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Ultrasound Sensor Aids Diagnosis of Middle-ear Infection
A new type of ultrasound transducer from Fraunhofer should soon be delivering a fast and reliable diagnosis of infection of the middle ear. A U.S. company and the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS are collaborating on the development and...
September 16, 2019
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Cochlear and GN Hearing Become World’s First to Support Direct Android Streaming to Hearing Devices Using Bluetooth Low Energy 
Collaboration with Google on hearing aid specification now officially brings direct streaming of music, phone calls and other sound to people with hearing loss. For the first time, people can stream sound from their compatible Android devices to their hearing...
September 12, 2019
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
GE Healthcare Receives FDA Clearance of First Artificial Intelligence Algorithms Embedded On-Device to Prioritize Critical Chest X-ray Review 
GE Healthcare today announced the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) clearance of Critical Care Suite, an industry-first collection of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms embedded on a mobile X-ray device. Built in collaboration with UC San Francisco (UCSF), using GE Healthcare’s...
September 12, 2019
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
FDA Grants EBR Systems Breakthrough Device Designation Status for the WiSE Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) System 
EBR Systems, Inc., developer of the world’s only wireless cardiac pacing system for heart failure, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device Designation for the WiSE CRT System for the treatment of heart...
September 11, 2019
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Baxter Announces Acquisition of Cheetah Medical to Expand Specialized Patient Monitoring Portfolio
Baxter International Inc., a leading global medical products company, today entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cheetah Medical, a leading provider of non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring technologies. The agreement demonstrates Baxter’s ongoing commitment to improving clinical outcomes with an established...
September 11, 2019
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Tivus Ultrasound System for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Gets FDA Breakthrough Designation
SoniVie, an Israeli company developing a novel system for the treatment of PAH, today announced that it has been granted Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Therapeutic Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (TIVUS) System in patients...
September 10, 2019
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Axonics® Announces U.S. Food & Drug Administration Approval for its Sacral Neuromodulation System 
Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXNX), a medical technology company that has developed and is commercializing a novel implantable rechargeable sacral neuromodulation (“SNM”) device for the treatment of urinary and bowel dysfunction, today announced the approval of the Axonics r-SNM® System by...
September 9, 2019
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Multi-Sensing Glove Makes Prosthetic Hands More Real 
Engineers from Purdue University, University of Georgia, and University of Texas have combined forces to develop a glove that can be put over existing prosthetic hands to give them a more life-like feel and the ability to sense a variety...
September 9, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
First Long-distance Heart Surgery Performed via Robot
A doctor in India has performed a series of five percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures on patients who were 20 miles away from him. The feat was pulled off using a precision vascular robot developed by Corindus. The results of...
September 6, 2019
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