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TI introduces the industry’s first weigh scale and body composition analog front end

      DALLAS (August 1, 2012) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today unveiled the industry’s first fully integrated analog front end for both weight and body composition measurement (BCM).  The AFE4300 is an easy-to-use, precision, low-power front end solution, which allows engineers designing weigh scales that incorporate body composition meters, body impedance...

Philips and RAD-AID demonstrate commitment to women’s healthcare at 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

September 24, 2012 Philips and RAD-AID demonstrate commitment to women’s healthcare at 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting  New York, N.Y., U.S. – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) announced today that the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is featuring Asha Jyoti, a collaborative women’s healthcare outreach program established by RAD-AID International, Philips Healthcare, and...

UL 2560 and Emergency Call Systems: Expanding the standards framework

UL Emergency Call System – Click to view PDF

MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURERS ADDRESS COMPLIANCE MANDATES WITH PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURERS ADDRESS COMPLIANCE MANDATES WITH PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT By Eric Marks Based on industry statistics, it is obvious that intensified regulatory scrutiny has become a harsh reality for medical device manufacturers. Over the last several years, medical device companies have been hit with injunctions, undergone product recalls, or found themselves operating under the...

Philips and Corindus announce distribution agreement to sell Corindus’ robotic-assisted interventional cardiology system in the United States

August 23, 2012 Philips and Corindus announce distribution agreement to sell Corindus’ robotic-assisted interventional cardiology system in the United States Philips becomes the exclusive distributor of Corindus’ CorPath® 200 System, the world’s first robotic-assisted system for the minimally invasive treatment of obstructed coronary arteries. Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Natick, Mass., USA – Royal Philips Electronics...

EMF’s Guide for Medical Device Company Executives

Jerry Krasner, Ph.D., MBA How to develop better products, save money, meet FDA/CDRH requirements more efficiently, and avoid recalls, lawsuits and nasty criminal complaints that can put you in jail   Introduction: As a matter of full disclosure—and at the risk of appearing anachronistic—I am a veteran of the old FDA medical device wars and...

The Ever Changing World of ECG Devices

From Functional to… Portable… Handheld… Wearable. I have witnessed Mobile Health in action. Many ECG devices are portable, but now I have started to see wearable ECG. Last year I saw one by Imec. This year at CES I saw another wearable ECG using clothing as a sensor. It is made by Cardiosport based in...

Hopes and Dreams for 2012

Nobody likes to stay in the hospital. Not adults. Not kids. But it is so wonderful to learn that the Boston Children’s Hospital has added some fun to the otherwise dreadful experiences. Disguised as a Cho Cho train, a robot cart would deliver meals and medicines to various patients in the hospital. They are also...

Publisher’s Letter: Future Trends of Medical Electronics

Over the past twelve months, I have attended multiple conferences and panel discussions relating to Medical Electronic Devices. There are three recurring themes: 1. Healthcare cost is getting out of control and is growing faster than in other comparable industrial countries. What to do? 2. Mobile Apps and Wireless solutions are hot. What does it...

Publisher’s Letter: A New Era: MEDs Advance

Component suppliers need to understand why a developer selects one silicon product over another. For example, what features are needed in a blood pressure monitor vs. an ultrasound scanner? For the developer (OEM), the need is to understand the design criteria, the best design technique, the best design tools and the best components available to...

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