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Amendment 1 to IEC 60601-1:2005

Charles B. Sidebottom, P.E., Director, Corporate Standards, Medtronic Inc.; Secretary, IEC SC 62A; Secretary, ISO TC 150, SC 5 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...

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...

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...

Publisher’s Letter: Who Really (Health) Cares?

by John Koon 2013 is upon us. What is ahead of us? Recently I asked a friend who is about to have his physical checkup, “Do you feel that your doctor really cares about you?” “No,” he responded without hesitation. I also read that some patients complain that their doctors (the primary physician) spent more...

Samsung Medison Showcases New Medical Equipment and Technology with Samsung Electronics at RSNA 2012

Presenting the biggest booth ever since joining the conference, Samsung Medison displays its medical device brand ‘GEO’ with Samsung Electronics and premium product lines at the RSNA 2012. Samsung now drives its medical equipment business in full gear and advances into the US radiology market. Chicago, IL – November 26, 2012 — Samsung Medison, a leading...

Philips recognized for industry excellence at AARC International Respiratory Congress

November 19, 2012 Philips Respironics receives 14th Zenith Award for outstanding service to the respiratory care community  New Orleans, LA. – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) today announced it is one of six companies to earn the American Association for Respiratory Care’s (AARC) coveted Zenith Award. The 2012 award was presented Nov. 10 at the...

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