New products and developments for the hospital, health and aged care sectors.
01 Apr 2013
Nocospray, a complete disinfection technology without any harmful chemicals, being offered by Equipmed, destroys 99.9% of all harmful bacteria, viruses, funguses, moulds and yeasts.
The Royal Adelaide Hospital is the first in Australia to install the Philips AlluraClarity Intervention imaging system, with new ClarityIQ technology, which is said to reduce x-ray radiation doses by up to 73 per cent.
Innovating for greater efficiency and improved performance has seen Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) deploy robotic humanless vehicles through its Royal North Shore Hospital new Acute Services and Community Health Buildings.
10 Oct 2012
Enware Australia has released its ZeoMed cytotoxic body fluid spill kit to protect healthcare workers and carers from spills of body fluids from patients undergoing cytotoxic drugs treatment.
Adelaide-based Ellex will update, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, at Europe’s largest ophthalmic meeting regarding the latest clinical results for its Retinal Rejuvenation Therapy (2RT), which is designed to treat diabetic eye disease and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the developed world.
The Type 2 diabetes treatment Victoza® (liraglutide rys), which is claimed to be “the first once-daily, human glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue” is now available on private prescription in Australia.
Elsevier claims its ClinicalKey, a “world first” online clinical search engine, offers physicians a comprehensive single source clinical search engine to help find medical information.
01 Aug 2012
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is constantly evolving to more effectively enable detection and treatment of an enormous range of ailments and injuries. GE Healthcare’s Richard Hausmann discusses the advancing technology with David Hutchins.
Worldwide it is estimated that 320 million people are legally blind, but approximately 90 per cent of people who are blind see light, which is why Rob Caslick, a Melbourne-based mechanical engineer has designed his LED-based cSigns.
Acute care hospitals must urgently develop better responses for dementia patients that incorporate better diagnosis, more appropriate treatments and improved patient management as well as more aware and capable staff, says one carer.
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