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Novel Airway Stents Created with 3D DLP Printing

2021 06 Feb

A new type of biodegradable airway stent has been developed at ETH Zurich using 3D printing with more advanced characteristics than existing technologies.   You might also like: Overcoming ‘Injectability Bottleneck’ With New Syringe   Airway stents, usually metal or silicone, are implanted through a surgical procedure to ensure sufficient... Read more

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Overcoming ‘Injectability Bottleneck’ With New Syringe

2020 26 Aug

In an article published in Advanced Healthcare Materials (Jayaprakash et al. 2020), MIT researchers describe the development of a simple, low-cost technology for subcutaneous injection of high-concentration drugs.   You might also like: Benefits of ‘Lean Lab’ – Experience from MIT   The technology comes in the form of a new... Read more

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4 Tips for Data Connectivity During Natural Disasters

2019 10 Sep

Disaster mitigation, response and recovery should form part of an organisation's governance process. For health systems and hospitals, in particular, they have to be always prepared for power outages and other disruptive events caused by severe storms and other natural disasters.   You might also like: Earthquakes and Climate Change - Hospitals... Read more

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What gives CIOs insomnia?

2018 10 Apr

In a recent forum organised by LexisNexis, 30 high-level executives, most of whom were CIOs from U.S. hospitals, nursing homes and health plans of all sizes, tackled key data-related issues that are keeping them up at night. Based on the discussions, CIOs are keenly aware of the security complications that medical devices and telehealth bring. Here... Read more

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Medical device security: keep calm and stop clicking

2018 13 Feb

Cybersecurity of medical devices is on top of ECRI Institute's 2018 list of top 10 challenges facing healthcare. And experts from the independent nonprofit organisation offer practical guidance for its member hospitals to protect medical devices against security threats. “We really need to make sure that there are appropriate resources for... Read more

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Medical Device Vendors: What Execs Need to Ask

2017 12 Jun

Healthcare providers need to step up measures to protect health data as medical devices remain vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to tech experts. “Ransomware attacks against medical devices are going to continue to grow like crazy in the coming months and years because most of the connected medical devices are not being secured properly,” said... Read more

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FDA Guidance for Mobile Devices

2017 02 Jan

Amid criticism that it was not doing enough to address the cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued guidelines on how manufacturers can protect their products against cyberattacks. According to the guidelines, manufacturers must build cybersecurity controls into medical devices during the development... Read more

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Europe Reaches Agreement on Medical Devices

2016 30 May

Following the May 25th trilogue meeting Council and European Parliament reached political agreement on the medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices regulation. MedTech Europe, the alliance of Eucomed and EDMA, are pleased to hear that a political agreement has been reached on the new regulations. The two regulations on medical... Read more

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Medtronic's $9.3B Freed-Up Cash

2015 07 Dec

Medtronic, a medical devices company gained approximately $9.8 billion from its merger with Covidien. Medtronic was able to bring back these overseas funds back into the U.S. when it bought Covidien for $4.9 billion and moved its tax domicile from the U.S. to Ireland.  The device giant intends to use this extra cash to repurchase stocks, repay debts... Read more

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Top 10 List of Health Tech Hazards

2015 16 Nov

Infections from flexible endoscopes, missed alarms, and opioid-related deaths are the top health technology hazards that hospitals and clinicians have to deal with in 2016, according to a new report from the ECRI Institute. The group recently released its  annual top-10 list of technology hazards to help hospitals prioritise technology safety efforts... Read more