Probo Medical Acquires Trisonics
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Fishers, Ind.-based medical equipment sales and repair company Probo Medical, LLC, has acquired Harrisburg, Pa.-based Trisonics, Inc. With this acquisition, Probo Medical will have an extensive ultrasound service division to complement its current ultrasound equipment sales and refurbishment depa... .. read more..
Biomedical Engineers Develop Wearable Respiration Monitor
Friday, February 15, 2019
Biomedical engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. Developers say this device could benefit children with asthma and cystic fibrosis, as well as others with chronic pulm... .. read more..
New Wave Endo-Surgery Inc. Completes the Acquisition of FDA Cleared...
Friday, February 15, 2019
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Remembering Our ‘Why’: Lessons in Patient Care
Monday, February 11, 2019
As HTM professionals, it’s important to remember who you are caring for—and why you’re doing it, maintains technology manager and educator Jeff Ruiz in this Soapbox article. In it, he encourages readers to find their respective ‘why's’ and shares his personal story. .. read more..
Association Update: PAMIA Comes Back to Life
Friday, February 8, 2019
After nearly a decade of inactivity, the Philadelphia Area Medical Instrumentation Association (PAMIA) is reconvening in 2019. The association, which initially formed in 1976 to provide a forum for medical equipment technology professionals to connect, will meet again on Monday, February 18. .. read more..
FDA Hosts Medical Device Cybersecurity Workshop
Thursday, February 7, 2019
In late January, the U.S. FDA commemorated the reopening of the government by hosting a two-day public workshop on medical device cybersecurity. The workshop was designed to bring together industry stakeholders to discuss the October 2018 draft guidance, “Content of Premarket Submissions for Mana... .. read more..
Determining the Expected Life of a Medical Device
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
How do you measure the expected life of a medical device? Even if the device is working properly—in addition to being well maintained and inspected, an adverse event following its so-called “expiration date” can raise both usability and liability challenges. HTM expert William Hyman explores the ... .. read more..
FDA Clears MediPines Gas Exchange Monitor
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Newport Beach, Calif.-based MediPines Corp. announces that the U.S. FDA has cleared its MediPines Gas Exchange Monitor, which provides clinicians with real-time pulmonary parameters and insights to support triage and treatment decisions for respiratory conditions. .. read more..
The InterMed Group Acquires Horizon CSA, LLC
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The InterMed Group of Alachua, Fla., has acquired Horizon CSA LLC, a Mooresville, N.C.-based provider of clinical engineering solutions. Horizon’s services for healthcare institutions include: biomedical equipment repair and maintenance, imaging equipment repair and maintenance, lifecycle managem... .. read more..
Make Your Voice Heard
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
As the voice of the HTM sector since 1996, 24x7 Magazine always stays up to date on the latest happenings in the industry. And suffice it to say that a lot has happened recently. In this installment of Up Front, chief editor Keri Forsythe-Stephens discusses what's going on and why it's critical t... .. read more..
Leader of the PACS: Esteban Rubens
Friday, January 25, 2019
A mainstay of hospital imaging departments, picture archiving and communication systems, or PACS, are costly—and delicate—equipment. Below, Esteban Rubens, global enterprise imaging principal at Pure Storage, discusses what’s driving growth in the PACS sector and how hospitals can reduce their to... .. read more..
FDA Extends Commentary Period Regarding Servicing and Remanufacturing
Thursday, January 24, 2019
The U.S. FDA has extended the commentary period for feedback regarding its December workshop to differentiate between medical device servicing and remanufacturing by one month. HTM professionals, ISOs, and OEMs can now comment on the workshop, as well as its associated white paper until February 25. .. read more..