Tag: Ob/Gyn

Self-Administered Long-Lasting Contraceptive Patch

  Long lasting female contraceptives typically require trained professionals to perform injections and to implant devices, something that’s not always available in low-resource settings. Researchers at Georgia Tech and University of Michigan have created a microneedle patch that can deliver a long lasting contraceptive by simply being pr (Read more...)

Philips Shows Off Its Latest Health Tech at CES 2019

Philips is a storied name in the medical device industry, manufacturing some of the more advanced imaging systems, diagnostic monitors, defibrillators, and other products. Those of us old enough also associate Philips with consumer electronics and may know that Philips developed the cassette tape and worked with Sony on creating the compact disk (C (Read more...)

Attain Incontinence Control Device at CES 2019

Incontinence, be it urinary or fecal, is not fun and products to treat it is not something that excites the average consumer. Yet, InControl Medical was at CES 2019 showing off its Attain device, a product for managing urinary and/or fecal incontinence in both men and women. The Brookfield, Wisconsin firm claims that the Attain […]

Cynosure TempSure RF Platform Now Available for Aesthetic Procedures in Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Gynecology

Hologic announced that its Cynosure division is releasing the recently FDA-cleared TempSure RF platform for surgical and non-surgical aesthetic applications. The device provides 300 watts of energy at 4 MHz, allowing for precise work in creating fine incisions in delicate tissues such as eyelids, ears, and even labia! Hologic believes its device ca (Read more...)

Hologic Unveils Multi-Purpose Omni Hysteroscope

Hologic is releasing in the U.S. its new Omni three-in-one hysteroscope, a device that gives physicians an option of three different sheaths on the same system. Using the Omni, one is not required to switch between diagnostic and operatives scopes, as it can serve different functions thanks to the three available sheaths. The product won […]

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EZbra Breast Dressing to Make Post-Op Recovery Easier, Safer

EZbra Advanced Wound Care, a firm based in Tel Aviv, Israel, is releasing in the U.S. its innovative breast dressing for recovery following procedures such as biopsies, lumpectomies, reconstructions, and placement of implants. The company hopes that its EZbra all-in-one device will become a standard of care, as currently there is no universally acc (Read more...)

Point-of-Care BRCA1 Mutation Testing in 20 Minutes

BReast CAncer gene one (BRCA1) is one of the best-known genes linked to breast cancer risk. Unfortunately, the technology to spot the gene requires a lab and expertise at interpretation. Researchers at Louisiana State University have now developed a smartphone-based system called FLuoroZen that can test for the cancer-related BRCA1 mutation at the (Read more...)

Barco’s New 27″ 4K Surgical Monitor

Barco is releasing a new 4K surgical monitor that’s designed to give clinicians a high fidelity live image during interventional procedures. The Barco MDSC-8427 has a 27” screen, providing a new, larger size over common 24″ and 26″ monitors. The display features the company’s smart image processing technology (Read more...)

GE Healthcare fetalHQ Automatic Fetal Heart Assessment Tool

About the size of a grape, a baby’s heart at five months of gestation is very difficult to image using ultrasound. Moreover, because it beats considerably faster than adult hearts, recognizing its size and shape with one’s eyes can be even more of a challenge. GE Healthcare is now addressing this issue with its fetalHQ software [&h (Read more...)