Medical Devices

SRL Diagnostics and DSEU collaborate to upskill industry personnel in medical laboratory technology

SRL Diagnostics and DSEU collaborate to upskill industry personnel in medical laboratory technology

Oct 14, 2021

SRL will also be on the Board of Studies to review the program periodically and update it to bring it in line with the industry requirements.

Alcon launches presbyopia correcting lens implant for patients undergoing cataract surgery

Alcon launches presbyopia correcting lens implant for patients undergoing cataract surgery

Oct 14, 2021

Approved by the Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), Vivity is the first and only non-diffractive presbyopia-correcting intraocular lens (IOL) with minimum visual disturbance profile.

HealthCube’s pitch for portable & precise diagnostics with its “point of care” solutions

HealthCube’s pitch for portable & precise diagnostics with its “point of care” solutions

Oct 13, 2021

Connect with a doctor was always needed and remains inevitable but then speed in diagnostics is getting increasingly critical, remote access in healthcare a necessity, proliferation of medical devices a new norm.

Industry experts differ on domestic medical device cos requiring indigenous certifications for product safety 

Industry experts differ on domestic medical device cos requiring indigenous certifications for product safety 

Oct 11, 2021

Currently, 23 categories of medical devices are regulated which cover around 400 medical devices amongst the 5, 000 odd unregulated medical devices in the country which poses an alarming risk to patients in the country.

Indian syringe makers get reprieve from government embargo on exports

Indian syringe makers get reprieve from government embargo on exports

Oct 11, 2021

India is currently producing more vaccines than production of auto disable syringes which is the preferred choice for Covid vaccination.

West expands its NovaGuard SA Pro Safety System offerings in India with  launch of 0.5mL standard syringe device

West expands its NovaGuard SA Pro Safety System offerings in India with  launch of 0.5mL standard syringe device

Oct 08, 2021

With the introduction of the 0.5mL version, West’s award-winning NovaGuard SA Pro safety system is now available for ISO 0.5mL standard and 1mL long glass staked needle syringes.

What is holding back India-made medical devices?

What is holding back India-made medical devices?

Oct 06, 2021

From a bulb in an operation theatre to a high-end biochemistry analyzer (used in tests for cholesterol, blood sugar for example) by a pathological laboratory, the dependence is largely on imported devices.

AISNMA urges Government not to restrict export of non-covid size syringes

AISNMA urges Government not to restrict export of non-covid size syringes

Oct 08, 2021

COVID-19 crisis has shown that the Indian Syringe manufacturers sector can rise to the challenge.

New Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical Devices Bill should be aligned with MD Rules 2017 for effective regulation: Experts

New Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical Devices Bill should be aligned with MD Rules 2017 for effective regulation: Experts

Oct 05, 2021

The harmonized regulations also enable Indian manufacturers to get greater acceptability of their products in global markets.

NPPA permits cos to increase retail price of trade margin rationalised medical devices as GST concession ends

NPPA permits cos to increase retail price of trade margin rationalised medical devices as GST concession ends

Oct 04, 2021

NPPA, through an order in June 3, 2021, had fixed the retail price of oxygen concentrators with a trade margin not exceeding 70 per cent, in view of the extraordinary circumstances.

HMD supplies 471.35 million syringes to government to help vaccinate 642.5 million people by September

HMD supplies 471.35 million syringes to government to help vaccinate 642.5 million people by September

Oct 04, 2021

HMD is in a position and well equipped to export non-covid syringes mainly for children for Yellow Fever or Measles, Hepatitis B, Pentavalent or BCG.

O-arm technology during knee surgery is capable of generating three-dimensional X-ray images: Dr Parag Sancheti

O-arm technology during knee surgery is capable of generating three-dimensional X-ray images: Dr Parag Sancheti

Oct 01, 2021

Knee procedures are very common in India, with osteoarthritis serving as the primary indication which causes pain, deformity and difficulty bending knee.

Thermo Fisher to make new nucleic acid testing kits in India, physicians see applications beyond Covid-19

Thermo Fisher to make new nucleic acid testing kits in India, physicians see applications beyond Covid-19

Sep 30, 2021

Thermo Fisher Scientific said the kits, which can process up to 96 samples in half an hour, would enable faster and more consistent viral DNA and RNA extraction.

Experts recommend efficient use of technology in heartcare to help in enhancing patient safety and treatment

Experts recommend efficient use of technology in heartcare to help in enhancing patient safety and treatment

Sep 28, 2021

Cardiovascular diseases are one of the fastest growing non-communicable diseases. It accounts for nearly half of all NCD deaths making it number one killer globally.

MedTech industry recommends MDTAG representation in Centre’s Committee to frame new drugs, medical devices act

MedTech industry recommends MDTAG representation in Centre’s Committee to frame new drugs, medical devices act

Sep 28, 2021

Industry experts have advocated that there is also a need to take NITI Aayog bill forward to regulate devices separately from drugs.

Increasing trend of youngsters contracting cardiovascular diseases

Increasing trend of youngsters contracting cardiovascular diseases

Sep 28, 2021

Cardiologists across the country are finding increasing number of cases of heart diseases in the young population.

Medtronic and Apollo Hospitals announce first clinical procedure in APAC with Hugo robotic assisted surgery

Medtronic and Apollo Hospitals announce first clinical procedure in APAC with Hugo robotic assisted surgery

Sep 28, 2021

The Medtronic Hugo RAS system is commercially available in certain geographies. Regulatory requirements of individual countries and regions will determine approval, clearance, or market availability.

Indian-American led research team finds portable MRI devices can provide life-saving information

Indian-American led research team finds portable MRI devices can provide life-saving information

Sep 28, 2021

Since 2013, Sheth has served as the founding chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology and chief of Clinical Research for the Department of Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine.

Intelligent ventilators crucial last mile technology in saving patient lives: Devang Lakhia, Hamilton Medical

Intelligent ventilators crucial last mile technology in saving patient lives: Devang Lakhia, Hamilton Medical

Sep 28, 2021

‘Covid-19 revealed gaps in healthcare infrastructure across the world and not just India alone. However, India, despite its limited infrastructure and large population, saw doctors and healthcare workers put up a brave fight. ‘

What is ECMO and how it saved many young lives during Covid-19’s second wave? Dr Rajesh Mohan Shetty explains

What is ECMO and how it saved many young lives during Covid-19’s second wave? Dr Rajesh Mohan Shetty explains

Sep 28, 2021

‘ECMO will be a saviour for at least some of those patients who are suitable for this treatment option. Hopefully the 3rd wave will not come.’