Category: Miscellaneous



FDA Clears Pediatric Vision Scanner

The US FDA has cleared REBIScan’s Pediatric Vision Scanner (PVS)—a handheld device that helps physicians screen for amblyopia (“lazy eye”) and strabismus (misaligned eyes) in young children. Such technology is a boon to the medical community, REBIScan officials say, since amblyopia and strabismus are easiest to treat in preschoolers.

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Nihon Kohden Announces American Expansion

Nihon Kohden, a Tokyo-based medical device manufacturer, is opening a technical support call center in Allentown, Pa. The company’s new 6,000-square-foot facility will complement the call center at its Irvine, Calif-based U.S. headquarters, allowing it to more quickly reach customers on the East Coast.

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An Ode to the Biomed

Pat Stires, a 24×7 reader and contributor who recently retired after four decades working in medical imaging service, took some time to share his poem celebrating the travel-heavy life of the typical biomed.

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Patient Monitoring Equipment Market to Reach $4.7 Billion by 2023

According to a new market report from Transparency Market Research, the global patient monitoring equipment market was valued at more than $3 billion in 2014, and is projected to reach a value of $4.7 billion between 2015 and 2023. Factors such as increasing incidence of chronic diseases, growing awareness of applications for patient monitors, and increased spending by patients and governments are fueling the growth.

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Massachusetts General Tops List of 15 Best US Hospitals

US News & World Report has issued its 2015–2016 rankings for the best hospitals across 16 specialties, including more than 5,000 medical facilities from around the world. Massachusetts General took first place on the newspaper’s Honor Roll, a list of 15 US hospitals that ranked at or near the top among six or more specialty areas.

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