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Image: Class 1 Recall: UPDATE: Importance of Following Validated Reprocessing Instructions for PENTAX ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscopes: FDA Safety Communication

Since the February 2016 communication, PENTAX provided the FDA with additional information related to a potential risk associated with the design and manufacturing of the ED-3490K duodenoscope....

Image: Class 1 Recall: FUJIFILM Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. removes certain older duodenoscope models from clinical use: FDA Safety Communication

Fuji informed the Agency of its plans to remove legacy 250/450 duodenoscope models from clinical use based on the limited number currently in use....

Image: Watch the NEW Covidien Valleylab FT10™ PM Procedure Using the ESU-2400 Autosequence

BC Group International has released a new video demonstrating the NEW Covidien Valleylab FT10™ PM Procedure using the ESU-2400 Electrosurgical Unit Analyzer....

Image: Roundtable: Anesthesia Devices

New technology and updated features can make maintaining medical devices difficult and that is true when it comes to anesthesia devices....

Image: Stryker buys startup to bolster safety in minimally invasive spine surgery

Orthopedics implant and spine player Stryker ($SYK) has acquired Florida-based startup SafeWire in order to add to its minimally invasive spinal surgery products....

Image: Extending the life of lifesaving surgical equipment

On a recent visit to a regional hospital in sub-Saharan Africa, I found myself in an operating room with 12 abandoned anesthesia machines — more unused devices than the hospital has surgical staff....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Verathon Inc. Recalls GlideScope Titanium Single-Use Video Laryngoscope Due to Potential Video Feed Disruption

Verathon Incorporated is recalling the GlideScope Titanium Single-Use Video Laryngoscope because of a potential disruption in the video feed from the camera in the laryngoscope blades to the monitor....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Olympus Validates Updated Reprocessing Instructions for Duodenoscope Models TJF-160F and TJF-160VF: FDA Safety Communication

Olympus Corporation of the Americas (Olympus) has issued updated, validated manual reprocessing instructions for the TJF-160F and TJF-160VF duodenoscope models (160 F/VF duodenoscope models) to replace those provided in the original device labeling....

Image: Class 1 Recall: FDA Recommends Health Care Facilities Transition from Custom Ultrasonics Endoscope Washer/Disinfectors to Alternate Reprocessing Methods: FDA Safety Communication

The FDA is revising its November 2015 Safety Communication to provide updated information about its communications with Custom Ultrasonics regarding its November 2015 Recall Order....

Image: Class 1 Recall: PENTAX Validates Reprocessing Instructions for ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscopes: FDA Safety Communication

PENTAX has issued updated, validated manual reprocessing instructions for the ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscope to replace those provided in the original device labeling....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Brainlab Cranial Image-Guided Surgery (IGS) System – Navigation Inaccuracy

Brainlab is recalling the Cranial IGS System due to potential inaccuracies in the display by the navigation system compared to the patient anatomy....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Dräger Perseus A500 Anesthesia Workstation - Faulty Power Switch May Cause Device to Stop Working

Class 1 Recall: Dräger Perseus A500 Anesthesia Workstation - Faulty Power Switch May Cause Device to Stop Working...

Image: Class 1 Recall: FUJIFILM Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. Validates Revised Reprocessing Instructions for Model ED-530XT Duodenoscopes: FDA Safety Communication

Class 1 Recall: FUJIFILM Medical Systems, U.S.A., Inc. Validates Revised Reprocessing Instructions for Model ED-530XT Duodenoscopes: FDA Safety Communication...

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: Operating Table Market Expected to Grow

Operating Table Market Expected to Grow...

Image: Facing problems with Anesthesia Gas?

MedEquip can help solve all of your Anesthesia Gas Machine problems!...

Image: Check out Endoscopy Specialists New Inventory

Check out Endoscopy Specialists New Inventory...

Supplemental Measures to Enhance Duodenoscope Reprocessing: FDA Safety Communication...

The firm has received several complaints where patient cassettes, which are the center of gas flow in the system, have come loose....

Image: FDA Proposes New Criteria for Surgical Gowns

FDA Proposes New Criteria for Surgical Gowns...

Image: Olympus Introduces Industry-First Next-Day Product Replacement Guarantee for Surgical Business

Olympus Introduces Industry-First Next-Day Product Replacement Guarantee for Surgical Business...

Image: Biomed 101: ESU Principals, Safety and Testing

Modern medical electorsurgery uses this principle of cautery, but uses heat generated by electric current rather than hot stones....

Olympus Validates New Reprocessing Instructions for Model TJF-Q180V Duodenoscopes...

Image: Endoscopy Market to Eclipse $12 billion

Endoscopes and accessories are becoming more and more common in healthcare. These devices are useful tools for a growing variety of health concerns....

Image: Market Analysis: Endoscopy market to eclipse $12 billion

Colonoscopes are an import area of the U.S. market and will continue to drive growth. Screening practices in the United States and reimbursement levels for colonoscopies will aid in the growth of the market....

Advances in anesthesia and the impact of those changes on the market are just two topics industry experts discuss in this TechNation roundtable article....

Image: Roundtable: Flexible Endoscopy

Endoscopy means to look inside something and usually refers to peering into a body for medical reasons such as diagnosis or treatment.These medical devices can be used to investigate symptoms, confirm a diagnosis or provide treatment....

Image: Surgical Lights Market on the Rise

The operating room is filled with a number of very important medical devices from the patient monitoring equipment to the operating table to the specially designed lighting....

Image: LED vs Halogen – Why people are upgrading to LED Surgical Lights

LED vs Halogen – Why people are upgrading to LED Surgical Lights...

Image: Anesthesia Market Report

Technological advancements in regards to anesthesia and respiratory devices have impacted the market....

The Spacelabs ARKON Anesthesia Delivery System is used in hospital operating rooms. It may be used for the delivery of oxygen, air and nitrous oxide in a controlled manner to various patient breathing circuits with or without the use of a mechanical...

Image: Market Analysis: Anesthesia

Those figures alone would provide ample evidence for growth in the market. Growth is further accentuated by the prevalence of such devices in new hospitals and health centers, as well as in the home healthcare market....

Endoscopes and accessories are a vital part of the U.S. healthcare system. These devices have grown in popularity, as patients prefer less invasive procedures to treat a number of injuries and conditions....

here is a potential defect in the CAS I/II Absorber products employed in the BleaseSirius Anesthesia Workstation, BleaseFocus Anesthesia Workstation, and Service Kits Part Number 050-0659-00 and 050-0901-00....

The Multi Asborber, Original may have a thin wall condition, which may lead to small holes in the water (drain) tube...

Image: New endoscope-i iPhone Adapter, App Power Up Traditional Endoscopes

Smartphones and tablets are certainly becoming a central part within clinical care for their high definition cameras, brilliant screens, and unlimited software potential....

Image: Teleflex ISO-Gard Mask Keeps Waste Anesthesia Gas Away from Clinicians in PACU

Teleflex Medical (Research Triangle Park, NC) received FDA clearance for its ISO-Gard anesthesia mask that solves this problem by recovering much of the exhaled gas and sending it to the vacuum exhaust....

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: Sorin Group Announces the Acquisition of Alcard

Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today the acquisition of Alcard Industria Mecanica Ltda, a Brazilian leading manufacturer of medical devices for cardiac surgery....

Image: SORIN GROUP ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR 2012

At a meeting held today and chaired by Rosario Bifulco, the Sorin S.p.A. Board of Directors analyzed the results for the fourth quarter 2012 and the preliminary unaudited consolidated results for the year of 2012....

Image: Market Analysis: Anesthesia

The worldwide market for anesthesia and respiratory devices could exceed $14 billion by 2017...

Image: Autotransfusion units, Blood Processing

Autotransfusion devices are units that administers a person own blood for a transfusion, instead of banked donor blood....

These products are used in the hospital environment and in locations not requiring mobility of the products....

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: 5 Ways to Increase Anesthesia Cost-Effectiveness in ASCs

Here are five tips from industry experts on how to increase anesthesia cost-effectiveness in ambulatory surgery centers....

Image: Dräger Hosts Free Firefighter Webinar on Thermal Imaging Cameras November 8

Developed by experienced firefighters for firefighters of all levels, new informational webinar focuses on state-of-the-art technology in thermal imaging cameras....

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: Market Analysis: Endoscopy

The growing popularity of Minimally Invasive Surgeries (MIS) is leading to an increased adoption of endoscopy devices, according to a new report by health care market researcher GBI Research....

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: Product Showroom : Endoscopy

This month, OR Today explores current trends in endoscopy....

Image: Biomed 101: Infusion device basics

Dr. William T. Bovie and Dr. Harvey Williams Cushing developed the first ESUs in the 1920s. Early ESU units used spark gaps to control RF energy. ESUs now allow for surgeries with more preci- sion and less blood loss......

Image: The Roundtable: Electrosurgery Equipment

This month’s roundtable includes questions and answers about purchasing and maintaining electrosurgery equipment....

Image: 5 Areas Where Problems Occur Between ASCs and Anesthesia Groups — and How to Fix Them

Conflicts are bound to arise between surgery centers and contracted anesthesia providers, but Thomas Wherry, MD, says open communication combined with a few simple steps can thwart problems and develop healthy working relationships between partners....

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: Dräger Introduces Innovian Anesthesia 4.1 with remote access option

New Mobile Report Viewer capability enables clinicians to securely access data collected by Dräger’s AIMS on Web-connected devices over the healthcare facility’s wireless network...

The affected anesthesia delivery systems may have a gasket leak which could cause an interruption of or inadequate patient anesthesia and ventilation, temporary or permanent patient injury, or death....

Image: Product Showroom: Sterilizers and Decontaminators

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

Image: Market Analysis: Surgical Booms for High Functioning Rooms

Surgical booms have become increasingly popular with the advent of minimally invasive surgery and integrated operating rooms. Booms can maximize space in hightech surgical suites, where additional equipment is required....

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: Soma Technology releases equipment shopping app

Soma Technology, Inc. has created a shopping app featuring capital medical equipment for hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers....

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: Market Analysis: Operating Tables

As surgical procedures continue to become more specialized, so does the centerpiece of the operating room: the operating table....

Image: Product Showroom: Operating Tables

This month, OR Today explores current trends in operating tables....

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Do you LOVE MedWrench? Tell us why by posting a testimonial, and get entered to win a Kindle Fire!...

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....

Philips and MAQUET mark milestone with 50th shipment of Philips’ hybrid operating room (OR) with MAQUET’s surgical table to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona....

Image: MAQUET AND SIEMENS HEALTHCARE COLLABORATE IN THE FIELD OF THE HYBRID OR

Contract negotiations have been finalized and now it is official: Maquet the global leader in OR complete solutions and Siemens Healthcare Sector will now collaborate closely to introduce a combined system for diagnostics and surgical procedures....

Image: IDEAL IN EVERY POSITION: THE MAGNUS OPERATING TABLE SYSTEM

With MAGNUS, MAQUET has developed an intelligent operating table system geared to cater to the entire operative spectrum, with the integral ability to optimally take into account any adjustments the very latest medical and economic requirements may...

Heerbrugg, Switzerland. The Leica M320 F12 microscope combines sophisticated esthetic and functional design with simple, ergonomic operation for high performance. The Leica M320 F12 is an essential tool for ENT surgeons during routine applications....

Leica M822 ophthalmic microscope: excellent results in cataract surgery due to innovative dual illumination....

Image: BrainLAB First to Market with Integration of Leica Microsystems M720 OH5 Microscope for its Image-Guided Surgery Products

BrainLAB and Leica Microsystems today announced the integration of BrainLAB Image-Guided Surgery (IGS) software and platforms with the Leica M720 OH5 microscope. BrainLAB is the first to offer this integration....

Microsurgery in various disciplines such as neuro-, spine- or ENT surgery requires the highest level of expertise and concentration on part of the surgical team....

HEERBRUGG, SWITZERLAND. The new Leica M525 OH4 surgical microscope, developed by Leica Microsystems in close cooperation with leading neurosurgeons and with the experience gained in extensive clinical studies, provides a new level of ergonomics and...

Image: Leica Microsystems and TrueVision® 3D Surgical Reach Worldwide Agreement

Washington D.C. / USA. Leica Microsystems and TrueVision 3D Surgical announced today that Leica will incorporate key components of TrueVision’s 3D intelligent digital visualization and guidance platform into selected Leica Microsystems surgical...

Life Optics belongs now to Leica Microsystems...

Image: BrainLAB First to Market with Integration of Leica Microsystems M720 OH5 Microscope for its Image-Guided Surgery Products

Westchester, IL, USA / Heerbrugg, Switzerland. BrainLAB and Leica Microsystems today announced the integration of BrainLAB Image-Guided Surgery (IGS) software and platforms with the Leica M720 OH5 microscope....

Image: Leica M525 OH4 – New Dimensions in Ergonomics, Maneuverability and Safety

The Leica M525 OH4 proactively offers innovative illumination solutions for the benefit of the surgeon and the safety of the patient....

This month, Medical Dealer explores the latest trends in operating tables and lighting systems....

Image: invendo medical announces 510(k) clearance by FDA for advancement-assisted single-use colonoscopy system

Clearance by FDA makes new endoscope for colon cancer screening available to U.S. patients...

Image: Market Analysis: Operating tables and lights

As surgical procedures continue to become more specialized, so does the centerpiece of the operating room: the operating table. Demand for specialized operating tables made for complex procedures is the primary driver of innovation and growth in the...

Image: Rigid Endoscopes

This month, TechNation asks the experts about purchasing and repairing rigid endoscopes, including what to look for when purchasing to ensure device longevity and how best to approach repairing the delicate equipment, whether in house or through a...

Image: Bovie Aaron Smoke Shark

The Aaron Smoke Shark is designed for use with all electrosurgical generators and can also be used to control laser smoke....

Image: Bovie IDS-300

Bovie’s Intelligent Digital System??(IDS) Series are electrosurgical generators with fully digital implementation for use in today’s modern OR and surgical outpatient center....

Image: Covidien Force FX Electrosurgical Generator

Covidien’s Force FX Electrosurgical Generator features Instant Response technology, which recognizes changes in tissue 200 times per second and adjusts voltage and currently accordingly....

Image: Electrosurgery

More than 80 percent of all surgical procedures today involve electrosurgery, according to Bovie Medical Corporation’s Medical Insights Blog. This procedure involves the use of electrical currents to cut tissue....

Image: Megadyne Mega Power ESU

Megadyne’s Mega Power electrosurgical generator has a new design, featuring an updated interface with more easily identified mode and feature buttons....

Image: Anesthesia Equipment

The anesthesia equipment market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.2 percent through 2014, according to a new report released by MarketResearch.com....

Image: Anesthesia Roundtable

This month, TechNation asks the experts about buying and maintaining anesthesia equipment....

Image: Dräger Apollo

The Drager Apollo anesthesia system features a fully automatic self-test and an open-platform architecture....

Image: GE Avance

The S/5 Avance Carestation was developed through collaboration with clinicians. The compact, integrated anesthesia carestation features advanced anesthesia delivery, anesthesia patient monitoring and care information management....

Image: Surgical Tables

The operating table is an essential part of any successful surgical procedure. Today, various types of surgical table are available for basic operating requirements as well as specialized procedures....

Image: FDA Clears Hologic's Specimen Radiography System

New Trident System Offers Improved Image Quality and Streamlined Workflow in the Verification of Breast Biopsy Samples...

This month, TechNation asks the experts about purchasing and servicing flexible endoscopes. Responders include Amanda Bruemmer, RN, BSN, R&D Project Specialist for Olympus America Medical Systems; Alec Weiss, Service and Repair Product Manager for Ol...

Videoscopes accounted for 89 percent of the market for flexible endoscopes in 2010, or $2.1 billion of the total $2.4 billion flexible endoscopes market....

Image: Smoke Evacuation Systems

The most effective way to protect personnel and patients from inhaling the harmful constituents of surgical smoke and aerosol is to use a mechanical smoke evacuator system with a high-efficiency filter during all smoke-generating procedures....

MAQUET has released a new versatile surgical table that’s future proof, capable of handling patients up to 1,000 pounds. The unit is mobile and the company believes it can be used in all types of surgeries. The table features metal-free...

Dräger is now offering hidef (1080i) cameras on the company’s popular Polaris 560 and 760 OR lights. High resolution recording combined with a flood of lig...

Image: Anesthesia market experiences rapid growth

The global anesthesia market can be broadly divided into three categories: devices, disposables and drugs. ...

Image: Technological advancements, acceptance of MIS drive endoscopy market

The total endoscopy market has grown in recent years due to increases in the aging and chronically ill population, advancements in endoscopic technologies and the widespread acceptance of minimally invasive surgery (MIS). ...

The CONMED System 7550 with ABC Technology offers a new level of rapid hemostasis. Argon Beam Coagulation allows the surgeon to achieve reductions in blood loss, surgical time and surgical plume. Surgeons can use this electrosurgical generator in a...

The generator features the company’s proprietary Dynamic Response Technology, which continuously synchronizes current and voltage. The System 5000 Electrosurgery Unit allows the surgeon to fine tune the electrosurgical generator to specific...

Image: Roundtable Discussion: Anesthesia Equipment

This month, TechNation consults the experts about servicing anesthesia equipment in 2011 and beyond....

The operating table is an essential part of any successful surgical procedure. Today, various types of surgical table are available for use in specialized procedures as well as catering to basic operating requirements....

The development of thermally based surgical systems and instrumentation has advanced surgery in recent years. Thermal energy is now used in general surgery as a substitute for the knife or scalpel for improved control of blood flow, or hemostasis....

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