Medical Device Network-Updates The latest content updates from the www.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 Novartis launches new smart watch apps for visually impaired http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsnovartis-launches-new-smart-watch-apps-for-visually-impaired-4613418 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsnovartis-launches-new-smart-watch-apps-for-visually-impaired-4613418 Novartis Pharmaceuticals has launched new features for its ViaOpta applications for use with the Apple Watch and other smart watches. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Merck launches new Eeva Test version to optimise assisted reproductive outcomes http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmerck-launches-new-eeva-test-version-to-optimise-assisted-reproductive-outcomes-4613447 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmerck-launches-new-eeva-test-version-to-optimise-assisted-reproductive-outcomes-4613447 Merck Serono has launched a new version of its early embryo viability assessment (Eeva) test to aid embryo assessment within assisted reproductive treatment (ART). Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Boston IVF and IviGen join forces to improve fertility outcomes http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsboston-ivf-ivigen-join-forces-to-improve-fertility-outcomes-4612406 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsboston-ivf-ivigen-join-forces-to-improve-fertility-outcomes-4612406 US-based in vitro fertilization (IVF) services provider Boston IVF has entered into strategic partnership with IviGen and its parent company, iGenomix, to provide comprehensive genetic testing services to its patients. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT AbbVie to invest €40m for medical device facility expansion in Ireland http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsabbvie-invest-medical-device-facility-expansion-ireland-4611486 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsabbvie-invest-medical-device-facility-expansion-ireland-4611486 Global biopharmaceutical company AbbVie has announced plans to invest €40m for the expansion of its medical device manufacturing facility in Ballytivnan, Sligo in Ireland. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Integra buys TEI Biosciences and TEI Medical for $312m http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsintegra-tei-biosciences-tei-medical-4611430 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsintegra-tei-biosciences-tei-medical-4611430 US-based medical devices manufacturer Integra LifeSciences has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of TEI Biosciences and TEI Medical for a cash consideration of $312m. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT New Thin Absorbent Skin Adhesive http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/adhesives/new-thin-absorbent-skin-adhesive/ http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/adhesives/new-thin-absorbent-skin-adhesive/ A new thin absorbent skin adhesive (TASA) has been developed which has similar properties to acrylic adhesive but with the ability to absorb wound exudates. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:25:00 GMT SRI to continue development of radiation exposure screening device http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newssri-development-radiation-exposure-screening-device-4610326 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newssri-development-radiation-exposure-screening-device-4610326 SRI International has secured a contract to continue development of a diagnostic test for absorbed doses of radiation after a radiological incident. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT WHO pre-qualifies ShangRing male circumcision device http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newswho-shangring-male-circumcision-device-4610314 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newswho-shangring-male-circumcision-device-4610314 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has pre-qualified ShangRing, a voluntary male circumcision device capable of reducing risk for HIV infection in men. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Anatomy of an Ethylene Oxide Sterilisation Process http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/sterilisation/anatomy-ethylene-oxide-sterilisation-process/ http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/sterilisation/anatomy-ethylene-oxide-sterilisation-process/ There are many advantages to understanding an ethylene oxide (EO) sterilisation process when considering the different options. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:02:00 GMT Products Commonly Treated with Irradiation http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/sterilisation/products-treatment-irradiation/ http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/sterilisation/products-treatment-irradiation/ Irradiation is an attractive method for the sterilisation of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:55:00 GMT Connectors and Connecting Leads http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronics/connectors-and-connecting-leads/ http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronics/connectors-and-connecting-leads/ Multilam technology allows Multi-Contact to meet a range of requirements and find solutions to the most severe constraints, including electrical (up to several kA), thermal (up to 350°C) and mechanical, with contact durability of up to one million ma… Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:02:00 GMT Medical Industry Connectors http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronics/medical-industry-connectors/ http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/downloads/whitepapers/electronics/medical-industry-connectors/ The purpose of additional potential equalisation is to equalise potentials between different metal parts that can be touched simultaneously, or to reduce differences of potential, which can occur during operation between the bodies of medical electri… Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:02:00 GMT Zimmer acquires Biomet for $14bn http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newszimmer-acquires-biomet-4609275 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newszimmer-acquires-biomet-4609275 US-based orthopaedic device manufacturer Zimmer has acquired Biomet in a cash and equity deal worth approximately $14bn. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Google set to evaluate new health tracking wristband http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsgoogle-evaluate-health-tracking-wristband-4608286 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsgoogle-evaluate-health-tracking-wristband-4608286 Google is set to start research trials of a new wrist-worn medical device that will provide physicians with real-time data on patients. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT New study finds that smartphones pose risk to cardiac device wearers http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsstudy-smartphones-pose-risk-cardiac-device-wearers-4608276 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsstudy-smartphones-pose-risk-cardiac-device-wearers-4608276 A new study conducted by German Heart Centre scientists has found that cardiac device wearers must maintain a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Haselmeier 2.0: Redesign of the Website http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/manufacturing/haselmeier-injection-devices/presshaselmeier-redesign-website.html http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/manufacturing/haselmeier-injection-devices/presshaselmeier-redesign-website.html The world's largest and fastest provider of information is the Internet. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Boston Scientific begins EMBLEM defibrillator study in sudden cardiac death http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsboston-scientific-emblem-defibrillator-study-sudden-cardiac-death-4607044 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsboston-scientific-emblem-defibrillator-study-sudden-cardiac-death-4607044 Boston Scientific has started a global study to validate the rate and causes of shocks in patients implanted with the EMBLEM subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death in the setting of severely redu… Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Medtronic acquires Aptus Endosystems and CardioInsight Technologies http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmedtronic-aptus-endosystems-cardioinsight-technologies-4606180 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsmedtronic-aptus-endosystems-cardioinsight-technologies-4606180 Medtronic has acquired assets of US-based privately held medical device company Aptus Endosystems in a transaction valued at nearly $110m. Sun, 21 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT ALung secures CE Mark approval for new Hemolung XG4 cartridge and catheter kits http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsalung-ce-mark-approval-hemolung-xg4-cartridge-catheter-kits-4606197 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsalung-ce-mark-approval-hemolung-xg4-cartridge-catheter-kits-4606197 US-based advanced respiratory failure therapies provider, ALung Technologies has secured CE Mark approval for its next-generation Hemolung XG4 cartridge and catheter kits. Sun, 21 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Johns Hopkins scientists develop new imaging technology for brain tumour removal http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsjohns-hopkins-scientists-imaging-technology-brain-tumour-removal-4605211 http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/newsjohns-hopkins-scientists-imaging-technology-brain-tumour-removal-4605211 Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists have developed a new imaging technology that will help surgeons more effectively and safely remove brain tumours. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT