How blockchains could empower patients and secure data

Blockchains are best known as the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. But the founders of a young Atlanta-based company called Patientory think they could have another important use – securing health data and empowering patients along the way. Secure access to patient data is a major issue for the healthcare industry. Patients have a

BioSig set to scale up operations

BioSig recently announced that it has partnered with Charles Austin and JK partners to start scaling up its operations to prepare for the commercial launch of its Pure EP system. Pure EP is meant to improve the quality of clinical information coming out of electrophysiology studies and cardiac catheter ablation. Austin has over 25 years

Comsol expands multiphysics modeling tools

Comsol recently announced that it has updated its Multiphysics and Comsol server products to its new version 5.3a. The new version gives simulation specialists new modeling tools and increased solver performance. The update also offers shape memory alloy (SMA) material models, a method for capacitively couple plasma (CCP) simulations and a hybrid boundary element-finite element

Promenade Software to showcase medical device software at DeviceTalks West

Promenade Software is a company comprised of highly skilled and experienced medical device software engineers with expertise spanning from low-level firmware to embedded applications, mobile applications and cloud services. Its engineers are on-site in Irvine, Calif. Featured technology and services: Parlay, professional services, cybersecurity Parlay: Parlay accelerates the development of medical device software, while simultaneously enabling testing and

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 BioSig is using plug and play as a medtech startup strategy

Startups, as a rule, should have a plan for their technology to grow. But it is rare that a medical technology startup aims to be plug and play, fitting into many therapeutic areas from cardio to Alzheimer’s to diabetes. BioSig’s Pure EP, an electrophysiology signal recording and processing system, could potentially provide valuable insight during

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

4 ways multiphysics simulation can boost medical device design

From the simulation expert to the device designer, it’s never been easier to access the power of multiphysics simulation. Valerio Marra, Comsol Because the human body is such an extraordinarily complex system to model and such a hostile environment for medical devices, their design must push the limits of technology. The adoption of multiphysics simulation

Better medtech UDI management could be an app away

Boston-based 121nexus said it can solve UDI supply chain master data problems through image recognition technology. Experts say the best apps on the market are “peace of mind” apps. 121nexus aims to deliver that feeling with its scanner. The company launched a free scan app that can verify and “open up” GS1 and unique device

Medical device cybersecurity: Here’s how you verify and validate it

Cybersecurity is becoming an essential pillar of medical device design, and it’s important to find the right strategies to validate and verify your products are secure. Michael Lynch and Delmar Howard, Intertek The growth of connected environments has put medical devices at the forefront of the cybersecurity and patient data movement. As more of these

Middleware: How it’s changing medtech

Medtech developers can take advantage of middleware technology to gain a competitive advantage. Tim Gee, Medical Connectivity Consulting Two macro trends are affecting how medical devices and systems are designed: Adoption of off-the-shelf (OTS) computing technology to extend the power and capabilities of traditional embedded system medical devices; and the evolution of software architectures that greatly

Appirio launches solutions for Salesforce Lightning Bolt

Wipro company Appirio recently launched new solutions that are built on Salesforce Lightning to deliver personalized and industry-specific services. The solutions that the company is ordering are all Lightning Bolts which are frameworks that allow companies to create functional and customer-facing websites. It is designed to increase collaboration and communication during crucial interaction points while

Greenlight Guru adds Grow to quality management software platform

Greenlight Guru recently announced the introduction of its Grow software product to assist medical device companies with quality management after product launch. The Indianapolis-based company’s first product, Go, focused on helping medtech companies utilize design control, risk management and document management software to bring FDA and ISO-compliant medical devices to market in less time. Many

DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm. From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in

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