Archive for May, 2009

New Pump Device Offers Safer IV Therapy

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Intravenous (IV) therapy is often preferred over the oral route for administering drugs/fluids, explains IV Select’s Chairman, Edric Ackland-Snow. The two main reasons for this are speed of entry into the arterial system and because the drug does not go through the digestive system and have to be metabolised by ...

Offering No Information Is a High Risk Strategy Under REACH

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

The Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH) Regulation deals with chemicals and their safe use. Article 33 (1) of the Regulation requires contract manufacturers and distributors who supply an article (product) that contains more than 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) of any Candidate List Substance of Very ...

Innovative Medical Devices and Nanotechnology

Friday, May 29th, 2009

An opportunity to find out how innovation in medical technologies is leading to a range of novel and effective therapies, treatments and tools is offered by a one-day interactive workshop. Presented by the Institute of Nanotechnology in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, the event will be held on the ...

Award for Polymer Scientist

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Professor Ann-Christine Albertsson, a member of the Borealis Scientific Advisory Board, has won the Giulio Natta Award for important scientific contributions to the interdisciplinary areas of polymers and biological sciences. The Award consists of a prize of 5000 euro and a silver medal, depicting the face of Professor Giulio Natta (1903–1979). ...

Fraunhofer IIS and Austriamicrosystems Team Up to Develop Magnetic Motion Sensing ICs

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Analogue integrated circuits (ICs) manufacturer austriamicrosystems (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Erlangen, Germany) have announced that they will develop a new generation of magnetic motion sensing integrated circuits. The collaborative project is based on Fraunhofer's patented HallinOne magnetic sensor technology. The new family of magnetic encoder ...

Acoustic Metamaterial Could Enable Ultrahigh-Resolution Ultrasound Imaging

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

[caption id="attachment_6935" align="alignright" width="332" caption="The acoustic metamaterial lens is composed of a planar network of subwavelength Helmholtz resonators. Image courtesy of Nicholas Fang."][/caption] Using an acoustic metamaterial, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign succeeded in focusing ultrasound waves so that it exhibits a negative dynamic modulus--a phenomenon that doesn't ...

Eucomed MedTech Forum Programme Announced

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The Eucomed MedTech Forum coming to Brussels in October will tackle such timely topics as the impact of health technology assessments, the challenges of providing equal access to high-quality healthcare throughout the European Union, the effect that a possible talent shortage may have on the medical technology industry, and the ...

AdvaMed: Medical Technology Prices Slow to Increase

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

From the Wire: Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) released a study that found medical technology is a small and slow-growing part of US health expenditures. The report found that in 2006, medical device spending totaled US$131.6 billion or 6.2% of total US health expenditures and that during the 18-year period ...

Surgical Adhesive Polymer Company Seeks Partners

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Tissuemed has already brought to market the TissuePatch product family of multilaminate absorbable surgical sealant films. These are a range of thin, synthetic, highly adherent films that act as a barrier to air, blood and other fluids encountered in surgery.  More adherent than surgical glues, the films require no preparation ...

My Product’s EtO Residue Does Not Meet ISO 10993/7. Help!

Monday, May 25th, 2009

The Ask the Experts feature on the EMDM and Medical Device Technology magazine home pages continues to broaden in scope. One of the newest recruits, Peter Strain, Vice President, Technology, EMEA, at Sterigenics (Leuven, Belgium) is fielding questions involving sterilisation. One user recently posted the following query: My product's ethylene ...

Dialysis Monitor Technology Named Finalist for INDEX Award

Monday, May 25th, 2009

A blood-loss detection device designed and developed by Scandinavian company Innovation Team has been nominated as a finalist for the INDEX: Award 2009. The Redsense device is designed to alert patients and caregivers if the venous needle used during dialysis becomes accidentally dislodged. Dialysis patients often fall asleep, and their unconscious ...

Watson-Marlow Pumps Opens New Office in Zurich

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

With the opening of its office in Zurich, Watson-Marlow Pumps Group now offers Swiss customers direct shipment from its UK plant in Falmouth, which saves 20% on transport costs and seven days of delivery time. Swiss orders ship on next-day-delivery terms. Newly appointed sales engineer Walter Burger heads the Swiss operation. ...