Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. announces that it will introduce its compact, point-of-care ultrasound system, SonImage MX1 Platinum, at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, which takes place from November 27-December 1 in Chicago.
Last week, a report published by the National Academy of Sciences reviewed 10,000 scientific abstracts on medical marijuana and urged the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reclassify the drug in order for scientists to...Read More
The FDA is hosting a public meeting titled “Medical Device User Fee Amendments” on Wednesday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST at its Silver Spring, Md., location. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss proposed recommendations for the reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee Amendments (MDUFA) for fiscal years 2018 through 2022.Read More
Becton, Dickinson and Co., aka BD, has launched a wireless rapid diagnostic system for the detection of influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus, and group A strep. The new wireless BD Veritor Plus System provides health care providers with objective, lab-quality immunoassay test results within minutes.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Abbott and St Jude Medical have announced a deal for Abbott to acquire St Jude Medical, strengthening Abbott’s position in the cardiovascular, diabetes, vision, and neuromodulation markets. The new company will occupy the first or second position across the cardiovascular device markets, with combined annual sales totaling approximately $8.7 billion.Read More