ScanMed of Resonance Innovations LLC is proud to introduce a world's first to the MRI market: The PROCURETM Coil. The latest product in ScanMed's Game-Changer Coil Line is the The PROCURE™ Coil (Prostate, Rectum, Ovaries, Cervix, Uterus, Reproductive). The PROCURETM features a first-of-a-kind, lightweight SemiFlexTM design that facilitates effortless and accurate positioning. Similar to wearing a diaper, this dedicated MRI coil positions the multiple antenna elements as close as possible to the target anatomies regardless of patient size. The enclosure for the antenna set is made of flexible liquid impermeable, biocompatible materials.
ACIST Medical Systems, Inc., a Bracco Group company, pioneer and global market leader of advanced imaging modalities for cardiology, showcased the first-ever HDi™ High-Definition Intravascular Ultrasound System in two live cases at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting in Washington, D.C. The cases were presented from Medstar Washington Hospital Center (Washington, D.C.) and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (New York, NY). The HDi features an intuitive touch screen with 60MHz image quality, high-speed pullback, a deliverable Kodama® HD-IVUS catheter and the ACIST HDi console. HD-IVUS is a reinvention of intravascular imaging.
Quantel Medical today announced CE Mark approval for its Vitra™ PDT photodynamic therapy laser platform, for the treatment of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and central serous retinopathy (CSR). Quantel, the sole manufacturer of this laser technology, plans to begin commercializing the laser platform immediately in countries requiring CE registration.
Denton Vacuum, LLC, a leading manufacturer of thin film technology products, has introduced Vitua, the first automated TEM sample preparation system specifically designed and characterized for high resolution rotary shadow casting of large organic molecules.TEM organic molecule imaging presents unique challenges. Small samples, such as DNA or complex proteins, are difficult to image using traditional staining techniques. Moreover, TEM processing inevitably degrades stained samples making follow-up characterization impossible.
Livongo Health, has announced the availability of Livongo for Diabetes, its new consumer digital health platform that provides real-time information, personalized tools and a connected support network to empower people with diabetes to live better. Diabetes is a 24/7 disease that takes significant effort to manage and there is no right answer for everyone. It requires a simple approach that focuses on the individual. Livongo for Diabetes translates the unique story each person's body tells into actionable information that empowers people managing a chronic condition to live better.
Leica Biosystems, a global leader in automation and workflow solutions for anatomic pathology, announced the launch of Aperio PeerReview, a complete digital pathology software solution for toxicological pathologists conducting peer review studies in pre-clinical trials. With barcode-driven automated integration of LIMS data and images, combined with customized viewing functionality, specific for toxicological pathology, Aperio PeerReview helps to reduce costs and improve efficiency in pre-clinical testing.
Astute Medical, Inc. announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance through the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) de novo classification process for its first biomarker-based immunoassay known as the NephroCheck® Test System, clearing the path to commence sales in the coming weeks.
Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared QuickClip Pro™ hemostasis clip designed for bleed control and defect closure during GI endoscopy procedures. Unlike prior generation clip fixing devices, the QuickClip Pro combines both superior rotational control to ensure precise placement along with the addition of open and close capabilities for easy repositioning.
CompactCath, Inc., a medical device company committed to improving the quality of life for people with bladder conditions announced today that it received FDA 510(k) Clearance to market its intermittent urinary catheter. This innovative compact, pre-lubricated and easy-to-use intermittent urinary catheter will enable people to catheterize regularly while maintaining their privacy and discreetness. The modern packaging and disposal mechanism eliminate the inconvenience of carrying, concealing, and disposing of traditional catheters. CompactCath's FDA clearance is a big step forward for users looking for a modern, friendly and reliable catheter alternative.
Ortho Development® Corporation (ODEV) has received FDA clearance for the Alpine™ Hip Stem, the latest addition to its growing hip replacement product line. The Alpine Hip Stem is intended for use in total hip arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty procedures. Alpine was developed based on the clinically-proven, conical tapered hip stem philosophy.
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