Medical Technology
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

Microsoft, LV Prasad Eye Institute launch Intelligent Network for Eyecare

Microsoft, LV Prasad Eye Institute launch Intelligent Network for Eyecare

Hyderabad: In a move to help millions of visually impaired through technology, Microsoft India, in association with L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad on Monday launched Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE). more

Student develops low-cost functional prosthetic hand

Student develops low-cost functional prosthetic hand

New York: With a 3D printer and about $15, senior physics major Ryan Bouricius was able to create a functional prosthetic hand that can be used to grip, write and even catch a ball. With the assistance of a non-profit group, the hand will one day be matched to a person in need of such a prosthesis. more

US FDA approves first autologous cellularized scaffold for the repair of cartilage defects of the knee

US FDA approves first autologous cellularized scaffold for the repair of cartilage defects of the knee

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Maci (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane) for the repair of symptomatic, full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee in adult patients. more