Archive for the ‘Electromedical equipment’ Category

CSA, BSI Form Alliance to Streamline Global Market Access for Electromedical Systems

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Global testing and certification company CSA Group (Frankfurt, Germany) has formed a strategic alliance with BSI (London), the business standards company, to provide global market access services to clients in the electronic medical device sector. Through the alliance, CSA Group will certify and test electro-medical products to applicable electrical standards for safety ...

CEA-Leti and Partners in Nephron+ Project Seek to Build Better Kidney

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

French research and technology organisation CEA-Leti and nine partners in the Nephron+ project are developing a next-generation artificial kidney. Advanced miniaturised sensors are a key enabling technology of the integrated system, which would allow real-time, continuous, multiparametric monitoring of the patient and device. The continuous data collection will allow early ...

Mauna Kea Shines Spotlight on Optical Biopsy Technology at Digestive Disease Week

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Paris-based Mauna Kea Technologies presented 41 abstracts on optical biopsies performed with its probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) system at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2013. Seven of those presentations focused on needle-based optical biopsies, the newest application of Mauna Kea's Cellvizio technology. The procedure allows physicians to see cellular structures ...

Heraeus Medical Components Opens R&D and Production Centre in Singapore

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Heraeus Medical Components has announced the opening of its Medical Materials Development and Production Center in Singapore to support expansion of its regional R&D activities and production of materials and components. The company is following its customers in the cardiac rhythm management space, many of whom are relocating production to Southeast Asia, ...

Fibre Optic Interrogator from FBGS Gains EN60601 Medical Approval

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_28543" align="alignleft" width="120" caption="This X-ray image shows a catheter application of FBG sensors. The patient, who has chronic FGID, is undergoing a motility study."][/caption] FBGS, a developer of Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors, has announced EN60601 (medical electronic equipment) approval for its fibre optic interrogator FBG-Scan 804D, a high-precision measurement ...

Tales from the Medtech Vault: Scary Stories about Maintenance of UK Hospital Equipment

Monday, May 21st, 2012

[caption id="attachment_27188" align="alignright" width="100" caption="Andrew Parton, Hugo Technology"][/caption] Guest blogger Andrew Parton, Joint Managing Director, Hugo Technology (Bromsgrove, UK), writes: I used to be an electro-biomedical engineer, so I know what it’s like trying to keep track of biomedical equipment in the field. Let me share some horror stories about poorly maintained ...

Thermo-Electric Material May Power Battery-free Cardiac Pacemaker

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Japanese researchers have developed a material that can generate power after implantation by absorbing light from outside the body. The technology is being applied to the development of a battery-free cardiac pacemaker. Currently, the lithium-ion batteries that power pacemakers need to be replaced every five to 10 years, requiring users to ...

Heart of Gold: Electrically Conductive Nanowires Improve Efficacy of Cardiac Patches

Monday, September 26th, 2011

By adding tiny gold wires to engineered heart tissue, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are making cardiac patches more conductive, reports Nanowerk News.

Why the Medtech Industry Should Embrace Changes to RoHS and WEEE

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The design, manufacture and shipping of electrical medical devices in the European Union could soon become more challenging because of new and proposed changes to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE). Instead of seeing these directives as inconveniences, the medical device industry ...

Medtech Industry Associations Are Largely Satisfied with Recast of RoHS Directive

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Medtech industry associations have reacted favourably to draft legislation for the recast of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which was passed by the European Parliament on 24 November. The law will now go to the European Council for formal approval prior to publication in the ...

UL Publishes IEC 60601 FAQs

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

If you've got questions about IEC 60601 3rd edition, then Underwriters Laboratories (UL) may have the answers. The global product safety testing and certification body has announced the publication of more than 70 FAQs related to the standard, which includes the latest revisions to the internationally harmonised safety standard for electromedical ...

Molex Surgical Connector Wins Innovation Award

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

A circular connector developed by Molex Inc. to improve efficiency during surgical procedures and other data-intensive applications was singled out at this week's 2010 Chicago Innovation Awards. Molex is one of 10 companies from the Chicago area recognised by the awards programme for its innovative spirit and financial success. The Circular MT ...