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Image: Medical Laser Systems Market set to reach US$2,031.0 Million by 2018; North America will Continue to Dominate the Global Market

Of the key varieties of medical laser systems examined in the report, the segment of diode lasers holds the dominant market share and is expected to retain its dominant stance in the global market over the forecast period as well....

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: Comprehensive care for newborns in just one device

The new HAMILTON-C1 neo combines a range of therapy options with maximum mobility in a highly versatile ventilator designed specifically for neonates....

Image: AAMI: Infusion Errors Top ECRI’s 2017 List of Health Technology Hazards

Infusion pump errors are the number one health technology safety concern to watch out for in 2017, according to an annual report published by experts at the ECRI Institute....

Image: Advanced neonatal ventilation during MRI procedures

After successful 510(k) clearance for the Neonatal option, the HAMILTON-MR1 is now available to provide sophisticated ventilation therapy during MRI procedures for even the smallest patients....

Image: UK innovators take patient simulator to worldwide market

Rigel Medical, which has a USA office in Tampa, FL, aims to broaden its worldwide market share with its latest patient simulator technology....

Image: BC Group Releases New Updates for the ESU-2400 and ESU-2400H

Testing with your ESU-2400 Analyzer has gotten even easier! The ESU-2400 Electrosurgical Unit Analyzers has a new software update, which renews compatibility with the new Covidien ForceTriad™ Software Update 3.8....

Image: Preorder the New IPA-3400 Infusion Pump Analyzer

The IPA-3400 is the newest addition to the line of BC Biomedical test equipment....

Image: Datrend Systems Launches vPad-A1

Datrend Systems Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of their latest product, vPad-A1....

Image: Intelligent humidification with the new HAMILTON-H900

After successful 510(k) clearance, Hamilton Medical presents the new active humidifier HAMILTON-H900 in the US. With improved ergonomics, ease of use, and facilitated handling....

Image: Roundtable: Infusion Pumps

New technology is having an impact on the infusion pump market. The global infusion pumps and accessories market is expected to reach $10.2 billion by 2020, according to a news release from market research firm MarketsandMarkets....

Image: Roundtable: Sterilizers

Medical equipment has advanced tremendously since the very first surgery was performed. Innovations and new ideas continue to impact the often life-saving techniques of surgery, including minimally invasive procedures and robotic surgery options....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Dräger Recalls VentStar Oxylog 3000 Pediatric Patient Breathing Circuit Due to Potential Valve Leakage

The firm discovered that the check valve on the circuit may leak. This could result in the patient re-breathing exhaled gas with reduced oxygen concentration and increased carbon dioxide levels....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Dräger Recalls VentStar Oxylog 3000 Pediatric Patient Breathing Circuit Due to Potential Valve Leakage

The firm discovered that the check valve on the circuit may leak. This could result in the patient re-breathing exhaled gas with reduced oxygen concentration and increased carbon dioxide levels....

Image: Class 1 Recall: CareFusion Recalls AVEA Ventilator Due to an Electrical Issue Which May Cause an Unexpected Shutdown

CareFusion is recalling the AVEA Ventilator because of a faulty fuse on the ventilators’ alarm board, which may cause the ventilator to unexpectedly shut down....

CareFusion is recalling the AVEA Ventilator because of a faulty fuse on the ventilators’ alarm board, which may cause the ventilator to unexpectedly shut down....

Image: GE Healthcare, ThoughtWire ink 5-year deal to develop hospital apps

GE Healthcare Partners (NYSE:GE) said today it inked a 5-year collaboration agreement with Toronto-based software company ThoughtWire to develop digital tools for hospitals and health systems....

Image: Elite Biomedical: Nobody Does it Better

Elite Biomedical Solutions supports hospital biomed departments with new replacement parts, re-certified parts, on-site service and repairs that keep clinical equipment performing at optimal levels....

Image: Global Medical Equipment Calibration Services Market: Dominance of Local Players Fueling Growth

The emerging quality-oriented approach adopted by patients when it comes to medical devices, and the demand for new and refurbished medical equipment has led to rising incidence of product recalls....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Mycobacterium chimaera Infections Associated with Sorin Group Deustchland GmbH Stickert 3T Heater-Cooler System: FDA Safety Communication

The FDA is providing new information about Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) infections associated with the use of the 3T in patients who have undergone cardiothoracic surgeries....

Image: HAMILTON-T1 for Armed Forces

Fully-featured ICU ventilation for military patient transports under the world’s toughest conditions...

Image: Class 1 Recall: B. Braun Medical Inc. Recalls Dialog+ Hemodialysis Systems Due Defective Conductivity Sensors

B. Braun Medical Inc. is recalling the Dialog+ Hemodialysis System due to cracks in conductivity sensors that may allow air to enter into the solution (dialysis fluid or dialysate) used to help filter waste and other excess fluids in the blood....

Image: Philips Ultrasound Validates BC Group’s Ultrasound Leakage Tester and Probe Adapter

Philips Ultrasound Validates BC Group’s Ultrasound Leakage Tester and Probe Adapter...

Image: Rigel Medical launches new product at the AAMI 2016 show

Rigel Medical (Booth 510) will be showcasing its biomedical test instrumentation at the AAMI 2016 Expo (June 3 – 6, Tampa, Florida), including important new additions to the range....

Image: Meet BC Group’s Newest Safety Analyzer

The Fully Featured SA-2500 is Durable and Affordable for Biomedical Technicians...

Image: Ventilation Testing with BC Group’s PFC-3000 Benchtop Flow Analyzer

The PFC-3000 measures flow, pressure, temperature humidity and oxygen concentration and is compatible with 13 gas standards and 10 gas types....

Image: Connectivity with Numerous Smart Medical Devices Proves to be Seamless Using HEMS

As Demonstrated at both the 2015 and 2016 Connectathons, Interoperability with Numerous Smart Medical Devices Proves to be Seamless Using EQ2’s HEMS CMMS...

Image: Class 1 Recall: Dräger Evita V500 and Babylog VN500 Ventilators - Recall Expanded to Include Optional PS500 Batteries with New Power Supply Firmware

Dräger Medical expanded its December 2015 recall to include the PS500 Optional Power Supply units that were updated with new software as part of the December recall....

Image: Roundtable: Computerized Maintenance Management System

A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), sometimes referred to as a Computerized Maintenance Management Information System (CMMIS), is a valuable tool for HTM professionals....

Image: Datrend Systems Launches vPad-RF

Datrend Systems Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of their latest product, vPad-RF. vPad-RF, the smallest full-featured Electrosurgical Unit (ESU) Analyzer on the market....

Image: Rice Lake Weighing Systems Awards BC Group for Outstanding Sales

BC Group is proud to announce that it has received Rice Lake Weighing Systems’ Award for Outstanding Sales Performance in 2015....

Image: Announcing the QA-ES III Electrosurgical Analyzer for testing and ensuring the proper performance and safety of electrosurgical units

The Fluke Biomedical QA-ES III Electrosurgical Analyzer tests all critical electrosurgical unit (ESU) functions, including precision power, current, frequency, crest factor, and load resistance....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Dräger Medical Inc. Recalls Emergency Transport Ventilators Due to a System Error that may lead to a Halt in Ventilation Therapy

Dräger is recalling the Oxylog Emergency Transport Ventilators because an electrical issue may cause the device to stop working if the control knobs (adjustment potentiometers) are not regularly used....

Image: Global Fetal and Neonatal Care Equipment Market Assessment & Forecast: 2015-2019

North America continued to lead global fetal and neonatal market with a share of 36.4% in 2014 that translated into revenues worth US$ 1,176.0 million....

Image: New Rigel Ventest 800 for Accurate Verification of Ventilator Performance

Rigel has extended its range of test instrumentation for biomedical equipment with the introduction of a ventilator tester....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Stryker Fuhrman Pleural and Pneumopericardial Drainage Sets - Catheter May Break During Insertion

Stryker Sustainability Solutions received two reports that the catheter included in the Drainage Set broke off in the pleural cavity while inserting the device into the patient....

Image: Fluke Biomedical announces the INCU II Incubator/Radiant Warmer Analyzer

Fluke Biomedical announces the INCU II Incubator/Radiant Warmer Analyzer for testing and ensuring the safety of infant incubators and radiant warmers...

Image: NEW RIGEL 62353 PLUS MEETS MODERN MEDICAL DEVICE TEST NEEDS

Rigel Medical has introduced an upgraded version of its dedicated tester for the in-service and post-repair safety testing of medical electronic devices in line with the standards required by IEC 62353....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Dräger Evita V500 and Babylog VN500 Ventilators - Issue with Optional PS500 Battery Power Supply May Cause Ventilators to Shut Down Unexpectedly

Dräger is recalling the PS500 battery power supply because a software issue causes shorter than expected battery run times....

Image: Class 1 Recall: The FDA Recommends Health Care Providers Stop Using Customed, Inc. Surgical Convenience Packs and Trays: FDA Safety Communication

The FDA is warning health care providers and staff at health care facilities not to use Customed convenience packs and trays for any surgical procedures....

Image: BC Group Announces the DA-2006-VL Has Received FDA 510(k) Clearance

BC Group Announces the DA-2006-VL Has Received FDA 510(k) Clearance...

Image: Class 1 Recall: Boston Scientific Corporation, Chariot Guiding Sheath May Break off During the Procedure

Class 1 Recall: Boston Scientific Corporation, Chariot Guiding Sheath May Break off During the Procedure...

Image: Class 1 Recall: Insulet Corporation OmniPod Insulin Management System: Needle May Fail to Deliver Insulin

Class 1 Recall: Insulet Corporation OmniPod Insulin Management System: Needle May Fail to Deliver Insulin...

Image: Class 1 Recall: Risk of Eye and Skin Injuries from Hand-held Laser Pointers: FDA Safety Communication

Class 1 Recall: Risk of Eye and Skin Injuries from Hand-held Laser Pointers: FDA Safety Communication...

Class 1 Recall: eVent Medical LS, 5i, or 7i Inspiration Ventilators May Shut Down without Alarm...

Image: EQ2, LLC Announces New Pricing Options for the Modular HEMS CMMS

EQ2, LLC Announces New Pricing Options for the Modular HEMS CMMS...

Image: On-Site Test Equipment Calibration

On-Site Test Equipment Calibration...

Image: Automated Testing with BC Group’s New CONMED PM Kit

CONMED PM Kit Provides the Tools for Automated Testing of CONMED System 2450 and 5000...

Image: New Uni-Sim Lite All in One Patient Simulator from Rigel

New Uni-Sim Lite All in One Patient Simulator from Rigel...

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....

Image: EQ2, LLC AND AMT DATASOUTH CORP ANNOUNCE THEY HAVE INTEGRATED THEIR TEAMS TO OPTIMALLY SERVE THE HOSPITAL MARKET

Resulting synergies are numerous for teams that provide customized solutions for CMMS, printing and downtime solutions...

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

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

Image: Corporate Profile: Elite Biomedical Solutions

Corporate Profile: Elite Biomedical Solutions...

Image: Baxter Names José Almeida Chairman and CEO

Baxter Names José Almeida Chairman and CEO...

Image: Welch Allyn Selects Clinical Dynamics Line of AccuPulse NIBP Simulators with CalTables for Testing of Vital Signs Monitors and Devices

Welch Allyn Selects Clinical Dynamics Line of AccuPulse NIBP Simulators with CalTables for Testing of Vital Signs Monitors and Devices...

Image: RaySafe Highlights Real-Time Radiation Dose Monitoring System at CIRSE 2015

RaySafe Highlights Real-Time Radiation Dose Monitoring System at CIRSE 2015...

Image: BC Group Announces the Monopolar Handpiece Simulator for ESU Analyzers

The Monopolar Handpiece Simulator safely and automatically triggers the Monopolar Handpiece Output from an Electrosurgical Generator...

Image: Philips unveils consumer, connected health bid featuring app and 5 devices, including watch

Philips unveils consumer, connected health bid featuring app and 5 devices, including watch...

Image: FDA Oversight on High-Risk Apps in Mobile Health Industry

FDA Oversight on High-Risk Apps in Mobile Health Industry...

Image: Datrend Systems launches a ruggedized version of their vPad-ESTM Electrical Safety Analyzer

Datrend Systems launches a ruggedized version of their vPad-ESTM Electrical Safety Analyzer...

Class 1 Recall: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of Hospira Symbiq Infusion System...

Class 1 Recall: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of Hospira Symbiq Infusion System...

Image: Purchasing CMMS: HTM Professionals Recommend What You Should Be Asking

Purchasing CMMS: HTM Professionals Recommend What You Should Be Asking...

Image: BC Group Attends the Annual MD Imaging Expo

BC Group Attends the Annual MD Imaging Expo...

Image: Philips Debuts Lumify, Its First App-Based Ultrasound Solution

Philips Debuts Lumify, Its First App-Based Ultrasound Solution...

Image: EQ2 LLC Showcasing Latest HEMS CMMS Software at AAMI Denver

EQ2 has added many new features to its already strong CMMS HEMS Enterprise software....

Image: Introducing the vPad-Secure

The vPad-Secure is a multi level security app for the vPad Platform, designed for organizations who need the ability to control workflow from a central location....

Image: Roundtable: Infusion Therapy

Infusion therapy devices are important tools when it comes to delivering quality health care with positive outcomes....

Infusion pumps are used to push fluids, medications, and/or nutrients into a patient for therapeutic purposes....

Vulnerabilities of Hospira LifeCare PCA3 and PCA5 Infusion Pump Systems: FDA Safety Communication...

Image: Unfors RaySafe, a Fluke Biomedical company, unveils a new Survey sensor for the RaySafe X2

Unfors RaySafe, a Fluke Biomedical company, unveils a new Survey sensor for the RaySafe X2...

Image: Fluke Biomedical launches online training center, bringing accessible training to the biomedical engineering community

Fluke Biomedical, the global leader in medical device quality assurance solutions, launched Advantage Training, an online center aimed at providing accessible training to the biomedical engineering community....

Image: TSO3 Enters Into First Commercial Agreement for STERIZONE VP4 Sterilizer

"We are extremely pleased to have Getinge Infection Control representing our STERIZONE® technology"...

Alma Lasers, a global innovator of laser, light-based, radiofrequency and ultrasound solutions for the aesthetic and surgical markets announced the addition of the Harmony XL Pro™ platform to its product portfolio....

Image: Fluke Biomedical releases its biggest test automation software update ever

Fluke Biomedical releases its biggest test automation software update ever...

Image: MediMizer Web Work Order App saves time, money

MediMizer Web Work Order App saves time, money...

Image: FDA Issues Guidances for Medical Device-Related Apps and Systems

FDA Issues Guidances for Medical Device-Related Apps and Systems...

TechNation reached out to industry leaders for their insights regarding CMMS, how it can help clinical engineering departments and what to expect in the future...

Image: Report: U.S. Market for Infusion Therapy Devices to Grow

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “U.S. Market for Infusion Therapy Devices 2015? report to their offering....

Image: EQ2 LLC Successfully Completes Interconnectivity Testing, Proving its Hospital Software can “Talk” with the New, Smart Medical Instruments

EQ2 LLC Successfully Completes Interconnectivity Testing, Proving its Hospital Software can “Talk” with the New, Smart Medical Instruments...

Image: Intelligent ventilation for neonates

The high?performance capabilities of the HAMILTON?C1 with the new Neonatal option include lung protective strategies and adaptive ventilation modes to ensure that each baby receives treatment tailored to its specific needs....

Image: Datrend Systems launches a ruggedized version of their vPad-ES Electrical Safety Analyzer

Datrend Systems launches a ruggedized version of their vPad-ES Electrical Safety Analyzer...

Image: EQ2 and Rigel Medical Announce the Release of an Automated CMMS – RIGEL 288 Interface

EQ2’s complete clinical equipment management system - HEMS and the Rigel 288 Safety Analyzer now provide a fully automated, accurate and reportable system for documenting medical device safety in hospitals worldwide....

Image: Datrend Systems launches their next generation Incubator & Radiant Warmer Tester

Datrend Systems Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of their latest product, vPad-IN....

Image: How to Care for Your Autoclave or Steam Sterilizer

Caring for your autoclave is very important and can be easily overlooked. We often see this step neglected which can cause high and frequent repair costs....

Image: Roundtable: Test Equipment

Test equipment is vital for the HTM community. Biomeds rely on these high-tech devices to perform many tasks to help them maintain medical devices....

Image: Fluke Biomedical/Unfors RaySafe Gear Up for Growth in EMEA Region

Industry leader taps top talent, invigorates channel and invests in best-in-class training...

Image: CCS-200 Spirometer Simplifies Coaching

Spirometry practitioners know that coaching is important for valid, consistent results, and NIOSH-approved spirometry courses train their students to obtain the best possible results from subjects through appropriate preparation and coaching....

A recall has been issued for the Nellcor Puritan Bennett, 980 Ventilator System. Part of the circuit board may have cracks due to problems in this manufacturing process. The cracks can cause the ventilator’s display screen to dim and give off a...

Puritan Bennett 980 Ventilator Systems with software versions below 2.8 may have a software problem that causes the ventilator to stop working after the air and oxygen gas supply lines are disconnected and then reconnected....

The 3rd Generation Power Supplies are installed in Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators and are also sold as 3rd Generation Power Supply Repair Kits....

Image: Intelligent transport ventilation for neonates

Hamilton Medical now offers a high-end ventilation solution for your most fragile patients with the new neonatal option* for the HAMILTONT1 transport ventilator...

Image: Welch Allyn Adds Spirometry Module to Connectivity-Ready Electrocardiograph Device

Technology designed to help office-based practices efficiently perform pulmonary function tests that meet American Thoracic Society standards...

Image: Roundtable: Sterilizers

Sterilizers play a critical role in healthcare. TechNation asked a panel of industry experts to share their insights regarding new technology, maintenance and training materials....

Image: New ATS Standards Spur Spirometer Upgrades

Back in the year 2000, many occupational health nurses upgraded their spirometry equipment to hand-held or stand-alone instruments....

The Plum A+ and A+3 infusion pumps have an alarm that should sound when a therapy is interrupted. Some of the alarms may fail to sound in situations that should trigger it....

Image: Use A Common Database for Spirometry and Hearing Conservation

Use A Common Database for Spirometry and Hearing Conservation...

Hospira received customer reports of broken door assemblies on the Abbott Acclaim infusion pumps and the Hospira Acclaim Encore infusion pumps....

Image: Baxter Receives 510(k) Clearance for Next-Generation SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pump with Master Drug Library

Improvements Include Increased Drug Library Capacity and Device Tracking Services...

CareFusion is recalling the Alaris Pump model 8100, version 9.1.18, because it may have a software failure where the pump module will not properly delay an infusion when the "Delay Until" option or "Multidose" feature is used....

Image: Fluke Biomedical launches rugged, portable electrical safety analyzer

Fluke Biomedical unveiled the latest addition to its Electrical Safety portfolio, the ESA609 Electrical Safety Analyzer, pairing portability and ruggedness with industry leading quality assurance....

Image: Intelligent humidification with the new HAMILTON H-900

With improved ergonomics, ease of use, and facilitated handling, the advanced HAMILTON H-900 makes humidification one less thing to worry about in critical care ventilation....

Image: Customizable Spirometry Reporting

Occupational health testing depends on solid, thorough, and clearreports. The new CCS?200 Spirometer from Benson Medical Instruments introduces an easier way to customize reports—the Benson Medical Report Builder....

Image: Roundtable: Sterilizers

Hospital beds are an important and yet sometimes overlooked piece of medical equipment. This month, TechNation shares expert insights regarding the latest developments in hospital beds as well as tips on how to manage these vital assets....

Image: Covidien Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) Clearance for the Puritan Bennett™ 980 Ventilator

New acute care ventilator delivers advanced breath technology for enhanced patient comfort and clinician ease of use...

The oxygen and air wall inlet fittings on the back panel of the resuscitation systems were reversed during assembly....

There is a potentially defective component on the Trilogy Ventilator power management board which could affect the function of the device....

Image: Benson Medical: Occupational Spirometry Advantages

Benson Medical Instruments’ new CCS-200 spirometer is already recognized as the new standard in occupational spirometry, combining pulmonary function and hearing conservation databases for greater efficiency....

Image: Intelligent ventilation during MRI  procedures for all patient populations

With the intelligent HAMILTON?MR1 ventilator, you can take your patients from the ICU to the MRI suite and back without having to change anything about the ventilation, even when they are on an advanced mode....

Image: Market Analysis: Infusion Pumps

The report by the Millennium Research Group predicts that growth in the U.S. market for infusion pumps through 2017 will be largely driven by government initiatives....

A number of commonly used infusion pumps are designed for specialized purposes, including enteral pumps, patient-controlled analgesia pumps and insulin pumps....

Image: RPI: New Parts to fit Ohmeda, GE Giraffe Incubators and OmniBed!

RPI: New Parts to fit Ohmeda, GE Giraffe Incubators and OmniBed!...

The firm received customer reports of two potential malfunctions that may occur with the GemStar Docking Station. To date, there have been no reports of death or serious injury associated with these malfunctions....

  Recall Class: Class I Date Recall Initiated: February 7, 2014 Products: Sigma Spectrum Infusion Pumps with Master Drug Library Model No. 35700BAX and 35700ABB Affected products were manufactured from July 1, 2005...

Dräger Medical Inc., Evita V500 and Babylog VN500 Ventilators with Optional PS500 Power Supply Units - Battery Depletion...

Image: Fluke Biomedical acquires Unfors RaySafe

Fluke Biomedical acquires Unfors RaySafe...

The power supply may not properly deliver electric power to the GemStar Infusion Pump. If the power supply fails, planned infusion therapy may be delayed if a backup power supply is not used....

Image: Benson Medical Instruments’ CCS-200 Spirometer Offers Shared Database Capabilities

The CCS-200 Spirometer is now available from Benson Medical Instruments, a company that is best known for its line of audiometers and database software for hearing conservation....

Image: Product Showroom: Hospital Beds

Stryker Prime Series stretchers. Extraordinarily mobile and user-friendly, Stryker Prime Series stretchers are designed to greatly reduce the physical strain on clinicians while enhancing patient care and comfort....

Image: The Roundtable: The inside scoop on test equipment

Test equipment is vital. The job of Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician relies heavily on these high-tech tools to do their job. Rarely does a day go by where they don’t have to test something as part of a repair process....

Due to a software problem, a diagnostic code (XB0069) may be triggered. This causes the ventilator to stop functioning, triggering the safety alarm and causing the patient to suddenly be required to breathe on his or her own....

Image: Benson Medical Instruments’ CCS-200 Spirometer Ushers in a New Era of Product Innovation

Benson Medical Instruments announces the release of the much-anticipated CCS-200 Spirometer, an ingenious device that caters to the needs of the occupational health community....

Image: Market Analysis: Patient Warming/ Temperature Management

Patient temperature management devices include technologies that are use to both lower and raise body temperature for patient comfort and improved health outcomes in a surgical setting....

Image: The Roundtable: Infusion Therapy Equipment

This month, TechNation asked infusion therapy equipment experts to weigh in on the latest trends in purchasing and service....

Image: Take a Look at Fluke Biomedical's VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer!

Have you heard about the latest Gas Flow Analyzer from Fluke Biomedical? The VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer is the quick and easy way to evaluate medical gas flow and pressure devices....

Image: Fluke Biomedical's Impulse 7000

Fluke Biomedical's Impulse 7000...

Image: Fluke Biomedical: Top 10 reasons the ProSim 3 is just what you need

We’re so excited about this new product, we compiled a list of the top 10 reasons why it’s the perfect choice for busy biomeds on-the-go....

Image: Acquisition Enhances Baxter’s Position as a Global Provider of Infusion System Products

Baxter International Inc. announced today it has exercised its option and completed the purchase of SIGMA International General Medical Apparatus, LLC. by acquiring the remaining 60 percent of the company for $90 million....

Respironics California, Inc. has initiated a recall on the V60 ventilator because of an issue with the software on the V60 Power Management Board Assembly. If a component fails on the Power Management Board Assembly......

Image: Fluke Biomedical Celebrates 10 years!

Fluke Biomedical celebrates 10 years by offering rewards to customers!...

Image: The Just-Right Device

With just the right amount of features the ProSim 3 and 2 Vital Signs Simulators are the perfect choice for preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair in the field....

Image: SuccessEHS and Welch Allyn Announce Integration of SuccessEHS 6.1 EHR with Welch Allyn Devices

SuccessEHS, a nationally acclaimed health IT vendor, and Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company, today announced the integration of four Welch Allyn devices with the SuccessEHS 6.1 EHR and Practice Management solution....

Image: Fluke Announces Advantage Training News for April

Fluke Announces Advantage Training News for April...

The HT70 and HT70 Plus ventilator systems are intended to provide continuous or intermittent positive pressure mechanical ventilatory support for the care of individuals who require mechanical ventilation....

Image: The Roundtable: Hospital Beds

This month, TechNation turned to techs in the trenches for expert tips on purchasing, repairing and maintaining hospital beds....

Image: You Don't Have to Like Someone to Work with Him

TechNation introduces a new interactive advice column called "Manny's Moans". In this edition, Manny gives his advice on how to work with co-workers you don't necessarily like....

The GemStar Infusion System is a small, lightweight, single-channeled device designed for use in the home, hospital or anywhere electronic infusion is required....

The GemStar Infusion System is a small, lightweight, single-channeled device designed for use in the home, hospital or anywhere electronic infusion is required....

Image: ECRI Launches Personalized Value Analysis Service

ECRI Institute’s new healthcare value analysis support service, ValueGuide, provides a simple solution for hospital value analysis committees....

The proximal and distal pressure sensor calibration can drift resulting in the pump failing the Proximal or Distal Occlusion Operational Test, as described in the GemStar Technical Service Manual, or reporting one of the following errors during...

Image: Hospira Lifecare PCA Lifepak 15 Monitor/ Defibrillator

Lifecare PCA helps prevent medication errors that commonly arise in patient-controlled analgesia....

Image: Fluke Biomedical Advantage Training News

No-cost training on medical device performance and safety testing, documenting for regulatory compliance, productivity improvement, and using test instruments effectively....

Battery modules allow device users a possibility to operate the SERVO-i ventilator during intra-hospital transportation....

he Alaris PC unit (model 8015) is part of the Alaris electronic infusion pump....

Image: Sorin Group Closes Further Investment in Enopace Biomedical

Sorin Group announced today its additional minority investment and an option-to-buy in Enopace Biomedical, an early-stage company focused on the development of a neuromodulation system to treat patients with Heart Failure....

Image: Philips Announced the Launch of Its IntelliSpace eCareManager 3.9 Health Care Platform

Today during the HIMSS 2013 conference, Philips announced the launch of its IntelliSpace eCareManager 3.9 health care platform, powered by orb....

Image: Market Analysis: Infusion Pumps

Infusion pump technologies comprise a nearly $7 billion global business that’s been expanding annually at a compounded annual growth rate in excess of 3.5 percent, on average, for the past six years....

Image: Winners of GE Healthcare 2012 Cell Imaging Competition Announced

GE Healthcare Life Sciences today announced Jane Stout, from the United States, Anushree Balachandran from Australia and Markus Posch from the UK as the winners of the GE Healthcare 2012 Cell Imaging Competition....

Image: Carestream MyVue Patient Portal Now Available  As a Cloud Service

Carestream’s MyVue patient portal will be available as a cloud service in March 2013....

Image: Introducing the Fluke Biomedical VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer

Fluke Biomedical introduces the VT305 with a quick video illustration....

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: Smiths Medical Receives FDA Clearance for CADD®-Solis VIP Ambulatory Infusion System

Designed for home care, new Smart infusion system revolutionizes medication error reduction in the U.S....

Image: Fluke Biomedical Launches Simple, Portable, Efficient VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer

Fluke Biomedical, a global provider of medical device test and safety equipment, announced today the debut of its new VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer....

Image: RPI's PC Board to fit New Style Midmark • Ritter UltraClave M9 & M11 Sterilizers Now Available!

PC Board to fit New Style Midmark • Ritter UltraClave M9 & M11 Sterilizers Now Available! RPI now offers three refurbished Control PC Boards from which to choose!...

Image: Action Products, Inc. says “Thanks for the Memories AORN”

March 3, 2013 will be the 60th Anniversary of the AORN Congress, being held in San Diego, CA. Action Products, Inc. will be attending for the 28th year!...

Image: Market Analysis: Surgical Lasers

The global market for medical lasers is projected to reach $8.2 billion by 2017, driven by increasing applications across areas such as ophthalmology, oncology, cosmetic surgery, cardiology, dentistry, gynecology, dermatology, gastroenterology......

The Giraffe OmniBed can function as an incubator (closed mode) or as a warmer (open mode) and can transition from one mode to the other on the user’s demand. Incubators and warmers are used to maintain the body temperature of a newborn baby....

Image: The First Capital Medical Equipment Shopping APP is Here—Introducing SOMA APP from Soma Technology, Inc.

Soma Technology, Inc is delighted to announce the release of SOMA APP, the first shopping app featuring capital medical equipment for hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers, as part of its marketing strategy for 2012....

Image: Get a free 190M Medical ScopeMeter Portable Oscilloscope

Get a free 190M Medical ScopeMeter Portable Oscilloscope with the purchase of a TNT 12000 X-Ray Test Tools system....

Image: New Product Alert from Fluke Biomedical

The ESA615 brings fast and simple automated testing to a portable analyzer. For healthcare technology management professionals that perform electrical safety testing on medical equipment both in the field and in facilities....

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: 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: SONOACCESS IPHONE APP

New SonoAccess™ 1.5 App Available!...

Image: Fluke Biomedical Launches Training Tablet, Then Gives It Away

Fluke Biomedical announced today the release of the new Training Tablet. The new training tool is the perfect companion for medical device quality assurance and safety professionals. With it users can access helpful information whenever they need it....

Image: High Performance Multi-Flo Analyser Headlines For Rigel Medical At Medica 2012

Medica 2012 will see Rigel Medical showcasing its range of advanced medical device performance analysers, electrical safety analysers and vital signs simulators on stand 11C12....

The oxygen and air wall inlet fittings and/or labels on the back panel of the resuscitation systems may have been reversed during assembly. As a result, this could potentially reverse the air/oxygen concentrations; for...

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: Fluke Biomedical Launches Lightweight 190M Medical ScopeMeter Portable Oscilloscope

Fluke Biomedical announced today the debut of its new 190M Medical ScopeMeter Portable Oscilloscope. Designed to take the guesswork out of troubleshooting medical imaging equipment....

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: Fluke Biomedical Launches Handheld, Automated ESA615 Electrical Safety Analyzer

Fluke Biomedical announced today the newest addition to their portable field-service testers with the new automated, multifunctional ESA615 Electrical Safety Analyzer....

Image: Market Analysis: Hospital Beds

The global hospital beds market has become increasingly competitive in the last decade, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc....

Image: Piedmont Medical Inc. And the Revolution Bed

Byron Wurdeman founded Piedmont Medical Inc. (PMI) in 1992 in the spare bedroom of his house in N.C....

Image: Product Showroom: Hospital Beds

This month, Medical Dealer explores current trends in hospital beds....

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: Fluke Biomedical Device First to Achieve Environmentally-Friendly Label

Fluke Biomedical announced today the new ProSim SPOT Light SpO2 Functional Tester is the first biomedical test tool on the market to achieve the RoHS E Environmentally-Friendly label....

Image: RPI is pleased to offer more new parts to fit Amsco/Steris® Century V116 & V120 bulk sterilizers

RPI now carries the Chamber Seals to fit the 16” Century V116 and the 20” Century V120. RPI also offers new Pressure Gauges for the chamber and the jacket. Don’t forget our other great parts to fit the Century V116 & V120...

Image: Product Showroom: Sterilizers and Decontaminators

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

Image: Biomed 101: Infusion device basics

Jamie Connelly is a student in the Biomedical Engineering Technology program at Penn State Univ. New Kensington. She wrote the original version of this report as a student in Myron Hartman's BET 204W class....

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: The Roundtable: Hospital Beds

This month, TechNation consulted with Jeff Ambrose, President of Diamedical, and Damon Dembkoski of Beta Biomedical. This month’s roundtable also includes a reprint of last year’s popular ECRI column, “Choosing Critical Care Beds?.”...

Image: Tools of the Trade: Handheld pulse oximetry analyzer

The clinical dynamics smartsat handled pulse oximetry analyzer includes an Electrical SpO2 Simulator and Pulse Oximeter Probe Analyzer in a small, portable system. It is the company’s second-generation handheld SpO2 analyzer....

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: CareFusion Provides Update On Voluntary Recall Of EnVe Ventilator

CareFusion issued the following update regarding its previously announced voluntary recall of EnVe® ventilators. The FDA has classified this action as a Class 1 recall....

Image: Senator Scott Brown visits Belmont Instrument Corporation

U.S. Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts (R) pays a visit to Belmont Instrument Corporation's headquarters...

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: Tools of the Trade Fluke SPOT light

The spot light SpO2 functional tester is the newest addition to Fluke Biomedical’s ProSim family of patient monitor quality-assurance testing and troubleshooting tools....

Image: CareFusion Provides Update On Voluntary Recall Of Select AirLife Respiratory Products

CareFusion issued the following update regarding its voluntary recall of its AirLife Infant Breathing Circuit. The FDA has classified this action as a Class 1 recall....

Image: Critical Care Equipment

The critical care market has witnessed slow growth since 2010, though one sector in particular, remote patient monitoring, is witnessing significant growth....

Image: BAXTER’S SIGMA SPECTRUM INFUSION SYSTEM RECEIVES BEST IN KLAS AWARD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Baxter International Inc. announced its SIGMA Spectrum Infusion System has received the "Best in KLAS" award for the second consecutive time at the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure report....

Image: CareFusion Expands Infusion Pump Interoperability

CareFusion, a global medical device company, today announced an agreement to make bi-directional connectivity available between CareFusion's Alaris System and Epic's electronic medical record (EMR) platform....

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Image: Corporate Profile: NETECH CORPORATION Serving a Niche, Impacting an Industry

For 25 years, Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Netech Corp. has been committed to making sure biomedical engineers have a wide range of quality test instruments at their disposal to ensure that the equipment is operating at peak performance....

This month, TechNation asks the experts about trends in biomedical test equipment, including what you need to know about new technologies and how to handle your department’s challenges when it comes to test equipment purchases....

Image: AAMI Foundation Institute Launches Infusion Safety Study Through A Grant From The CareFusion Foundation

The Healthcare Technology Safety Institute (HTSI)—part of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation—is taking a leading role in looking at one of healthcare's toughest challenges....

A component on the PC unit power supply board is causing an error code (120.4630): "System Error" or "Missing Battery Error" to occur. The error code is accompanied by both an audible alarm and a visual error message on the PC...

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: Fluke Biomedical launches speedy new ProSim SPOT Light SpO2 Functional Tester

Fluke Biomedical announced today the newest addition to their ProSim family of patient monitor quality-assurance testing and troubleshooting tools, the SPOT Light SpO2 Functional Tester....

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: Baxter Announces End-of-Life for Mini-Infuser 150XL & 300XL

Baxter has recently issued an End-of-Life announcement for its Mini-Infuser Systems 150XL & 300XL infusion pumps. The company has already discontinued the production of these models, and will still offer repair services & parts until 12/31/2012...

Image: Fluke Biomedical training center adds multi-language support

Fluke Biomedical’s Advantage training center has expanded to a global audience with the addition of multi-language support. Since its launch in 2011, the Fluke Biomedical Advantage training center, which features free educational materials and...

Image: Infusion Therapy Market Analysis: Medical/Surgical

Needleless connectors will play a key role in growth in the infusion therapy market, according to a report published by iData Research....

Image: Product Showroom: Warming Systems

Medline PerfecTemp PerfecTemp is an O.R. table pad that incorporates both pressure-reducing high-tech material to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers and a warming system to combat hypothermia. PerfecTemp is the only warming system available...

Image: Temperature Management

Perioperative hypothermia puts patients at risk for surgical site infections, which can lead to complications, cause lon- ger hospital stays and increase patients’ risk for mortality. Because anesthetized patients cannot regulate their own body...

Image: Corporate Profile: Cincinnati Sub-Zero

Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ), a leading provider of temperature management equipment for over 70 years, serves medical and industrial industries with high quality temperature management products and services worldwide....

Image: Smiths Medical Introduces Improved Pain Management Solution

Earlier this week, Smiths Medical launched the CADD®-Solis pain management system version 3.0 to the international market....

The Trilogy 100, 200, and 202 ventilators are being recalled because power supply components may be defective in some cases. If a ventilator’s power supply fails, the ventilator may unexpectedly stop functioning, thereby...

Bayer HealthCare is recalling all MEDRAD(R) Continuum MF Infusion System tubing sets...

KLAS, a research firm focused on healthcare vendor performance, recently released a report entitled Smart Pumps 2012: Wireless Technology and EMR Integration Leaders and Followers on the Road to Safer Patients....

BC Group is in the Biomedical Test Equipment Business. We are a vertically integrated organization providing Design, Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales, Service and Support for a very large range of Biomedical Test Equipment. Our “One Stop Biomed...

This is an expansion of a previous recall, initiated by B. Braun in January, 2012, due to the potential for breakage of the anti free flow clip catch located inside the infusion pump door. Breakage may occur when the IV set anti free flow clip catch...

Image: Medical Specialties Distributors Expands Product Offering with Addition of AquaGuard

Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC (MSD),is extending its leadership in the alternate site infusion market by adding impermeable moisture barriers to their portfolio of products with the launch of AquaGuard by Cenroin....

System errors can cause the Medfusion 4000 infusion pump to go into an alarm condition and stop running, which can result in a delay or an interruption of patient therapy. For patients receiving critical therapy, such as vasopressors, a delay or...

Image: Infusion Therapy Equipment Market

This month, TechNation asks the experts to weigh in on the latest trends in the infusion therapy equipment market. Responders include Brian Lucey, account manager for Tenacore Holdings; Eric Sato, senior director of marketing for Baxter’s U.S....

Image: Hill-Rom Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Völker

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), a global leader in patient support systems, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Germany-based Völker group for approximately $85 million in cash....

Image: Corporate Profile: Piedmont Medical Inc.

Reputable service, proven quality...

Image: New Testers Head Impressive Arab Health Showing For Rigel Medical

Rigel Medical will be launching its new UNI-PULSE defibrillator tester while previewing its MULTI-FLO infusion pump analyser at Arab Health 2012 (Booth 7F14)....

Image: Rigel 288 Passes The Test At Irish Healthcare Specialists

One of Ireland’s leading suppliers of healthcare products has turned to the Rigel Medical 288 analyser to improve the electrical safety testing of products provided to customers....

Image: Rigel Medical 62353 Under The Microscope Of Optics World Leader

Carl Zeiss Ltd, a global market leader in precision optics and engineering technology, has specified the Rigel Medical 62353 medical safety analyser to comply with IEC 62353......

Image: PMD Healthcare Launches Spiro PD, The First Personal Spirometer To Monitor Lung Function

PMD Healthcare Inc., announced today the launch and availability of its novel new lung health monitoring device, Spiro PD. Recently cleared by the FDA, Spiro PD is the first and only personal spirometer that enables patients with lung diseases......

Image: Siemens Exclusively Offers LMT Lammers Incubator System as Add-on for Siemens 1.5T, 3T MR Units

Nomag IC enables exams of newborns, premature babies through noninvasive diagnostics...

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Leading the way with quality, integrity...

Image: LTE Scientific Touchclave-R: Autoclaves with a Green Side

Carbon footprints seem to be on everyone's mind at the moment. Every major organization and institute is looking for ways of reducing utility consumption. When it comes to autoclaves, the main considerations are electricity usage and water usage....

Image: Temperture Management Products

Perioperative hypothermia puts patients at risk for surgical site infections, which can lead to complications, cause longer hospital stays and increase patients’ risk for mortality. Because anesthetized patients cannot regulate their own body tempera...

CareFusion has identified potential defects associated with the EnVe Ventilator model 19250-001 that can interrupt ventilation to the patient. Download...

Image: Proven Results: Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate May Be Safely Considered a New, Size Independent, Gold Standard for Symptomatic BPH

Lumenis Ltd., a global developer, manufacturer and seller of laser, light-based and radiofrequency devices for surgical, aesthetic, and ophthalmic applications announced today......

Image: PLC Systems’ RenalGuard Gets the Green Light for U.S. Trials

Modified design builds upon successful international studies...

Image: Lumenis® Launches ‘Vision One™’ - the Newest Generation of Photocoagulation Laser Platforms

Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company for ophthalmic, surgical and aesthetic applications today announces the introduction of Vision One....

Image: PLC Systems Receives FDA Approval to Commence Pivotal Study of RenalGuard® in the U.S.

Modified design builds upon successful international studies...

Nemschoff Chairs, Inc. initiated a recall to correct issues with the wheels (casters), door hinges and drawer slides on the cart’s frame and the acrylic bassinet tub. Also, the manufacturer added labeling to the products regarding drawer...

The CareFusion ReVel™ ventilator provides powerful technology for managing high-acuity patients in transport SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the...

St. Paul, Minn., September 14, 2011 – Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today it has launched the PharmGuard® Anesthesia Software Service (P.A.S.S.), providing anesthesiologists and pharmacists with...

Point-of-care coordinators and laboratory managers can now remotely monitor and manage HbA1c and Microalbumin testing results on the Siemens DCA Vantage analyzer. Tarrytown, NY, September 21, 2011 – Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/08/2011   EVERETT, WASHINGTON – The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today it has granted the new Fluke Biomedical ProSim Vital Signs Simulators 510(k) clearance. These innovative new...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/08/2011   FDA Grants Fluke Biomedical 510(k) clearance for new...

Baxter Acquires Minority Stake in SIGMA with an Option to Purchase Remaining Portion of Company DEERFIELD, Ill., (April 15, 2009) — Baxter International Inc. announced today an exclusive three-year distribution agreement in the United...

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According to a January 2011 market report by Global Industry Analysts (GIA), the worldwide hospital bed market will reach $3.8 billion within four years....

07/20/2011 (WFRV) - Our Healthwatch report takes us on a trip to the war zone in the middle east, where a local nurse recently returned from his tour of duty. Registered nurse Eric Peterson works at Aurora Baycare Medical Center, but he's also...

08/05/2011 Belmont Instrument Corporation announced today that it has received an order for 45 of its Rapid Infuser from the Dutch military. The Belmont® Rapid Infuser, used in most major US hospitals and many others throughout the world, is the...

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Belmont Instrument Corporation is proud to announce that the Belmont® buddy lite™ Fluid Warmer has been awarded the Airworthiness Release Certifcate (AWR) from the U.S. Army's Research Development and Engineering...

Belmont Instrument recently introduced a new 4.4L Large Volume Reservoir to supplement the Hyperthermia Pump. PRLog (Press Release) - Mar 17, 2011 - Belmont Instrument Corporation is continuing its dedication to innovative designs and hyperthermic...

The recalled cable may cause an electrical shortage that can cause Newport HT50 ventilators manufactured prior to 2007 to shutdown unexpectedly. Download...

Image: Sterilization Equipment Market Outlook

According to an October 2010 report by Global Industry Analysts (GIA), the worldwide sterilization equipment market could hit $2.7 billion by 2015 despite the global economic downturn....

Image: Choosing Critical Care Beds

Thanks to recent technological advances, beds for critical care patients offer many features and functions that aid patient therapy and help caregivers. Hospitals must...

The Philips Trilogy 100 is a portable life-support ventilator. The lightweight (11 pound) device offers both volume- and pressure-control ventilation for adult and pediatric use with features intended to help caregivers and clinicians administer...

The Evita Infinity V500 is an advanced ventilation unit for use in acute care respiratory support for adult, pediatric and infant use. A wide range of treatment options are available, including low flow PV Loop maneuver, QuickSet Pressure and I:E...

Based on additional analyses since the initial recall, SIGMA expanded their recall to include additional affected units manufactured from January 18, 2005 through November 1, 2010, with the exception as noted above. These units may fail suddenly...

Image: Critical Care Ventilators

Critical care ventilators and breathing circuits are purchased primarily by hospitals for use in intensive-care units, acute-care sites, recovery rooms and in general-care units, according to Kalorama Information....

New KLAS Report Includes Inaugural Infrastructure Market Research    Orem, UT – June 15, 2011 – KLAS today announced the release of their highly anticipated 2011 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure report. The coveted...

Image: BC Group Announces ESU-2400 Automated Testing Software Availability

We are moving into a new age of testing. BC Group will be demonstrating their newly released software that will allow the ESU-2400 Electrosurgery Analyz...

Image: Company Showcase: BC Group

BC Group is in the biomedical test equipment business. We are a vertically integrated organization providing design, manufacturing, distribution, sales, service and support for a wide range of biomedical test equipment....

http://www.medexsupply.com/images/NET-535-110.jpg The Netech LKG 610 Electrical Safety Analyzer tests the electrical safety of any medical equipment. It is microprocessor controlled and has a full complement of 10 leads. The LKG 610 measures line...

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 17 — Carestream Health announced an agreement with PenRad Technologies (Minnetonka, Minn.) to market PenRad’s patient tracking and mammography information system (MIS) to U.S. healthcare providers. PenRad systems can be...

Image: Biomedical Test Equipment

The market for biomedical test equipment is on the rise, fueled by hospitals’ concerns over device safety and longevity....

Newly available from LabLogic Systems are radiation monitors offering an exceptional range of features tailored to the needs of the life sciences and nuclear medicine. In addition to giving a standard reading in counts-per-second (cps) Tracerco...

Image: AngioDynamics Launches VenaCure® 1470nm Laser for Treatment of Varicose Veins

ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AngioDynamics (NASDAQ: ANGO) has expanded its VenaCure EVLT® System product offering with the global launch of the new VenaCure® 1470nm laser to treat varicose veins with greater energy efficiency....

Image: Patient Mobility

Demand for lower-end patient mobility equipment will continue to increase in the next two years due to reductions in Medicare reimbursement for the products, according to health care market researcher Frost & Sullivan....

http://www.medgadget.com/archives/img/a80iyemx.pngGetting called in to check on a patient while spending time with the family is a regular part of life for cardiologists. It's also important for the patient to get a quick diagnosis of ECG readings,...

Image: Market Analysis-Hospital Information Systems

Largely due to government initiatives, EMR systems drive the health information technology market and are a central consideration in most health care information technology purchases....

Hospira has initiated a product recall due to the potential for under-delivery when these sets are used at flow rate settings of less than 10ml/hour. Action by All those who use or supply these sets. Identify and do not use or supply any...

This month, TechNation asks second-source infusion therapy equipment experts to discuss new technology, equipment trends and the challenges to service and maintenance. Joe Cramer, President of IV Technologies, Inc.; Sarah Shannon, National Account...

Pocket fills (the unintended injection of drugs or fluids into the patient’s subcutaneous tissue at the pump pocket site instead of the pump) may result in patient harm, serious injury, and/or death due to drug overdose or underdose. Download...

New fractional CO2 resurfacing laser offers practitioners broader and highly effective treatment options YOKNEAM, Israel and IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Syneron Medical Ltd. (Nasdaq: ELOS), www.syneron.com, the global leader in...

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today launched the EnVe™ ventilator, a high-performance critical care ventilator that weighs 9.5 pounds—about 70-80 pounds lighter than other...

Santa Clara, CA (Vocus) September 23, 2010 Lumenis Ltd., a global developer, manufacturer and seller of laser, light-based devices for surgical, aesthetic, and ophthalmic applications, announces the new FiberLase CO2 Fiber powered by the AcuPulse...

Lindon, UT (PRWEB) December 20, 2010 TransAmerican Medical Imaging (TMI) announced the release of the Spectre, a wireless foot switch and hand switch system for GE-OEC Series 9800 and 9900 mobile C-Arms, and the Philips Cardiovascular product...

BOULDER, Colo. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in mechanical ventilation and respiratory care devices, today announced that three new platforms for its Puritan...

Recall Class: Class I Date Recall Initiated: December 4, 2009 Product: AngioSculpt "EX" Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Scoring Balloon Catheter (all Part/REF Numbers 2034-XXYY with lot numbers less than F09060003). This...

Company: Symbiq Product: One and Two-Channel Infusers Recall Class: Class I Date Recall Initiated: March 26th 2010 Model Numbers: 16026 Symbiq One-Channel Infuser 16027 Symbiq Two-Channel Infuser Dates of Distribution: December 23, 2006 to...

See Attached PDF under Manuals & Resources tab The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety Enteral Feeding Misconnections: A Consortium Position Statement USP Medication Safety...

See Attached PDF under Manuals & Resources tab Issue 36 - April 3, 2006 Tubing misconnections—a persistent and potentially deadly occurrence Tubing and catheter misconnection errors are an important and under-reported problem in health care...

Infusion systems upgraded with the Motorola compact flash hardware and supporting software when used in a network environment that utilizes Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) authentication can potentially induce a memory leak that can cause the...

Type of action: Exchange ALL Siderail Screws. Attention: Users and maintenance personnel of Bedframes manufactured by our parent company Linet Spol. s.r.o. based in the Czech Republic. Details of affected devices: There are 878 bedframes...

Smiths Medical announced that it is voluntarily initiating a global recall of Medfusion® Syringe Infusion Pumps, Models 3010a and 3500, manufactured from August 2008 to June 10, 2009....

Oil mist filter fails allowing oil mist to be emitted into the vicinity of the sterilizer, which may result in the release of a mist, "haze," or "smoke."...

The Lumenis UltraPulse SurgiTouch received FDA clearance....

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