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

Philips announces innovations around imaging, pediatrics and more

Philips today announced new imaging products and services, as well as a 10-year, strategic partnership with Children’s Hospital & Medical Center of Omaha, Neb. The news is latest of a slew of announcements out of Philips during the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference that is taking place this week in Chicago. Philips yesterday announced three new

Philips is expanding its radiology offerings: Here’s how

Philips today announced three new products and services related to its radiology offerings, including 3D printed models, a new CT scanner and an extension of a partnership with Banner Health. On the 3D printing front, agreements with industry leaders 3D Systems and Stratasys will enable Philips customers through Philips’s IntelliSpace Portal 10 to have a seamless

Diamonds and PET scans can diagnose Alzheimer’s sooner

Yale Medicine researchers have used a new technique involving diamonds and PET scans to look for biomarkers of Alzheimer’s for early detection. The researchers have used a technique called vibrational spectroscopy that involves using a light reflection off of a diamond core to confirm characteristics of Alzheimer’s in blood plasma. The technique was reported as

HCA Vendor Services and Nationwide Imaging forge partnership

Hitachi Capital America Vendor Services and Nationwide Imaging Services have forged a partnership to market its imaging equipment with a variety of flexible financial solutions. “We chose Hitachi Capital as our partner because they structure transactions to get the done with the customers’ best interest in mind,” Robert Manetta, CEO of Nationwide Imaging Services, said.

Philips unveils new image-guided therapies and diagnostic devices

Philips is showcasing some of its recently expanded image-guided therapies at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) event in Denver this year. The company is touting its advanced interventional imaging systems, diagnostic and therapeutic devices, planning and navigation software and various services. It is also showcasing its latest cardiac care solutions for ultrasound and image-guided

Medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 27, 2017

From RadiaDyne’s FDA expansion to NuVasive launching its new implants, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA expands indications for RadiaDyne’s OARtrac dose monitor RadiaDyne announced in an Oct. 24 press release that it has received additional FDA clearance for its upcoming OARtrac. The OARtrac allows

The top 10 medical disruptors of 2018

Each year the Cleveland Clinic determines what the top 10 disruptors in healthcare will be for the following year. The criteria to be considered a disruptor is that it has to be so innovative that it could change healthcare in a significant way in the next year. Approximately 150 to 200 Cleveland Clinic physicians from

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Medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 20, 2017

From InspireMD’s distribution deal to RenalGuard touting a new study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. InspireMD inks Chile distribution deal InspireMD announced in an Oct. 12 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with CorpMedical Chile to distribute the MGuard Prime

Artificial intelligence could prevent breast cancer false positives: Here’s how

Artificial intelligence could improve detection and diagnosis of breast cancer and eliminate false positives, according to new research out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). A team of researchers from MIT’s CSAIL, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School developed an AI system with machine learning that can

Medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 13, 2017

From Orthocell’s distribution deal to CorNeat unveiling its artificial cornea, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. OrthoCell inks Australian distro deal Orthocell announced in an Oct. 10 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with Surgical Specialities. The deal will make Surgical Specialities the