Zeiss launches 2D super resolution mode for Airyscan

Zeiss recently announced that it has launched its new 2D super resolution mode that delivers 12 nm lateral resolution for its Airyscan. The new mode is a 32-channel GaAsP array detector that captures more spatial information than other confocal microscopes. The 2D super resolution uses the spatial information to make an optical section of 0.2

8 women medtech innovators you need to know

As we celebrate more women becoming medtech leaders and paving the way for innovation, it’s important to remember the many accomplishments women have already made when it comes to the advancement of health and medicine. X-rays on the battlefield, the American Red Cross, leprosy treatment and more — these advances happened because of women. As

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Medtech stories we missed this week: March 16, 2018

From Intricon expanding its manufacturing space to Arthrex signing a global distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Intricon expands medical footprint Intricon announced in a March 13 press release that it has signed a 5-year lease that will secure 30,000 sq. ft of manufacturing

Harmonus receives FDA clearance for ProBx software

Harmonus (Boston) announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its ProBx software for MRI-guided prostate interventions. The software is a solution to a problem of suboptimal prostate cancer diagnoses and provides doctors and patients with better options to diagnose and treat prostate cancer. ProBx software precisely and efficiently targets and confirms suspicious lesions, unlike

Hologic partners with University of Minnesota on athletic performance software

Hologic (Marlborough, Mass.) has signed an exclusive agreement with the University of Minnesota to be the distributor of the university-developed Dexalytics: Teams athletic performance software in North America. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Hologic’s Horizon dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) system already provides precise body composition assessment. What the cloud-based Dexalytics software is

Zeiss releases machine learning for microscopy

Zeiss recently announced that it has launched its Zeiss Zen Intellesis machine learning capability that allows researchers to perform an advanced analysis of imaging samples across multiple microscopy methods. “Zeiss Zen Intellesis is an important first step in our goal to rapidly bring new solutions to our customers through digitalization. By adding robust new capabilities like

Innovatus closes buyout of Bayer’s European imaging device service biz

Innovatus Imaging said yesterday it closed its acquisition of the European Bayer Multi Vendor Service business. Pittsburgh, Penn.-based Innovatus said that as part of the acquisition, the business will now operate under the moniker Innovatus Imaging Europe B.V. “The acquisition of the European Bayer MVS business and its team’s extensive expertise is the next step

Medtech stories we missed this week: March 2, 2018

From InspireMD’s new distribution deals to Kelynium’s distribution deal with a mystery partner, here are medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks distribution deals in Greece, Caribbean InspireMD announced in a March 1 press release that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with T-Vascular IKE Medical Supplies in

Ultrasound imaging and blood tests could catch liver cancer in early stages

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern have recently discovered that combining ultrasound images with blood tests that test for high alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels can improve detection of early-stage liver cancer by 40%. There are about 42,220 new liver cancer diagnoses and about 30,200 will die from it per year. It affects more men

Robotic spine surgery is getting a real-time image guide boost

For the first time, surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital were able to harness real-time image guidance during a robotic spine surgery procedure to insert screws into a patient’s spine. The process offers a marked improvement over the accuracy of placement compared with other image-guided procedures. Dr. Nicholas Theodore – professor of neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University

The ‘smart pill’ market could be worth $3B by 2025: Meet the key players

The “smart pill” market is expected to nearly quadruple in value to $3 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research. Driving this growth is an increasing demand for minimally-invasive procedures, as well as better patient monitoring capabilities. There are a number of players in the pharmaceutical and medtech arenas looking to stake a claim

Morgan Advanced Materials touts new CD coating

Morgan Advanced Materials’s Technical Ceramics business announced that it is launching a charge dissipative (CD) coating for ceramic parts to support the development of compact medical equipment. Reduced size and improved resolution and imaging performance is in high demand for medical diagnostic imaging equipment like CT scanners and mobile X-ray machines. Morgan’s CD coating of

Zeiss launches new imaging software

Zeiss has launched its newest imaging software called the Zeiss Zen 2 core for improving laboratory workflow and efficiency. Zeiss Zen 2 core is a lab infrastructure solution designed to connect systems, data and workflows, helping laboratories become more efficient. The imaging software is used as a tool for image analysis and interactive control of

How 3D technology could usher in a new wave of personalized healthcare

The personalization of physical medical equipment has posed a challenge – but not any more, thanks to 3D technology. Andrei Vakulenko, Artec 3D With the advent of 3D technologies, the healthcare industry has taken a major step toward customizing patient treatment on an individual level. Of course, it has long been easier to tailor the

Alpha Source acquires BC Technical

Alpha Source announced that it has acquired BC Technical. The financial details of the deal were not immediately disclosed. The acquisition helps Alpha Source (Milwaukee, Wis.) double the size of its full service, imaging services and equipment repair solutions in the U.S. The company also says that the deal will expand its ultrasound and bone