TDK-Lambda has unveiled its latest addition to its line of AC-DC medical and ITE (Information Technology Equipment) power supplies. The new single-output CSS150 100-W to150-W supplies accept a wide AC input range, have a low profile of 1.3” and a footprint of 3” x 5”, making them suitable for
The Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery (BSCCS) in Moscow performed Russia’s first implant of the SynCardia temporary CardioWest Total Artificial Heart. The patient, a 60-year-old female suffering from biventricular heart failure, is the world’s 850th recipient of the Total Artificial Heart.
Lack of sterile product has the potential to cause infections.
New studies reinforce FDA’s previous recommendation for healthcare professionals to exercise clinical judgment in determining the dose of heparin for a patient.
Product adulterated with sildenafil which may interact with nitrates to lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
Here are some graphics that display overall patent activity in semiconductors and medical devices by technology area in 2009.
FDA is evaluating clinical trial data that may suggest that patients taking Stalevo may be at an increased risk for developing prostate cancer.
Extending the Human-to-Machine Interface (HMI) using wireless communications is a fast developing field. Important improvements in HMI functionality have been made possible by continuing advancements in Machine-to-Machine interfaces in terms of increased baud rate, low power consumption and reach (distance) of communication.
Electronic medical systems have become substantially more sophisticated and powerful in recent years. As a result, the majority of these systems contain large arrays of power hungry electronic components that require high-performance heat sinks to prevent them from overheating and being damaged or destroyed.
The personal computer (PC), currently the standard information-processing device for office and home use, communicates with most peripherals using the universal serial bus (USB). Standardization, cost, and the availability of software and development tools have made the PC very attractive as a host-processor platform for medical and industrial applications...
A new technique, designed with the potential to treat brain cancers, is under study at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago Medical Center. The micron-sized magnetic materials, with vortex-like arrangements of spins, were successfully interfaced with Glioblastoma...
Recall of product, sold as a dietary supplement, containing undeclared aildenafil as well as the drug phentolamine.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a molecular image of a system that moves electrons between proteins in cells.
The Express® LD Iliac Stent is an expandable, mesh-like stainless steel tube. The stent is mounted over a deflated balloon attached to the end of a long thin flexible tube called a stent delivery catheter...
CDRH has posted a Spanish language version of CDRH Learn course on Quality System Regulation, 21 CFR Part 820, Basic Introduction
The Complete SE Vascular Stent is a thin, flexible metal mesh tube that can be implanted in the large arteries that supply blood to the pelvis and legs (iliac arteries). It consists of two parts, the stent and the delivery system. The stent is an...
STMicroelectronics will develop and supply a wireless MEMS sensor that acts as a transducer, antenna and mechanical support for additional read-out electronics in a 'smart' contact lens platform developed by Sensimed AG.
The SFDMD Series is designed for applications that require a small footprint with high efficiency and brightness stability over a wide input voltage range, such as medical patient monitors, POS, kiosk, ATM, gaming and GPS displays. Less than 5 mm high, with a footprint of 2.782” (70.66 mm) x 0.96” (24.4 mm), drivers offer
Texas Instruments introduced the first in a family of fully integrated analog front ends (AFEs) for portable and high-end electrocardiogram (ECG) and electroencephalogram (EEG) equipment, as well as patient monitoring and consumer medical applications. The eight-channel, 24-bit ADS1298
Recommendation to suspend use is a precaution while FDA learns more about the situation. No known safety risk at this time.
Ongoing review shows risk also increased when drug, especially at higher doses, is used with certain drugs.
Practitioners should not use these devices unless and until FDA reviews and approves changes made by the manufacturer.
Defective devices may result in air bubbles leaking into the infusion system and into the patient’s bloodstream.
The recall of 12/2009 has been expanded to include four additional lots. Presence of particulate matter which could potentially reduce blood flow in capillaries, cause mechanical damage to some tissues, or initiate acute or chronic inflammatory reactions.