Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry

Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry
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FDA approved a new clinician programmer for use with Medtronic's SynchroMed II intrathecal drug delivery system, an implantable pump that provides targeted drug delivery for patients suffering from chronic pain and severe spasticity. The new technology was designed to simplify therapy management for clinicians by providing them with visual tools...

New guidelines urge use of dressings with an FDA-cleared label that specifies a clinical indication for reducing catheter-related bloodstream infection or catheter-associated bloodstream infection.
To help prevent intravascular catheter-related infections, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its guidelines on catheter-site dressing...

A Massachusetts company is building clinical evidence for a fast, sepsis-diagnostic test that uses MRI technology and a small blood sample instead of time-intensive blood cultures.
Sepsis is a blood borne infection, where the speed of diagnosis may mean the difference between prolonged stay in the hospital in a compromised stay, sometimes even...

C.R. Bard offers a peek at more than 30 forthcoming products across its businesses, including the peripheral vascular, surgical specialties, and urology divisions. Marie Thibault There's plenty more where that came from. C. R. Bard has over 150 product ideas in its pipeline but allowed analysts just a taste with a look at approximately 35 new...

Transcatheter valve therapies—specifically transcatheter aortic valve replacement and transcatheter mitral valve replacement—have been a hot topic in cardio for a couple of years now, and iData Research analyst Sean Collins predicts they’ll still ...

vascular procedures/devices (peripheral, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, carotid and vascular access/catheters), cardiac valves, atrial fibrillation ablation procedures/devices, implantable rhythm and heart failure devices, coronary stents, robotic and ...

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Jamie Hartford
A common observation about hospital patients is that they’re connected to a lot of “tubes.” Those “tubes” are catheters, used to allow drainage or administration of fluid to the patient, and they play a very important role in treatment.
When a catheter is inserted into the body, it’s typically held in place by either adhesives ...