Medical Technology
CDSCO issues medical alert on bioresorbable stents

CDSCO issues medical alert on bioresorbable stents

New Delhi: The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has asked patients and doctors to report adverse events suspected to be associated with the use of Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) and Absorb GTl Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) to the manufacturer (US-based Abbott Vascular), importer (Abbott Healthcare) and the CDSCO. more

Indian company enters Russian market of implants for traumatology and orthopaedics

Indian company enters Russian market of implants for traumatology and orthopaedics

Moscow: Meril Life Sciences has become the first Indian manufacturer of high-tech implants for traumatology and orthopaedics to begin supply to Russia. The system of primary knee joint arthroplasty, entitled Freedom Total Knee, will be supplied to a number of medical institutions. It was presented to Russian doctors in February 2017 during their visit to India at Meril’s production site in Vapi, Gujarat. more

AIIMS develops app to monitor heart failure patients remotely

AIIMS develops app to monitor heart failure patients remotely

New Delhi: The cardiology department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has developed a smartphone application called ‘Dhadkan’ that aims to help doctors monitor the condition of their heart failure patients remotely. more

After stents, government now preparing to fix prices of other medical devices

After stents, government now preparing to fix prices of other medical devices

New Delhi: The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, is preparing a database for monitoring the prices of all the drugs and medical devices that might be overcharged by hospitals and companies. more

GE pays Rs 1 crore to technician who got stuck to MRI machine in Mumbai

GE pays Rs 1 crore to technician who got stuck to MRI machine in Mumbai

Bengaluru: Swami Ramaiah, a technician of a Tata Memorial Hospital run treatment and research centre in Navi Mumbai, who had, in an accident in 2014, remained stuck to an MRI machine for four hours after a ward boy walked into the room carrying an oxygen cylinder triggering the machine’s magnetic field, has received a compensation of Rs 1 crore. more

Tamil Nadu government directed to install MRI scanners in all district hospitals

Tamil Nadu government directed to install MRI scanners in all district hospitals

Madurai: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to install Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners in government hospitals in all district headquarters in the state within a year. more

New tissue expander for women undergoing breast reconstruction following mastectomy

New tissue expander for women undergoing breast reconstruction following mastectomy

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday allowed marketing of a new tissue expander system for soft tissue expansion in two-stage breast reconstruction following mastectomy and in the treatment of underdeveloped breasts and soft tissue deformities. A patient uses a dose controller to independently inflate the expander. more

Device approved to replace fingerstick testing for diabetes treatment decisions

Device approved to replace fingerstick testing for diabetes treatment decisions

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approved use of Dexcom’s G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System to allow for replacement of fingerstick blood glucose (sugar) testing for diabetes treatment decisions in people two years of age and older with diabetes. more

Doctors express urgent need to make medical equipment in India

Doctors express urgent need to make medical equipment in India

Coimbatore: Doctors have expressed an urgent need to make medical equipment in India since import of medical equipment not only invites a severe import duty but also heavy maintenance charges thus making treatment using them expensive. more

Medical equipment worth Rs 1015.74 crore found to be dysfunctional

Medical equipment worth Rs 1015.74 crore found to be dysfunctional

New Delhi: A massive exercise undertaken by the union health ministry to map the inventory of all bio-medical equipment in government hospitals across the country has revealed that equipment in the range of 13% to 34% was found to be dysfunctional. The cost of dysfunctional equipment is Rs 1015.74 crore. more