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10 Mar 2017
POCT Market Reaches USD 18 Billion in 2016
Sales of point of care (POC) diagnostic testing, both professional testing and self-testing, reached USD 18.4 billion in 2016, driven by emerging technological innovations in smartphones, biosensors, lab-on-a-chip and wearable devices that aim to provide expedited diagnosis where the patient is seen or in the patient’s home. These new technologies are allowing POC devices to generate quantitative lab-quality test results and transfer them automatically to an information system, a remote caregiver service for consultation or an electronic medical record.
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10 Mar 2017
Collaboration Improves Diagnosis and Monitoring of Multiple Myeloma
The Binding Site Group Ltd. has entered into a collaboration agreement with Mayo Clinic to develop a clinical laboratory test for the identification and accurate measurement of monoclonal proteins present in B-cell diseases. Both the organizations have been involved in collaborative activities for more than two decades with the aim of improving the testing, diagnosis and monitoring of patients with multiple myeloma and related conditions. The output of the latest collaboration will build on combining The Binding Site’s antibody- and assay-development expertise with Mayo Clinic’s clinical excellence and its recently patented approach to improving multiple myeloma patient monitoring.
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28 Feb 2017
Top 3 Trends Impacting Global Radiography Market
The global radiography market is expected to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 2% by 2021, driven by the top three emerging trends: growing demand for portable radiography equipment; customization of radiography equipment and; increasing strategic acquisitions in the digital X-ray systems market.
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28 Feb 2017
CT to Witness Fastest Revenue Growth of Imaging Modules
The global CT systems market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% through 2021, ahead of the growth in X-ray, ultrasound or MRI systems, driven by an increasing number of clinical applications, product developments, growing geriatric population, and rising incidences of chronic diseases, such as cancer, lung diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis. The significant growth being witnessed in the global CT market can also be attributed to the increasing incidence of injuries and growing awareness of the benefits of diagnosing a health condition during its earliest stages.
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21 Feb 2017
Molecular Diagnostics Market Worth Nearly USD 7 Billion
The size of the molecular diagnostic testing market has reached USD 6.7 billion and is being driven by the growing threat of infectious disease and cancer, as well as the development of new products. These are the latest findings of Kalorama Information, an independent medical market research firm.
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21 Feb 2017
Top Three Emerging Trends Impacting Global MRI Systems Market
The size of the global magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems market is expected to reach USD 7.52 billion by 2021, driven by top three emerging trends: strategic initiatives; growing focus on development of PET/MRI hybrid imaging systems, and; growing importance of tele-imaging. These are the latest findings of Technavio Research, a global technology research and advisory company.
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21 Feb 2017
Siemens Healthineers Announces Digital Platform for Healthcare Providers
Siemens Healthineers announced a digital platform for healthcare providers as well as for providers of solutions and services, at the Health IT Conference (HIMSS) 2017 in Orlando. The platform, covering the entire spectrum of healthcare, is meant to foster the growth of a digital ecosystem that links healthcare providers and solution providers with each other, as well as brings together their data, applications and services.
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10 Feb 2017
ICU Medical Completes Acquisition of Hospira Infusion Systems from Pfizer
ICU Medical, Inc., which develops, manufactures and sells medical devices for infusion therapy, oncology and critical care applications, has completed the acquisition of the Hospira Infusion Systems (HIS) business from Pfizer Inc..
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10 Feb 2017
Advantech and Technolution Bring Video Streaming to Digital OR
Advantech, a provider of medical computing systems for digital healthcare applications, has joined hands with Technolution, which develops high-tech electronics products and systems, to bring the SigmaXG system, a video streaming solution for the digital operating room (OR).
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09 Feb 2017
Siemens Healthineers Commissioned to Provide Lab Services for Turkish Hospitals
Siemens Healthineers has entered into a five-year contract to take over the clinical laboratory service operations for two new hospitals in Turkey. The hospitals in Bilkent, Ankara, and in Mersin are being built and operated as Public Private Partnership (PPP) by DiA Construction, a subsidiary of DiA, for the Turkish Ministry of Health.
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09 Feb 2017
Streck Enters into Distribution Agreement with HiSS Diagnostics
Streck, Inc., which develops and manufactures products for clinical and research laboratories, has entered into a distribution agreement for its molecular and cell stabilization products with HiSS Diagnostics GmbH, a distributor of medical laboratory products.
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09 Feb 2017
Toshiba Medical Systems to Be Named as Canon Medical Systems
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, a medical unit of Toshiba Corp. that provides medical imaging products and solutions, will be named as Canon Medical Systems Corporation. The company will officially introduce the new name around the start of 2018 after the completion of regulatory procedures with pharmaceutical and medical equipment authorities from both the countries.
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09 Feb 2017
GE and ATC Appointed Technology Provider for Kuwait Hospital Program
A partnership between GE Healthcare and Advanced Technology Company (ATC) has been appointed as the key medical technology provider for five new hospitals of Kuwait’s Ministry of Health as part of its strategic healthcare infrastructure modernization plan.
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30 Jan 2017
IBA Molecular Acquires Mallinckrodt Nuclear Imaging
IBA Molecular, a supplier of molecular imaging and other technologies in nuclear medicine, has completed its acquisition of the nuclear imaging business of Mallinckrodt plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, following the receipt of regulatory approvals. The acquisition of Mallinckrodt Nuclear Imaging, announced in August 2016, brings together two nuclear imaging businesses with complementary strengths, manufacturing capabilities, commercial footprints and operational networks.
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30 Jan 2017
Top 6 Trends in Global CT Systems Market
The global medical computed tomography (CT) systems market is valued at USD 4.9 billion for 2016 and should continue to grow about twice as fast as other medical devices, driven by product improvements, growing clinical applications, an aging population with significant diagnostic needs, and rising incidence of chronic disease. These are the latest findings of Kalorama Information, an independent medical market research firm, which has identified the top six trends shaping the global CT systems market.
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26 Jan 2017
Werfen and Instrumentation Laboratory Acquire Accriva Diagnostics
Werfen and its subsidiary Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) have acquired Accriva Diagnostics, which provides in vitro diagnostic (IVD) blood testing at the Point-of-Care (POC).
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24 Jan 2017
Hitachi to Expand Healthcare Businesses in Americas
Hitachi, Ltd. has announced that it will combine Hitachi Aloka Medical America, Inc. into Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. on April 1, 2017, which will then change its name to Hitachi Healthcare America Corporation.
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24 Jan 2017
Ethicon Endo-Surgery Acquires Megadyne Medical Products
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has acquired Megadyne Medical Products, Inc., a privately held medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets electrosurgical tools used in operating rooms.
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24 Jan 2017
Top Ten Medical Device Trends of 2017
Medical device manufacturers will be concerned with several trends in 2017 ranging from mergers, to wearable devices, to the recent election. These are the latest findings of Kalorama Information, an independent medical market research firm, which has identified the top ten medical device trends for 2017.
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19 Jan 2017
Siemens and Biogen to Jointly Develop New MRI Tools
Siemens Healthineers and Biogen will jointly develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications for quantifying key markers of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity and progression.
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17 Jan 2017
PENTAX Medical Acquires C2 Therapeutics
PENTAX Medical, a manufacturer of medical imaging equipment, has acquired medical device company C2 Therapeutics for an undisclosed amount.
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