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Things sometimes go wrong with airbags, food and drugs, prompting recalls. It can also happen with medical devices, though you’d think lifesaving devices like heart defibrillators or artificial hips would be closely monitored.
But the data needed to systematically and rapidly identify dangerous medical devices are not routinely collected in the United States. It wouldn’t be that hard to do.
Problems with medical devices are not infrequent. Defibrillators implanted in nearly 200,000 patients were recalled in 2011 because of a faulty part. More recently, the Essure birth control device implanted in women’s fallopian tubes has been associated with pain and deaths. Improper…
Things sometimes go wrong with airbags, food and drugs, prompting recalls. It can also happen with medical devices, though you’d think lifesaving devices like heart defibrillators or artificial hips would be closely monitored. But the data needed to systematically and rapidly identify dangerous medical devices are not routinely collected in the United States. It wouldn’t be that hard to do.
MassDevice.com provides news and information for the medical device industry and the companies that drive it. Recognized throughout the med-tech industry as a go-to source for originally-reported, quality news coverage...
By providing an online source for dealers and manufacturers of the full spectrum of medical equipment and supplies, MD Publishing has created a centralizing home site for the industry.
A vertmarkets marketplace for industry professionals.
Medgadget is an independent on-line journal covering the latest medical gadgets and technologies, discoveries in medical science, and the progress of the digital revolution in the healthcare industry.
SonoWorld was launched in 1999 as a way to use the emerging Internet to provide free educational materials to ultrasound practitioners in developing countries around the world. As the founders explored ways to accomplish this mission, it became apparent that there was a global need for a centralized resource for information as well as educational resources, and that this could best be accomplished by creating a new education-focused virtual community for physicians, sonographers and industry.
The Good Body brings you reviews, case studies, insights and analysis for health products, equipment and gadgets. Extensive research that is second to none.
Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD is the Medical Futurist. A geek physician with a PhD in genomics and Amazon Top 100 author, he envisions the impact of digital health technologies on the future of healthcare, and helps patients, doctors, government regulators and companies make it a reality.
BioWorld MedTech is the news source of record for the high-tech medical technology industry and is relied on by thousands of industry insiders every business morning.
Clinical Device Group is a consulting and contracting firm for medical device pre-approval issues. Since 1990 we have assisted medical device and diagnostic companies with contract research services, biological safety assessments, and training
Forum for health care professionals covering daily medical device news and jobs in the medical device industry.
The Medical Devices Group is the world’s largest medical device community and the industry’s only spam-free, curated forum for intelligent conversations with medical device thought leaders.
MEDEC is the national association created by and for the Canadian medical technology industry. MEDEC is the primary source for advocacy, information and education on the medical technology industry for members, the greater healthcare community, industry partners and the general public.
Proven Trade Contacts has developed in the recent years to become the reference magazine for the medical devices and related industry.
Qmed.com is the world's only directory of completely pre-qualified suppliers to the medical device and in vitro diagnostic industries.
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, dedicated to increasing the understanding, safety, and efficacy of medical instrumentation.
ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes are best, all to enable you to improve patient care.
The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA)--formerly The Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA)-- is revolutionizing the healthcare supply chain.
The world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.
From removing the regular pain of fingersticks as people manage their diabetes to connecting patients to doctors with real-time information monitoring their hearts, from easing chronic pain and movement disorders to testing half the world’s blood donations to ensure a healthy supply, our purpose is to make the world a better place by bringing life-changing health technologies to the people who need them. That’s our commitment to helping you live your best life.
Accuray develops, manufactures and sells radiation oncology systems that make cancer treatment shorter, safer, smarter and more effective.
We enable the world's eye care community to efficiently manage their practices and deliver quality patient care by providing the most complete product line and knowledgeable support in the industry.”
Improve patient outcomes by focusing on the development of disruptive and differentiated technologies that address unmet patient needs and support professional healthcare providers around the world in the delivery of high-quality patient care.
As a new generation medical device company, Applied Medical is equally committed to improving the accessibility and affordability of high-quality healthcare globally. We achieve this through a vertically integrated business model that enables our team members to develop technologies that enhance clinical care, while offering boundless opportunities for professional growth.
Asclepion Laser Technologies has been operating as a leader on the aesthetic laser medicine market for more than 40 years. The constant development of new technologies has made Asclepion one of the most qualified companies in the entire optics industry worldwide.
As a leading provider of innovative technologies for the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) and related conditions, electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons around the globe count on AtriCure to deliver best-in-class solutions that can treat even the most complex cases.
For patients and healthcare professionals in wellness and prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, and post-care management. In fact, throughout our history, Bard has lead the industry in groundbreaking devices and therapies that continuously seek to set the new standard for excellence and quality.
At Baxter, we believe every person deserves a chance for a healthy life, free from illness and full of possibility. We focus each day on delivering transformative innovations that bring smarter, more personalized care to all of us.
BioScan is a valuable ANS and Sudomotor testing tool in diagnosing hidden illnesses. Having the ability to quickly and easily test patients and receive immediate comprehensive interpretive reports after the test is invaluable to medical practitioners.
Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world.
An independent player specialized in the Diagnostic Imaging Business.
As a member of the Canon group companies, Canon Medical is dedicated to assisting patients, our customers, and partners, with healthcare solutions that address their individual needs and concerns. This dedication comes from our management philosophy of “Made for Life.”
Cardiac Science extends lives by providing the public and healthcare professionals with life-saving devices. We are committed to eliminating needless delays between sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and life-saving defibrillation by ensuring automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are accessible and simple to use.
CardioCommand, Inc. is the leading innovator of medical devices that perform temporary cardiac monitoring and pacing by integrating patented electronic technology with electrode catheters in the human esophagus.
CryoLife, Inc. is one of the world’s leading contemporary medical device companies; providing preserved human cardiac and vascular tissues, surgical adhesives and sealants, prosthetic heart valves, cardiac lasers, and other medical devices.
IOP monitoring with Diaton minimizes the risks & liabilities for practices and increases the level of patient care.
Started in Carlsbad, California in 1978, DJO® has risen to become a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management.
Our company is driven by a passion to help patients. We partner with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring to help patients live longer, healthier and more productive lives.
Energid Technologies provides robotics software, products, and support to solve the most difficult engineering problems. Our engineers have special expertise in robotics simulation and control, 3D computer vision, and physical and human simulation.
At Ethicon, weʼre focused on improving health outcomes for patients and helping solve the greatest health challenges… with only meaningful innovation.
As a leading global medical technology and life sciences company, we provide a broad portfolio of products, solutions and services used in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients and in the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals.
Getinge is a leading global provider of products and systems that contribute to quality enhancement and cost efficiency within healthcare and life sciences.
Our comprehensive portfolio of devices, information management, and consulting services offers blood management solutions for each facet of the blood supply chain — from plasma and blood collectors to hospitals.
Through it’s innovative technologies and systems/solutions, Hitachi is striving to support a healthy and secure life in the 21st century.
As a global leader in women’s health, Hologic offers options for screening, detection, and treatment that provide a continuum of healthcare solutions for women.
Enabling new minimally invasive approaches to improve patient outcomes.
Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical technology, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, and reconstructive and general surgery.
Intuitive was founded in 1995 to create innovative, robotic-assisted systems that help empower doctors and hospitals to make surgery less invasive than an open approach. Since da Vinci® became one of the first robotic-assisted systems cleared by the FDA for general laparoscopic surgery, it’s taken robotic-assisted surgery from “science fiction” to reality. Working with doctors and hospitals, we’re continuing to develop new, minimally invasive surgical platforms and future diagnostic tools to help solve complex healthcare challenges around the world.
Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere.
Our mission is to change the practice of medicine with solutions that advance the science of healing, create economic value and improve patients’ lives.
Lifecore’s business is the development and manufacturing of drugs, medical devices, and sodium hyaluronate. We save you time and reduce barriers, so you can spend your energy where it matters: improving the lives of patients around the world.
Today's incubators just aren't designed to work in the hostile developing world environment. They are expensive and need constant repairs and maintenance, purified water and uninterrupted power supplies, LifePods don't. LifePods purify their own air and water and run for ten years, saving up to 500 little lives for a fraction of the price of existing incubators.
Liftware's selection of stabilizing and leveling handles and attachments are designed to help people with hand tremor or limited hand and arm mobility retain dignity, confidence, and independence.
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Masimo is a global medical technology company that develops and manufactures innovative noninvasive patient monitoring technologies, including medical devices and a wide array of sensors.
Medical Innovations is a company dedicated to manufacturing and managing medical devices that change our lives for the better.
We are a global manufacturer and distributor of medical products with patient-centered solutions, services and expertise across the continuum of care.
Written in 1960, our Mission dictates that our first and foremost priority is to contribute to human welfare. Over a half-century later, the Mission continues to serve as our ethical framework and inspirational goal for our employees around the world.
At Mentor, we believe that innovation should be driven by what patients need and should be backed by solid research, high design and thorough testing. It takes some time to develop and launch safe, impactful innovations that significantly and positively affect patient outcomes.
Nordson MEDICAL (Nasdaq: NDSN) is a global expert in the design, development, and manufacturing of complex medical devices and component technologies
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To be a global leader in providing sophisticated medical devices that advance eye care and assist in the preservation of sight.
Sanarus has developed, patented, and tested a proprietary minimally invasive breast therapy system. The Visica 2 Treatment System is an image-guided cryoablation device for the treatment of breast tumors as an alternative to surgical lumpectomy.
Smith+Nephew is a portfolio medical technology business that exists to restore people’s bodies and their self-belief by using technology to take the limits off living.
We are a leading developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive coronary stent systems, with one of the broadest product portfolios in the industry.
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Stereotaxis is the global leader in innovative robotic technologies designed to enhance the treatment of arrhythmias and perform endovascular procedures.
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Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers.
Serving the Medical Community Worldwide since 1989, Tower Medical is a full multi-purpose medical bed provider dedicated to providing innovative and high quality solutions to Hospitals, Ambulatory Facilities, Private Practice and Medical related centers
UreSil is a medical device development, manufacturing and distribution company that serves the needs of physicians who perform minimally invasive procedures.
, Inc.® with particular interest in healthcare for women and their babies, develops, manufactures and markets specialty medical devices recognized by healthcare professionals in over a hundred countries around the world as the standard for obtaining optimal long term outcomes for their patients.
Specializing in noninvasive diagnostic innovation and manufacture... VÄSAMED designs, licenses, manufactures and distributes products, software and services for assessing and managing hemodynamic health. T
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VitalConnect provides physicians, nurses and patients with an extraordinary advancement in healthcare. Never before has so much continuous monitoring of vital signs been possible in a single, small—yet powerful—device. By consolidating eight critical vital signs into one wireless biosensor,
Vivax Medical Corporation is the leading manufacturer and provider of safe and innovative hospital bed enclosures. The Soma® Safe Enclosure is our clinical solution to prevent Never Events.
VNS Therapy is the #1 prescribed device for treating the seizures medications can't.
A comprehensive portfolio of cervical, thoraco-lumbar, and interbody spinal implant systems used in complex, deformity, and degenerative procedures.
At Zimmer Biomet, we pursue exceptional outcomes. Our innovations help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. Alongside some of the world's top healthcare professionals, we help deliver new possibilities to patients.
ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies.
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