Search Tag: Medical Devices

Executive Health Management

Medtronic to Acquire Covidien, Move HQ to Ireland

2014 17 Jun

US-based Medtronic Inc, the world’s largest medical device maker, has announced its decision to buy its competitor Covidien Plc for a cash and stock deal worth $42.9 billion, expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014 or early 2015.  The management plans to move its executive base to Ireland in order to benefit from the lower corporate... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Conditions: Early Detection, Early Intervention at this Year’s EMB Conference

2014 11 Feb

Cardiology experts discuss studies showing time as an important factor in the treatment of heart conditions Experts in cardiology and electrophysiology met at this year’s 8th annual EMB (Expert Meeting Berlin) Conference to discuss critical issues affecting their fields.  Among the topics addressed were: How can remote monitoring and early... Read more

Executive Health Management

Novel Device to Analyse Biopsy, Diagnose Cancer in Minutes

2014 07 Feb

Currently being developed by University of Washington scientists and engineers, a novel, credit-card sized, low cost device could assist pathologists in their analysis of biopsies and the subsequent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in an earlier and faster manner than ever before.  The prototype is able to conduct basic steps required for processing... Read more

IMAGING Management

Colon Camera Pill Receives US FDA Approval

2014 05 Feb

Camera-in-a-pill manufacturer Given Imaging announced that it received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for a pill able to provide visualisation of the colon, making it available to a global market of 3 million procedures per year. The pill, a swallowed capsule endoscope entitled PillCam Colon, is designed for the detection of colon... Read more

Executive Health Management

Kimal to Celebrate Golden Anniversary

2014 14 Jan

Kimal are an innovative and trusted developer, manufacturer and supplier of customised procedure packs and vascular access devices for use across a range of clinical departments. 2014 will see the company’s Golden Anniversary, and Kimal will be celebrating this year as they reach 50 years of delivering healthcare innovation. To acknowledge... Read more

Executive Health Management

EU Rules on Medical Device Approval System Strengthened

2013 25 Oct

Vital measures aiming at improving current approval method and patient safety are endorsed in plenary session, setting a solid discussion base with Member Sates for further improvements, though safety standards of device re-processing still questionable. Most of the measures aiming to revise the EU Medical Devices Directive (MDD) were adopted... Read more

IT Management

Enhanced Wireless Technology for Body Implants and Sensors

2013 19 Jul

Body implants such as pacemakers and hearing aids have been used to counter organ dysfunction for decades. The WISERBAN project is making a giant leap in their development: aiming to provide smarter communications among such devices, with reduced size and lower energy consumption. 

 In the near future, people affected by health issues as varied... Read more