Medical Device Industry Commit to Reducing Energy Use of Ultrasound Products

PARIS & WAUKESHA, Wis. GE Healthcare announced today a commitment to reduce the average energy consumption of new ultrasound products by 25 percent by 2012*. With support from the European Union (EU) Commission, GE Healthcare and a group of ten other medical device manufacturers within the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare […]
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GE Healthcare invest 3m Euro in Independent Living Centre

Global healthcare corporation GE Healthcare has announced a €3m investment in the Irish Technology Research for Independent Living Centre (TRIL). Current partners in TRIL include Intel, UCD, Trinity and NUI Galway. The centre studies the physical, cognitive and social consequences of ageing and designs technologies to help address them. The centre focuses on the ways […]
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Capsule Technologies and GE Healthcare partner on device connectivity

Capsule Technologies and GE Healthcare have formed a partnership, in which Capsule will integrate its medical device connectivity system with GE’s Centricity Enterprise, Perinatal and Perioperative suites. By incorporating Capsule’s Enterprise Device Connectivity Solution, featuring DataCaptor software and the Capsule Neuron platform, GE can automate collection of electronic data from validated medical devices into GE […]
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GE Healthcare, Ascom Offer Wireless IP Phones for Health Care

General Electric’s Healthcare division and Ascom Wireless Solutions announced an agreement to implement a hospital system that would send alerts from patient-monitoring devices directly to a caregiver via paging or text messaging. Wireless solutions within hospitals enable greater mobility on the part of doctors and nurses, in theory leading to boosted efficiency. GE’s investments in […]
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First national meeting on health informatics held in Dubai

To complement Dubai’s developing healthcare sector, The British University in Dubai (BUiD), the Middle East’s leading research-based postgraduate university will host the first national meeting on health informatics, which will feature talks from well-known international researchers and practitioners, it was revealed today. Taking place on 5 May, the symposium will address the importance of designing […]
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Gulf health care needs reality check

While the Gulf presents one of the most robust business opportunities for healthcare operators in the world, there are many challenges impeding the sector’s growth, say executives from some of the region’s leading health companies. Complex licensing processes, a poorly informed patient base and “Tower of Babel” communication among insurers, providers and patients all make […]
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Singapore companies contribute to development of healthcare in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, 24 April, Saturday International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, an agency under the Ministry of Trade & Industry, organised a roundtable involving a delegation of Singapore healthcare companies in Riyadh today. Hosted by Engr. Feroz Siddiqui, who is IE Singapore’s Centre Director in Riyadh, the session was a showcase of how international collaboration in both public […]
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Vaccination Week in Saudi begins

RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has launched a campaign to create awareness among parents and children concerning the importance of vaccination to prevent some infectious diseases. “The campaign is being held through the print and electronic media in line with the requirements of the World Health Organization,” Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Al-Mirghalani told Arab News. […]
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94 new cases of dengue in one week in Saudi

JEDDAH – The municipality has pointed the finger at the Mayor’s Office and called for a new strategy to tackle dengue fever after 94 new cases were detected in Jeddah last week, bringing the total number of cases in the first 15 weeks of 2010 to 363. “The mayoralty has failed to eradicate dengue fever, […]
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Carbon nanotubes could bring about nervous system for bionic applications

Courtesy Ron Walli DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Mimicking the human nervous system for bionic applications could become a reality with the help of a method developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to process carbon nanotubes. While these nanostructures have electrical and other properties that make them attractive to use as artificial neural bundles in prosthetic […]
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Vaccinatiion Without Needle with Nanopatch Technology

Researchers from the University of Queensland have come up with good news for people who fear getting vaccinated through painful syringes and suffer from needle phobia. The researchers have discovered a painless and far more effective way of vaccinating by the help of nanotechnology. Professor Mark Kendall’s, from Bio engineering and Nanotechnology team, has been […]
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