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

How to redesign medical carts to reflect changing healthcare settings

The way to redesign medical carts for better practicality and maneuverability for changing healthcare settings is making lighter power sources, according to a white paper from Accutronics. “Designs [now focus on innovative solutions to create smaller and lighter carts that are easy to maneuver,” Marty Carlos from the medical device consulting firm Paragon Group said.

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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Masimo expected to grow through 2025 as it branches out, analyst says

Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI) should enjoy growth through the middle of the next decade, thanks to its exploration of opportunities outside its core market that are more driven by hospital automation, according to a new equity research report out of Barclays. Masimo is on track to having 8–10% top-line growth and 12–15% earnings per share growth through

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

Mayo Clinic and Orbita forge partnership to expand health and wellness content reach

Mayo Clinic and Orbita recently announced that they have collaborated to deliver Mayo Clinic’s health and wellness content through digital voice assistants — with the goal of improving patient education, engagement and quality of care. Orbita’s digital experience management services include voice and conversational artificial intelligence technologies that work with chatbots, Amazon Alexa, Google Home and more. Mayo Clinic,

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

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,

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

Norman Noble launches website redesign

Norman Noble (Highland Heights, Ohio) recently launched its new website that has been completely redesigned to allow ease of use for customers. The new site responsive web technology that can be viewed on mobile devices. The company also added an additive manufacturing technology section to the website to showcase some of its latest products in

Epec wins manufacturing award from Providence Business News

Epec Engineered Technologies (New Bedford, Mass.) is the recent winner of a manufacturing award for overall excellence from the Providence Business News’s 2018 Manufacturing Awards. Throughout 2017, Epec improved its supply chain management by consolidating small package air freight into a Hong Kong UPS warehouse. “This consolidation helped us increase speed of our shipments arriving

4 important molding techniques for medical contract manufacturers

Rena Ivory, Crescent Industries Injection molding has allowed many life-enhancing and life-saving medical devices to be within reach of millions of people, by making it possible to produce plastic medical products in large volumes and at competitive costs. Although the basic injection molding process is relatively simple—squeeze hot, molten thermoplastic into a metal mold, then

9 wearable medtech companies at the Wearable Technology Show

Digital health wearables are increasingly making medtech strides: They can measure heart vitals, temperature and even track when someone falls. The Wearable Technology Show 2018 — March 13–14 in London — is highlighting some of the latest wearable devices in the digital health realm. Showcased technologies include sensors to help orthopedic surgery patients, a watch to

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Drug delivering contact lenses win MIT’s top healthcare innovation prize

Contact lenses that deliver medications directly to the eye over a period of days or weeks were the recent grand prize winner of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Healthcare Innovation Prize. The MIT Sloan Healthcare Innovation Prize competition had 8 finalists who pitched their healthcare innovations to judges from Optum and other local venture