All Entries in the Category : Medical

Medical devices, implantable electronics, health & fitness and disposable medical electronics.

Price pressure weighs on Philips as lighting split looms

(Reuters) – Philips (NYSE:PHG) slid to a net loss in the 3rd quarter, weighed down by 1-off charges and weak demand in Russia and China – a setback for the Dutch healthcare-to-bulbs group as it pushes ahead with a radical plan to spin off its lighting arm.

: Industrial, Medical |

Future CardioMEMS System Could Take a Cue from Diabetes Care

Heart failure patients used to be stuck in the intensive care unit so physicians could manage their condition. But thanks to the CardioMEMS HF System, which uses an implantable wireless sensor and external transmitter to measure pulmonary artery pressure and send it to physicians remotely, they can now be effectively monitored in the comfort of their own homes.

: Medical

NEC developing squeeze-free blood pressure gauge

TOKYO — NEC has devised a technology for measuring blood pressure with high accuracy without squeezing the patient’s arm, aiming to commercialize it for use at health care facilities in three years.

: Medical

Medtronic Details New Post-Merger Structure

On Friday, Medtronic announced the corporate structure of the new Medtronic plc when its pending combination with Ireland-based Covidien materializes.

: Medical

Covidien recalls defibrillator electrodes

Covidien (NYSE:COV) issued a field safety alert on some of its Medi-Trace Cadence and Kendall defibrillation electrodes, saying a connector compatibility issue with defibrillators made by Philips (NYSE:PHG) may have contributed to the death of a patient.

: Medical |

Top 20 Medtech Companies in 2020

This is a slideshow of the top 20 medical technology companies by revenue in 2020. The data’s source is the Evaluate MedTech World Preview 2014, Outlook to 2020 report released by Evaluate, a London-based life science market intelligence firm.

: Data, Medical

Philips’ wearable sensor gives COPD patients constant health tracking

Philips is no stranger to the healthcare industry, and with a new sensor, it’s looking to further dive into medical wearables for real-world use. The company developed a gadget for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) sufferers that’s worn inside a disposable adhesive patch, continuously gathering diagnostic stats like heart rate, respiratory function and physical activity (or inactivity).

: Medical, Wearables