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Image: Used Agilent Instrument at MYCO

Medical equipment can be on a pricy end. However, at MYCO, we make it less stressful for you by providing you affordable used equipment that still does the perfect job....

Image: Storage Tubes with External Thread ensure Sample Integrity

Sample preservation and storage solutions designer Micronic released the innovative new 0.75ml and 1.40ml tubes with an external screw thread. The two tube sizes are the first in a range of new designs featuring an external thread....

Image: Benefits of Used Liquid Chromatography Equipment

Liquid chromatography is a method used to divide a sample into individual parts. This separation occurs when the sample interacts with mobile, and stationary phases. Many medical industries can benefit from using used liquid chromatography equipment....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Incorrect Assignment of Test Results Associated with Sciex Mass Spectrometers: FDA Safety Communication

Sciex notified the FDA that, under certain conditions, the defect in the software versions identified above may lead the devices to display results that do not match the specimens tested....

Image: Class 1 Recall: FDA Recommends Health Care Facilities Stop Using Custom Ultrasonics’ System 83 Plus Automated Endoscope Reprocessors (AERs) for Reprocessing Duodenoscopes; These Reprocessors Remain Available to Reprocess Other Flexible Endoscopes: FDA Safety Communication

The FDA is notifying health care facilities of Custom Ultrasonics' May 6, 2016 URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALLdisclaimer icon, and advising users to stop using its System 83 Plus AERs for reprocessing of duodenoscopes....

Image: Waters Introduces Xevo TQ-XS, the Most Sensitive Benchtop Mass Spectrometer Available

Waters Corporation today introduced the new Xevo® TQ-XS mass spectrometer, the most sensitive benchtop tandem quadrupole instrument available....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Focus Diagnostics Recalls Laboratory Examination Kits Due to Inaccurate Test Results

Focus Diagnostics is recalling Simplexa™ Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 Direct and Simplexa™ Group A Strep Direct kits containing the Direct Amplification Discs due to poor lamination between the sample reaction wells....

Image: STERIGENICS INTERNATIONAL HAS ACQUIRED NELSON LABORATORIES – ACQUISITION CREATES LARGEST FULLY INTEGRATED GLOBAL STERILIZATION AND LAB SERVICES OPERATION

Sterigenics International LLC, the leading global provider of contract sterilization, gamma technologies and medical isotopes, and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and GTCR, today announced that it has acquired Nelson Laboratories, Inc....

Image: New Benchtop Centrifuge Incorporates Hybrid Rotor for Application Flexibility

Thermo Scientific Medifuge small benchtop centrifuge provides versatility within a compact footprint...

Image: Class 1 Recall: Arkray Recalls SPOTCHEM II Test Strips Due to Inaccurate Blood Sugar Readings

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death....

In accordance with a Consent Decree entered in January 2007 with Custom Ultrasonics, the FDA ordered Custom Ultrasonics to recall all of its AERs from health care facilities due to the firm’s continued violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and...

Image: FDA Issues Draft Guidance On Electromagnetic Compatibility Of Medical Devices

FDA Issues Draft Guidance On Electromagnetic Compatibility Of Medical Devices...

Image: Randox woos new customers by hosting workshop in US

Randox woos new customers by hosting workshop in US...

Image: Randox success an inspiration for Northern Ireland's export companies

Randox success an inspiration for Northern Ireland's export companies...

Image: Clinical Laboratory Equipment Supplier Opens New Division

Myco-Instrumentation, a laboratory equipment supplier, opens a division Myco-Analytical as a solution for those looking for analytic instruments....

Image: New Parts, Tools and PM Kits to fit Dental Compressors!

In keeping with our tradition of providing valuable Planned Maintenance Kits and tools to help with regularly scheduled service, RPI is pleased to now offer 56 PM Kits to service a variety of dental compressors!...

Image: Heska Introduces Element POC™ Blood Gas-Electrolyte Analyzer

Heska announced today that it has launched throughout North America a new rapid blood analyzer ("Element POC™")....

Image: Carestream Named Top Medical Technology Company in Spain

Readers of Redacción Médica, a leading Spanish medical news journal for healthcare professionals, voted Carestream one of 10 leading healthcare companies in Spain during 2012....

Image: Alpha Source, Inc. Sends 100 Gift-Filled Shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child—a Samaritan’s Purse Project

Alpha Source, Inc., a multi-vendor medical equipment parts distributor, sent 100 shoeboxes filled with gifts to Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse that delivers gifts to children worldwide....

Image: Carestream’s new Native Lesion Management Module for Vue PACS receives FDA clearance

Carestream received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its new lesion management module, which is a native oncology follow-up application that can be added to the company’s Vue PACS image viewing workstation....

Image: The Ups and Downs of Electronic Medical Records

The case for electronic medical records is compelling: They can make health care more efficient and less expensive, and improve the quality of care by making patients’ medical history easily accessible to all who treat them....

Image: RPI Is Excited to Offer a New must have

Everything in this "must have" Kit was carefully selected for a specific job in cleaning various areas of a sterilizer – from the outside casing to small valves inside the device....

Image: Alpha Source, Inc. Donates Over $350,000 in Medical Equipment Parts to Samaritan’s Purse

Alpha Source, Inc., donated over $350,000 in retail value of medical replacement parts to Samaritan’s Purse, an organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine, and persecution....

Image: Siemens Dives Into Social Media to Educate Customers

The online social media company, Social Media Today , LLC has recently partnered with Siemens Healthcare...

Image: Alpha Source, Inc. Offers Savings on Medical Equipment Parts with Exclusive Partnership with Elite Biomedical Solutions

Alpha Source, Inc., a global medical equipment parts distributor, announced it has partnered with Elite Biomedical Solutions (Elite), a manufacturer of alternative medical device replacement parts, to become the exclusive distributor of Elite...

Image: Product Showroom: Sterilizers and Decontaminators

This month, Medical Dealer explores current trends in sterilizers and decontaminators....

Image: Set Your Sights on Safe Sterilizing. What should you know about tabletop steam sterilizers?

Improper sterilization of medical devices and surgical instruments can present major risks to patients, including life-threatening infections....

Image: Study: Nurses hoarding medical equipment

Hospital nurses are spending more time looking for missing mobile clinical equipment, according to a study done by GE Healthcare. The study also found healthcare organizations are spending an increasing amount of money on equipment that is going...

Image: ECRI Institute Update: What happened to evidence-based maintenance?

ECRI Institute Update: What happened to evidence-based maintenance? Should CMS revise its preventive maintenance directive?...

Image: Invaluable Advice & Proven Strategies to Help You and Your Business Get to the Next Level

Don't miss the Medical Dealer Leadership Summit 2012! This high powered conference is custom designed for business owners, entrepreneurs and c-level managers in the medical equipment sales and service industry....

Image: The Roundtable: Sterilization equipment

In this month’s roundtable, experts weigh in on trends in sterilization. They explain how new sterilization methods and technological advancements in equipment might affect the considerations of a purchasing team when shopping for these strictly...

Image: BIT Companies and DRG Diagnostics Unveil First Hybrid Analyzer

BIT Companies and DRG Diagnostics GmbH have partnered to create the first hybrid analyzer - a fully-automated, random-access analyzer for immunoassays and clinical chemistry....

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Image: FIME 2012 Coming to the Miami Beach Convention Center

This year's FIME will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL, from August 8th-10th....

Image: Make Your Plans to Attend the AAMI 2012 Conference & Expo

AAMI 2012 (June 2-4, in Charlotte, NC) offers educational, networking, and personal-development opportunities that will enable you to expand your expertise, increase your productivity, develop lasting relationships with your peers....

Image: Diatron To Offer Advanced Hematology Analyzer in the U.S.

Device targets sales in the growing U.S. Physician Office Laboratory market...

Image: FDA Clears Siemens Fully Automated ADVIA Centaur Syphilis Assay

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has received FDA clearance for its ADVIA Centaur® Syphilis Assay¹ for the detection of antibodies against Treponema pallidum, a bacterium known to cause the sexually-transmitted disease, syphilis....

Image: The Pentra C200 receives 510(k) clearance from the US FDA

Horiba Medical is pleased to announce the USA FDA 510(k) clearance for the Pentra C200, a fully automated bench top chemistry analyzer that combines a high level of automation with quality driven technology in a compact system....

Image: Optima X Series Ultracentrifuges from Beckman Coulter Offer Cutting-edge Usability and Communication Features

Users Save Time, Reduce Costs, Increase Security...

U.S. laboratories can now meet increasing demand for vitamin D testing and assay consolidation on a high efficiency analyzer with access to precise, accurate results in as little as 18 minutes...

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has received FDA clearance for its Neonatal Total Bilirubin (nBili) assay on the RAPIDPoint® 405 Blood Gas Analyzer, with Version 3.7.1 Software. The nBili test offers results in about 60 seconds, benefiting neonata...

Image: Ozark Biomedical

“We bring craftsmanship and the diehard work ethic of rural America to the table.” –– Beemer Yokley...

Laboratories now able to consolidate PSA testing on Dimension Vista 1500 Intelligent Lab System for enhanced patient care and improved workflow    Tarrytown, N.Y., September 1, 2011 – Two new high precision Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics assays...

Ultra-High Throughput Chemistry Systems Now Available in Europe BREA, CALIF. — (May 15, 2011) — Beckman Coulter, Inc. has released the AU5800 Automated Chemistry System series in Europe, available in four different scalable models. The AU5800...

Simple-to-use random access system offers new automated features to enhance efficiency in clinical laboratories http://www.medical.siemens.com/siemens/en_GLOBAL/gg_diag_FBAs/images/product_images/Immulite/Immulite_2000_XPi/IMMULITE_2000_XPi_ca6...

The Lancer 1400 LXP freestanding glassware washer dryer has a wide chamber and 3 levels with a choice of positions at the upper levels. This enables washing and drying high volumes of glassware – whether lots of similar items or mixed loads of...

Potassium test results on the GEM Premier 4000 are too low when compared to a reference analyzer; with biases exceeding the allowable error claim of plus or minus 0.5 mmol/L by as much as 2.0 mmol/L. Use of this product may lead to...

Steris System 1 Processor: 6 Month Extension for Healthcare Facilities To Transition to Legally-Marketed Alternatives. FDA has extended the transition period to February 2, 2012. All healthcare facilities must be transitioned from Steris...

PRINCETON, N.J., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott announced today it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin marketing the i-STAT® 1 Wireless handheld, a new wireless version of the i-STAT® point of care...

Problem: In a February 4, 2011, Urgent Field Safety Notice letter posted by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) states that it has received reports in which users observed increased...

Problem: In a February 4, 2011, Urgent Field Safety Notice letter posted by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) states that it has received reports in which users observed increased...

Problem: In a February 4, 2011, Urgent Field Safety Notice letter posted by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) states that it has received reports in which users observed increased...

Problem: In a February 11, 2011, Urgent Product Correction letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Beckman Coulter states that the above analyzers may experience the following problems: (1) Specimen tubes may fall out of a...

Instrumentation Laboratory GmbH has issued an information that the package inserts for certain product lots of GEM Check Coag Whole Blood Controls contain incorrect data. Instrumentation Laboratory—GEM Check Coag Whole Blood Controls: Package...

Instrumentation Laboratory GmbH has issued an information that the package inserts for certain product lots of GEM Check Coag Whole Blood Controls contain incorrect data. Instrumentation Laboratory—GEM Check Coag Whole Blood Controls: Package...

Instrumentation Laboratory GmbH has issued an information that the package inserts for certain product lots of GEM Check Coag Whole Blood Controls contain incorrect data. Instrumentation Laboratory—GEM Check Coag Whole Blood Controls: Package...

Beckman Coulter—COULTER AC•T 5diff Hematology Analyzers: Valves May Fail Prematurely, Potentially Leading to Erroneous Results, Increased Instrument Errors, and/or Fluid Leaks See attached PDF under Manuals & Resources tab...

Beckman Coulter—COULTER AC•T 5diff Hematology Analyzers: Valves May Fail Prematurely, Potentially Leading to Erroneous Results, Increased Instrument Errors, and/or Fluid Leaks See attached PDF under Manuals & Resources tab...

Beckman Coulter—COULTER AC•T 5diff Hematology Analyzers: Valves May Fail Prematurely, Potentially Leading to Erroneous Results, Increased Instrument Errors, and/or Fluid Leaks See attached PDF under Manuals & Resources tab...

Leica-Peloris Rapid Tissue Processors: Earth Leakage in a Single Fault Condition May Exceed the Allowable Current Limit See attached PDF under Manuals & Resource tab...

Image: Centrifuge Purchasing Guide

Before guiding yourself through the Lab Centrifuge purchasing selection criteria, you should ask yourself four questions related to the protocol or application you intend to use this centrifuge for: 1) How much Relative Centrifugal Force (RCF)...

Working with microtomes, whether preparing or cutting a sample, is a true art. You need specific hands-on training from your supervisor before using a microtome. Because of the associated hazards, safety must be incorporated into every step of...

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