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PAT Imaging Made Better Thanks to Colored Microbubbles


19 November, 2012 | CT Scanner, imaging equipment, medical equipment, MedWOW, MRI, News, Ultrasound Scanners

Researchers from the University of Buffalo and the University Health Network of Toronto recently developed a contrast agent called Porshe Microbubbles which offers better visibility in  (PAT). A relatively new imaging technology, PAT is the combination of photoacoustic (PA) and ultrasound imaging, bringing together their advantages; high contrast visibility and deep penetration. Photoacoustic was introduced [...]

Beware: Airport Security Could Damage Diabetes Insulin Devices


13 November, 2012 | CT Scanner, imaging equipment, intensive care, medical device, medical equipment, MedWOW, MRI, News, X-ray

A warning published in the journal ‘Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics’ has diabetics and doctors concerned about the dangers of air travel with diabetic medical devices. According to the article, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors could be adversely affected by airport security magnetic x-ray. This refers to x-ray machines used to scan luggage and travelers. [...]

Mitigating Liability in Medical Device Recalls


1 November, 2012 | Cardiology Equipment, medical device, medical equipment, MedWOW, News, Pacemakers

Product recalls are nothing new; they exist in just about every industry. However in the medical device industry, 2012 saw a significant jump in recalls. According to the ExpertRECALL index, over 123 million device units were recalled alone in the first quarter of 2012. Not surprising, there has been a noticeable increase in device failure [...]

New Hands-Free Injection Device for Home Care


10 September, 2012 | medical equipment, News

Solving common problems patients face, American medical technology company BD is developing an innovative injection device that addresses a few classic drawbacks for patients who need to receive injectables; adherence and convenience. If medication is difficult or inconvenient to take, chances are patients will be more prone to miss doses which can impair the success [...]

The Global Business of Dental Equipment


9 September, 2012 | CT Scanner, imaging equipment, medical equipment, News, Radiology

The outlook of the global dental industry looks positive to market analysts. According to a recent study published by Markets and Markets, the global dental equipment market which is valued at $4.5 billion in 2011, analysts expect the industry to increase at a CAGR of 5.8% between the years 2011 to 2016. There are many [...]

Growth Predicted for Refurbished Equipment Market


5 September, 2012 | maintenance & installation, medical equipment, News

Greater accessibility and improvements in medical parts and repair technology makes refurbished equipment increasingly more attractive to equipment buyers. As a result, in spite of challenging global economies, the refurbished equipment market shows consistent gains. An analysis by ‘Markets and Markets’ for the period of 2012-2017, projects that the global refurbished medical equipment market will [...]

Taking Control of your Medicine


3 September, 2012 | medical equipment, MedWOW, News

Is our reliance on doctors in decline? After looking at the plethora of new medical devices entering commercialization, there’s a noticeable trend that new devices are being designed that empower patients to monitor, diagnose and even treat their own health. Since the advent of the internet and social media, patients are more inclined to manage [...]