This augmented reality system projects medical images on the body

Augmented reality is helping doctors visualize what’s inside the body without having to pick up a scalpel, thanks to a new system from the University of Alberta. The system ProjectDR projects medical images like CT scans and MRI data directly onto a patient’s body in a way that moves with the body. “We wanted to

Medtech stories we missed this week: April 20, 2018

From CHF Solutions’ new Italian distribution deal to Masimo’s CE Mark approval, here are five medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. CHF Solutions signs Italian distribution deal CHF Solutions announced in an April 17 press release that it has signed a new distribution agreement with TRX Italy to distribute

This visor-like device could be a defibrillator for stroke

A portable, visor-like device has shown potential for detecting emergent large-vessel occlusion with 92% accuracy in patients who may have had a stroke. The researchers suggest that the diagnostic device could be readily accessible to emergency personnel and in public spaces in the same way a defibrillator is available for treating heart attacks. Researchers and

Medtech stories we missed this week: April 6, 2018

From CHF Solutions’s distribution deal to Guided Therapeutics’s licensing agreement, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but throught were still worth mentioning. 1. CHF inks Spanish distribution deal CHF Solutions announced in an April 5 press release that it has signed a distribution agreement with Dimedix Surgical. The distribution agreement will allow

These students redesigned scalpel packaging to prevent injuries

A group of Georgia Tech biomedical engineering students has created a new scalpel blade packaging that is designed to protect healthcare workers from injuries when handling scalpel blades. The invention is now a finalist in Georgia Tech’s annual innovation competition, Inventure Prize. The four students were tasked with redesigning a medical device and redesigned the

10 women medtech leaders you should know

There is a women’s leadership gap in the U.S., and women in medtech have been working to alleviate that problem. According to a report from the Centers for American Progress, women hold 52% of professional jobs in the U.S., but only 14.6% are CEOs, 8.1% are top earners and 4.6% are Fortune 500 CEOs. More specifically,

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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

Abzena chooses Sartorius Stedim Biotech as its U.S. equipment supplier

Abzena recently announced that it has chosen Sartorius Stedim Biotech as its preferred U.S. equipment supplier. Under the deal, Abzena’s CDMO facilities in Bristol, Penn. and San Diego will be supplied with Sartorius Stedim Biotech equipment. Sartorius Stedim will supply end-to-end process solutions in single-use format. “We are pleased to have been selected by Abzena,

Rimsys launches software to help medtech companies manage regulatory changes

Startup company Rimsys (Pittsburgh) has launched its its first software solution that helps medical device companies effectively manage regulations around the world. Delays or blocks to medical devices entering the market can be caused by things like mismanaged information. Rimsys is trying to alleviate that problem with its software by giving them a platform that

Siemens launches industrial PCs for medical equipment market

Siemens recently announced that it plans to market a full suite of industrial personal computers and other similar products for the medical equipment market in North America. Siemens has the embedded and panel PC products assembled at its facility in Lebanon, Ohio. Assembling the industrial PCs in Ohio shortens lead times up to 40% for the

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

Regulatory changes a top concern for medtech companies in 2018

Changing regulatory environments are a top concern for medtech industry professionals in 2018, according to a recent survey from Emergo Group (Austin, Texas). According to the survey, 68% of industry senior managers and executives said that changing regulatory environments is one of the biggest challenges their companies face. Europe is currently going through major regulatory

Sensirion releases pressure-resistant mass flow meter

Sensirion recently unveiled its SFM4200 digital mass flow meter that is designed to be used for gas mixing in medtech applications. The SFM4200 has a high pressure resistance that can be operated at pressures of up to 8 bar pressure. It can also measure flow rates up to 160 slm with a rapid signal processing

Solar Atmospheres receives MedAccred accreditation

Solar Atmospheres (Hermitage, Penn.) announced that it has received MedAccred Heat Treating accreditation. The company became the eighth plant internationally and fifth plant nationally to receive the certification. According to Performance Review Institute, MedAccred is an industry managed supply chain oversight program that focuses on patient safety. It ensures that requirements are met and helps identify