Overview of the Medical Semiconductor Market and Applications

Overview of the Medical Semiconductor Market and Applications

The huge advances in medical devices, especially the new mobile and connected devices, are being driven by the latest developments in semiconductors. These include large...
Meet Embedded Software Quality Challenges in Medical Device Development

Meet Embedded Software Quality Challenges in Medical Device Development

The market opportunity for medical devices has never been greater. Rapid advances in software, hardware, networking and communication technologies are paving the way for dramatic...
Pico-I/O Powers Portable Patient Monitors

Pico-I/O Powers Portable Patient Monitors

Advances in x86 processors, combined with a right-sized Pico-I/O peripheral card ecosystem based upon USB, make it feasible to meet the major requirements of portable...
The Body Gateway: mHealth Platform for Wearable Devices

The Body Gateway: mHealth Platform for Wearable Devices

Wearable medical devices offer a huge advantage in monitoring and early detection of symptoms. In order for them to fulfill their potential, they need a...
Aethon’s TUG Robots Designed to Look Like a Train as They Deliver Food to Sick Children Throughout the Hospital

Aethon’s TUG Robots Designed to Look Like a Train as They Deliver Food to Sick Children Throughout the Hospital

(BOSTON, Mass. – April 26, 2011) — Whimsical-looking robots are delivering food and lots of smiles at Children’s Hospital Boston. Resembling large toy trains, six...
Hittite’s New Octal ADCs Enable Significant  Power Savings in Next Generation Medical Ultrasound Systems

Hittite’s New Octal ADCs Enable Significant Power Savings in Next Generation Medical Ultrasound Systems

The medical ultrasound market is expected to exceed $5B by the year 2015, driven by growth in hand-carried or portable ultrasound devices and the expansion...
Clinicians-in-Training Explore the Human Heart

Clinicians-in-Training Explore the Human Heart

UCLH Heart Hospital teams with Glassworks to create the HeartWorks real motion heart modeling system. In 2006, three clinicians at University College London Hospitals (UCLH)...
How the iPhone Is Enabling a Revolution in Connected Medical Devices

How the iPhone Is Enabling a Revolution in Connected Medical Devices

For small, mobile medical devices, designers are discovering a ready-made user interface and connectivity technology in the Apple iPhone, which can run apps to present...
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MobileLink Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 5, 2013- Alere™ Connect (an Alere Company) has been granted a 510(k) market clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for theAlere™ MobileLink. The new product offering is one of Alere’s connected device technologies designed to empower patients by allowing self-testing at home and delivering data quickly and seamlessly to clinical systems...

SIEMENS UNVEILS VERSACELL X3 SOLUTION AT AACC 2013

Press Healthcare Sector Diagnostics Division Houston, Texas, July 31, 2013 Siemens Unveils VersaCell X3 Solution at AACC 2013 Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics further expanded its industry-leading clinical laboratory automation portfolio¹ by unveiling VersaCell® X3 Solution² at the 2013 AACC and ASCLS Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Houston, July 28 – August 1 (Booth #3449)....

Given Imaging Receives FDA Clearance for Next Generation PillCam® SB 3

– Improved PillCam SB technology provides a more detailed and efficient small bowel examination for patients with conditions such as Crohn’s disease and obscure GI bleeding – YOQNEAM, ISRAEL, August 13, 2013– Given Imaging Ltd, (NASDAQ: GIVN), a world leader in GI medical devices and the pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced that the United...

Cambashi research maps key providers to industry

The latest Cambashi observatory shows which technical applications providers serve key industries Cambridge, UK, Aug 15, 2013- Cambashi today announced the latest addition to their market data resource as the Cambashi Provider by Industry Observatory. This offers a view of the industries where the key technical applications software providers are most active, enabling new and...

Medical Device Manufacturers Address Compliance Mandates with Product Lifecycle Management

A paper trail is no longer acceptable. Meeting the stringent requirements for FDA compliance as well as meeting challenging time to market deadlines requires automation. Product life cycle management systems can make a big difference for both goals. Based on industry statistics, it is obvious that intensified regulatory scrutiny has become a harsh reality for...

AAMI 2013 Conference Report

AAMI, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It recently held a conference in Long Beach, CA. It brought together healthcare professionals and engineers from around the world to learn, share and network under one roof. I had a chance to attend the conference and I spoke...

Amendment 1 to IEC 60601-1:2005

13 May 2013 For more than 35 years, IEC 60601-1 has been one of the most widely recognized standards for demonstrating the safety of medical electrical equipment. The IEC 60601 family of standards has long been recognized by regulatory agencies in Europe, North and South America, and Asia as establishing conformance with their regulatory requirements....

Bluetooth Health Device Profile: Compatible Communication for Specialized Devices

Part 1 The Health Device Profile along with the IEEE 11073 protocol is enabling a number of specific medical devices to communicate data via multiple logical channels carried by a single master radio channel for compatible device communication. Profiles play a central role in the Bluetooth Specification. They define the entire protocol stack, usually including...

Philips CX50 xMATRIX now offers world-class interventional and diagnostic features on single portable system

      Available Live 3D TEE and new breakthrough ICE catheter to reduce need for two separate cardiac ultrasound systems Andover, Mass., U.S.A. – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that CX50 xMATRIX, the world’s first portable ultrasound with Philips’ industry leading Live 3D TEE, now offers 2-D Intracardiac Echo (ICE)...

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...

FDA Human Factor Requirements Change the Landscape of Medical Device Development

Get ahead of stringent design cycles by evaluating the human factors and usability of a device early in the process. When the demands for meeting these requirements come from the FDA, as they almost certainly will, your product and your team will be ready. by David Hirning MS and Virginia A Lang, PhD, HirnLan, Inc....

Insulet to Develop New Version of the OmniPod Insulin Pump for Use with Humulin R U-500 Concentrated Insulin for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Insulet to Develop New Version of the  OmniPod Insulin Pump for Use with Humulin R U-500 Concentrated Insulin for People with Type 2 Diabetes  BEDFORD, MA, May 2, 2013 – Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its OmniPod® Insulin Management System, today announced it has entered into an agreement...