Nova Biomedical has launched Nova Primary, a rapid, accurate, easy to use, blood glucose laboratory analyser. Nova Primary fills the need for a new glucose reference analyser to replace the YSI STAT PLUS 2300 Glucose and L-Lactate analyser (YSI, Inc., Yellow Springs, OH).
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading professional organisation for medical oncology, has updated the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Dermatological Toxicities Related to Anticancer Agents to include the recommendation of scalp cooling for the prevention of chemotherapyinduced alopecia (CIA) as a Category IIB recommendation.
Shimadzu, one of the world leaders in analytical instrumentation, has release its “Advanced i-Series” liquid chromatographs. The Prominence-i HPLC and Nexera-i UHPLC systems feature pressures of 50 MPa or 70 MPa respectively and can be combined with a variety of detectors. The Advanced i-Series meets user demands for analyzing a large number of samples or […]
Philips has unveiled the industry’s first vendorneutral, multimodality, radiology operations command center to add secure, digital, virtual scanner access to existing imaging installs across multiple systems and sites.
RheinCell Therapeutics, a developer and manufacturer of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as starting materials for cell therapies, has received Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification and Manufacturing Authorization. This marks a landmark achievement for RheinCell, which is now among a select few iPSCs manufacturers to have received the critical certification.
Bittium, a leading specialist for secure communications, connectivity, and medical technology solutions, has released a new version of Bittium Cardiac Navigator Holter ECG Analysis Software. The new Bittium Cardiac Navigator 1.4. Software version brings improvements to the P-wave detection. This will enhance the analysis accuracy of atrial fibrillation. The new version includes also minimum and […]
Swiss MedTech start-up Advanced Osteotomy Tools (AOT) has received CE certification for its patented CARLO® system which cuts bones precisely and contact-free with a specialized laser using a robot. CARLO stands for Cold Ablation Robot-guided Laser Osteotome.
JUNE Medical has launched the eVeck Colposcopy Plume Evacuation Kit for the safe and efficient removal of surgical plume. Surgical plume is an unavoidable result of interventional procedures where diathermy, electrosurgery, laser and ultrasonic devices cut into tissue. It can release an unpleasant odour but, more importantly, can contain toxic, infectious or carcinogenic material – such as hydrogen peroxide gas, HPV or SARS-CoV-2 – that could be hazardous to theatre staff or indeed the patient. As a result, exposure to surgical plume has been linked to eye, nose and throat irritation, nausea, headaches, coughs, nasal congestion, asthma, and asthma-like symptoms.
The single use eVeck Kit comes ready assembled, with an integrated HEPA pre filter, a flexi connector that fits assorted speculum models, and tubing that links to a plume evacuation system and is reinforced to prevent crushing and kinking.
Renowned electro surgery consultant Steve Veck has worked on the project, advising medical device specialist Mosaic Surgical. He said: “Surgical plume is an inevitable consequence of procedures that use electrosurgical techniques, and there is clear evidence showing the dangers it presents to personnel. Despite this, the most efficient removal methods are not mandatory in every territory, or for every case. The eVeck eliminates this issue by attaching directly to the speculum, positioning it close to the surgical site to clear all the damaging materials before staff and patients can be exposed to them.”
Angela Spang, CEO of JUNE Medical, commented: “We are delighted to be able to offer this simple but vital solution that can prevent surgical teams from being exposed to the hazards of surgical plume. We hope that more widespread use of the eVeck Kit will have a significant long-term effect on improving the health of healthcare professionals.”
For more information, visit: junemedical.co.uk/eveck
Canon Medical Systems USA recently launched SOLTUS 500 Mobile Digital X-ray, giving facilities access to a portable X-ray system that is equipped with enhancements that can streamline bedside exams to help improve workflow and productivity. This will help facilities that require rapid imaging exams performed in a variety of complex situations, often at the patient’s bedside.
The FDA-cleared SOLTUS 500 has a compact design with advanced features that promote efficiency and patient safety, without compromising image quality. Features include:
- Enhanced ease-of-use with intuitive tubehead controls, including an 8.4-inch (21 cm) touchscreen display and dual collimator controls for increased access and accuracy.
- Increased detector wireless range and productivity with Canon Medical patented technologies. The Distributed Antenna System optimizes detector wireless range, and the Enhanced Workflow Package supports the exam from start to finish at point of care.
- Exceptional safety and security features for patient, clinician and facility, including anti-collision technologies, pressure sensitive steering, improved manoeuvrability and smart ID card log-in for secure accessibility.
- Simplified detector charging and storage capacity allows space and functionality for detector charging, storage and accommodating accessories such as disinfecting wipes and protective bags.
For more information, visit: us.medical.canon
Medela Healthcare mobile suction devices – a safer alternative to wall vacuum – can help expand critical care capacity and support UK hospitals in the fight against COVID-19.
Used worldwide, the company’s portable medical suction machines are designed to provide crucial suction and fluid removal during respiratory treatment provided with ventilators.
Traditionally, hospitals ensure a patient’s airway is clear by utilising suction that relies on central wall piped vacuum. However, guidance published by the National Health Service advises hospitals against using piped vacuum to support infectious disease units to reduce the risk of virus spread and cross-contamination.
A previous study looking at contamination rates for wall-mounted suction units discovered contamination on over 30% of devices. Hence, portable medical suction machines are recommended for COVID-19 care. Medela offers a range of portable suction pumps which are available with a virus filter capable of reducing cross-contamination from COVID-19 with filtration efficiency of greater than 99.9%.
These compact devices offer flexibility to hospitals while reducing the risk of viral transmission. When used with disposable collection systems, portable suction machines reduce staff exposure to hazardous fluids, while devices equipped with virus filters further reduce risk of cross-contamination and viral exposure to staff.
Standard of care in the ICU requires each patient to be provided with a single suction device, which helps to decrease the risk of lung infections, prolonged hypoxia, and pooling of secretions in the lung.
For more information, visit: https://covid19. medelahealthcare.com/solutions