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Hidalgo launches new range of Equivital vital signs monitor
Wireless innovations company Hidalgo has launched its latest range of mobile vital signs monitors, the Equivital EQ02 LifeMonitor. 29 Nov 2011

US and Asia show strong demand for German medical technologies
Demand for German medical technologies will grow by 6% percent in 2011, according to industry experts, with above average demand from the USA and Asia. 28 Nov 2011

Systagenix launches point of care test for rapid assessment of chronic wounds
Woundchek Protease Status, the first product arising from the collaboration with Alere Scarborough, is the world’s first rapid, point of care test for the assessment of protease activity in chronic wounds. 28 Nov 2011

Michelson Diagnostics shareholders invest £1.9m to expand sales of skin cancer scanner
Michelson Diagnostics has announced an investment of £1.912 million by shareholders Octopus Investments, Catapult Venture Managers and individual investors from London Business Angels. 28 Nov 2011

Leica Microsystems acquires Labindia’s Microscopy and Histopathology Divisions
Labindia Instruments Pvt. Ltd. is a leading solutions and service provider in India that has successfully distributed Leica’s products in India for over 20 years. 28 Nov 2011

Sphere Medical floated on AIM
Sphere Medical Holding plc  has announced trading of 18,943,843 additional Ordinary Shares on 18 November on AIM, following First Admission of 17,861,801 Ordinary Shares on 17 November 2011. 23 Nov 2011.

NanoKTN offers advice for applying for £27m Technology Strategy Board funds 
The UK Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) is encouraging its members to apply for a share of £27 million made available by the Technology Strategy Board for grants for innovative research and development projects. 22 November 2011

Endomagnetics raises additional funding for novel cancer diagnostics probe
Cambridge-based Endomagnetics has raised funding totalling £1.8 million. The Company has also announced a move to Cambridge and two new appointments as it expands its operations. 23 November 2011

BioCity Nottingham attracts ex AstraZeneca and Pfizer entrepreneurs
Six new companies started by former AstraZeneca Charnwood employees will create 15 jobs within BioCity Nottingham by the end of November.  23 November 2011

Cellnovo mobile diabetes management system wins EU approval
Cellnovo has received CE Mark approval for its diabetes management system built around mobile, wireless technology. 23 November 2011

MEDICA and COMPAMED driving jobs in the med tech sector
At this years events 4,571 exhibitors presented the entire cross-section of new products, services and processes for increasing efficiency and quality for in and out-patient care to 134,500 visitors. 23 Nov 2011

Oxford Medical Diagnostics achieves detection of 1ppm acetone in breath
Oxford University spinout Oxford Medical Diagnostics has announced that it has achieved a significant target in developing a cost-effective desk-top breath analysis device to diagnose diabetes. 21 Nov 2011

Smart Solutions winners chosen by North West NHS Innovation Service
Medical experts in Liverpool, Tameside and Warrington are to play a key role in testing three new medical devices chosen as winners of the Smart Solutions for Healthcare competition. 21 Nov 2011

Rohde & Schwarz supplies analysers to Micrima for wideband radio breast cancer screening
Rohde & Schwarz has announced it has supplied its high-speed vector network analysers to Bristol University spin-out Micrima for the clinical trials of their revolutionary radio wave breast cancer screening technique. 21 Nov 2011

Key protein for self-healing damaged heart muscle discovered
German scientists have identified a protein that stimulates the regression of individual heart muscle cells into their precursor cells which could then be used to regenerate damaged heart muscle after a heart attack. 20 Nov 2011

Domainex awarded TSB funding to develop kinase-inhibiting anti cancer drug
Domainex has been awarded a £250,000 grant by the TSB to support the development of a new drug for the treatment of several common cancers. 20 Nov 2011

Cambridge Consultants creates novel drug auto-injector
Technology design and development company Cambridge Consultants has announced that it had created a novel auto-injector concept that has been ergonomically designed to be easy to hold and use. 20 Nov 2011

Smoking and obesity during pregnancy linked to child obesity
Researchers can predict which children are most likely to become obese by examining their mothers' behaviour around their birth. 20 Nov 2011

Record number of exhibitors at Medica 2011
From 16-19 November 2011, the attention of health and medical professionals from around the world will once again focus on Düsseldorf, as the world's largest medical trade fair, MEDICA 2011, World Forum for Medicine, and COMPAMED 2011 get underway

Philips’ Sparq ultrasound system brings clarity and ease-of-use at point of care
Sparq is a mobile system designed to provide immediate, intuitive ultrasound imaging for guidance during regional anesthesia and pain medicine procedures and at the bedside

Rhône-Alpes region's health sector strongly represented at Medica 2011
The Medical Technology Cluster in Saint-Etienne and the I-Care Cluster in Lyons will attend, together with a number of their members. 15 Nov 2011

UK med tech companies lead export push
Companies from across the UK are putting their medical technology products on the international trade map this week when they exhibit at MEDICA. 15 Nov 2011

Cerner shows how technology can deliver world class healthcare at lower cost
At the ‘British Experience in Technology for Health’ conference in Barcelona, Cerner detailed how technology can help people take  more control of their healthcare deliver better care at reduced cost. 14 Nov 2011

Aerte launches revolutionary free-radical based air disinfection device
Aerte's AD 2.0 is specifically designed and proven to continuously eliminate airborne healthcare associated infections (HCAI) in clinical settings — including MRSA, C difficile and Norovirus. 14 Nov 2011

Cresset announces design-a-molecule competition winners
The competition challenged chemists to design the most biologically similar molecule to a reference compound that was provided. 14 Nov 2011

Sony DADC wins Löhn Award for advancing microfluidics manufacturing
The Award is for the for the transfer of highly dynamic variothermal technology to Sony DADC in Austria. 14 Nov 2011

Philips introduces IntelliSpace PACS 4.4 to support new level of collaboration
IntelliSpace informatics solutions are a portfolio of clinical informatics and patient care technologies that facilitate the delivery of detailed, actionable patient information to clinicians. 14 Nov 2011

UCLB becomes first leading academic institution Partner of One Nucleus
UCLB and University College London will be able to access networking, training opportunities and the One Nucleus group purchasing scheme. 14 Nov 2011

Image Information Systems to showcase mobile diagnostic image reading at MEDICA
Company highlights at the show will include pioneering products: iQ-MOBILITY and iQ-BOOSTER. 14 Nov 2011

Cobra Biologics acquires Unitech Pharma Group
The facility in Matfors will bring over 20 years of bio-production experience to Cobra, with their offering complimenting Cobra’s existing expertise and capacity. 11 Nov 2011

Sygnature Discovery and Saretius  strategic alliance for drug discovery
The companies will collaborate to provide a fully-integrated drug discovery service to accelerate clients’ drug discovery programmes into development. 11 Nov 2011

Ultrasonic tap nozzle gives revolutionary cleaning power to water
The nozzle generates bubbles and ultrasound that travel down the water stream and generate the increased cleaning power of the water. 9 Nov 2011

Medical technology innovations from 75 UK companies on display at Medica 2011
The Association of British Healthcare Industries is once again organising the UK Pavilion at MEDICA (Hall 16 Stand G10-3), housing 75 of the UK’s most innovative med-tech companies.

London gets new cord blood donation facility to support stem cell treatments
A new specialist collection service for lifesaving cord blood started at University College Hospital (UCH) in London last week. It is rich in stem cells that can help patients whose own bone marrow is not working. 7 Nov 2011

AQAI launches TestChest lung-heart function simulator
The AQAI Simulation Center based in Mainz, Germany, has launched TestChest, a device that simulates the functioning of the extremely complex lung and heart-lung functions in humans. 7 Nov 2011

Microsulis microwave ablation sytem approved to show ETL safety mark
This accreditation mark will now appear on Microsulis Medical’s Sulis VpMTA Generator, which powers the Acculis range of microwave tissue ablation devices. 7 Nov 2011

Growing rate of premature mortality in European men
An EC report reveals a growing rate of premature mortality in European men and deteriorating health. Its lead author, Professor Alan White, the world’s first Professor of Men’s Health at Leeds Metropolitan University, presented the findings at an Expert Symposium on Men’s Health as part of the launch of the University’s Institute for Health & Wellbeing on Thursday. 4 Nov 2011

New findings contradict plaque formation as cause of Alzheimer’s disease
The new study suggests that it is the neurons’ inability to secrete beta-amyloid that is at the heart of pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s disease. 3 Nov 2011

The Velcro Companies exhibit innovative solutions at Medica
Products are used in a wide range of applications, from disposable, single-use devices, such as patient gowns, surgical tubing and tracheostomy straps, to high-end durable devices intended for long-term reuse. 3 Nov 2011

The winning formula for improving health systems at low cost
There is a winning formula for improving health systems that low income countries can apply,  according to a new study led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 3 Nov 2011

Philips opens centre for study of healing environments
Philips has opened a dedicated research facility at its Eindhoven-based Research Laboratories for studying healing environments to accelerate and improve treatment outcomes. 1 November 2011

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