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Dental Science: IISc researchers say tiny bots can help big way in root-canal treatment
“The dentinal tubules are very small, and bacteria reside deep in the tissue. Current techniques are not efficient enough to go all the way inside and kill the bacteria,” said Shanmukh Srinivas, Research Associate at the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc, and co-founder of Theranautilus, in a press statement.
Supply chain woes, input costs push Medtech companies to start making in India
The weakening of the rupee versus the dollar, freight charges that rose by five times from pre-pandemic levels and high import duties have increased the cost of imports for these companies in India, pushing them to evaluate possibilities of shifting a part of manufacturing to the country, industry executives told ET.
Wipro GE Healthcare opens greenfield medical devices factory in Bengaluru under PLI scheme
Spread across 35,000 sq ft, the plant will be manufacturing CT machines, cath lab equipment, ultrasound scanners, patient monitoring solutions, ECG machines and ventilators. It has a workforce of 35 at its shop floor which is expected to increase to 100 in the next two-three years.
MWC 2021: This 'smart cane' can change how the visually impaired walk, shop & eat
The device is the brain-child of Kursat Ceylan, a Turkish inventor, who was born blind.
Wipro GE Healthcare to locally manufacture Versana Ultrasound range
The Versana Ultrasound range is part of Wipro GE Healthcare's affordable product portfolio and will be manufactured at its manufacturing facility in Kadugodi, Bengaluru.
Niti Aayog, health ministry reach consensus on Medical Devices BillSources told ET that the final draft of the Medical Devices (Safety, Effectiveness and Innovation) Bill, 2019, proposes that medical devices should be regulated by a separate division under the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).Niti Aayog proposes separate regulator for medical devicesThe ministry had issued a draft notification saying that all medical devices would come under the category of drugs from December 1 and would be regulated under the Drugs & Cosmetics Act.Lava bags order from GE to make medical devicesThree-year, multi-crore contract is for hand-held ultrasound systems.Smuggled mobile phones ringing in trouble at Tihar JailTotal 330 mobile phones have been recovered in the last one month in Tihar jail.In a breakthrough, now a smartphone-powered low-cost ultrasound scanner has been designedSonograms produced by the device are as sharp as or even more detailed than traditional sonograms.Govt plans regulations for critical medical devices like pacemaker, X-ray machinesGovt plans to set quality standards for implantable medical devices and equipment, including defibrillators, dialysis and X-ray machines as well as PET, CT scan and MRI equipment.Government to strengthen regulation of ultrasound, other imaging equipmentThe move is also expected to ensure that these products follow high quality standards and are easier for the government to track in order to prevent abuse.Price points will decline while mobile capabilities will keep increasing: Mantosh Malhotra, QualcommIn an interview with ET, Mantosh Malhotra spoke about the innovations around Internet of Things and how that presents an opportunity in India.Budget 2016: IT Ministry proposes 10% customs duty on some telecom and medical devices to boost manufacturingMCIT has proposed imposing a 10 per cent basic customs duty on populated printed circuit boards of telecom goods and some medical electronic devices.Pocket-sized ultrasound device for accurate diagnosis of conditions like gallstonesResults from a study demonstrate that the use of a PUD helps to reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.Regulated medical devices critical to patient safetyMedical devices are a $200 billion global industry, involving healthcare equipment ranging from simple thermometers, stethoscopes and tongue depressors.Startups delivering sterling and innovative healthcare productsStartups and small companies, backed by an upcoming research ecosystem, are delivering some sterling innovations. Most of their devices are smaller, cheaper and easier to use, and hence ideal for rural areas.Siemens installs ultrasound system with wireless transducersSiemens installed an ultrasound system with wireless transducers, claimed to be the first in the country, in the 350-bedded K G hospital.New hand-held device to catch early signs of eye diseaseMIT researchers have developed a new hand-held device that scans a patient's entire retina in seconds to detect a host of retinal diseases.GE Healthcare to make India hub for low-cost devices; products will be up to 40% cheaperProducts will be up to 40% cheaper and will address 10-15% of global healthcare equipment market.Hands-free ultrasound plus tPA safe for ischemic stroke: StudyA hands-free ultrasound device combined with clot buster is safe for ischemic stroke patients, as it could help open up more arteries.Startups making medical devices to boost demand in Tier-1 & Tier-2 citiesMetros and Tier-1 cities contribute to about 50% of the total market, with the rest of India making up the rest.STMicroelectronics sees huge potential in India's medical devices market: Vivek SharmaIn an interview with ET, Sharma talked about why the changes are important for India and how the firm is moving into this nascent-but-growing market.Ultrasound is Stethoscope of future: Thomas GentileBehemoth GE’s global head of medical technology Thomas Gentile speaks of the opportunities for healthcare systems & technologies.How technology helping the elderly is turning into a big business opportunityET inspects three ways in which technology is helping the elderly lead healthier and independent lives and how it's also turning into a big business opportunity.GE launches 2 advanced cardiac care solutionsGE MAC 600 ECG and GE VIVID P3 ultrasound system reinforces GE's "healthymagination" commitment to provide better healthcare for more people.Indian telemedicine moves on to version 2.0Bangalore-based start-up builds the world’s first software application that streams live medical images onto mobile devices of specialists.Load More
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