Medical Device Network-Updates The latest content updates from the medicaldevice-network.com web site http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/ en-us http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/ Medical Device Network-Updates http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Covidien introduces ReliaTack for laparoscopic hernia repair http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newscovidien-reliatack-laparoscopic-hernia-4422544 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newscovidien-reliatack-laparoscopic-hernia-4422544 Irish company Covidien has launched ReliaTack, a new articulating reloadable fixation device for laparoscopic or minimally invasive hernia repair. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Creganna-Tactx agrees to buy Precision Wire Components http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newscreganna-tactx-precision-wire-4422451 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newscreganna-tactx-precision-wire-4422451 Ireland-based Creganna-Tactx Medical has signed an agreement to acquire Precision Wire Components (PWC), which offers wire processing for the medical device industry. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Chembio and Integrated BioTherapeutics to develop diagnostic tests for Ebola and Febrile illness http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newschembio-integrated-biotherapeutics-ebola-4420627 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newschembio-integrated-biotherapeutics-ebola-4420627 US-based Chembio Diagnostics has entered into an exclusive agreement with Integrated BioTherapeutics (IBT), to develop point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests for Ebola and Febrile illness. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT FDA grants approval for St. Jude Medical's TactiCath Quartz ablation catheter http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsapproval-st-jude-catheter-4420956 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsapproval-st-jude-catheter-4420956 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for St. Jude Medical's new technology TactiCath Quartz irrigated ablation catheter. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT EKF to launch new sepsis biomarker and haemoglobin analyser at Medica 2014 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newssepsis-biomarker-haemoglobin-analyser-4418982 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newssepsis-biomarker-haemoglobin-analyser-4418982 UK-based EKF Diagnostics will launch two new diagnostic tests, a new assay for early sepsis detection and a hand-held point of care haemoglobin analyser at Medica 2014. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT IBM launches new tracking system to help contain Ebola outbreak in Africa http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newstracking-system-ebola-africa-4418855 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newstracking-system-ebola-africa-4418855 IBM has launched several humanitarian initiatives in Sierra Leone, as part of the fight against the deadly disease Ebola in West Africa. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT NHS to install Varian’s TrueBeam systems at public hospitals in UK http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsnhs-truebeam-systems-4417744 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsnhs-truebeam-systems-4417744 UK-based NHS Supply Chain is purchasing ten TrueBeam machines from Varian Medical Systems to improve radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments in the country's public hospitals. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Myriad sets up new Tumour BRACAnalysis CDx test laboratory in Europe http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newstumour-bracanalysis-cdx-test-4417518 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newstumour-bracanalysis-cdx-test-4417518 US-based molecular diagnostic firm Myriad Genetics have established a new laboratory in Europe for the Tumour BRACAnalysis CDx test, which is a companion diagnostic to identify 50% more patients with BRAC mutations for treatment with PARP inhibitors. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Flint Rehabilitation launches music-based hand rehabilitation device MusicGlove http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsflint-rehabilitation-hand-rehabilitation-4415852 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsflint-rehabilitation-hand-rehabilitation-4415852 US-based Flint Rehabilitation Devices has launched MusicGlove, the first hand rehabilitation device approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for people with stroke or other neurological or muscular injuries. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Sorin's Memo 3D ReChord gets CE Mark approval http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmemo-3d-rechord-approval-4415371 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmemo-3d-rechord-approval-4415371 Italian medical device firm Sorin Group has secured CE Mark approval for its new mitral valve annuloplasty ring, Memo 3D ReChord. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT IceCure Medical successfully treats breast cancer patients with IceSense3 cryoablation system http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsicecure-medical-icesense3-cryoablation-4414523 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsicecure-medical-icesense3-cryoablation-4414523 IceCure Medical has successfully completed treatment of the first two patients in a multi-centred clinical trial using the IceSense3 cryoablation system (exposure to extreme cold temperatures) to treat breast cancer without surgery. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Boston Scientific's CoverEdge surgical leads secure FDA and CE Mark approval http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsboston-scientifics-coveredge-surgical-4414325 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsboston-scientifics-coveredge-surgical-4414325 Boston Scientific have secured US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark approval for its CoverEdge 32 and CoverEdge X 32 surgical leads, which will be used to treat spinal cord pain. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Schneeberger Linear Technology: High Precision, Innovative and Reliable http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/mechanics/schneeberger-linear-technology/ http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/mechanics/schneeberger-linear-technology/ Mechanical engineers used to install separate mechanical linear bearings and electronic measuring systems. Schneeberger's integrated AMS measuring system has combined the measurement and guide functions in one unified product. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:22:00 GMT Aurora Spine signs deal to distribute Sentio MMG nerve mapping system http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsaurora-spine-nerve-mapping-4413647 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsaurora-spine-nerve-mapping-4413647 US-based spinal implant solutions provider Aurora Spine has entered a worldwide distribution and co-marketing deal with Sentio to distribute the mechanomyography (MMG) nerve mapping system. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Codman Neuro introduces new Spetzler Malis dual irrigating disposable forceps http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newscodman-neuro-disposable-forceps-4413656 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newscodman-neuro-disposable-forceps-4413656 Codman Neuro, a part of DePuy Synthes companies of Johnson & Johnson, has introduced new Spetzler Malis dual irrigating disposable non-stick bipolar forceps for use in neurosurgery. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Medtronic launches new interbody spinal fusion devices http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmedtronic-interbody-spinal-fusion-4412186 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmedtronic-interbody-spinal-fusion-4412186 Medtronic has launched its pure titanium coating (PTC) platform of interbody fusion devices designed to ease pain from spinal surgeries. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Zeiss Meditec introduces new cataract suite http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newszeiss-meditec-cataract-suite-4412236 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newszeiss-meditec-cataract-suite-4412236 Carl Zeiss Meditec, a German medical technology firm, has introduced a new Zeiss cataract suite, which will provide physicians with placement of incisions, the centration of intraocular lens (IOLs), and alignment of toric IOLs along the optimal targe… Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Ortho-Clinical's Vitros chemistry products HbA1c reagent kit gets CE Mark http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newshba1c-reagent-ce-mark-4410350 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newshba1c-reagent-ce-mark-4410350 US-based Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics has received CE Mark for the Vitros chemistry products HbA1c reagent kit, an enhanced assay to detect and monitor blood glucose levels over time in diabetes patients. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Boston Scientific secures CE Mark for Accolade pacemaker family http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsboston-scientific-ce-mark-4410413 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsboston-scientific-ce-mark-4410413 US-based medical equipment manufacturer Boston Scientific has obtained CE Mark approval for its Accolade pacemaker family of devices. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Health Canada grants Class 2 medical device licence for Otoharmonics' Levo tinnitus system http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newshealth-canada-levo-tinnitus-4408908 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newshealth-canada-levo-tinnitus-4408908 Health Canada has granted a Class 2 medical device licence to US-based Otoharmonics' Levo system, a personalised neuroscience-based sound therapy developed for use in the temporary relief of tinnitus symptoms. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT