Chinese Government Favoring Domestic Over Foreign Manufacturers

This week, China’s National Health and Planning Commission (NHPC) threw foreign medical device manufacturers a wrinkle:  going forward, the Chinese government would pursue policies explicitly designed to favor domestic manufacturers over foreign manufacturers.  The NHPC’s announcement was clear:  “We want to strongly advocate health ministry organizations to use domestically-made medical devices, especially pushing top level…

UltraMIST System to enhance wound healing approved by FDA

Medical device company Celleration has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its next generation UltraMIST System. The UltraMIST System is the latest product added to the firm’s MIST Therapy line, which is low-frequency ultrasound provided through a saline mist to enhance wound healing. MIST Therapy provides ultrasound energy into and below…

The MRI Enigma in Spine Injury Clearance

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Rory Spiegel, MD, is the chief resident in emergency medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey. In his free time he enjoys riding in TARDISes, defending the Wall, and “chasing the wind.” He is a self-described nerd who blogs regularly on nihilism and the art of doing nothing at EMnerd.com, where a…

Hand-Cycle Wheelchair

A San Francisco-based technology company is rethinking the way wheelchair users get around. Engineers at Rio Mobility have developed a line of hand cycles and attachable scooter devices aimed at keeping the wheelchair-bound more active and healthy. Ben Gruber reports.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery With First Endoscope Guided System

CENTER VALLEY, PA–(Marketwired – August 19, 2014) – Aesculap Implant Systems announced today the availability of the new S4 Element® MIS System, the only posterior lumbar pedicle screw fixation system to utilize endoscope technology to gain direct visualization, providing the advantages of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) with enhanced view of surgical site. To further differentiate…

FDA approves 510k for Advanced Brain Monitoring for there Night Shift medical device

US-based medical device company Advanced Brain Monitoring has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Night Shift, a therapy for positional obstructive sleep apnea. The Night Shift is a clinically proven solution for patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea and snorers. Night Shift, an intelligent and interactive monitor, allows…