Medical Technology
Solar powered healthcare screening kits launched for armed forces

Solar powered healthcare screening kits launched for armed forces

New Delhi: In order to bridge the digital gap in the existing healthcare delivery eco-system, MediTech Innovations, a healthcare IT startup, has launched the ‘Solar Powered Health Care Screening Kits’ for the Indian armed forces and paramilitary. more

US FDA approves first automated insulin delivery device for type 1 diabetes

US FDA approves first automated insulin delivery device for type 1 diabetes

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system, the first FDA-approved device that more

US FDA approves new device to treat persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction

US FDA approves new device to treat persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration has permitted marketing of a device that uses a small balloon to treat more

US FDA approves VisuMax Femtosecond Laser to surgically treat nearsightedness

US FDA approves VisuMax Femtosecond Laser to surgically treat nearsightedness

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser for the small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedure to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness in certain patients 22 years of age or older. more

US FDA approves MRI-guided focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor

US FDA approves MRI-guided focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded to medication. ExAblate Neuro uses magnetic resonance (MR) images taken during the procedure to deliver focused ultrasound to destroy brain tissue in a tiny area thought to be responsible for causing tremors. more

US FDA approves first absorbable stent for coronary artery disease

US FDA approves first absorbable stent for coronary artery disease

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first fully absorbable stent to treat coronary artery disease. The Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold System (BVS), which releases the drug everolimus to limit the growth of scar tissue, is gradually absorbed by the body in approximately three years. more

US FDA approves implantable device that changes the shape of the cornea to correct near vision

US FDA approves implantable device that changes the shape of the cornea to correct near vision

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, a device implanted in the cornea (the clear, front surface) of one eye to improve near vision in certain patients with presbyopia. more

New device allows 3D imaging of breast with less radiation

New device allows 3D imaging of breast with less radiation

Washington: Preliminary tests have demonstrated that a new device may enable existing breast cancer imagers to provide up to six times better contrast of tumours in the breast, while maintaining the same or better image quality and halving the radiation dose to patients. more

Vattikuti Foundation to offer 100 paid fellowships to super specialist surgeons to become robotic surgeons

Vattikuti Foundation to offer 100 paid fellowships to super specialist surgeons to become robotic surgeons

New Delhi: Vattikuti Foundation plans to train 500 robotic surgeons in India by 2020. The Foundation also plans to offer 100 paid fellowships to super specialist surgeons by 2020 to become robotic surgeons. more

US court slaps $940 million penalty on TCS for stealing healthcare software

US court slaps $940 million penalty on TCS for stealing healthcare software

Washington: A Wisconsin federal jury on Friday slapped a $940 million penalty on India’s largest IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for allegedly stealing healthcare software from an American company, Epic Systems. more