with Asthma or COPD. “Biocorp’s objective is to develop innovative solutions in order to improve treatment compliance by patients suffering

Breathtec Biomedical taps product developer DTG

Breathtec Biomedical said today it tapped DTG Partners Consultants to aid the company move towards product commercialization. DTG Partners provides product development and regulatory strategies for design, testing and manufacturing phases of medical device development, Breathtec said. “The product development expertise Val and Rick bring to the table is critical at this stage of our

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare releases new OSA mask

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare announced the introduction of an innovative new mask, the F&P Brevida. F&P Brevida The F&P Brevida is a nasal pillows mask designed for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It features an AirPillow seal which inflates to form a “pillow” of air in and around the nose for a gentle,

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare releases new mask for non-invasive ventilation

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare announced the introduction of the F&P Nivairo, a hospital mask for non-invasive ventilation therapy. The F&P Nivairo The F&P Nivairo incorporates patented Fisher & Paykel Healthcare technology to deliver improved quality of care for patients requiring non-invasive respiratory support. Key features of the new mask include unique, world-first TubeFit zones, and

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare releases new humidification system

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare announced the introduction of an innovative new product, the F&P 950 Heated Humidification System. F&P 950 system The F&P 950 will provide respiratory support across the care continuum of invasive, non-invasive and Optiflow nasal high flow therapies. It is a high performance system that is designed to be easy to set

Philips connects Trilogy ventilators to the Internet of Things

Philips said today its Trilogy family of portable ventilators are slated to be connected to its Care Orchestrator connected care management application. The Care Orchestrator program is a cloud-connected health app designed to connect informatics and intelligence info for providers, payers and patients alongside clinical management workflow information. The system is slated to go operational this year,