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Apnea-risk evaluation system for home use receives clearance for sale
The Apnea Risk Evaluation System (ARES) for diagnosing obstructive sleep
apnea (OSA) has received the CE Mark, allowing it to be marketed in the
European Union. The ARES combines a miniaturized, battery-powered device to
measure blood oxygen levels, pulse rate, snoring sounds, nasal pressure and
head position/movement with a questionnaire to assess known risk factors.
SpineVision Receives FDA Clearance for PediGuard surgical drill
SpineVision(R) has received from the US FDA clearance to market the
Company's PediGuard(TM) instrument as an FDA Class II device. PediGuard is a
drilling instrument that constantly monitors the electrical conductivity of
the tissue at its tip throughout the drilling process.
Edwards Lifesciences pays tribute to Dr Jeremy
Swan's contributions to medical technology
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation paid tribute today to the late
Jeremy Swan, M.D., chairman emeritus of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's
division of cardiology and co-inventor of the Edwards Swan-Ganz pulmonary
artery catheter. The device has helped clinicians evaluate cardiovascular
performance during heart surgery in more than 25 million patients.
ECRI evaluates patient monitoring systems
ECRI offers purchasing guidance on six physiologic monitoring systems in its
January 2005 issue of Health Devices. The patient monitoring systems
were evaluated and rated for seven separate applications.
Biotel revenues up 25%
Biotel Inc. has announced revenues for the second quarter ended
December 31, 2004 were up 24.8% to $2,596,000 versus revenues of $2,080,000
for the quarter ended December 31, 2003.
Cambridge University cooperates with Evolution Robotics Software for
research in vision technology
Cambridge University Machine Intelligence Laboratory's robotics research
focuses on the areas of 3D object shape recovery, object and
person-recognition, video surveillance, image-based localization, and
human-machine interaction. The department's overarching goal is to develop
intelligent robotic applications that "see and learn" to eventually be used
in a variety of devices.
Nexense launches home monitoring products based
on contactless biosensors
The new product line is based on Nexense’s biosensor platform, which offers
contact-free monitoring of vital signs, including heart and pulse rate, in a
non-intrusive and non-radiating manner.
Siemens and NextGen Healthcare announce strategic
Siemens Medical Solutions and NextGen Healthcare Information Systems,
provider of ambulatory electronic medical records (EMR) and practice
management software, announced a worldwide strategic alliance to meet the
unique healthcare IT needs of the physician practice market.
The 2nd Annual Global Healthcare Conference
More than 240 companies are scheduled to present at the Rodman & Renshaw
Techvest 2nd Annual Global Healthcare Conference in Paris in May
La 2° edizione annuale Healthcare
Conference si terrà
La 2e conférence internationale
annuelle de la Santé
Der 2. jährliche Global Healthcare
European Commission launches public
consultation on RFID data-protection issues
Study shows effectiveness of blood pressure monitor in emergency transport
Medwave's Vasotrac blood pressure monitor performed with a high degree of
accuracy in the in ground ambulance, helicopter and jet air transport
Advanced breast cancer diagnosis system
installed in Washington hospital
Providence Centralia Hospital is the first health care facility in
Washington to use breast specific gamma imaging, the most technologically
advanced method of detecting breast cancer.
New image sensor for revolutionary swallowable
Given Imaging has launched a new version of its PillCam, a swallowable
diagnostic device which takes high-quality, high-speed photos as it passes
through a patient's oesophagus.
Health plans attempt to rein in radiology costs
While prescription cost increases have moderated, radiology costs grow
almost 20% a year, according to new research from HealthLeaders-InterStudy.
Gish cardiopulmonary bypass equipment used in
pioneering transfusion-free surgery
Second CT laser mammography system sold in
Imaging Diagnostic Systems announced that it has shipped and sold a second
CTLM system to its distributor Biomedical International SNC for installation
at the Biomedical Mammography Center, Alba Adriatica, Teramo, Italy.
US Medicaid cuts will hurt most-vulnerable
The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania said that the
proposed $60 billion in Medicaid reductions over ten years shifts the burden
of deficit reduction to the most vulnerable citizens.
American Diabetes Association disappointed with
Bush's budget cuts for chronic disease prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is slated for a 6.11%
funding cut and areas within the CDC responsible for responding to the
diabetes epidemic are slated for a 6.5% funding cut. There are currently
18.2 million Americans living with diabetes and more than 40 million with
Ingen Technologies to launch second-generation
Ingen Technologies announced that it has received approval to complete the
final phase of development for OxyALERT, device that can detect the
remaining time of oxygen flow within an oxygen cylinder.
President Bush lauded for support of medical
The Coalition for Affordable and Reliable Healthcare (CARH) applauded
President Bush's continued call for meaningful medical liability reform in
his State of the Union Address
Business Roundtable applauds President Bush's
bold State of the Union agenda
Business Roundtable President John J Castellani hailed President Bush's
State of the Union address, saying it promoted innovative, pro-growth
approaches that will benefit all Americans.
Thousands of UK heart failure deaths could be prevented, according to new
One of the largest surveys ever undertaken on heart failure shows that
inadequate awareness, diagnosis and treatment may be contributing to
thousands of preventable deaths every year. In the UK, heart failure claims
at least 24,000 lives each year
Thermo Electron reports 16% revenue growth and
record operating income in the fourth quarter
Thermo Electron Corporation reported fourth quarter 2004 revenues of $613
million, a 16%increase from $529 million in the fourth quarter of 2003.
25th birthday of lithotripsy system
9 February 2005 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first successful
treatment of a patient using Dornier's lithotripsy systems. This method is
easy on the patient, making open surgical operations superfluous, and it has
revolutionized the treatment of patients suffering from the stone.
Un'innovazione celebra il suo
Se celebra el 25 aniversario de
una innovación científica
Le 25e anniversaire d'une
'Future Vision 2005' to feature innovation in
Innovation, research and emerging endoscopic techniques are some of the
topics that will be discussed at "Future Vision 2005," March 10-11, Rancho
International earns ISO standards of quality management
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