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Future Healthcare Predictions

On September 10, 2013 at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel President Renée James highlighted the growth of connected, personalized healthcare and the merge of healthcare and computation. Human genome, which holds the key to personalized medicine, usually takes a long time to calculate and is very expensive. But the new high-speed computing power from Intel will...

Siemens Recalls MicroScan Synergies plus® and rapID/S plus Gram Negative Panels

•  Siemens  recalls specific panels shipped June 2011 through August 2013 Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has issued a voluntary recall of its MicroScan Synergies plus® Negative and rapID/S plus Negative panels. These panels are used for determining antimicrobial susceptibility and/or identification for gram-negative bacteria. An internal investigation has confirmed an increase in false susceptible and false...

The Med Tech Food Chain

The medical technology ecosystem is an ever expanding and complex food chain. Most noticeable are the manufacturers building medical devices of FDA class I, II and III such as EKG machines, blood pressure monitors, blood glucose monitors, insulin pumps, ultrasound systems, implantable defibrillators, wearable devices and all sorts of wireless monitors. The list goes on...

Interview of the LifeScience Alley & BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota by MEDS

Introduction written by the publisher of MEDS (Medical Elec­­tronic Device Solutions), John Koon Minnesota has long been known as a major hub of life science and medical device activities. Many top companies such as GE Healthcare, St. Jude and Medtronic are in the area. One outstanding organization called LifeScience Alley & BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota...

Interview of Qualcomm Life Fund by MEDS

Introduction written by the publisher of MEDS (Medical Elec­­tronic Device Solutions), John Koon New medical device companies continue to emerge at a rapid pace. Various sources have indicated that while there are more start-ups, the length of time for a company to go from concept to successful product launch with positive cash flow is increasing...

Amendment to 60601-1 underscores Role of safety in Device Design

For those who design, manufacture, or test electromedical equipment, 60601-1 is one of the most important safety and performance standards in AAMI’s portfolio of industry standards. It is referenced so often in the daily work of medical device engineers that AAMI plans to offer this updated standard in a pocket version. 60601-1 deals with medical...

More than Design: Tips for Successful Medical Device Development

Medical device company executives seeking a 510(k) pre-market approval path, or who have electronics or software included in their product, need to be aware of the most common regulatory affairs, quality and safety components, as well as some frequently overlooked tips that will save money.   by Russ King, MethodSense   Since 2008, the economic...

Siemens Launches New High-Volume Coagulation Analyzer Enabling Labs to Achieve First-Run Accuracy

Siemens Launches New High-Volume Coagulation Analyzer Enabling Labs to Achieve First-Run Accuracy Preanalytical Sample Integrity technology enhances efficiency with automated preanalytical sample management Tarrytown, N.Y., January 2, 2013 – Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics launches the Sysmex® CS-5100 System, a random access high-volume coagulation analyzer, in multiple markets across the world, including Europe, Africa, Canada, Latin America,...

TI introduces the first integrated analog front end for photometry and showcases HealthTech at CES 2013

      TI introduces the first integrated analog front end for photometry and showcases HealthTech at CES 2013 DALLAS (January 7, 2013) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today unveiled the industry’s first family of fully integrated analog front ends (AFEs) for photometry. The new analog integrated circuits (ICs) support TI HealthTech’s vision...

What does the future of the Medical Electronics industry look like?

MEDS Magazine has contacted the leaders: Philips, the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS), West Health, and Continua to hear what they have to say. Philips’s interview by MEDS will be followed by input from other industry leaders. MEDS Magazine Interviews Dr. Brian Rosenfeld, VP and Chief Medical Officer for Telehealth, Philips Healthcare...

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